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College Basketball Saturday Picks, Predictions: Big Value on LSU-South Carolina Spread, Plus 2 More Sharp Bets

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When all five PRO signals support the same betting spread on a college basketball game, you know it’s going to be an interesting day.

LSU-South Carolina is the top matchup in our database today, attracting the attention of sharps, big money, top experts and more.

Also in the afternoon window is another matchup out of the SEC between Auburn and Florida. Wiseguys — and a top-rated system — are all over this one, too.

Plus, we’ll throw in a bonus play out of the small schools, where our numbers see the wrong team favored.

Let’s have a day, folks.

College Basketball Saturday Picks

*Odds and betting data as of Saturday afternoon

LSU vs. South Carolina Pick

3:30 p.m. ET | SEC Network

We have five tools in our PRO Report: Sharp Action, Big Money, PRO Systems, Model Projections and Top Experts.

Again, this isn’t some sort of drill: All five lit up Saturday morning, supporting the same side in this SEC showdown: The South Carolina Gamecocks +4.5.

It’s shaping up to be a clear-cut Pros vs. Joes matchup: More than 75% of the tickets are on LSU, but 80% of the overall money’s on the home ‘dog at the time of writing.

Top experts are taking South Carolina, and so should you; after all, we make the spread just 2.5 — good for roughly a 5% edge on the Gamecocks.

PRO Pick: South Carolina +4.5

Auburn vs. Florida Pick

2 p.m. ET | ESPN

Three of our five tools like Florida +4.5.

Not only are both sharps and our top experts playing the home underdogs, the Gators fit our Fade the Public in Big Conferences PRO System, which has cashed at a 57% lifetime rate.

PRO Pick: Florida +4.5 

New Hampshire vs. Albany

4 p.m. ET

New Hampshire +1 is the top play in Saturday’s PRO Projections.

When we run numbers, we suggest bettors take at least a 3.5% edge (or Grade of B) if making a play solely on projections.

Our spread is New Hampshire -3.5, good for a 9.5% edge and A-rated play on the road side.

PRO Pick: New Hampshire +1

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