Saturday March 2nd Betting Recap

Picks for 3/2/24

College Basketball
Noon EST 
Rotation #607
Florida State -3.5 over Georgia Tech (loss)
Despite their flaws, Florida State won the earlier matchup in January and has been the better overall team. The Yellowjackets are close to the basement, while FSU can move up a few spots in the ACC if they continue to win. The Noles have a slightly better offense but are much better on the defensive end. FSU coach Leonard Hamilton has the coaching advantage going against Damon Stoudamire. Jamir Watkins is a big body that can easily score at the rim. The Yellow Jackets defense needs to be better to slow him down. Look for the Seminoles to use their size advantage. Take Florida State.

College Basketball
Noon EST 
Rotation #609
Florida +1.5 over South Carolina (loss)
Today’s battle is between two great teams that play different styles. Florida is an uptempo team that likes to run, while the Gamecocks play more of a Virginia offense and work the shot clock. The Gators are the better overall team that played a more challenging schedule. If Florida can continue to be one of the best offensive rebound teams in the country, they should be able to crack the Gamecocks defense. Florida needs to work on their defense in the offseason, but they still have the advantage in a high-scoring game due to their top-rated offense. Micah Handlogten and Tyrese Samuel will use their size and strength to grab crucial offensive rebounds to create second-chance looks for Walter Clayton. The Gators should be able to win today’s game by playing at a NASCAR pace. Take Florida.

College Basketball
2:30 PM EST 
Rotation #656
Creighton -6.5 over Marquette (win)
Marquette Superstar Tyler Kolek is doubtful for today’s game, meaning the Golden Eagles will miss his scoring and ball-handling ability to find open players. Marquette won a close game in the prior meeting, but with the series shifting to Omaha, the results might be different. Creighton is a significant favorite because of the Kolek injury. Look for the Bluejays to play outstanding defense and knock down many three-point shots with the services of Baylor Scheierman. The Blue Jays will have the superior guard play and win at home by double digits. Take Creighton.