January 5 NCAA Basketball Night 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.

Air Force at Utah State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Utah State -18.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 136 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Utah State -11 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 64 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

West Virginia at Texas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Texas -7 (3/5) — PUSH!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  UNDER 141 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: West Virginia UNDER 66.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Texas -4 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 66 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Today’s Record: 6-2-1 (.722)
Previous Day’s Record: 12-8-0 (.600)
January Record 33-20-1 (.620)
December Record 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 200-173-12 (.535)

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: 3-1-1 (.700)          (19-8-1 (.696) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-0 (1.000)           (7-6-0 (.538) in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)             (7-6-0 (.538) in January)

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