SportsLine's principal data engineer, Stephen specializes in sports simulations, projections and advanced statistical analysis. He is a co-founder of AccuScore. In 2015, the SportsLine Projection Model created by Stephen went 99-63 (61 percent) on A-rated college football ATS picks and 35-27 (57 percent) on A-rated NFL ATS picks.
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Chicago has won five of six entering Sunday's visit to Buffalo, and this should be a big game for Buffalo native Patrick Kane. While the Sabres are playing well too, they simply struggle with the Blackhawks, having lost the past 10 meetings. In my simulations, the Blackhawks are winning this one 64 percent of the time. Play on Chicago.
Michigan comes in on a three-game win streak, and the Wolverines have won 13 of the past 14 meetings with Minnesota. In my simulations, the Wolverines are covering this one 67 percent of the time. Back the small road dog.
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Valpo won the first meeting by seven, and I think this one will be more emphatic with the 21-6 Crusaders looking to bounce back from a rare loss. The Crusaders are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 visits to Detroit. In my simulations, the Crusaders are covering 65 percent of the time. Lay the points with Valpo.
My trusty projection shows the Bulldogs getting best of New Mexico on Saturday and covering this number in an important conference game for both clubs. Fresno State halted a three-game losing streak with its home win over San Jose State on Wednesday, and needs to continue its climb up the standings to improve seeding for the conference tournament. The Lobos could be in a letdown spot following a hard-fought home win against Boise State. Back the Bulldogs.
My simulations suggest the Aggies are headed toward a double-figure win Saturday when they host Auburn. Texas A&M has struggled and underachieved most of the year, and is coming off close back-to-back road losses against Florida and Vanderbilt. But the Aggies should fare well against a defense-light Tigers club that has allowed 204 points in losing their last two games. Look for Texas A&M to dominate and clear this spread.
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