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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: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2010 5:51 pm
 

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

Hi Hammerboyy.. 

first 4 Tuesday's games will be tipped:  7:00 PM Eastern, 6:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM Mountain, 4:00 PM Pacific, 3:00 PM Alaska & 2:00 PM Hawaii...




Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2010 5:16 pm
 

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

Beer, when are these picks due?  Is tomorrow okay?  I have to do my job that pays the bills?



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 4:56 pm
 

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

question.

if you have a negative number say -4 in group 3 would your total be -12?



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2010 4:09 pm
 

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

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

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

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

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




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 3:37 pm
 

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

Group 4

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

Group 3

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

Group 2

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

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




Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 3:26 pm
 

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

Really, Beer? What do you have against Duke that makes you take both Wake Forest and North Carolina State(!!) over them? Also, I thought Group 1 was supposed to be the easiest. Group 2 was a lot easier IMO.
I don't have anything against Duke except I "want" them to lose.  As a Villanova fan, I know that Duke is certainly capable of stealing a #1 seed away from them.  Since it's just my "1" point game, I really have no confidence that they will lose... just hoping.

In terms of the "Groups", it's certainly plausible that Group 2 was easier to pick.  Based on our current standings, it's obvious I don't know what I'm doing so you're probably right!



Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 2:42 pm
 

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

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

Group 3:
9-West Virginia over Marshall
8-UNLV over Colorado State
7-Connecticut over St John's
6-Texas A&M over Oklahoma
5-Illinois State over Creighton
4-North Carolina over Wake Forest
3-Virginia Commonwealth over William & Mary
2-Ohio over Bowling Green
1-St. Bonaventure over Massachusetts

Group 2:

9-Tennessee over Alabama
8-Miami (Fla.) over Boston College
7-Cincinnati over South Florida
6-Tulsa over Oral Roberts
5-Richmond over Charlotte
4-Hofstra over George Mason
3-Southern Illinois over Bradley
2-Kent State over Buffalo
1-Iowa State over Texas Tech

Group 1:

9-Marquette over DePaul
8-Dayton over George Washington
7-Duke over North Carolina State
6-UAB over Southern Miss
5-Oklahoma State over Colorado
4-Purdue over Illinois
3-Davidson over Western Carolina
2-Utah over San Diego State
1-Northern Iowa over Wichita State

Really, Beer? What do you have against Duke that makes you take both Wake Forest and North Carolina State(!!) over them? Also, I thought Group 1 was supposed to be the easiest. Group 2 was a lot easier IMO.



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 2:24 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-TEMPLE over Xavier
5-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso
4-AKRON over Miami (Ohio)
3-MISSOURI STATE over Indiana State
2-GEORGIA TECH over Clemson
1-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown

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

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-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley
3-TEXAS TECH over Iowa State
2-George Mason over HOFSTRA
1-KENT STATE over Buffalo

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



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 1:42 pm
 

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

Group 4 (180 points possible)

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

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

 Group 2 (90 possible points)

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

 Group 1 (45 possible points)

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




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2010 1:39 pm
 

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

Group 4 (180 points possible)

9-MEMPHIS over Texas-El Paso

8-MISSISSIPPI over South Carolina

7-KANSAS over Baylor

6-PITTSBURGH over Georgetown

5-TEMPLE over Xavier

4-OHIO STATE over Northwestern

3-MISSOURI STATE over Indiana State

2-AKRON over Miami (Ohio)

1-GEORGIA TECH over Clemson

 

Group 3 (135 possible points)
9-WEST VIRGINIA over Marshall

8-TEXAS A&M over Oklahoma

7-UNLV over COLORADO STATE
6-CONNECTICUT over St. John’s

5-William and Mary over VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

4-MASSACHUSETTS over St. Bonaventure

3-BOWLING GREEN over Ohio

2-ILLINOIS STATE over Creighton

1-NORTH CAROLINA over Wake Forest

 

Group 2 (90 possible points)

9-MIAMI (FLA.) over Boston College

8-Tennessee over ALABAMA

7-CINCINATTI over South Florida

6-Tulsa over ORAL ROBERTS

5-RICHMOND over Charlotte

4-Iowa State over TEXAS TECH

3-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS over Bradley

2-George Mason over HOFSTRA 

1-KENT STATE over Buffalo

 

Group 1 (45 possible points)

9-Marquette over DEPAUL

8-DAYTON over George Washington

7-UAB over Southern Miss

6-Western Carolina over DAVIDSON

5-OKLAHOMA STATE over Colorado

4-Duke over NORTH CAROLINA STATE

3-San Diego State over UTAH

2-Northern Iowa over WICHITA STATE
1-ILLINOIS over Purdue



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