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)

NCAAF Week 9 Picks — October 27

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following October 27 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

Oregon State at Colorado
Washington State at Stanford
Northern Illinois at BYU
Arizona State at Southern California
Kentucky at Missouri
UAB at UTEP
Oregon at Arizona

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: Oregon State at Colorado

Side Prediction/Full Game: Colorado -24 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 63.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Colorado -14 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 31.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Colorado -7 1Q (5/5) — PUSH!

Game 2: Washington State at Stanford:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Washington State +3 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 54 points (3/5) — LOSS! 
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Stanford Under 28.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Washington State +1 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 28 points (3/5) — LOSS! 
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Over 10.5 points 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

Game 3: Northern Illinois at BYU

Side Prediction/Full Game: BYU -7 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 43.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Northern Illinois Under 17.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Northern Illinois +3.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 21.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: BYU -0.5 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

Game 4: Arizona State at Southern California

Side Prediction/Full Game: Arizona State +3 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 51.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: USC Under 27.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Arizona State +2 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 26.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Arizona State +115 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

Game 5: Kentucky at Missouri

Side Prediction/Full Game: Kentucky +7 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 54.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Kentucky +4 (5/5) — LOSS! 
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 28 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Under 13.5 points 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

Game 6: UAB at UTEP

Side Prediction/Full Game: UAB -16 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 48.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: UAB -8.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 24.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: UAB -4 1Q (4/5) — WIN!

Game 7: Oregon at Arizona

Side Prediction/Full Game: Oregon -9.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 64 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Arizona Under 27.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Oregon -6 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 34 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Oregon -3 1Q (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Week’s Record: 22-16-1 (.577)
Season Record: 158-142-1 (.527)

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: (17-8, .680)           Season: (100-80, .556)
4-star play record: (3-4, .429)              Season: (29-35, .453)
5-star play record: (2-4-1, .357)           Season: (29-25-1, .536)