My opening round picks against the odds finished at 8-4. Best of all, my top four picks, i.e. those with the biggest delta vs Vegas, were all winners. If I were a betting man that would be nice money in my pocket.
Here’s the picks for the round of 32 using the same criteria, my predicted spread must be at least three points greater than Vegas line. The number in parens represents my delta from the Vegas prediction.
- North Carolina over Arkansas by 12 – pick Arkansas (3.9) – loss
- UCLA over Texas A&M by 10.5 – pick A&M (3.8) – loss
- Pitt over Michigan St by 2.5 – pick Michigan St (3.6) – win
- Kansas over UNLV by 13.0 – pick Kansas (3.2) – win