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Can the Big Ten stop being so chaotic? Please?

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Austin Jabs briefly got himself out of the cellar last week due to an awful week from Thumpasaurus, but then he quickly returned to form and set another new record low for this competition. Sure, we’ve all been struggling, but what Jabs is doing is somehow more impressive than someone actually winning money gambling on college football.

Best advice if you are putting down real cash, always bet opposite of him, and probably all of us, but especially Jabs.

Let’s get to it.

Here’s a reminder of the rules before we get to this week’s gambling picks:

  • Each participant will bet on every Big Ten game being played that weekend, and they can bet either the point spread or the over/under
  • The participant will assign an amount to their bet, which can be either $25, $50 or $100. Each participant is allowed only one $100 bet per week. Everybody starts with a $0 balance, and balances can be negative
  • Standings are by money with overall picks record serving as the tiebreaker.

Illinois (+25) @ Wisconsin, O/U 56

Birkhead: $25 Over 56

Repplinger: $50 Under 56

Jabs: $100 Wisconsin (-25)

O’Neall: $25 Under 56

Huisinga: $Illinois (+25)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Under 56

Schaer: $25 Under 56

Jabs: I made the mistake last week of buying in to hype. I won’t make that mistake again. Taylor is going to run all over the field Saturday.

#6 Michigan @ #24 Michigan State (+7), O/U 41

Birkhead: $50 Over 41

Repplinger: $25 Under 41

Jabs: $50 Michigan (-7)

O’Neall: $50 Over 41

Huisinga: $25 Michigan (-7)

Thumpasaurus: $25 MSU (+7)

Schaer: $50 Michigan (-7)

Repplinger: Mid 40’s weather report for two “meh” offenses and decent defenses? Give me a 14-10 good ‘ol fashioned Big Ten slugfest

Maryland (+9) @ #19 Iowa, O/U 48

Birkhead: $100 Over 48

Repplinger: $100 Iowa (-9)

Jabs: $50 Over 48

O’Neall: $100 Over 48

Huisinga: $50 Under 48

Thumpasaurus: $50 Iowa (-9)

Schaer: $25 Iowa (-9)

Repplinger: EVERYONE is hurt for the Terps, and Iowa is playing at home...it’s at least a 14 pt win

Northwestern @ Rutgers (+20.5), O/U 49

Birkhead: $25 Under 49

Repplinger: $25 Northwestern (-20.5)

Jabs: $50 Over 49

O’Neall: $50 Northwestern (-20.5)

Huisinga: $25 Northwestern (-20.5)

Thumpasaurus: $25 Northwestern (-20.5)

Schaer: $50 Northwestern (-20.5)

Birkhead: Thank god for Rutgers so Illinois doesn’t have to live with the shame of being the worst.

#18 Penn State @ Indiana (+15.5)

Birkhead: $50 Under 61

Repplinger: $50 Penn State (-15.5)

Jabs: $50 Penn State (-15.5)

O’Neall: $50 Over 61

Huisinga: $50 Over 61

Thumpasaurus: $50 Penn State (-15.5)

Schaer: $25 Over 61

Birkhead: Listen, Indiana doesn’t score much on offense, and Penn State hasn’t been scoring much of late either. 61 is a lot to cover and I think this is more like a 31-17 game.

Minnesota (+3.5) @ Nebraska, O/U 56

Birkhead: $25 Nebraska (-3.5)

Repplinger: $50 Under 56

Jabs: $50 Over 56

O’Neall: $50 Minnesota (+3.5)

Huisinga: $25 Minnesota (+3.5)

Thumpasaurus: $100 Minnesota (+3.5)

Schaer: $50 Minnesota (+3.5)

Birkhead: I’m feeling Frosty this week, and I think the Huskers finally get one.

#2 Ohio State @ Purdue (+13.5), O/U 67

Birkhead: $50 Ohio State (-13.5)

Repplinger: $50 Purdue (+13.5)

Jabs: $50 Ohio State (-13.5)

O’Neall: $25 Over 67

Huisinga: $25 Ohio State (-13.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Ohio State (-13.5)

Schaer: $50 Ohio State (-13.5)

Schaer: This game will show us just how far behind the top we are. I already know the answer: it’s a lot.

Money on the Line This Week

Birkhead: $325

Repplinger: $350

Jabs: $400

O’Neall: $350

Huisinga: $250

Thumpasaurus: $325

Schaer: $275

Standings

1. Birkhead: -$400 (29-33)

2. Schaer: -$400 (26-36)

2. Repplinger: -$400 (26-26)

4. O’Neall: -$475 (26-36)

5. Huisinga: -$525 (26-36)

6. Thumpasaurus: -$525 (27-35)

7. Jabs: -$700 (23-39)

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