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PYU Week 7 Picks; Homers’ Odyssey

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A couple news items before we get into this week’s selections:

  • There have been some +0.5 lines. This is strange, because college games can’t end in a tie. There is no real difference between getting a half a point and a “pick ‘em” game where you technically get 0 points. But real-life sports books do offer +0.5, so the PYU algorithm can capture them and offer them as well. Consider such a line a pick ‘em.
  • The complete list of everyone’s Futures bets is now at the Futures page. USF to win 3 games or more was a popular choice. Georgia at +650 to win the national title is looking pretty viable.
  • Over/under wins bets are not settled until the team has finished its regular season. So all you homers who took USF to win 3 games or more won’t get paid in 9 days if they beat Tulsa and Temple. This is because the team has to play its full season, as scheduled, for the bet to be valid. I don’t anticipate this being a problem in 2021, though, beyond normal hurricane-related reasons. See official rule 14.8.5.1 for full explanation.
  • This has happened this season, though; defdans’ bet on Oklahoma to win under 11 games was voided because their game against Tulane changed location. So that money was returned to his bankroll.
  • This unchanged schedule requirement only applies to over/under wins bets. Conference/national championship futures do not require this, and can be settled once a team has clinched it, or been mathematically eliminated from it.

In this week’s games, a lot of people really like underdog USF to beat Tulsa:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
anthonyvito Under 56.5 points in the Navy-Memphis game; Navy +10.5 points over Memphis (WIN,LOSS) Memphis 35-17; Memphis 35-17 58.07 LOSS -58.07
anthonyvito Over 80.5 points in the Mississippi-Tennessee game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 South Florida +8.5 points over Tulsa; Utah State -7.0 points over Nevada-Las Vegas (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00
briank19 Over 39.0 points in the Army-Wisconsin game TBD 25.00
briank19 Over 44.5 points in the Kentucky-Georgia game TBD 25.00
briank19 Memphis -10.5 points over Navy Memphis 35-17 15.00 WIN 13.64
bullsonparade96 Appalachian State -5.0 points over Louisiana; South Florida +9.0 points over Tulsa; Under 57.5 points in the Tulsa-South Florida game (LOSS,TBD,TBD) Louisiana 41-13; TBD; TBD 175.00 LOSS -175.00
bullsonparade96 Louisiana-Monroe +8423.0 money line to beat Liberty TBD 50.00
bullsonparade96 South Florida +290.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 25.00
camweed12 Clemson -13.5 points over Syracuse; Cincinnati -21.0 points over Central Florida; Iowa -11.5 points over Purdue (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00
camweed12 Arizona State +0.5 points over Utah TBD 25.00
camweed12 Texas Tech -16.5 points over Kansas TBD 25.00
camweed12 North Carolina -7.0 points over Miami (FL) TBD 25.00
dsidwell31 Over 60.0 points in the Oklahoma State-Texas game; Over 44.5 points in the Kentucky-Georgia game; Over 41.0 points in the San Diego State-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00
dsidwell31 Tulsa -8.5 points over South Florida TBD 64.69
dsidwell31 Clemson -13.5 points over Syracuse; Over 44.5 points in the Clemson-Syracuse game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00
dsidwell31 Alabama -17.0 points over Mississippi State; Over 39.0 points in the Army-Wisconsin game; Over 57.5 points in the Central Florida-Cincinnati game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00
E-dogg42 Boise State -4.0 points over Air Force; Baylor -6.0 points over Brigham Young; Michigan State -4.5 points over Indiana (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 45.00
E-dogg42 Under 60.5 points in the Oklahoma State-Texas game; Under 54.0 points in the Fresno State-Wyoming game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 30.00
E-dogg42 Over 55.5 points in the Liberty-Louisiana-Monroe game; Over 39.0 points in the Army-Wisconsin game; Over 42.5 points in the Alabama-Birmingham-Southern Mississippi game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 29.00
E-dogg42 Under 63.0 points in the Miami (FL)-North Carolina game; North Carolina -7.0 points over Miami (FL) (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 25.00
E-dogg42 South Florida +290.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 20.00
E-dogg42 Under 48.0 points in the Nebraska-Minnesota game; Under 48.0 points in the Rutgers-Northwestern game; Under 51.5 points in the Vanderbilt-South Carolina game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 15.20
E-dogg42 Utah State -6.5 points over Nevada-Las Vegas; Under 59.5 points in the Hawaii-Nevada game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 Under 67.5 points in the Texas Tech-Kansas game; Under 80.0 points in the Mississippi-Tennessee game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 Kentucky +24.0 points over Georgia; Over 43.5 points in the Kentucky-Georgia game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 North Carolina State -3.0 points over Boston College; UCLA +2.0 points over Washington (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 Over 49.5 points in the Georgia Southern-South Alabama game; Under 66.5 points in the Marshall-North Texas game (WIN,TBD) South Alabama 41-14; TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 Oregon -13.5 points over California; Over 55.0 points in the Navy-Memphis game (TBD,LOSS) TBD; Memphis 35-17 15.00 LOSS -15.00
E-dogg42 Michigan State -4.0 points over Indiana; Virginia Tech +5.0 points over Pittsburgh (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 Kentucky +1120.0 money line to beat Georgia TBD 15.00
E-dogg42 Over 44.5 points in the Clemson-Syracuse game; Over 41.0 points in the San Diego State-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 10.00
ElliotMoore Akron +20.5 points over Miami (OH); Ball State -2.0 points over Eastern Michigan (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 130.00
ElliotMoore South Florida +290.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 50.00
ElliotMoore Tulsa -8.5 points over South Florida TBD 35.00
ElliotMoore South Florida +9.5 points over Tulsa TBD 35.00
ElliotMoore Under 80.0 points in the Mississippi-Tennessee game TBD 30.00
ElliotMoore Utah State -6.5 points over Nevada-Las Vegas TBD 20.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati -18.5 points over Central Florida TBD 1.01
GaryStephen Navy +265.0 money line to beat Memphis Memphis 35-17 18.87 LOSS -18.87
GaryStephen South Florida +265.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 18.87
GaryStephen Eastern Michigan +1.5 points over Ball State TBD 11.00
GaryStephen Brigham Young +6.5 points over Baylor TBD 11.00
GaryStephen Kansas +520.0 money line to beat Texas Tech TBD 9.52
GaryStephen Northwestern +2.5 points over Rutgers TBD 7.70
GaryStephen Texas State +8.0 points over Troy TBD 7.70
GaryStephen Georgia -22.0 points over Kentucky TBD 7.70
jrjs Under 66.5 points in the Marshall-North Texas game TBD 20.00
jrjs Iowa State -5.5 points over Kansas State TBD 20.00
jrjs Under 63.0 points in the Miami (FL)-North Carolina game TBD 20.00
jrjs Under 81.0 points in the Mississippi-Tennessee game TBD 20.00
jrjs Under 60.5 points in the Oklahoma State-Texas game TBD 20.00
jrjs Hawaii +15.0 points over Nevada TBD 20.00
jrjs Under 53.0 points in the Akron-Miami (OH) game TBD 20.00
jrjs Under 52.5 points in the Michigan State-Indiana game TBD 20.00
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +290.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 50.00
Julmisteforheisman Michigan State -3.5 points over Indiana; Virginia -10.5 points over Duke; Alabama -17.0 points over Mississippi State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00
Julmisteforheisman Kentucky +1260.0 money line to beat Georgia TBD 25.00
ULhothot Pittsburgh -3.5 points over Virginia Tech; Marshall -10.5 points over North Texas; Over 54.0 points in the Appalachian State-Louisiana game (TBD,TBD,PUSH) TBD; TBD; Louisiana 41-13 40.00
ULhothot Mississippi State +17.5 points over Alabama; Ohio +9.5 points over Buffalo; Pittsburgh -3.5 points over Virginia Tech (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00
ULhothot California +14.0 points over Oregon; Over 62.0 points in the Miami (FL)-North Carolina game; Under 67.5 points in the Texas Tech-Kansas game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00
ULhothot North Carolina State -2.5 points over Boston College; Minnesota +2.5 points over Nebraska; Michigan State -3.5 points over Indiana (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00
ULhothot California +14.0 points over Oregon; Under 54.0 points in the Akron-Miami (OH) game; Michigan State -3.5 points over Indiana (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00
ULhothot Under 55.5 points in the California-Oregon game; Miami (FL) +7.0 points over North Carolina; Under 80.0 points in the Mississippi-Tennessee game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 20.00
ULhothot Nevada-Las Vegas +240.0 money line to beat Utah State TBD 19.00
ULhothot California +470.0 money line to beat Oregon TBD 10.00
ULhothot Navy +275.0 money line to beat Memphis Memphis 35-17 1.00 LOSS -1.00
undercoverbull Clemson -13.5 points over Syracuse; Oregon -13.5 points over California (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 200.00
undercoverbull Alabama-Birmingham -15.5 points over Southern Mississippi; Alabama -17.0 points over Mississippi State; Utah State -7.0 points over Nevada-Las Vegas (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00
undercoverbull South Florida +280.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00

I guess it’s a parlay of sorts, considering that a lot of people also bet on USF to win 3 or more games, and they probably need USF to beat Tulsa if they’re going to get there. But Tulsa has recovered from its season-opening California-Davis loss to beat Arkansas State and Memphis, and were competitive against Top 20 teams Oklahoma State and Ohio State. So it’s hardly an easy win, especially for a USF team that hasn’t made anything look easy in a long time.

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