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Protect Your Unit Week 14 Picks Thread

PYU continues to devolve into Brockian Ultra Cricket.

Charlotte v Western Kentucky
This game is cancelled! Wait, no it isn’t.
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(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy (the book, not the ill-conceived 2005 movie) describes Brockian Ultra Cricket as the most complex sport ever conceived. So much so that the only attempt to compile a rulebook collapsed under its own weight and created a black hole.

I can relate to that sometimes. Because once again, we must go deep into the PYU rulebook to solve a cancellation-related dilemma.

Western Kentucky was supposed to play Charlotte on Tuesday morning, in a game that was moved from last weekend. This game was cancelled. However, the teams changed their mind and moved it to Saturday, cancelling the FIU-Charlotte game originally scheduled for that day instead. PYU leader BullsOnParade96 had a parlay bet on WKU-Charlotte only.:

bullsonparade96 Western Kentucky +1.5 points over Charlotte; Over 47.5 points in the Western Kentucky-Charlotte game (VOID,VOID)

When the game was cancelled, the bet was refunded as per rule 8.3.3.2.1: “If all games in a parlay wager are cancelled or postponed, the entire bet is returned as per Rule 14.6.1.” However, rule 14.6.3 also says “If a game is moved to a later date/time within the same week at the same location, any bets placed will stand.” This game managed to partially satisfy both rules, by being cancelled and then reinstated within the same week. But there was no existing specific rule for this scenario. Somehow, I didn’t envision it.

I thought the fairest thing to do would be to give BullsOnParade96 the option to reinstate his original bet if desired. He chose not to. But this wouldn’t be the last cancellation for our leader:

bullsonparade96 Over 57.0 points in the Liberty-Coastal Carolina game; Southern Methodist +1.0 points over Houston (VOID,VOID)

That parlay was for 500 units, too. Those units were also refunded per the above rule, and may be re-bet if desired. It still counts towards weekly minimums. The Houston-SMU and Liberty cancellations also cost him two bets of a second 300Ų parlay (see list below), meaning Wisconsin-Indiana becomes a single bet. Other players dsidwell31, E-Dogg42, ElliotMoore, and ULhothot all had parlay components, or single bets, cancelled as well.

This is happening so much this year it’s figuring into the championship race. It’s hard to grow your bankroll when all your bets get cancelled. The year 2020 has added a new facet to sports gambling: predicting which games will actually be played!

Some of you posted clever ideas on Twitter about new wagers, like an over-under bet on how many of your own games will actually be played. I like the ideas, but honestly, they’re a little too complex to implement. Keep those cards and letters coming, though. I’m always looking to add new little prop bets.

As always, your Dashboard Page and the Picks Page have an up-to-the-minute list of your and everyone’s selections. 2020 being what it is, I don’t dare suggest that anything I post here will be correct in five minutes. But for reasons of tradition and nostalgia, here’s the official list of plays as of 9 AM Eastern time on Friday:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
bullsonparade96 Over 57.0 points in the Liberty-Coastal Carolina game; Wisconsin -11.0 points over Indiana; Southern Methodist +1.0 points over Houston (VOID,TBD,VOID) Coastal Carolina 0-0; TBD; Southern Methodist 0-0 300.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Tulane -1.5 points over Memphis; Under 62.5 points in the Florida-Tennessee game; Under 49.5 points in the Tulsa-Navy game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 200.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Air Force -11.5 points over Utah State; Under 51.5 points in the Air Force-Utah State game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Tulsa -10.0 points over Navy; Georgia Tech +8.0 points over North Carolina State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 61.47 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Western Kentucky +1.5 points over Charlotte; Over 47.5 points in the Western Kentucky-Charlotte game (VOID,VOID) Charlotte 0-0; Charlotte 0-0 0.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Over 57.0 points in the Liberty-Coastal Carolina game; Southern Methodist +1.0 points over Houston (VOID,VOID) Coastal Carolina 0-0; Southern Methodist 0-0 0.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Over 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Over 14.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Ohio State -22.0 points over Michigan State; Houston -1.0 points over Southern Methodist (TBD,TBD,VOID) TBD; TBD; Southern Methodist 0-0 100.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Florida -17.0 points over Tennessee; Over 53.5 points in the Vanderbilt-Georgia game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Ohio State -22.0 points over Michigan State; Clemson -22.0 points over Virginia Tech (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Over 51.5 points in the Syracuse-Notre Dame game; Under 70.5 points in the Louisiana-Monroe-Arkansas State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Kansas +27.5 points over Texas Tech; Syracuse +34.0 points over Notre Dame; Virginia Tech +23.0 points over Clemson (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Under 69.5 points in the Western Carolina-North Carolina game; Over 54.5 points in the Boston College-Virginia game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Over 44.0 points in the Rice-Marshall game; Texas A&M -6.5 points over Auburn (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 49.0 points in the Indiana-Wisconsin game; Wisconsin -11.0 points over Indiana (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 17.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 14.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game TBD 16.31 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Air Force -11.5 points over Utah State; Over 51.0 points in the Air Force-Utah State game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 16.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 51.5 points in the Texas-Kansas State game; Over 57.0 points in the Liberty-Coastal Carolina game (TBD,VOID) TBD; Coastal Carolina 0-0 15.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Air Force -11.0 points over Utah State; Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Under 51.0 points in the Stanford-Washington game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Nevada -7.0 points over Fresno State; Over 51.5 points in the Oregon State-Utah game; Arizona State -3.0 points over UCLA (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Florida -17.0 points over Tennessee; Oregon -9.5 points over California; Houston -1.0 points over Southern Methodist (TBD,TBD,VOID) TBD; TBD; Southern Methodist 0-0 15.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Rutgers +340.0 money line to beat Penn State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Louisiana Tech -2.0 points over North Texas; Appalachian State -2.5 points over Louisiana (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 13.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 48.5 points in the West Virginia-Iowa State game; Over 45.5 points in the Indiana-Wisconsin game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 80.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Florida Atlantic +2.5 points over Georgia Southern; Louisiana State +28.5 points over Alabama (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 80.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 56.0 points in the Toledo-Northern Illinois game; Over 57.0 points in the Bowling Green State-Akron game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 80.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Under 70.5 points in the Louisiana-Monroe-Arkansas State game; Over 42.0 points in the Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 60.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Indiana +480.0 money line to beat Wisconsin TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Texas A&M -6.5 points over Auburn TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Virginia -6.0 points over Boston College TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore North Texas +110.0 money line to beat Louisiana Tech TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Louisiana +115.0 money line to beat Appalachian State TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore South Alabama +5.0 points over Troy TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Charlotte -8.0 points over Florida International Charlotte 0-0 0.00 VOID 0.00
GaryStephen Indiana +15.0 points over Wisconsin TBD 44.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Wisconsin -9.5 points over Indiana TBD 44.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Navy +11.5 points over Tulsa TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Southern California -12.5 points over Washington State TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Appalachian State -2.5 points over Louisiana TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Memphis +2.0 points over Tulane TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Florida -17.0 points over Tennessee TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Western Carolina +50.0 points over North Carolina; Brigham Young -10.0 points over Coastal Carolina (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 250.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Southern California -14.0 points over Washington State; Washington -11.0 points over Stanford; Wisconsin -11.0 points over Indiana (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 125.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Ohio State -23.0 points over Michigan State; Texas -7.0 points over Kansas State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 125.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Over 51.0 points in the Louisiana-Appalachian State game; Appalachian State -2.5 points over Louisiana (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 116.29 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 44.0 points in the Rice-Marshall game; Over 45.0 points in the Indiana-Wisconsin game; Buffalo -11.5 points over Ohio (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 115.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 63.0 points in the Memphis-Tulane game; Over 45.0 points in the Indiana-Wisconsin game; Over 41.5 points in the Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 115.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Notre Dame -33.5 points over Syracuse; Boston College +6.5 points over Virginia; Georgia -35.0 points over Vanderbilt (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 85.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Liberty +6.0 points over Coastal Carolina; Colorado -4.0 points over Arizona; Notre Dame -33.5 points over Syracuse (VOID,TBD,TBD) Coastal Carolina 0-0; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Iowa State -7.0 points over West Virginia; Oklahoma State -2.0 points over Texas Christian; Alabama -28.0 points over Louisiana State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Washington State +425.0 money line to beat Southern California TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Oklahoma State -2.0 points over Texas Christian; Notre Dame -33.5 points over Syracuse; Washington State +14.0 points over Southern California (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Virginia Tech +1100.0 money line to beat Clemson TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Liberty +260.0 money line to beat Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina 0-0 0.00 TBD 0.00

New wagers can be made up until kickoff, as long as you have enough bankroll left to spend. Grow at least three extra legs; you won’t need them, but it keeps the crowds amused. After you score a hit, run away as fast as you can and apologize from a safe distance. The winning team shall be the first team that wins.