January 5 NCAA Basketball Afternoon 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.

Valparaiso at Missouri State

Side Prediction/Full Game: Missouri State -4.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 141.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Missouri State -2 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 67 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech

Side Prediction/Full Game: Georgia Tech -7.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  UNDER 136.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Georgia Tech -4 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 64 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Central Michigan at Miami of Ohio:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Miami -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  OVER 148.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Central Michigan +2.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 70.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Western Michigan at Akron:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Akron -10.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  UNDER 137.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Akron -6 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 64.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

VCU at Fordham:

Side Prediction/Full Game: VCU -6 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  UNDER 126.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: VCU -4 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 58.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Today’s Record: 12-8-0 (.600)
Previous Day’s Record: 6-2-0 (.750)
January Record 27-18-0 (.600)
December Record 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 191-170-11 (.528)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0-0 (.000) in January)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0-0 (.000) in January)
3-Star Pick Record: 8-2 (.800)             (16-7-0 (.696) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-3 (.400)             (5-6-0 (.455) in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-3 (.400)             (6-5-0 (.545) in January)

Author: Chris Altruda

Currently a freelance sportswriter on the hunt for full-time work. If you like my work or have constructive criticism, please share it and/or contact me at chris.altruda@hotmail.com or via Twitter at @AlTruda73 My portfolio of clippings can be viewed at http://www.clippings.me/caltruda And thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s