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You Bet Your Ass Week 10

It’s a good thing the money in this competition is fake.

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Brad Repplinger was the latest victim of the imperfect week, going 0-5 and losing $300 in the process. Sadly this has been a common theme this year with three contestants falling to the imperfect week including Austin Jabs and Matt O’Neall.

We could blame it on the incredibly chaotic Big Ten this year, or accept the truth that gambling is random and to think otherwise is foolish.

Anyways, let’s get to these picks for this week.

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

Nebraska (+18) @ #10 Ohio State, O/U 73

Birkhead: $25 Ohio State (-18)

Repplinger: $50 Ohio State (-18)

Jabs: $100 Ohio State (-18)

O’Neall: $50 Ohio State (-18)

Huisinga: $50 Ohio State (-18)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Under 72

Schaer: $50 Ohio State (-18)

Jabs: In two of the last three seasons where Ohio State has lost a Big Ten Conference game they have scored 40+ in the following week. This should be a blowout early.

Rutgers (+28) @ Wisconsin, O/U 50

Birkhead: $50 Over 50

Repplinger: $50 Over 50

Jabs: $50 Over 50

O’Neall: $25 Wisconsin (-28)

Huisinga: $25 Over 50

Thumpasaurus: $50 Rutgers (+28)

Schaer: $50 Rutgers (+28)

Schaer: Wisco is the best at not covering huge spreads. Take it to the bank.

Michigan State @ Maryland (+3), O/U 46

Birkhead: $50 Michigan State (-3)

Repplinger: $50 Michigan State (-3)

Jabs: $50 Michigan State (-3)

O’Neall: $25 Over 46

Huisinga: $25 Michigan State (-3)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Over 46

Schaer: $50 Michigan State (-3)

Birkhead: After the week Maryland just had, I don’t see a way they win this.

Minnesota @ Illinois (+10), O/U 63

Birkhead: $100 Minnesota (-10)

Repplinger: $50 Minnesota (-10)

Jabs: $50 Illinois (+10)

O’Neall: $100 Minnesota (-10)

Huisinga: $50 Minnesota (-10)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Minnesota (-10)

Schaer: $50 Minnesota (-10)

Thumpasaurus: OK, let’s not get crazy with this contrarianism. Illinois is still gonna get its doors blown off

#16 Iowa (+3) @ Purdue, O/U 51

Birkhead: $50 Iowa (+3)

Repplinger: $50 Iowa (+3)

Jabs: $50 Purdue (-3)

O’Neall: $50 Iowa (+3)

Huisinga: $25 Purdue (-3)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Purdue (-3)

Schaer: $50 Iowa (+3)

Birkhead - The wrong team is favored. Purdue is exciting, but Iowa is actually really freaking good this year.

#14 Penn State (+11.5) @ #5 Michigan, O/U 52

Birkhead: $25 Penn State (+11.5)

Repplinger: $25 Penn State (+11.5)

Jabs: $50 Over 52

O’Neall: $50 Penn State (+11.5)

Huisinga: $50 Penn State (+11.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Over 52

Schaer: $50 Over 52

Thumpasaurus: Michigan has by far the best defense in the conference and likes to control the tempo on offense. I think this to be the case, however, so in reality the opposite is true.

#4 Notre Dame @ Northwestern (+7), O/U 53

Birkhead: $50 Notre Dame (-7)

Repplinger: $100 Notre Dame (-7)

Jabs: $50 Over 53

O’Neall: $50 Notre Dame (-7)

Huisinga: $50 Notre Dame (-7)

Thumpasaurus: $100 Northwestern (+7)

Schaer: $50 Notre Dame (-7)

Repplinger: This has to be the game where Notre Dame shows us all just how brutal that Northwestern secondary is...right?

Thumpasaurus: You know I’m right. You don’t know why, but you know I’m right.

Money on the Line this Week

Birkhead: $350

Repplinger: $375

Jabs: $400

O’Neall: $350

Huisinga: $275

Thumpasaurus: $400

Schaer: $350

Standings

  1. Huisinga -$425 (32-41-1), Last Week $150 (4-1)
  2. Schaer -$525 (30-43-1), Last Week -$25 (2-3)
  3. Jabs -$600 (30-44), Last Week $100 (4-1)
  4. O’Neall -$650 (30-43-1), Last Week $75 (3-2)
  5. Repplinger -$700 (29-45), Last Week -$300 (0-5)
  6. Birkhead -$725 (33-40-1), Last Week -$200 (1-4)
  7. Thumpasaurus -$850 (30-44), Last Week -$100 (2-3)

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