College Basketball Betting Picks: Our Staff’s 6 Favorite Plays for Saturday

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With 135 games on the Saturday college basketball card, you may need some help navigating it.

So our experts have dissected it all and given out their favorite play of the day, starting with Iowa State and Texas at 2 p.m. ET.

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Ken Barkley: Iowa State PK at Texas

2 p.m. ET, ESPN2

This may seem like a trap, but really Texas is just all over the map from a profile standpoint, and that’s what is creating a supposedly fishy line. Kerwin Roach isn’t returning to play in this game, and Dylan Osetkowski is questionable with the flu. Despite neither one playing against Baylor, they took the Bears to overtime at their place, which is probably what’s creating this number.

As scrappy as the Longhorns are, and as much as they “need” the game from an NCAA Tournament standpoint, Iowa State is just significantly better and has played very well on the road in conference play with wins at Lubbock and at Manhattan and a close loss at the Phog. Austin is a picnic compared to those places. Handicapping motivation is not possible, so don’t get too wrangled by Texas’ spot. I’ll take Iowa State in a game where the Cyclones should probably be a small favorite.

Stuckey: Denver +5 vs. Nebraska Omaha

3 p.m. ET

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