College Basketball Picks

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College Basketball Picks (Reg Season 2011-12): 28-29-1 (-$1,270)
College Basketball Picks (Reg Season 2010-11): 47-42-4 (+$185)
College Basketball Picks (Reg Season 2009-10): 46-40-1 (+$880)
College Basketball Picks (Reg Season 2008-09): 66-53-2 (+$1,680)
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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

TCU at Kansas
Line: Kansas by 22.5.

4:00 PM ET (Game 547-548)

Kansas has finally gotten its act together. Fully recovered from that three-game losing streak, the Jayhawks are on a roll. They just won at Oklahoma State, so they should be able to destroy TCU in a revenge game. The Horned Frogs beat Kansas a couple of weeks ago, but have since suffered multiple blowouts by more than the posted point spread.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Kansas -22.5 (1 Unit)


Missouri at Kentucky
Line: Kentucky by 2.5.

9:00 PM ET (Game 619-620)

I don’t think this spread has been fully adjusted for Nerlens Noel’s injury. Missouri is much better than this struggling Kentucky squad that nearly lost to crappy Vanderbilt earlier in the week.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Missouri +2.5 (2 Units)







Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 (0-1, -$220)

Duke at Virginia Tech
Line: Duke by 13.

9:00 PM ET (Game 527-528)

Duke, like Kentucky, continues to get an unbelievable amount of respect. The Blue Devils are not that good without Ryan Kelly. They don’t deserve to be favored by this much on the road. Virginia Tech isn’t a very talented squad, but it took North Carolina and N.C. State to overtime on the road. I think the Hokies could at least be competitive with Duke tonight.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Virginia Tech +13 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220







Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 (1-0, +$200)

Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Line: Kentucky by 11.

8:00 PM ET (Game 757-758)

My college basketball picks have been awful, but let’s see if I can turn things around after a week off. The Wildcats not being the same team without Nerlens Noel is an understatement. They stink now. They could barely put away teams like Vanderbilt with Noel, so I don’t understand what they’re doing being favored by 11 without him.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Vanderbilt +11 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200





Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 (0-1, -$110)

Kentucky at Florida
Line: Florida by 10.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 523-524)

Kentucky’s playing great basketball right now, while Florida? Not so much. The Gators were thrashed by Arkansas and then failed to cover against an awful Mississippi State team. They won’t be as good going forward without forward Will Yeguete, who is out for the year with a knee. This spread is too high.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Kentucky +10.5 (1 Unit) — Incorrect; -$110





Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 (0-1, -$110)

Duke at Boston College
Line: Duke by 11.

6:00 PM ET (Game 839-840)

Ugh, so close to going 3-0. Whatever. I like Duke tonight. The Blue Devils should be -11 over a Boston College squad that has dropped five of six, including its previous three of four by double digits. The Blue Devils have seemed to right the ship after struggling early on without Ryan Kelly. This should be a blowout.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Duke -11 (1 Unit) — Incorrect; -$110





Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 (1-2, -$340)

North Carolina at Miami
Line: Miami by 7.

7:00 PM ET (Game 509-510)

This spread is three points too low; KenPom rankings have this as Miami -10 – and for good reason. The Hurricanes are an unstoppable force right now, while the Tar Heels haven’t played to within eight of any top-40 team this year.

I’ll be posting more college basketball picks throughout the day. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Miami -7 (1 Unit) — Correct; +$100


Mississippi State at Florida
Line: Florida by 26.5.

5:00 PM ET (Game 583-584)

A week ago, I took a Mississippi school as a big underdog at Florida. I am not doing the same thing today. Mississippi State is a terrible team that hasn’t been competitive in most games. The Gators, meanwhile, tend to respond very well coming off losses. They have plenty of 30-plus victories this year, so I don’t see why they can’t cover the huge number again.


College Basketball Pick: Florida -26.5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220


Iowa State at Kansas State
Line: Kansas State by 6.5.

6:00 PM ET (Game 591-592)

I’m taking the underdog for a change because this spread is way too high. These teams are about even, so the line should be between three and four. Perhaps the number’s inflated because of Iowa State’s poor road record, but that’s pretty bogus. The Cyclones have recently lost at Oklahoma State by two and took Kansas to overtime as visitors. Both the Cowboys and Jayhawks are better than the Wildcats.


College Basketball Pick: Iowa State +6.5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 (1-1, -$20)

Indiana at Illinois
Line: Indiana by 7.

7:00 PM ET (Game 509-510)

This spread doesn’t make any sense. Indiana should be an 11-point favorite over a terrible Illinois team that has only one win since Jan. 5. Maybe the oddsmakers are accounting for this game being sandwiched between battles against Michigan and Ohio State, but four points is a hell of an adjustment. The Hoosiers are the top team in the country, so they should be able to take care of business.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Indiana -7 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220


Colorado at Oregon
Line: Oregon by 7.

10:00 PM ET (Game 551-552)

Maybe fading the other Oregon team will work tonight. The Ducks had a great victory over Arizona back in January, but have struggled to put away mediocre competition since. Now, they’re coming off a two-game losing streak, thanks in part to being without starting guard Dominic Artis, who is doubtful for tonight’s game. This spread is a bit too high (should be Oregon -5), so I’m taking Colorado, a team that has won three of its previous four.


College Basketball Pick: Colorado +7 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200





Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 (1-1, -$20)

Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Line: Ole Miss by 16.

9:00 PM ET (Game 791-792)

KenPom says Ole Miss should be a 23-point favorite tonight, and I would strongly agree with that. The Rebels played well at Florida on Saturday night, while Mississippi State is an abomination. The Bulldogs just aren’t competitive against quality competition, having lost to Florida at home by 35, at Arkansas by 26 and at Tennessee by 15. Ole Miss is better than the Razorbacks and the Vols, so I don’t see how Mississippi State can hang with its in-state rival.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Ole Miss -16 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200


Utah at Oregon State
Line: Oregon State by 8.5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 799-800)

Here’s another game where the spread doesn’t match the projected line at KenPom, which is Oregon State -5. The Beavers are in a major slump, having lost eight of their previous nine. Their lone victory came against Washington at home – a team that Utah beat by a wider margin on the road. The Utes have been pretty solid lately; they recently dispatched a decent Colorado squad at home. They should be able to hang with Oregon State tonight and cover the large number.


College Basketball Pick: Utah +8.5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 (1-0, +$100)

Boston College at Miami
Line: Miami by 13.

7:00 PM ET (Game 521-522)

Boston College has lost five of its previous six. The Eagles are struggling right now, and they haven’t even played many quality opponents yet. The best team they’ve played on the road thus far was Virginia, and they lost that game by 14. Miami is obviously much better than the Cavaliers.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Miami -13 (1 Unit) — Correct; +$100





Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 (1-0, +$100)

Texas at West Virginia
Line: West Virginia by 6.

9:00 PM ET (Game 727-728)

Beaten at the buzzer yesterday by a meaningless layup. FML. Hoping for better luck tonight with Texas. These teams are about even. They’ve even beaten the same two teams – TCU and Texas Tech – in their only recent victories. With that in mind, I don’t really understand this spread. It should be around -3, maybe -3.5.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Texas +6 (1 Unit) — Correct; +$100





Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 (0-1, -$110)

Oregon State at Stanford
Line: Stanford by 9.5.

3:00 PM ET (Game 817-818)

I like Stanford today. The Cardinal has won four of its previous six, which most recently includes a thumping of a very good Oregon squad. Oregon State, meanwhile, has dropped seven of eight, losing to every quality team by double digits in that span. I really want Stanford -9, and the line could be headed that way because the public is betting the Beavers. I’ll take Stanford -9.5 or -10 for one unit and Stanford -9 for two units. I’ll have an update before tip-off.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Stanford -9.5 (1 Unit) — Incorrect; -$110





Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 (2-0, +$400)

Kentucky at Texas A&M
Line: Kentucky by 7.

6:00 PM ET (Game 605-606)

I don’t think Kentucky’s seasoned enough to be favored by a touchdown on the road against a capable Texas A&M squad.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Texas A&M +7 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200


Ole Miss at Florida
Line: Florida by 18.

7:00 PM ET (Game 633-634)

Florida just crushed South Carolina, but this game will be a different story. Ole Miss won nine in a row prior to losing to Kentucky on Tuesday.


College Basketball Pick: Ole Miss +18 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200





Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 (1-1, -$10)

Yale at Harvard
Line: Harvard by 10.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 827-828)

Yale is one of the worst offensive teams in the country. I don’t see them being competitive with a superior squad like Harvard.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Harvard -10.5 (1 Unit) — Incorrect; -$110


Manhattan at Siena
Line: Manhattan by 4.

7:00 PM ET (Game 837-838)

I disagree with a team as miserable as Manhattan being a favorite on the road. Siena is also awful, but it’s 3-3 in its previous six games.


College Basketball Pick: Siena +4 (1 Unit) — Correct; +$100





Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 (1-1, -$10)

Hofstra at James Madison
Line: James Madison by 9.

7:00 PM ET (Game 507-508)

My crappy college basketball picks continue! I like James Madison tonight. They’re playing well, while Hofstra is 0-9 on the road with an average margin of defeat of 14.7 points.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: James Madison -9 (1 Unit) — Correct; +$100


Penn State at Iowa
Line: Iowa by 13.

8:00 PM ET (Game 527-528)

Speaking of terrible teams that suck on the road, Penn State probably won’t cover against an Iowa squad that recently beat Wisconsin at home.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Iowa -13 (1 Unit) — Incorrect; -$110





Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 (0-1, -$220)

Florida State at Miami
Line: Miami by 9.5.

6:00 PM ET (Game 837-838)

Not sure why my college basketball picks so much, but I’m taking Florida State today. Miami is being overhyped because of that awesome win against Duke, but the fact is that the Hurricanes barely beat Gerogia Tech prior to playing the Blue Devils. I feel like this line is too high.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Florida State +9.5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 (0-1, -$440)

Louisville at Connecticut.
Line: Louisville by 6.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 717-718)

I have nothing to back this claim up, but teams that rise to No. 1 in the polls often disappoint right away. I guess it’s the pressure of being the top dog. The Huskies are a good team that hasn’t lost any other their three games by more than six points.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Connecticut +6.5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220


Baylor at Kansas.
Line: Kansas by 10.

9:00 PM ET (Game 719-720)

The Jayhawks might be a bit overrated. They had trouble with Temple at home and then needed a miracle three-pointer to defeat Iowa State, also as a host. Baylor hasn’t lost by more than seven all year.


College Basketball Pick: Baylor +10 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 (1-1, -$20)

Iowa at Northwestern.
Line: Northwestern by 2.

5:30 PM ET (Game 825-826)

Reasons to like Northwestern today: 1) Iowa is coming off a brutal loss to Michigan State where it left everything on the court. 2) The Hawkeyes have played just two road games this season and have lost both contests by double digits. 3) There’s a good amount of action on Iowa, yet the line has gone Northwestern -1 to -2.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Northwestern -2 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220


Arizona State at Oregon.
Line: Oregon by 9.

9:00 PM ET (Game 831-832)

Here’s a weird dynamic change: Oregon was essentially a home underdog a few days ago against undefeated Arizona. It prevailed, but now it’s a big favorite. Arizona State is 14-2 (2-0 on the road). The Sun Devils are too good to be a big underdog like this. I like the points.


College Basketball Pick: Arizona State +9 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200





Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (0-1, -$220)

Boise State at Wyoming.
Line: Wyoming by 3.5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 815-816)

Wyoming is undefeated. They’ve beaten every team at home by seven or more. They have such a great track record as hosts that it’s hard to imagine Boise State covering this number.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Wyoming -3.5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 (0-1, -$220)

Saint Peter’s at Loyola-Maryland.
Line: Loyola-Maryland by 9.

12:00 PM ET (Game 835-836)

I’m fading Loyola-Maryland again. That seemed to work. I don’t think they deserve to be a nine-point over a St. Peter’s squad that has only lost one road game by double digits.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Saint Peter’s +9 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 (0-1, -$220)

Oklahoma at West Virginia.
Line: West Virginia by 5.

4:00 PM ET (Game 563-564)

Oklahoma’s record is better than West Virginia’s, but that’s a bit of a farce because the Sooners have played just two road games – one of which was a 72-47 loss.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: West Virginia -5 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220





Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 (1-0, +$200)

Rider at Loyola-Maryland.
Line: Loyola-Maryland by 8.

7:30 PM ET (Game 837-838)

I don’t think Loyola-Maryland is eight points better than Rider on their home court. Rider already has two road victories this year, so I think it’ll be competitive tonight.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Rider +8 (2 Units) — Correct; +$200





Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 (0-1, -$220)

Nebraska at Ohio State.
Line: Ohio State by 21.

6:30 PM ET (Game 729-730)

My college basketball picks are back! I like Nebraska to cover. Twenty-one is just way too many points for a 9-4 team to be getting. I know the Cornhuskers haven’t really beaten anyone, but they’ve still won games. The Buckeyes are great, but they didn’t even beat UNC-Asheville by 20-plus.

These college basketball picks will be posted sporadically until the NFL season is over. I’ll have updates on Twitter – @walterfootball.


College Basketball Pick: Nebraska +21 (2 Units) — Incorrect; -$220







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