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Chris has always had an affinity for two things: sports and solving puzzles. So naturally, sports betting became a passion. He gravitated to the use of analytics in college sports — then eventually all sports — and figured out how to use those to his advantage. As an EV+ bettor, he values the valuable insight gained in being data-driven, not number-driven. His work has been featured in various websites such as SBNation and 247sports. You can listen to his podcast, “What High School Did You Go To?” on Apple Podcast, Soundcloud, or where other podcasts are found.

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Auburn vs Tennessee Odds, Picks and Predictions: Shooze-Fest for Scorekeepers

Feb 4, 2023 • 9:03 AM ET

Tennessee's calling card has been its defense, and our college basketball picks wonder if either team has the offensive tools to punish the other when the Vols face Auburn on Saturday. See why we're backing a low-scoring effort.

Tennessee vs Florida Odds, Picks and Predictions: Vols Deliver a Blow to the Gators

Feb 1, 2023 • 2:25 PM ET

The Volunteers are surging up the rankings and will look to win their fifth game in a row when they play host to an SEC rival. Find out why we're ultimately backing the Vols to keep their win streak going tonight in our Tennessee vs. Florida betting picks.

Baylor vs Texas Odds, Picks and Predictions: Quick Tempo Drives This Game Over

Jan 30, 2023 • 3:18 PM ET

Although Baylor and Texas have made names for themselves on defense, it's the offense that will take center stage tonight. With both teams playing at a quick tempo, our college basketball picks expect this to go Over the total of 146.

Cincinnati vs Houston Odds, Picks and Predictions: Walker Puts Forth Another Robust Effort

Jan 28, 2023 • 8:46 AM ET

Jarace Walker has been stuffing box scores, and the way Cincinnati will have to gameplan for Houston leaves plenty of room for him to do so again. See why our college basketball picks are all over an all-around romp from the Cougars forward.

SMU vs Memphis Odds, Picks and Predictions: Mustangs Struggle to Score

Jan 26, 2023 • 1:55 PM ET

The spread for this game is set fairly high, but it's for good reason. SMU has struggled mightily to score the ball thus far and the Tigers won't make anything easy — hence why our college basketball picks are siding with Memphis.

Texas A&M vs Auburn Odds, Picks and Predictions: Aggies Outwork Tigers To Pull Off Upset

Jan 25, 2023 • 2:53 PM ET

Betting on a road underdog in conference play is always tough, but our college basketball bets believe this is the perfect opportunity to. Texas A&M will make a lesser amount of mistakes and will use second-chance opportunities to pull off an upset.

Duke vs Virginia Tech Odds, Picks and Predictions: Mutts Rebounds From Bad Game

Jan 23, 2023 • 1:35 PM ET

ACC action will take place tonight when Duke hits the road to take on Virginia. With this game likely coming down to the final possession, we'll be looking at the player prop market in our college basketball betting picks.

Miami vs Duke Odds, Picks and Predictions: Canes Can't Corral Isaiah Wong

Jan 21, 2023 • 9:01 AM ET

Duke's biggest weakness defensively should create plenty of scoring opportunities for Miami's Isaiah Wong. We break down the matchup, his scoring prop, and more in our NCAAB betting picks below.

Providence vs Marquette Odds, Picks and Predictions: Jones Shows Off in Top-25 Battle

Jan 18, 2023 • 2:43 PM ET

A Big East clash features the Friars and Golden Eagles as they look to shake one another in the conference standings at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee tonight. Read more in our Providence vs. Marquette betting picks.

Georgetown vs Villanova Odds, Picks and Predictions: Georgetown Won't Go Down Easy

Jan 15, 2023 • 8:12 PM ET

The last time these schools met, Villanova punished Georgetown in a 16-point victory. However, our college basketball betting picks believe the Hoyas will come out with more passion this time around and cover the lofty spread.

Baylor vs West Virginia Odds, Picks and Predictions: Strong Defenses Outshine Poor Shooting

Jan 11, 2023 • 1:21 PM ET

West Virginia and Baylor are both trying to pick up a conference win, and both sides will do anything necessary to get it. With an over-adjusted total, our college basketball picks are eyeing the Under in a scrappy affair.

Michigan State vs Wisconsin Odds, Picks and Predictions: Walker Carves Up Badgers' Defense

Jan 10, 2023 • 12:41 PM ET

Wisconsin's pick-and-roll defense has been bad all season long and could be without its best PnR defender tonight. We're backing a particular Spartans guard to take advantage — read more in our NCAAB betting picks below.

Notre Dame vs North Carolina Odds, Picks and Predictions: Love Always Finds a Way

Jan 7, 2023 • 9:03 AM ET

Caleb Love has a history of both bouncing back from bad games and crushing teams that can't defend the pick and roll. See why our college basketball picks are targeting him as UNC hosts Notre Dame.

Rutgers vs Purdue Odds, Picks and Predictions: Offenses Struggle in Scrappy Affair

Jan 2, 2023 • 1:34 PM ET

Purdue enters this contest without a blemish on its record, but can Rutgers' defense turn this into a scrappy game? Our college basketball betting picks believe so, and we expect a low-scoring affair between them.

Ohio vs Wyoming Prediction: Arizona Bowl Odds and Picks

Dec 30, 2022 • 2:24 PM ET

The Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl comes to us from Tuscon today as Ohio faces Wyoming. Despite starting quarterback Kurtis Rourke being out for the season, find out why the Bobcats still hold value in our Ohio vs. Wyoming betting picks.

North Carolina vs Pittsburgh Odds, Picks and Predictions: Panthers Keep Things Close

Dec 30, 2022 • 9:12 AM ET

The North Carolina Tar Heels are playing well, but they also tend to play tightly-contested games, eking out victories. Will they buck that trend and cover the 6.5-point spread vs. the Pittsburgh Panthers today? Let's dive in with our betting picks.

Arkansas vs Kansas Prediction: Liberty Bowl Odds and Picks

Dec 28, 2022 • 2:36 PM ET

The Liberty Bowl in Memphis features Arkansas taking on Kansas, as the Jayhawks are appearing in a bowl game for the first time since 2018. However, our college football betting picks expect Arkansas to prove too much to handle.

Alabama vs Mississippi State Odds, Picks and Predictions: Crimson Tide Steamroll Bulldogs

Dec 28, 2022 • 2:20 PM ET

Although Miss State has just one blemish on its record thus far, it's Alabama who has been the better team. Our college basketball betting picks will tell you why the Tide have been more impressive, and why you should side with them tonight.

Seton Hall vs Marquette Odds, Picks and Predictions: Eagles Take Pirates to Turnover Town

Dec 27, 2022 • 12:55 PM ET

Seton Hall is a team in transition, making strides toward being consistently competitive, but isn't in that echelon yet. Turnovers have been the issue, which plays right into Marquette's and Kam Jones' hands in our betting picks.

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