Pick: Eastern Tennessee State (+6) vs. Wofford
Reasoning: After Murray State punched their ticket as the first team into the big dance yesterday, many more will look to do the same today. Eastern Tennessee State vs. Wofford, both teams you may not have heard of, out of the Southern Conference. Both of these teams play a hard nosed brand of basketball, and is very fun to watch. Today, I expect the ETSU Buccaneers to pull off the upset to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Wofford is a very well balanced basketball team, and currently ranked #22 in the country. However, it is extremely difficult to beat the same team three times in one season. That is the task The Terriers face today. The Buccaneers have many scoring options due to a very deep bench, a team that can have a variety of players beat you. Expect Tray Boyd III to lead the way in the upset. If the gritty Eastern Tennessee State squad can’t pull off the upset, look for them to at least cover (+6.
Pick: Raptors (-1) @ Heat
Reasoning: Toronto got back on track Friday night with a big win over New Orleans. Today, I expect the Raptors to start a little win streak as they visit Miami. Backed by the play of Kyle Lowry, who has upped his game ever since backup point guard Fred VanVleet went down with a wrist injury. This is the start of a five game home stand for The Heat. Miami is desperate for wins as they are trying to find a way into the playoffs. Although I do think they string together some wins during this home stretch, tonight is not one of those wins. Expect the star power of The Raptors to overwhelm Miami in this one.