DISCLAIMER: These picks are for entertainment purposes only. No actual wagering is being performed.
So of course Hedge With Hate week went terribly wrong. A lot of people loaded up on Notre Dame giving 6.5 points to Pittsburgh and ended up taking the fake gas pipe with their fake bets. Of the nearly $1,000 in total value destroyed this week, over 100% of it was on that game. So if everyone hadn't been so emotional and ready to line up to bet against Pittsburgh for being lucky enough to get out of the Big East, we would have collectively made fake money for the second straight week.
As usual you can find the entire listing of picks in our handy-dandy Excel file. Here are the standings after four weeks, and just look who's made their way back to the top of the table:
- Scott, Bearcats Blog - $1,498.18
- Kevin Meacham, The UConn Blog - $1,486.08
- Chas Rich, Pitt Blather - $1,234.08
- Chris Lane, The Nova Blog - $1,082.73
- Sean Keeley, Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician - $1,040.90
- Voodoo 5, Voodoo Five - $1,018.10
- WVUIE97, The Smoking Musket - $930.35
- Mengus22, Big East Coast Bias - $921.80
- GarySJ, Voodoo Five - $892.26
- Hoya Suxa - $871.82
- Andrew Porter, The UConn Blog - $817.82
- Toro Grande, Voodoo Five - $719.55
- Casual Hoya - $704.55
- Ken DeCelles, Voodoo Five - $369.37
I'm already excited for Ken to go broke and be the first person to face our sudden-death pick for players who run out of fake money.
BEST BET: Has to be Scott hitting another one of his infamous parlays. Even with a three-team limit, he still found one to pay off, picking Cincinnati, Florida, and BYU to all cover for $50 and coming away with 300 fake dollars. This just means he can now afford to make even longer weekly lists of bets and start coming up with even more of the parlays and tiny bets that make grading this pool such a pain in my ass. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
WORST BET: Anyone who max-bet or close to it on Notre Dame to cover 6.5 points, which happened to several people.
MOST DEGENERATE BET: I'm sure when you looked at last week's lines, your first thought was not, "Hmmm, I wonder if Ball State is undervalued this week?" And then when you found their game and saw they were giving four to Army at home, there's no way you thought, "I should put a lot of fake money on that!" Unless you were Kevin, who did all of that and won. Kevin has a hammer lock on this category so far this year. I'm anxious to see how he can keep topping himself. Maybe an all Sun Belt parlay?