Monday, November 20, 2017

Basketball Predictions - 21 Nov

Upset picks are in italics.
Pick of the Day in bold.

Chicago at LA Lakers - Lakers by 7

Mars Hill at Winthrop - Eagles by 26
Manhattan vs. Missouri State - Bears by 10
Iowa vs. South Dakota State - Hawkeyes by 6.5
Montana State vs. Binghamton - Bobcats by 3
Marquette vs. (6) Wichita State - Shockers by 12.5
Northern Illinois vs. FAU - Huskies by 4
Louisiana vs. Wyoming - Cowboys by 1
SE Missouri State vs. CSU Northridge - Redhawks by 0.5
Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State - Cowboys by 15.5
VCU vs. California - Rams by 6.5
Delaware vs. NC Wesleyan - Blue Hens by 17.5
Brevard at Gardner-Webb - Bulldogs by 25.5
UAB vs. Buffalo - Blazers by 0.5
UMKC vs. Georgia Southern - Eagles by 11
Penn State vs. (16) Texas A&M - Aggies by 7.5
Trinity Baptist at Citadel - Bulldogs by 17.5
Louisiana Tech vs. George Mason - Bulldogs by 2.5
Southern Illinois at (19) Louisville - Cardinals by 15.5
Houston Baptist at Virginia Tech - Hokies by 18.5
Bryant at Rutgers - Scarlet Knights by 17
Western Carolina at Massachusetts - Minutemen by 17
Ohio Valley at VMI - Keydets by 15
SE Louisiana at Kent State - Golden Flashes by 18
Coppin State at Central Connecticut - Blue Devils by 12
York (PA) at Mt. St. Mary's - Mountaineers by 21.5
Staten Island at Wagner - Seahawks by 19.5
Morehead State at IUPUI - Jaguars by 6.5
Shenandoah at William & Mary - Tribe by 21.5
American at New Hampshire - Wildcats by 15.5
Columbia at Army - Black Knights by 9
Edward Waters at North Florida - Ospreys by 22.5
Goucher at Loyola (MD) - Greyhounds by 21
Westminster (PA) at Youngstown State - Penguins by 20
Franciscan at St. Francis (PA) - Red Flash by 26
Grambling at Bethune-Cookman - Wildcats by 4
Goldey-Beacom at Morgan State - Bears by 15
Mid-Atlantic Christian at North Carolina A&T - Aggies by 17.5
Richmond vs. (12) Cincinnati - Bearcats by 19
Wisconsin vs. (23) UCLA - Badgers by 3
Longwood at UNC Greensboro - Spartans by 29.5
Central Arkansas at South Carolina State - Bears by 6
Florida Gulf Coast at Middle Tennessee - Blue Raiders by 4
Penn vs. Towson - Tigers by 5
Texas Southern at (3) Kansas - Jayhawks by 26.5
Alabama A&M at (14) Minnesota - Gophers by 31
New Orleans at Memphis - Tigers by 10.5
Samford at Valparaiso - Crusaders by 17.5
Northwestern State at UL Monroe - Warhawks by 21.5
Mississippi Valley State at Loyola Chicago - Ramblers by 24
Canisius at Tennessee State - Tigers by 4.5
Methodist at High Point - Panthers by 23
Northland at North Dakota - Hawks by 24

East-West at Chicago State - Cougars by 12.5
Fresno State vs. Evansville - Bulldogs by 1
UT Arlington at (25) Alabama - Crimson Tide by 5.5
Niagara at BYU - Cougars by 15.5
Pacific at Air Force - Falcons by 12.5
Tennessee Tech at New Mexico - Lobos by 12.5
Northern New Mexico vs. Northern Colorado - Bears by 17.5
Sonoma State at San Francisco - Dons by 24
Davidson at Nevada - Wolf Pack by 4.5
Benedictine (AZ) at Southern Utah - Thunderbirds by 15.5
(22) Baylor vs. Creighton - Bluejays by 1
UC Davis at Sacramento State - Aggies by 2


Results

NBA: 8-3 (.727) 153-98 overall (.610)
Upsets: 2-1 (.667) 22-31 overall (.415)
College Basketball: 53-7 (.883) 639-117 overall (.845)
Upsets: 3-2 (.600) 16-20 overall (.444)
Pick of the Day: 11-0

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Basketball Predictions - 20 Nov

Upset picks are in italics.
Pick of the Day in bold.

Minnesota at Charlotte - Hornets by 0.5
Cleveland at Detroit - Pistons by 8
Indiana at Orlando - Pacers by 0.5
Utah at Philadelphia - 76ers by 6
LA Clippers at New York - Knicks by 2.5
Portland at Memphis - Grizzlies by 1.5
Washington at Milwaukee - Wizards by 2
Oklahoma City at New Orleans - Thunder by 3
Boston at Dallas - Celtics by 11.5
Atlanta at San Antonio - Spurs by 9
Denver at Sacramento - Nuggets by 8.5

UMKC vs. Manhattan - Kangaroos by 3
Louisiana vs. Iowa - Hawkeyes by 2
Toccoa Falls at Charleston Southern - Buccaneers by 19.5
Missouri State vs. Georgia Southern - Eagles by 8
Eastern Kentucky vs. Prairie View A&M - Colonels by 9
Marquette vs. VCU - Golden Eagles by 0.5
South Dakota State vs. Wyoming - Cowboys by 4
Jacksonville State vs. Savannah State - Gamecocks by 18
(6) Wichita State vs. California - Shockers by 19.5
Eastern Washington vs. Georgia State - Panthers by 9
UAB vs. Richmond - Blazers by 17.5
Penn vs. Northern Illinois - Quakers by 4
Molloy at St. John's - Red Storm by 32.5
Furman at (1) Duke - Blue Devils by 15.5
(16) Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State - Cowboys by 2.5
(23) UCLA vs. Creighton - Bluejays by 5.5
Long Beach State at (24) West Virginia - Mountaineers by 19
Oakland at Syracuse - Orange by 9.5
Jackson State at Maryland - Terrapins by 25.5
Cleveland State at East Carolina - Pirates by 2
Delaware State at East Tennessee State - Buccaneers by 24
Delaware at UNC Greensboro - Spartans by 12.5
Rider at George Washington - Colonials by 2.5
Oneonta State at Albany - Great Danes by 31
Lake Erie at Bowling Green - Falcons by 23.5
Siena at Bucknell - Bison by 15
Webber Int at Jacksonville - Dolphins by 14
Paine at USC Upstate - Spartans by 21
Ave Maria at Stetson - Hatters by 15
Tiffin at Wright State - Raiders by 21.5
Johnson & Wales (NC) at Campbell - Camels by 27.5
Presbyterian at Charlotte - 49ers by 16.5
Albany State (GA) at Florida A&M - Rattlers by 9.5
Maryland-Eastern Shore at St. Bonaventure - Bonnies by 15
(12) Cincinnati vs. Buffalo - Bearcats by 13
Alabama State at Chattanooga - Mocs by 18
FAU vs. Towson - Tigers by 12
Troy at (7) Kentucky - Wildcats by 18.5
Emporia State at Missouri - Tigers by 32
Green Bay at Mississippi State - Bulldogs by 10
Lipscomb at Abilene Christian - Wildcats by 2.5
Northern Arizona at Kansas State - Wildcats by 34.5
Mount Marty at South Dakota - Coyotes by 30
Oral Roberts vs. Montana - Grizzlies by 8
Howard at Arkansas State - Red Wolves by 10
UT Rio Grande at North Texas - Mean Green by 5.5
Eastern Oregon at Utah Valley - Wolverines by 28.5
Blue Mountain at Southern Miss - Golden Eagles by 17
Hampton at (13) Xavier - Musketeers by 30
(13) Notre Dame at Chaminade - Irish by 29
Omaha at TCU - Horned Frogs by 16.5
Norfolk State at Grand Canyon - Antelopes by 20
Arkansas Pine Bluff at Air Force - Falcons by 20
(25) Baylor vs. Wisconsin - Bears by 2.5
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh - Nittany Lions by 6.5
Little Rock at San Diego - Toreros by 14.5
Utah State at Portland State - Vikings by 4
Rice at UNLV - Rebels by 11
UC Santa Barbara at Pepperdine - Waves by 0.5
Eastern Illinois at San Diego State - Aztecs by 9
Michigan vs. LSU - Wolverines by 1
(9) North Carolina at Stanford - Tar Heels by 9
Ole Miss vs. Utah - Utes by 3.5

Results

NBA: 3-3 (.500) 145-95 overall (.604)
Upsets: 20-30 overall (.400)
College Basketball: 48-14 (.774) 586-110 overall (.842)
Upsets: 1-5 (.167) 13-18 overall (.419)
Pick of the Day: 10-0

College Football Rankings - 19 Nov

There is a new #1 team this week, and they weren't even ranked in the top 10 just 3 weeks ago, but after two straight solid wins over ranked teams, and being the only ranked team to beat a good team this week, the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers are now #1. Alabama stayed at #3, and a large part of that is the fact that the Tide have played the 2nd-easiest schedule of any top 25 team this season, ahead of only AAC leader UCF, and they didn't help that with their late-season FCS cupcake this week. The good news for the Tide is that they can change that in the next 2 weeks, when they have a chance of playing 2 top 10 teams in a row, though a loss at Auburn this week would end their regular season and create major problems for the playoff committee. Here are my full current rankings, with projected conference champs in bold.





Rec
ProjRec

TW
LW
Team
Rating
W
L
W
L
SOS
MOV
1
4
Wisconsin
-22.94
11
0
12
0
36
3
2
1
Penn State
-22.49
9
2
10
2
18
7
3
3
Alabama
-22.07
11
0
11
1
78
2
4
2
Ohio State
-22.05
9
2
10
2
25
5
5
6
Clemson
-21.16
10
1
11
1
26
9
6
5
Notre Dame
-20.11
9
2
10
2
11
15
7
7
Auburn
-19.61
9
2
10
2
47
4
8
8
Oklahoma
-19.58
10
1
11
1
28
10
9
11
TCU
-19.47
9
2
10
2
20
11
10
9
Georgia
-19.12
10
1
11
1
45
8
11
13
Miami
-17.09
10
0
11
0
44
14
12
14
UCF
-17.04
10
0
11
0
106
1
13
10
Washington
-16.82
9
2
10
2
65
6
14
12
Oklahoma State
-15.71
8
3
9
3
14
21
15
15
Michigan
-14.97
8
3
8
4
12
26
16
17
Wake Forest
-13.68
7
4
8
4
8
37
17
16
Iowa
-12.94
6
5
7
5
4
59
18
20
Mississippi State
-12.79
8
3
9
3
41
23
19
24
Purdue
-12.75
5
6
6
6
6
51
20
19
Iowa State
-12.47
7
4
8
4
24
30
21
18
Virginia Tech
-12.26
8
3
9
3
56
22
22
21
USC
-11.86
10
2
10
2
29
31
23
26
Northwestern
-11.72
8
3
9
3
16
44
24
23
NC State
-11.5
7
4
8
4
10
47
25
28
Texas
-10.82
6
5
7
5
19
40
26
35
Louisville
-10.8
7
4
8
4
34
36
27
22
Stanford
-10.67
8
3
8
4
42
29
28
27
Boise State
-9.773
9
2
9
3
80
18
29
30
LSU
-9.708
8
3
9
3
46
32
30
25
Michigan State
-9.043
8
3
9
3
5
80
31
39
Memphis
-8.572
9
1
10
1
88
20
32
32
Boston College
-8.537
6
5
7
5
7
70
33
33
Washington State
-8.17
9
2
9
3
66
35
34
41
Florida State
-8.011
4
6
5
6
2
82
35
34
Florida Atlantic
-7.771
8
3
9
3
98
16
36
38
Toledo
-7.566
9
2
10
2
85
19
37
29
West Virginia
-7.186
7
4
7
5
50
50
38
36
Ohio
-6.58
8
3
9
3
107
17
39
31
Georgia Tech
-6.288
5
5
5
6
23
58
40
53
Indiana
-5.968
5
6
5
7
21
68
41
50
Oregon
-5.661
6
5
7
5
33
64
42
51
Kansas State
-5.499
6
5
6
6
58
52
43
52
Missouri
-5.323
6
5
7
5
76
41
44
44
San Diego State
-5.166
9
2
10
2
94
24
45
37
Arizona
-5.053
7
4
7
5
83
39
46
40
South Florida
-4.951
9
1
9
2
127
12
47
54
Navy
-4.949
6
4
7
5
32
66
48
61
Duke
-4.735
5
6
5
7
49
67
49
48
Fresno State
-4.664
8
3
9
3
92
25
50
46
South Carolina
-4.463
8
3
8
4
71
46
51
45
Northern Illinois
-4.278
8
3
8
4
99
27
52
59
Utah
-3.943
5
6
6
6
55
62
53
43
Texas Tech
-3.916
5
6
5
7
27
79
54
42
Minnesota
-3.843
5
6
5
7
37
73
55
58
Texas A&M
-3.333
7
4
7
5
68
65
56
56
Arizona State
-3.306
6
5
7
5
51
74
57
49
SMU
-3.152
6
5
7
5
62
61
58
55
Army
-2.902
8
3
8
4
102
33
59
47
Syracuse
-2.572
4
7
4
8
13
95
60
71
Nebraska
-2.067
4
7
4
8
3
106
61
67
UCLA
-1.959
5
6
6
6
15
91
62
60
Houston
-1.91
6
4
7
4
82
48
63
57
Arkansas State
-1.819
6
3
7
4
125
13
64
70
California
-1.394
5
6
5
7
48
81
65
68
Maryland
-1.135
4
7
4
8
1
109
66
63
Eastern Michigan
-0.991
4
7
5
7
70
57
67
79
Virginia
-0.607
6
5
6
6
43
89
68
66
Kentucky
-0.59
7
4
7
5
60
75
69
69
Western Michigan
-0.57
6
5
6
6
101
45
70
73
Troy
-0.257
8
2
9
3
121
28
71
64
Wyoming
-0.245
7
4
8
4
97
60
72
76
Utah State
-0.134
6
5
6
6
81
56
73
65
Marshall
0.255
7
4
8
4
116
34
74
80
Pittsburgh
0.3119
4
7
4
8
54
94
75
62
Rutgers
0.4242
4
7
4
8
9
105
76
77
Central Michigan
0.58
7
4
8
4
89
55
77
81
Florida
0.5972
4
6
4
7
35
97
78
72
Colorado State
0.6179
7
5
7
5
104
49
79
75
Colorado
1.0877
5
6
5
7
72
83
80
78
Buffalo
1.4138
5
6
5
7
100
53
81
74
Ole Miss
1.6672
5
6
5
7
74
87
82
90
North Carolina
2.01
3
8
3
9
40
100
83
82
Akron
2.1354
6
5
7
5
61
86
84
85
Appalachian State
2.1756
6
4
7
5
119
42
85
83
North Texas
2.9376
8
3
9
3
103
63
86
88
Tulane
3.2617
5
6
5
7
79
85
87
84
Air Force
3.5002
4
7
5
7
63
92
88
92
Arkansas
4.3062
4
7
4
8
31
110
89
91
UT San Antonio
4.3839
6
4
6
5
129
38
90
87
Tennessee
4.5205
4
7
5
7
39
108
91
86
Miami (OH)
4.6612
4
7
5
7
93
84
92
89
Temple
4.6999
5
6
5
7
77
93
93
96
Tulsa
4.9543
2
9
3
9
53
99
94
97
Southern Miss
5.3292
7
4
7
5
128
43
95
95
Louisiana Tech
5.8925
5
6
6
6
117
69
96
99
Baylor
6.5667
1
10
1
11
38
116
97
100
Nevada
7.1885
2
9
3
9
67
101
98
94
UAB
7.2042
7
4
8
4
126
54
99
107
UMass
7.3235
4
7
4
7
120
76
100
93
Vanderbilt
7.5082
4
7
4
8
59
112
101
104
Illinois
7.761
2
9
2
10
17
120
102
105
UNLV
8.0946
5
6
5
7
108
90
103
98
Middle Tennessee
8.2612
5
6
6
6
113
77
104
110
Louisiana Monroe
8.2862
4
6
4
7
105
88
105
106
BYU
8.8514
3
9
3
10
73
107
106
103
New Mexico State
9.088
5
5
6
6
109
78
107
109
Georgia State
9.2801
6
3
7
4
123
71
108
108
Western Kentucky
10.194
6
5
6
6
130
72
109
111
Florida Intl
10.245
6
4
7
4
111
96
110
101
Cincinnati
10.673
3
7
4
7
57
115
111
112
New Mexico
10.898
3
8
3
9
87
111
112
113
Bowling Green
12.228
2
9
2
10
69
117
113
102
South Alabama
12.398
4
7
4
8
112
103
114
114
Oregon State
12.634
1
10
1
11
30
125
115
118
Louisiana
12.85
5
5
6
6
114
98
116
115
Idaho
13.156
3
7
4
8
124
102
117
119
Connecticut
13.522
3
8
3
9
64
123
118
117
Hawaii
13.877
3
8
4
8
96
113
119
116
Old Dominion
13.946
5
6
5
7
115
104
120
120
Kansas
14.687
1
10
1
11
22
128
121
125
Georgia Southern
15.314
1
9
2
10
90
119
122
122
East Carolina
15.416
3
8
3
9
86
121
123
124
Coastal Carolina
17.381
2
9
3
9
118
114
124
121
Kent State
18.187
2
9
2
10
52
127
125
127
Texas State
18.736
2
9
2
10
122
118
126
123
Ball State
19.755
2
9
2
10
84
126
127
128
Rice
19.782
1
10
1
11
95
122
128
126
Charlotte
21.74
1
10
1
11
110
124
129
130
San Jose State
23.454
1
11
1
12
75
130
130
129
UTEP
24.412
0
11
0
12
91
129