Pick: UCF (+2) @ Temple
Reasoning: In what looks like Fran Dunphy’s final home game in Philadelphia, The Temple Owls will look to add a statement win to their resume. Although today, a streaking Central Florida team comes to town led by senior guard BJ Taylor. Central Florida is currently ranked #25, and do have a tough task on their hands today, as they face a team desperate for an NCAA tournament bid. However, due to the strong play as of late for the Knights, I am taking them with the points in this one. Expect Temple to come out jitterish due to the emotions of senior night and their coach’s last game. Watch for Tacko Fall and Collin Smith to have big days in the paint on the way to a UCF win.
Pick: North Carolina ML (-180) vs. Duke
Reasoning: The Duke Blue Devils have struggled mightily ever since Zion Williamson went down last month. Tonight, they face what will be their toughest road game all year. I expect North Carolina to get the win once again over Duke. The Devils have failed to shoot the three pointer well as of late, while The Tar Heels are pouring in threes of their own. Expect the home court advantage and the three point shooting for North Carolina to be the difference maker in this one. Take the Heels (-180) this Saturday evening.