The Pi-Rate Ratings

October 27, 2021

PiRate Picks–October 28-30, 2021

Back To Back Winning Weeks

Usually, the middle of October to the middle of November has been the period where our college football parlay picks have made their move into positive territory, and this year has been another example of that. After going north and south of the break-even line, in the last two weeks, a couple of big wins with fat payouts has taken our imaginary bankroll and turned it from red to black numbers.

We won two of the four parlays, one paying out at +187 and the other at +147.40. That comes to a 33.6% return on investment for the weekend. For the year, $3,500 in imaginary funds have been wagered with the sports books, and $3,704.28 in imaginary funds have been returned for an ROI of 5.84%.

Last week, we did not particularly like the games overall. It was difficult finding suitable parlays with payouts better than +120 that our “system” said had a better chance than the minimum needed to show a profit. The week before, too many games presented themselves as playable, and we had to limit the ones we wanted.

This week, it is somewhere in between. We selected to underdogs to win outright with rather fat payout odds. Our methods say these two games are virtual tossup games, so if we can get better than +120 on these games, we feel compelled to take the ‘dogs.

However, after the two straight up upset selections, we spent an extra hour plus trying to combine games into suitable odds while remaining confident that the teams would win.

So, without further adieu, here are our five selections for this week.

Date:

October 28-30

Odds:+360
Must WinOpponent
UTEPFlorida Atlantic


Odds:+170
Must WinOpponent
Michigan St.Michigan


Odds:+225.59
Must WinOpponent
IllinoisRutgers
Notre DameNorth Carolina


Odds:+269.54
Must WinOpponent
Central FloridaTemple
Kansas St.TCU


Odds:+150
Must WinOpponent
Utah St.Hawaii
San Jose St.Wyoming

September 8, 2021

PiRate Picks For September 9-13, 2021

Last week’s opening picks missed, as Virginia Tech made Sam Howell look like Thurston Howell. Duke then failed to show up against Charlotte, and poof, our two picks were destroyed. Such is life when you wager on parlays that return the odds we look for when we place our imaginary wagers.

We have two more picks returning some fat odds this week, and maybe we’ll get lucky and hit on one. We will also tell you a week 1 tip for the NFL. Although we are here just for Money Line Parlays this year, it doesn’t mean we cannot give out a little interesting information.

Here are our two Money Line Parlays for Week two of the college season. We will eventually pick some NFL games, but Week one is not the time and place for that.

Parlay 1

Odds:+224
Must WinOpponent
VirginiaIllinois
RutgersSyracuse
MichiganWashington

Parlay 2

Odds:+180.56
Must WinOpponent
Mississippi St.North Carolina St.
TCUCalifornia

Here’s our tip for Week 1 of the NFL season. Underdogs of 1 to 3 points tend to win outright 50% of the time, but they also lose by less than 3 points another 8-10% of the time. That’s 58-60% success for wagering on 3-point Underdogs.

There are seven games as of this writing with a 3-point spread. The Dogs are:

Houston against Jacksonville

Arizona against Tennessee

Philadelphia against Atlanta

Indianapolis against Seattle

Cincinnati against Minnesota

Miami against New England

N.Y. Giants against Denver

August 26, 2021

PiRate Picks For August 28, 2021

Welcome to all the newcomers to the PiRate Ratings site for the 2021-2022 football season. Saturday, we have the fortune of having a dress rehearsal for the college football season. Nine FBS teams will be in action, as one FBS team plays an FCS opponent.

The PiRate Ratings enjoy issuing picks against the spread or money line on Thursdays each week until January. Because we are most concerned with Money Line Parlays, there are only five options to combine games this week, and many of the books do not issue a line for FBS vs. FCS games. So, in a quest to obtain the best odds, there really are just four games.

This presents multiple issues that basically make it close to impossible to issue a real wager, because the options don’t fit our paradigm. Let’s take a look.

First, before we get started, you must know and understand one thing. We offer these selections purely for the fun of it. It is math and not gambling to us. We NEVER bet on sports. We play with a pretend bankroll that never runs out. We wager the same amount of fake currency on every selection–$100. It could just as easily be $5, $10, $1000, $5000, whatever, but $100 is an easy number and typical of many wagers in real life.

Second, we urge you with everything we can say about it to NOT use this weekly feature as betting advice, unless you have legitimate advice or are a professional, and then this becomes a secondary reference.

Third, we hunt around for the best possible odds on our pretend wagers. You may or may not be able to find the same odds we do, because you would have to search at the exact same time we do. Because, we are not limited to just the legal books available to us in our state of Tennessee, where betting is legal, we might pick a parlay based on a sports book that is only for people in Nevada, or New Jersey, or even off shore.

Okay, now that you know the ground rules, here is our specialty–Money Line Parlays. The money line is different from the spread of a game, but the number is the equivalent of a spread. If a team is favored by 7 points, their money line is going to be roughly -330, and if a team is a 7-point underdog, their money line is going to be roughly +250.

How does a Money Line work? If the line is a negative number, if you wager the amount of the negative number and win, you will receive $100 plus the amount you wagered. So, if you wager on a team at -300, and you bet $300, if the bet wins, you will get back $400 (your investment money plus $100). If you lose, you are out the $300. On the other hand, if the line is a positive number, you can win that amount of money with a $100 wager. So, if the line on a team is +300, you can wager $100, and if the team wins, you receive $400 (your investment money plus $300).

In Money Line wagers, all that matters is that the team you picked wins the game, be it by 1 point or 63 points. Obviously, if Alabama is playing Mercer, the odds are going to be such that to win $100, you will have to put up maybe $100,000. So, if you bet $100 on Alabama at -100000, when Alabama wins, you receive $100.01. Would you risk $100,000 to win one penny?

When you wager on more than one money line to win as one bet, this is called a parlay. Let’s say that you like Mississippi State to beat Arkansas and Oklahoma State to beat Texas Tech. Mississippi State’s money line number is -275. Oklahoma State’s money line number is -250. By combining these two wagers into one bet, with $100 riding on the outcome, instead of attempting to win a little more than $36 on MSU and $40 on OSU, by combining the two games into a parlay, you stand to win almost $91 if both teams win. If you bet them individually, you would only win $76, so by combining the two, you win $15 more. Of course, if one team wins and the other loses, your losses would be less by playing the games separately.

The question you most likely wanted to ask while reading the above paragraph is, “Why risk playing two separate games that both teams you selected must win and still not get even money?” Did you ask it? The answer to that question is, “You are correct; why wager $100 to just win $91 and then have to be right twice to cash it?” You can bet a regular game against the spread and get 11-10 odds, just a fraction better than the odds of the parlay above.

The ultimate answer is that we are only looking for parlays that pay better than even money. We really don’t want to play any parlays at less than +120 odds, where we would win $6 for every $5 wagered.

The next question you might have is, “Isn’t finding two teams to win and pay off at +120 going to require me to bet an underdog to win outright?”

Our answer to you is, “Yes, but we don’t look for many two-team money line parlays. Let’s take a look at another example with three teams.

Let’s say that we believe that Washington will beat Oregon State, and the money line is -260.

We also believe that Army will beat Temple, and the money line is -240.

And, we believe that Wisconsin will beat Purdue, and the money line is -250.

If you wager $100 on these three teams to win, and all three teams win, your payout is just under $175 plus the $100 you wagered for almost $275 ($274.62 to be exact.)

Let’s take a look at 5 wagers, where we win two and lose three at these odds

We bet $500 at $100 for 5 wagers.

On the two winning wagers, we receive $275 * 2 or $550.

Invest $500 and win $550 by being right 40% of the time. In one week, we have made a 10% return on an investment. What investment on the Stock Market makes a 10% gain in one week after you have paid the commissions on the trip?

Ah, but here’s the rub: how often can you wager on 5 money line parlays that average +175 and win 40% of the parlays? Most people fall into this trap and only win about one of five of these parlays. At 20% success, you lose $225 a week for a 45% loss. Now, where can you loses 45% in the stock market in one week? We put our real money in high-cap value stocks with durable competitive advantages, long histories of consistent increases in earnings, and long histories of consistent dividend payouts. The pretend money is just fine for football wagering.

By now, you want to know who we are picking in Week 0 of the college football season. Maybe, you have figured it out already. We don’t have any official picks this week, because there are not enough games to come up with a parlay better than +120.

Here is a practice parlay that is not an official pick, but shown here to show you what we mean.

The three games involved are: Nebraska versus Illinois, UCLA versus Hawaii, and UTEP versus New Mexico St.

Let’s say that we think Illinois will upset the Cornhuskers, UCLA will take care of Hawaii, and UTEP will win the big rivalry game.

Here are the three Money Lines for these three games.

Illinois +215 vs. Nebraska

UCLA -875 vs. Hawaii

UTEP -390 vs. New Mexico St.

This parlay calculates to +341. If we wager $100 on this game, and Illinois, UCLA, and UTEP all win, we receive $441 in our account (The $100 we wagered plus the $341 on the win).

Why isn’t this an official pick? We believe that Illinois might have been an excellent pick against the spread when the Illinois-Nebraska game spread opened at -9 1/2. But, it has come down to -6 1/2 as of this writing. Sharp money was wagers on Illinois +9 1/2, and also on Nebraska -6 1/2. A three-point middling is too good to be true. Playing both sides, the Sharps only need to have the game win both sides one out of every 19 times (5.26%) to make a profit. The spreads of 7, 8, and 9 account for 10.8% of all FBS college football games. That’s double the amount needed to make a profit. The key is the Sharps can find these spreads when they open. Also, playing the opening lines is the most effective way to win for a Sharp.

The UTEP-New Mexico State game is the biggest issue in this parlay. One axiom that older Sharps believe in is not to rely on a losing program to have to win for you to win. The Miners are probably a 3-9 team, which is almost a good year for this program. The Aggies are really weak and should be an underdog in every game, but this is their big rival, maybe bigger than playing New Mexico. The I-10 rivalry frequently is a tossup game.

Two out of three of these games are iffy. The chances that Illinois pulls off the upset of Nebraska are not good enough to have faith in this parlay winning. Scott Frost is in deep cow poo if the Cornhuskers don’t win at least six games and earn a bowl bid, and losing to the weakest Big Ten team will turn the heater on in his heated seat. This will be Bret Bielema’s first game as Illinois head coach, and he brought in an offensive coordinator that runs a system totally different from what the Illini ran under Lovie Smith. Expect growing pains.

We hope this gets you pumped for next week, when there will be more than enough games to play some parlays.

August 23, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football For August 28

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Monday, August 23, 2021

This Week’s PiRate Ratings
Date:August 28, 2021
TeamTeamPiRateMeanBias
IllinoisNebraska-3.8-4.0-3.4
UCLAHawaii19.720.419.9
New Mexico St.UTEP-4.5-4.7-5.3
Fresno St.Connecticut20.221.126.5

FBS vs. FCS

FBSFCSPiRate
San Jose St.Southern Utah23.8

It’s called Week 0. Four FBS college football games will kick off the 2021 season. Included in the quartet of games is a Big Ten conference game with an old Big Ten coach returning to a new Big Ten school to face another coach that is sitting on a very hot seat.

On the West Coast, Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins host Hawaii, and a good showing with no injuries could set the Bruins up for a potential upset of LSU next week.

If you have followed our site so far this year, you have now seen the preseason ratings and predictions for all 130 FBS teams. Here are those ratings in full.

The PiRate Ratings for August 23

RankTeamRating
1Alabama130.2
2Oklahoma128.1
3Georgia125.2
4Iowa St.124.8
5Clemson122.2
6Ohio St.121.9
7U S C119.4
8Florida118.2
9Texas A&M118.1
10North Carolina117.7
11Miami (Fla.)116.9
12Cincinnati116.5
13Auburn116.1
14T C U116.0
15Wisconsin115.9
16Texas115.6
17Indiana115.5
18Ole Miss113.3
19Arizona St.113.1
20Oklahoma St.113.1
21Penn St.113.1
22Iowa112.8
23Oregon112.5
24West Virginia112.3
25L S U112.1
26Washington112.1
27Utah111.9
28U C L A110.5
29Notre Dame110.2
30Mississippi St.110.1
31Arkansas109.5
32BYU109.2
33Louisiana109.2
34Coastal Carolina108.4
35Wake Forest107.7
36Kentucky107.4
37Maryland107.2
38Oregon St.106.9
39Missouri106.4
40Minnesota106.1
41NC State106.1
42Northwestern105.8
43Colorado105.7
44Liberty105.5
45Virginia Tech105.3
46Boston College105.2
47Michigan104.9
48Baylor104.5
49Kansas St.104.4
50Tennessee104.0
51Boise St.103.9
52Purdue103.7
53Florida St.103.5
54Nebraska103.2
55Michigan St.103.0
56Stanford103.0
57UCF102.8
58Virginia102.7
59Washington St.102.5
60Louisville102.1
61Texas Tech101.9
62Appalachian St.101.0
63South Carolina100.8
64Houston100.7
65San Jose St.100.3
66Pittsburgh100.2
67San Diego St.100.2
68Tulsa100.1
69Army100.0
70Miami (Ohio)99.7
71Central Michigan99.7
72Tulane99.0
73Nevada98.8
74Wyoming98.5
75California98.4
76Georgia Tech98.2
77Buffalo98.0
78Ball St.97.4
79Toledo96.7
80Air Force96.5
81Georgia St.96.5
82Illinois96.4
83Fresno St.95.3
84East Carolina95.3
85U A B95.2
86SMU95.0
87Rutgers95.0
88Arizona94.6
89Hawaii94.6
90U T S A93.9
91Ohio93.5
92Marshall93.4
93Troy93.4
94Memphis93.2
95Syracuse92.9
96Kent St.91.7
97Georgia Southern91.6
98Eastern Michigan91.4
99South Alabama91.2
100Western Michigan91.0
101USF90.4
102Navy90.3
103Vanderbilt90.1
104Arkansas St.89.9
105Duke89.8
106Colorado St.89.0
107Texas St.87.8
108Florida Atlantic87.7
109Northern Illinois87.5
110Rice87.1
111Louisiana Tech86.5
112Utah St.85.8
113New Mexico85.7
114Kansas85.4
115U N L V84.9
116Southern Miss.84.4
117Middle Tennessee83.7
118Western Kentucky82.7
119North Texas81.7
120Temple81.6
121Akron79.8
122Charlotte79.5
123Florida Int’l.79.0
124Connecticut76.7
125U T E P76.0
126UL-Monroe75.6
127UMass73.1
128Old Dominion71.4
129Bowling Green70.8
130New Mexico St.69.7

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati116.3115.3118.0116.5
UCF102.5101.2104.8102.8
Houston101.199.5101.6100.7
Tulsa100.2100.399.7100.1
Tulane98.897.5100.699.0
East Carolina95.394.396.295.3
SMU94.395.495.495.0
Memphis92.492.894.393.2
USF91.089.790.690.4
Navy90.890.090.390.3
Temple80.682.481.981.6
AAC Averages96.796.297.696.8

Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson120.9121.5124.0122.2
Wake Forest108.0106.7108.3107.7
NC State106.5105.8105.9106.1
Boston College104.7105.3105.7105.2
Florida St.103.4103.6103.5103.5
Louisville101.7101.4103.2102.1
Syracuse93.793.192.192.9
Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
North Carolina116.4116.7119.9117.7
Miami (Fla.)117.1116.1117.7116.9
Virginia Tech106.4104.9104.7105.3
Virginia102.1104.1101.8102.7
Pittsburgh99.8100.9100.1100.2
Georgia Tech98.098.398.398.2
Duke89.791.288.589.8
ACC Averages104.9105.0105.3105.0

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma129.3126.7128.2128.1
Iowa St.125.3123.5125.6124.8
T C U116.6115.1116.3116.0
Texas116.7114.5115.6115.6
Oklahoma St.113.5113.2112.5113.1
West Virginia113.8112.0111.1112.3
Baylor104.9104.8103.8104.5
Kansas St.104.9104.7103.5104.4
Texas Tech102.0102.8100.8101.9
Kansas88.185.682.585.4
Big 12 Averages111.5110.3110.0110.6

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.121.1121.3123.2121.9
Indiana114.9115.0116.4115.5
Penn St.111.7112.8114.6113.1
Maryland108.7106.9105.8107.2
Michigan104.3105.1105.3104.9
Michigan St.103.5103.0102.5103.0
Rutgers94.196.394.595.0
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Wisconsin115.2115.2117.3115.9
Iowa112.3111.6114.5112.8
Minnesota104.6106.1107.6106.1
Northwestern105.8105.8105.8105.8
Purdue103.6102.9104.5103.7
Nebraska102.8103.4103.3103.2
Illinois96.096.496.996.4
Big Ten Averages107.0107.3108.0107.5

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall93.493.493.693.4
Florida Atlantic86.788.687.887.7
Middle Tennessee83.483.184.783.7
Western Kentucky81.783.682.882.7
Charlotte78.879.680.279.5
Florida Int’l.77.978.980.179.0
Old Dominion71.271.971.271.4
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U A B95.495.294.995.2
U T S A94.094.593.493.9
Rice87.087.187.387.1
Louisiana Tech86.987.485.286.5
Southern Miss.83.385.284.584.4
North Texas82.181.781.481.7
U T E P76.377.274.476.0
CUSA Averages84.184.884.484.4

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame108.8110.6111.2110.2
BYU109.2108.2110.3109.2
Liberty104.3105.6106.5105.5
Army100.099.8100.2100.0
Connecticut77.478.674.276.7
UMass74.874.070.573.1
New Mexico St.70.371.167.669.7
Indep. Averages92.192.691.592.1

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)101.999.298.199.7
Buffalo98.597.597.998.0
Ohio92.294.494.093.5
Kent St.91.393.490.591.7
Akron81.879.678.179.8
Bowling Green71.672.168.870.8
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Central Michigan100.599.199.599.7
Ball St.98.498.395.597.4
Toledo97.596.795.896.7
Eastern Michigan93.191.289.891.4
Western Michigan91.291.690.191.0
Northern Illinois89.387.086.187.5
MAC Averages92.391.790.491.4

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.103.9103.3104.3103.9
Wyoming97.798.499.598.5
Air Force96.496.396.996.5
Colorado St.88.888.889.389.0
Utah St.85.686.685.285.8
New Mexico85.886.285.285.7
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
San Jose St.100.8101.199.0100.3
San Diego St.100.699.9100.2100.2
Nevada98.499.798.498.8
Fresno St.93.795.796.795.3
Hawaii94.894.194.794.6
U N L V85.884.384.684.9
MWC Averages94.494.594.594.5

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon111.0112.4114.1112.5
Washington110.9112.4112.9112.1
Oregon St.106.7106.7107.3106.9
Stanford102.6103.9102.4103.0
Washington St.102.3103.2102.1102.5
California95.7100.599.098.4
South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U S C118.8118.4120.9119.4
Arizona St.112.4113.5113.6113.1
Utah111.8112.1111.8111.9
U C L A110.5110.5110.6110.5
Colorado106.4105.8104.9105.7
Arizona95.294.594.094.6
Pac-12 Averages107.0107.8107.8107.5

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia124.8124.5126.3125.2
Florida117.0119.4118.1118.2
Kentucky106.7108.8106.8107.4
Missouri106.2106.9106.2106.4
Tennessee104.1103.1104.6104.0
South Carolina101.1101.0100.4100.8
Vanderbilt90.989.989.690.1
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama130.4128.8131.3130.2
Texas A&M117.4118.3118.6118.1
Auburn116.4115.2116.6116.1
Ole Miss113.3113.3113.2113.3
L S U111.0112.4112.8112.1
Mississippi St.110.2110.4109.7110.1
Arkansas110.1109.9108.5109.5
SEC Averages111.4111.6111.6111.5

Sunbelt Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina109.2106.4109.6108.4
Appalachian St.100.5100.0102.5101.0
Georgia St.97.096.296.396.5
Troy93.193.493.793.4
Georgia Southern91.792.191.291.6
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana109.8107.6110.4109.2
South Alabama91.691.590.691.2
Arkansas St.89.891.088.889.9
Texas St.89.486.787.287.8
UL-Monroe76.476.573.975.6
Sun Averages94.894.194.494.5

Conference Ratings
1Southeastern111.5
2Big 12110.6
3Pac-12107.5
4Big Ten107.5
5Atlantic Coast105.0
6American Athletic96.8
7Sun Belt94.5
8Mountain West94.5
9Independents92.1
10Mid-American91.4
11Conference USA84.4

March 21, 2021

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament Spreads

Sunday, March 21, 2021

FavoriteUnderdogSpread
BaylorWisconsin5.4
VillanovaNorth Texas5.7
ArkansasTexas Tech1.9
FloridaOral Roberts9.9
IllinoisLoyola (Chi.)6.2
Oklahoma St.Oregon St.5.6
West VirginiaSyracuse2.8
HoustonRutgers7.1

March 19, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Friday, March 19, 2021

FavoriteUnderdogSpread
BaylorHartford22.0
WisconsinNorth Carolina0.3
VillanovaWinthrop8.1
PurdueNorth Texas7.4
Texas TechUtah St.2.3
ArkansasColgate8.4
FloridaVirginia Tech2.1
Ohio St.Oral Roberts16.1
IllinoisDrexel20.5
Loyola (Chi.)Georgia Tech2.7
TennesseeOregon St.7.6
Oklahoma St.Liberty8.2
San Diego St.Syracuse2.8
West VirginiaMorehead St.11.6
RutgersClemson1.9
HoustonCleveland St.17.9

March 13, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Team 1Team 2Spread
ColgateLoyola (MD)12.2
St. BonaventureVCU1.7
AlabamaLSU4.3
IllinoisOhio St.4.1
HoustonCincinnati13.7

Today’s Championship Games

All Times Eastern Daylight

12:00 PM: Patriot League

CBSSN

Colgate vs. Loyola (MD)

1:00 PM: Atlantic 10

CBS

Saint Bonaventure vs. VCU

1:00 PM: Southeastern

ESPN

Alabama vs. LSU

3:15 PM: American Athletic

ESPN

Cincinnati vs. Houston

3:30 PM: Big Ten

CBS

Illinois vs. Ohio St.

The PiRates are hunkering down in the galley tonight finalizing our official Bracketology predictions for tomorrow. We expect to issue our final predictions as soon as the Conference USA Championship Game winner is known. Cincinnati has the opportunity to burst a bubble just like Georgetown did winning the Big East Championship.

March 12, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Friday, March 12, 2021

Team 1Team 2Spread
Wichita St.South Florida8.9
SMUCincinnati5.6
HoustonTulane16.8
MemphisCentral Florida6.2
Virginia (forfeit due to Covid)Georgia Tech1.3
Florida St.North Carolina1.4
BaylorOklahoma St.8.0
KansasTexas0.3
Seton HallGeorgetown2.2
CreightonConnecticut1.3
Southern UtahMontana St.6.0
Eastern WashingtonMontana5.4
MichiganMaryland8.2
PurdueOhio St.-1.6
IllinoisRutgers8.0
IowaWisconsin5.8
UCSBUC Davis10.7
UC-IrvineUC Riverside-0.9
Western Ky.UAB0.1
Louisiana TechNorth Texas0.4
IonaNiagara3.5
Saint Peter’sFairfield5.8
ToledoOhio3.1
BuffaloAkron4.2
Coppin St.Morgan St.-3.5
North Carolina A&T (forfeit due to Covid)Norfolk St.-4.6
San Diego St.Nevada7.2
Utah St.Colorado St.1.8
OregonOregon St.7.0
USCColorado0.4
AlabamaMississippi St.9.6
TennesseeFlorida1.4
ArkansasMissouri5.5
LSUOle Miss3.4
NichollsNorthwestern St.8.2
Abilene ChristianLamar14.4
Jackson St.Texas Southern-1.5
Prairie View A&MGrambling5.8
Grand CanyonSeattle6.0
Utah ValleyNew Mexico St.-3.5

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

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

6 U Mass-Lowell at 4 Hartford

American Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 12 @ Fort Worth, TX

1 Wichita St. vs. 8 South Florida 

4 SMU vs. 5 Cincinnati Friday

2 Houston vs. 10 Tulane

3 Memphis vs. 6 Central Florida 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Semifinals, Friday, March 12

1 Virginia vs. 4 Georgia Tech (Georgia Tech wins by forfeit)

2 Florida St. 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

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ New York, NY

5 Seton Hall vs. 8 Georgetown

2 Creighton vs. 3 Connecticut

Big Sky Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Boise, ID

1 Southern Utah vs. 5 Montana St.

2 Eastern Washington vs. 6 Montana

Big Ten Conference

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 12 @ Indianapolis, IN

1 Michigan vs. 8 Maryland

4 Purdue vs. 5 Ohio St.

2 Illinois vs. 7 Rutgers

3 Iowa vs. 6 Wisconsin

Big 12 Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Kansas City, MO

1 Baylor vs. 5 Oklahoma St.

2 Kansas vs. 3 Texas

Big West Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Las Vegas

1 UCSB vs. 5 UC-Davis

2 UC-Irvine vs. 3 UC-Riverside

Conference USA

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Frisco, TX (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility)

1E Western Kentucky vs. 2W UAB 

1W Louisiana Tech vs. 3W North Texas

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Semifinals, Friday, March 12 @ Atlantic City, NJ

5 Niagara vs. 9 Iona

3 St. Peter’s vs. 7 Fairfield

Mid-American Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Cleveland

1 Toledo vs. 5 Ohio U

2 Buffalo vs. 3 Akron 

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Semifinals, Friday, March 12 @ Norfolk, VA

1N Coppin St. vs. 3N Morgan St.

1S North Carolina A&T vs. 2N Norfolk St. (Norfolk St. wins by forfeit)

Mountain West Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Las Vegas

1 San Diego St. vs. 5 Nevada

2 Utah St. vs. 3 Colorado St.

Pac-12 Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Las Vegas

1 Oregon vs. 5 Oregon St.

2 USC vs. 3 Colorado

Patriot League

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

9 Loyola (MD) at 2 Colgate

Southeastern Conference

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 12 @ Nashville, TN

1 Alabama vs. 9 Mississippi St. 

4 Tennessee vs. 5 Florida

2 Arkansas vs. 7 Missouri

3 LSU vs. 6 Ole Miss

Southland Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 12 @ Katy, TX (Greater Houston)

1 Nicholls vs. 4 Northwestern St.

2 Abilene Christian vs. 6 Lamar

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Semifinals, Friday, March 12 @ Birmingham, AL

1 Prairie View A&M vs. 4 Grambling

2 Jackson St. vs. 3 Texas Southern 

Western Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 Grand Canyon vs. 5 Seattle 

2 Utah Valley vs. 3 New Mexico St.

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 8, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Monday, March 8, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
HofstraElon2.9
NortheasternDrexel0.1
Cleveland St.Milwaukee3.3
OaklandNorthern Kentucky-1.7
CanisiusRider4.8
UNC GreensboroMercer2.5
South Dakota St.Oral Roberts3.8
South DakotaNorth Dakota St.-1.3
Georgia St.Appalachian St.4.8
GonzagaSaint Mary’s20.1
BYUPepperdine10.1

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

Rk.TeamRatings
1Gonzaga128.0
2Baylor122.4
3Illinois121.5
4Michigan121.4
5Iowa121.3
6Houston118.9
7Alabama118.6
8Ohio St.117.5
9Arkansas116.7
10Florida St.116.7
11Creighton115.9
12Loyola Chicago115.9
13Purdue115.8
14USC115.8
15Villanova115.7
16Wisconsin115.6
17Colorado115.6
18BYU115.0
19Kansas114.9
20San Diego St.114.9
21West Virginia114.8
22Texas114.7
23Tennessee114.6
24Virginia114.4
25Texas Tech114.4
26Connecticut114.4
27LSU114.3
28North Carolina113.9
29St. Bonaventure113.7
30Oklahoma St.113.4
31Florida113.4
32Penn St.113.3
33Georgia Tech113.1
34Rutgers113.0
35Maryland112.8
36Oregon112.7
37Memphis112.5
38Oklahoma112.3
39VCU111.9
40Duke111.9
41Indiana111.7
42Utah St.111.6
43Clemson111.4
44Missouri111.4
45Arizona111.3
46Kentucky111.3
47Saint Louis111.2
48UCLA111.1
49Syracuse111.0
50Virginia Tech110.9
51SMU110.8
52Seton Hall110.6
53Michigan St.110.6
54Louisville110.5
55Boise St.110.5
56Mississippi110.4
57St. John’s110.4
58Drake110.4
59Colorado St.110.3
60Toledo110.3
61Xavier110.2
62Minnesota110.2
63Auburn110.1
64Buffalo109.9
65Wright St.109.9
66N.C. State109.5
67Richmond109.5
68Davidson109.4
69Notre Dame109.3
70Northwestern109.2
71Wichita St.109.0
72Mississippi St.108.8
73Providence108.7
74Marquette108.6
75Stanford108.6
76Utah108.5
77UC Santa Barbara108.2
78Louisiana Tech108.1
79Marshall107.9
80Saint Mary’s107.9
81Dayton107.9
82North Texas107.5
83Pittsburgh107.4
84Missouri St.107.2
85Winthrop107.2
86Georgia107.2
87Georgetown107.1
88Colgate107.1
89Nebraska106.9
90Kent St.106.8
91Furman106.7
92Abilene Christian106.5
93Nevada106.5
94Vanderbilt106.4
95Belmont106.2
96UAB106.2
97Western Kentucky106.1
98Rhode Island106.1
99Liberty106.1
100UCF106.0
101UNC Greensboro105.9
102San Francisco105.8
103Loyola Marymount105.8
104Akron105.7
105Oregon St.105.7
106Ohio105.7
107Washington St.105.6
108UC Riverside105.4
109South Carolina105.3
110Massachusetts105.2
111UC Irvine105.2
112Cincinnati105.1
113Arizona St.105.0
114Butler104.9
115Pepperdine104.9
116South Dakota St.104.9
117Bowling Green104.5
118Eastern Washington104.5
119Duquesne104.5
120Indiana St.104.4
121Tulsa104.3
122Pacific103.8
123Wofford103.7
124Weber St.103.7
125Mercer103.4
126DePaul103.4
127East Tennessee St.103.3
128TCU103.3
129Morehead St.103.2
130Vermont103.2
131Boston College103.2
132Texas A&M103.1
133George Mason103.0
134Grand Canyon102.9
135UTEP102.7
136Temple102.7
137Georgia St.102.2
138Southern Utah102.1
139Cal St. Bakersfield102.1
140Bradley102.0
141Miami FL102.0
142Ball St.102.0
143Miami OH101.9
144Detroit101.8
145North Dakota St.101.7
146VMI101.7
147Tulane101.6
148Stephen F. Austin101.4
149Old Dominion101.4
150East Carolina101.3
151Santa Clara101.3
152Chattanooga101.3
153Northeastern101.1
154Cleveland St.101.1
155Jacksonville St.101.1
156New Mexico St.101.1
157Oral Roberts101.1
158Drexel101.0
159Northern Iowa101.0
160Navy100.9
161California100.8
162UTSA100.8
163UMBC100.7
164Murray St.100.7
165Bryant100.7
166Eastern Kentucky100.6
167Coastal Carolina100.6
168Wake Forest100.5
169UNLV100.5
170South Dakota100.4
171James Madison100.3
172Sam Houston St.100.2
173Hofstra100.2
174Washington100.2
175Gardner Webb100.1
176South Florida100.1
177Iowa St.99.9
178Bellarmine99.9
179Siena99.9
180Wyoming99.7
181Kansas St.99.7
182Texas St.99.7
183Fresno St.99.4
184Florida Atlantic99.2
185Northern Kentucky99.1
186Army99.0
187Valparaiso98.9
188Montana98.8
189Southern Illinois98.8
190Nicholls St.98.7
191La Salle98.6
192Hawaii98.4
193Rice98.4
194Hartford98.3
195Illinois St.98.3
196Saint Joseph’s98.3
197Evansville98.1
198Iona98.0
199Louisiana97.9
200Monmouth97.8
201Utah Valley97.8
202Campbell97.8
203Milwaukee97.8
204San Diego97.7
205Saint Peter’s97.5
206Oakland97.4
207South Alabama97.4
208Appalachian St.97.4
209Austin Peay97.4
210Wagner97.4
211UMKC97.4
212Elon97.3
213The Citadel97.1
214Loyola MD97.0
215UMass Lowell97.0
216Delaware96.9
217George Washington96.9
218Charlotte96.8
219Charleston96.8
220Mount St. Mary’s96.7
221UC Davis96.7
222Stony Brook96.6
223Youngstown St.96.4
224Albany96.2
225Radford96.2
226Longwood96.2
227Cal Baptist96.1
228Canisius96.1
229Norfolk St.96.0
230UNC Asheville96.0
231Little Rock96.0
232Montana St.96.0
233Lipscomb95.9
234Seattle95.9
235Western Carolina95.9
236UC San Diego95.9
237Niagara95.8
238Green Bay95.8
239UNC Wilmington95.8
240Prairie View A&M95.7
241Stetson95.6
242Northern Colorado95.4
243Portland St.95.3
244Arkansas St.95.3
245UT Arlington95.1
246Southern Miss95.1
247Sacramento St.95.1
248Boston University95.0
249Morgan St.94.9
250Marist94.8
251Lafayette94.8
252Cal St. Fullerton94.8
253Texas Southern94.7
254IUPUI94.6
255American94.5
256New Hampshire94.5
257Tarleton St.94.4
258Idaho St.94.4
259Western Michigan94.4
260Cal St. Northridge94.3
261Georgia Southern94.1
262Samford94.0
263Southeast Missouri St.93.9
264Bucknell93.9
265Purdue Fort Wayne93.7
266LIU93.7
267Florida A&M93.7
268Merrimack93.6
269Jackson St.93.6
270Quinnipiac93.5
271Illinois Chicago93.5
272Eastern Michigan93.4
273High Point93.4
274Long Beach St.93.4
275Central Michigan93.3
276UT Rio Grande Valley93.2
277New Mexico93.1
278North Carolina A&T93.1
279North Alabama93.0
280Robert Morris92.9
281Fordham92.9
282North Dakota92.8
283Towson92.8
284Florida Gulf Coast92.7
285NJIT92.7
286New Orleans92.7
287Fairleigh Dickinson92.4
288William & Mary92.4
289Louisiana Monroe92.4
290Holy Cross92.3
291FIU92.3
292Jacksonville92.3
293St. Francis NY92.2
294North Florida92.2
295Troy92.2
296St. Francis PA92.1
297Middle Tennessee92.0
298Eastern Illinois91.7
299Southern91.7
300Western Illinois91.7
301Coppin St.91.4
302Lamar91.4
303Howard91.4
304North Carolina Central91.4
305Tennessee Tech91.3
306Rider91.3
307Manhattan91.2
308Sacred Heart91.0
309Air Force91.0
310Nebraska Omaha90.9
311Fairfield90.9
312Binghamton90.8
313USC Upstate90.7
314SIU Edwardsville90.7
315Presbyterian90.6
316Northwestern St.90.5
317Tennessee St.90.5
318San Jose St.90.0
319Grambling St.90.0
320Hampton89.7
321Northern Illinois89.3
322Northern Arizona89.3
323Central Arkansas89.0
324Portland89.0
325Lehigh88.9
326Southeastern Louisiana88.7
327Incarnate Word88.5
328Dixie St.88.5
329Kennesaw St.88.2
330Cal Poly88.1
331Maine88.1
332McNeese St.88.0
333Charleston Southern88.0
334Alcorn St.87.6
335Central Connecticut87.5
336Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.0
337Tennessee Martin86.6
338Denver86.5
339Houston Baptist86.4
340Alabama A&M86.1
341Arkansas Pine Bluff84.6
342Idaho83.5
343South Carolina St.82.9
344Delaware St.82.0
345Alabama St.81.8
346Chicago St.80.8
347Mississippi Valley St.70.8

PiRate Ratings By Conference

Atlantic 10
TeamRating
St. Bonaventure113.7
VCU111.9
Saint Louis111.2
Richmond109.5
Davidson109.4
Dayton107.9
Rhode Island106.1
Massachusetts105.2
Duquesne104.5
George Mason103.0
La Salle98.6
Saint Joseph’s98.3
George Washington96.9
Fordham92.9
American
TeamRating
Houston118.9
Memphis112.5
SMU110.8
Wichita St.109.0
UCF106.0
Cincinnati105.1
Tulsa104.3
Temple102.7
Tulane101.6
East Carolina101.3
South Florida100.1
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Florida St.116.7
Virginia114.4
North Carolina113.9
Georgia Tech113.1
Duke111.9
Clemson111.4
Syracuse111.0
Virginia Tech110.9
Louisville110.5
N.C. State109.5
Notre Dame109.3
Pittsburgh107.4
Boston College103.2
Miami FL102.0
Wake Forest100.5
America East
TeamRating
Vermont103.2
UMBC100.7
Hartford98.3
UMass Lowell97.0
Stony Brook96.6
Albany96.2
New Hampshire94.5
NJIT92.7
Binghamton90.8
Maine88.1
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty106.1
Bellarmine99.9
Lipscomb95.9
Stetson95.6
North Alabama93.0
Florida Gulf Coast92.7
Jacksonville92.3
North Florida92.2
Kennesaw St.88.2
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor122.4
Kansas114.9
West Virginia114.8
Texas114.7
Texas Tech114.4
Oklahoma St.113.4
Oklahoma112.3
TCU103.3
Iowa St.99.9
Kansas St.99.7
Big East
TeamRating
Creighton115.9
Villanova115.7
Connecticut114.4
Seton Hall110.6
St. John’s110.4
Xavier110.2
Providence108.7
Marquette108.6
Georgetown107.1
Butler104.9
DePaul103.4
Big Sky
TeamRating
Eastern Washington104.5
Weber St.103.7
Southern Utah102.1
Montana98.8
Montana St.96.0
Northern Colorado95.4
Portland St.95.3
Sacramento St.95.1
Idaho St.94.4
Northern Arizona89.3
Idaho83.5
Big South
TeamRating
Winthrop107.2
Gardner Webb100.1
Campbell97.8
Radford96.2
Longwood96.2
UNC Asheville96.0
High Point93.4
USC Upstate90.7
Presbyterian90.6
Hampton89.7
Charleston Southern88.0
Big Ten
TeamRating
Illinois121.5
Michigan121.4
Iowa121.3
Ohio St.117.5
Purdue115.8
Wisconsin115.6
Penn St.113.3
Rutgers113.0
Maryland112.8
Indiana111.7
Michigan St.110.6
Minnesota110.2
Northwestern109.2
Nebraska106.9
Big West
TeamRating
UC Santa Barbara108.2
UC Riverside105.4
UC Irvine105.2
Cal St. Bakersfield102.1
Hawaii98.4
UC Davis96.7
UC San Diego95.9
Cal St. Fullerton94.8
Cal St. Northridge94.3
Long Beach St.93.4
Cal Poly88.1
Colonial
TeamRating
Northeastern101.1
Drexel101.0
James Madison100.3
Hofstra100.2
Elon97.3
Delaware96.9
Charleston96.8
UNC Wilmington95.8
Towson92.8
William & Mary92.4
Conference USA
TeamRating
Louisiana Tech108.1
Marshall107.9
North Texas107.5
UAB106.2
Western Kentucky106.1
UTEP102.7
Old Dominion101.4
UTSA100.8
Florida Atlantic99.2
Rice98.4
Charlotte96.8
Southern Miss95.1
FIU92.3
Middle Tennessee92.0
Horizon
TeamRating
Wright St.109.9
Detroit101.8
Cleveland St.101.1
Northern Kentucky99.1
Milwaukee97.8
Oakland97.4
Youngstown St.96.4
Green Bay95.8
IUPUI94.6
Purdue Fort Wayne93.7
Illinois Chicago93.5
Robert Morris92.9
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Siena99.9
Iona98.0
Monmouth97.8
Saint Peter’s97.5
Canisius96.1
Niagara95.8
Marist94.8
Quinnipiac93.5
Rider91.3
Manhattan91.2
Fairfield90.9
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo110.3
Buffalo109.9
Kent St.106.8
Akron105.7
Ohio105.7
Bowling Green104.5
Ball St.102.0
Miami OH101.9
Western Michigan94.4
Eastern Michigan93.4
Central Michigan93.3
Northern Illinois89.3
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.96.0
Morgan St.94.9
Florida A&M93.7
North Carolina A&T93.1
Coppin St.91.4
Howard91.4
North Carolina Central91.4
South Carolina St.82.9
Delaware St.82.0
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago115.9
Drake110.4
Missouri St.107.2
Indiana St.104.4
Bradley102.0
Northern Iowa101.0
Valparaiso98.9
Southern Illinois98.8
Illinois St.98.3
Evansville98.1
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.114.9
Utah St.111.6
Boise St.110.5
Colorado St.110.3
Nevada106.5
UNLV100.5
Wyoming99.7
Fresno St.99.4
New Mexico93.1
Air Force91.0
San Jose St.90.0
Northeast
TeamRating
Bryant100.7
Wagner97.4
Mount St. Mary’s96.7
LIU93.7
Merrimack93.6
Fairleigh Dickinson92.4
St. Francis NY92.2
St. Francis PA92.1
Sacred Heart91.0
Central Connecticut87.5
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Belmont106.2
Morehead St.103.2
Jacksonville St.101.1
Murray St.100.7
Eastern Kentucky100.6
Austin Peay97.4
Southeast Missouri St.93.9
Eastern Illinois91.7
Tennessee Tech91.3
SIU Edwardsville90.7
Tennessee St.90.5
Tennessee Martin86.6
Pac-12
TeamRating
USC115.8
Colorado115.6
Oregon112.7
Arizona111.3
UCLA111.1
Stanford108.6
Utah108.5
Oregon St.105.7
Washington St.105.6
Arizona St.105.0
California100.8
Washington100.2
Patriot
TeamRating
Colgate107.1
Navy100.9
Army99.0
Loyola MD97.0
Boston University95.0
Lafayette94.8
American94.5
Bucknell93.9
Holy Cross92.3
Lehigh88.9
Southeastern
TeamRating
Alabama118.6
Arkansas116.7
Tennessee114.6
LSU114.3
Florida113.4
Missouri111.4
Kentucky111.3
Mississippi110.4
Auburn110.1
Mississippi St.108.8
Georgia107.2
Vanderbilt106.4
South Carolina105.3
Texas A&M103.1
Southern
TeamRating
Furman106.7
UNC Greensboro105.9
Wofford103.7
Mercer103.4
East Tennessee St.103.3
VMI101.7
Chattanooga101.3
The Citadel97.1
Western Carolina95.9
Samford94.0
Southland
TeamRating
Abilene Christian106.5
Stephen F. Austin101.4
Sam Houston St.100.2
Nicholls St.98.7
New Orleans92.7
Lamar91.4
Northwestern St.90.5
Central Arkansas89.0
Southeastern Louisiana88.7
Incarnate Word88.5
McNeese St.88.0
Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.0
Houston Baptist86.4
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.104.9
North Dakota St.101.7
Oral Roberts101.1
South Dakota100.4
UMKC97.4
North Dakota92.8
Western Illinois91.7
Nebraska Omaha90.9
Denver86.5
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Prairie View A&M95.7
Texas Southern94.7
Jackson St.93.6
Southern91.7
Grambling St.90.0
Alcorn St.87.6
Alabama A&M86.1
Arkansas Pine Bluff84.6
Alabama St.81.8
Mississippi Valley St.70.8
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Georgia St.102.2
Coastal Carolina100.6
Texas St.99.7
Louisiana97.9
South Alabama97.4
Appalachian St.97.4
Little Rock96.0
Arkansas St.95.3
UT Arlington95.1
Georgia Southern94.1
Louisiana Monroe92.4
Troy92.2
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Grand Canyon102.9
New Mexico St.101.1
Utah Valley97.8
Cal Baptist96.1
Seattle95.9
Tarleton St.94.4
UT Rio Grande Valley93.2
Dixie St.88.5
Chicago St.80.8
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga128.0
BYU115.0
Saint Mary’s107.9
San Francisco105.8
Loyola Marymount105.8
Pepperdine104.9
Pacific103.8
Santa Clara101.3
San Diego97.7
Portland89.0

PiRate Ratings Alphabetically

RkTeamRating
92Abilene Christian106.5
309Air Force91.0
104Akron105.7
7Alabama118.6
340Alabama A&M86.1
345Alabama St.81.8
224Albany96.2
334Alcorn St.87.6
255American94.5
208Appalachian St.97.4
45Arizona111.3
113Arizona St.105.0
9Arkansas116.7
341Arkansas Pine Bluff84.6
244Arkansas St.95.3
186Army99.0
63Auburn110.1
209Austin Peay97.4
142Ball St.102.0
2Baylor122.4
178Bellarmine99.9
95Belmont106.2
312Binghamton90.8
55Boise St.110.5
131Boston College103.2
248Boston University95.0
117Bowling Green104.5
140Bradley102.0
165Bryant100.7
264Bucknell93.9
64Buffalo109.9
114Butler104.9
18BYU115.0
227Cal Baptist96.1
330Cal Poly88.1
139Cal St. Bakersfield102.1
252Cal St. Fullerton94.8
260Cal St. Northridge94.3
161California100.8
202Campbell97.8
228Canisius96.1
323Central Arkansas89.0
335Central Connecticut87.5
275Central Michigan93.3
219Charleston96.8
333Charleston Southern88.0
218Charlotte96.8
152Chattanooga101.3
346Chicago St.80.8
112Cincinnati105.1
43Clemson111.4
154Cleveland St.101.1
167Coastal Carolina100.6
88Colgate107.1
17Colorado115.6
59Colorado St.110.3
26Connecticut114.4
301Coppin St.91.4
11Creighton115.9
68Davidson109.4
81Dayton107.9
216Delaware96.9
344Delaware St.82.0
338Denver86.5
126DePaul103.4
144Detroit101.8
328Dixie St.88.5
58Drake110.4
158Drexel101.0
40Duke111.9
119Duquesne104.5
150East Carolina101.3
127East Tennessee St.103.3
298Eastern Illinois91.7
166Eastern Kentucky100.6
272Eastern Michigan93.4
118Eastern Washington104.5
212Elon97.3
197Evansville98.1
311Fairfield90.9
287Fairleigh Dickinson92.4
291FIU92.3
31Florida113.4
267Florida A&M93.7
184Florida Atlantic99.2
284Florida Gulf Coast92.7
10Florida St.116.7
281Fordham92.9
183Fresno St.99.4
91Furman106.7
175Gardner Webb100.1
133George Mason103.0
217George Washington96.9
87Georgetown107.1
86Georgia107.2
261Georgia Southern94.1
137Georgia St.102.2
33Georgia Tech113.1
1Gonzaga128.0
319Grambling St.90.0
134Grand Canyon102.9
238Green Bay95.8
320Hampton89.7
194Hartford98.3
192Hawaii98.4
273High Point93.4
173Hofstra100.2
290Holy Cross92.3
6Houston118.9
339Houston Baptist86.4
303Howard91.4
342Idaho83.5
258Idaho St.94.4
3Illinois121.5
271Illinois Chicago93.5
195Illinois St.98.3
327Incarnate Word88.5
41Indiana111.7
120Indiana St.104.4
198Iona98.0
5Iowa121.3
177Iowa St.99.9
254IUPUI94.6
269Jackson St.93.6
292Jacksonville92.3
155Jacksonville St.101.1
171James Madison100.3
19Kansas114.9
181Kansas St.99.7
329Kennesaw St.88.2
90Kent St.106.8
46Kentucky111.3
191La Salle98.6
251Lafayette94.8
302Lamar91.4
325Lehigh88.9
99Liberty106.1
233Lipscomb95.9
231Little Rock96.0
266LIU93.7
274Long Beach St.93.4
226Longwood96.2
199Louisiana97.9
289Louisiana Monroe92.4
78Louisiana Tech108.1
54Louisville110.5
12Loyola Chicago115.9
103Loyola Marymount105.8
214Loyola MD97.0
27LSU114.3
331Maine88.1
307Manhattan91.2
250Marist94.8
74Marquette108.6
79Marshall107.9
35Maryland112.8
110Massachusetts105.2
332McNeese St.88.0
37Memphis112.5
125Mercer103.4
268Merrimack93.6
141Miami FL102.0
143Miami OH101.9
4Michigan121.4
53Michigan St.110.6
297Middle Tennessee92.0
203Milwaukee97.8
62Minnesota110.2
56Mississippi110.4
72Mississippi St.108.8
347Mississippi Valley St.70.8
44Missouri111.4
84Missouri St.107.2
200Monmouth97.8
188Montana98.8
232Montana St.96.0
129Morehead St.103.2
249Morgan St.94.9
220Mount St. Mary’s96.7
164Murray St.100.7
66N.C. State109.5
160Navy100.9
89Nebraska106.9
310Nebraska Omaha90.9
93Nevada106.5
256New Hampshire94.5
277New Mexico93.1
156New Mexico St.101.1
286New Orleans92.7
237Niagara95.8
190Nicholls St.98.7
285NJIT92.7
229Norfolk St.96.0
279North Alabama93.0
28North Carolina113.9
278North Carolina A&T93.1
304North Carolina Central91.4
282North Dakota92.8
145North Dakota St.101.7
294North Florida92.2
82North Texas107.5
153Northeastern101.1
322Northern Arizona89.3
242Northern Colorado95.4
321Northern Illinois89.3
159Northern Iowa101.0
185Northern Kentucky99.1
70Northwestern109.2
316Northwestern St.90.5
69Notre Dame109.3
206Oakland97.4
106Ohio105.7
8Ohio St.117.5
38Oklahoma112.3
30Oklahoma St.113.4
149Old Dominion101.4
157Oral Roberts101.1
36Oregon112.7
105Oregon St.105.7
122Pacific103.8
32Penn St.113.3
115Pepperdine104.9
83Pittsburgh107.4
324Portland89.0
243Portland St.95.3
240Prairie View A&M95.7
315Presbyterian90.6
73Providence108.7
13Purdue115.8
265Purdue Fort Wayne93.7
270Quinnipiac93.5
225Radford96.2
98Rhode Island106.1
193Rice98.4
67Richmond109.5
306Rider91.3
280Robert Morris92.9
34Rutgers113.0
247Sacramento St.95.1
308Sacred Heart91.0
196Saint Joseph’s98.3
47Saint Louis111.2
80Saint Mary’s107.9
205Saint Peter’s97.5
172Sam Houston St.100.2
262Samford94.0
204San Diego97.7
20San Diego St.114.9
102San Francisco105.8
318San Jose St.90.0
151Santa Clara101.3
234Seattle95.9
52Seton Hall110.6
179Siena99.9
314SIU Edwardsville90.7
51SMU110.8
207South Alabama97.4
109South Carolina105.3
343South Carolina St.82.9
170South Dakota100.4
116South Dakota St.104.9
176South Florida100.1
263Southeast Missouri St.93.9
326Southeastern Louisiana88.7
299Southern91.7
189Southern Illinois98.8
246Southern Miss95.1
138Southern Utah102.1
29St. Bonaventure113.7
293St. Francis NY92.2
296St. Francis PA92.1
57St. John’s110.4
75Stanford108.6
148Stephen F. Austin101.4
241Stetson95.6
222Stony Brook96.6
49Syracuse111.0
257Tarleton St.94.4
128TCU103.3
136Temple102.7
23Tennessee114.6
337Tennessee Martin86.6
317Tennessee St.90.5
305Tennessee Tech91.3
22Texas114.7
132Texas A&M103.1
336Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.0
253Texas Southern94.7
182Texas St.99.7
25Texas Tech114.4
213The Citadel97.1
60Toledo110.3
283Towson92.8
295Troy92.2
147Tulane101.6
121Tulsa104.3
96UAB106.2
221UC Davis96.7
111UC Irvine105.2
108UC Riverside105.4
236UC San Diego95.9
77UC Santa Barbara108.2
100UCF106.0
48UCLA111.1
215UMass Lowell97.0
163UMBC100.7
211UMKC97.4
230UNC Asheville96.0
101UNC Greensboro105.9
239UNC Wilmington95.8
169UNLV100.5
14USC115.8
313USC Upstate90.7
245UT Arlington95.1
276UT Rio Grande Valley93.2
76Utah108.5
42Utah St.111.6
201Utah Valley97.8
135UTEP102.7
162UTSA100.8
187Valparaiso98.9
94Vanderbilt106.4
39VCU111.9
130Vermont103.2
15Villanova115.7
24Virginia114.4
50Virginia Tech110.9
146VMI101.7
210Wagner97.4
168Wake Forest100.5
174Washington100.2
107Washington St.105.6
124Weber St.103.7
21West Virginia114.8
235Western Carolina95.9
300Western Illinois91.7
97Western Kentucky106.1
259Western Michigan94.4
71Wichita St.109.0
288William & Mary92.4
85Winthrop107.2
16Wisconsin115.6
123Wofford103.7
65Wright St.109.9
180Wyoming99.7
61Xavier110.2
223Youngstown St.96.4

Coming Later Today

  1. Conference Tournament Update
  2. Updated Bracketology

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.

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