College Basketball Picks - 12/18/12

Last Updated: 12/18/2012 4:00 PM ET
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If you are getting a different line than our projection or you are interested in teaser plays or other exotics that use different lines, we've got you covered. Simply access the Customizable Predictalator or the Play Analyzer, which are available to run actual, future or totally hypothetical games while being able to input your own against-the-spread, money and over/under lines. Also, to know who we project to be OUT of each game, check out our injuries information.

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
537 9:00 PMSMU @UTAH 6 -1.1 60.3 Calc --> Play
552 8:00 PM@W. ILLINOIS UI-CHICAGO -1 4.7 58.6 Calc --> Play
526 7:00 PM@GEORGIA ST. Upset Watch SOUTHERN MISS 3.5 0.8 58.1 Calc --> Play
528 7:00 PM@S. FLORIDA YOUNGSTOWN ST. -5.5 8.6 56.7 Calc --> Play
547 7:00 PMFURMAN @WAKE FOREST 12 -7.8 55.8 Calc --> Play
557 9:00 PMJACKSONVILLE ST. @NEBRASKA 7.5 -5.3 54.4 Calc --> Play
549 7:30 PMOLD DOMINION @CHARLESTON 8 -5.2 54.1 Calc --> Play
540 9:00 PM@WYOMING DENVER -8.5 10.6 53.8 Calc --> Play
544 11:00 PM@UCLA LONG BEACH ST. -13.5 16.3 53.5 Calc --> Play
554 8:00 PM@MIDDLE TENN. TENN. ST. -12.5 14.9 53.3 Calc --> Play
536 9:00 PM@NC STATE STANFORD -7.5 9.2 52.7 Calc --> Play
556 8:00 PM@AUBURN TENN. TECH -9.5 10.8 52.1 Calc --> Play
561 7:00 PMWINTHROP @OHIO STATE 29 -27.8 51.8 Calc --> Play
542 10:00 PM@UC IRVINE LSU 1.5 -0.3 51.7 Calc --> Play
545 11:00 PMUC SANTA BARBARA @CALIFORNIA 13.5 -12.3 51.6 Calc --> Play
534 7:00 PM@VCU W. KENTUCKY -17.5 18.3 51.0 Calc --> Play
524 7:00 PM@BOWLING GREEN MICHIGAN ST. 12 -11.4 50.9 Calc --> Play
530 7:00 PM@KANSAS RICHMOND -14 14.6 50.8 Calc --> Play
522 7:00 PM@PURDUE BALL STATE -15.5 16.0 50.6 Calc --> Play
531 8:00 PMMIAMI (FL) @UCF -4 4.0 50.1 Calc --> Play


Straight-Up Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) Favorite Opponent Points For Points Against Win% Play
562 7:00 PM@Ohio State Winthrop 77.3 49.5 98.4 Play
522 7:00 PM@Purdue Ball State 72.0 56.0 89.3 Play
544 11:00 PM@UCLA Long Beach St. 76.5 60.2 88.7 Play
534 7:00 PM@VCU W. Kentucky 74.1 55.8 87.2 Play
530 7:00 PM@Kansas Richmond 75.4 60.8 86.1 Play
546 11:00 PM@California UC Santa Barbara 72.9 60.6 82.6 Play
540 9:00 PM@Wyoming Denver 64.8 54.2 81.0 Play
556 8:00 PM@Auburn Tenn. Tech 69.1 58.3 79.8 Play
528 7:00 PM@S. Florida Youngstown St. 66.2 57.6 76.0 Play
554 8:00 PM@Middle Tenn. Tenn. St. 71.5 56.6 74.8 Play
536 9:00 PM@NC State Stanford 74.1 64.9 74.7 Play
548 7:00 PM@Wake Forest Furman 69.1 61.3 72.9 Play
523 7:00 PMMichigan St. @Bowling Green 67.3 56.0 71.5 Play
558 9:00 PM@Nebraska Jacksonville St. 60.5 55.3 67.3 Play
552 8:00 PM@W. Illinois UI-Chicago 59.6 54.9 60.0 Play
531 8:00 PMMiami (FL) @UCF 68.1 64.0 59.7 Play
550 7:30 PM@Charleston Old Dominion 65.3 60.2 59.3 Play
538 9:00 PM@Utah SMU 59.7 58.5 53.9 Play
526 7:00 PM@Georgia St. Upset Watch Southern Miss 62.8 62.0 52.1 Play
541 10:00 PMLSU @UC Irvine 66.6 66.3 50.5 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
552 8:00 PMUI-CHICAGO @ W. ILLINOIS 104 114.5 Over 59.9 Calc --> Play
558 9:00 PMJACKSONVILLE ST. @ NEBRASKA 109 115.8 Over 59.9 Calc --> Play
544 11:00 PMLONG BEACH ST. @ UCLA 145 136.8 Under 59.7 Calc --> Play
522 7:00 PMBALL STATE @ PURDUE 122 127.9 Over 57.9 Calc --> Play
538 9:00 PMSMU @ UTAH 122.5 118.2 Under 56.0 Calc --> Play
546 11:00 PMUC SANTA BARBARA @ CALIFORNIA 138 133.5 Under 55.6 Calc --> Play
540 9:00 PMDENVER @ WYOMING 115.5 119.0 Over 54.9 Calc --> Play
536 9:00 PMSTANFORD @ NC STATE 143 139.0 Under 54.7 Calc --> Play
562 7:00 PMWINTHROP @ OHIO STATE 130 126.7 Under 54.2 Calc --> Play
548 7:00 PMFURMAN @ WAKE FOREST 133.5 130.4 Under 53.9 Calc --> Play
542 10:00 PMLSU @ UC IRVINE 138 132.8 Under 53.9 Calc --> Play
556 8:00 PMTENN. TECH @ AUBURN 124.5 127.4 Over 53.8 Calc --> Play
534 7:00 PMW. KENTUCKY @ VCU 133.5 129.8 Under 53.7 Calc --> Play
532 8:00 PMMIAMI (FL) @ UCF 135.5 132.1 Under 53.4 Calc --> Play
528 7:00 PMYOUNGSTOWN ST. @ S. FLORIDA 121.5 123.8 Over 53.2 Calc --> Play
530 7:00 PMRICHMOND @ KANSAS 134 136.1 Over 52.7 Calc --> Play
550 7:30 PMOLD DOMINION @ CHARLESTON 127 125.5 Under 51.1 Calc --> Play
554 8:00 PMTENN. ST. @ MIDDLE TENN. 129.5 128.2 Under 51.0 Calc --> Play
524 7:00 PMMICHIGAN ST. @ BOWLING GREEN 122.5 123.3 Over 50.7 Calc --> Play
526 7:00 PMSOUTHERN MISS @ GEORGIA ST. 124.5 124.8 Over 50.4 Calc --> 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 RL and O/U plays assumed to be -110, anything less than 52.38% confidence is not considered to be a worthwhile pick. To alter odds or to evaluate money-line plays, 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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