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Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Posted on: January 18, 2010 12:09 pm
 

Just like last year, it’s time to mix it up a little bit.  I have a total of 36 games listed below for Tuesday and Wednesday but they are broken into 4 groups.  You need to pick and rank the games in each group like usual.  For the most part, each group contains 1 game from each conference.  Using my best judgment, those conference games were split into the groups based on “hardest” to pick to “easiest” to pick.  There are 45 possible points in each group.  However, at the conclusion of the games, your results for each “group” will be multiplied by the group number.  Bottom line, there are 450 points available but it’s not going to be easy:

Group 4 (180 possible points)
9-MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina
8-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso
7-KANSAS over Baylor
6-TEMPLE over Xavier
5-OHIO STATE over Northwestern
4-Clemson over GEORGIA TECH
3-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown
2-Indiana State over MISSOURI STATE
1-Miami (Ohio) over AKRON

Group 3 (135 possible points)
9-UNLV over COLORADO STATE
8-TEXAS A&M over Oklahoma
7-WEST VIRGINIA over Marshall
6-CONNECTICUT over St. John's
5-William & Mary over VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
4-NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest
3-Creighton over ILLINOIS STATE
2-BOWLING GREEN over Ohio
1-MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure

Group 2 (90 possible points)
9-MIAMI (FLA.) over Boston College
8-Tennessee over ALABAMA
7-Tulsa over ORAL ROBERTS
6-CINCINNATI over South Florida
5-RICHMOND over Charlotte
4-KENT STATE over Buffalo
3-Iowa State over TEXAS TECH
2-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
1-HOFSTRA over George Mason

Group 1 (45 possible points)
9-Marquette over DEPAUL
8-UAB over Southern Miss
7-Western Carolina over DAVIDSON
6-DAYTON over George Washington
5-San Diego State over UTAH
4-OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado
3-WICHITA STATE over Northern Iowa
2-ILLINOIS over Purdue
1-NORTH CAROLINA STATE over Duke

Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2010 11:01 am
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Beer, you work too damn hard!...but I've always LOVED your name.  How can I argue with Beer?...I can't!!   Good job on the brackets.  I don't know where you find the time, dude!

The spreadsheet does 95% of the work - I just copy and paste.  Gotta agree with you… Beer is a pretty awesome name.   You can’t go wrong with Beer!



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2010 10:34 am
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Beer, you work too damn hard!...but I've always LOVED your name.  How can I argue with Beer?...I can't!!   Good job on the brackets.  I don't know where you find the time, dude!



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2010 11:22 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Group 4 (180 possible points)

9-KANSAS over Baylor
8-MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina
7-OHIO STATE over Northwestern
6-AKRON over Miami (Ohio)
5-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso
4-MISSOURI STATE over Indiana State
3-GEORGIA TECH over Clemson
2-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown
1-Xavier over TEMPLE

Group 3 (135 possible points)

9-WEST VIRGINIA over Marshal
l8-CONNECTICUT over St. John's
7-UNLV over COLORADO STATE
6-ILLINOIS STATE over Creighton
5-NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest
4-William & Mary over VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
3-Ohio over BOWLING GREEN
2-MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure
1-Oklahoma over TEXAS A&M

Group 2 (90 possible points)

9-MIAMI (FLA.) over Boston College
8-CINCINNATI over South Florida
7-Tennessee over ALABAMA
6-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
5-Tulsa over ORAL ROBERTS
4-Buffalo over KENT STATE
3-TEXAS TECH over Iowa State
2-RICHMOND over Charlotte
1-HOFSTRA over George Mason

Group 1 (45 possible points)

9-UAB over Southern Miss
8-Duke over NORTH CAROLINA STATE
7-OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado
6-DAYTON over George Washington
5-Purdue over Illinois
4-Western Carolina over DAVIDSON
3-Marquette over DEPAUL
2-San Diego State over UTAH
1-WICHITA STATE over Northern Iowa



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2010 10:50 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Beer - nice game... however I found group 1 the hardest to pick, then 3, then 4 and 2. I guess it is all subjective!

Group 4 (180 possible points)

9-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso
8-OHIO STATE over Northwestern
7-KANSAS over Baylor
6-MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina
5-AKRON over Miami (Ohio)
4-GEORGIA TECH over Clemson
3-MISSOURI STATE over Indiana State
2-TEMPLE over Xavier
1-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown


Group 3 (135 possible points)

9-WEST VIRGINIA over Marshall
8-TEXAS A&M over Oklahoma
7-MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure
6-CONNECTICUT over St. John's
5- VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH over William & Mary
4-NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest
3-ILLINOIS STATE over Creighton
2-UNLV over COLORADO STATE
1-Ohio over BOWLING GREEN

Group 2 (90 possible points)

9-MIAMI (FLA.) over Boston College
8-CINCINNATI over South Florida
7-Tennessee over ALABAMA
6-Tulsa over ORAL ROBERTS
5-RICHMOND over Charlotte
4-KENT STATE over Buffalo
3-TEXAS TECH over Iowa State
2-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
1-HOFSTRA over George Mason


Group 1 (45 possible points)
9-UAB over Southern Miss
8-OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado
7-Marquette over DEPAUL
6-Duke over NORTH CAROLINA STATE
5-DAYTON over George Washington
4-Northern Iowa over WICHITA STATE
3-Purdue over Illinois
2-UTAH over San Diego State
1-DAVIDSON over Western Carolina





Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

I made work wait. 

Group 4 (180 possible points)
9-MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina
8-KANSAS over Baylor
7-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso
6-OHIO STATE over Northwestern

5-TEMPLE over Xavier
4-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown
3-Clemson over GEORGIA TECH
2-Miami (Ohio) over AKRON

1-Indiana State over MISSOURI STATE

 

Group 3 (135 possible points)
9-WEST VIRGINIA over Marshall
8-UNLV over COLORADO STATE
7-TEXAS A&M over Oklahoma
6-CONNECTICUT over St. John's
5-William & Mary over VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
4-MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure
3-Creighton over ILLINOIS STATE
2-BOWLING GREEN over Ohio
1-NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest

 

Group 2 (90 possible points)
9-MIAMI (FLA.) over Boston College
8-Tennessee over ALABAMA
7-Tulsa over ORAL ROBERTS
6-CINCINNATI over South Florida
5-RICHMOND over Charlotte
4-KENT STATE over Buffalo
3-TEXAS TECH over Iowa State
2-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
1-HOFSTRA over George Mason

 

Group 1 (45 possible points)
9-Marquette over DEPAUL

8-Duke over NORTH CAROLINA STATE
7-UAB over Southern Miss

6-DAYTON over George Washington
5-Western Carolina over DAVIDSON
4-San Diego State over UTAH
3-OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado
2-Northern Iowa over WICHITA STATE
1-Purdue over ILLINOIS



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 7:31 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Here's what I was thinking:  Your 4 point game in Group 3 will be worth 12 points (4*3).  If you get it right, that's +12.  If you get it wrong, that's -12.  Your 3 point game in Group 4 is also worth 12 (3*4) as is your 6 point game in Group 2 (6*2).  Hope that makes sense...Got it. Phew, some people could lose a ton of points and gain a ton!

It's going to get veryyy interesting



Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2010 7:24 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

GROUP 4 (180 POINTS POSSIBLE)


9- OHIO STATE over Northwestern
8- MEMPHIS over Texas El-Paso
7- MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina
6- KANSAS over Baylor
5- PITTSBURGH over Georgetown
4- GEORGIA TECH over Clemson
3- TEMPLE over Xavier
2- MISSOURI STATE over Indiana State
1- AKRON over Miami (Ohio)


GROUP 3 (135 POINTS POSSIBLE)

9- WEST VIRGINIA over Marshall
8- ILLINOIS STATE over Creighton
7- TEXAS A&M over Oklahoma
6- CONNECTICUT over St. John's
5- NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest
4- UNLV over COLORADO STATE
3- BOWLING GREEN over Ohio
2- MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure
1- William & Mary over VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH


GROUP 2 (90 POINTS POSSIBLE)

9- CINCINATTI over South Florida
8- TEXAS TECH over Iowa State
7- RICHMOND over Charlotte
6- SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
5- KENT STATE over Buffalo
4- Tennessee over ALABAMA
3- MIAMI (FLA) over Boston College
2- HOFSTRA over George Mason
1- ORAL ROBERTS over Tulsa


GROUP 1 (45 TOTAL POINTS)

9- UAB over Southern Miss
8- DAYTON over George Washington
7- OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado
6- Western Carolina over DAVIDSON
5- ILLINOIS over Purdue
4- Northern Iowa over WICHITA STATE
3- San Diego State over UTAH
2. DUKE over North Carolina State
1-DEPAUL over Marquette




Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 6:17 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Group 4 (180 possible points)
9-MISSOURI STATE over Indiana State
8-KANSAS over Baylor
7-AKRON over Miami (Ohio)
6-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso
5-TEMPLE over Xavier
4-MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina
3-OHIO STATE over Northwestern
2-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown
1-GEORGIA TECH over Clemson

Group 3 (135 possible points)
9-TEXAS A&M over Oklahoma
8-WEST VIRGINIA over Marshall
7-BOWLING GREEN over Ohio
6-CONNECTICUT over St. John's
5-NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest
4-ILLINOIS STATE over Creighton
3-VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH over William & Mary
2-COLORADO STATE over UNLV
1-MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure

Group 2 (90 possible points)
9-CINCINNATI over South Florida
8-Tennessee over ALABAMA
7-MIAMI (FLA.) over Boston College
6-RICHMOND over Charlotte
5-TEXAS TECH over Iowa State 
4-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
3-KENT STATE over Buffalo
2-ORAL ROBERTS over Tulsa
1-George Mason over HOFSTRA

Group 1 (45 possible points)
9-Marquette over DEPAUL
8-DAYTON over George Washington
7-UAB over Southern Miss
6-OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado
5-Western Carolina over DAVIDSON
4-Duke over NORTH CAROLINA STATE
3-ILLINOIS over Purdue
2-UTAH over San Diego State
1-WICHITA STATE over Northern Iowa





Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

Geo - Thanks for answering Hammerboyy's question and covering all of the time zones!

Hammer - Have fun paying the bills!!! Hope you can still post your picks before the games start tomorrow...



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 6:06 pm
 

Daily Picks: 1/19 & 1/20... The Game Has Changed!

if you have a negative number say -4 in group 3 would your total be -12?
Here's what I was thinking:  Your 4 point game in Group 3 will be worth 12 points (4*3).  If you get it right, that's +12.  If you get it wrong, that's -12.  Your 3 point game in Group 4 is also worth 12 (3*4) as is your 6 point game in Group 2 (6*2).  Hope that makes sense...


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