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Any Football fans out there?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sparkydog, Sep 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM.

  1. sparkydog

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    My work has started a football betting pool and after hearing the pot gets up to $600+ I decided I want in on the action because Im a degenerate! I don't have the first clue about football so looking here for help on what teams to pick as winners. Maybe at the same time we can see whose pics from the board come closest and see if we have some true football fans on our hands. Thanks for all if any help....hopefully I win and I have some extra $$$$ to add to my br for my trip to Vegas next week. 20190911_162423.jpg
     
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  2. Texas Steph

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    I wouldn't know where to start, haha!! Is it $10 for each game? Do you get to bet on as few or as many games on that sheet as you want? And then, do they split the pot for each game amongst all the winners???
    Or, is it whoever picks the most winners from that list gets the pot?
     
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    Ha! My birthday trip is soonish and my SIL’s birthday trip will be Super Bowl weekend so I suggested betting on it but we know nothing about football.
     
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    I ran an NFL pool/ club for a few years at a pub I worked at....but I still called my dad every week for his pics
     
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    Ravens at home
     
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    Being from Miami I am saddened by the only mark you have already made hahahaha.... it's definitely the correct pick, just makes me sad.

    My choices would be Carolina, Cincy, Chargers, Green Bay, Tenn, NE, Buff, Seattle, Dallas, Balt, Houston, KC, Chicago, Rams, Philly, and Jets.

    I'm sure most will be wrong... you could also look at the spreads and just pick the favorites the entire way down.
     
  8. NickPappageorgio

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    I'm running college numbers tonight. Give me until tomorrow morning and I'll have some thoughts on the NFL.

    I can tell you I like Carolina in the Thursday game.

    Also, these are straight up moneyline right? Just winners with no spread?
     
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    No spreads on the sheet... so it's gotta be a straight-up pool.

    The easiest thing to do is look up the favorites on a site like https://www.covers.com/sports/nfl/matchups and use all of the favorites as your guesses.

    But everyone does that and you'll end up splitting with 60 other yahoos.

    Personally, I would guess all of the home teams in divisional games. Those are the ones likely to upset. Then I would guess the favorites outside of those.

    Yes... I would even guess Miami. Miami has beaten NE at home 4 out of the last 5 times they've played there. Yes, they look abysmal, but it's early in the season, they're almost always a pretty mediocre team, and yet they always seem to pull something out against NE.
     
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    I guess you pick winners from each game and whoever has the most right wins the entire pot in the end.
     
  11. NickPappageorgio

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    Here are my picks in order:

    Carolina
    San Francisco
    Los Angeles Chargers
    Green Bay
    Indianapolis
    New England
    Buffalo
    Seattle
    Dallas
    Baltimore
    Houston
    Kansas City
    Chicago
    Los Angeles Rams
    Philadelphia
    Cleveland *Changed this pick. Just saw that Jets QB Sam Darnold is OUT on Monday with Mono*

    As said above, the home team is a good angle in the NFL, yes, even Miami, but I think New England gets them there. Your hope is that some people read too much into week 1 results and pick accordingly. People willing to pick against Chicago maybe, or San Francisco, or even Philly. Some of the teams that look pretty good in the first week might not looks so bad in week 2, especially given the way teams are basically throwing away the pre-season now.

    No matter how you play, follow here, fade etc. Good luck.
     
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    0/1 to start the second week of NFL. Lmao.

    YAY!
     
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    Yeah, Carolina looked awful. I don't care what they say Cam ain't right.

    Wazzu to cover -6.5 at Houston tomorrow. Current line is anywhere from 8.5 to 9, but I grabbed it early. Also, over 74.
     
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    only 2 people picked Tamapa Bay from our pool. Let's ee what tomorrow brings
     
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    Suddenly Houston knows how to play defense. Go figure
     
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    Haha. Depending on where you go in you still won. Well done
     
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    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
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    I got in very early, at Wazzu -6.5 So I'm happy
     
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    i didn't play any of those games yesterday. But given what happened last night, seems like it would good day to avoid the chalk and look at some value picks.
     
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