ACC, A10, Big Ten, SEC Finals Predictions

    
March 11th, 2012

This is it, the final day of the regular season, Selection Sunday. Our g guru has been on fire this year and will continue picking each game of the NCAA Tournament.

 

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP: AT ATLANTA

 

(1) North Carolina (29-4, 14-2) at (3) Florida State (23-9, 12-4)

 

Tipoff: 1 p.m. TV: ESPN. Regular-season meetings: Jan. 14 – Florida State 90-57. RPI: North Carolina 3, Florida State 17. Analysis: The absence of John Henson puts the Heels at a disadvantage. Even if he plays, the Seminoles will cover. Line: North Carolina -6. Pick: Florida State 69, North Carolina 65.

 

 

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP: AT NEW ORLEANS

 

(1) Kentucky (32-1, 16-0) at (3) Vanderbilt (23-10, 10-6)

 

Tipoff: 1 p.m. TV: ABC. Regular-season meetings: Feb. 11 – Kentucky 69-63*; Feb. 25 – Kentucky 83-74. RPI: Kentucky 1, Vanderbilt 22. Analysis: Taking Vandy to win. Expect the Commodores to at least cover. Line: Kentucky -7½. Pick: Vanderbilt 71, Kentucky 70.

 

 

ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIP: AT ATLANTIC CITY

 

(3) Xavier (21-11, 10-6) at (4) St. Bonaventure (19-11, 10-6)

 

Tipoff: 1 p.m. TV: CBS. Regular-season meetings: Jan. 14 – Xavier 77-65. RPI: Xavier 38, St. Bonaventure 76. Analysis: I am all-aboard the Andrew Nicholson bandwagon. Line: Xavier -3½. Pick: St. Bonaventure 69, Xavier 67.

 

 

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: AT INDIANAPOLIS

 

(1) Michigan State (26-7, 13-5) at (2) Ohio State (27-6, 13-5)

 

Tipoff: 3:30 p.m. TV: CBS. Regular-season meetings: Feb. 11 – Michigan State 58-48*; March 4 – Ohio State 72-70. RPI: Michigan State 4, Ohio State 7. Analysis: The whole college basketball world – not just the Spartans – should be concerned about the way OSU is playing. Line: Ohio State -1½. Pick: Ohio State 66, Michigan State 60.

 

 

*Road win

 

Greg Against the Spread This Season: 195-147-6