(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
Three games have been played so far this week. Only Appalachian State has scored more than 17 points. Perhaps its a sign of the Sun Belt’s improved stature that its teams can actually play some defense now. I remember weeknight Sun Belt games as always being crazy fun and ending in pinball scores. Maybe we should start calling it the Un Belt, as in “bet the under.”
In other news, I have published everyone’s futures bet on the Futures page. All bets are still TBD, except for bets on USF over/under 4.5 wins. This bet became void when the site of the East Carolina game was moved. Bets have already been returned to the player. As futures bets win or lose, this page will be updated to show the results. Any money won or will be returned to the player’s bankroll.
By the way, won/loss futures bets aren’t paid until the team’s season ends. McIntyre2K7’s futures bet on Kansas to win more than 3 games is already a winner, but because of the “all games must be played as scheduled” rule, it won’t be paid until Kansas completes their regular season schedule. Conference winners will be paid (or marked “LOSS” once they become official. You paid for your futures bets when you made them, so losing one doesn’t cost you an additional money. Winning one wins the payoff amount and gets you your original bet back.
Two players, speruche and ULhothot, had to make Sudden Death bets this week to continue playing. They are listed in the set of everyone’s picks below. If successful, the player will get a 500-unit “loan” to continue playing. If not, they will be done for the season, unless any of ULhothot’s futures bets pay off later. (TCU +1800 to win the Big XII could be huge.)
This week’s plays so far:
|bullsonparade96||Over 46.5 points in the Troy-South Alabama game; South Alabama -3.0 points over Troy; Georgia Tech -3.0 points over Virginia (LOSS,LOSS,LOSS)||Troy 10-6; Troy 10-6; Virginia 16-9||250.00||LOSS||-250.00|
|bullsonparade96||Over 60.5 points in the Georgia State-Appalachian State game; Over 47.5 points in the Troy-South Alabama game; South Alabama -3.0 points over Troy (LOSS,LOSS,LOSS)||Appalachian State 42-17; Troy 10-6; Troy 10-6||170.00||LOSS||-170.00|
|bullsonparade96||Western Kentucky -2.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham; Cincinnati -3.0 points over Southern Methodist; Houston -3.0 points over Navy (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||50.04||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Stanford -2.5 points over Arizona State; Over 44.5 points in the Texas A&M-South Carolina game; Over 55.0 points in the Pittsburgh-Louisville game (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||48.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Cincinnati -2.5 points over Southern Methodist; Western Kentucky -2.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||40.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Louisiana State -1.5 points over Mississippi; UCLA +6.5 points over Oregon (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||26.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Over 54.0 points in the Marshall-James Madison game; Over 50.5 points in the Colorado-Oregon State game; Over 41.5 points in the Utah State-Wyoming game (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||15.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 67.5 points in the Akron-Kent State game; Under 68.5 points in the Georgia Southern-Old Dominion game; Under 70.5 points in the North Texas-Texas-San Antonio game (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||15.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 49.5 points in the Troy-South Alabama game; Over 45.5 points in the Virginia-Georgia Tech game (WIN,LOSS)||Troy 10-6; Virginia 16-9||13.00||LOSS||-13.00|
|E-dogg42||Texas Christian -5.0 points over Kansas State; Texas A&M -3.5 points over South Carolina (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||13.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Boise State +4.5 points over Air Force; East Carolina +5.0 points over Central Florida (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||12.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Penn State -4.5 points over Minnesota; Pittsburgh +1.0 points over Louisville (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||12.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 59.0 points in the Georgia State-Appalachian State game; Georgia State +10.0 points over Appalachian State (PUSH,LOSS)||Appalachian State 42-17; Appalachian State 42-17||12.00||LOSS||-12.00|
|E-dogg42||Kansas +9.5 points over Baylor; Duke +9.0 points over Miami (FL) (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||12.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Florida Atlantic -3.5 points over Texas-El Paso; Stanford -3.0 points over Arizona State (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||12.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 36.5 points in the San Diego State-Nevada game; Under 52.5 points in the Purdue-Wisconsin game; Under 65.5 points in the Northern Illinois-Ohio game (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-dogg42||Utah State +4.0 points over Wyoming; Nevada +8.0 points over San Diego State; California +8.0 points over Washington (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|ElliotMoore||Over 49.0 points in the Iowa-Ohio State game; Over 47.5 points in the Indiana-Rutgers game (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||90.00||TBD||0.00|
|ElliotMoore||Cincinnati -3.0 points over Southern Methodist||TBD||40.00||TBD||0.00|
|ElliotMoore||Appalachian State -9.5 points over Georgia State||Appalachian State 42-17||40.00||WIN||36.36|
|ElliotMoore||West Virginia +230.0 money line to beat Texas Tech||TBD||30.00||TBD||0.00|
|ElliotMoore||Kansas +258.0 money line to beat Baylor||TBD||30.00||TBD||0.00|
|ElliotMoore||Oklahoma State +220.0 money line to beat Texas||TBD||20.00||TBD||0.00|
|GaryStephen||Oklahoma State +5.0 points over Texas||TBD||22.00||TBD||0.00|
|GaryStephen||Navy +3.5 points over Houston (-102)||TBD||22.00||TBD||0.00|
|GaryStephen||Penn State -4.5 points over Minnesota||TBD||22.00||TBD||0.00|
|GaryStephen||Mississippi +1.5 points over Louisiana State||TBD||16.50||TBD||0.00|
|GaryStephen||Florida International +14.5 points over Charlotte||TBD||16.50||TBD||0.00|
|Julmisteforheisman||Tulane -7.0 points over Memphis; Over 61.0 points in the Mississippi State-Alabama game; Over 65.0 points in the Central Florida-East Carolina game (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||50.00||TBD||0.00|
|Julmisteforheisman||Brigham Young -6.5 points over Liberty||TBD||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|Julmisteforheisman||Under 49.5 points in the Iowa-Ohio State game||TBD||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|Julmisteforheisman||Florida Atlantic -175.0 money line to beat Texas-El Paso||TBD||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|Julmisteforheisman||Over 69.5 points in the UCLA-Oregon game (-102)||TBD||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|McIntyre2K7||Over 49.0 points in the Iowa-Ohio State game; Over 49.5 points in the Syracuse-Clemson game; Over 61.0 points in the Mississippi State-Alabama game (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||175.00||TBD||0.00|
|McIntyre2K7||Over 51.0 points in the Houston-Navy game; Over 65.0 points in the Central Florida-East Carolina game (TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD||75.00||TBD||0.00|
|speruche||Tulsa -13.0 points over Temple||TBD||1.00||TBD||0.00|
|Squirbs||Air Force -3.5 points over Boise State; Army -7.0 points over Louisiana-Monroe; Houston -3.0 points over Navy (TBD,TBD,TBD)||TBD; TBD; TBD||150.00||TBD||0.00|
|Squirbs||Georgia Tech -3.5 points over Virginia; Kansas State +5.5 points over Texas Christian (LOSS,TBD)||Virginia 16-9; TBD||50.00||LOSS||-50.00|
|Squirbs||Central Florida -4.5 points over East Carolina||TBD||25.00||TBD||0.00|
|ULhothot||Tulane -5.5 points over Memphis||TBD||1.00||TBD||0.00|
We’ll be back after the weekend’s games to publish the results, and catch up the standings.
Almost everyone at the top of the table had a big win this week:
|Danj725||Louisville -2.5 points over Pittsburgh; Louisiana State -1.0 points over Mississippi; Wake Forest -20.0 points over Boston College (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Louisville 24-10; Louisiana State 45-20; Wake Forest 43-15||100.00||WIN||600.00|
|jrjs||Texas Christian -3.0 points over Kansas State; Liberty +7.0 points over Brigham Young; Houston -3.0 points over Navy (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Texas Christian 38-28; Liberty 41-14; Houston 38-20||44.00||WIN||264.00|
|jrjs||Under 73.0 points in the North Texas-Texas-San Antonio game; Over 44.5 points in the Texas A&M-South Carolina game; Under 44.0 points in the Utah State-Wyoming game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Texas-San Antonio 31-27; South Carolina 30-24; Wyoming 28-14||44.00||WIN||264.00|
|dsidwell31||Over 49.5 points in the Iowa-Ohio State game; Ohio State -29.5 points over Iowa (WIN,WIN)||Ohio State 54-10; Ohio State 54-10||100.00||WIN||260.00|
|McIntyre2K7||Over 49.5 points in the Iowa-Ohio State game; Over 58.0 points in the Kansas-Baylor game; Tennessee -38.0 points over Tennessee-Martin (WIN,PUSH,WIN)||Ohio State 54-10; Baylor 35-23; Tennessee 65-24||60.00||WIN||156.00|
|jrjs||Ohio State -29.5 points over Iowa; Over 49.5 points in the Iowa-Ohio State game (WIN,WIN)||Ohio State 54-10; Ohio State 54-10||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 70.5 points in the North Texas-Texas-San Antonio game; Under 68.5 points in the Georgia Southern-Old Dominion game; Under 67.5 points in the Akron-Kent State game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Texas-San Antonio 31-27; Georgia Southern 28-23; Kent State 33-27||15.00||WIN||90.00|
|dsidwell31||Western Kentucky -1.5 points over Alabama-Birmingham; Under 59.5 points in the Alabama-Birmingham-Western Kentucky game (WIN,WIN)||Western Kentucky 20-17; Western Kentucky 20-17||25.00||WIN||65.00|
At the bottom of the table, there were two Sudden Death bets this week. ULhothot won on Tulane -5.5 over Memphis, so he gets the “loan” of 500 units to keep playing. Unfortunately, speruche lost on Tulsa -13 over Temple (Tulsa won by 11). He also has no pending futures bets, so he is eliminated for this season. Thank you for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts.
Only four players were in the black, and earned points this week:
Let’s see how this shakes up the money standings:
|User||Total||Pending Futures||Grand Total Excluding Futures|
Leader McIntyre2K7 took a net loss for the week, but still leads by about 337 over his rival Danj725, who has gotten back into second place. jrjs is now third. bullsonparade96 dropped back to fourth. dsidwell31, Gym399, and andrewpina are all in pursuit.
The changes in the top four were mirrored in the points race:
|PLAYER||TOTAL POINTS||WEEK 8 POINTS|
The points race rewards week-to-week success, so gaps are harder to make up. It’s a much bigger drop for 4th tp 5th than in the money race, where one big parlay hit can turn a season around.
Week 9 has three Thursday night games, and 2 on Friday. USF is back in action, playing at Houston. Other AAC games are East Carolina-BYU, SMU-Tulsa, Temple-Navy, Charlotte-Rice, North Texas-Western Kentucky, and UAB-FAU.
Remember, Cincinnati-UCF does not count as an AAC game, because both teams are leaving the conference. All of their other conference games still count, because their opponent was a long-term or future AAC team. Houston doesn’t pay UCF or Cincinnati this season, so Cincinnati-UCF is the only “real” AAC game that won’t count as one.
National games of note will be Ohio State-Penn State, Oklahoma State-Kansas State, Kentucky-Tennessee, Florida-Georgia, and Michigan State-Michigan.