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Saturday’s College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks: How Pros Are Playing UConn-Villanova, Illinois-Indiana & More

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  • Saturday's college basketball slate is an absolutely loaded one with 148 lined games and plenty of top-25 teams in action.
  • And bettors looking for action don't have to wait long as a handful of Saturday's 12 p.m. ET college basketball tips are popping with value.
  • Using our college basketball picks and predictions, we detail the five early games that pros are betting, including UConn vs. Villanova and Illinois vs. Indiana.

What a loaded Saturday slate of college basketball.

Today’s schedule includes 148 lined games with plenty of top-25 teams in action as well, including No. 17 UConn vs. No. 12 Villanova, No. 20 Iowa State vs. No. 23 Texas, No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 10 Kansas, No. 19 USC vs. No. 7 Arizona and No. 9 Duke vs. UNC.

Whew.

And bettors don’t have to wait long for value as five (!) of Saturday’s 12 p.m. ET matchups have already taken an influx of market-moving action from respected bettors.

Let’s dive right into Saturday’s early college basketball games that sharps are already betting.

College Basketball Picks & Predictions for Saturday

*Odds and betting data as of Saturday morning

Illinois vs. Indiana Pick

12 p.m. ET | ESPN

Let’s just go ahead and say that the wiseguys are aligned on this matchup.