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September 1, 2021

PiRate Picks For September 1-6, 2021

Last week, we explained what our PiRate Picks are all about. We even gave you a sample Money Line Parlay that included Illinois beating Nebraska, UTEP beating New Mexico St., and UCLA beating Hawaii. This parlay had payout odds of +341, which meant if you wagered $100, and the teams all won, you would receive $441 in return. But, we made sure you understood that this was a sample and not official.

As of Monday afternoon, three people had notified us that they had played a little real currency on this parlay and were quite happy with their return.

How many times can we state this? Please do not bet real money on our just for fun selections! Okay, so one of you wagered $20, one of you wagered $50, and one of you wagered $100 on this parlay and won money. These same people could just as easily have lost this wager, and there is no guarantee that this week’s two selections have a snowball’s chance in Hades of winning.

We strongly urge you to look at these selections as mathematical entertainment and nothing else. If you are going to wager real money on sports, please do your research. Don’t rely on this site as your substitute for research. We use mathematical factors and not actual research to make these selections.

That said, we have two actual Money Line parlays this week, involving five games. If you did not read last week’s tutorial, or if you are a long-time follower of this site and need a refresher course, our expertise is the Money Line Parlay. The Money Line is a number, plus or minus. If the number is a minus, then you must wager this number of dollars against the book’s offering $100. So, a -145 means you the bettor must put up $145 to win $100 from the book. If you bet $145 on this game and won, you would receive $245 from the book ($100 + your investment money). If the number is positive, for every $100 you wager, the book offers the amount of the the positive numbers in dollars. So, a +170 means that if you wager $100 and win, the book will give you $270 ($170 + your investment).

When you wager on the money line, all that matters is that your selection wins. They can win by one point or 100 points; it doesn’t make a difference.

Obviously, if you want to wager on Alabama against Louisiana-Monroe, expect the Money Line to be about -100,000. You would have to wager $100,000 to win $100. If you wagered $100 on this parlay, when Alabama wins, you would receive one dime in profit, and the book would possibly not accept this one wager.

Obviously, it is much easier to bet a favorite to win, but you will receive less than even money odds. A -240 favorite equates to the team having a 70% chance of winning the game. If you believe that team has a better than 70% chance of winning, it might be worth your while to wager on it. If you win 75% of the time you wager on a -240 money line, you will turn a small profit.

The problem with wagering on favorites is that it is quite difficult to maintain the percentage needed to make a profit. Betting on 20 different teams at -240 and winning 13 of 20 means a loss of $380.

If you wager on a bunch of underdogs, there is also little chance that in the long run you will come out ahead. The answer to this is to bundle a group of favorites into a parlay that returns better than even money odds. For our purposes, we look for parlays of +120 and higher. At +150, we break even if the teams we wager on to win all win more than 40% of the time. At +200, if the parlay has a better than 33.3% chance on winning, we turn a profit.

It looks easy. Try it yourself without wagering. Look at the Money Line odds and make a parlay. There are free parlay calculators online to show you your odds. Try it with 10 parlays and see if you can win enough to make it work. You will find that the books know what they are doing. They build billion dollar mega-structures in the desert, because they know how to vacuum your money into their accounts.

Here are our two selections for Week 1 of the College Football Season. Remember, these are just for fun. We have a bottomless pretend bank account to repeatedly wager $100 on every selection.

Odds:+125
Must WinOpponent
Central FloridaBoise St.
DukeCharlotte


Odds:+265.98
Must WinOpponent
North CarolinaVirginia Tech
Kansas St.Stanford
PurdueOregon St.

March 11, 2021

A Quick Look At The Bubble

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 8:39 am

Thursday, March 11 Prior To Start of Today’s Games

It’s just a little more than 80 hours until the Selection Sunday bids are announced. We will have our final bracketology Sunday around 4 PM EST, unless there is a final tournament game that would affect the seeding.

As of this morning, here is our look at the teams in the gray area, on the bubble.

Let’s start with the teams that we believe are currently in the field if the bids were awarded today, but that are vulnerable to being bumped if other teams play their way into the field.

Louisville: The Cardinals lost in their first ACC Tournament game to fellow bubbler Duke. The Cardinals took a 6-spot dive in the Net Ratings after the loss, and they are in jeopardy of falling out of the tournament if a host of teams play their way in. At 13-7, they finished the season 4-6. UL won just one Quad 1 game, but they were 6-1 in Quad 2 games. Their chances of making the field are still about 85-90%, but they could find themselves playing that extra at-large play-in game.

Xavier: The Musketeers are in a much more precarious position following their immediate Big East Tournament ouster. Xavier fell to 62 in the Net, and they too finished 4-6 after starting 9-2. If a couple of teams still playing advance a couple rounds in their tournaments, it could be lights out for the Musketeers. Their chances of making the field are close to 50-50 today.

Drake: The Bulldogs lost to Loyola in the Arch Madness Championship Game to finish 23-4 with two losses to the Ramblers. A #45 Net with a 6-2 record against Quad 1 and Quad 2 opponents, including one win over Loyola should be enough to keep Drake in a safe spot in this field. Their chances of making the field are about 95%.

Wichita St.: The Selection Committee does not compare teams within the same conference in theory, but when looking at each team’s resumes, they are basically forced to look at who they beat and didn’t beat, and obviously more games are played in-conference, especially this season. Wichita St. is rated behind Memphis in the Net, and their 13-4 record includes a 9-0 mark against Quad 3 & 4 teams. On the plus side, the Shockers finished 9-1 with a win over Houston. The Shockers need to make it to at least the semifinals of the AAC Tournament; a loss to the USF-Temple winner would really jeopardize their tournament hopes. On the good side, Wichita looks to have an express seeding to the AAC Championship Game, so we give them a better than 50-50 chance to Dance.

Syracuse: Yesterday’s pasting of potential Bubble team North Carolina St. has given the Orangemen a legitimate shot to make the field with an upset of Virginia today. SU is now at 39 in the Net. A 1-6 Quad 1 record is poor, but the 5-1 Quad 2 has the Orangemen in position to move into the at-large positive category with a win today. A loss to the Cavs would not totally eliminate SU, depending on what happens in other tournaments. We give SU a 55% chance of making the field. If they stay in the top 40 of the Net, they should get in.

Boise St.: The Mountain West Conference has four teams competing for bids. There might be three awarded. Boise State has 2 Quad 1 wins, and their Net is currently 43. A win over Nevada today is mandatory. If they get that win, then a decent showing against San Diego State tomorrow should be satisfactory. We give BSU a 55-60% chance of making the field.

Colorado St.: Wins at San Diego St. and at Utah St. had the Rams at the top of the MWC in January, but CSU has swooned since and is in danger of playing themselves out of the field. With a Net of 50, a quarterfinal round loss to Fresno St. today would be a dagger in their hearts or dancing shoes. The Rams must win today, and then they might have to beat the Utah St.-UNLV winner tomorrow. If they play USU, it could be an eliminator game.

UCLA: The Bruins are March Madness royalty. The humans on the Selection Committee will find a way to justify placing them in the Dance. A quarterfinal win in the Pac-12 Tournament would more than suffice along with their moving into the top 40 in the Net. UCLA has a 75-80% chance to make the field.

Michigan St.: The Spartans will be hurt if the Net Ratings prove to be as important as the first 16-team pre-selection made by the Committee a month ago. MSU is a low 67 in the Net, but they are coming off a win over 1-seed line Michigan and have 5 Quad 1 wins. The Big Ten schedule, along with a win at Duke, should be enough for Sparty to celebrate with a Dance ticket on Sunday. A win over Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament sets it in stone.

Ole Miss: The Rebels have work to do. They would not be in the field if the Selections were made today, but Ole Miss has a path to get in. They absolutely must defeat South Carolina today and then will have to upset LSU tomorrow to raise their Net of 53 up to the low 40’s at worst. Two wins over Missouri and one over Tennessee are not enough to warrant their selection. Their chances of making the Dance are around 30%.

Utah St.: The Aggies are just outside the Field today, but they swept San Diego State and have a resume ready to move them into the field with a win over UNLV today and then a win over Colorado State in a knockout game tomorrow. If they don’t win two games, they lose out.

SMU: The Mustangs need a lot of help to get in. Teams above them on this list have to play their way out of the field, and SMU needs to do damage in the AAC Tournament, maybe make it to the Championship Game against Houston (not Memphis). A 55 Net is too low to warrant a bid. Their chance to get in is about 20%.

Memphis: It’s awful that the only a desperation heave at the basket by an out of control Houston player could keep the Tigers out of the field. Memphis had a chance to move up into the 40’s in the Net and now sits at 52, which is not good enough. Memphis will have to make it to the Championship Game of the AAC Tournament and face Wichita State in that game to still have an at-large shot. More realistically, the Tigers may need to qualify automatically at this point.

Seton Hall & St. John’s: These two teams face off today in the Big East Tournament. The winner stays alive, while the loser can only think about NIT Selection. The winner still has work to do, maybe needing another tournament win, especially over top-seed Villanova. If Georgetown beats the Hoyas today, then the winner of the SH-SJ game must beat GU tomorrow. St. John’s might still need one more win after that.

Duke: The Eastern equivalent of UCLA, the Blue Devils are March Madness royalty. Like a heavyweight champion in a boxing match, if it goes 15 rounds, the champion will at the least win on a split decision. Duke will qualify for that split decision today if they beat Florida St. The Committee will invent the reason to leapfrog the Blue Devils over eight teams to get them in the Field. A loss today would make them 13-12 with a Net in the 50’s, so they need that win today.

Saint Louis: The Billikens were greatly harmed by a multiple-game cancellation in the regular season. Wins over LSU and St. Bonaventure in the regular season are not going to be enough, and SLU lost to the Bonnies in the A-10 Tournament. It’s not going to be a happy Sunday in the Gateway to the West.

March 10, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 9:07 pm

Thursday, March 11, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
South FloridaTemple-2.6
TulsaTulane2.7
Central FloridaEast Carolina4.7
VirginiaSyracuse3.4
Georgia TechMiami11.1
Florida St.Duke4.8
Virginia TechNorth Carolina-3.0
West VirginiaOklahoma St.1.4
BaylorKansas St.22.7
KansasOklahoma2.6
TexasTexas Tech0.3
VillanovaGeorgetown8.6
St. John’sSeton Hall-0.2
CreightonButler11.0
ConnecticutDePaul11.0
Southern UtahNorthern Colorado6.7
Idaho St.Montana St.-1.6
Eastern WashingtonNorthern Arizona15.2
Weber St.Montana4.9
MarylandMichigan St.2.2
Ohio St.Minnesota7.3
RutgersIndiana1.3
WisconsinPenn St.2.3
UCSBLong Beach St.14.8
UC DavisCal St. Bakersfield-5.4
UC IrvineCal Poly17.1
UC RiversideHawaii7.0
Western KentuckyUTSA5.3
UABRice7.8
Louisiana TechFlorida Atlantic8.9
Old DominionNorth Texas-6.1
Saint Peter’sRider6.2
MaristNiagara-1.0
ToledoBall St.8.3
Kent St.Ohio U1.1
BuffaloMiami (O)8.0
AkronBowling Green1.2
Florida A&MMorgan St.-1.2
Norfolk St.North Carolina Central4.6
San Diego St.Wyoming15.2
Boise St.Nevada4.0
Utah St.UNLV11.1
Colorado St.Fresno St.10.9
OregonArizona St.7.7
UCLAOregon St.5.4
USCUtah7.3
ColoradoCalifornia14.8
KentuckyMississippi St.2.5
FloridaVanderbilt7.0
MissouriGeorgia4.2
Ole MissSouth Carolina5.1
Northwestern St.New Orleans-2.2
Sam Houston St.Lamar8.8
Texas SouthernAlcorn St.7.1
GramblingSouthern-1.7
California BaptistSeattle0.2
New Mexico St.UT Rio Grande Valley7.9

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

Championship Game–Saturday, March 13, 11 AM, ESPN2

6 U Mass-Lowell at 4 Hartford

American Athletic Conference

1st Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Fort Worth, TX

8 South Florida vs. 9 Temple (winner plays 1 Wichita St. Friday)

(4 SMU plays 5 Cincinnati Friday)

7 Tulsa vs. 10 Tulane (winner plays 2 Houston Friday)

6 Central Florida vs. 11 East Carolina (winner plays 3 Memphis Friday)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11

1 Virginia vs. 8 Syracuse

4 Georgia Tech vs. 13 Miami (Fla.)

2 Florida St. vs. 10 Duke

3 Virginia Tech vs. 6 North Carolina

Atlantic 10 Conference

Championship Game–Sunday, March 14, 1PM, CBS @ Dayton, OH

1 Saint Bonaventure vs. 2 Virginia Commonwealth

Big East Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ New York, NY

1 Villanova vs. 8 Georgetown

4 St. John’s vs. 5 Seton Hall

2 Creighton vs. 10 Butler

3 Connecticut vs. 11 DePaul

Big Sky Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Boise, ID

1 Southern Utah vs. 8 Northern Colorado

4 Idaho St. vs. 5 Montana St.

2 Eastern Washington vs. 10 Northern Arizona

3 Weber St. vs. 6 Montana

Big Ten Conference

2nd Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Indianapolis, IN

8 Maryland vs. 9 Michigan St.

5 Ohio St. vs. 13 Minnesota

7 Rutgers vs. 10 Indiana

6 Wisconsin vs. 11 Penn St.

Big 12 Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Kansas City, MO

1 Baylor vs. 9 Kansas St.

4 West Virginia vs. 5 Oklahoma St.

2 Kansas vs. 7 Oklahoma

3 Texas vs. 6 Texas Tech

Big West Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 UCSB vs. 9 Long Beach St.

4 Cal St. Bakersfield vs. 5 UC-Davis

2 UC-Irvine vs. 10 Cal Poly

3 UC-Riverside vs. 6 Hawaii

Conference USA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Frisco, TX (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility)

1E Western Kentucky vs. 4W UTSA

2W UAB vs. 6W Rice

1W Louisiana Tech vs. 4E Florida Atlantic

2E Old Dominion vs. 3W North Texas

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals Continue, Thursday, March 11 @ Atlantic City, NJ

4 Marist vs. 5 Niagara

3 St. Peter’s vs. 11 Rider

Mid-American Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Cleveland

1 Toledo vs. 8 Ball St.

4 Kent St. vs. 5 Ohio U

2 Buffalo vs. 7 Miami (O)

3 Akron vs. 6 Bowling Green

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11 @ Norfolk, VA

2S Florida A&M vs. 3N Morgan St.

2N Norfolk St. vs. 3S UNC-Central

Mountain West Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 San Diego St. vs. 8 Wyoming

4 Boise St. vs. 5 Nevada

2 Utah St. vs. 7 UNLV

3 Colorado St. vs. 6 Fresno St.

Pac-12 Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 Oregon vs. 8 Arizona St.

4 UCLA vs. 5 Oregon St.

2 USC vs. 7 Utah

3 Colorado vs. 11 California

Patriot League

Championship Game, Sunday March 14, 12 PM EST, CBSSN

9 Loyola (MD) at 2 Colgate

Southeastern Conference

2nd Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Nashville, TN

8 Kentucky vs. 9 Mississippi St. (winner plays 1 Alabama Friday)

5 Florida vs. 13 Vanderbilt (winner plays 4 Tennessee Friday)

7 Missouri vs. 10 Georgia (winner plays 2 Arkansas Friday)

6 Ole Miss vs. 11 South Carolina (winner plays 3 LSU Friday)

Southland Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Katy, TX (Greater Houston)

4 Northwestern St. vs. 5 New Orleans

3 Sam Houston St. vs. 6 Lamar

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals Continue, Thursday, March 11 @ Birmingham, AL

4 Grambling vs. 5 Southern

3 Texas Southern vs. 6 Alcorn St.

Western Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

4 California-Baptist vs. 5 Seattle (winner plays 1 Grand Canyon Friday)

3 New Mexico St. vs. 6 UT-Rio Grande Valley (winner plays 2 Utah Valley Friday)

Automatic Qualifiers

Liberty 23-5

Winthrop 23-1

Loyola (Chi.) 24-4

Morehead St. 23-7

UNC-Greensboro 21-8

Appalachian St. 17-11

Drexel 12-7

Cleveland St. 19-7

Mount St. Mary’s 12-10

Oral Roberts 16-10

Gonzaga 26-0

March 9, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Wednesday. March 10, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
SyracuseNC State1.5
ClemsonMiami (Fla.)9.4
LouisvilleDuke-1.4
North CarolinaNotre Dame4.6
TCUKansas St.3.6
OklahomaIowa St.12.4
GeorgetownMarquette-1.5
XavierButler5.3
ProvidenceDePaul5.3
Northern ColoradoSacramento St.0.3
Portland St.Northern Arizona6.0
MontanaIdaho15.3
NorthwesternMinnesota-1.0
Penn St.Nebraska6.4
UTSACharlotte4.0
MarshallRice9.5
Florida AtlanticUTEP-3.5
North TexasMiddle Tennessee15.5
SienaIona1.9
MonmouthFairfield6.9
WyomingSan Jose St.9.7
UNLVAir Force9.5
Fresno St.New Mexico6.3
Arizona St.Washington St.-0.6
UtahWashington8.3
StanfordCalifornia7.8
ArmyLoyola (MD)4.0
ColgateBucknell15.2
VanderbiltTexas A&M3.3
New OrleansSoutheast Louisiana4.0
LamarHouston Baptist5.0
Jackson St.Arkansas-Pine Bluff9.0
Prairie View A&MMississippi Valley St.24.9

Bids On The Line Tonight

None

America East Conference

Championship Game–Saturday, March 13, 11 AM, ESPN2

6 U Mass-Lowell at 4 Hartford

American Athletic Conference

1st Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Fort Worth, TX

8 South Florida vs. 9 Temple (winner plays 1 Wichita St. Friday)

(4 SMU plays 5 Cincinnati Friday)

7 Tulsa vs. 10 Tulane (winner plays 2 Houston Friday)

6 Central Florida vs. 11 East Carolina (winner plays 3 Memphis Friday)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Second Round, Wednesday, March 10

8 Syracuse vs. 9 North Carolina St. (winner plays 1 Virginia Thursday)

5 Clemson vs. 13 Miami (Fla.) (winner plays 4 Georgia Tech Thursday)

7 Louisville vs. 10 Duke (winner plays 2 Florida St. Thursday)

6 North Carolina vs. 11 Notre Dame (winner plays 3 Virginia Tech Thursday)

Atlantic 10 Conference

Championship Game–Sunday, March 14, 1PM, CBS @ Dayton, OH

1 Saint Bonaventure vs. 2 Virginia Commonwealth

Big East Conference

1st Round–Wednesday 10 @ New York, NY

8 Georgetown vs. 9 Marquette (winner plays 1 Villanova Thursday)

(4 St. John’s plays 5 Seton Hall Thursday)

7 Xavier vs. 10 Butler (winner plays 2 Creighton Thursday)

6 Providence vs. 11 DePaul (winner plays 3 Connecticut Thursday)

Big Sky Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Boise, ID

8 Northern Colorado vs. 9 Sacramento St. (winner plays 1 Southern Utah Thursday)

(4 Idaho St. plays 5 Montana St. Thursday)

7 Portland St. vs. 10 Northern Arizona (winner plays 2 Eastern Washington Thursday)

6 Montana vs. 11 Idaho (winner plays 3 Weber St. Thursday)

Big Ten Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Indianapolis, IN

12 Northwestern vs. 13 Minnesota

11 Penn St. vs. 14 Nebraska

Big 12 Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Kansas City, MO

8 TCU vs. 9 Kansas St. (winner plays 1 Baylor Thursday)

(4 West Virginia plays 5 Oklahoma St. Thursday)

7 Oklahoma vs. 10 Iowa St. (winner plays 2 Kansas Thursday)

(3 Texas plays 6 Texas Tech Thursday)

Big West Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 UCSB vs. 9 Long Beach St.

4 Cal St. Bakersfield vs. 5 UC-Davis

2 UC-Irvine vs. 10 Cal Poly

3 UC-Riverside vs. 6 Hawaii

Conference USA

2nd Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Frisco, TX (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility)

4W UTSA vs. 5E Charlotte (winner plays 1E Western Kentucky Thursday)

3E Marshall vs. 6W Rice (winner plays 2W UAB Thursday)

4E Florida Atlantic vs. 5W UTEP (winner plays 1W Louisiana Tech Thursday)

3W North Texas vs. 6E Middle Tennessee (winner plays 2E Old Dominion Thursday)

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals , Wednesday, March 10 & Thursday, March 11 @ Atlantic City, NJ

1 Siena vs. 9 Iona (Wed.)

4 Marist vs. 5 Niagara (Thu.)

2 Monmouth vs. 7 Fairfield (Wed.)

3 St. Peter’s vs. 11 Rider (Thu.)

Mid-American Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Cleveland

1 Toledo vs. 8 Ball St.

4 Kent St. vs. 5 Ohio U

2 Buffalo vs. 7 Miami (O)

3 Akron vs. 6 Bowling Green

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11 @ Norfolk, VA

2S Florida A&M vs. 3N Morgan St. (winner plays 1N Coppin St. Friday)

2N Norfolk St. vs. 3S UNC-Central (winner plays 1S North Carolina A&T Friday)

Mountain West Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Las Vegas

8 Wyoming vs. 9 San Jose St. (winner plays 1 San Diego St. Thursday)

(4 Boise St. plays 5 Nevada Thursday)

7 UNLV vs. 10 Air Force (winner plays 2 Utah St. Thursday)

6 Fresno St. vs. 11 New Mexico (winner plays 3 Colorado St. Thursday)

Pac-12 Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Las Vegas

8 Arizona St. vs. 9 Washington St. (winner plays 1 Oregon Thursday)

(4 UCLA plays 5 Oregon St. Thursday)

7 Utah vs. 10 Washington (winner plays 2 USC Thursday)

6 Stanford vs. 11 California (winner plays 3 Colorado Thursday)

Patriot League

Semifinals–Wednesday, March 10

9 Loyola (MD) at 4 Army

6 Bucknell at 2 Colgate

Southeastern Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Nashville, TN

12 Texas A&M vs. 13 Vanderbilt

Southland Conference

2nd Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Katy, TX (Greater Houston)

5 New Orleans vs. 8 Southeast Louisiana (winner plays 4 Northwestern St. Thursday)

6 Lamar vs. 10 Houston Baptist (winner plays 3 Sam Houston St. Thursday)

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 10 (& Thursday, March 11) @ Birmingham, AL

1 Prairie View vs. 8 Mississippi Valley (3/10)

4 Grambling vs. 5 Southern (3/11)

2 Jackson St. vs. 8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/10)

3 Texas Southern vs. 6 Alcorn St. (3/11)

Western Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

4 California-Baptist vs. 5 Seattle (winner plays 1 Grand Canyon Friday)

3 New Mexico St. vs. 6 UT-Rio Grande Valley (winner plays 2 Utah Valley Friday)

Automatic Qualifiers

Liberty 23-5

Winthrop 23-1

Loyola (Chi.) 24-4

Morehead St. 23-7

UNC-Greensboro 21-8

Appalachian St. 17-11

Drexel 12-7

Cleveland St. 19-7

Mount St. Mary’s 12-10

Oral Roberts 16-10

Gonzaga 26-0

March 2, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
Central FloridaTulsa3.4
South FloridaMemphis-8.4
PittsburghWake Forest8.6
Georgia TechDuke2.4
West VirginiaBaylor-4.2
Iowa St.Texas-11.4
Texas TechTCU12.3
GeorgetownXavier-2.1
DePaulMarquette-2.6
MichiganIllinois5.5
Michigan St.Indiana-0.1
PurdueWisconsin2.1
Cleveland St.Purdue Fort Wayne10.0
Northern KentuckyDetroit-0.9
Wright St.Milwaukee15.8
OaklandYoungstown St.3.0
BuffaloAkron5.7
Central MichiganToledo-15.6
Kent St.Ohio3.4
Eastern MichiganBall St.-4.7
Northern IllinoisWestern Michigan-2.5
Bowling GreenMiami (O)5.6
Boise St.Fresno St.14.8
WagnerMerrimack6.1
South CarolinaArkansas-7.5
AlabamaAuburn10.6
LSUVanderbilt9.8
Ole MissKentucky1.0
New Mexico St.UT Rio Grande Valley6.2

Tuesday Night Must Watch TV

If you were going to choose a weeknight to stay home and watch basketball, this is the penultimate Tuesday night of the regular season. You have multiple excellent games today and tonight.

It all starts with an afternoon game at 2 PM Eastern Time on ESPN3 when Akron visits Buffalo in a key MAC game that will directly affect MAC Tournament seedings.

At 5 PM, West Virginia hosts Baylor on ESPN. After losing at Kansas, the Bears could begin to face a little jeopardy on the 1-seed line with a loss to the Mountaineers, who could move up to a 1-seed if they win out.

The regular season game of the year should have been Gonzaga and Baylor back in December, but that game became a Covid casualty. Tonight’s Michigan-Illinois game in Ann Arbor, at 7 PM on ESPN, could easily be a Final Four preview, as the two Big Ten powers both have the talent and cohesiveness to win four games in March Madness. This game should be as exciting as some of the Duke-North Carolina March games in the past, maybe even more exciting.

The Big Ten festivities don’t end with the biggie in A2. At 8PM on the Big Ten Network, Michigan State hosts Indiana in a must-win game for the Spartans. The Hoosiers have played themselves out of at-large status with too many losses.

At the same time on the ACC Network, Georgia Tech hosts Duke in what in effect is an at-large qualifying game. This is the best Yellow Jacket team in a decade or more, while Duke cannot afford another conference loss and still harbor at-large hopes.

There’s one more really Big game from the Big Ten. At 9PM, Wisconsin visits Purdue in a crucial game for Big Ten Tournament seeding. This game will air on ESPN2.

Finally at 9PM, on ESPN, Ole Miss hosts Kentucky in a must-win game. The Rebels must win tonight, beat Vanderbilt on Saturday, and then advance to the SEC Tournament Championship Game to have an at-large bid possibility.

March 1, 2021

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 12:10 pm
Date3/1/2021
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaMichiganBaylorIllinois
2IowaOhio St.AlabamaWest Virginia
3KansasHoustonVillanovaFlorida St.
4ArkansasVirginiaTexasCreighton
5USCOklahomaTexas TechTennessee
6PurdueOklahoma St.WisconsinClemson
7ColoradoFloridaMissouriBYU
8Virginia TechRutgersSan Diego St.LSU
9UCLAOregonMarylandLoyola (Chi.)
10North CarolinaLouisvilleConnecticutBoise St.
11VCUSt. BonaventureGeorgia TechColorado St.Xavier
12Western Ky.ColgateDrakeSeton HallWichita St.
13ToledoBelmontUCSBWinthrop
14Wright St.LibertyUNCGAbilene Christian
15Grand CanyonE. WashingtonSienaVermont
16S. Dakota St.James MadisonTexas St.WagnerPrairie ViewNorfolk St.

Play-In Games: 11-Seed: Colorado St. vs. Xavier / 12-Seed: Seton Hall vs. Wichita St.

16-Seed: Texas St. vs. Norfolk St. / 16-Seed: Wagner vs. Prairie View

First 8 Out

69Michigan St.
70Richmond
71Duke
72Saint Louis
73Indiana
74Stanford
75Utah St.
76SMU

February 27, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 12:00 am

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Multiple Bid League Games

HomeVisitorSpread
DavidsonVCU-1.6
George MasonLa Salle5.0
DuquesneRhode Island-1.4
Georgia TechSyracuse4.4
Boston CollegeNotre Dame-3.9
North CarolinaFlorida St.-2.2
Virginia TechWake Forest10.2
DukeLouisville4.5
Central FloridaTemple4.9
Texas TechTexas1.0
OklahomaOklahoma St.2.6
West VirginiaKansas St.17.5
Iowa St.TCU-0.3
KansasBaylor-6.6
DePaulGeorgetown-0.6
ConnecticutMarquette6.1
XavierCreighton-4.2
IndianaMichigan-8.1
WisconsinIllinois-2.0
NebraskaMinnesota-3.7
Loyola (Chi.)Southern Illinois21.3
Illinois St.Northern Iowa1.4
ValparaisoIndiana St.-3.6
EvansvilleMissouri St.-7.2
BradleyDrake-7.0
San Diego St.Boise St.6.0
Colorado St.Air Force20.3
WyomingSan Jose St.10.9
ArizonaWashington14.7
CaliforniaOregon-8.7
StanfordOregon St.7.1
UtahUSC-6.7
Arizona St.Washington St.3.0
ColoradoUCLA5.8
AuburnTennessee-2.9
GeorgiaSouth Carolina4.4
ArkansasLSU4.2
VanderbiltOle Miss-2.9
KentuckyFlorida-1.0
Mississippi St.Alabama-7.7
San DiegoPepperdine-3.9
GonzagaLoyola Marymount24.9
BYUSaint Mary’s8.7
PacificSan Francisco-0.2

February 26, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Friday, February 26, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
St. BonaventureGeorge Washington15.2
Saint LouisRichmond2.2
CincinnatiTulane5.3
StetsonNorth Florida4.6
Kennesaw St.Florida Gulf Coast-7.7
Northern ArizonaSouthern Utah-7.2
IdahoMontana St.-13.0
Penn St.Purdue0.3
Cal PolyUC Davis-7.1
UC IrvineUC San Diego9.8
Cal St. BakersfieldCal St. Northridge10.8
UC RiversideUCSB-2.3
HawaiiLong Beach State7.3
James MadisonDrexel1.9
MarshallNorth Texas3.5
Old DominionMiddle Tennessee9.6
UTSAUAB-3.9
Louisiana TechRice9.1
Southern MissFlorida Atlantic-0.2
SienaManhattan10.7
Saint Peter’sRider10.5
AkronBowling Green4.1
BradleyDrake-7.0
EvansvilleMissouri St.-7.2
ValparaisoIndiana St.-3.6
Loyola (Chi.)Southern Illinois21.3
Illinois St.Northern Iowa1.4
Utah St.Nevada6.8
UNLVFresno St.4.8
Central ConnecticutWagner-9.5
BryantLong Island University8.2
MerrimackSt. Francis (NY)2.8
Sacred HeartFairleigh Dickinson0.9
Texas St.UL Monroe10.1
Georgia SouthernAppalachian St.-0.9
UT ArlingtonArkansas St.2.1
TroyCoastal Carolina-5.6
Little RockLouisiana0.1
South AlabamaGeorgia St.-1.9
DenverOmaha-1.6
South Dakota St.UM Kansas City8.7
Utah ValleyUT Rio Grande Valley1.1
TarletonNew Mexico St.-6.4
SeattleGrand Canyon-6.5

Coming Later Friday: Updated Bracketology. There was considerable movement in the field of 68 since our Monday update. Teams like Duke, Michigan St., and North Carolina St. are making late pushes to sneak into the field. The first conference tournament began last night, and more tourneys will commence in the next few days, as March Madness lite begins Monday.

The PiRates will be heading down to the galley to make a big bowl of stew and start crunching the numbers that will become Bracketnomics 2021. The recipe has changed–for the Bracketnomics, not the stew.

February 22, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Monday, February 22, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
DukeSyracuse4.2
LibertyNorth Alabama14.8
Oklahoma St.Texas Tech-0.1
South Carolina UpstateGardner-Webb-7.4
PresbyterianCharleston Southern4.7
ElonWilliam & Mary4.5
DrakeEvansville15.5
Southern IllinoisValparaiso0.1
Air ForceNew Mexico0.1
Southeast Missouri StateEastern Kentucky-3.3
SIU EdwardsvilleMorehead St.-9.1
USCOregon5.7
UL MonroeLittle Rock-2.3
LouisianaUT Arlington4.9
Arkansas St.Texas St.-3.0
Northwestern St.Houston Baptist4.0
Texas A&M-CCSE Louisiana0.4
New OrleansCentral Arkansas3.9
LamarSam Houston St.-9.8
Western CarolinaUNC Greensboro-7.9
FurmanVMI7.4
MercerThe Citadel7.8
Jackson St.Grambling4.4
SouthernAlabama St.10.7
Alcorn St.Alabama A&M1.4
Saint Mary’sPepperdine4.5

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

RkTeamRating
1Gonzaga128.7
2Baylor123.9
3Iowa120.8
4Michigan120.6
5Illinois120.2
6Alabama118.9
7Ohio St.118.3
8Houston118.0
9Florida St.116.5
10Loyola Chicago115.9
11USC115.5
12Villanova115.5
13Creighton115.3
14West Virginia115.0
15Wisconsin115.0
16Arkansas114.9
17Virginia114.8
18Texas114.5
19BYU114.4
20Colorado114.2
21Kansas114.2
22LSU114.2
23Purdue114.1
24San Diego St.114.0
25Texas Tech113.8
26Tennessee113.8
27North Carolina113.8
28Oklahoma113.6
29Rutgers113.2
30Duke113.0
31Florida112.8
32Penn St.112.5
33Maryland112.4
34Indiana112.1
35Oregon111.8
36Oklahoma St.111.7
37Arizona111.6
38Virginia Tech111.5
39Memphis111.4
40Seton Hall111.4
41Georgia Tech111.4
42VCU111.3
43Connecticut111.3
44Missouri111.2
45Minnesota111.0
46Clemson110.8
47Utah St.110.8
48St. Bonaventure110.8
49Syracuse110.8
50Drake110.8
51Saint Louis110.7
52Kentucky110.7
53Boise St.110.7
54SMU110.6
55UCLA110.5
56Louisville110.3
57Xavier110.2
58Richmond110.1
59Stanford110.0
60Auburn110.0
61Notre Dame110.0
62Wright St.109.9
63Toledo109.7
64Mississippi109.5
65St. John’s109.1
66Michigan St.109.0
67Colorado St.108.9
68Marshall108.9
69N.C. State108.1
70Belmont108.1
71Northwestern108.0
72UC Santa Barbara108.0
73Wichita St.108.0
74Davidson107.8
75Mississippi St.107.8
76Pittsburgh107.7
77Dayton107.5
78Utah107.4
79Providence107.4
80North Texas107.3
81Western Kentucky107.1
82Saint Mary’s107.0
83Rhode Island107.0
84Georgia106.9
85Marquette106.9
86Kent St.106.7
87Buffalo106.7
88Missouri St.106.6
89Louisiana Tech106.4
90Colgate106.4
91Furman106.4
92South Carolina106.3
93Akron106.3
94Georgetown106.3
95Abilene Christian106.0
96Arizona St.106.0
97Nevada106.0
98Washington St.105.8
99UCF105.8
100San Francisco105.4
101UAB105.3
102Winthrop105.3
103Cincinnati105.2
104Vanderbilt105.0
105Massachusetts104.9
106Eastern Washington104.9
107Ohio104.8
108Duquesne104.7
109Oregon St.104.6
110Pepperdine104.5
111Liberty104.4
112Tulsa104.4
113UNC Greensboro104.2
114Loyola Marymount104.1
115Nebraska104.1
116Indiana St.103.9
117UC Irvine103.9
118UC Riverside103.8
119DePaul103.7
120Vermont103.7
121South Dakota St.103.7
122Boston College103.6
123TCU103.4
124South Florida103.3
125Bowling Green103.3
126Pacific103.2
127East Tennessee St.103.1
128Wofford103.0
129Texas A&M103.0
130Wake Forest102.8
131Butler102.7
132Weber St.102.6
133Grand Canyon102.6
134George Mason102.5
135East Carolina102.2
136Murray St.102.1
137Miami FL102.0
138Morehead St.101.9
139Tulane101.7
140Cal St. Bakersfield101.6
141Bradley101.6
142Temple101.5
143Mercer101.4
144Detroit101.2
145Old Dominion101.2
146Georgia St.101.2
147UNLV101.2
148VMI101.0
149Navy101.0
150Chattanooga100.9
151Siena100.8
152North Dakota St.100.7
153Cleveland St.100.7
154UMBC100.6
155California100.6
156UTEP100.4
157Santa Clara100.4
158Iowa St.100.3
159Texas St.100.3
160Stephen F. Austin100.3
161Northeastern100.3
162Bellarmine100.2
163Drexel100.2
164James Madison100.1
165Ball St.100.1
166Washington100.0
167New Mexico St.100.0
168Sam Houston St.99.9
169Gardner Webb99.9
170Jacksonville St.99.8
171Coastal Carolina99.8
172Hofstra99.8
173Miami OH99.7
174South Dakota99.6
175Oral Roberts99.6
176Northern Iowa99.5
177UTSA99.4
178Southern Utah99.4
179Rice99.4
180Eastern Kentucky99.0
181Illinois St.98.9
182Kansas St.98.7
183Saint Peter’s98.6
184Bryant98.6
185Wyoming98.5
186San Diego98.5
187Northern Kentucky98.5
188Valparaiso98.5
189La Salle98.4
190Montana98.3
191Army98.3
192Monmouth98.2
193Louisiana98.1
194George Washington98.0
195Hawaii98.0
196South Alabama97.8
197Iona97.8
198Austin Peay97.7
199Florida Atlantic97.5
200Nicholls St.97.4
201Fresno St.97.4
202Charlotte97.4
203Evansville97.3
204Montana St.97.2
205Appalachian St.97.1
206UMKC97.1
207Wagner96.9
208Delaware96.9
209UNC Wilmington96.8
210Oakland96.8
211UNC Asheville96.8
212Saint Joseph’s96.7
213Lipscomb96.6
214Southern Illinois96.6
215UC Davis96.5
216Charleston96.4
217Radford96.4
218UT Rio Grande Valley96.4
219Little Rock96.3
220Hartford96.2
221Loyola MD96.1
222UC San Diego96.1
223Stony Brook96.1
224Prairie View A&M96.0
225Milwaukee95.9
226Longwood95.9
227Niagara95.9
228Canisius95.7
229Green Bay95.7
230Campbell95.6
231Northern Colorado95.6
232The Citadel95.6
233UMass Lowell95.5
234Utah Valley95.5
235Lafayette95.5
236Mount St. Mary’s95.5
237Norfolk St.95.5
238Youngstown St.95.4
239Albany95.4
240Arkansas St.95.3
241Texas Southern95.3
242Southern Miss95.3
243UT Arlington95.2
244Cal Baptist95.2
245Portland St.95.2
246Stetson95.0
247Elon95.0
248Bucknell94.9
249Morgan St.94.7
250American94.5
251Western Michigan94.4
252Central Michigan94.4
253Eastern Michigan94.4
254New Hampshire94.4
255IUPUI94.3
256Seattle94.3
257Western Carolina94.3
258Boston University94.2
259Marist94.2
260Samford94.1
261Cal St. Fullerton94.1
262Sacramento St.94.1
263Florida Gulf Coast94.1
264High Point93.9
265Georgia Southern93.9
266Florida A&M93.9
267Quinnipiac93.8
268Southeast Missouri St.93.7
269Middle Tennessee93.7
270Towson93.7
271Illinois Chicago93.6
272Merrimack93.6
273Idaho St.93.2
274Fordham93.0
275New Mexico93.0
276Jackson St.93.0
277Cal St. Northridge92.8
278North Carolina Central92.7
279NJIT92.6
280Long Beach St.92.6
281Robert Morris92.5
282LIU92.5
283William & Mary92.5
284FIU92.5
285Purdue Fort Wayne92.4
286Eastern Illinois92.4
287Troy92.4
288North Florida92.3
289Manhattan92.1
290North Dakota92.1
291Louisiana Monroe92.0
292Southern91.9
293North Carolina A&T91.9
294St. Francis PA91.6
295Tarleton St.91.6
296North Alabama91.6
297Jacksonville91.6
298Sacred Heart91.5
299Northern Illinois91.5
300Howard (opted out)91.5
301Western Illinois91.3
302Fairleigh Dickinson91.0
303St. Francis NY91.0
304Air Force91.0
305Northwestern St.90.9
306SIU Edwardsville90.8
307Holy Cross90.8
308Binghamton90.7
309Grambling St.90.6
310New Orleans90.6
311Incarnate Word90.6
312USC Upstate90.5
313Coppin St.90.4
314Rider90.3
315Presbyterian90.2
316Nebraska Omaha90.1
317Tennessee St.89.9
318Fairfield89.9
319Tennessee Tech89.9
320Southeastern Louisiana89.8
321San Jose St.89.6
322Northern Arizona89.6
323Lehigh89.2
324Hampton89.1
325Houston Baptist88.9
326Central Arkansas88.7
327Portland88.6
328Texas A&M Corpus Chris88.2
329Lamar88.1
330Maine (opted out)88.0
331Dixie St.88.0
332McNeese St.87.6
333Charleston Southern87.5
334Alabama A&M87.5
335Cal Poly87.0
336Alcorn St.86.9
337Central Connecticut86.8
338Denver86.7
339Kennesaw St.86.2
340Tennessee Martin86.0
341Arkansas Pine Bluff83.7
342Delaware St.83.3
343Alabama St.83.2
344Idaho82.3
345South Carolina St.81.5
346Chicago St.80.9
347Mississippi Valley St.70.9

PiRate Ratings By Conference

Atlantic 10
TeamRating
VCU111.3
St. Bonaventure110.8
Saint Louis110.7
Richmond110.1
Davidson107.8
Dayton107.5
Rhode Island107.0
Massachusetts104.9
Duquesne104.7
George Mason102.5
La Salle98.4
George Washington98.0
Saint Joseph’s96.7
Fordham93.0
American
TeamRating
Houston118.0
Memphis111.4
SMU110.6
Wichita St.108.0
UCF105.8
Cincinnati105.2
Tulsa104.4
South Florida103.3
East Carolina102.2
Tulane101.7
Temple101.5
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Florida St.116.5
Virginia114.8
North Carolina113.8
Duke113.0
Virginia Tech111.5
Georgia Tech111.4
Clemson110.8
Syracuse110.8
Louisville110.3
Notre Dame110.0
N.C. State108.1
Pittsburgh107.7
Boston College103.6
Wake Forest102.8
Miami FL102.0
America East
TeamRating
Vermont103.7
UMBC100.6
Hartford96.2
Stony Brook96.1
UMass Lowell95.5
Albany95.4
New Hampshire94.4
NJIT92.6
Binghamton90.7
Maine (opted out)88.0
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty104.4
Bellarmine100.2
Lipscomb96.6
Stetson95.0
Florida Gulf Coast94.1
North Florida92.3
North Alabama91.6
Jacksonville91.6
Kennesaw St.86.2
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor123.9
West Virginia115.0
Texas114.5
Kansas114.2
Texas Tech113.8
Oklahoma113.6
Oklahoma St.111.7
TCU103.4
Iowa St.100.3
Kansas St.98.7
Big East
TeamRating
Villanova115.5
Creighton115.3
Seton Hall111.4
Connecticut111.3
Xavier110.2
St. John’s109.1
Providence107.4
Marquette106.9
Georgetown106.3
DePaul103.7
Butler102.7
Big Sky
TeamRating
Eastern Washington104.9
Weber St.102.6
Southern Utah99.4
Montana98.3
Montana St.97.2
Northern Colorado95.6
Portland St.95.2
Sacramento St.94.1
Idaho St.93.2
Northern Arizona89.6
Idaho82.3
Big South
TeamRating
Winthrop105.3
Gardner Webb99.9
UNC Asheville96.8
Radford96.4
Longwood95.9
Campbell95.6
High Point93.9
USC Upstate90.5
Presbyterian90.2
Hampton89.1
Charleston Southern87.5
Big Ten
TeamRating
Iowa120.8
Michigan120.6
Illinois120.2
Ohio St.118.3
Wisconsin115.0
Purdue114.1
Rutgers113.2
Penn St.112.5
Maryland112.4
Indiana112.1
Minnesota111.0
Michigan St.109.0
Northwestern108.0
Nebraska104.1
Big West
TeamRating
UC Santa Barbara108.0
UC Irvine103.9
UC Riverside103.8
Cal St. Bakersfield101.6
Hawaii98.0
UC Davis96.5
UC San Diego96.1
Cal St. Fullerton94.1
Cal St. Northridge92.8
Long Beach St.92.6
Cal Poly87.0
Colonial
TeamRating
Northeastern100.3
Drexel100.2
James Madison100.1
Hofstra99.8
Delaware96.9
UNC Wilmington96.8
Charleston96.4
Elon95.0
Towson93.7
William & Mary92.5
Conference USA
TeamRating
Marshall108.9
North Texas107.3
Western Kentucky107.1
Louisiana Tech106.4
UAB105.3
Old Dominion101.2
UTEP100.4
UTSA99.4
Rice99.4
Florida Atlantic97.5
Charlotte97.4
Southern Miss95.3
Middle Tennessee93.7
FIU92.5
Horizon
TeamRating
Wright St.109.9
Detroit101.2
Cleveland St.100.7
Northern Kentucky98.5
Oakland96.8
Milwaukee95.9
Green Bay95.7
Youngstown St.95.4
IUPUI94.3
Illinois Chicago93.6
Robert Morris92.5
Purdue Fort Wayne92.4
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Siena100.8
Saint Peter’s98.6
Monmouth98.2
Iona97.8
Niagara95.9
Canisius95.7
Marist94.2
Quinnipiac93.8
Manhattan92.1
Rider90.3
Fairfield89.9
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo109.7
Kent St.106.7
Buffalo106.7
Akron106.3
Ohio104.8
Bowling Green103.3
Ball St.100.1
Miami OH99.7
Western Michigan94.4
Central Michigan94.4
Eastern Michigan94.4
Northern Illinois91.5
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.95.5
Morgan St.94.7
Florida A&M93.9
North Carolina Central92.7
North Carolina A&T91.9
Howard (opted out)91.5
Coppin St.90.4
Delaware St.83.3
South Carolina St.81.5
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago115.9
Drake110.8
Missouri St.106.6
Indiana St.103.9
Bradley101.6
Northern Iowa99.5
Illinois St.98.9
Valparaiso98.5
Evansville97.3
Southern Illinois96.6
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.114.0
Utah St.110.8
Boise St.110.7
Colorado St.108.9
Nevada106.0
UNLV101.2
Wyoming98.5
Fresno St.97.4
New Mexico93.0
Air Force91.0
San Jose St.89.6
Northeast
TeamRating
Bryant98.6
Wagner96.9
Mount St. Mary’s95.5
Merrimack93.6
LIU92.5
St. Francis PA91.6
Sacred Heart91.5
Fairleigh Dickinson91.0
St. Francis NY91.0
Central Connecticut86.8
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Belmont108.1
Murray St.102.1
Morehead St.101.9
Jacksonville St.99.8
Eastern Kentucky99.0
Austin Peay97.7
Southeast Missouri St.93.7
Eastern Illinois92.4
SIU Edwardsville90.8
Tennessee St.89.9
Tennessee Tech89.9
Tennessee Martin86.0
Pac-12
TeamRating
USC115.5
Colorado114.2
Oregon111.8
Arizona111.6
UCLA110.5
Stanford110.0
Utah107.4
Arizona St.106.0
Washington St.105.8
Oregon St.104.6
California100.6
Washington100.0
Patriot
TeamRating
Colgate106.4
Navy101.0
Army98.3
Loyola MD96.1
Lafayette95.5
Bucknell94.9
American94.5
Boston University94.2
Holy Cross90.8
Lehigh89.2
Southeastern
TeamRating
Alabama118.9
Arkansas114.9
LSU114.2
Tennessee113.8
Florida112.8
Missouri111.2
Kentucky110.7
Auburn110.0
Mississippi109.5
Mississippi St.107.8
Georgia106.9
South Carolina106.3
Vanderbilt105.0
Texas A&M103.0
Southern
TeamRating
Furman106.4
UNC Greensboro104.2
East Tennessee St.103.1
Wofford103.0
Mercer101.4
VMI101.0
Chattanooga100.9
The Citadel95.6
Western Carolina94.3
Samford94.1
Southland
TeamRating
Abilene Christian106.0
Stephen F. Austin100.3
Sam Houston St.99.9
Nicholls St.97.4
Northwestern St.90.9
New Orleans90.6
Incarnate Word90.6
Southeastern Louisiana89.8
Houston Baptist88.9
Central Arkansas88.7
Texas A&M Corpus Chris88.2
Lamar88.1
McNeese St.87.6
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.103.7
North Dakota St.100.7
South Dakota99.6
Oral Roberts99.6
UMKC97.1
North Dakota92.1
Western Illinois91.3
Nebraska Omaha90.1
Denver86.7
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Prairie View A&M96.0
Texas Southern95.3
Jackson St.93.0
Southern91.9
Grambling St.90.6
Alabama A&M87.5
Alcorn St.86.9
Arkansas Pine Bluff83.7
Alabama St.83.2
Mississippi Valley St.70.9
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Georgia St.101.2
Texas St.100.3
Coastal Carolina99.8
Louisiana98.1
South Alabama97.8
Appalachian St.97.1
Little Rock96.3
Arkansas St.95.3
UT Arlington95.2
Georgia Southern93.9
Troy92.4
Louisiana Monroe92.0
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Grand Canyon102.6
New Mexico St.100.0
UT Rio Grande Valley96.4
Utah Valley95.5
Cal Baptist95.2
Seattle94.3
Tarleton St.91.6
Dixie St.88.0
Chicago St.80.9
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga128.7
BYU114.4
Saint Mary’s107.0
San Francisco105.4
Pepperdine104.5
Loyola Marymount104.1
Pacific103.2
Santa Clara100.4
San Diego98.5
Portland88.6

PiRate Ratings Alphabetically

RkTeamRating
95Abilene Christian106.0
304Air Force91.0
93Akron106.3
6Alabama118.9
334Alabama A&M87.5
343Alabama St.83.2
239Albany95.4
336Alcorn St.86.9
250American94.5
205Appalachian St.97.1
37Arizona111.6
96Arizona St.106.0
16Arkansas114.9
341Arkansas Pine Bluff83.7
240Arkansas St.95.3
191Army98.3
60Auburn110.0
198Austin Peay97.7
165Ball St.100.1
2Baylor123.9
162Bellarmine100.2
70Belmont108.1
308Binghamton90.7
53Boise St.110.7
122Boston College103.6
258Boston University94.2
125Bowling Green103.3
141Bradley101.6
184Bryant98.6
248Bucknell94.9
87Buffalo106.7
131Butler102.7
19BYU114.4
244Cal Baptist95.2
335Cal Poly87.0
140Cal St. Bakersfield101.6
261Cal St. Fullerton94.1
277Cal St. Northridge92.8
155California100.6
230Campbell95.6
228Canisius95.7
326Central Arkansas88.7
337Central Connecticut86.8
252Central Michigan94.4
216Charleston96.4
333Charleston Southern87.5
202Charlotte97.4
150Chattanooga100.9
346Chicago St.80.9
103Cincinnati105.2
46Clemson110.8
153Cleveland St.100.7
171Coastal Carolina99.8
90Colgate106.4
20Colorado114.2
67Colorado St.108.9
43Connecticut111.3
313Coppin St.90.4
13Creighton115.3
74Davidson107.8
77Dayton107.5
208Delaware96.9
342Delaware St.83.3
338Denver86.7
119DePaul103.7
144Detroit101.2
331Dixie St.88.0
50Drake110.8
163Drexel100.2
30Duke113.0
108Duquesne104.7
135East Carolina102.2
127East Tennessee St.103.1
286Eastern Illinois92.4
180Eastern Kentucky99.0
253Eastern Michigan94.4
106Eastern Washington104.9
247Elon95.0
203Evansville97.3
318Fairfield89.9
302Fairleigh Dickinson91.0
284FIU92.5
31Florida112.8
266Florida A&M93.9
199Florida Atlantic97.5
263Florida Gulf Coast94.1
9Florida St.116.5
274Fordham93.0
201Fresno St.97.4
91Furman106.4
169Gardner Webb99.9
134George Mason102.5
194George Washington98.0
94Georgetown106.3
84Georgia106.9
265Georgia Southern93.9
146Georgia St.101.2
41Georgia Tech111.4
1Gonzaga128.7
309Grambling St.90.6
133Grand Canyon102.6
229Green Bay95.7
324Hampton89.1
220Hartford96.2
195Hawaii98.0
264High Point93.9
172Hofstra99.8
307Holy Cross90.8
8Houston118.0
325Houston Baptist88.9
300Howard (opted out)91.5
344Idaho82.3
273Idaho St.93.2
5Illinois120.2
271Illinois Chicago93.6
181Illinois St.98.9
311Incarnate Word90.6
34Indiana112.1
116Indiana St.103.9
197Iona97.8
3Iowa120.8
158Iowa St.100.3
255IUPUI94.3
276Jackson St.93.0
297Jacksonville91.6
170Jacksonville St.99.8
164James Madison100.1
21Kansas114.2
182Kansas St.98.7
339Kennesaw St.86.2
86Kent St.106.7
52Kentucky110.7
189La Salle98.4
235Lafayette95.5
329Lamar88.1
323Lehigh89.2
111Liberty104.4
213Lipscomb96.6
219Little Rock96.3
282LIU92.5
280Long Beach St.92.6
226Longwood95.9
193Louisiana98.1
291Louisiana Monroe92.0
89Louisiana Tech106.4
56Louisville110.3
10Loyola Chicago115.9
114Loyola Marymount104.1
221Loyola MD96.1
22LSU114.2
330Maine (opted out)88.0
289Manhattan92.1
259Marist94.2
85Marquette106.9
68Marshall108.9
33Maryland112.4
105Massachusetts104.9
332McNeese St.87.6
39Memphis111.4
143Mercer101.4
272Merrimack93.6
137Miami FL102.0
173Miami OH99.7
4Michigan120.6
66Michigan St.109.0
269Middle Tennessee93.7
225Milwaukee95.9
45Minnesota111.0
64Mississippi109.5
75Mississippi St.107.8
347Mississippi Valley St.70.9
44Missouri111.2
88Missouri St.106.6
192Monmouth98.2
190Montana98.3
204Montana St.97.2
138Morehead St.101.9
249Morgan St.94.7
236Mount St. Mary’s95.5
136Murray St.102.1
69N.C. State108.1
149Navy101.0
115Nebraska104.1
316Nebraska Omaha90.1
97Nevada106.0
254New Hampshire94.4
275New Mexico93.0
167New Mexico St.100.0
310New Orleans90.6
227Niagara95.9
200Nicholls St.97.4
279NJIT92.6
237Norfolk St.95.5
296North Alabama91.6
27North Carolina113.8
293North Carolina A&T91.9
278North Carolina Central92.7
290North Dakota92.1
152North Dakota St.100.7
288North Florida92.3
80North Texas107.3
161Northeastern100.3
322Northern Arizona89.6
231Northern Colorado95.6
299Northern Illinois91.5
176Northern Iowa99.5
187Northern Kentucky98.5
71Northwestern108.0
305Northwestern St.90.9
61Notre Dame110.0
210Oakland96.8
107Ohio104.8
7Ohio St.118.3
28Oklahoma113.6
36Oklahoma St.111.7
145Old Dominion101.2
175Oral Roberts99.6
35Oregon111.8
109Oregon St.104.6
126Pacific103.2
32Penn St.112.5
110Pepperdine104.5
76Pittsburgh107.7
327Portland88.6
245Portland St.95.2
224Prairie View A&M96.0
315Presbyterian90.2
79Providence107.4
23Purdue114.1
285Purdue Fort Wayne92.4
267Quinnipiac93.8
217Radford96.4
83Rhode Island107.0
179Rice99.4
58Richmond110.1
314Rider90.3
281Robert Morris92.5
29Rutgers113.2
262Sacramento St.94.1
298Sacred Heart91.5
212Saint Joseph’s96.7
51Saint Louis110.7
82Saint Mary’s107.0
183Saint Peter’s98.6
168Sam Houston St.99.9
260Samford94.1
186San Diego98.5
24San Diego St.114.0
100San Francisco105.4
321San Jose St.89.6
157Santa Clara100.4
256Seattle94.3
40Seton Hall111.4
151Siena100.8
306SIU Edwardsville90.8
54SMU110.6
196South Alabama97.8
92South Carolina106.3
345South Carolina St.81.5
174South Dakota99.6
121South Dakota St.103.7
124South Florida103.3
268Southeast Missouri St.93.7
320Southeastern Louisiana89.8
292Southern91.9
214Southern Illinois96.6
242Southern Miss95.3
178Southern Utah99.4
48St. Bonaventure110.8
303St. Francis NY91.0
294St. Francis PA91.6
65St. John’s109.1
59Stanford110.0
160Stephen F. Austin100.3
246Stetson95.0
223Stony Brook96.1
49Syracuse110.8
295Tarleton St.91.6
123TCU103.4
142Temple101.5
26Tennessee113.8
340Tennessee Martin86.0
317Tennessee St.89.9
319Tennessee Tech89.9
18Texas114.5
129Texas A&M103.0
328Texas A&M Corpus Chris88.2
241Texas Southern95.3
159Texas St.100.3
25Texas Tech113.8
232The Citadel95.6
63Toledo109.7
270Towson93.7
287Troy92.4
139Tulane101.7
112Tulsa104.4
101UAB105.3
215UC Davis96.5
117UC Irvine103.9
118UC Riverside103.8
222UC San Diego96.1
72UC Santa Barbara108.0
99UCF105.8
55UCLA110.5
233UMass Lowell95.5
154UMBC100.6
206UMKC97.1
211UNC Asheville96.8
113UNC Greensboro104.2
209UNC Wilmington96.8
147UNLV101.2
11USC115.5
312USC Upstate90.5
243UT Arlington95.2
218UT Rio Grande Valley96.4
78Utah107.4
47Utah St.110.8
234Utah Valley95.5
156UTEP100.4
177UTSA99.4
188Valparaiso98.5
104Vanderbilt105.0
42VCU111.3
120Vermont103.7
12Villanova115.5
17Virginia114.8
38Virginia Tech111.5
148VMI101.0
207Wagner96.9
130Wake Forest102.8
166Washington100.0
98Washington St.105.8
132Weber St.102.6
14West Virginia115.0
257Western Carolina94.3
301Western Illinois91.3
81Western Kentucky107.1
251Western Michigan94.4
73Wichita St.108.0
283William & Mary92.5
102Winthrop105.3
15Wisconsin115.0
128Wofford103.0
62Wright St.109.9
185Wyoming98.5
57Xavier110.2
238Youngstown St.95.4

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February 20, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 12:00 am

Saturday, February 20, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
St. Joseph’sLa Salle-1.5
VCUGeorge Mason12.0
RichmondDuquesne7.4
Miami (Fla.)Georgia Tech-5.0
SyracuseNotre Dame2.2
Wake ForestNC St.-2.2
PittsburghFlorida St.-6.6
North CarolinaLouisville2.0
DukeVirginia0.3
TulaneCentral Florida-2.0
KansasTexas Tech2.0
TexasWest Virginia1.8
TCUKansas St.8.5
Iowa St.Oklahoma-11.1
VillanovaConnecticut6.0
GeorgetownSeton Hall-4.2
St. John’sDePaul8.4
IndianaMichigan St.6.3
MinnesotaIllinois-5.1
NebraskaPurdue-7.6
Fresno St.San Diego St.-13.9
Washington St.Stanford-2.9
USCArizona7.4
Oregon St.Colorado-8.0
OregonUtah6.7
WashingtonCalifornia0.6
UCLAArizona St.6.8
AlabamaVanderbilt17.1
TennesseeKentucky7.2
South CarolinaMissouri-1.8
FloridaGeorgia8.0
LSUAuburn4.8
Ole MissMississippi St.5.5
Loyola MarymountBYU-6.6
PortlandPacific-12.6
Santa ClaraPepperdine-1.1
GonzagaSan Diego32.2
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