College Basketball Picks Week 6 – Gonzaga vs North Carolina and Much More

Note: I’ve decided to use the KenPom Top 25 just because I find it much more accurate than the AP, plus, its updated daily

These picks will be updated every day.

Monday, 12/10

No featured games for today

Tuesday, 12/11

#16Villanova (8-2) @ Pennsylvania (8-2) – 7 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Villanova

Wednesday, 12/12

Lipscomb (7-2) @ Louisville (6-3) – 7 PM ET, ESPN3

Prediction: Louisville

LSU (7-2) @ Houston (8-0) – 9 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Houston

San Diego (8-2) @ Oregon (5-3) – 10 PM ET, Pac-12 Network

Prediction: Oregon

Thursday, 12/13

No featured games for today

Friday, 12/14

No featured games for today

Saturday, 12/15

#6Gonzaga (9-1) @ #7North Carolina (7-2) – 7 PM ET, ESPN2

One of the final few blockbuster matchups of nonconference play will come Saturday night in a rematch of the 2017 National Championship. Gonzaga travels to the Dean to talk on a UNC team that has fallen a little short of expectations so far, coming in 3rd place at the Las Vegas Invitational over Thanksgiving, and dropping a road game against Michigan by 17, although that one is a little more understandable given that the Wolverines rank 2nd in my weekly power rankings on twitter (@crazysportdude). This will start a tough stretch for the Tar Heels as they will take on four top 100 teams in a row before jumping into ACC play. Gonzaga, on the other hand, has been one of the most inconsistent teams I’ve seen this year, even before the loss to Tennessee, I had them 5th in my power rankings. On the one hand, they dominated Duke for 30 minutes, but on the other, they were down double digits to Creighton on the road, needed a buzzer beater to beat Washington, and had a game with #104 Illinois go to the final minutes in Maui. I’d probably pick them on a neutral, but the Bulldogs are just way too inconsistent for me to have confidence that they will go to Chapel Hill and walk away with a victory. Give me North Carolina in a high scoring, close game.

Prediction: North Carolina

#20Villanova (8-3) @ #2Kansas (8-0) – 12 PM ET, ESPN

Prediction: Kasnsas

Old Dominion (7-3) @ #18Syracuse (7-2) – 12 PM ET, ESPN3

Prediction: Syracuse

Nortre Dame (6-3) vs #14Purdue (6-4) in Indianapolis, IN – 1:30 PM ET, CBS

Prediction: Notre Dame

Rutgers (5-4) vs Seton Hall (6-3) in Newark, NJ – 2 PM ET, FS1

Prediction: Seton Hall

NC State (8-1) vs Penn State (5-4) in Atlantic City, NJ – 2 PM ET, ESPNU

Prediction: NC State

Butler (7-2) vs #25Indiana (8-2) in Indianapolis, IN – 3:45 PM ET, CBS

Prediction: Butler

Belmont (7-1) @ UCLA (7-2) – 5 PM ET, Pac-12 Network

Prediction: UCLA

Arizona State (7-1) @ Georgia (5-3) – 6 PM ET, SEC Network

Prediction: Arizona State

#11Virginia Tech (8-1) vs Washington (7-3) in Atlantic City, NJ – 7 PM ET, ESPNU

Prediction: Virginia Tech

Cincinnati (9-1) @ #22Mississippi State (8-1) – 8:30 PM ET, SEC Network

Prediction: Mississippi State

South Dakota State (9-3) @ #5Nevada (10-0) – 9 PM ET, ESPN3

Prediction: Nevada

USC (5-4) vs Oklahoma (8-1) in Tulsa, OK – 9 PM ET, ESPNU

Prediction: Oklahoma

Baylor (5-3) @ Arizona (7-3) – 11 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Arizona

LSU (7-3) vs Saint Mary’s (7-4) in Las Vegas, NV – 11 PM ET, ESPNU

Prediction: LSU

Sunday, 12/16

Rhode Island (4-3) vs West Virginia (6-3) in Uncasville, CT – 1 PM ET, CBSSN

Prediction: West Virginia

#19Nebraska (8-2) vs Oklahoma State (4-5) in Sioux Falls, SD – 7 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Nebraska

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