January 12 NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s college basketball game 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.

No. 1 Duke at No. 13 Florida State

Side Prediction/Full Game: Duke -7 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 156.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Florida State +4 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 74.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

No. 16 Ohio State at Iowa

Side Prediction/Full Game: Iowa -2.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 147 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Iowa -1.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 69 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Seton Hall at No. 21 Marquette

Side Prediction/Full Game: Marquette -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 151 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Marquette -2.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 71 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

VCU at Davidson

Side Prediction/Full Game: Davidson -2.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 130 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Davidson -2 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 61 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Toledo at Western Michigan

Side Prediction/Full Game: Toledo -6 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 145 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Western Michigan +3 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 69 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Texas-Arlington at Coastal Carolina

Side Prediction/Full Game: Coastal Carolina -6 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 142.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Coastal Carolina -3 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 67 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Today’s Record: 15-9-0 (.625)
Previous Day’s Record: 0-5-0 (.000)
January Record 63-49-1 (.562)
December Record 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 230-202-12 (.532)

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: 6-6 (.500)             (32-24-1 (.570) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 5-1 (.833)             (16-12-0 (.571) in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 4-2 (.667)             (15-13-0 (.536) in January)

Dec. 2 NCAA Basketball Picks

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’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.

Illinois at Nebraska

Side Prediction/Full Game:  Nebraska -12 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 145 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Illinois +7 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 69 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Minnesota at No. 16 Ohio State

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State -6.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 139.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/1st Half: Ohio State -4.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: Under 65 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Previous Day’s Record: 6-2-0 (.750)
December Record 20-8-0 (.714)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 101-99-6 (.505)

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: 2-2 (.667)           (9-5-0 (.643) in December)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-0 (.800)           (6-1-0 (.570) in December)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-0 (1.000)         (5-2-0 (.714) 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)

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)