NCAA Hoops Expert Picks Feb 27-March 5

NCAA Hoops Expert Picks Feb 27-March 5

NCAA Hoops Expert Picks Feb 27-March 5

I have a trio of college hoops picks this week and they all tip-off on Saturday, March 4th. Let’s get started.

Can Louisville take a step closer to a 2 or maybe even a 1 seed when they host Notre Dame in Louisville on March 4? How is Arizona going to do against rival Arizona State on the road this Saturday? Then, on Saturday night is the best rivalry in college hoops, Duke versus North Carolina. Will North Carolina exact revenge on the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill? Keep reading to find out!

NCAA Basketball Expert Picks Feb 27th – March 5th

#21 Notre Dame at #7 Louisville
When:  Saturday, March 4 at 2:00 pm ET
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
TV: CBS

Analysis: The Notre Dame Irish turned around a 4-game losing streak by winning their last 5. But, the Irish haven’t beaten any great teams during the 5-game winning streak. Notre Dame doesn’t play a tough team on March 1 either in Boston College.

Louisville could be a shock to the Irish. Then again, Notre Dame beat Louisville 77 to 70 on Jan. 4 this year. Is Notre Dame going to pose a threat to the Cardinals? One of the Top 10 ranked teams in the nation?

I don’t think so. The Cardinals weren’t nearly as tough on Jan. 7 as they are now. Louisville has a great shot of blowing out Notre Dame on March 4. I’m all over the Cardinals in this match up.

NCAA Hoops Expert Pick: Louisville

#4 Arizona at Arizona State
When:  Saturday, March 4 at 4:00 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, AZ
TV: CBS

Analysis: Arizona’s toughness was on display this past Saturday. Although the Wildcats lost 72 to 77 to the UCLA Bruins, Arizona cut UCLA’s double-digit lead, and had a shot to tie with around 12 seconds left in the game.

Arizona dominated ASU 91 to 75 on Jan. 12. Since that game, the Wildcats have gone 10 and 2 straight up. ASU has gone 5 and 7 straight up in their last 12. Not that any of that matters. ASU could play its best game of the season. Arizona should still beat them by over 10 points.

I like Arizona to dominate the Sun Devils this Saturday.

NCAA Hoops Expert Pick: Arizona

#10 Duke at #8 North Carolina
When:  Saturday, March 4 at 8:15 pm ET
Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
TV: ESPN

Analysis: Just when you thought the Blue Devils had turned things around by winning 7 in a row, they end up losing to Syracuse and Miami-Florida. Duke has now lost 4 out of their last 7 games on the road.

Duke beat North Carolina 86 to 78 on Feb. 9. It’s going to be tough for Duke to beat North Carolina again. The Tar Heels have run off 4 straight wins since the loss to the Blue Devils. Two of the wins were versus ACC power house squads Virginia, 65 to 41, and Louisville 74 to 63.

The Tar Heels have their sights on the top seed in the Southeast Region. They’ll pad their resume for that top seed with a big win over Duke.

NCAA Hoops Expert Pick: North Carolina