Pickem Contest Week -1

JeremyCuse

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For those interested in doing the contest again post your 3 picks here and keep track of your record as we move forward each week ( don't make me have OrangeExtreme audit you!). Outoftownie has again generously offered to supply an SU related prize to the winner. As the defending champ I say good luck and lets get it on!

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Maryland -4
Mercer +7
Rutty -6.5
 

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I mean, I want to be in but someone needs to explain the +/- system to me, and the rest of those numbers off the chart.
 

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I mean, I want to be in but someone needs to explain the +/- system to me, and the rest of those numbers off the chart.
Thats the money line and over under, were simply going off the spread line. For example Lehigh is a 9.5 pt favorite over NJIT.
 

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Thats the money line and over under, were simply going off the spread line. For example Lehigh is a 9.5 pt favorite over NJIT.
Okay... so if you pick the underdog (for example, you picked Mercer +7), you are saying they will either win or lose by less than 7?

And if you pick the favorite, Rutgers +6.5, you are saying Rutgers will win by 7 or more?

Now your MD pick (-4)... you are saying they win by 5 or more? What happens if they win a 10-6 game?

Sorry, I’ve never been into Vegas lines.
 

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Okay... so if you pick the underdog (for example, you picked Mercer +7), you are saying they will either win or lose by less than 7?

And if you pick the favorite, Rutgers +6.5, you are saying Rutgers will win by 7 or more?

Now your MD pick (-4)... you are saying they win by 5 or more? What happens if they win a 10-6 game?

Sorry, I’ve never been into Vegas lines.
Correct, by taking Mercer I am saying they are going to lose by less then 7. Any score where they lose by less then 7 or even win outright is a win for me.

For Maryland they need to win by 5 or more. If they win by 4 its a push. In some places a "push" can mean a tie or a loss. For our purposes its considered a loss.

For Rutgers they need to win by 7 goals or more as you noted.
 

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I went with Maryland, Duke, and Penn State on the other thread.
 

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Carolina +7
‘Nova -3.5
Duke +7
Your +/- are reversed.

For example, if Duke is favored by 7, you need to subtract (-) 7 from their final score to see who the winner against the spread is. Conversely, if you're picking Nova who is a 3.5 underdog, you add (+) 3.5 to their final score to see who won against the spread.

So your picks should look like this:

Carolina -7
‘Nova +3.5
Duke -7

Let me know if you want me to change your post if you can't.

And don't worry about it - I had to have this explained to me numerous times. The only 'betting' I do is this thread and Super Bowl squares. :)
 

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Your +/- are reversed.

For example, if Duke is favored by 7, you need to subtract (-) 7 from their final score to see who the winner against the spread is. Conversely, if you're picking Nova who is a 3.5 underdog, you add (+) 3.5 to their final score to see who won against the spread.

So your picks should look like this:

Carolina -7
‘Nova +3.5
Duke -7

Let me know if you want me to change your post if you can't.

And don't worry about it - I had to have this explained to me numerous times. The only 'betting' I do is this thread and Super Bowl squares. :)
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Edited. This might take me all season to get used to...
 

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For those interested in doing the contest again post your 3 picks here and keep track of your record as we move forward each week ( don't make me have OrangeExtreme audit you!). Outoftownie has again generously offered to supply an SU related prize to the winner. As the defending champ I say good luck and lets get it on!
You eliminating the restriction on picking SU games?

Seems like it was unpopular last season.
 

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Vermont at Utah is on one of the Pac12 Channels at 6 PM if anyone cares (and if anyone pays for the Pac12 Network).
 

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Don't bother trying to watch the Pac-12 stream of Utah-Vermont. You get five free minutes. Anyone know where you can see the game for free?
 

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Villanova (+3.5)
Mercer (+7)
Rutgers (-6.5)

I'm a newb at this; please advise if I've screwed it up.
 

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