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Protect Your Unit Week 6 Picks Thread

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Now with even more rules lawyering!

News: Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew pounds Cape Canaveral.
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(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

I know the rule discussions have been frequent lately, but we need to discuss Hurricane Matthew’s impact on the game.

First, due to Florida being impacted by the severe storm, I hereby decree that Week 6 is a free bye week. If you don't get in your required wagers, you do not have to spend your bye week now. I'm granting a free pass, in respect of people who may have needed to prepare for the storm. I may do the same next week, depending on the severity of the aftermath, and whether or not Matthew loops around to whack Florida again. I AM THE LORD OF PROTECT YOUR UNIT. I HAVE THIS KIND OF POWER. APPEASE YOUR GOD. BWAHAHAHAHAHA -- I'm so sorry, I got carried away.

Now on to game postponements and cancellations. SB Nation is keeping a list of all of them here.

Tulane-Central Florida has been postponed to November 5. LSU-Florida has been postponed indefinitely. All wagers on those two games have been voided. If you still want to bet on those games when they are played later on, you will have to re-enter your bet at that time.

Georgia-South Carolina and Charlotte-FAU have been moved to Sunday. UMass-Old Dominion was moved to Friday. Wagers on these games remain in effect. You may make new wagers, or include them in new parlay wagers, if desired, and if lines are available.

No existing parlay wagers included any of the affected games, so we don't have to make accommodations for that. If this were to occur, we would apply the rule whereby pushes are removed from the parlay, and the results are re-calculated as a 2-way parlay, or a single wager without vigorish.

If you placed a wager on any of these games before they were cancelled, they still count towards meeting the 3 bets/1 AAC bet/5% of your stack requirements. Since I'm giving a free pass on this week anyway, this is largely moot, but I want to be consistent with how this is handled in other situations.

If any further games are not played this weekend, they will be handled as above. This is all following the official rules.

One thing the rules are not clear about is whether or not you can re-use any money that was wagered on cancelled games. I'm going to say "no" to that. I feel that the game being cancelled is part of the risk that is taken when a bet on a game is placed. You don't get to revise your bet when other events occur, such as player injury, or adverse weather conditions. And I think being able to change one of the components of a parlay wager would go against the nature of a parlay.

So those who bet the Florida and Tulane games are locked into wagers they can neither win nor lose. This may prove to be advantageous or disadvantageous to them. But I don't think it's fair to let players change how that money is allocated. It opens a can of worms whereby some players will want to re-wager and others won't; potentially ambiguous situations may arise; and I'll have to manually keep track of it all. I am comfortable treating these games as cancelled or non-completed games are treated.

OK, enough of that. Here are this week's picks so far:

Andrewpina Temple +10.0 points over Memphis 70.00
Andrewpina Florida State +138.0 money line to beat Miami (FL) 70.00
Andrewpina Over 66.0 points in the Iowa State-Oklahoma State game 70.00
Andrewpina Michigan State -5.5 points over Brigham Young 70.00
bullmartin Western Kentucky -140.0 money line to beat Louisiana Tech 16.21
bullmartin Kansas +4069.0 money line to beat Texas Christian 1.00
bullmartin Tulane +444.0 money line to beat Central Florida 1.00
BullsOnParade96 Florida State +3.0 points over Miami (FL) 50.00
BullsOnParade96 Temple +10.0 points over Memphis 25.00
BullsOnParade96 Tulane +13.5 points over Central Florida 9.40
defdans Notre Dame +123.0 money line to beat North Carolina State 100.00
defdans Tulane +444.0 money line to beat Central Florida 31.24
diddybull32 Memphis -10.0 points over Temple 150.00
diddybull32 Michigan -27.5 points over Rutgers 100.00
dsidwell31 Southern Methodist +616.0 money line to beat Tulsa 100.00
dsidwell31 Florida State +3.5 points over Miami (FL) 25.00
dsidwell31 Georgia -7.0 points over South Carolina 25.00
dsidwell31 Duke -4.0 points over Army 25.00
dsidwell31 Notre Dame +2.5 points over North Carolina State 25.00
dsidwell31 Michigan State -5.5 points over Brigham Young 21.24
eastcoastbull South Florida -1100.0 money line to beat East Carolina 200.00
eastcoastbull Florida Atlantic -13.5 points over Charlotte 30.00
eastcoastbull Navy +17.5 points over Houston 20.00
eastcoastbull Cincinnati -2.5 points over Connecticut 20.00
ElliotMoore Florida State +128.0 money line to beat Miami (FL) 50.00
ElliotMoore Penn State +1.5 points over Maryland 50.00
ElliotMoore Maryland 0.0 points over Penn State 50.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati -3.5 points over Connecticut 40.00
ElliotMoore Arkansas +14.0 points over Alabama 30.00
ElliotMoore Over 61.0 points in the Indiana-Ohio State game 30.00
ElliotMoore Tulane +14.0 points over Central Florida 20.00
GaryStephen Alabama -13.5 points over Arkansas 64.00
GaryStephen Georgia Southern -7.0 points over Arkansas State 64.00
GaryStephen Western Michigan -18.5 points over Northern Illinois 64.00
GaryStephen Michigan -26.0 points over Rutgers 64.00
GaryStephen Tulane +444.0 money line to beat Central Florida 20.00
Gibbsak Under 64.5 points in the Southern Methodist-Tulsa game 25.00
Gibbsak Under 65.0 points in the Texas Christian-Kansas game 25.00
Gibbsak North Carolina State -110.0 money line to beat Notre Dame 25.00
Gibbsak Mississippi State +128.0 money line to beat Auburn 25.00
Gibbsak Tennessee +241.0 money line to beat Texas A&M 25.00
Gibbsak Texas +10.5 points over Oklahoma 25.00
gym399 Michigan -27.5 points over Rutgers 100.00
gym399 Arkansas +444.0 money line to beat Alabama 22.00
gym399 Tulane +444.0 money line to beat Central Florida 22.00
gym399 Florida +128.0 money line to beat Louisiana State 22.00
jjlovecub Louisiana State -2.5 points over Florida 55.00
jjlovecub Colorado +5.0 points over Southern California 55.00
jjlovecub Cincinnati -2.5 points over Connecticut 55.00
lrdnorman Notre Dame +101.0 money line to beat North Carolina State 30.00
lrdnorman Florida State +3.0 points over Miami (FL) 30.00
lrdnorman Florida State +128.0 money line to beat Miami (FL) 30.00
lrdnorman Air Force -10.5 points over Wyoming 30.00
lrdnorman Notre Dame +1.0 points over North Carolina State 30.00
lrdnorman Tulane +14.0 points over Central Florida 30.00
lrdnorman Navy +17.0 points over Houston 10.00
mmmmsnouts Over 66.0 points in the Western Kentucky-Louisiana Tech game 50.00
mmmmsnouts Western Kentucky -3.0 points over Louisiana Tech 50.00
mmmmsnouts North Carolina -2.5 points over Virginia Tech 25.00
mmmmsnouts Memphis -10.0 points over Temple 25.00
mmmmsnouts Notre Dame +1.0 points over North Carolina State 25.00
ULhothot Michigan -25.5 points over Rutgers 220.00

Parlay wagers so far are:

  • bullmartin, $300, Over 43.0 points in the Boston College-Clemson game, Over 51.0 points in the Navy-Houston game, Over 53.0 points in the Rutgers-Michigan game.
  • BullsOnParade, $250, Georgia Southern -7, UConn +3.5 and Syracuse +2.5
  • BullsOnParade, $150, Syracuse +5, Connecticut +3.5
  • defdans, $100, Cinci -2.5 over Uconn, Notre Dame +2.5 over North Carolina State, Florida State +3.5 over Miami
  • gym339, $100, Western Kentucky, Cincinnati, Michigan State
  • ULhothot, $95.12, Georgia Southern -7.0 points over Arkansas State, Memphis -9.5 points over Temple, Michigan -25.5 points over Rutgers.
  • mmmmsnouts, $50, Western Kentucky -3, Western Kentucky over 66

Note that most of these parlays have already lost. As did one of my bets. Seriously, Georgia Southern, I thought you were better than that.

As always, use the comment space to discuss your picks and this week’s games. For those of you affected by the storm, be safe out there.