NCAA Tournament Picks — First Round Midwest Region

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 Iona vs. No. 1 North Carolina:

Side Prediction/Full Game: North Carolina -23 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 166.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: North Carolina OVER 94.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: North Carolina -13.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 79.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: North Carolina OVER 46.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!

No. 9 Washington vs. No. 8 Utah State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Utah State -3.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 135.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Utah State OVER 69.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Utah State -1.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 62 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Utah State OVER 32 points (3/5) — LOSS!

No. 12 New Mexico State vs. No. 5 Auburn:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Auburn -5.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 143 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Auburn OVER 76 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: New Mexico State +3 (3/5) — PUSH!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 67.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: New Mexico OVER 32.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!

No. 13 Northeastern vs. No. 4 Kansas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Kansas -6.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 144 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Kansas OVER 75 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Northeastern +3.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 66 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Northeastern OVER 31.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

No. 14 Georgia State vs. No. 3 Houston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Houston -12.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 141.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Houston OVER 77 points (5/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Houston -7 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 65 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Georgia State OVER 29 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 11 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Iowa State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Iowa State -5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 140 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State UNDER 67.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Iowa State -2.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 64.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Ohio State UNDER 31 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 10 Seton Hall vs. No. 7 Wofford:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Wofford -2.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 144.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
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Total Prediction/1st Half:
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No. 15 Abilene Christian vs. No. 2 Kentucky:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Kentucky -21.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 132 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
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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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