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About Nick Federline - RotoBaller

I'm a fan of college basketball and college football to the point of watching 3 games at once. If there's not a sports game on, you can catch me basket weaving or spending time with family and friends.

Nick Federline - RotoBaller has written 17 articles so far, you can find them below.


March Madness Bubble Report - February 24

March Madness is right around the corner, and bracketologists around the nation are scrambling to perfect their predictions and project what field of teams the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will choose on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The criteria for selecting a field is arbitrary, but the Selection Committee does make use of various rankings and... Read More

1 day ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, February 22, 2020

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes a heavy dose of SWAC and Atlantic Sun action as we enter the final week of February. Conference play has been especially unforgiving to bettors this... Read More

3 days ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Wednesday, February 19

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games is full of teams seeking to make lasting and final impressions on the Selection Committee, and other teams trying to build momentum in advance of their conference... Read More

6 days ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, February 15

Happy Valentine's Day to all college basketball fans. In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games features a number of bubble teams trying to further cement their spots in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Another 3-2... Read More

1 week ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Wednesday, February 12

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games brings us one day closer to March Madness with a host of teams vying for only a few unclaimed spots on this year's "bubble." Thanks to all... Read More

2 weeks ago


Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, February 8

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes a myriad of midmajor opportunities and late conference races. Wednesday's 1-4 record was less than ideal. We've had a difficult couple of weeks, and trust me... Read More

2 weeks ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Wednesday, February 5, 2020

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes several Power Five conference showdowns, bubble teams, and under-the-radar mid-major conference races. On Saturday, a 2-3 record was a bit of a letdown, with Oregon squandering... Read More

3 weeks ago

Super Bowl Squares - Strategies and Historical Trends for SB LIV

One of the most common "office pool" games across the country this time of year is played on a piece of paper with 100 squares. The "Super Bowl Squares" game is a staple in offices and at Super Bowl parties because it is a fun way for everyone to have a rooting interest in the... Read More

3 weeks ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, February 1

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes a couple of West Coast Conference showdowns, the lowest over/under of the season for two teams, and a fading Pac-12 team against a surging Pac-12 team.... Read More

3 weeks ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Wednesday January 29

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes a coach pursuing history, and a matchup between two Southland Conference teams with two combined Division I opponents. This past Saturday, the record of 1-3 was... Read More

4 weeks ago


Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, January 25

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes the annual Big 12-SEC challenge, and a couple of Ohio Valley Conference showdowns. Wednesday was a much-needed bounce-back day, with four relatively easy covers. As you... Read More

1 month ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Wednesday, January 22

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes more exciting in-conference matchups and familiar names like the son of a former NBA player who was one of the main perpetrators of the Malice at... Read More

1 month ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, January 18

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's slate of games includes title contenders like Duke, Louisville, and Gonzaga, and a host of mid-majors with plenty of profitability chances for the average bettor. With a 3-2 record on... Read More

1 month ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Wednesday, January 15

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's full slate of games features a top-25 Big East showdown and a plethora of intriguing mid-major matchups. This past Saturday was a tough slate, but off-days are to be expected... Read More

1 month ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, January 11

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's full slate of games includes five different conferences, an undefeated team, and a former lacrosse-turned-basketball star. For the season so far, our picks have gone 6-3, as we enter conference... Read More

2 months ago


Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, December 14

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's full slate of games includes several high scoring affairs with minimal defense and a matchup between a top mid major program and an upstart Power 5 school. Last Saturday, our... Read More

2 months ago

Top College Basketball Betting Picks for Saturday, December 7

In this article every week, we'll be reviewing some of the top college basketball games of the day to see how we can beat Vegas.  Today's full slate of games includes a long-time coach going up against his alma mater, a talented team trying to overcome a rough start to the year, and several young teams... Read More

3 months ago

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