Today, I’ll take an in-depth look at the following three pivotal matchups in the Big East, SEC and Mountain West.

  • Xavier at Butler (-3.5)
  • Tennessee at Kentucky (-2)
  • San Diego State at Fresno State (-2.5)

Follow me on Twitter @jorcubsdan for in-game notes, injury updates, and second-half predictions. I pull all lines from 5Dimes at the time of writing.


Xavier @ Butler (-3.5)

6:30 pm Eastern

Both teams arrive at historical Hinkle Fieldhouse on a roll, with the Muskies and Bulldogs having won six and four straight, respectively. After this past weekend, Xavier has actually moved up to the No. 1 seed line in many bracket projections. That said, these two teams have recently feasted on the bottom half of the league. X hasn’t looked particularly impressive in the process, as they needed Trevon Bluiett heroics just to get past Georgetown on Saturday.

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