I have to admit, I almost forgot about this column this week...
Note: We use this column to examine the college football landscape and the weekend ahead. The use of gambling numbers helps to show the public perception of a team and of their respective conferences. Even if you don't gamble, or are against gambling, this is worth a read solely because it will keep you informed of the happenings with many of college football's teams. Think of this as your weekend primer!
Welcome to another edition of For Entertainment Purposes Only! Last year, this rather informal column went 251-190 (57%) +41.0 That's 251 wins and 190 losses for a winning percentage of 57%. If you were wagering $100 fake dollars per game, you would have netted $4100 at season's end. But since these are fake wagers, we refer to our wager amount as "units." First though, a disclaimer:
I want to emphasize that we don't endorse gambling at this site, and anything on here is for entertainment purposes only. Always check with your local, state, or federal laws to determine the legality of wagering.
First we discussed some wagers for conference and division winners. Then we went over season win totals. Vegas set the number, we called it over or under! In Week 1 I went 20-24 (45%), -6.3 Units. Week 2 I went 39-22 (63%), +16.32 Units. Week 3 was 34-27. +4.50 (+5.7 College, -1.2 NFL). Week 5 was 50-34, +13.62 Last week, I went 50-33 (60%) for +17.48 Units (25-31, -4.42 College, and 24-2, +21.9 Units in the NFL). For the season, we sit at 196- 142 (58%), +45.62. If we finish at 56% over 500 selections, we'll be absolutely elated. We like to play a lot of games to grind out the variance. The swings over 500 games aren't nearly as dramatic as they are over 100. It's as simple as grinding out the sample set.
This week I have a card I like. Read on.
No time for many explanations.
|Sunday Night Opening Grabs||Comment|
|West Virginia -9.5|
|Oregon State +1.5|
|Georgia Tech +3|
|Wisconsin +14.5||Really don't like this now|
|San Jose State -6.5|
|Fresno State -9.5||I hate those last 3 wagers now.|
|Missouri +3.5 +100||Shooting for the Middle|
|La Tech +10.5 -105||Shooting for the Middle|
|Virginia Tech -13.5 -105|
|Virginia -6.5||Played UVA twice to counteract earlier Indiana wager|
|Purdue +3.5 -102|
|Pitt -6.5||Have a middle shot and 2nd wager means I have a like Pitt here.|
|Ball State +14|
|Houston Over 68|
|GT/FSU Over 53.5|
|Wash St. +21|
|UCLA +3.5 +100|
|WMU +7.5 -105|
|Aub/ Ark Over 66|
|Air Force +10.5|
Not much NFL this weekend. Philly is my survivor play (def not Pittsburgh). I'll update more later! Good Luck!