Pick: Duke ML (-180) vs. North Carolina
Reasoning: The Blue Devils and The Tar Heels, what some call the best rivalry in all of sports. As fans, we are blessed to be able to see this matchup three times in one season. Especially tonight, when Zion Williamson will look to play his first complete game against North Carolina. As far as betting on this game goes, take Duke on the money line. The Tar Heels are (2-0) against Duke this season, although in both of these games, Zion Williamson was sidelined. Coach K hasn’t lost to a team three times in one season since the 1980’s. Expect The Blue Devils to get revenge tonight in a back and forth ACC matchup.
Pick: Iowa State (-2) vs. Kansas State
Reasoning: The Cyclones have won three of the last five BIG12 tournaments. Tonight, they take on a Kansas State team without their best player in Dean Wade. I do not anticipate The Wildcats to have enough offensive production to be able to advance in this tournament without Dean Wade. Expect the athleticism of The Cyclones to beat a good defensive team in K-State. Behind Marial Shayock and Lindell Wigginton’s scoring, Iowa State will move on to the finals of the BIG12 tournament once again.