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Hey, remember all those predictions we made?

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We consult the Magic 8 Ball.
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DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.

We’re halfway through the season, so let’s revisit some of the Futures Bets we made.

The most popular category was over/under win totals, so let’s look at that first. Next week, we’ll go over the other bet types.

Using some advanced metrics that predict wins for the reason of the season, here’s how I would categorize the bets people made before the season:

Signs Point To Yes

  • Southern Methodist to win more than 6.0 games at +120
  • Army to win fewer than 10.0 games at +170
  • Cincinnati to win more than 7.5 games at +120

Outlook Good

  • Tulane to win more than 5.5 games at -165
  • Texas to win fewer than 9.5 games at -160

Reply Hazy Try Again

  • Florida State to win more than 7.0 games at -140
  • Florida to win more than 9.0 games at +110
  • Tulsa to win fewer than 4.5 games at -130
  • Virginia to win more than 7.5 games at -120
  • East Carolina to win fewer than 4.5 games at -160
  • Marshall to win more than 7.5 games at -110

Don’t Count On It

  • Temple to win fewer than 6.5 games at +125
  • Miami (FL) to win more than 8.5 games at -140
  • South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165

My Reply Is No

  • UCLA to win more than 5.5 games at -135
  • Navy to win fewer than 5.0 games at +110

These only the teams where there was no disagreement. Central Florida (9.5 wins), Memphis (9.5 wins), Houston (7 wins), and Connecticut (2.5 wins) had our players on different sides of the fence. UCF and Memphis are both very up in the air. Houston doesn’t look like a 7-win team, which is good news for HerdCountry941 (would win $28), and bad news for camweed12 (would lose $15). UConn has a game against UMass, who - no kidding - might actually be worse than UConn. But they’d still need one more win to make the over, and there’s no obvious candidate for it. E-Dogg42 wins $30 if they make it to 3-9, while camweed12 would win $3.57 if they are 2-10 or worse.

This week’s selections, as of about 7:10 AM Friday:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
briank19 Auburn -18.5 points over Arkansas TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 South Florida +14.0 points over Navy; Central Florida -32.0 points over East Carolina (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Texas A&M -6.0 points over Mississippi TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Stanford -250.0 money line to beat UCLA UCLA 34-16 10.00 LOSS -10.00
briank19 Ohio State -28.0 points over Northwestern TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Arkansas State +6.5 points over Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20 10.00 LOSS -10.00
briank19 Pittsburgh -3.0 points over Syracuse TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Cincinnati -17.0 points over Tulsa TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Memphis -4.0 points over Tulane TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Over 53.5 points in the Oregon-Washington game; Under 53.0 points in the Oregon State-California game; Under 49.0 points in the Florida-South Carolina game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 245.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Connecticut +22.5 points over Houston TBD 2.50 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 South Florida +14.0 points over Navy TBD 2.50 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Alabama -34.0 points over Tennessee; Oklahoma -33.5 points over West Virginia; Miami (FL) -17.0 points over Georgia Tech (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 200.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Houston -21.0 points over Connecticut TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Wisconsin -31.0 points over Illinois TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 South Florida +14.0 points over Navy TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Central Florida -32.0 points over East Carolina TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Over 48.5 points in the Ohio State-Northwestern game; Florida -7.0 points over South Carolina; Houston -22.5 points over Connecticut (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Under 69.0 points in the Florida State-Wake Forest game; Florida State +3.0 points over Wake Forest (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 South Florida +14.0 points over Navy TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Over 44.0 points in the Duke-Virginia game; Over 52.0 points in the Wisconsin-Illinois game; Over 66.5 points in the West Virginia-Oklahoma game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Texas A&M -5.0 points over Mississippi; Southern California -8.5 points over Arizona; Under 69.0 points in the Arizona-Southern California game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 69.0 points in the Arizona-Southern California game; Under 69.0 points in the Florida State-Wake Forest game; Under 72.5 points in the Colorado-Washington State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 South Alabama +14.5 points over Troy; Under 56.0 points in the South Alabama-Troy game (LOSS,WIN) Troy 37-13; Troy 37-13 25.00 LOSS -25.00
E-dogg42 Under 67.5 points in the Louisiana-Lafayette-Arkansas State game; Under 52.5 points in the UCLA-Stanford game (WIN,WIN) Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20; UCLA 34-16 15.00 WIN 39.00
E-dogg42 Over 50.5 points in the UCLA-Stanford game; UCLA +7.0 points over Stanford; Under 68.5 points in the Louisiana-Lafayette-Arkansas State game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) UCLA 34-16; UCLA 34-16; Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20 14.00 LOSS -14.00
E-dogg42 Over 47.0 points in the Buffalo-Akron game; Over 41.5 points in the Old Dominion-Alabama-Birmingham game; Under 71.5 points in the Colorado-Washington State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 14.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Tulsa +17.5 points over Cincinnati; South Florida +14.5 points over Navy; West Virginia +34.0 points over Oklahoma (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 14.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Florida Atlantic -5.0 points over Marshall; Oklahoma State -3.5 points over Baylor; Memphis -4.0 points over Tulane (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 14.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 67.0 points in the Air Force-Hawaii game; Under 62.0 points in the Western Michigan-Eastern Michigan game; Over 45.0 points in the Arizona State-Utah game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 14.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 48.5 points in the Florida-South Carolina game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 47.5 points in the Georgia Tech-Miami (FL) game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 45.5 points in the Michigan-Penn State game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 South Florida +500.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 48.5 points in the Ohio State-Northwestern game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 55.0 points in the South Alabama-Troy game Troy 37-13 40.00 LOSS -40.00
ElliotMoore Toledo -1.0 points over Ball State TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore South Florida +14.0 points over Navy TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Boise State -6.5 points over Brigham Young TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Hawaii +130.0 money line to beat Air Force TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Louisiana Tech +1.0 points over Southern Mississippi TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Florida -7.0 points over South Carolina TBD 220.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Houston -22.5 points over Connecticut TBD 29.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Tennessee +2000.0 money line to beat Alabama TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 53.0 points in the Oregon State-California game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 56.0 points in the New Mexico-Wyoming game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 48.5 points in the Charlotte-Western Kentucky game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs San Diego State -7.0 points over San Jose State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Boise State -5.5 points over Brigham Young TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 51.5 points in the Boise State-Brigham Young game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Georgia Tech +19.5 points over Miami (FL) TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs UCLA +10.0 points over Stanford UCLA 34-16 15.00 WIN 13.64
jrjs Under 56.0 points in the North Carolina State-Boston College game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Middle Tennessee State +10.0 points over North Texas TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 69.0 points in the Arizona-Southern California game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Troy -14.5 points over South Alabama Troy 37-13 15.00 WIN 13.64
jrjs Appalachian State -14.0 points over Louisiana-Monroe TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 53.5 points in the South Florida-Navy game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Troy -14.5 points over South Alabama; Under 55.5 points in the South Alabama-Troy game (WIN,WIN) Troy 37-13; Troy 37-13 10.00 WIN 26.00
jrjs Arkansas State +200.0 money line to beat Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20 10.00 LOSS -10.00
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +500.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Wisconsin -31.0 points over Illinois; Indiana -5.0 points over Maryland; Boise State -6.5 points over Brigham Young (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Over 55.5 points in the Iowa State-Texas Tech game; Duke +3.5 points over Virginia (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Louisiana-Lafayette -6.0 points over Arkansas State; Troy -14.5 points over South Alabama (WIN,WIN) Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20; Troy 37-13 30.00 WIN 78.00
lrdnorman South Florida +14.5 points over Navy TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman South Florida +525.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Oregon -2.5 points over Washington; South Florida +14.0 points over Navy; Tulane +4.5 points over Memphis (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 South Florida +14.0 points over Navy TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 South Florida +365.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Tulane +4.5 points over Memphis TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Tulane +155.0 money line to beat Memphis TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Oregon -2.5 points over Washington TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Oregon -145.0 money line to beat Washington TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Under 68.5 points in the Baylor-Oklahoma State game; Under 71.5 points in the Colorado-Washington State game; Under 69.0 points in the Florida State-Wake Forest game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 UCLA +7.0 points over Stanford UCLA 34-16 20.00 WIN 18.18
Oak1787 Marshall +5.5 points over Florida Atlantic TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Syracuse +3.5 points over Pittsburgh TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Florida -5.0 points over South Carolina TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Texas Tech +7.0 points over Iowa State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Toledo pick 'em points over Ball State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Miami (OH) +2.5 points over Northern Illinois TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Kansas State +3.5 points over Texas Christian TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Duke +3.5 points over Virginia TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Virginia Tech +3.5 points over North Carolina TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Washington +3.0 points over Oregon TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 69.0 points in the Florida State-Wake Forest game; Under 71.5 points in the Colorado-Washington State game; Under 68.5 points in the Baylor-Oklahoma State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 68.5 points in the Louisiana-Lafayette-Arkansas State game; Under 67.5 points in the Louisiana-Monroe-Appalachian State game; Under 67.0 points in the Arizona-Southern California game (WIN,TBD,TBD) Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 67.0 points in the Air Force-Hawaii game; Under 62.0 points in the Western Michigan-Eastern Michigan game; Over 61.0 points in the Kansas-Texas game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 44.0 points in the Texas Christian-Kansas State game; Over 41.5 points in the Old Dominion-Alabama-Birmingham game; Over 42.0 points in the Rice-Texas-San Antonio game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 45.0 points in the Duke-Virginia game; Over 45.0 points in the Coastal Carolina-Georgia Southern game; Over 44.5 points in the Georgia Tech-Miami (FL) game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 46.0 points in the San Diego State-San Jose State game; Over 46.5 points in the Michigan-Penn State game; Over 47.0 points in the Boise State-Brigham Young game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 47.0 points in the Tulsa-Cincinnati game; Over 47.5 points in the Minnesota-Rutgers game; Over 47.0 points in the Buffalo-Akron game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Utah -13.5 points over Arizona State; Washington State -12.0 points over Colorado; Tennessee +35.0 points over Alabama (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Boise State -6.5 points over Brigham Young TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Utah -13.5 points over Arizona State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Washington State -12.0 points over Colorado TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Southern California -9.5 points over Arizona TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Air Force -3.0 points over Hawaii TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
speruche South Florida +525.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 8.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Arkansas State +200.0 money line to beat Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette 37-20 5.00 LOSS -5.00
speruche Nevada-Las Vegas +550.0 money line to beat Fresno State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Texas Tech +250.0 money line to beat Iowa State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Kent State +255.0 money line to beat Ohio TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Bowling Green State +360.0 money line to beat Central Michigan TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Oregon State +350.0 money line to beat California TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Louisiana-Monroe +500.0 money line to beat Appalachian State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche San Jose State +275.0 money line to beat San Diego State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Auburn -17.5 points over Arkansas; Cincinnati -15.5 points over Tulsa (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Pittsburgh -3.0 points over Syracuse TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Cincinnati -15.5 points over Tulsa TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00

As you can see, we already have some winners, led by LrdNorman who won a Sun Belt parlay for $78 fake dollars. E-Dogg42 lost a bigger win by half a point on the UCLA-Stanford game, when Stanford went for two late and didn’t make it. Tough beat there.

As always, use this space to talk about your picks, this week’s games, and so on!