Dec. 15 — 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.

UCSB at Rice

Side Prediction/Full Game: UCSB -5.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Under 142 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: UCSB -3 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Under 67.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Kent State at Louisville

Side Prediction/Full Game: Kent State +14 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Over 148 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Kent State +7.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Over 70 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Charleston at VCU

Side Prediction/Full Game: VCU -6.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Under 128 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: VCU -3 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Under 60.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Utah at No. 19 Kentucky

Side Prediction/Full Game: Kentucky -14.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Under 146.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Kentucky -8.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Under 68.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Cincinnati at No. 18 Mississippi State

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mississippi State -2.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Under 130 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Cincinnati +1.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Under 61 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 10-10 (.500)
December Record 37-29-2 (.559)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 118-120-8 (.496)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0 (.000) in December)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-1 (.000) in December)
3-Star Pick Record: 5-5 (.500)       (16-16-1 (.500 in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 3-2 (.600)             (11-5-1 (.676) in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-3 (.400)             (10-7-0 (.588 in December)

NCAAB Picks — Nov. 19

These are the condensed versions of picks for Monday’s college basketball games for Winners and Whiners featuring:

Western Michigan at Cincinnati
Eastern Michigan at Rutgers
Utah State vs. Saint Mary’s
Arizona State vs. No. 15 Mississippi State

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.

Western Michigan at Cincinnati:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Western Michigan +16 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 135.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Cincinnati -10 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 64 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Eastern Michigan at Rutgers

Side Prediction/Full Game: Eastern Michigan +6.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 135 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Rutgers -3 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 63 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Utah State vs. Saint Mary’s

Side Prediction/Full Game: Saint Mary’s -5.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Over 144.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Saint Mary’s over 73.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Saint Mary’s -2.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 67 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Saint Mary’s over 35 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Arizona State vs. No. 15 Mississippi State

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mississippi State -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 149.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Arizona State under 73 (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Mississippi State -2 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 71 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Arizona State under 34.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Day’s Record: 5-11 (.313)
November Record: 58-62-3 (.484)
Season Record: 58-62-3 (.484)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 3-7 (.300)          (29-37-1 (.440) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)          (15-12-2 (.552) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-4 (.000)          (14-15 (.483) in November)

NCAAB Picks — Nov. 16 (Milwaukee at Cincinnati; Harvard at Rhode Island; IUPUI at Richmond)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s college basketball games for Winners and Whiners featuring:

Milwaukee at Cincinnati
Harvard at Rhode Island
IUPUI at Richmond

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.

Milwaukee at Cincinnati:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cincinnati -20 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 133 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Cincinnati -12 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 62.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Harvard at Rhode Island

Side Prediction/Full Game: Harvard +4 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 139 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Harvard +2 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 65 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

IUPUI at Richmond:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Richmond -7.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 144 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: IUPUI +4.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 68 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 5-7 (.417)
November Record: 39-38-2 (.506)
Season Record: 39-38-2 (.506)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in November)
3-Star Pick Record: 3-3 (.500)          (19-21-1 (.476) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (10-8-1 (.553) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-3 (.000)          (10-9 (.526) in November)

NCAAF Week 11 Previews — Nov. 9-10 (UPDATED WITH SATURDAY PICKS!)

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following Nov. 9-10 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Saturday’s picks will be updated Saturday morning. Links to the full previews are below:

No. 16 Fresno State at Boise State
Temple at Houston
No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

No. 16 Fresno State at Boise State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Fresno State -2.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 54 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Boise State under 25.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Fresno State -1 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 26.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Boise State under 13.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Michigan -39 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 48.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Michigan -7.5 1st quarter (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Michigan -22.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 27.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Over 10.5 points 1st quarter (5/5) — WIN!

Temple at Houston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Temple +4.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 69 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Houston over 37.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Houston -3 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 36 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Temple over 16.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Pitt -3 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 53.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Virginia Tech under 25.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Virginia Tech +150 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 27.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Pitt Under 14.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Week’s Record: 15-9-0 (.625)
Season Record: 188-172-1 (.522)

1-star play record: (0-0, .000)             Season: (0-0, .000)
2-star play record: (0-0, .000)             Season: (0-2, .000)
3-star play record: (8-8, .500)           Season: (117-101, .537)
4-star play record: (4-0, 1.000)           Season: (36-39, .480)
5-star play record: (3-1, .750)             Season: (35-30-1, .538)

NCAAF Week 10 Previews — Nov. 1-3 (UPDATED WITH SATURDAY PICKS!!)

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

 

Temple at No. 9 UCF (Thursday Nov. 1)
No. 24 Boston College at Virginia Tech
No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas
Rutgers at Wisconsin
San Jose State at Wyoming
California at No. 10 Washington State

Confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Game 1: Temple at No. 9 UCF

Side Prediction/Full Game: Temple +10.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 60.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Temple Under 25.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: UCF -310 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 31 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Temple +3 1Q (4/5) — WIN!

Game 2: No. 24 Boston College at Virginia Tech:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Boston College -2 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 57.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Boston College -0.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 28.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 3: No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Texas Tech +13 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 77.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Oklahoma Over 45.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Oklahoma -7 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 39 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Oklahoma Over 23.5 points (5/5) — WIN!

Game 4: No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: West Virginia +1.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 58 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: West Virginia Over 28.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: West Virginia +0.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 29 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: West Virginia Over 14.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Game 5: Rutgers at Wisconsin:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rutgers +29 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 50.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Wisconsin -17.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 28 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 6: San Jose State at Wyoming:

Side Prediction/Full Game: San Jose State +13.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 40.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: San Jose State +7.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 19 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 7: California at No. 10 Washington State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Washington State -10.5 (3/5) — LOSS
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 51.5 points (4/5) — LOSS
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Washington State over 30.5 points (5/5) — LOSS
Side Prediction/Half Time: California +6.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 24.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Washington State over 15.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Week’s Record: 15-21-0 (.417)
Season Record: 173-163-1 (.515)

1-star play record: (0-0, .000)             Season: (0-0, .000)
2-star play record: (0-0, .000)             Season: (0-2, .000)
3-star play record: (9-13, .409)           Season: (109-93, .540)
4-star play record: (3-4, .429)              Season: (32-39, .451)
5-star play record: (3-4, .429)           Season: (32-29-1, .524)

NCAAF Week 6 Picks — October 6

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following September 22 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

Confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Tulane at Cincinnati
Missouri at South Carolina
No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida
Ohio at Kent State
Arizona State at No. 21 Colorado
Liberty at New Mexico State

Game 1: Tulane at Cincinnati:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cincinnati -7 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 52.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Tulane Under 20.5 points (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Cincinnati -4 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 24 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 6:00 (3/5)

Game 2: Missouri at South Carolina:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Missouri +2.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 62 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Missouri +0.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 33 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 3: No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida:

Side Prediction/Full Game: LSU -3 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 44 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Florida Under 21.5 points (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: LSU -1 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 22.5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Longest TD over 40.5 yards (3/5)

Game 4: Ohio at Kent State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ohio -12.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 69.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ohio -7 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 35 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 5: Arizona State at No. 21 Colorado:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Colorado -2.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 61/5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Colorado -1 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 33.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 6: Liberty at New Mexico State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Liberty -4 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 62.5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Liberty -2.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 33 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Previous Week’s Record: 11-15 (.423)
Season Record: 100-97 (.508)

1-star play record: (0-0, .000)           Season: (0-0, .000)
2-star play record: (0-0, .000)           Season: (0-0, .000)
3-star play record: (6-10, .375)       Season: (61-56, .521)
4-star play record: (2-3, .400)           Season: (18-26, .409)
5-star play record: (3-2, .600)           Season: (21-15, .583)

NCAAF picks — Week 3 (September 15)

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following September 15 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

No. 21 Miami (Fla) at Toledo, Noon
Texas-El Paso at Tennessee, Noon
Ball State at Indiana, Noon
Duke at Baylor, 3:30 p.m.
Colorado State at Florida, 4 p.m.
North Texas at Arkansas, 4 p.m.
Houston at Texas Tech, 4:15 p.m.
Arkansas State at Tulsa, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at Florida International, 7:30 p.m.
No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 TCU, 8 p.m. (at Dallas)
No. 9 Washington at Utah, 10 p.m.

Confidence rating is in parentheses. Also note, given the volume of college football games (and picks), a “5” rating does not imply the best pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of that individual game.

Game 1: No. 21 Miami at Toledo:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Miami -9.5 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 56.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Toledo Under 23.5 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Miami -6.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 29.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 5:30 (3/5)

Game 2: Texas-El Paso at Tennessee:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Tennessee -29.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 49 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Tennessee -18.5 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 26 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 3: Ball State at Indiana:

Side Prediction/Full Game:  Ball State +14 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 57.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Indiana -7.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 30.5 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 4: Duke at Baylor:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Baylor -6 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 50.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Duke Under 21.5 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Baylor -3.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 24.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Under 45.5 yards for longest TD (4/5)

Game 5: Colorado State at Florida:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Colorado State +19 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 58 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Colorado State +11.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 30.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 6: North Texas at Arkansas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: North Texas +7 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 70.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: North Texas +4 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 35 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 7: Houston at Texas Tech:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Houston +2.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 69 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 63.5 yards for longest TD (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Texas Tech +0.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 35 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 5:00 (3/5)

Game 8: Arkansas State at Tulsa:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Tulsa +2 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 72 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Arkansas State Pick’em (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 36.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 9: Massachusetts at Florida International:

Side Prediction/Full Game: FIU -4 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 59.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: FIU -3 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 32 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 10: No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 TCU:

Side Prediction/Full Game: TCU +13 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 58 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State Under 36.5 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ohio State -7 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 30 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 5:30 (3/5)

Game 11: No. 10 Washington at Utah:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Washington -6 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 47.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 44.5 yards for longest TD (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Washington -3 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 23.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Washington scores 1st (3/5)

Previous Week’s Record: 25-18 (.581)
Season Record: 44-35 (.557)

1-star play record: (0-0, .000)           Season: (0-0, .000)
2-star play record: (0-0, .000)           Season: (0-0, .000)
3-star play record: (16-12, .571)       Season: (30-19, .612)
4-star play record: (4-3, .571)           Season: (6-11, .353)
5-star play record: (5-3, .625)           Season: (8-5, .613)