December 21 NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’s college basketball game 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.

Cal Irvine at Butler

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cal Irvine +8.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Under 132.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Butler -5.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 62 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Oregon at Baylor

Side Prediction/Full Game: Baylor -2.5 (2/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Under 131 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Oregon Under 62.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Baylor -2 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 60.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Illinois State at UCF

Side Prediction/Full Game: UCF -13 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 141 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: UCF -7.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 66.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Previous Day’s Record: 11-2 (.846)
December Record 66-46-3 (.587)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 147-137-9 (.517)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0 (.000) in December)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)           (1-1 (.500) in December)
3-Star Pick Record: 4-2 (.600)             (30-26-1 (.535) in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 3-0 (1.000)           (17-9-2 (.643) in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 3-0 (1.000)           (18-10-0 (.643) in December)

Author: Chris Altruda

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