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Saturday’s College Basketball Picks: Sharp Betting Predictions for Illinois-Michigan State, Xavier-UConn, More

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  • Saturday's college basketball slate is loaded with 144 lined games, including a slew of interesting matchups tipping at 12 p.m. ET.
  • These include Illinois vs. Michigan State and TCU vs. Baylor, which are also doubling as sharp betting picks as well.
  • In addition, our college basketball betting predictions have also identified as Xavier vs. UConn and Boston College as smart bets on Saturday afternoon.

With football and the NBA out of the way, it’s college basketball’s time to shine on Saturday.

Sure, the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Content will take place on Saturday, but the All-Star Saturday Night festivities won’t get underway until 8 p.m. ET, giving college basketball most of the sports spotlight today.

Saturday’s college hoops slate includes 144 lined games, including No. 12 Illinois vs. No. 19 Michigan State, No. 11 Texas vs. No. 20 Texas Tech, No. 25 Alabama vs. No. 4 Kentucky and No. 16 Tennessee vs. No. 23 Arkansas.

So if you’re looking for a little college basketball action early on Saturday, let’s take a quick look at the smartest noon ET bets for today’s slate.

College Basketball Picks for Saturday

*Odds and data as of Saturday morning

Illinois vs. Michigan State Pick

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