Matt Norlander

College Basketball Expert

Matt Norlander is a national writer for CBS who has covered college basketball since 2007. From award-winning features to weekly game analysis, Norlander covers the sport in myriad ways. Every October he provides the Internet's most thorough ranking of all 351 college basketball teams. He also co-hosts the popular CBS Sports College Basketball Podcast. For Matt Norlander media inquiries, contact SportsLine@cbsinteractive.com.

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Syracuse -3 CUSE -3

Syracuse 65 @ Pittsburgh 56
2/02
CUSE 65 @ PITT 56
2/02
WIN
Sat 2/2

Pittsburgh's had a nice first season under Jeff Capel, but with how Syracuse has played defensively as of late (it forces more turnovers and blocks more shots in ACC play than anyone else), ride the Cuse as road favorites and look for Oshae Brissett to thrive if Pitt keys in on Tyus Battle, who's coming off a 31-point game vs. Boston College.

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Indiana +14 IND +14

Indiana 79 @ Michigan St. 75
2/02
IND 79 @ MICHST 75
2/02
WIN
Sat 2/2

The line is sizable, but Indiana has lost seven straight. Michigan State should win, of course, but IU is due for either an absolute no-show (which I'd qualify as MSU winning by nearly 30) or the biggest fight it's put up in three-plus weeks. I lean toward the latter. You have to take the points here.

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2-1 IN LAST 3 MICHST ATS PICKS | +95

2-1 IN LAST 3 IND ATS PICKS | +95

Furman -2 FURMAN -2

Furman 74 @ Mercer 63
2/02
FURMAN 74 @ MERCER 63
2/02
WIN
Sat 2/2

The Paladins have an efficiency monster in Matt Rafferty, who is a multifaceted stretch 5 that's averaging nearly 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Furman has other weapons as well, but Rafftery puts this team over the top. It should win comfortably against Mercer.

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Ohio -1.5 OHIO -1.5

Akron 65 @ Ohio 53
2/02
AKRON 65 @ OHIO 53
2/02
LOSS
Sat 2/2

Good value here in an overlooked MAC game. Saul Phillips' Ohio team has been one of the biggest letdowns in mid-major hoops this season, but at its best it is a top-five MAC team. The game is at home, so ride with the Bobcats.

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Notre Dame +2 ND +2

Notre Dame 79 @ Boston College 73
2/02
ND 79 @ BC 73
2/02
WIN
Sat 2/2

The Fighting Irish may be limited on the roster, but they've got much more offensive firepower than BC. Plus, the Eagles might have the least intimidating home court environment in the ACC. The Irish haven't been great against the spread this season, but this is an opportunity to progress to the mean.

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2-1 IN LAST 3 ND ATS PICKS | +92

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