NCAA Tournament Picks — East Region First Round

Eds Note — I’m going to try something a little different and make picks for every game of the NCAA Tournament. The games I do actual previews for will have links to Winners and Whiners.

These are the condensed versions of picks for the first round of NCAA Tournament in the South Region. When applicable, there will be a link to the full preview is below. The confidence rating on a scale from 1 to 5 is 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.

No. 16 North Dakota State vs. No. 1 Duke:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Duke -26.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 148.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Williamson UNDER 25.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Duke -15.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 71.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: DUKE OVER 44 points (5/5) — LOSS!

No. 9 VCU vs. No. 8 UCF:

Side Prediction/Full Game: UCF -1 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 126 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: VCU UNDER 63 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: VCU +0.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 58 points (3/5) — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: VCU UNDER 29 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 12 Liberty vs. No. 5 Mississippi State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mississippi State -6 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 132 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Liberty UNDER 63.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Mississippi State -3.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 61.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Liberty UNDER 29.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!

No. 13 Saint Louis vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Virginia Tech -11 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 126 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Virginia Tech OVER 68.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Virginia Tech -5.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 57.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Saint Louis UNDER 26 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 14 Yale vs. No. 3 LSU:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Yale +7 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 156.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half:
Total Prediction/1st Half:
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No. 11 Belmont vs. No. 6 Maryland:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Belmont +3 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 147.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Maryland UNDER 75.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half:
Total Prediction/1st Half:
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

No. 10 Minnesota vs. No. 7 Louisville:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Louisville -5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 135.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Louisville OVER 70.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Louisville -2.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 62.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Louisville OVER 32.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 15 Bradley vs. No. 2 Michigan State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Michigan State -18.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 133.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Bradley UNDER 57.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Michigan State -10.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 62 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Michigan State OVER 36.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!

Day’s Record: 32-36-1 (.471)
Previous Day’s Record: 7-5-0 (.583)

NCAA Tournament Record: 43-42-1 (.506)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in NCAA Tournament)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in NCAA Tournament)
3-Star Pick Record: 18-19-1 (.487)  (24-22-1 (.521) in NCAA Tournament)
4-Star Pick Record: 9-10 (.474)        (12-12-0 (.500) in NCAA Tournament)
5-Star Pick Record: 5-7 (.417)          (7-8-0 (.467) in NCAA Tournament)

March Record: 155-128-5 (.547)

February Record: 156-168-4 (.482)
January Record: 173-146-4 (.542)
December Record: 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)

Season Record: 651-597-24 (.521)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in March)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in March)
3-Star Pick Record: 18-19-1 (.487)  (88-69-4 (.559) in March)
4-Star Pick Record: 9-10 (.474)        (35-37-1 (.486) in March)
5-Star Pick Record: 5-7 (.417)          (33-22-0 (.600) in March)

 

 

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