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  1. #1 Stanford Sam's 2018 College Basketball Picks (starting on 1/10) 
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    I will be posting my college basketball picks daily and tracking my records on here from now on. So far, I have had a pretty profitable season on the college front, and am looking to provide some insight on each night's games.

    I won't keep track of profits/units on here, just picking accuracy. I don't make "gimme" picks to boost the record, and will pick ML generally for upsets. So hitting a bit over .500 should generate profit.

    The amount of picks I post will vary day-to-day. It will be usually around 10, but can be more or less depending on the amount of games being played.

    With that said, here are today's picks:


    1/10

    Michigan St. -21.5
    Furman -7
    Pittsburgh +20
    Kansas State -3
    Northwestern -4

    Youngstown State/Oakland OVER 165
    Mercer/Western Carolina OVER 146
    TCU/Texas OVER 142
    Cal Poly/Hawaii UNDER 138
    Georgia/Missouri UNDER 138


    Season Statistics


    Overall: 0-0 (0.0%)

    ATS: 0-0
    ML: 0-0
    O/U: 0-0


    Good luck!

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    S.Sam.........BOL with your action tonight and this season...........indy
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    Thanks man!
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    Will post tomorrow’s picks in the late morning most likely. Here's my scorecard for tonight:

    1/10 recap

    Michigan St. -21.5
    Furman -7
    Pittsburgh +20
    Kansas State -3
    Northwestern -4


    Youngstown State/Oakland OVER 165
    Mercer/Western Carolina OVER 146
    TCU/Texas OVER 142
    Cal Poly/Hawaii UNDER 138
    Georgia/Missouri UNDER 138


    7-3
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    Pretty good start. I could've used the couple overtimes in the Texas/TCU game in the Mercer/WCU game. I got caught biting at the 20 points in the Duke game; Pitt really sucks. Also, I fell for the "Sparty will bounce back" logic. In reality, Michigan State isn't that great, and Rutgers is actually pretty good this year.

    As for today's picks, same drill as yesterday. Five spread and five totals. Let's keep it rolling. Here they are:


    1/11


    William & Mary -8
    Elon -7
    Arizona State -7
    Coastal Carolina -2
    UT Martin -4

    Oral Roberts/South Dakota St OVER 152
    St.Mary's/Santa Clara UNDER 136
    Denver/North Dakota St OVER 139
    Stanford/Washington St UNDER 149
    Montana/Sacramento St OVER 143

    Last night: 7-3 (70.0%)


    Season Statistics

    Overall: 7-3 (70.0%)

    ATS: 3-2 (60.0%)
    ML: 0-0 (--)
    O/U: 4-1 (80.0%)


    Good luck!

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    Very nice start. Will look forward to your plays.
    Rotation numbers would be helpful, but, winners are more important.

    Thanks for posting.
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    And just like that, we are sub-.500.

    Wow, this was an absolutely dreadful night. I genuinely apologize for publishing this card. I think what's most frustrating is that I had a few more picks lined up but wasn't willing to pull the trigger--and those turned out to be winners. Part of me wishes I expanded the list.

    Those O/U's were razor thin. Could've won all five, but also could've lost all five. 2-2-1 seems appropriate.

    Hopefully we will get it turned around tomorrow.

    1/11 recap

    William & Mary -8
    Elon -7
    Arizona State -7
    Coastal Carolina -2
    UT Martin -4


    Oral Roberts/South Dakota St OVER 152
    St.Mary's/Santa Clara UNDER 136
    Denver/North Dakota St OVER 139

    Stanford/Washington St UNDER 149
    Montana/Sacramento St OVER 143
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    2-7-1
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    In my statistics, I will now include the "Good Vibes" statistic. Essentially, I compare my performance when someone says "Good Luck" prior to the slate of games, versus when there are no "Good Luck" comments. In the NBA, I hit over 65% when at least one person said "Good Luck," but hit a mere 40% when no one did. So far, the "Good Luck" theory is holding true on this thread too.

    Enough blabbing, here are the picks:


    1/12

    Brown +7.5
    Butler -5
    Niagra -1.5
    Rider -12
    Providence s/u

    VCU/Dayton OVER 146
    Nebraska/Penn State UNDER 140
    Ohio/Kent State UNDER 152
    Quinnipiac/Rider OVER 160
    Providence/DePaul OVER 149

    Last night: 2-7-1 (25.0%)

    Season Statistics

    Overall: 9-10-1 (47.5%)

    ATS: 3-7 (30.0%)
    ML: 0-0 (--)
    O/U: 6-3-1 (65.0%)

    Good vibes: 7-3 (70.0%)
    No good vibes: 2-7-1 (25.0%)


    Good luck!

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    Good luck!
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    Thanks nolajames!
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    This was a better night than last night obviously. I felt good about the spread picks and had four more that I almost posted--and I won all four of those as well. Luckily I played on a couple of those. Also I'm happy I cashed in on the first ML pick of the year. I bet on the spread of that game as well, and got the W. So that's 9/9 spread picks if I include the ones I didn't post here. I'll take it!

    I'm a little salty about the point total in the Nebraska/Penn State game (I would've had it if the game didn't go to OT). Oh well, that's the nature of O/U picks.


    1/12 recap


    Brown +7.5
    Butler -5
    Niagra -1.5
    Rider -12
    Providence s/u

    VCU/Dayton OVER 146
    Nebraska/Penn State UNDER 140
    Ohio/Kent State UNDER 152
    Quinnipiac/Rider OVER 160
    Providence/DePaul OVER 149


    7-3
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    The "Good Luck" theory is holding true so far (see season statistics). Bring the good vibes, and let's keep it rolling!

    Doing 20 picks today (18 ATS, 2 ML, 8 O/U). Here they are:

    1/13

    Xavier -3
    UConn +3
    Buffalo -16
    Drake -2
    Oregon +9
    William & Mary -2
    Notre Dame +5
    Furman -2.5
    Charlotte +13.5
    Hawaii -2

    Western Michigan s/u
    Montana s/u

    UConn/Tulane OVER 144
    West Virginia/Texas Tech UNDER 144
    Denver/South Dakota State OVER 149
    Oral Roberts/North Dakota State OVER 143
    Wichita State/Tulsa OVER 149
    Virginia Tech/Louisville UNDER 149
    Missouri/Arkansas UNDER 152
    Alabama/LSU OVER 150


    Season Statistics

    Overall: 16-13-1 (55.0%)

    ATS: 7-7 (50.0%)
    ML: 1-0 (100.0%)
    O/U: 8-6-1 (56.7%)

    Good vibes: 14-6 (70.0%)
    No good vibes: 2-7-1 (25.0%)


    Good luck!

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    Good luck ��
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    Thank you!
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    Nice day Stanford!
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    Thanks man, hopefully I can finish strong with Hawaii tonight--it'd push us to 60% through first 50 picks. The "Good Luck" theory always seems to work.

    Always nice to follow up a solid 7-3 night with another good scorecard. Gotta make sure if I'm off in the next day or two that I can hopefully still get a .500 day out of it, and not go something like 2-8 or 3-7.
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    Here's the recap of yesterday. Today's picks are coming shortly.

    1/13 recap


    Xavier -3
    UConn +3
    Buffalo -16
    Drake -2
    Oregon +9

    William & Mary -2
    Notre Dame +5
    Furman -2.5
    Charlotte +13.5
    Hawaii -2

    Western Michigan s/u
    Montana s/u


    UConn/Tulane OVER 144
    West Virginia/Texas Tech UNDER 144
    Denver/South Dakota State OVER 149
    Oral Roberts/North Dakota State OVER 143

    Wichita State/Tulsa OVER 149
    Virginia Tech/Louisville UNDER 149

    Missouri/Arkansas UNDER 152
    Alabama/LSU OVER 150


    12-7-1
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    A couple nice days in a row after the one bad day Thursday. 50 picks in. Let's keep it rolling.

    Here are the 10 picks for Sunday:

    1/14

    Niagra -1
    East Carolina +17.5
    Canisius -4.5
    Indiana State +9.5
    Northwestern +3

    Northwestern/Indiana UNDER 139
    St. Joes/Massachusetts OVER 146
    North Carolina State/Virginia UNDER 135
    Ohio State/Rutgers OVER 135
    Utah/USC UNDER 148

    Last night: 12-7-1 (62.5%)


    Season Statistics

    Overall: 28-20-2 (58.0%)

    ATS: 13-10-1 (56.3%)
    ML: 3-0 (100.0%)
    O/U: 12-10-1 (54.3%)

    Good vibes: 26-13-1 (66.3%)
    No good vibes: 2-7-1 (25.0%)


    Good luck!

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    Could've had a better day, but could've been worse. Felt like I should've gone 8-2 today, but we'll take 6-4.

    1/14 recap

    Niagra -1
    East Carolina +17.5
    Canisius -4.5
    Indiana State +9.5

    Northwestern +3

    Northwestern/Indiana UNDER 139

    St. Joes/Massachusetts OVER 146
    North Carolina State/Virginia UNDER 135
    Ohio State/Rutgers OVER 135
    Utah/USC UNDER 148

    6-4
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    Here is the Monday slate of picks. Keep bringing the good vibes!


    1/15

    Bucknell -4
    Florida State -3.5
    Cleveland State +17.5
    Kansas +6

    Providence s/u

    Bucknell/Colgate OVER 156
    Minnesota/Penn State UNDER 147
    Cleveland State/Northern Kentucky OVER 144
    Illinois/Nebraska UNDER 144
    Duke/Miami OVER 153

    Last night: 6-4 (60.0%)


    Season Statistics


    Overall: 34-24-2 (58.3%)

    ATS: 17-11-1 (60.3%)
    ML: 3-0 (100.0%)
    O/U: 14-13-1 (51.8%)

    Good vibes: 26-13-1 (66.3%)
    No good vibes: 8-11-1 (42.5%)


    Good luck!

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    S Sam: Best of Luck today.
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    Good Luck! also on Bucknell
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    Thank you guys! Good luck to you all as well!
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    Good luck today...
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