December 30 NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’s college basketball games 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.

Delaware at Northeastern:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Northeastern -12.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  OVER 144 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Northeastern -7.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 67 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Columbia at Northwestern:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Northwestern -13.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  UNDER 139.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Columbia +8 (3/5) — PUSH!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 65.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Previous Day’s Record: 3-4-1 (.438)
December Record 89-66-6 (.571)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 170-157-12 (.519)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0 (.000) in December)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (1-1 (.500) in December)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-1-1 (.625)          (43-35-3 (.549) in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)             (22-15-3 (.588) in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)             (23-15-0 (.605) in December)

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