College Basketball Picks - 3/17/2011

Last Updated: 8/19/2014 10:04 PM ET
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Against the Spread Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) ATS Pick Opponent Line Margin Win% ATS Calc Play
738 7:27 PMWISCONSIN [PP] BELMONT -4.5 8.5 61.2 Calc --> [UTNP/36/104/-4.5/125/2/True/Play]
713 9:20 PMMICHIGAN ST. [PP] UCLA -1.5 4.8 60.9 Calc --> [UTNP/98/249/1.5/126.5/2/True/Play]
729 9:45 PMGONZAGA Upset Watch [PP] ST. JOHN'S 2 1.5 60.2 Calc --> [UTNP/329/71/-2/134.5/2/True/Play]
733 2:10 PMPENN STATE Upset Watch [PP] TEMPLE 2.5 0.7 60.0 Calc --> [UTNP/102/22/-2.5/122/2/True/Play]
716 7:20 PMUCONN BUCKNELL -10.5 15.1 58.7 Calc --> [UTNP/255/60/-10.5/132/2/True/Play]
726 1:40 PMLOUISVILLE MOREHEAD ST. -9.5 13.0 57.0 Calc --> [UTNP/237/63/-9.5/131.5/2/True/Play]
722 12:40 PMBUTLER Upset Watch OLD DOMINION 2 0.1 56.6 Calc --> [UTNP/122/151/2/124/2/True/Play]
712 6:50 PMFLORIDA UC SANTA BARBARA -12.5 15.9 56.0 Calc --> [UTNP/113/264/-12.5/130/2/True/Play]
708 12:15 PMW. VA. CLEMSON -1.5 3.3 55.9 Calc --> [UTNP/25/74/-1.5/124.5/2/True/Play]
724 4:10 PMVANDERBILT RICHMOND -1.5 3.3 55.3 Calc --> [UTNP/18/272/-1.5/133/2/True/Play]
718 9:50 PMCINCINNATI Upset Watch MISSOURI 1 1.5 54.7 Calc --> [UTNP/52/59/1/139/2/True/Play]
727 7:15 PMWOFFORD BYU 8 -6.2 53.6 Calc --> [UTNP/284/213/-8/147/2/True/Play]
710 2:45 PMKENTUCKY PRINCETON -13.5 14.6 51.9 Calc --> [UTNP/167/266/-13.5/130/2/True/Play]
731 4:40 PMN. COLORADO SAN DIEGO ST. 16 -15.2 51.4 Calc --> [UTNP/80/216/-16/130/2/True/Play]
735 9:57 PMUTAH ST. KANSAS ST. 2 -1.8 50.7 Calc --> [UTNP/345/51/-2/130.5/2/True/Play]
719 3:10 PMUNC - ASH PITTSBURGH 17.5 -17.2 50.5 Calc --> [UTNP/89/66/-17.5/135.5/2/True/Play]


Straight-Up Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) Favorite Opponent Points For Points Against Win% Play
720 3:10 PMPittsburgh UNC - Ash 76.5 59.3 95.6 [UTNP/89/66/-17.5/135.5/2/True/Play]
712 6:50 PMFlorida UC Santa Barbara 74.6 58.7 88.6 [UTNP/113/264/-12.5/130/2/True/Play]
732 4:40 PMSan Diego St. N. Colorado 73.7 58.5 87.6 [UTNP/80/216/-16/130/2/True/Play]
716 7:20 PMUCONN Bucknell 75.0 59.9 87.2 [UTNP/255/60/-10.5/132/2/True/Play]
710 2:45 PMKentucky Princeton 71.9 57.3 86.8 [UTNP/167/266/-13.5/130/2/True/Play]
726 1:40 PMLouisville Morehead St. 72.1 59.1 83.5 [UTNP/237/63/-9.5/131.5/2/True/Play]
738 7:27 PMWisconsin Belmont 69.2 60.7 74.6 [UTNP/36/104/-4.5/125/2/True/Play]
728 7:15 PMBYU Wofford 77.3 71.1 66.2 [UTNP/284/213/-8/147/2/True/Play]
713 9:20 PMMichigan St. UCLA 64.0 59.2 65.4 [UTNP/98/249/1.5/126.5/2/True/Play]
708 12:15 PMW. Va. Clemson 64.4 61.1 60.5 [UTNP/25/74/-1.5/124.5/2/True/Play]
724 4:10 PMVanderbilt Richmond 67.7 64.4 59.6 [UTNP/18/272/-1.5/133/2/True/Play]
736 9:57 PMKansas St. Utah St. 66.2 64.5 55.4 [UTNP/345/51/-2/130.5/2/True/Play]
729 9:45 PMGonzaga Upset Watch St. John's 67.3 65.8 54.4 [UTNP/329/71/-2/134.5/2/True/Play]
718 9:50 PMCincinnati Upset Watch Missouri 69.4 67.9 54.7 [UTNP/52/59/1/139/2/True/Play]
733 2:10 PMPenn State Upset Watch Temple 61.6 60.9 52.3 [UTNP/102/22/-2.5/122/2/True/Play]
722 12:40 PMButler Upset Watch Old Dominion 61.9 61.7 50.4 [UTNP/122/151/2/124/2/True/Play]


Over/Under Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Home Rot Time (ET) Matchup Line Total Points Pick Pick% Calc Play
738 7:27 PMBELMONT vs WISCONSIN 125 129.9 Over 58.5 Calc --> [UTNP/36/104/-4.5/125/2/True/Play]
714 9:20 PMMICHIGAN ST. vs UCLA 126.5 123.1 Under 56.0 Calc --> [UTNP/98/249/1.5/126.5/2/True/Play]
712 6:50 PMUC SANTA BARBARA vs FLORIDA 130 133.3 Over 55.7 Calc --> [UTNP/113/264/-12.5/130/2/True/Play]
716 7:20 PMBUCKNELL vs UCONN 132 134.9 Over 54.9 Calc --> [UTNP/255/60/-10.5/132/2/True/Play]
732 4:40 PMN. COLORADO vs SDSU 130 132.1 Over 53.6 Calc --> [UTNP/80/216/-16/130/2/True/Play]
718 9:50 PMMISSOURI vs CINCINNATI 139 137.4 Under 52.7 Calc --> [UTNP/52/59/1/139/2/True/Play]
730 9:45 PMGONZAGA vs ST. JOHN'S 134.5 133.1 Under 52.3 Calc --> [UTNP/329/71/-2/134.5/2/True/Play]
728 7:15 PMWOFFORD vs BYU 147 148.4 Over 52.2 Calc --> [UTNP/284/213/-8/147/2/True/Play]
708 12:15 PMCLEMSON vs W. VA. 124.5 125.5 Over 51.8 Calc --> [UTNP/25/74/-1.5/124.5/2/True/Play]
724 4:10 PMRICHMOND vs VANDERBILT 133 132.1 Under 51.5 Calc --> [UTNP/18/272/-1.5/133/2/True/Play]
710 2:45 PMPRINCETON vs KENTUCKY 130 129.1 Under 51.5 Calc --> [UTNP/167/266/-13.5/130/2/True/Play]
734 2:10 PMPENN STATE vs TEMPLE 122 122.6 Over 51.0 Calc --> [UTNP/102/22/-2.5/122/2/True/Play]
722 12:40 PMOLD DOMINION vs BUTLER 124 123.6 Under 50.7 Calc --> [UTNP/122/151/2/124/2/True/Play]
726 1:40 PMMOREHEAD ST. vs LOUISVILLE 131.5 131.2 Under 50.6 Calc --> [UTNP/237/63/-9.5/131.5/2/True/Play]
736 9:57 PMUTAH ST. vs KANSAS ST. 130.5 130.7 Over 50.4 Calc --> [UTNP/345/51/-2/130.5/2/True/Play]
720 3:10 PMUNC - ASH vs PITTSBURGH 135.5 135.8 Over 50.4 Calc --> [UTNP/89/66/-17.5/135.5/2/True/Play]

In the picks above, Margin, Points For, Points Against and Total Points are averages from 50,000 games played. The Win% ATS is the percentage of games in which the team picked covers the noted spread. Similarly, the Pick% in the Over/Under table is the percentage of time that the Over or Under pick covers the total. These values represent the Predictalator's confidence in the pick and are used in the Play Value Key and Calculator. With all plays assumed to be -110, anything less than 52.38% confidence is not considered to be a worthwhile pick. To alter odds, click on "Calc" and adjust the Odds in the Play Value Calculator. Clicking on the "Play" button will allow you to run that game through the Customizable Predictalator. An "Upset Watch" icon will appear next to games where we believe the underdog is more like than not to win outright. Picks will be updated as needed due to injury (up to one hour before game time).

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Picks Pages:
Bracket Odds (free) Predictalated Bracket (free) Bracket Analysis (free)
First Four: Tuesday Picks Wednesday Picks
March 17 (Thursday, Round 1): Predictalator Picks (All 16 games) Paul's Picks (Top 4 Plays)
March 18 (Friday, Round 1): Predictalator Picks (All 16 games) Paul's Picks (Top 4 Plays)
Customize the Predictalator - Play the Games with Any Lines
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