Michigan Vs Louisville Line & Betting Advice

Saturday College Basketball Week 16 Parlay Picks

For my week 16 Saturday college basketball parlay picks this week, I’m keying in on key matchups in the Big 12, and he ACC. The first game has No. 3 Oklahoma taking on No. 25 Texas. In the second game of my 3-Team Parlay, North Carolina battles Virginia in what could be a fight for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The final game has No. 11 Louisville battling No. 12 Miami-Florida.

Week 16 College Basketball 2-Team Parlay Pick

  • No. 25 Texas over No. 3 Oklahoma 
  • No. 3 Virginia over No. 7 North Carolina

No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 25 Texas
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2:00 pm ET

Analysis: Texas figures to get a favorable spread in which to work with as a home dog in this Saturday matchup. The Longhorns were desperately close to upsetting Oklahoma in a 60 to 63 loss on Feb. 8. In that game, Texas allowed Sooners Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins to score 27 and 17 respectively.

Instead of trying to stop those two terrific players, Coach Shaka Smart instructed his team to stop everybody else on Oklahoma’s team. It almost worked. Expect Smart to employ the same tactics in this game because outside of Hield and Cousins, Oklahoma has trouble scoring. If Texas can lock down on the defensive end, they can upset Oklahoma straight up in this.  

Pick: Texas

No. 7 North Carolina at No. 3 Virginia
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 pm ET

Analysis: This is the game that the Cavaliers have to win. Losing by 3 points in a 64 to 61 game versus Miami on the road this past Tuesday night wasn’t all that bad. The Selection Committee will forgive Virginia for that loss. The game against North Carolina at home on Saturday is the one that the Selection Committee will be watching. Last season, North Carolina defeated Virginia 71 to 67. In that game J.P. Tokoto provided 6 boards and 5 assists to the effort. Tokoto no longer plays for the Tar Heels.

Malcolm Brogdon, who scored 25 points in that game, and Anthony Gill and London Parrentes who both had 12 points each in that game, still play for the Virginia Cavaliers. Virginia should have no trouble beating North Carolina and covering the spread in this matchup on Feb. 27.

Pick: Virginia

Week 16 College Basketball 3-Team Parlay Pick

  • No. 25 Texas over No. 3 Oklahoma 
  • No. 3 Virginia over No. 7 North Carolina
  • No. 12 Miami-Florida over No. 11 Louisville

No. 11 Louisville at No. 12 Miami-Florida
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 4:40 pm ET

Analysis: The Louisville Cardinals are playing awfully well for a team that is banned from post-season play. The Cardinals beat both Syracuse and Duke last week. That’s not easy to do. But Louisville played the Orange and the Blue Devils at home in both of those games.

As of Feb. 23, Louisville’s road record ATS is 1 and 7. That shouldn’t give any college hoops handicappers looking to back the Cardinals against Miami-Florida on Saturday any hope. Miami-Florida has an excellent 10-3-1 ATS record at home. They should easily beat Louisville and cover the spread on Saturday.

Pick: Miami-Florida