Pick: Cincinatti (-4) vs. Iowa
Reasoning: With one of the most dangerous scorers in the nation on the roster in Cincinnati, it would be impossible for me to pick against them today. Jarron Cumberland is playing his best basketball of the year, putting his team on his back. Iowa is struggling, losing six of their last eight. Things do not get easier for them today, as The Bearcats will look to stay hot after winning the American Conference Tournament. Take Cincinnati, as The Hawkeyes will be outmatched in a low scoring battle.
Pick: Iowa State (-5) vs. Ohio State
Reasoning: Like my first play of the day, I am backing another flaming hot team in the Iowa State Cyclones, coming off of their BIG12 Tournament win. Ohio State has lost five of their last seven, and simply do not have the playmakers to keep up in this one. Expect Iowa State to keep dancing into the round of 32, and covering (-5).