January 10 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.

North Texas at UTEP:

Side Prediction/Full Game: North Texas -5.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 137 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: North Texas -3 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 63 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: 

Washington at Utah:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Utah +2 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game:  OVER 141 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: 
Side Prediction/1st Half: Utah +1.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 66.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st Half:

Today’s Record: 4-4-0 (.500)
Previous Day’s Record: 5-7-0 (.417)
January Record 48-35-1 (.577)
December Record 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)
Season Record: 215-188-12 (.533)

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)             (26-15-1 (.631) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)             (11-10-0 (.524) in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)             (11-10-0 (.524) in January)

NCAAF Picks — Week 4 (September 22)

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:

Florida at Tennessee
Nebraska at No. 19 Michigan
Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia
Kent State at Mississippi
Rice at Southern Mississippi
No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky
No. 18 Wisconsin at Iowa
Arizona State at No. 10 Washington

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: Florida at Tennessee:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Florida -4.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 47 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Tennessee Under 20.5 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Florida -3 1H (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 22.5 1H (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 6:30 (3/5)

Game 2: Nebraska at No. 19 Michigan:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Michigan -19 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 50 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Michigan Over 34.5 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Michigan -10.5 1H (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 25.5 1H (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 6:00 (3/5)

Game 3: Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia:

Side Prediction/Full Game: West Virginia -16 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 60.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: West Virginia Over 38.5 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: West Virginia -9.5 1H (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 31 1H (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 5:30 (3/5)

Game 4: Kent State at Mississippi:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ole Miss -28 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 77 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Kent State +19 1H (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 40.5 1H (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 5: Rice at Southern Mississippi:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rice +14.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 54.5 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rice +7 1H (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 27 1H (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 6: No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mississippi State -10 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 55.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Kentucky Under 23.5 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Mississippi State -5.5 1H (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 28 1H (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 5:30 (3/5)

Game 7: No. 18 Wisconsin at Iowa:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Iowa +3.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 43.5 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Longest TD Under 39.5 yards (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Wisconsin -1.5 1H (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 21.5 1H (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 7:00 (3/5)

Game 8: Arizona State at No. 10 Washington:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Washington -17.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 51 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Washington Over 34.5 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Washington -10 1H (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 26.5 1H (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 6:00 (3/5)

Previous Week’s Record: 24-24 (.500)
Season Record: 68-59 (.535)

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: (14-11, .560)       Season: (44-30, .595)
4-star play record: (4-9, .308)           Season: (10-20, .333)
5-star play record: (6-4, .600)           Season: (14-9, .609)

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)