Against the odds (recap)

Final record for my pics during the tournament was 13-8. It’s a shame I didn’t put my money where my mouth is. Thirteen wins out of 21 games would have earned me a pretty penny in Vegas, particularly if I had varied the amount bet based on my predicted confidence level, since my top five picks were all winners.

Look for this to probably be a regular feature in my blog for all Big Ten games next season. I’m very curious on how the numbers might play out over the course of the season. In fact, over the summer I just might go back and see how the numbers would have played out this past year.

Here’s the details in declining order of my confidence in the picks.

  • Wisconsin over Cal St-Fullerton by 11.5 – pick Wisconsin (8.5) – win
  • North Carolina over Kansas by 4.0 – pick Kansas (8.0) – win
  • Memphis over Kansas by 2.0 – pick Kansas (5.0) – win
  • Texas over Austin Peay by 16.5 – pick Texas (4.7) – win
  • Louisville over Boise St by 13.5 – pick Louisville (4.7) – win
  • North Carlina over Louisville by 6.5 – pick Louisville (4.7) – loss
  • Southern Cal over Kansas St by 2.0 – pick Kansas St (4.5) – win
  • Duke over Belmont by 19.5 – pick Duke (4.4) – loss
  • UCLA over Miss Valley St by 32 – pick UCLA (3.9) – win
  • North Carolina over Arkansas by 12 – pick Arkansas (3.9) – loss
  • Kansas over Villanova by 12.0 – pick Kansas (3.8) – win
  • Xavier over Georgia by 7.5 – pick Xavier (3.8) – win
  • UCLA over Texas A&M by 10.5 – pick A&M (3.8) – loss
  • Wisconsin over Davidson by 5.0 – pick Wisconsin (3.7) – loss
  • Pitt over Michigan St by 2.5 – pick Michigan St (3.6) – win
  • Pitt over Oral Roberts by 10.0 – pick Oral Roberts (3.6) – loss
  • Davidson over Gonzaga by 2.0 – pick Gonzaga (3.4) – loss
  • Kansas over UNLV by 13.0 – pick Kansas (3.2) – win
  • Kent St over UNLV by 2.0 – pick UNLV (3.2) – win
  • Kentucky over Marquette by 4.5 – pick Kentucky (3.1) – loss
  • Washington St over Winthrop by 8.5 – pick Wash St (3.1) – win