Dec. 5 — NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Wednesday’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.

UC Davis at Northern Illinois:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Northern Illinois -9 (4/5) — PUSH!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Over 134 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Northern Illinois -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Over 63 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Ball State at Loyola of Chicago

Side Prediction/Full Game:  Loyola -4.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Over 144 points (3/5) — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Loyola -3 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Over 67.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 1-5-2 (.250)
December Record 22-16-2 (.575)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 103-107-8 (.491)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in December)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in December)
3-Star Pick Record: 0-3-1 (.125)        (9-10-1 (.475) in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-1-1 (.250)        (6-3-1 (.650) in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)           (7-3-0 (.700) in December)

Week 8 NCAAF Picks — October 20

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following October 13 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee
Buffalo at Toledo
Eastern Michigan at Ball State
No. 16 N.C. State at No. 3 Clemson
No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue

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: No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Alabama -28.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 57 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Alabama -20 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 32 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 2: No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State -13.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 65.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State over 40.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ohio State -7 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 35 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 5:00 (3/5) — LOSS!

Game 3: No. 16 North Carolina State at No. 3 Clemson:

Side Prediction/Full Game: North Carolina State +17.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 57.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: North Carolina State under 20.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: North Carolina State +10 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 29.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 5:30 (3/5) — LOSS!

Game 4: Buffalo at Toledo:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Buffalo +1.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 67 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Buffalo Pick’ em (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 30.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 5: Eastern Michigan at Ball State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ball State +3 (2/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 51.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ball State +1.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 22.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Previous Week’s Record: 10-14 (.417)
Season Record: 136-126 (.519)

1-star play record: (0-0, .000)           Season: (0-0, .000)
2-star play record: (0-1, .000)           Season: (0-2, .000)
3-star play record: (5-8, .385)           Season: (83-72, .535)
4-star play record: (3-2, .600)           Season: (26-31, .456)
5-star play record: (2-3, .400)           Season: (27-21, .563)

Week 7 NCAAF Picks — October 13

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following October 13 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

Duke at Georgia Tech
UAB at Rice
Ball State at Central Michigan
Purdue at Illinois
No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina
Louisiana-Monroe at Coastal Carolina
Hawaii at BYU

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: Duke at Georgia Tech:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Georgia Tech -2 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 56.5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Georgia Tech -130 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Georgia Tech -1 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 27.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Over 10.5 points 1Q (3/5)

Game 2: UAB at Rice:

Side Prediction/Full Game: UAB -16.5 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 54 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: UAB -460 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 27 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: UAB -450 1Q (3/5)

Game 3: Ball State at Central Michigan:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ball State +2 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 54 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Ball State +120 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ball State +1.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 27.5 points -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Under 10.5 points 1Q -115 (3/5)

Game 4: Purdue at Illinois:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Purdue -10 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 61.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Purdue Over 36.5 points -120 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Purdue -6.5 points (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 32 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Purdue Over 19.5 points (3/5)

Game 5: No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Texas A&M -2 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 52 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Texas A&M -135 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Texas A&M -1 -110 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 26.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Texas A&M -0.5 points +120 (3/5)

Game 6: Louisiana-Monroe at Coastal Carolina:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Coastal Carolina -4.5 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 66.5 points (2/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Coastal Carolina -260 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Coastal Carolina -4 -110 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 34.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Over 14 points 1Q -135 (3/5)

Game 7: Hawaii at BYU:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Hawaii +15 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 54.5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Hawaii Over 22.5 points (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: BYU -330 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 28.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Hawaii Over 10.5 points (4/5)

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)