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You Bet Your Ass Week 12

We finally had a good week!

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For the first time since the early weeks, the majority of our staff had winning records and won money last week. I, Brad, Matt and Mark all had good weeks, which either means the Big Ten is finally understandable after 11 weeks, or we just got lucky. You can decide.

What is clear is Thumpasaurus and Austin are bad at this. Really, really bad.

Anyways, let’s get to this week’s gambling picks.

Here’s a reminder of the rules before we get to the 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

#10 Ohio State @ Maryland (+14), O/U 57

Birkhead: $50 Ohio State (-14)

Repplinger: $100 Ohio State (-14)

Jabs: $100 Ohio State (-14)

O’Neall: $100 Ohio State (-14)

Huisinga: $50 Ohio State (-14)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Ohio State (-14)

Schaer: $50 Ohio State (-14)

Birkhead: If Maryland can run the ball they are good, but if they can’t they are awful. I don’t think they can run it well against Ohio State.

#14 Penn State @ Rutgers (+26.5), O/U 50

Birkhead: $50 Penn State (-26.5)

Repplinger: $50 Penn State (-26.5)

Jabs: $50 Over 50

O’Neall: $50 Penn State (-26.5)

Huisinga: $25 Over 50

Thumpasaurus: $50 Under 50

Schaer: $50 Over 50

O’Neall: One of my auto-bets is to bet against Rutgers every week.

#22 Northwestern @ Minnesota (+3.5), O/U 48

Birkhead: $25 Northwestern (-3.5)

Repplinger: $50 Over 48

Jabs: $50 Northwestern (-3.5)

O’Neall: $50 Under 48

Huisinga: $25 Northwestern (-3.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Minnesota (+3.5)

Schaer: $50 Under 48

Repplinger: Life is too short to bet the under

Michigan State @ Nebraska (+2), O/U 49

Birkhead: $50 MSU (-2)

Repplinger: $50 Over 49

Jabs: $50 Under 49

O’Neall: $25 MSU (-2)

Huisinga: $50 Under 49

Thumpasaurus: $50 Nebraska (+2)

Schaer: $50 MSU (-2)

Birkhead: Every time you being to think MSU sucks, they win and I’m starting to think they suck again.

Iowa @ Illinois (+14), O/U 58

Birkhead: $50 Iowa (-14)

Repplinger: $50 Iowa (-14)

Jabs: $50 Over 58

O’Neall: $50 Over 58

Huisinga: $100 Iowa (-14)

Thumpasaurus: $100 Over 58

Schaer: $50 Iowa (-14)

All of us: Please prove us wrong, Lovie.

Wisconsin (+4.5) @ Purdue, O/U 52

Birkhead: $25 Wisconsin (+4.5)

Repplinger: $25 Over 52

Jabs: $50 Wisconsin (+4.5)

O’Neall: $25 Wisconsin (+4.5)

Huisinga: $25 Wisconsin (+4.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Purdue (-4.5)

Schaer: $50 Purdue (-4.5)

Repplinger: I haven’t the slightest clue what’s gonna happen in this game. When in doubt, bet the over.

Birkhead: Hell if I know. Take the points.

Indiana (+28) @ #4 Michigan, O/U 53

Birkhead: $25 Under 53

Repplinger: $25 IU (+28)

Jabs: $50 Michigan (-28)

O’Neall: $25 Under 53

Huisinga: $50 Over 53

Thumpasaurus: $50 Michigan (-28)

Schaer: $50 Over 53

Birkhead: Avoid watching this game at all cost.

Money on the line this week

Birkhead: $275

Repplinger: $350

Jabs: $400

O’Neall: $325

Huisinga: $325

Thumpasaurus: $400

Schaer: $350

Standings

  1. Schaer -$325 (37-49-1), Last week $50 (4-3)
  2. Repplinger -$425 (38-50), Last week $250 (6-1)
  3. Birkhead -$625 (41-46-1), Last week $175 (5-2)
  4. O’Neall -$625 (37-49-1), Last week $175 (5-2)
  5. Huisinga -$650 (36-50-1), Last week -$100 (2-5)
  6. Jabs -$950 (35-51-1), Last week $150 (3-3-1)
  7. Thumpasaurus -$1150 (34-53), Last week -$100 (2-5)

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