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    Chip Patterson

    Shoot Your Shot

    Chip has covered college football, college basketball and golf for CBS Sports since 2010. He’s a high-volume shooter who loves to spray the board with a well-balanced mix of statistical insight, matchup-specific trends and a feel for the games built up from his experience as an analyst. February 2022 marked his debut as a SportsLine expert. You can also find him hosting the Cover 3 Podcast, contributing on CBS Sports HQ or dropping some of his favorite plays on SportsLine’s Early Edge. For Chip Patterson media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    Chip's Past Picks

    Feb 29 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    Nebraska
    69
    @ Ohio St.
    78
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +295
    4-1 in Last 5 OHIOST ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    While Nebraska has struggled to match its success at home with wins on the road (17-1 at home, 2-7 on the road) I think the urgency of the moment can give a slight edge to a Huskers team that knows it needs road wins for its NCAA Tournament chances. Ohio State has been a fantastic story with its wins against Purdue and Michigan State since firing Chris Holtmann, but at some point the rapidly approaching conclusion to the season could leave the Buckeyes short on juice knowing there's a coaching change and no NCAA Tournament on the horizon.

    Pick Made: Thu 3:14 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Wake Forest
    65
    @ Notre Dame
    70
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Notre Dame has been a significantly improved team since snapping a seven-game losing streak earlier this month, rolling off three straight ACC wins and nearly spoiling Syracuse’s celebration of Jim Boeheim in a three-point loss on Saturday. The rookie guard duo of Markus Burton and Braeden Shrewsberry have emerged as real difference-makers late in the year, and combined with if there’s any hangover effect for Wake Forest after the Duke win there’s going to be a good chance this game is close late.

    Pick Made: Tue 4:19 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Texas
    81
    @ Texas Tech
    69
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +190
    3-1 in Last 4 TEXAS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Nothing better than getting a short favorite back at home after a disappointing road loss. Texas Tech had one of its worst performances of the season in a 14-point defeat at UCF on Saturday, falling apart down the stretch as the Knights went on a 20-3 run during the final 10 minutes. Grant McCasland will have his group much sharper tonight at home, where the Red Raiders are 14-1 this season with wins against Kansas, TCU and BYU among others.

    Pick Made: Tue 4:13 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Cincinnati
    59
    @ Houston
    67
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    I don’t see the Coogs letting up even at the end of a tough run that saw wins against Texas, Iowa State and Baylor. Because while Houston has been checking boxes with wins against the best teams in the Big 12, the Bearcats have lost four of their last five games and looked particularly disappointing in defeat the last two times out against Oklahoma State and TCU. Wes Miller is 0-7 against Kelvin Sampson since taking over at Cincinnati and I don’t think this is the timing or the setting to see that trend reversed.

    Pick Made: Tue 4:29 pm UTC
    Feb 24 2024, 5:00 pm UTC
    League
    Houston
    82
    @ Baylor
    76
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +190
    3-1 in Last 4 BAYLOR ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    While Baylor has some eye-popping talent, Houston has been a much more consistent team this season and I think this is a spot where Kelvin Sampson will want to rely on his veteran guard play to notch a key road win in a hostile environment. Senior guard Jamal Shead has been playing at an All-American level and when the stakes are high in a one-possession game Baylor doesn't have a bus driver quite like Shead.

    Pick Made: Feb 24, 1:38 pm UTC
    Feb 24 2024, 3:00 am UTC
    League
    Nevada
    84
    @ San Jose St.
    63
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Nevada's highest gear is "beat the brakes off you" and while I'm not expecting the same 30-point result as the first meeting between these teams I do think the Wolf Pack win by double digits. SJSU was, after all, responsible for handing Nevada an upset loss in the conference tournament last year that bounced them down to the play-in games in Dayton. Take Nevada, which has been playing solid ball throughout February, to maintain the standard on the road.

    Pick Made: Feb 23, 1:50 pm UTC
    Feb 23 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Kent St.
    70
    @ Akron
    83
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    I think we’re going to see some real urgency from Akron as they look to snap a funk that’s been going for the last week and a half. The Zips have lost two of their last three, and I like the situational spot of taking the better team, at home, coming off of a disappointing road loss. There’s every bit of motivation to put the hammer down on Kent State as Akron tries to get primed for the MAC tournament, and the Flashes are playing their second road game of the week after a loss at Ohio on Tuesday night.

    Pick Made: Feb 23, 1:44 pm UTC
    Feb 21 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    San Diego St.
    63
    @ Utah St.
    68
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +90
    2-1 in Last 3 SDGST ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Utah State has taken some lumps in February, going 2-3 in their last 5 games with all three losses by 14 points or more. But this is a fantastic opportunity for Danny Sprinkle’s group to get back on track facing a San Diego State team that has basically played all of the Mountain West’s best teams in the last month. Five of SDSU’s last six games have been against teams competing for NCAA Tournament spots, including an 81-67 win against this Utah State team back on Feb. 3. The Aggies have one of the best home court advantages in the country and with bubble-powered urgency in the air I think they get the win.

    Pick Made: Feb 20, 4:04 pm UTC
    Feb 21 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Pittsburgh
    58
    @ Wake Forest
    91
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This is a really tough sandwich spot for Wake Forest in between a maddening 49-47 loss at Virginia littered with missed opportunities and the upcoming home showdown against Duke that represents one of the last chances to really beef up the NCAA Tournament profile. On the other side, Pitt has been absolutely rolling since beating Wake at home back on Jan. 31, winning five in a row and now having wins in seven of their last 8. Blake Hinson has been on fire from deep going 35-for-69 (50.1%) in that 8-game stretch. His shooting is a key to Pitt staying inside that number on the road on Tuesday night.

    Pick Made: Feb 20, 4:17 pm UTC
    Feb 21 2024, 1:45 am UTC
    League
    UConn
    66
    @ Creighton
    85
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +186
    3-1 in Last 4 UCONN ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Creighton was losing at halftime to Butler over the weekend but roared back with an impressive final 20 minutes to win comfortably by 12 points. It was a good showing in a tough lookahead spot with UConn on deck. But the step up in competition is not being properly reflected here, even with the Huskies in a potential hangover spot following Saturday’s big win against Marquette. I think we’re dealing with two teams in different weight classes, and as long as the spread is under a possession I’m riding with the reigning champs.

    Pick Made: Feb 20, 2:55 pm UTC
    Feb 20 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Iowa St.
    65
    @ Houston
    73
    +301
    13-9 in Last 22 CBB Picks
    Analysis:

    The two-day turnaround from facing quality Big 12 foes on Saturday could leave the legs a little light here on Monday night, and it actually works in Houston's favor to try and slow the game down to prevent Iowa State from forcing more turnovers to create easy offense. Houston's defense at home has even exceeded the oddsmakers expectations, with the under going 9-5 in home games. The first meeting between these two teams had a total of 129.5 and finished at 110 (57-53), so with the short rest I think we see a similar score and another under.

    Pick Made: Feb 19, 3:50 pm UTC
    Feb 18 2024, 12:45 am UTC
    League
    NC State
    78
    @ Clemson
    77
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +300
    3-0 in Last 3 NCST ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Desperation time for NC State as the Wolfpack have a Quad 1 opportunity that could begin to repair a resume that slipping further and further from the NCAA Tournament picture. This is a team that's incredibly reliant on DJ Horne for the offense and the good news is he's been on a heater, averaging 26.5 points across his last four games. NC State is 2-2 in those games, but the two defeats are by a combined seven points and Horne was one of if not the best player on the court in all four. I think Horne's scoring and some urgency help NC State hang inside the number on the road.

    Pick Made: Feb 16, 9:58 pm UTC
    Feb 17 2024, 9:00 pm UTC
    League
    Kansas
    67
    @ Oklahoma
    57
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 KANSAS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Reports from Kansas this week seem promising that we could see Kevin McCullar return to the lineup after missing the last two games with a nagging knee injury. He's not just one of the Jayhawks top scorers but the team's best defenders and a key to giving Bill Self's team an edge. That's what they'll need to win in Norman, so I think McCullar's return could put an end to Kansas' road woes in conference play.

    Pick Made: Feb 17, 1:04 pm UTC
    Feb 17 2024, 7:00 pm UTC
    League
    Duke
    76
    @ Florida St.
    67
    +301
    13-9 in Last 22 CBB Picks
    Analysis:

    I could see a lot of fouls in this game, and those opportunities could lead to enough extra scoring to take us over the total. Florida State will want to play with physicality on defense and create some chaos with blocks and steals. Eventually, as has been the case a lot this season for FSU, that will lead to more foul calls. Duke’s not an elite free throw shooting team (72.9% on the season) but good enough to make the most of extra shots from the charity stripe. Also, Florida State’s pace has helped the over go 15-9 this season with an 8-5 mark at home.

    Pick Made: Feb 17, 1:35 pm UTC
    Feb 17 2024, 5:30 pm UTC
    League
    Creighton
    79
    @ Butler
    57
    +331
    11-7 in Last 18 CBB ATS Picks
    +90
    2-1 in Last 3 BUTLER ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Butler is 5-2 in their last seven games with the only losses coming by single digits to UConn and Marquette. That stretch included a 99-98 win against Creighton on their home floor in a game that featured Butler taking control of the game in the early second half and defending a narrow lead through the game’s frenetic final minutes. It won’t be easy but Butler is good enough to complete the sweep, and having the home court advantage will help significantly in those efforts. If I think Butler can win straight up, I love the value of more than a position on the spread.

    Pick Made: Feb 16, 9:55 pm UTC