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NCAA Basketball Games on Tonight, Including Predictions & Picks for Today, March 3

By David Hayes
Michigan State vs Penn State odds have the Nittany Lions as underdogs.
Michigan State vs Penn State odds have the Nittany Lions as underdogs. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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NCAA Basketball Picks for Tonight

The 2019-20 college basketball season is now well underway, with conference positioning coming down to the wire in as we roll into March. With five top-25 NCAA basketball teams in action today, here's a look at the full TV schedule and expert predictions for each of their four games on national TV on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

NCAA Basketball Predictions for Tonight

All college basketball win probability predictions are according to the ESPN Basketball Power Index (BPI), while expert picks are according to CBS Sports.

1. Maryland vs Rutgers Picks

No. 9 Maryland vs Rutgers Odds
Tipoff Time:
 7 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Venue: Rutgers Athletic Center – Piscataway, NJ
Coverage: BTN (Big Ten Network)
Spread: UMD: +1 (-110) | RUTG: -1 (-110)
Over/Under:
 131 – Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
ESPN Prediction:
 Maryland (50.6% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions:
 Rutgers (-1) | Under 132.5 Points

2. MSU vs Penn State Picks

No. 16 Michigan State vs No. 20 Penn State Odds
Tipoff Time: 7 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, PA
Coverage: ESPN
Spread: MSU: -1.5 (-110) | PSU: +1.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 144.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction:
 Penn State (51.5% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions:
 Michigan State (-1.5) | Under 144 Points

3. Tennessee vs Kentucky Picks

Tennessee vs No. 6 Kentucky Odds
Tipoff Time: 9 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Venue: Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
Coverage:
 ESPN
Spread: TENN: +8.5 (-110) | UK: -8.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 131 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction:
 Kentucky (79.5% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions:
 Tennessee (+8.5) | Over 131 Points

4. Purdue vs Iowa Picks

Purdue vs No. 18 Iowa Odds
Tipoff Time: 9 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena – Iowa City, IA
Coverage: BTN (Big Ten Network)
Spread: PUR: +4.5 (-110) | IOWA: -4.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 142.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction:
 Iowa (62.7% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions:
 Iowa (-4.5) | Over 142.5 Points


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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