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Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by oxrageous, Oct 7, 2018.
Good luck, suckers. Discuss.
Almost up to the first page. Top 25 here I come.
Seven, count 'em, seven! bad beats in the last three weeks. I feel like my luck has to turn around at some point.
Screw this. I’m sitting neck & neck with @GatorJ . You know you suck when you’re tied with him/shim
Especially since I missed a week.
Alabama games are hard to pick because the odds makers set the point spread so high. You also have to take into account that Saban calls off the dogs in the second half. Bama could have scored 100 points easily on Louisiana, but after leading at halftime 49 - 0 the Tide let the Ragin' Cajuns outscore them 14 -7 in the second half and thus didn't cover the spread. This past week with Arkansas, Alabama was a 34.5 point favorite, but Arkansas scored with only like a minute left in the game to cut the margin to 34 points. Again Bama failed to cover the spread.
Bama's scrubs are garbage, I think the dynasty is crumbling.
Feeling good about my picks this week. Ox, is there a way to post winning percentage instead of what we have on the side bar? Informative. I’m coming for your spot on the leader board btw.
No. Ultimately, winning percentage is irrelevant. The entire purpose of the game is to pile up the most wins. That discourages people from "forgetting" to set their picks. Everyone has plenty of time to pick and has reminders up the ying-yang, there's really no excuse for not making picks.
It shouldn’t hurt participation rates to post win % in addition to the points? You mentioned previously how even top pickers are only correct like 65% of the time. This shows everyone that a.) you are not as far behind as you think and b.) gambling doesn’t pay even if you’re good at it. And let’s not forget c.) I’m passing you this week on the leaderboard. Bet Cha 100 Oxbucks!
Can someone explain how to read the picks? I’ve never played a football pool before. What is the difference between the + - pts? Like Alabama is -26 or so... that means bama would have to win by 27 to win?
That's right. The "-" number means that the HOME team (always the team listed on the bottom) is favored by that many points and have to surpass that to pay off on a bet. So like you said, if Bama is favored 28.5 and you pick Bama, they have to win by 29 - otherwise you lose. The "+" number shows that the home team is the UNDERDOG by that many points - in other words, the visiting team is favored. So when you see this week that Vanderbilt is "+9.5", that means the Gators are favored by 9.5 and if you were to pick them, they have to win by 10 points or more. If you pick the Gators and they win by 9, you lose.
Yes, that exactly what it means. So the line from the the other side would be UGA +26 or whoever.
Here goes. So not sure about my pick for tonight's game.
After the first quarter, not feeling any better.
@oxrageous What gives, man, you have North Carolina as NCU. It’s UNC.
He went full Insti.
Backdoor cover by the Gators! Thank you, Dan!
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