(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
For the first time in awhile, our local degenerates had a bad week. 18 players combined for a net loss of 1085.31. The best players were BullsOnParade96 (131.82), bullmartin (110.91, adding to his huge lead), and myself (84.38). mmmmsnouts, EastCoastBull, snafu13, and ElliottMoore were all slightly in the black.
Where did we go wrong?
- Everyone missed Florida State-NC State. FSU won, but did not cover. Four players had the Noles covering, one had NC State winning outright.
- Seven players all missed on Connecticut-Temple. Perhaps that was a bit of wishful thinking on the part of USF fans, who need Temple to lose a game. USF was off this week, and the homer money has to go somewhere, I guess.
- No one picked Ohio State. Six players picked Nebraska to win or cover against Ohio State. One other took the under. Two over bets won.
- Of six plays on Alabama-LSU, only snafu13 got it right, taking the Tide -7.5. Everyone else took LSU or the over.
The only parlay wager this week was second-place lrdnorman’s unsuccessful play to catch up with bullmartin: Maryland +31.0 over Michigan, Southern California -17.0 over Oregon, Under 52.5 in the Nebraska-Ohio State game. Only the USC play won. Between that and bullmartin’s wins (including Navy at +240), bullmartin extends his lead by over 400 fake dollars.
The Randolph and Mortimer Spite Bet of the Week goes to ULhothot for $1 on Central Florida to lose outright. You know UCF generates spite bets when supporters of schools other than USF are doing it.
Floyd’s Money Team Degenerate Bet of the Week will go to AndrewPina for playing UMass-Troy. There were a lot of longshot money line bets out there, but those don’t strike me as degenerate, but rather as logical plays within the rules of our game. Also, a lot of the underdogs people chose were competitive. Even San Jose State gave Boise a game.
Week 11 features lots of weeknight MACtion; North Carolina-Duke and Utah-Arizona State on Thursday; and mostly one-sided games on the weekend. Games involving national title contenders are Mississippi State-Alabama; Pitt-Clemson; Michigan-Iowa; USC-Washington; Ohio State-Maryland, and Wake Forest-Louisville.
The best other Top 25 games are Auburn-Georgia; Minnesota (hey, they’re 7-2) at Nebraska; LSU-Arkansas; Baylor-Oklahoma; and West Virginia-Texas.
In the American, Tulsa-Navy will probably decide the West Division. USF is at Memphis; Cincinnati at C. Florida; SMU at East Carolina; and Tulane at Houston. Temple and Connecticut are off.