NCAAB Picks — Nov. 16 (Milwaukee at Cincinnati; Harvard at Rhode Island; IUPUI at Richmond)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s college basketball games for Winners and Whiners featuring:

Milwaukee at Cincinnati
Harvard at Rhode Island
IUPUI at Richmond

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Milwaukee at Cincinnati:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cincinnati -20 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 133 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Cincinnati -12 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 62.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Harvard at Rhode Island

Side Prediction/Full Game: Harvard +4 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 139 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Harvard +2 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 65 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

IUPUI at Richmond:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Richmond -7.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 144 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: IUPUI +4.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 68 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 5-7 (.417)
November Record: 39-38-2 (.506)
Season Record: 39-38-2 (.506)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 3-3 (.500)          (19-21-1 (.476) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (10-8-1 (.553) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-3 (.000)          (10-9 (.526) in November)

NHL Picks — Nov. 16 (Toronto at Anaheim)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s NHL games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks for Winners and Whiners.

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Maple Leafs -118 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 5.5 goals (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Maple Leafs Over 3 goals (4/5)
Side Prediction/1st Period:  Maple Leafs -0.5 goals (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Period: Over 1.5 goals (3/5) — LOSS! 
Prop Prediction/1st Period:

Previous Day’s Record: 1-3 (.250)
November Record: 15-13 (.536)
October Record: 31-22 (.585)
Season Record: 46-35 (.568)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          (6-8 (.429) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (5-2 (.714) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)        (4-3 (.571) in November)

NFL Week 11 picks

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 11 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 10 Review:

It is amazing watching one play completely undo your picks. In the Dallas-Philadelphia play Sunday night, that 3rd-and-15 screen pass to Michael Gallup for 25 yards when the Cowboys led 6-3 changed everything. If the Eagles make a stop there, the Cowboys punt and the Eagles likely run out the clock. I had the Cowboys under 8.5 points in the first half, the Cowboys under 18.5 points, the Eagles giving 6.5 points, and the overall under. And all four picks came undone with the ripple effects after that conversion.

All things considered, though, to finish above .500 after hitting 75 percent in Week 9 is acceptable. There were also a lot of ugly games in terms of betting, and there was some comeuppance (hello, New England and the Jacksonville-Indianapolis under).

Note: Monday’s picks will move late morning/early afternoon Monday after the “Bank the Bet” podcast in which Scott Steehn and I break down the titanic, humongous, incredible, not-to-be missed, gargantuan and epic possible Super Bowl preview between the Chiefs and Rams. So give a listen!

Thursday, Nov. 15

Green Bay at Seattle — Over 49.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Sunday, Nov. 18

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville:

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville Full Game: Steelers -5.5 (5/5)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville Over/Under: Under 47 points (4/5)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: Jaguars Under 20.5 points (3/5)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: 1st Half: Steelers -3 (3/5)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 23.5 points (3/5)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: 1st Half Prop:

Cincinnati at Baltimore —
Tampa Bay at New York Giants — Under 52 points (3/5)
Houston at Washington — Texans -3 (5/5)
Dallas at Atlanta —
Tennessee at Indianapolis —
Carolina at Detroit — Panthers -4.5 (4/5)
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers — Chargers -4.5 1st Half (3/5)
Oakland at Arizona — Under 40.5 points (3/5)
Philadelphia at New Orleans — Saints -5 1st Half (3/5)
Minnesota at Chicago —

Monday, Nov. 19

Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams

Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams Full Game:
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams Over/Under:
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams:
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams 1st Half:
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams 1st Half Over/Under:
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams 1st Half Prop:

Previous Week’s Record: 12-11-1 (.521)
Season Record: 101-94-1 (.518)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 8-9-1 (.472)       Season (72-62-1, .537)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          Season (13-19, .406)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)           Season (15-13, .536)

NCAAB Picks — Nov. 15 (Southern Miss at Troy; William & Mary at Illinois)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’s college basketball games for Winners and Whiners featuring:

Southern Miss at Troy
William & Mary at Illinois

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Southern Miss at Troy:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Southern Miss +1.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 142.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Southern Miss +0.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 67 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

William & Mary at Illinois-Chicago:

Side Prediction/Full Game: UIC -2 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 161.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: UIC -1 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 78 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 5-3 (.625)
November Record: 34-31-2 (.530)
Season Record: 34-31-2 (.530)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)          (16-18-1 (.471) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (8-7-1 (.531) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-0 (1.000)        (10-6 (.625) in November)

NHL Picks — Nov. 15 (Toronto at San Jose)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’s NHL games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks for Winners and Whiners.

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks

Side Prediction/Full Game: Sharks -132 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 6 goals (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Period: Sharks -0.5 goals +160 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Period: Under 1.5 goals (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Period:

Previous Day’s Record: 1-3 (.250)
November Record: 15-13 (.536)
October Record: 31-22 (.585)
Season Record: 46-35 (.568)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          (6-8 (.429) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (5-2 (.714) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)        (4-3 (.571) in November)

NCAAB Picks — Nov. 14 (La Salle at Florida; Seton Hall at Nebraska) this

These are the condensed versions of picks for Wednesday’s college basketball games for Winners and Whiners featuring:

La Salle at Florida
Seton Hall at Nebraska

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

La Salle at Florida:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Florida -16.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 139 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Florida over 78 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Florida -9.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 65.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Seton Hall at Nebraska:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Nebraska -8 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 144.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Nebraska -4 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 68 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 4-5 (.444)
November Record: 29-28-2 (.517)
Season Record: 29-28-2 (.517)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-3 (.400)          (14-16-1 (.468) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (7-6-1 (.536) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (8-6 (.571) in November)

NCAAB Picks — Nov. 13 (Georgia Tech at Tennessee; Cal Riverside at UNLV)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Tuesday’s college basketball games for Winners and Whiners featuring:

Georgia Tech at Tennessee
Cal Riverside at UNLV

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Georgia Tech at Tennessee:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Tennessee -16 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 139.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Tennessee -9 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 65 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Tennessee Over 37 points (5/5) — LOSS!

Cal Riverside at UNLV:

Side Prediction/Full Game: UNLV -11.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 142 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: UNLV -7 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 65 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 4-5 (.444)
November Record: 29-28-2 (.517)
Season Record: 29-28-2 (.517)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-3 (.400)          (14-16-1 (.468) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (7-6-1 (.536) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (8-6 (.571) in November)