With conference play underway, we get to see some great matchups today. Here are three games I see having value in today’s slate 

(All odds as of Thursday morning via VegasInsider.com)

Indiana @ #8 Wisconsin 

7:00 PM ET FS1

Current Spread: Wisconsin -8

Wisconsin is coming off a strong win against #16 Minnesota, holding star point guard Marcus Carr to only 10 points and shooting 3-13 from the field. Wisconsin will look to carry the momentum against Indiana who is riding a two game win streak. Wisconsin has looked very strong this season with their only two losses coming by a combined total of 5 points. It will be fun to watch Trayce Jackson-Davis and Micah Potter go against each other, but the Badgers should easily take care of business tonight. 

Pick: Wisconsin -8

#5 Iowa @ Maryland 

7:00 PM ET ESPN2

Current spread: Iowa -6

Similarly to Wisconsin, Iowa is also coming off a strong win on the road against #14 Rutgers. Luka Garza had a strong performance leading the team with 25 points, along with grabbing 9 rebounds. Maryland picked up a quality win at the beginning of B1G conference play by beating Wisconsin 70-64, but have since struggled with losses to Michigan and Indiana. Maryland must get more production from Eric Ayala if they want to have any chance at beating Iowa tonight. Iowa being favored by only 6 points feels like a steal, so I’m taking the Hawkeyes 

Pick: Iowa -6

#17 Oregon @ Colorado 

5:00 PM ET FS1

Current spread: Colorado -2 

Colorado will be playing their first home game since December 20th, 2020. The Buffaloes have look strong defensively in their last two games against UCLA and USC, along with senior guard McKinley Wright stepping up his scoring. Oregon will be a major test for Colorado as they look to avoid going 1-3 in conference play. Oregon has rattled off 8 straight wins and continues to be the frontrunner for winning the Pac-12 regular season champs. The Ducks beat Stanford by 17 points with an impressive performance from Chris Duarte scoring 23 points. I like Oregon and a red hot Chris Duarte will lead Oregon to stay perfect in conference play. 

Pick: Oregon +2

Bonus: Pac-12 Parlay (+1202)

  • Oregon Money Line (+140)
  • Arizona Money Line (-190)
  • UCLA Money Line (-130)
  • Stanford Money Line (-581)
  • Washington State Money Line (-140)

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