We’re coming off a very hot day. 4-0 on posted picks and 5-0 for me personally. Hopefully we can keep it going today. The Big Ten tournament treated me very well yesterday, so that’s where were going for today’s picks. Again, I’m going to follow the money and make some educated picks.
Picks are for entertainment purposes only. Do not place wagers unless you are of age and gambling is legal in your jurisdiction.
Nebraska +5 vs Michigan
Nebraska is 22-7 against the spread in games with a spread this season. They have been one of the most profitable teams to bet on. Nebraska has been playing pretty well, with the exception of a bad loss to Illinois. They have to play Michigan well to keep their tournament hopes alive and may even have to win to get off the bubble and secure a spot to go dancing. The big men of Michigan played well yesterday, so that will be a challenge for Isaac Copeland to overcome, but I think if Isaiah Roby has a good game coming off the bench, the Skers should be able to take this game.
Nebraska 74 Michigan 71
Penn State vs Ohio State -4.5
Keita Bates-Diop, one of the best players in the country, is not going to let his team lose to Penn State three times in the same season. Ohio State was blown out by 23 and lost by 3 to Penn State this season. This has revenge game written all over it and I think Ohio State is going to come out and put a beat down on the Nittany Lions. No one wants to get swept by one team during the season, but Ohio State will surely have to play better this time around to get a W. The Buckeyes have struggled a little down the stretch, losing 2 out of their last 4. One of those wins came in double OT against Indiana, a team they should have beaten in regulation. None of these players want to end the Big Ten tournament on a loss and the revenge aspect will only motivate them more to blow the doors off of Penn State later today.
Ohio State 84 Penn State 68