Big Ten College Basketball Predictions & Picks Today – March 18

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 17, 2023

The Saturday postseason college basketball schedule includes four games featuring a Big Ten team on the court. Among those contests is the Northwestern Wildcats taking on the UCLA Bruins. Here are our recomendations for the best bets on action throughout the conference.

Scroll down to find the best spread, total, and moneyline bets in the Big Ten based on our computer projections and make your bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Spread Pick: UCLA (-7.5) vs Northwestern

Both DraftKings and the model expect UCLA to walk away with the win, but the model spread (9.8) is 2.3 points further in their direction.

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ATS Record Favorite ATS Record Underdog ATS Record Home ATS Record Away ATS Record Conference ATS Record
UCLA 20-13-2 19-10-2 1-3-0 11-6-0 5-4-2 12-9-2
Northwestern 19-12-0 9-8-0 10-4-0 9-8-0 7-3-0 12-7-0

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Total Pick: Northwestern vs UCLA Over (126.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (132.4 points) higher than the DraftKings over/under (126.5 points).

O-U-P Home O-U-P Away O-U-P Conference O-U-P
UCLA 16-18-0 8-9-0 4-6-0 8-14-0
Northwestern 12-19-0 4-13-0 6-4-0 9-10-0

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Moneyline Pick: Vanderbilt (-150) vs Michigan (+130)

Score Prediction: Vanderbilt 73, Michigan 71

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ML Fave. Record ML Und. Record Home ML Fave. Record Home ML Und. Record Away ML Fave. Record Away ML Und. Record Conf. ML Fave. Record Conf. ML Und. Record
Vanderbilt 12-3 9-11 9-2 4-3 1-1 4-5 5-1 8-7
Michigan 14-2 1-12 11-1 0-2 1-0 1-8 8-1 1-8

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Today’s Big Ten Schedule

Matchup Tournament Game Time TV Favorite Total
Michigan (18-16) at Vanderbilt (22-14) 12:00 PM ET ESPN Vanderbilt (-3) 145
Penn State (23-13) vs Texas (27-8) 7:45 PM ET CBS Texas (-5.5) 138
Northwestern (22-11) vs UCLA (30-5) 8:40 PM ET TNT UCLA (-7.5) 126.5
Maryland (22-12) vs Alabama (30-5) 9:40 PM ET TBS Alabama (-8.5) 143

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