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You Bet Your Ass: Week 8

In which our outliers keep skyrocketing (and plummeting).

So if you want to get rich quick, you should clearly just follow Brandon Cain's gambling advice as he continues to just lap the field and make a mockery of this competition. On the other hand, Collin Whitchurch is doing his best to make new father Aaron Rench look better by just bottoming out harder than anything on the planet. What's in a greater free fall: Whitchurch's gambling debts or Tim Beckman's job security? You be the judge.

Iowa vs Maryland (-2.5), O/U: 51.5

Primiano: $100 on Maryland -2.5

Vainisi: $50 on Maryland -2.5

Darin: $50 on Maryland -2.5

Cain: $25 on Over 51.5

Silich: $50 on Maryland -2.5

Smith: $50 on Under 51.5

Vallese: $25 on Under 51.5

Whitchurch: $100 on Iowa +2.5

Rench: $100 on Iowa +2.5


Rench: The Hawkeyes get progressively better every week and every quarter. They building momentum like a boulder rolling down a mountain. No turtle can stop them.

Cain: Even with quarterback C.J. Brown reportedly returning to the Terrapins' lineup, Iowa will come out on top in a high-scoring affair.

Purdue vs Minnesota (-14.5), O/U: 48.5

Primiano: $25 on Over 48.5

Vainisi: $50 on Purdue +14.5

Darin: $50 on Purdue +14.5

Cain: $50 on Minnesota -14.5

Silich: $50 on Purdue +14.5

Smith: $50 on Over 48.5

Vallese: $25 on Over 48.5

Whitchurch: $100 on Purdue +14.5

Rench: $50 on Purdue +14.5


Rench: Is it bad that I'm jealous of Purdue? They've made rebuilding look easy and fun.

Whitchurch: Isn't this around the point of the season where Minnesota starts playing terribly?

Michigan State (-14) vs Indiana, O/U: 58

Primiano: $100 on MSU -14

Vainisi: $100 on MSU -14

Darin: $100 on MSU -14

Cain: $100 on MSU -14

Silich: $100 on MSU -14

Smith: $100 on Over 58

Vallese: $100 On MSU -14

Whitchurch: $100 on Over 58

Rench: $25 on MSU -14


Darin: Indiana is playing a freshman at QB who was recruited to not be a QB against Michigan St. This line should be triple that number.

Primiano: Poor Indiana. Things were looking so good when they beat Mizzou but it's been all downhill from there.


Rutgers vs Ohio State (-19.5), O/U: 59.5

Primiano: $25 on Rutgers +19.5

Vainisi: $25 on Over 59.5

Darin: $100 on Over 59.5

Cain: $50 on Over 59.5

Silich: $25 on Ohio State -19.5

Smith: $50 on Over 59.5

Vallese: $25 on Rutgers +19.5

Whitchurch: $100 on Over 59.5

Rench: $25 on Over 59.5


Vallese: I’m actually surprised at how big of a spread this is; Rutgers has more wins than the Buckeyes do, and although they’ll probably lose, I don’t see it being by 20.

Silich: Nobody is going to watch this game, and nobody should.


Nebraska (-6.5) vs Northwestern, O/U: 52

Primiano: $50 on Over 52

Vainisi: $25 on Nebraska -6.5

Darin: $25 on Nebraska -6.5

Cain: $25 on Nebraska -6.5

Silich: $50 on Over 52

Smith: $50 on Nebraska -6.5

Vallese: $25 on Nebraska -6.5

Whitchurch: $100 on Over 52

Rench: $25 on Nebraska -6.5


Smith: The Cornhuskers are prevalent through all, even in the Gothic era.

Vainisis: I love when I don't have to bet on Illinois losing.



Money On The Line This Week:

Primiano: $300

Vainisi: $250

Darin: $325

Cain: $250

Silich: $275

Smith: $300

Vallese: $200

Whitchurch: $500





Season's Earnings (Bankroll):

1. Cain: $475 (Last week: +$150)

2. Silich: $100 (Last week: +$150)

Vallese: $100 (Last week: +$50)

4. Primiano: -$25 (Last week: -$100)

5. Smith: -$75 (Last week: +$100)

6. Vainisi: -$125 (Last week: -$150)

7. Darin: -$225 (Last week: -$75)

8. Rench: -$425 (Last week: -$150)

9. Whitchurch: -$650 (Last week: -$300)



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