January 8 NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Tuesday’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.

Northern Illinois at Miami of Ohio

Side Prediction/Full Game: Northern Illinois +3.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 145.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Miami of Ohio -1.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 68.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Southern Illinois at Drake

Side Prediction/Full Game: Southern Illinois +1.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  UNDER 141 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Southern Illinois -1 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 63.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Today’s Record: 3-5-0 (.375)
Previous Day’s Record: 7-1-0 (.875)
January Record 43-26-1 (.621)
December Record 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 210-179-12 (.539)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0-0 (.000) in January)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)             (0-0-0 (.000) in January)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)             (24-11-1 (.681) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)             (10-7-0 (.588 in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)             (9-8-0 (.529) in January)