College basketball picks, schedule: Duke vs Miami predictions and more Saturday’s Top 25 Gameplay

The college basketball roster on Saturday should be action-packed with as much action as possible throughout the day. With 14 seeded teams playing on the road, most of whom are either tight favorites or an underdog team, we could be in for a raucous day in sports that could turn things around again after just one week of Saturday’s slate saw 11 seeded teams fumble – the most in a single day Since 2011.

In the ACC, No. 10 Virginia and No. 17 Miami are on the road at Wake Forest and Duke, respectively. In the Big 12, No. 7 Texas paints a tough road at West Virginia, while No. 12 Iowa State and No. 21 Baylor travel to Sooner State to take on Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, respectively. In the SEC, No. 4 Alabama at Missouri, No. 9 Tennessee heads to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to take on LSU, while No. 16 Auburn draws a talented team from South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena.

Chaos reigns, so prepare yourselves accordingly.

Below, our experts have picks and predictions for today’s biggest games in what looks to be one of the best indie lists of the season so far.

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No. 17 Miami at Duke

Featured game | Duke Blue Devils vs Miami (Florida) Hurricanes

12 m | ESPN, fuboTV (try for free) – Inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and losing to Clemson a week ago to prepare, Duke looks like chalk playing here as a tight favorite to defend their home court advantage. But few of us, myself included, like Miami that’s in this place to pull a straight W. With Jeremy Roach back but suffering an injury after missing several weeks, the Blue Devils’ backcourt may still be a sore spot, and Miami’s guard play, among the best in the ACC, is well positioned to take advantage. Prediction: Miami +5.5 – Boone

Featured game | Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs

1 m | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free) – These teams split their series last season, and TCU nearly got their first-ever win at Kansas before the Jayhawks were held up late defensively in a close game. The Horned Frogs are a veteran band who won’t be intimidated by the rowdy atmosphere inside Allen Fieldhouse. They already have one win in the Big 12 at Baylor Road and will think they can get another win. The Jayhawks are a better bet to win outright because of how dominant they are at home, but it would be a surprise if TCU folded so easily in this Top-15 battle. Prediction: TCU +7.5 – David Cobb

Featured game | Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins

2 m | ABC, fuboTV (try for free) – This has a chance of being the best match on the list on Saturday. UCLA, winning its 14th straight behind a top-five defense, heads to the desert to take on an Arizona team that, when right, has arguably the most explosive offense in the sport. Zona has looked deadly on points this season, even at home, so I’m riding with the road team as the Bruins look to stay hot. Prediction: UCLA -1 – Boone

No. 7 Texas at West Virginia

Featured game | West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns

6 pm | ESPN, fuboTV (try for free) – West Virginia’s team is stingy to play in Morgantown, West Virginia, but that streak looks out of whack. Texas has more talent, a better roster overall and a bunch of work to outshine WVU, which outside of a win over TCU this week has lost five of its last six. Texas +1.5

No. 4 Alabama at Missouri

Featured game | Missouri Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide

6 pm | SEC Network, fuboTV (try for free) – The best surprise pick of the week is here. Bama have won 16-2 and have won 11 of 12 while Mizzou have recently fallen to three losses in their last five matches after starting 12-1. The Tigers, out of Kansas, blew them home earlier this season, nailed home runs. Would love for them to give Bama a big push on this place. Missouri +6 – Boone

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