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    Mostly totals

    Hey folks. Long time no see. (Just checked and this is my first post here in about a year and a half.)

    For those who donít know or donít remember me, I like to bet college basketball totals. Hereís a thread I did a few seasons ago: https://www.sportsbookreview.com/for...ll-thread.html

    Nothing super exciting, but provided for background on how I approach this.

    Since that thread, I took last season off from trying to model games. I did things mostly by hand, and it sucked. This year, I spent more time than I care to admit working on a new model. Frustrated with that, I scrapped everything and started over.

    Why am I telling you this? Because the new model I have has not been back tested even a little bit (and I donít think I could even if I had the time). Weíre doing this in real time, so there is a possibility of spectacular failure.

    I sometimes struggle with follow through, so I may not post plays here every day. That said, barring something unforeseen, I will update my model daily. Here is a link to it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...I57aFRLlGprep0

    I just went live with it this week and the results are very encouraging (especially for overs and underdogs). Hereís how to read it:

    Highlighted team in Column A or C is the ATS pick at at the line posted in the model (always check for changing lines).

    The purple games in Column K indicate an under pick, and the other color is an over pick (again, at the total posted in the spreadsheet).

    What is different this year?

    Pace is still king for me, and thatís where I start with every game - predicted possessions. From there I adjust for offensive and defensive efficiencies to come up with an initial score. Then I adjust again for point distribution (FT, 2, and 3). With that I have predicted scores that I then compare to lines.

    I use this model as a tool in making picks. I will do my best to post my picks here, but I canít offer any kind of schedule as to when that will be. That said, anyone who remembers me knows that Iím always happy to answer questions.

    Good luck to everyone this season. Hoping for some positive results and good discussions!
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    12/6

    Mississippi Valley St/Missouri St o141.5
    Idaho St/Pepperdine o148
    North Dakota/Montana o131.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/6

    Mississippi Valley St/Missouri St o141.5
    Idaho St/Pepperdine o148
    North Dakota/Montana o131.5

    2-1 +.9u
    YTD: 2-1 +.9u
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    12/7

    1:00
    Eastern Michigan/Detroit o144.5
    UMass/Harvard o137.5
    Stetson/VMI o129

    2:00
    Youngstown St/Western Michigan o138.5

    3:00
    Arkansas St/Tulsa o129.5

    6:00
    Fresno St/Utah St o137

    7:00
    Cleveland St/Kent St o135.5

    8:00
    North Dakota St +5
    Middle Tennessee/Murray St o145

    9:00
    Sacramento St/Fullerton o122.5


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    Welcome back!

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    Thanks Wesley. Hope I can bring something useful to the season.

    To that end, I am going to try to post a Dog of the Day* that I will track separately from my “main” picks. These are plays for fun at .5u each. The today’s play:

    2:00 Wake Forest +220




    * I’m not going to force a dog every day. When I see one I like, I’ll post it.
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    GL today

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/7

    1:00
    Eastern Michigan/Detroit o144.5
    UMass/Harvard o137.5
    Stetson/VMI o129

    2:00
    Youngstown St/Western Michigan o138.5

    3:00
    Arkansas St/Tulsa o129.5

    6:00
    Fresno St/Utah St o137

    7:00
    Cleveland St/Kent St o135.5

    8:00
    North Dakota St +5
    Middle Tennessee/Murray St o145

    9:00
    Sacramento St/Fullerton o122.5


    5-5 -.5u
    YTD: 7-6 +.4u

    Not sure if/when I’ll have Sunday plays, but I will updated the model before games start.
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    12/8

    1:00 Colgate/Niagara o142

    2:00 South Alabama/Richmond o138

    6:30 Grand Canyon +9

    7:00 Eastern Kentucky/Northern Kentucky o145


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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/8

    1:00 Colgate/Niagara o142

    2:00 South Alabama/Richmond o138

    6:30 Grand Canyon +9

    7:00 Eastern Kentucky/Northern Kentucky o145


    1-2-1 -1.2u
    YTD: 8-8 -.8u
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    Passing today unless we see some major line movements.

    Thanks to the small card, I was able to update the layout of my model (link in first post of this thread). I also added a key in the results tab, but I don't mind answering questions if something doesn't make sense. Feedback on the layout is appreciated.

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    12/9

    8:00 Minnesota/Iowa u147.5


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    Also:

    12/9

    8:00 Alabama State/South Dakota o137


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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/9

    8:00 Minnesota/Iowa u147.5


    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    Also:

    12/9

    8:00 Alabama State/South Dakota o137



    1-1 -.1u
    YTD: 9-9 -.9u
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    12/10 (more plays than I expected)


    7:00
    UMBC/Towson o127.5
    Temple -11

    7:30
    UMKC/McNeese St o138
    Tennessee St/Little Rock o133

    8:00
    Grambling/UL Monroe o139

    9:00
    Nevada/BYU u153.5
    Denver +11
    Butler/Baylor u131

    Dog of the Day: UConn +115


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    why in the hell do you like the under in the byu game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_Millz View Post
    why in the hell do you like the under in the byu game?
    Sorry, just saw this. I had 73 predicted possessions, which is low for a 150+ number. Looking at the matchups, I thought the three point defenses would take away what both teams like to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/10 (more plays than I expected)


    7:00
    UMBC/Towson o127.5
    Temple -11

    7:30
    UMKC/McNeese St o138
    Tennessee St/Little Rock o133

    8:00
    Grambling/UL Monroe o139

    9:00
    Nevada/BYU u153.5
    Denver +11
    Butler/Baylor u131

    Dog of the Day: UConn +115


    7-1 +5.9u
    YTD: 16-10 +5u

    Dog of the Day: 0-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    7-1 +5.9u
    YTD: 16-10 +5u

    Dog of the Day: 0-2
    Nice work and year. Tailing.

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    12/11

    8:00 Boise St/Tulsa o131.5

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    This is probably it for 12/11:

    7:00 Cornell/Colgate o138

    8:30 Troy/Jacksonville St o137


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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    This is probably it for 12/11:

    7:00 Cornell/Colgate o138

    8:30 Troy/Jacksonville St o137



    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/11

    8:00 Boise St/Tulsa o131.5


    0-3 -3.3u
    YTD: 16-13 +1.7u
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    12/12

    7:00 Southern/Wright St o142

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/12

    7:00 Southern/Wright St o142


    1-0 +1u
    YTD: 17-13 +2.7u
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    12/13

    8:00 UTRGV/Creighton o141

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    Good to see you back.

    I know from the past, a lot of work goes into every play.

    DD

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubledime View Post
    Good to see you back.

    I know from the past, a lot of work goes into every play.

    DD
    Thanks DD. Probably more work than is healthy, but I am what I am....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/13

    8:00 UTRGV/Creighton o141

    How do you feel about the spread between the two teams? Creighton -18

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetThenSweat View Post
    How do you feel about the spread between the two teams? Creighton -18
    No real opinion. As a general matter I stay away from really large favorites like that. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Creighton hit 90 in this one. If that happens, they should cover the number. However, my model has Creighton favored by single digits. So it’s a pass for me just because I see a good bit of conflicting info.

    BOL if you play it (or anything else)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    No real opinion. As a general matter I stay away from really large favorites like that. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Creighton hit 90 in this one. If that happens, they should cover the number. However, my model has Creighton favored by single digits. So it’s a pass for me just because I see a good bit of conflicting info.

    BOL if you play it (or anything else)!
    so you see utrgv as a formidable opponent? Are they underrated

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetThenSweat View Post
    so you see utrgv as a formidable opponent? Are they underrated
    All I’m saying is that I don’t have a lean on the side because I have conflicting info. Sorry I can’t be more helpful than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    All I’m saying is that I don’t have a lean on the side because I have conflicting info. Sorry I can’t be more helpful than that.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeluvaGuy View Post
    12/13

    8:00 UTRGV/Creighton o141

    1-0 +1u
    YTD: 18-13 +3.7u

    Note: For anyone looking at the model results, this pick grades as a loss there because I grade it using closing lines for consistency.
    Last edited by HeeluvaGuy; 12-14-19 at 04:46 PM. Reason: typo
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    12/14

    Noon: IPFW/IUPUI o141.5

    I’ll post more in a bit.

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    2:00
    Morgan St/La Salle o139
    St. Francis (NY) +105
    Alabama/Penn St u154


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