Dec. 6 NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’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.

Iowa State at Iowa

Side Prediction/Full Game: Iowa State -2.5 (2/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Over 152.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Iowa State -1 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half:  Over 73.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 2-2 (.500)
December Record 24-18-2 (.568)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 105-109-8 (.491)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in December)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (0-1 (.000) in December)
3-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)        (10-10-1 (.500) in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (.000)           (7-3-1 (.682) in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)           (7-4-0 (.636) in December)

Nov. 30 NCAA Basketball Picks

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

Central Michigan at TCU
No. 22 Wisconsin at No. 14 Iowa

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.

Central Michigan at TCU

Side Prediction/Full Game: Central Michigan +14 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 150.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Central Michigan +7 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 72 points (4/5) — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

No. 22 Wisconsin at No. 14 Iowa

Side Prediction/Full Game: Wisconsin pick ’em (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  Over 143 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Wisconsin -1 (5/5) — LOSS
Total Prediction/1st Half: Over 66.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Wisconsin over 34 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Day’s Record: 2-6-1 (.278)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 81-91-6 (.472)

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: 1-4 (.200)          (39-52-3 (.431) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-0-1 (.750)      (21-18-3 (.536) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          (21-21 (.500) in November)

NCAA Basketball Picks — November 26

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

Eastern Michigan at TCU
Minnesota at Boston College

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.

Eastern Michigan at TCU:

Side Prediction/Full Game: TCU -13 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 132.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: TCU -7.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 62 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Minnesota at Boston College

Side Prediction/Full Game: Minnesota Pick ’em (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 148.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Boston College -0.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 71 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 6-2 (.750)
November Record: 71-71-3 (.500)
Season Record: 71-71-3 (.500)

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: 2-2 (.500)          (34-42-1 (.448) in November)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-0 (1.000)        (19-13-2 (.588) in November)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-0 (1.000)        (18-16 (.529) in November)

NCAAF Week 12 Previews — Nov. 17

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following Nov. 17 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Saturday’s picks will be updated Saturday morning. Links to the full previews are below:

Arizona State at Oregon
Arizona at No. 8 Washington State
Oregon State at No. 17 Washington
Miami at Virginia Tech
UTEP at Western Kentucky
No. 18 Iowa State at No. 13 Texas

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.

Arizona State at Oregon:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Oregon -4 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 64 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Oregon Over 33.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Oregon -2.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 33.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Oregon -0.5 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

Arizona at No. 8 Washington State

Side Prediction/Full Game: Washington State -9.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 61 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Arizona Under 26.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Washington State -6.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 31.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Arizona Over 12.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Oregon State at No. 17 Washington

Side Prediction/Full Game: Oregon State +33.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 58.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Washington -21 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 32.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Miami at Virginia Tech

Side Prediction/Full Game: Miami -5.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 51.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Virginia Tech Under 22.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Virginia Tech +3.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 27 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Virginia Tech over 12.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

UTEP at Western Kentucky

Side Prediction/Full Game: UTEP +7 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 47.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: UTEP +4 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 23.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

No. 18 Iowa State at No. 13 Texas

Side Prediction/Full Game: Texas -3 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 47.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Texas -1.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 23.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Texas -0.5 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

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 Picks Week 5 — September 29

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:

No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State
Baylor at No. 6 Oklahoma
Coastal Carolina at Troy
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee
USC at Arizona

Game 1: No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State -4.5 -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 68 points -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State over 36.5 points -115 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ohio State -2 -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 34.5 points -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Ohio State over 18.5 points -115 (3/5)

Game 2: Baylor at No. 6 Oklahoma:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Baylor +27 -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 68 points -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Baylor over 22.5 points -115 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Oklahoma -14 -105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 35.5 points -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Baylor over 10.5 points -115 (3/5)

Game 3: Coastal Carolina at Troy:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Troy -14 -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 56.5 points (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Troy -7.5 -110 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 28.5 points -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 4: Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Middle Tennessee +4.5 +105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 61.5 points -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Middle Tennessee +1.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 31 points -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 5: USC at Arizona:

Side Prediction/Full Game: USC -3 -120 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 60.5 points -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: USC over 31.5 points -110 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Arizona +2 -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 30.5 points -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: USC over 16.5 points Even (5/5)

Previous Week’s Record: 21-23 (.477)
Season Record: 89-82 (.520)

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: (11-16, .407)       Season: (55-46, .545)
4-star play record: (6-3, .667)           Season: (16-23, .410)
5-star play record: (4-4, .500)           Season: (18-13, .581)

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)