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)