It is March.

So it is time to fade Rick Barnes, the perennial underachiever who has covered just two of his past 15 NCAA Tournament games.

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Lousiana vs. Tennessee prediction

Betting on College Basketball?

This year, it shouldn’t be so surprising, given the Vols’ injuries, offensive inconsistency and 5-7 record over their past 12 games.

The Ragin’ Cajuns’ balance — elite 3-point shooting and former Arizona big man Jordan Brown — even makes the moneyline (+540) worth a sprinkle. 

The pick: Louisiana (+11.5) over Tennessee (PointsBet)