The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 18, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Friday, January 18, 2019

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This Weekend’s PiRate Ratings Spreads For Major Conferences & Ranked Teams

Saturday’s Games
Home Team Visitor Spread
Miami (Fla.) North Carolina -6.2
Notre Dame North Carolina St. -2.9
Syracuse Pittsburgh 8.6
Virginia Tech Wake Forest 18.1
Georgia Tech Louisville -2.6
Duke Virginia 4.8
South Florida Houston -7.0
Wichita St. Cincinnati -4.9
Central Florida Tulsa 9.9
Memphis SMU 2.1
Temple Penn 5.4
Connecticut Tulane 15.7
West Virginia Kansas 3.5
Kansas St. TCU -0.3
Baylor Texas Tech -3.5
Iowa St. Oklahoma St. 12.5
Texas Oklahoma 2.0
Butler St. John’s 3.4
Seton Hall DePaul 8.0
Wisconsin Michigan 0.3
Purdue Indiana 5.9
Minnesota Penn St. 2.8
Nevada Air Force 22.3
Washington St. Stanford -1.1
USC UCLA -0.1
Washington California 17.2
Arizona Oregon St. 4.9
Arizona St. Oregon 1.3
Georgia Florida -4.3
Ole Miss Arkansas 5.8
Tennessee Alabama 14.1
Texas A&M Missouri 3.1
Auburn Kentucky 4.5
LSU South Carolina 8.6
Vanderbilt Mississippi St. -3.6
Gonzaga Loyola Marymount 21.9

 

Sunday’s Games
Home Team Visitor Spread
Boston College Florida St. -5.7
Marquette Providence 8.0
Iowa Illinois 9.7
Utah Colorado -0.5

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

Rk Team PiRate
1 Duke 122.9
2 Virginia 121.6
3 Gonzaga 120.6
4 Michigan St. 120.2
5 Tennessee 119.1
6 North Carolina 117.3
7 Michigan 116.8
8 Virginia Tech 116.0
9 Kansas 115.9
10 Auburn 115.7
11 Texas Tech 115.4
12 Nebraska 114.8
13 Kentucky 114.7
14 Purdue 114.5
15 Iowa St. 114.5
16 Nevada 114.5
17 Wisconsin 113.6
18 Buffalo 113.4
19 North Carolina St. 113.0
20 TCU 113.0
21 Villanova 112.8
22 Maryland 112.4
23 Florida St. 112.4
24 Louisville 112.2
25 Ohio St. 112.0
26 Florida 111.9
27 Oklahoma 111.9
28 Mississippi St. 111.9
29 Iowa 111.7
30 Houston 111.7
31 Indiana 111.6
32 Marquette 111.6
33 Cincinnati 111.5
34 Syracuse 111.2
35 LSU 111.1
36 Texas 110.9
37 Saint Mary’s 110.6
38 Butler 110.4
39 Wofford 110.4
40 Mississippi 110.2
41 St. John’s 110.0
42 Clemson 109.8
43 Oregon 109.7
44 Kansas St. 109.7
45 Creighton 109.4
46 Central Florida 109.3
47 Utah St. 109.1
48 Washington 109.0
49 Murray St. 109.0
50 Lipscomb 108.9
51 Baylor 108.9
52 Seton Hall 108.7
53 San Francisco 108.7
54 Arizona 108.7
55 Arizona St. 108.0
56 Alabama 108.0
57 Northwestern 107.9
58 Fresno St. 107.9
59 Virginia Commonwealth 107.6
60 Miami FL 107.6
61 Arkansas 107.4
62 Temple 107.1
63 Liberty 107.1
64 Dayton 107.0
65 New Mexico St. 106.9
66 Penn St. 106.9
67 West Virginia 106.8
68 Oregon St. 106.8
69 Minnesota 106.7
70 Toledo 106.7
71 Pittsburgh 106.6
72 Georgia Tech 106.6
73 Notre Dame 106.6
74 Providence 106.6
75 UCLA 106.5
76 Vermont 106.4
77 East Tennessee St. 106.3
78 South Dakota St. 106.1
79 Xavier 106.0
80 Hofstra 106.0
81 Colorado 105.7
82 Connecticut 105.7
83 Davidson 105.6
84 Ball St. 105.6
85 Georgetown 105.6
86 SMU 105.6
87 Oklahoma St. 105.5
88 Illinois 105.5
89 South Carolina 105.5
90 BYU 105.5
91 Loyola (Chi.) 105.4
92 Vanderbilt 105.3
93 Belmont 105.1
94 Yale 105.1
95 Furman 104.9
96 USC 104.9
97 San Diego 104.8
98 Memphis 104.7
99 Texas A&M 104.7
100 Northeastern 104.7
101 Saint Louis 104.6
102 Georgia 104.6
103 Northern Kentucky 104.6
104 Missouri 104.6
105 Georgia St. 104.6
106 Western Kentucky 104.5
107 Grand Canyon 104.4
108 Old Dominion 104.3
109 UNC Greensboro 104.3
110 Boise St. 104.2
111 Texas St. 104.1
112 Montana 103.9
113 Rhode Island 103.9
114 Boston College 103.7
115 DePaul 103.7
116 Wichita St. 103.6
117 UC Irvine 103.5
118 Georgia Southern 103.5
119 North Texas 103.5
120 George Mason 103.4
121 Rutgers 103.4
122 Austin Peay 103.4
123 Charleston 103.4
124 Jacksonville St. 103.4
125 Penn 103.2
126 Akron 103.2
127 San Diego St. 103.1
128 Harvard 102.9
129 Utah Valley 102.9
130 Drake 102.8
131 Louisiana Tech 102.8
132 UC Santa Barbara 102.5
133 Brown 102.5
134 Tulsa 102.4
135 Stanford 102.3
136 Radford 102.3
137 Marshall 102.2
138 Utah 102.2
139 Northern Illinois 102.1
140 Southern Illinois 101.8
141 South Florida 101.7
142 Rider 101.7
143 Loyola Marymount 101.7
144 Bowling Green 101.6
145 Bucknell 101.5
146 Louisiana Monroe 101.5
147 Wake Forest 101.4
148 Stony Brook 101.2
149 Central Michigan 100.9
150 UNLV 100.8
151 Louisiana 100.8
152 Lehigh 100.8
153 Wright St. 100.8
154 St. Bonaventure 100.6
155 Massachusetts 100.4
156 Winthrop 100.4
157 Southern Miss 100.3
158 Valparaiso 100.3
159 Princeton 100.1
160 Gardner Webb 100.1
161 Kent St. 100.0
162 Weber St. 100.0
163 Purdue Fort Wayne 100.0
164 Duquesne 99.9
165 Samford 99.9
166 Saint Joseph’s 99.8
167 Colgate 99.6
168 Richmond 99.6
169 Eastern Michigan 99.6
170 Evansville 99.5
171 UAB 99.5
172 Abilene Christian 99.4
173 Holy Cross 99.4
174 NJIT 99.3
175 Seattle 99.3
176 New Mexico 99.3
177 Northern Colorado 99.2
178 Pacific 99.2
179 Illinois St. 99.1
180 Coastal Carolina 99.1
181 Ohio 99.0
182 Mercer 99.0
183 Miami OH 98.9
184 Pepperdine 98.7
185 Indiana St. 98.6
186 Omaha 98.6
187 Cal St. Fullerton 98.6
188 Cal St. Bakersfield 98.5
189 Dartmouth 98.5
190 American 98.5
191 Missouri St. 98.5
192 IUPUI 98.5
193 Long Beach St. 98.4
194 North Florida 98.4
195 Texas Southern 98.2
196 Washington St. 98.2
197 Hawaii 98.2
198 Green Bay 97.8
199 Troy 97.8
200 Northern Iowa 97.7
201 Iona 97.7
202 South Dakota 97.7
203 Hartford 97.6
204 Western Michigan 97.5
205 Colorado St. 97.5
206 UTSA 97.4
207 William & Mary 97.4
208 Florida Int’l. 97.3
209 Appalachian St. 97.2
210 Presbyterian 97.1
211 North Dakota St. 97.1
212 Boston University 97.1
213 Santa Clara 97.0
214 Campbell 97.0
215 High Point 97.0
216 Fordham 97.0
217 Little Rock 96.8
218 Sam Houston St. 96.8
219 Detroit 96.8
220 Illinois Chicago 96.7
221 Delaware 96.7
222 Florida Atlantic 96.7
223 Bradley 96.7
224 The Citadel 96.5
225 Oakland 96.5
226 Wagner 96.5
227 Columbia 96.4
228 Eastern Kentucky 96.3
229 Hampton 96.2
230 Maryland Baltimore Co. 96.1
231 South Alabama 96.1
232 UNC Wilmington 96.1
233 La Salle 95.9
234 California Baptist 95.9
235 East Carolina 95.9
236 UT Arlington 95.8
237 Lamar 95.8
238 Fairleigh Dickinson 95.8
239 Charleston Southern 95.7
240 UMass Lowell 95.7
241 Missouri Kansas City 95.6
242 Army 95.5
243 Canisius 95.5
244 Stephen F. Austin 95.4
245 Cornell 95.3
246 St. Francis PA 95.3
247 Sacred Heart 95.3
248 Fairfield 95.3
249 Quinnipiac 95.3
250 UC Davis 95.3
251 Air Force 95.2
252 Morehead St. 95.1
253 Idaho St. 95.1
254 James Madison 95.1
255 Long Island 95.1
256 UT Rio Grande Valley 95.0
257 Marist 95.0
258 George Washington 94.9
259 Drexel 94.9
260 California 94.8
261 North Dakota 94.8
262 Robert Morris 94.7
263 UTEP 94.5
264 Siena 94.4
265 Houston Baptist 94.3
266 Arkansas St. 94.3
267 Chattanooga 94.2
268 Longwood 94.2
269 Norfolk St. 94.2
270 Montana St. 94.2
271 Sacramento St. 94.1
272 St. Francis (Bkln) 94.1
273 Florida Gulf Coast 94.0
274 Jacksonville 94.0
275 Monmouth 94.0
276 Central Arkansas 94.0
277 New Orleans 93.9
278 North Carolina Central 93.8
279 Towson 93.8
280 Eastern Washington 93.8
281 Central Connecticut 93.7
282 Milwaukee 93.6
283 Prairie View A&M 93.6
284 Southern Utah 93.6
285 Portland St. 93.5
286 Tulane 93.5
287 Middle Tennessee 93.4
288 UC Riverside 93.2
289 Cleveland St. 93.1
290 Nicholls St. 93.0
291 Saint Peter’s 93.0
292 North Carolina A&T 93.0
293 Rice 92.9
294 Texas A&M-CC 92.9
295 Grambling St. 92.8
296 Charlotte 92.8
297 Oral Roberts 92.8
298 Youngstown St. 92.8
299 Niagara 92.7
300 Albany 92.7
301 Navy 92.6
302 Tennessee St. 92.6
303 Western Carolina 92.6
304 Western Illinois 92.6
305 Eastern Illinois 92.5
306 Loyola (MD) 92.5
307 Southeast Missouri St. 92.4
308 Lafayette 92.3
309 Wyoming 92.2
310 McNeese St. 92.2
311 Denver 92.1
312 Bethune Cookman 92.0
313 Northern Arizona 91.9
314 Cal St. Northridge 91.8
315 Howard 91.5
316 Southeastern Louisiana 91.4
317 UT Martin 91.1
318 Cal Poly 91.0
319 Portland 90.9
320 USC Upstate 90.8
321 Alabama St. 90.7
322 VMI 90.6
323 Idaho 90.3
324 North Alabama 90.2
325 Binghamton 90.1
326 Maine 90.1
327 Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
328 Morgan St. 89.9
329 Elon 89.8
330 Manhattan 89.7
331 Florida A&M 89.2
332 South Carolina St. 89.2
333 Jackson St. 89.2
334 Mount St. Mary’s 89.0
335 Bryant 88.9
336 Tennessee Tech 88.9
337 SIU Edwardsville 88.8
338 San Jose St. 88.3
339 New Hampshire 88.1
340 Southern 88.0
341 Northwestern St. 86.8
342 Stetson 86.7
343 Incarnate Word 86.0
344 Kennesaw St. 85.4
345 Alabama A&M 85.0
346 Alcorn St. 84.4
347 Coppin St. 84.4
348 Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
349 Savannah St. 83.8
350 UNC Asheville 83.7
351 Chicago St. 82.1
352 Maryland Eastern Shore 81.9
353 Delaware St. 80.9

 

PiRate Rating By Conference

America East
Vermont 106.4
Stony Brook 101.2
Hartford 97.6
Maryland Baltimore Co. 96.1
UMass Lowell 95.7
Albany 92.7
Binghamton 90.1
Maine 90.1
New Hampshire 88.1
American Athletic
Houston 111.7
Cincinnati 111.5
Central Florida 109.3
Temple 107.1
Connecticut 105.7
SMU 105.6
Memphis 104.7
Wichita St. 103.6
Tulsa 102.4
South Florida 101.7
East Carolina 95.9
Tulane 93.5
Atlantic 10
Virginia Commonwealth 107.6
Dayton 107.0
Davidson 105.6
Saint Louis 104.6
Rhode Island 103.9
George Mason 103.4
St. Bonaventure 100.6
Massachusetts 100.4
Duquesne 99.9
Saint Joseph’s 99.8
Richmond 99.6
Fordham 97.0
La Salle 95.9
George Washington 94.9
Atlantic Coast
Duke 122.9
Virginia 121.6
North Carolina 117.3
Virginia Tech 116.0
North Carolina St. 113.0
Florida St. 112.4
Louisville 112.2
Syracuse 111.2
Clemson 109.8
Miami FL 107.6
Pittsburgh 106.6
Georgia Tech 106.6
Notre Dame 106.6
Boston College 103.7
Wake Forest 101.4
Atlantic Sun
Lipscomb 108.9
Liberty 107.1
NJIT 99.3
North Florida 98.4
Florida Gulf Coast 94.0
Jacksonville 94.0
North Alabama 90.2
Stetson 86.7
Kennesaw St. 85.4
Big 12
Kansas 115.9
Texas Tech 115.4
Iowa St. 114.5
TCU 113.0
Oklahoma 111.9
Texas 110.9
Kansas St. 109.7
Baylor 108.9
West Virginia 106.8
Oklahoma St. 105.5
Big East
Villanova 112.8
Marquette 111.6
Butler 110.4
St. John’s 110.0
Creighton 109.4
Seton Hall 108.7
Providence 106.6
Xavier 106.0
Georgetown 105.6
DePaul 103.7
Big Sky
Montana 103.9
Weber St. 100.0
Northern Colorado 99.2
Idaho St. 95.1
Montana St. 94.2
Sacramento St. 94.1
Eastern Washington 93.8
Southern Utah 93.6
Portland St. 93.5
Northern Arizona 91.9
Idaho 90.3
Big South
Radford 102.3
Winthrop 100.4
Gardner Webb 100.1
Presbyterian 97.1
Campbell 97.0
High Point 97.0
Hampton 96.2
Charleston Southern 95.7
Longwood 94.2
USC Upstate 90.8
UNC Asheville 83.7
Big Ten
Michigan St. 120.2
Michigan 116.8
Nebraska 114.8
Purdue 114.5
Wisconsin 113.6
Maryland 112.4
Ohio St. 112.0
Iowa 111.7
Indiana 111.6
Northwestern 107.9
Penn St. 106.9
Minnesota 106.7
Illinois 105.5
Rutgers 103.4
Big West
UC Irvine 103.5
UC Santa Barbara 102.5
Cal St. Fullerton 98.6
Long Beach St. 98.4
Hawaii 98.2
UC Davis 95.3
UC Riverside 93.2
Cal St. Northridge 91.8
Cal Poly 91.0
Colonial Athletic
Hofstra 106.0
Northeastern 104.7
Charleston 103.4
William & Mary 97.4
Delaware 96.7
UNC Wilmington 96.1
James Madison 95.1
Drexel 94.9
Towson 93.8
Elon 89.8
Conference USA
Western Kentucky 104.5
Old Dominion 104.3
North Texas 103.5
Louisiana Tech 102.8
Marshall 102.2
Southern Miss 100.3
UAB 99.5
UTSA 97.4
Florida Int’l. 97.3
Florida Atlantic 96.7
UTEP 94.5
Middle Tennessee 93.4
Rice 92.9
Charlotte 92.8
Horizon
Northern Kentucky 104.6
Wright St. 100.8
IUPUI 98.5
Green Bay 97.8
Detroit 96.8
Illinois Chicago 96.7
Oakland 96.5
Milwaukee 93.6
Cleveland St. 93.1
Youngstown St. 92.8
Ivy
Yale 105.1
Penn 103.2
Harvard 102.9
Brown 102.5
Princeton 100.1
Dartmouth 98.5
Columbia 96.4
Cornell 95.3
Metro Atlantic
Rider 101.7
Iona 97.7
Canisius 95.5
Fairfield 95.3
Quinnipiac 95.3
Marist 95.0
Siena 94.4
Monmouth 94.0
Saint Peter’s 93.0
Niagara 92.7
Manhattan 89.7
Mid-American
Buffalo 113.4
Toledo 106.7
Ball St. 105.6
Akron 103.2
Northern Illinois 102.1
Bowling Green 101.6
Central Michigan 100.9
Kent St. 100.0
Eastern Michigan 99.6
Ohio 99.0
Miami OH 98.9
Western Michigan 97.5
Mideastern Athletic
Norfolk St. 94.2
North Carolina Central 93.8
North Carolina A&T 93.0
Bethune Cookman 92.0
Howard 91.5
Morgan St. 89.9
Florida A&M 89.2
South Carolina St. 89.2
Coppin St. 84.4
Savannah St. 83.8
Maryland Eastern Shore 81.9
Delaware St. 80.9
Missouri Valley
Loyola (Chi.) 105.4
Drake 102.8
Southern Illinois 101.8
Valparaiso 100.3
Evansville 99.5
Illinois St. 99.1
Indiana St. 98.6
Missouri St. 98.5
Northern Iowa 97.7
Bradley 96.7
Mountain West
Nevada 114.5
Utah St. 109.1
Fresno St. 107.9
Boise St. 104.2
San Diego St. 103.1
UNLV 100.8
New Mexico 99.3
Colorado St. 97.5
Air Force 95.2
Wyoming 92.2
San Jose St. 88.3
Northeast
Wagner 96.5
Fairleigh Dickinson 95.8
St. Francis PA 95.3
Sacred Heart 95.3
Long Island 95.1
Robert Morris 94.7
St. Francis (Bkln) 94.1
Central Connecticut 93.7
Mount St. Mary’s 89.0
Bryant 88.9
Ohio Valley
Murray St. 109.0
Belmont 105.1
Austin Peay 103.4
Jacksonville St. 103.4
Eastern Kentucky 96.3
Morehead St. 95.1
Tennessee St. 92.6
Eastern Illinois 92.5
Southeast Missouri St. 92.4
UT Martin 91.1
Tennessee Tech 88.9
SIU Edwardsville 88.8
Pac-12
Oregon 109.7
Washington 109.0
Arizona 108.7
Arizona St. 108.0
Oregon St. 106.8
UCLA 106.5
Colorado 105.7
USC 104.9
Stanford 102.3
Utah 102.2
Washington St. 98.2
California 94.8
Patriot
Bucknell 101.5
Lehigh 100.8
Colgate 99.6
Holy Cross 99.4
American 98.5
Boston University 97.1
Army 95.5
Navy 92.6
Loyola (MD) 92.5
Lafayette 92.3
Southeastern
Tennessee 119.1
Auburn 115.7
Kentucky 114.7
Florida 111.9
Mississippi St. 111.9
LSU 111.1
Mississippi 110.2
Alabama 108.0
Arkansas 107.4
South Carolina 105.5
Vanderbilt 105.3
Texas A&M 104.7
Georgia 104.6
Missouri 104.6
Southern
Wofford 110.4
East Tennessee St. 106.3
Furman 104.9
UNC Greensboro 104.3
Samford 99.9
Mercer 99.0
The Citadel 96.5
Chattanooga 94.2
Western Carolina 92.6
VMI 90.6
Southland
Abilene Christian 99.4
Sam Houston St. 96.8
Lamar 95.8
Stephen F. Austin 95.4
Houston Baptist 94.3
Central Arkansas 94.0
New Orleans 93.9
Nicholls St. 93.0
Texas A&M-CC 92.9
McNeese St. 92.2
Southeastern Louisiana 91.4
Northwestern St. 86.8
Incarnate Word 86.0
Southwestern Athletic
Texas Southern 98.2
Prairie View A&M 93.6
Grambling St. 92.8
Alabama St. 90.7
Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
Jackson St. 89.2
Southern 88.0
Alabama A&M 85.0
Alcorn St. 84.4
Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
Summit
South Dakota St. 106.1
Purdue Fort Wayne 100.0
Omaha 98.6
South Dakota 97.7
North Dakota St. 97.1
North Dakota 94.8
Oral Roberts 92.8
Western Illinois 92.6
Denver 92.1
Sun Belt
Georgia St. 104.6
Texas St. 104.1
Georgia Southern 103.5
Louisiana Monroe 101.5
Louisiana 100.8
Coastal Carolina 99.1
Troy 97.8
Appalachian St. 97.2
Little Rock 96.8
South Alabama 96.1
UT Arlington 95.8
Arkansas St. 94.3
West Coast
Gonzaga 120.6
Saint Mary’s 110.6
San Francisco 108.7
BYU 105.5
San Diego 104.8
Loyola Marymount 101.7
Pacific 99.2
Pepperdine 98.7
Santa Clara 97.0
Portland 90.9
Western Athletic
New Mexico St. 106.9
Grand Canyon 104.4
Utah Valley 102.9
Seattle 99.3
Cal St. Bakersfield 98.5
California Baptist 95.9
Missouri Kansas City 95.6
UT Rio Grande Valley 95.0
Chicago St. 82.1

 

PiRate Ratings Alphabetical

Rk Team PiRate
172 Abilene Christian 99.4
251 Air Force 95.2
126 Akron 103.2
56 Alabama 108.0
345 Alabama A&M 85.0
321 Alabama St. 90.7
300 Albany 92.7
346 Alcorn St. 84.4
190 American 98.5
209 Appalachian St. 97.2
54 Arizona 108.7
55 Arizona St. 108.0
61 Arkansas 107.4
327 Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
266 Arkansas St. 94.3
242 Army 95.5
10 Auburn 115.7
122 Austin Peay 103.4
84 Ball St. 105.6
51 Baylor 108.9
93 Belmont 105.1
312 Bethune Cookman 92.0
325 Binghamton 90.1
110 Boise St. 104.2
114 Boston College 103.7
212 Boston University 97.1
144 Bowling Green 101.6
223 Bradley 96.7
133 Brown 102.5
335 Bryant 88.9
145 Bucknell 101.5
18 Buffalo 113.4
38 Butler 110.4
90 BYU 105.5
318 Cal Poly 91.0
188 Cal St. Bakersfield 98.5
187 Cal St. Fullerton 98.6
314 Cal St. Northridge 91.8
260 California 94.8
234 California Baptist 95.9
214 Campbell 97.0
243 Canisius 95.5
276 Central Arkansas 94.0
281 Central Connecticut 93.7
46 Central Florida 109.3
149 Central Michigan 100.9
123 Charleston 103.4
239 Charleston Southern 95.7
296 Charlotte 92.8
267 Chattanooga 94.2
351 Chicago St. 82.1
33 Cincinnati 111.5
42 Clemson 109.8
289 Cleveland St. 93.1
180 Coastal Carolina 99.1
167 Colgate 99.6
81 Colorado 105.7
205 Colorado St. 97.5
227 Columbia 96.4
82 Connecticut 105.7
347 Coppin St. 84.4
245 Cornell 95.3
45 Creighton 109.4
189 Dartmouth 98.5
83 Davidson 105.6
64 Dayton 107.0
221 Delaware 96.7
353 Delaware St. 80.9
311 Denver 92.1
115 DePaul 103.7
219 Detroit 96.8
130 Drake 102.8
259 Drexel 94.9
1 Duke 122.9
164 Duquesne 99.9
235 East Carolina 95.9
77 East Tennessee St. 106.3
305 Eastern Illinois 92.5
228 Eastern Kentucky 96.3
169 Eastern Michigan 99.6
280 Eastern Washington 93.8
329 Elon 89.8
170 Evansville 99.5
248 Fairfield 95.3
238 Fairleigh Dickinson 95.8
26 Florida 111.9
331 Florida A&M 89.2
222 Florida Atlantic 96.7
273 Florida Gulf Coast 94.0
208 Florida Int’l. 97.3
23 Florida St. 112.4
216 Fordham 97.0
58 Fresno St. 107.9
95 Furman 104.9
160 Gardner Webb 100.1
120 George Mason 103.4
258 George Washington 94.9
85 Georgetown 105.6
102 Georgia 104.6
118 Georgia Southern 103.5
105 Georgia St. 104.6
72 Georgia Tech 106.6
3 Gonzaga 120.6
295 Grambling St. 92.8
107 Grand Canyon 104.4
198 Green Bay 97.8
229 Hampton 96.2
203 Hartford 97.6
128 Harvard 102.9
197 Hawaii 98.2
215 High Point 97.0
80 Hofstra 106.0
173 Holy Cross 99.4
30 Houston 111.7
265 Houston Baptist 94.3
315 Howard 91.5
323 Idaho 90.3
253 Idaho St. 95.1
88 Illinois 105.5
220 Illinois Chicago 96.7
179 Illinois St. 99.1
343 Incarnate Word 86.0
31 Indiana 111.6
185 Indiana St. 98.6
201 Iona 97.7
29 Iowa 111.7
15 Iowa St. 114.5
192 IUPUI 98.5
333 Jackson St. 89.2
274 Jacksonville 94.0
124 Jacksonville St. 103.4
254 James Madison 95.1
9 Kansas 115.9
44 Kansas St. 109.7
344 Kennesaw St. 85.4
161 Kent St. 100.0
13 Kentucky 114.7
233 La Salle 95.9
308 Lafayette 92.3
237 Lamar 95.8
152 Lehigh 100.8
63 Liberty 107.1
50 Lipscomb 108.9
217 Little Rock 96.8
193 Long Beach St. 98.4
255 Long Island 95.1
268 Longwood 94.2
151 Louisiana 100.8
146 Louisiana Monroe 101.5
131 Louisiana Tech 102.8
24 Louisville 112.2
91 Loyola (Chi.) 105.4
306 Loyola (MD) 92.5
143 Loyola Marymount 101.7
35 LSU 111.1
326 Maine 90.1
330 Manhattan 89.7
257 Marist 95.0
32 Marquette 111.6
137 Marshall 102.2
22 Maryland 112.4
230 Maryland Baltimore Co. 96.1
352 Maryland Eastern Shore 81.9
155 Massachusetts 100.4
310 McNeese St. 92.2
98 Memphis 104.7
182 Mercer 99.0
60 Miami FL 107.6
183 Miami OH 98.9
7 Michigan 116.8
4 Michigan St. 120.2
287 Middle Tennessee 93.4
282 Milwaukee 93.6
69 Minnesota 106.7
40 Mississippi 110.2
28 Mississippi St. 111.9
348 Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
104 Missouri 104.6
241 Missouri Kansas City 95.6
191 Missouri St. 98.5
275 Monmouth 94.0
112 Montana 103.9
270 Montana St. 94.2
252 Morehead St. 95.1
328 Morgan St. 89.9
334 Mount St. Mary’s 89.0
49 Murray St. 109.0
301 Navy 92.6
12 Nebraska 114.8
16 Nevada 114.5
339 New Hampshire 88.1
176 New Mexico 99.3
65 New Mexico St. 106.9
277 New Orleans 93.9
299 Niagara 92.7
290 Nicholls St. 93.0
174 NJIT 99.3
269 Norfolk St. 94.2
324 North Alabama 90.2
6 North Carolina 117.3
292 North Carolina A&T 93.0
278 North Carolina Central 93.8
19 North Carolina St. 113.0
261 North Dakota 94.8
211 North Dakota St. 97.1
194 North Florida 98.4
119 North Texas 103.5
100 Northeastern 104.7
313 Northern Arizona 91.9
177 Northern Colorado 99.2
139 Northern Illinois 102.1
200 Northern Iowa 97.7
103 Northern Kentucky 104.6
57 Northwestern 107.9
341 Northwestern St. 86.8
73 Notre Dame 106.6
225 Oakland 96.5
181 Ohio 99.0
25 Ohio St. 112.0
27 Oklahoma 111.9
87 Oklahoma St. 105.5
108 Old Dominion 104.3
186 Omaha 98.6
297 Oral Roberts 92.8
43 Oregon 109.7
68 Oregon St. 106.8
178 Pacific 99.2
125 Penn 103.2
66 Penn St. 106.9
184 Pepperdine 98.7
71 Pittsburgh 106.6
319 Portland 90.9
285 Portland St. 93.5
283 Prairie View A&M 93.6
210 Presbyterian 97.1
159 Princeton 100.1
74 Providence 106.6
14 Purdue 114.5
163 Purdue Fort Wayne 100.0
249 Quinnipiac 95.3
136 Radford 102.3
113 Rhode Island 103.9
293 Rice 92.9
168 Richmond 99.6
142 Rider 101.7
262 Robert Morris 94.7
121 Rutgers 103.4
271 Sacramento St. 94.1
247 Sacred Heart 95.3
166 Saint Joseph’s 99.8
101 Saint Louis 104.6
37 Saint Mary’s 110.6
291 Saint Peter’s 93.0
218 Sam Houston St. 96.8
165 Samford 99.9
97 San Diego 104.8
127 San Diego St. 103.1
53 San Francisco 108.7
338 San Jose St. 88.3
213 Santa Clara 97.0
349 Savannah St. 83.8
175 Seattle 99.3
52 Seton Hall 108.7
264 Siena 94.4
337 SIU Edwardsville 88.8
86 SMU 105.6
231 South Alabama 96.1
89 South Carolina 105.5
332 South Carolina St. 89.2
202 South Dakota 97.7
78 South Dakota St. 106.1
141 South Florida 101.7
307 Southeast Missouri St. 92.4
316 Southeastern Louisiana 91.4
340 Southern 88.0
140 Southern Illinois 101.8
157 Southern Miss 100.3
284 Southern Utah 93.6
154 St. Bonaventure 100.6
272 St. Francis (Bkln) 94.1
246 St. Francis PA 95.3
41 St. John’s 110.0
135 Stanford 102.3
244 Stephen F. Austin 95.4
342 Stetson 86.7
148 Stony Brook 101.2
34 Syracuse 111.2
20 TCU 113.0
62 Temple 107.1
5 Tennessee 119.1
302 Tennessee St. 92.6
336 Tennessee Tech 88.9
36 Texas 110.9
99 Texas A&M 104.7
294 Texas A&M-CC 92.9
195 Texas Southern 98.2
111 Texas St. 104.1
11 Texas Tech 115.4
224 The Citadel 96.5
70 Toledo 106.7
279 Towson 93.8
199 Troy 97.8
286 Tulane 93.5
134 Tulsa 102.4
171 UAB 99.5
250 UC Davis 95.3
117 UC Irvine 103.5
288 UC Riverside 93.2
132 UC Santa Barbara 102.5
75 UCLA 106.5
240 UMass Lowell 95.7
350 UNC Asheville 83.7
109 UNC Greensboro 104.3
232 UNC Wilmington 96.1
150 UNLV 100.8
96 USC 104.9
320 USC Upstate 90.8
236 UT Arlington 95.8
317 UT Martin 91.1
256 UT Rio Grande Valley 95.0
138 Utah 102.2
47 Utah St. 109.1
129 Utah Valley 102.9
263 UTEP 94.5
206 UTSA 97.4
158 Valparaiso 100.3
92 Vanderbilt 105.3
76 Vermont 106.4
21 Villanova 112.8
2 Virginia 121.6
59 Virginia Commonwealth 107.6
8 Virginia Tech 116.0
322 VMI 90.6
226 Wagner 96.5
147 Wake Forest 101.4
48 Washington 109.0
196 Washington St. 98.2
162 Weber St. 100.0
67 West Virginia 106.8
303 Western Carolina 92.6
304 Western Illinois 92.6
106 Western Kentucky 104.5
204 Western Michigan 97.5
116 Wichita St. 103.6
207 William & Mary 97.4
156 Winthrop 100.4
17 Wisconsin 113.6
39 Wofford 110.4
153 Wright St. 100.8
309 Wyoming 92.2
79 Xavier 106.0
94 Yale 105.1
298 Youngstown St. 92.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 4, 2019

PiRate Ratings Selections for The College Football National Championship Game & The NFL Wildcard Playoff Round

Final Land Sharp Selections

The Land Sharps are limping home to the finish, as the Bowl season did not go so well for our five friends.  Let’s give them all some props for faring so well during the regular season.  It isn’t easy to stay above the magic 52.4% success rate that a sports investor needs to return a profit, and all five did so throughout the regular season.

Now, here’s something else you should know.  If you are a regular reader here, you may recall just after the bowls and playoffs were announced, that we told you about our experiment in playing the Money Line on every bowl game and by investing the identical amount on the underdog to win outright.  We tested this out last year with a healthy profit.

If last year was a healthy profit, this year was a giant windfall!  Friends, this method drained the imaginary money from the imaginary sports book like it was Jesse and Frank James robbing it.  The return on investment was over 61%, as 16 of the 38 underdogs won outright, returning an average of $289 per upset.  If you had the funds and could afford to put down $10,000 on the Underdog on the 39 games (which became 38 after the postponement of the former Heart of Dallas Bowl), these money line wagers would have returned just under a quarter million dollars.  WOW!

Now, to make it even better.  Had you only played the 36 bowl games and not the two playoff games, you would have gone 16-20 and your return on investment would have been 76.5%!  Where else can you get a 76.5% return on your investment in 17 days?

Here are the final Land Sharp Picks for the National Championship Game.  Our Land Sharps made these selections earlier in the week when the going odds were:

Alabama – 5.5

Clemson +7

Over 59.5

Under 60 

 

Three of the Land Sharps selected Clemson and took the points

Cal Gal Tiffany, Dean615, and Stewed Meat

Two of the Land Sharps selected Alabama and gave the points

Buckeye Michelle and Friday Dog 13

 

Four of the Land Sharps took the OVER

Cal Gal Tiffany, Dean615, Buckeye Michelle, and Friday Dog 13

One Land Sharp took the UNDER

Stewed Meat

 

As for the PiRates, we issued our ratings earlier this week, and they showed that Alabama is favored by 1 to 2 points, so if you go by our ratings, the play would be Clemson but without a lot of confidence.  As for the Total, our estimate is basically right on the line, so we would lay off the total unless you tease it.

 

The PiRate Ratings NFL Wildcard Playoff Teasers

Once playoff season begins, there are fewer and fewer chances to play our successful teasers, but 2018 was a very good one for us, as our NFL Teasers returned a neat little imaginary profit.  We hope you understand that our wagering is only hypothetical, as no real currency ever changes hands, and we highly encourage you not to lose your mortgage payment by relying on our selections.

We have two 13-point teaser selections for this week’s Wildcard Round.  One is a four-team parlay on sides, and one is a four-team parlay on totals.  These parlays both have 12-10 odds.

Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Indianapolis Houston 12 Houston
Dallas Seattle 15 Seattle
Baltimore L.A. Chargers 16 L.A. Chargers
Chicago Philadelphia 19.5 Philadelphia

 

Team Team Total Pick
Houston Indianapolis 61.5 UNDER
Dallas Seattle 30 OVER
Baltimore L.A. Chargers 28.5 OVER
Chicago Philadelphia 28 OVER

 

December 31, 2018

PiRate Ratings NFL Forecast for The Wildcard Playoff Round: January 5-6, 2018

This Week’s PiRate Rating Spreads

Home Visitor PiRate Mean Bias Total
Houston Indianapolis 2.0 2.7 2.1 49.5
Dallas Seattle -1.6 -1.9 -2.8 44.5
Baltimore L.A. Chargers 2.6 2.4 2.4 43
Chicago Philadelphia 5.5 5.5 6.4 44.5

The Wildcard Playoff Schedule

Saturday,  January 5, 2019

4:35 PM Eastern Standard Time

TV: ESPN

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

 

8:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

TV: Fox Network

Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

 

Sunday, January 6, 2109

1:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

TV: CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens

 

4:40 PM Eastern Standard Time

TV: NBC

Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

 

For the Divisional Playoff Round

The lower remaining seed in the AFC will play at Kansas City on Saturday, January 12, on NBC at 4:35 PM EST

 

The higher remaining seed in the NFC will play at the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, January 12, on Fox Network at 8:15 PM EST

 

The higher remaining seed in the AFC will play at New England on Sunday, January 13, on CBS at 1:05 PM EST

 

The lower remaining seed in the NFC will play at New Orleans on Sunday, January 13, on Fox Network at 4:40 PM EST

Ratings of the Playoff Teams

Playoff Team PiRate Mean Bias Avg. Total W-L
New Orleans 112.3 112.3 112.3 112.3 27 13-3
Kansas City 106.8 107.0 106.6 106.8 30.5 12-4
LA Rams 106.5 106.7 106.3 106.5 29 13-3
Chicago 104.9 105.1 105.8 105.3 21.5 12-4
New England 105.0 105.1 104.9 105.0 22.5 11-5
Seattle 104.6 104.7 105.2 104.8 24 10-6
LA Chargers 104.3 105.0 104.8 104.7 23 12-4
Baltimore 104.5 104.9 104.7 104.7 20 10-6
Indianapolis 102.9 102.3 103.3 102.8 25.5 10-6
Houston 102.4 102.5 103.0 102.6 24 11-5
Philadelphia 102.4 102.6 102.5 102.5 23 9-7
Dallas 100.5 100.3 99.9 100.2 20.5 10-6

 

Note: The College Basketball Bracket Gurus will debut next week.  Most of the gurus are enjoying vacations this week and did not submit their data to us.

December 28, 2018

PiRate Ratings Selections for December 29- January 1 Bowls and NFL Week 17

This is a very busy day here on the PiRate ship, as we will debut our 2018-19 version of PiRate Ratings Basketball later today.

The Land Sharps have been coming down to Earth since their blistering hot November, as December has not been kind to our five friends.  At the same time, the PiRate Ratings picks have continued to win in December, especially the Bowl game Money Lines, where we have experimented with playing the underdog in every game and finding the most favorable underdog Money Line odds.  With underdogs winning all three games on Thursday, the Return on Investment for this system to date is now 64.16%!  This includes a push in the Boston College and Boise State game that was cancelled due to severe lightning.

This Week’s Land Sharp Picks

Cal Gal Tiffany

Nevada -1 vs. Arkansas St.

Central Florida +8 vs. LSU

Texas +14 vs. Georgia

 

Stewed Meat

Mississippi St. -7 vs. Auburn

Penn St. -6 vs. Kentucky

Texas +14 vs. Georgia

 

Dean 615

Florida +6 vs. Michigan

Notre Dame +12.5 vs. Clemson

Oklahoma +15 vs. Alabama

 

Buckeye Michelle

Oklahoma St. +9 vs. Missouri

Ohio State – 6.5 vs. Washington

Texas +14 vs. Georgia

 

Friday Dog 13

Auburn -3 vs. Purdue

Michigan -5.5 vs. Florida

Clemson -12 vs. Notre Dame

 

The PiRate Ratings Picks

10-point Teasers
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Houston Jacksonville 17 Jacksonville
Green Bay Detroit 19 Detroit
New England N.Y. Jets 24.5 N.Y. Jets
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Minnesota Chicago 14.5 Chicago
Kansas City Oakland 24.5 Oakland
Philadelphia Washington 17.5 Washington
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
L.A. Rams San Francisco 0.5 L.A.Rams
L.A. Chargers Denver 17 Denver
Tennessee Indianapolis 7 Indianapolis
Team Team Total Pick
Houston Jacksonville 50 UNDER
Green Bay Detroit 34.5 OVER
Atlanta Tampa Bay 61.5 UNDER
Team Team Total Pick
New England N.Y. Jets 35 OVER
Chicago Minnesota 30 OVER
Oakland Kansas City 42.5 OVER
Team Team Total Pick
Philadelphia Washington 32 OVER
L.A.Rams San Francisco 38.5 OVER
L.A. Chargers Denver 31.5 OVER
13-point Teasers
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
New Orleans Carolina 21.5 Carolina
Miami Buffalo 8 Buffalo
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh
Baltimore Cleveland 18.5 Cleveland
Team Team Total Pick
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 58.5 UNDER
Cleveland Baltimore 27.5 OVER
Arizona Seattle 25.5 OVER
Indianapolis Tennessee 30.5 OVER
Favorite Underdog Moneyline Pick
Michigan Florida +210 Florida
South Carolina Virginia +185 Virginia
Nevada Arkansas St. +105 Arkansas St.
Clemson Notre Dame +380 Notre Dame
Alabama Oklahoma +490 Oklahoma
Cincinnati Virginia Tech +195 Virginia Tech
Stanford Pittsburgh +195 Pittsburgh
Oregon Michigan St. +120 Michigan St.
Missouri Oklahoma St. +315 Oklahoma St.
Utah Northwestern +255 Northwestern
Texas A&M North Carolina St. +248 North Carolina St.
Mississippi St. Iowa +245 Iowa
LSU Central Florida +260 Central Florida
Penn St. Kentucky +220 Kentucky
Ohio St. Washington +220 Washington
Georgia Texas +410 Texas

 

Remember: Neither the Land Sharps or the PiRates wager real money on the selections presented here at this site.  We recommend you do the same.  This is for entertainment purposes only.

Check back at this site Friday afternoon for our first college basketball report of the season, featuring our top 25, picks of games involving teams in power conferences, and a little something else.

 

December 25, 2018

PiRate Ratings NFL Forecast for Week 17: December 30, 2018

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home Visitor PiRate Mean Bias Total
New Orleans Carolina 10.5 11.0 10.7 50
Houston Jacksonville 7.6 8.1 8.6 42
Green Bay Detroit 5.2 5.9 5.8 48
Tampa Bay Atlanta -2.1 -1.8 -1.0 50.5
N.Y. Giants Dallas 0.5 0.7 1.3 42.5
New England N.Y. Jets 12.4 13.0 12.7 47.5
Buffalo Miami 1.4 1.9 1.8 40
Minnesota Chicago 0.8 0.9 0.0 42.5
Kansas City Oakland 17.0 17.1 16.9 52.5
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 15.1 15.2 15.5 48
Baltimore Cleveland 9.7 9.8 9.2 44
Washington Philadelphia -8.2 -8.9 -8.4 45.5
Seattle Arizona 15.2 15.9 16.4 41
L.A. Rams San Francisco 13.5 13.7 13.5 49
Denver L.A. Chargers -4.7 -5.5 -5.4 43
Tennessee Indianapolis -2.0 -1.4 -2.6 45

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

A F C
East PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
New England 105.0 105.1 104.9 105.0 22.5 10-5
N. Y. Jets 95.1 94.6 94.7 94.8 25 4-11
Miami 94.0 93.6 93.6 93.7 23 7-8
Buffalo 92.9 93.0 92.9 92.9 17 5-10
North PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Pittsburgh 107.2 107.4 107.4 107.3 24.5 8-6-1
Baltimore 104.5 104.9 104.7 104.7 20 9-6
Cleveland 97.7 98.1 98.5 98.1 24 7-7-1
Cincinnati 95.1 95.2 94.9 95.1 23.5 6-9
South PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Indianapolis 102.9 102.3 103.3 102.8 25.5 9-6
Houston 102.4 102.5 103.0 102.6 24.5 10-5
Tennessee 98.8 98.9 98.8 98.8 19.5 9-6
Jacksonville 97.3 96.9 96.9 97.0 17.5 5-10
West PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Kansas City 106.8 107.0 106.6 106.8 31 11-4
LA Chargers 104.3 105.0 104.8 104.7 23.5 11-4
Denver 98.7 98.5 98.4 98.5 19.5 6-9
Oakland 92.2 92.4 92.3 92.3 21.5 4-11
N F C
East PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Philadelphia 102.4 102.6 102.5 102.5 23.5 8-7
Dallas 100.5 100.3 99.9 100.2 19.5 9-6
N.Y. Giants 97.5 97.5 97.7 97.6 23 5-10
Washington 94.3 93.7 94.1 94.0 22 7-8
North PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Chicago 104.9 105.1 105.8 105.3 22 11-4
Minnesota 103.3 103.4 103.3 103.3 20.5 8-6-1
Green Bay 99.8 100.2 99.7 99.9 25 6-8-1
Detroit 97.6 97.3 96.8 97.2 23 5-10
South PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
New Orleans 112.3 112.3 112.3 112.3 27 13-2
Atlanta 100.0 99.9 99.8 99.9 25.5 6-9
Carolina 99.8 99.3 99.5 99.5 23 6-9
Tampa Bay 95.9 96.1 96.8 96.3 25 5-10
West PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
LA Rams 106.5 106.7 106.3 106.5 28 12-3
Seattle 104.6 104.7 105.2 104.8 23.5 9-6
San Francisco 95.5 95.5 95.3 95.4 21 4-11
Arizona 91.9 91.3 91.2 91.5 17.5 3-12

 

The Playoff Scenarios

AFC

1.) Kansas City Chiefs

If the Chiefs beat Oakland, they win the #1 seed in the AFC and will have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs to the Super Bowl.

If the Chiefs lose to Oakland, then they can fall to the #5 seed if the Chargers beat Denver.  If the Chargers also lose, then the Chiefs will still win the AFC West, but they could fall to the #2 seed if New England or Houston wins, and the #3 seed if both New England and Houston win.

 

2.) New England Patriots

If the Patriots beat the New York Jets, they can be no worse than the #2 seed no matter what Houston does.  If the Pats beat the Jets and Kansas City loses to Oakland, New England will grab the #1 seed and get homefield advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs.

If the Patriots lose to the Jets, and Baltimore beats Cleveland, then the Patriots lose a first round bye and will be the #3 seed if Indianapolis beats Tennessee and the #4 seed if Tennessee beats Indianapolis.

If the Patriots lose and Baltimore also loses, New England retains the #2 seed if Indianapolis beats Tennessee, but they fall to the #3 seed if Baltimore loses but Tennessee beats Indianapolis.

 

3.) Houston Texas

Houston can still earn the #1 seed, if the Texans beat Jacksonville, while Kansas City and New England both lose.  If Houston wins but either Kansas City or New England win their games, the Texans would be the #2 seed.  If Houston wins but Kansas City and New England both win, then Houston gets the #3 seed.

If Houston loses to Jacksonville, then the Texans fall into a wildcard spot, as the winner of the Tennessee-Indianapolis game would win the AFC South.  Houston would fall to a #6 seed with a loss.

 

4. ) Baltimore Ravens or Pittsburgh Steelers

If the Ravens beat Cleveland, they are the AFC North Champion.  They can earn the #2 seed if Houston and New England both lose.  They will earn the #3 seed if they win and either New England or Houston loses.  They will earn the #4 seed if both New England and Houston win.

If the Ravens lose, but Pittsburgh also loses, they will be the #4 seed, but if the Ravens lose and Pittsburgh wins, the Steelers will win the AFC North, and the Ravens will be eliminated.  In the rare event that Pittsburgh wins and Baltimore ties Cleveland, then Pittsburgh will win the tiebreaker and become the AFC North champions and #4 Seed.

If Pittsburgh and Baltimore both win, then the Steelers could only squeak in as a Wildcard team if Indianapolis and Tennessee were to tie.

 

5.) Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers can still win the AFC West and wrap up the top seed in the AFC if they beat Denver and Oakland beats Kansas City.  If Kansas City and the Chargers both win, then the Chargers are the #5 seed.

If the Chargers lose to Denver, then they are the #5 seed regardless of the outcomes of any other games.

 

6.) Tennessee Titans or Indianapolis Colts

Since this is the Sunday Night Game, both teams will know their fate when this game kicks off.

First, the winner of this game will be in the playoffs, while the loser will not be in the playoffs.  If the game ties, then either Indianapolis will be in the playoffs and Tennessee will be out, or both teams will be eliminated if Pittsburgh and Baltimore both win.

If Houston loses earlier in the day, then the winner of this game will win the AFC South.

If Tennessee beats Indianapolis:

The Titans can move up as high as the #2 seed if they beat the Colts, while New England, Houston, and Baltimore all lose.  The Titans can earn the #3 seed, if they beat the Colts, while New England and Houston lose but Baltimore wins or While Houston loses and Baltimore loses.  The Titans can earn the #4 seed if they beat the Colts, while Houston loses, and New England and Baltimore win.

If Tennessee beats Indianapolis, while Baltimore, New England, and Houston win, the Titans are the #6 seed.

If Indianapolis beats Tennessee:

The Colts can move no higher than a #3 seed if Houston loses to Jacksonville and Baltimore loses to Cleveland, no matter what happens in the other games.  If Indianapolis wins, Houston loses, and Baltimore wins, then the Colts are the #4 seed.

If Indianapolis wins and Houston wins, then the Colts are the #6 seed

 

NFC

1.) New Orleans Saints

The Saints have clinched the #1 overall seed in the NFC and have homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.  Thus, they can rest Drew Brees and other key players this week in a meaningless game against Carolina.

 

2.) Los Angeles Rams

If the Rams beat San Francisco or Chicago loses to Minnesota, the Rams are the #2 seed.

If the Rams lose to the 49ers, while Chicago beats Minnesota, the Rams fall to a #3 seed and lose a first round bye.

 

3.) Chicago Bears

If Chicago wins and the Rams lose, the Bears get a bye and the #2 seed.

If Chicago wins and the Rams win, or if the Bears lose, they will be the #3 seed.

 

4.) Dallas Cowboys

Dallas is the automatic #4 seed, win or lose against the Giants.  The Cowboys will rest their starters in a meaningless game that could be Eli Manning’s last in a Giants’ uniform.

 

5.) Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have clinched a Wildcard berth in the NFC Playoffs.  If Seattle wins, or Minnesota loses, then the Seahawks are the #5 seed.  If Seattle loses and Minnesota wins, the Seahawks fall to the #6 seed.

 

6.) Minnesota Vikings or Philadelphia Eagles

If Minnesota beats Chicago, the Vikings earn a Wildcard Bid, and would be the #5 seed if Seattle loses and the #6 seed if Seattle wins.

If Minnesota loses, then if Philadelphia beats Washington, the Eagles will earn the Wildcard bid and #6 seed, and the Vikings would be eliminated.

If both Minnesota and Philadelphia lose, then the Vikings sneak in as the #6 seed.

In the rare event that Minnesota ties Chicago, the Vikings would still be the #6 seed at 8-6-2, even if Philadelphia wins to get to 9-7.

 

 

 

 

December 21, 2018

PiRate Ratings Selections for December 22-28 Bowls and NFL Week 16

The Land Sharps’ results from last week cannot be published yet, because all five have action on games being played today.

We will note that to date, the favorite has won every bowl game, something that is totally opposite of last year’s bowl season.  Not that it will continue, but if you are a money line player, you should maybe see this as a trend that maybe this year the Line originators in Nevada did a better job than last year, when over half of the games were won outright by the underdog.

Here are this week’s Land Sharp Picks for bowl games beginning, Saturday, December 22 through Friday, December 28.

 

1.) Cal Gal Tiffany

Hawaii  Pk vs.  Louisiana Tech
Washington St. -3 vs.  Iowa State
Georgia Tech  -5 vs.  Minnesota

 

2.) Stewed Meat

Troy +2 vs. Buffalo
Boise State  -2 vs. Boston College
Army -5 vs.  Houston

 

3.) Buckeye Michelle

California -1 vs. TCU
Houston +5 vs. Army
Miami (Fla.)  -3 vs.  Wisconsin

 

4.) Dean615

TCU +1 vs California
Miami (Fla.)  -3 vs.  Wisconsin
Duke +4.5 vs. Temple

 

5.) Friday Dog 13

Duke +4.5 vs. Temple
Vanderbilt -3.5 vs. Baylor
Washington St.  -3 vs. Iowa St.

 

The PiRate Ratings Picks

Our teaser plays moderated back to mediocre last week.  Let’s hope it is a bump in the road and not a new trend, because we are sticking with our teaser plays.

10-point teasers
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Tennessee Washington 13.5 Washington
Tampa Bay Dallas 3 Dallas
N.Y. Giants Indianapolis 1 Indianapolis
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Philadelphia Houston 11.5 Houston
Miami Jacksonville 14 Jacksonville
Green Bay N.Y. Jets 13 N.Y. Jets
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Cleveland Cincinnati 20 Cincinnati
Detroit Minnesota 4 Minnesota
New England Buffalo 3.5 New England
Team Team Total Pick
Tennessee Washington 27 OVER
L.A. Chargers Baltimore 33 OVER
Indianapolis N.Y. Giants 36.5 OVER
Team Team Total Pick
Miami Jacksonville 48.5 UNDER
N.Y. Jets Green Bay 36.5 OVER
Cincinnati Cleveland 34 OVER
Team Team Total Pick
Minnesota Detroit 32 OVER
New England Buffalo 54.5 UNDER
Atlanta Carolina 33.5 OVER
Team Team Total Pick
Chicago San Francisco 33 OVER
L.A. Rams Arizona 34 OVER
Pittsburgh New Orleans 63 UNDER
13-point teaser
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Baltimore L.A. Chargers 9 L.A. Chargers
Atlanta Carolina 16 Carolina
L.A. Rams Arizona 1.5 L.A. Rams
Kansas City Seattle 16 Seattle

Notice:  The Land Sharps and the PiRate Ratings publish this information for entertainment purposes only.  None of this group actually wagers real money on their picks, and we encourage you not to do so either.

 

 

 

December 18, 2018

PiRate Ratings NFL Forecast for Week 16: December 20-24, 2018

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home Visitor PiRate Mean Bias Totals
Tennessee Washington 6.9 7.5 6.8 41.5
L.A. Chargers Baltimore 4.8 5.2 5.4 44.5
Dallas Tampa Bay 7.2 6.8 5.7 44.5
Indianapolis N.Y. Giants 9.0 8.5 9.4 47.5
Philadelphia Houston 3.2 3.4 2.7 46.5
Miami Jacksonville -0.2 0.1 0.3 42
N.Y. Jets Green Bay -2.4 -3.3 -2.7 48
Cleveland Cincinnati 4.8 4.8 5.6 47.5
Detroit Minnesota -1.2 -1.5 -1.6 44.5
New England Buffalo 15.5 15.8 15.6 39.5
Carolina Atlanta 3.5 3.5 4.0 50
San Francisco Chicago -6.7 -6.7 -7.7 45
Arizona L.A. Rams -10.5 -11.4 -10.9 47
New Orleans Pittsburgh 8.0 7.8 8.0 50.5
Seattle Kansas City -0.2 -0.3 0.5 52.5
Oakland Denver -6.2 -6.0 -6.2 41

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

A F C
East PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
New England 105.2 105.4 105.2 105.3 22.5 9-5
N. Y. Jets 94.9 94.4 94.5 94.6 24 4-10
Miami 94.6 94.3 94.4 94.4 23.5 7-7
Buffalo 92.7 92.7 92.6 92.6 17 5-9
North PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Pittsburgh 107.0 107.2 107.1 107.1 24 8-5-1
Baltimore 103.3 103.6 103.3 103.4 20.5 8-6
Cleveland 97.5 97.8 98.3 97.9 24 6-7-1
Cincinnati 95.3 95.5 95.1 95.3 23.5 6-8
South PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Indianapolis 103.1 102.5 103.5 103.0 25 8-6
Houston 102.3 102.4 102.9 102.5 24 10-4
Tennessee 98.7 98.8 98.6 98.7 19.5 8-6
Jacksonville 96.7 96.2 96.1 96.3 18.5 4-10
West PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Kansas City 107.3 107.5 107.1 107.3 30 11-3
LA Chargers 105.0 105.8 105.7 105.5 24 11-3
Denver 99.8 99.7 99.7 99.7 19.5 6-8
Oakland 91.1 91.2 91.0 91.1 21.5 3-11
N F C
East PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Philadelphia 102.5 102.7 102.6 102.6 22.5 7-7
Dallas 100.6 100.4 100.0 100.3 19.5 8-6
N.Y. Giants 97.0 97.0 97.2 97.1 22.5 5-9
Washington 94.4 93.8 94.3 94.2 22 7-7
North PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Chicago 105.0 105.2 105.9 105.4 23 10-4
Minnesota 102.5 102.5 102.3 102.4 21 7-6-1
Green Bay 99.8 100.2 99.7 99.9 24 5-8-1
Detroit 98.8 98.6 98.2 98.5 23.5 5-9
South PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
New Orleans 112.5 112.5 112.6 112.5 26.5 12-2
Carolina 100.7 100.3 100.6 100.5 24 6-8
Atlanta 99.6 99.4 99.2 99.4 26 5-9
Tampa Bay 95.9 96.1 96.8 96.3 25 5-9
West PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
LA Rams 105.7 105.9 105.5 105.7 28.5 11-3
Seattle 104.1 104.2 104.7 104.3 22.5 8-6
San Francisco 95.4 95.4 95.2 95.3 22 4-10
Arizona 92.7 92.1 92.0 92.3 18.5 3-11

 

This Week’s Playoff Projections

These projections are not to be confused with how the seedings would be if the playoffs started today.  They forecast the final two weeks of games.

AFC Seeding
1 L.A. Chargers
2 New England
3 Houston
4 Pittsburgh
5 Kansas City
6 Tennessee

 

NFC Seeding
1 New Orleans
2 L.A. Rams
3 Chicago
4 Dallas
5 Seattle
6 Minnesota

 

Playoff Projections

Wildcard Round
Houston over Tennessee
Pittsburgh over Kansas City
Chicago over Minnesota
Seattle over Dallas

 

Divisional Round
L.A. Chargers over Houston
New England over Pittsburgh
New Orleans over Seattle
Chicago over L.A. Rams

 

Conference Championships
L.A. Chargers over New England
New Orleans over Chicago

 

Super Bowl LIII
L.A. Chargers over New Orleans

 

What Would Happen If…

There is a chance that both the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers could host their conference championship games.  There has always been a chance that the New York Jets and New York Giants could one year host their conference championship games.  In the future, once they occupy the same new colossus mega stadium, the Rams and Chargers could host their conference championship games in the same year.

Conference Championship Games are always on Sundays.  What that means, is there is maybe a 5% chance that the Rams and Chargers could end up hosting on this day.  While it would be okay having both networks in the City of Angels on the same day for separate games, once these teams share a home field (and if the world ever comes to an end and the Jets and Giants host conference championship games), it will not be possible to have doubleheaders on the same field on the same day.

Can you imagine the logistical nightmare it would cause to have the AFC Championship Game at 10 AM Pacific Time, followed by the NFC Championship at 1:30 PM Pacific Time on the same field?  First of all, it would be impossible.  Everybody in the stands would have to be escorted out of the stadium, before ticket holders for the second game could enter.  There would be about 15 to 20 minutes max for this to happen.  Like I said, this is impossible.

Next, the field itself would have to be transformed with new logos, as well as having any field damage repaired.  In the case of a game in East Rutherford, NJ, what if the weather conditions were 35 degrees with rain?  After 60 minutes of action, the next game would inherit very sloppy field conditions.  I did say impossible.

Now, what if the first game ended regulation with the game tied, and this game became a repeat of the 1971 Miami-Kansas City game at the old Municipal Stadium up on the hill in Kansas City.   What if the first game didn’t end until 2:30 PM Pacific Time?  The second game network would have to fill over an hour of time waiting for a game to end, when 99.9% of the football watching public would be tuned to the other game.  Once again, it is impossible.

I haven’t even mentioned that the teams in the second game need time to warm up on the field.  15 to 20 minutes is not enough.  They need at least an hour.  If you have to make a decision a week before to change the start times of the games, the network brass at CBS and Fox get very upset.  They cannot just make impromptu changes to their schedule a week in advance.  Only very important breaking news makes it okay to alter a TV schedule one week in advance.  The networks would say “impossible.”

However impossible it is, there is a chance that it could happen.  So what would happen if it did?  Yes, there is a contingency plan in place to cover this possibility.  If the same stadium is to host both conference championship games, one will be moved to Monday Night.  Yep, there could be a conference championship on Monday Night Football, but it would not be the regular MNF crew or network.  If it was the AFC game, it would be on CBS, and if it was the NFC game, it would be on Fox.

You might ask, has a network other than ABC or ESPN ever televised a Monday Night game?  The answer is “yes.”

It is a misnomer to believe that Monday Night Football on ABC in 1970 was the first time that NFL games were played and televised on Monday night.  Before there was MNF featuring Howard Cosell, CBS televised a handful of NFL games on Monday night during the 1960’s.  The games started at 9:30 PM Eastern Time, but because games concluded in 2 1/2 hours in those days, they were finished at Midnight.  One of the best games in this group was a 1968 game between an unbeaten Dallas team and a Green Bay Packer team coached by Phil Bengston, who was not having a rough time replacing Vince Lombardi, as the Packers were 2-3-1, but still in the race in the weak NFL Central Division.

Dallas led 10-0, and Green Bay looked more like an expansion team in the opening quarter plus.   Then, the great Bart Starr took the aging Packers on his shoulder and guided them back like it was 1966 again.  Starr threw three touchdown passes in the next quarter plus, and Green Bay took a 21-10 lead.  Starr threw another TD pass in the fourth quarter, and the Packers once again owned the Cowboys with a 28-17 win.

The American Football League also played a couple of Monday Night games in the 1960s, televised on NBC.  One notable game involved Broadway Joe Namath and the New York Jets playing host to the Houston Oilers in a game that would put the winner in first place in the AFL East at the midway point of the season.  Namath was victimized with a pick six by Zeke Moore early in the game, and he was somewhat of a disappointment that night with additional interceptions, but he also completed multiple long bomb passes to speedster Don Maynard, and the Jets pulled out the victory thanks to Jim Turner kicking four field goals, a couple from near midfield (goalposts were on the goalline then and not on the end line like today).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2018

PiRate Ratings Selections for December 15-21 Bowls and NFL Week 15

The Return of the Land Sharps

After taking a week off to regroup, our five Land Sharps are ready to return to their hopefully winning ways after ending the season on a sour note.  As bowl season begins, Cal Gal Tiffany has opened a commanding lead in return on investment, maintaining a healthy double digit percentage profit that has been rather consistent for the last several weeks.  Tiffany admits that she knows more about numbers than football strategy, so maybe we can learn something from her.  She likes underdogs, and she likes numbers that are a half-point higher than typical game outcomes.  In other words, she has played a lot of 3 1/2, 7 1/2, 10 1/2, 14 1/2, and 17 1/2 point underdogs this year.  Tiffy believes the books know what they are doing in setting the lines, and there is no way she can outsmart them by trying to figure out which team is better or worse than the line.  She goes simply by the numbers, and it has helped her take a large lead in our little contest.

Stewed Meat is in second place, but Stewed has been playing the B-team of selections this year, because Stewed plays other picks for real and does well enough to make it a full-time profession in Nevada.

Buckeye Michelle is very unhappy.  She believes Ohio State is the only team that can beat Alabama, and her Buckeyes will not get that chance.  She also is unhappy, because she was in first place at the start of November and now has a record just above .500 with no profit.  Michelle and Tiffany are friendly rivals who have known each other for 10 years, and Tiffy has given Michie the business in recent weeks.  Now to make you more unhappy–these two ladies are what you would call “smokin’ hot” and unfortunately,  for all but two of the male gender, are taken.  The funny thing is their guys are not really into football, as they follow the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics and nothing else.  It’s the two ladies that occupy their woman caves to watch their games.

Dean615 was in the lead for a few weeks, but Dean says that a heavy November schedule made it hard to find time to study.  Dean says that he has had ample time to study the bowls.  Dean is the ex-football player who played in three bowl games and knows what it is like and believes he knows which teams are there to play and which just want to collect their bling packages and start their off seasons.

Friday Dog 13 is the renegade of our Land Sharps.  He has played a lot more favorites than underdogs, and it worked until No Fave November.  The Autumn winds raided his bank account, and sent him into the red at the wrong time of the year.  Friday Dog has had extracurricular issues this Autumn and also has not had a ton of time to devote to the lines as of late, but he should be able to study the bowls with more time.  You will see his theme in his first set of picks.  He is a fan of Mid-America.

And what about the PiRates themselves?  We have been contrarians to the Land Sharps.  When the Land Sharps began the season hot and profitable, the PiRates were sinking like rocks.  Then, after we noticed that our NFL teaser picks kept winning consistently, we began to add more teaser selections, and the last 5 weeks have been somewhat profitable.  Hopefully, this isn’t the kiss of death talking about it and including more of these selections.

Let’s start with the Land Sharps and their picks for the first week of bowl games.  All five made three selections.  Four of the five took the same team, and three of the five took another team, so take this for what you believe it is worth.  Also, a majority of the picks were on the underdogs.

#1) Cal Gal Tiffany

Season: 40-30-0 57.1%

Return on Investment: 10.0%

Georgia Southern -1 1/2 vs. Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan +12 1/2 vs. BYU

Tulane -3 1/2 vs. Louisiana

 

#2) Stewed Meat

Season: 38-32-3  54.3%

Return on Investment: 3.8%

North Texas +8 vs. Utah St.

Middle Tennessee +7 1/2 vs. Appalachian St.

Western Michigan +12 1/2 vs. BYU

 

#3) Buckeye Michelle

Season: 33-30-1  52.4%

Return on Investment: 0.0%

San Diego St. +3 vs. Ohio U

Tulane -3 1/2 vs. Louisiana

Western Michigan +12 1/2 vs. BYU

 

#4) Dean615

Season: 31-29-2  51.7%

Return on Investment: -1.5%

South Florida +2 1/2 vs. Marshall

Tulane -3 1/2 vs. Louisiana

Western Michigan +12 1/2 vs. BYU

 

#5) Friday Dog 13

Season: 36-35-1  50.7%

Return on Investment: -3.5%

Northern Illinois +2 1/2 vs. UAB

Toledo -5 1/2 vs. Florida International

Ohio U -2 1/2 vs. San Diego St.

 

The PiRate Rating Picks

For the bowl season, we have been experimenting with playing the underdogs with money line selections.  It is our hypothesis that if one plays the same amount on every bowl game by taking the underdog and the best money line odds you can get, that it could be very profitable.  Since we play with imaginary currency in an imaginary bank account, it does not hurt to play $100 on every bowl game by taking the underdog and finding the best odds.  If we lose every game, we are out $0, and if it wins, and returns a profit, then maybe the public will have knowledge for the future.  Therefore, you will see us picking the underdog to win every bowl game (not playoffs) this year and shopping for the best odds.

Here are the selections for the first week of games.

Favorite Underdog Moneyline Pick
Tulane Louisiana +155 Louisiana
Utah St. North Texas +275 North Texas
Fresno St. Arizona St. +167 Arizona St.
Georgia Southern Eastern Michigan +120 Eastern Michigan
Appalachian St. Middle Tennessee +235 Middle Tennessee
UAB Northern Illinois +125 Northern Illinois
Ohio U San Diego St. +135 San Diego St.
Marshall South Florida +125 South Florida
Toledo Florida Int’l. +195 Florida Int’l.
BYU Western Michigan +400 Western Michigan

NFL Teaser Picks to date:  26-12  68.4%

NFL 
10-point Teasers
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Chicago Green Bay 17 Green Bay
Minnesota Miami 17.5 Miami
Baltimore Tampa Bay 19.5 Tampa Bay
 

 

Team Team Total Pick
Kansas City L.A. Chargers 43 Over
Chicago Green Bay 35 Over
Minnesota Miami 34.5 Over

 

NFL 
13-point Teasers
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Detroit Buffalo 15.5 Buffalo
Tampa Bay Baltimore 5 Baltimore
Atlanta Arizona 23 Arizona
Cincinnati Oakland 16 Oakland
 

 

Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
San Francisco Seattle 8.5 Seattle
New England Pittsburgh 14.5 Pittsburgh
Philadelphia L.A. Rams 4 L.A. Rams
Tennessee N.Y. Giants 15.5 N.Y. Giants
 

 

Team Team Total Pick
Houston N.Y. Jets 28 Over
Cleveland Denver 32.5 Over
Buffalo Detroit 25 Over
Baltimore Tampa Bay 60 Under
 

 

Team Team Total Pick
Oakland Cincinnati 33 Over
N.Y. Giants Tennessee 30.5 Over
Washington Jacksonville 49 Under
Indianapolis Dallas 34 Over
 

 

Team Team Total Pick
Seattle San Francisco 57.5 Under
L.A. Rams Philadelphia 40.5 Over
Arizona Atlanta 31 Over
New Orleans Carolina 65 Under

Remember that all of our selections on this site are strictly for entertainment purposes only.  We do not wager actual currency or coinage on these games.  We are purely a group of math statistics lovers that also love and played sports.  Please do not wager real money based only on what we publish here.

 

 

 

December 10, 2018

PiRate Ratings NFL Forecast for Week 15: December 13-17, 2018

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This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home Visitor PiRate Mean Bias Totals
Kansas City L.A. Chargers 6.3 5.8 5.7 54
N.Y. Jets Houston -4.7 -5.2 -5.7 48
Denver Cleveland 6.0 5.7 5.2 44.5
Chicago Green Bay 7.8 7.5 8.9 47.5
Minnesota Miami 9.5 9.7 9.1 43.5
Buffalo Detroit -4.2 -4.2 -4.1 42
Baltimore Tampa Bay 10.5 10.9 10.1 46.5
Atlanta Arizona 7.7 7.9 7.6 43.5
Cincinnati Oakland 5.2 5.2 4.9 45
N.Y. Giants Tennessee 4.2 4.3 4.9 43
Jacksonville Washington 6.2 6.3 6.0 41.5
Indianapolis Dallas 2.4 1.5 3.0 45.5
San Francisco Seattle -7.1 -7.4 -8.3 44.5
Pittsburgh New England 4.0 3.8 3.7 47.5
L.A. Rams Philadelphia 9.5 9.8 9.7 51
Carolina New Orleans -9.9 -10.5 -10.4 51.5

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

A F C
East PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
New England 105.6 105.9 105.8 105.8 23 9-4
Miami 95.3 95.1 95.3 95.2 23 7-6
N. Y. Jets 95.0 94.5 94.6 94.7 24 4-9
Buffalo 92.5 92.4 92.2 92.3 18 4-9
North PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Pittsburgh 106.6 106.7 106.5 106.6 24.5 7-5-1
Baltimore 103.5 103.9 103.7 103.7 21 7-6
Cleveland 97.2 97.5 98.0 97.6 24.5 5-7-1
Cincinnati 94.6 94.7 94.2 94.5 23.5 5-8
South PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Houston 102.2 102.3 102.8 102.4 24 9-4
Indianapolis 101.2 100.4 101.4 101.0 25.5 7-6
Tennessee 97.4 97.4 97.1 97.3 20 7-6
Jacksonville 97.5 97.1 97.1 97.2 19 4-9
West PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Kansas City 107.6 107.8 107.5 107.6 30 11-2
LA Chargers 104.2 105.0 104.8 104.7 24 10-3
Denver 100.3 100.2 100.2 100.2 20 6-7
Oakland 91.8 92.0 91.9 91.9 21.5 3-10
N F C
East PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Dallas 101.8 101.8 101.4 101.7 20 8-5
Philadelphia 100.8 100.9 100.7 100.8 22.5 6-7
N.Y. Giants 98.6 98.7 99.0 98.8 23 5-8
Washington 93.9 93.2 93.6 93.6 22.5 6-7
North PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
Chicago 105.0 105.2 106.0 105.4 23 9-4
Minnesota 101.8 101.7 101.4 101.6 20.5 6-6-1
Green Bay 99.8 100.2 99.6 99.8 24.5 5-7-1
Detroit 99.2 99.1 98.8 99.0 24 5-8
South PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
New Orleans 112.8 112.9 113.1 112.9 27 11-2
Carolina 100.4 99.9 100.1 100.1 24.5 6-7
Atlanta 98.5 98.2 97.9 98.2 25.5 4-9
Tampa Bay 95.9 96.0 96.6 96.2 25.5 5-8
West PiRate Mean Bias Avg Totals W-L
LA Rams 107.4 107.7 107.4 107.5 28.5 11-2
Seattle 104.8 105.0 105.6 105.1 22.5 8-5
San Francisco 94.7 94.6 94.3 94.5 22 3-10
Arizona 93.8 93.3 93.3 93.5 18 2-11

 

This Week’s Playoff Projections

AFC Seeding
1 Kansas City
2 Houston
3 New England
4 Pittsburgh
5 L.A. Chargers
6 Miami

 

NFC Seeding
1 New Orleans
2 L.A. Rams
3 Chicago
4 Dallas
5 Seattle
6 Minnesota

 

Wildcard Round
New England over Miami
L.A. Chargers over Pittsburgh
Chicago over Minnesota
Dallas over Seattle

 

Divisional Round
Kansas City over L.A. Chargers
Houston over New England
New Orleans over Dallas
L.A. Rams over Chicago

 

Conference Championship
Kansas City over Houston
L.A. Rams over New Orleans

 

Super Bowl 53
Kansas City over L.A. Rams

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 6, 2018

PiRate Ratings Selections for December 6-10, 2018

The Land Sharps are taking a week off this week, since they play only college games, and there is just one game.  They will return for the bowls and playoffs.

In the meantime, the PiRate Ratings will go it alone and select our teaser choices for you to look at but not touch.  In other words, please do not wager real currency on what we issue here, as this is for entertainment purposes only.  While, our NFL picks have been on fire now for about a month, this does not mean they won’t stink it up so bad that they need to be sprayed with poopouri.

COLLEGE
13-Point Teaser 4-Game Parlays @12-10
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Army Navy 20 Navy
Navy Army 6 Army
Army Navy 27 OVER
Army Navy 53 UNDER

 

N F L

10-Point Teasers 3-Game Parlays @11-10
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Tennessee Jacksonville 15.5 Jacksonville
Baltimore Kansas City 3.5 Kansas City
Indianapolis Houston 5 Houston
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Green Bay Atlanta 15 Atlanta
New England Miami 17.5 Miami
Cleveland Carolina 9 Carolina
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Oakland Pittsburgh Pk Pittsburgh
Chicago L.A. Rams 7 L.A. Rams
Minnesota Seattle 7 Seattle
Team Team Total Pick
Kansas City Baltimore 41 OVER
Houston Indianapolis 59.5 UNDER
N.Y. Giants Washington 31 OVER
Team Team Total Pick
New Orleans Tampa Bay 45.5 OVER
Carolina Cleveland 37 OVER
Arizona Detroit 30.5 OVER
13-Point Teaser 4 Game parlay @12-10
Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Washington N.Y. Giants 9.5 N.Y. Giants
San Francisco Denver 9.5 Denver
L.A. Chargers Cincinnati 1 L.A. Chargers
Detroit Arizona 16 Arizona

 

 

 

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