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You Bet Your Ass Week 11

Thumpasaurus has hit a new low.

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At one point Thumpasaurus appeared to have an insurmountable lead in this little competition, but Steve had too much Malört over the course of YBYA and has fallen into a pit of despair. He has been in last place for a few weeks now, but last week, Thump hit a brand new low. He is the first contestant to go to over -$1000 in this game.

That is failure to be proud of. Picking gambling picks can be mostly a 50/50 proposition so to pick as poorly as Thump is an achievement in and of itself, but it can also be blamed on the Big Ten being in full grain alcohol dunk mode the entire season.

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

Illinois (+17) @ Nebraska, O/U 68

Birkhead: $25 Over 68

Repplinger: $50 Nebraska (-17)

Jabs: $100 Illinois (+17)

O’Neall: $50 Over 68

Huisinga: $100 Illinois (+17)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Over 68

Schaer: $50 Over 68

“I’ve got a bad feeling about this - Han Solo” - Brad Repplinger

#10 Ohio State @ #18 Michigan State (+3.5), O/U 52

Birkhead: $50 Ohio State (-3.5)

Repplinger: $100 Ohio State (-3.5)

Jabs: $50 Ohio State (-3.5)

O’Neall: $100 Ohio State (-3.5)

Huisinga: $25 Ohio State (-3.5)

Thumpasaurus: $100 Ohio State (-3.5)

Schaer: $25 Ohio State (-3.5)

Thumpasaurus: The Buckeyes are way more talented and will make Brian Lewerke’s life hell.

Wisconsin (+8.5) @ #20 Penn State, O/U 55

Birkhead: $25 Under 55

Repplinger: $25 Penn State (-8.5)

Jabs: $50 Wisconsin (+8.5)

O’Neall: $25 Penn State (-8.5)

Huisinga: $50 Wisconsin (+8.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Wisconsin (+8.5)

Schaer: $50 under 55

Birkhead: This game was circled as a big game by everyone preseason in terms of the Big Ten race, but is now one of the most uninteresting game of the week. The teams should give us a performance worthy of that.

Maryland (+1) @ Indiana, O/U 55

Birkhead: $50 Indiana (-1)

Repplinger: $50 Over 55

Jabs: $50 Over 55

O’Neall: $50 Indiana (-1)

Huisinga: $25 Maryland (+1)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Under 55

Schaer: $25 Under 55

Schaer: Maryland’s offense is only good when they play us. HAMMER THE UNDER.

#4 Michigan @ Rutgers (+39.5), O/U 49

Birkhead: $100 Rutgers (+39.5)

Repplinger: $25 Rutgers (+39.5)

Jabs: $50 Over 49

O’Neall: $50 Michigan (-39.5)

Huisinga: $25 Rutgers (+39.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Michigan (-39.5)

Schaer: $25 Rutgers (+39.5)

Birkhead: If 2017 Illinois could cover a giant spread on the road against Ohio State last season I believe 2018 Rutgers can do the same at home against Michigan. But, since I said that I’m fully expecting Michigan to win 40-0.

Northwestern (+10.5) @ #21 Iowa, O/U 44

Birkhead: $50 Over 44

Repplinger: $25 over 44

Jabs: $50 Northwestern (+10.5)

O’Neall: $50 Northwestern (+10.5)

Huisinga: $50 Iowa (-10.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Over 44

Schaer: $50 Over 44

Thumpasaurus: Northwestern games are always stupid

Birkhead: Northwestern football is always stupid.

Purdue @ Minnesota (+12), O/U 58

Birkhead: $25 Over 58

Repplinger: $25 Minnesota (+12)

Jabs: $50 Purdue (-12)

O’Neall: $50 Purdue (-12)

Huisinga: $25 Over 58

Thumpasaurus: $50 Purdue (-12)

Schaer: $25 Over 58

Schaer: I think Purdue is still good?

Money on the line this week

Birkhead: $325

Repplinger: $300

Jabs: $400

O’Neall: $375

Huisinga: $300

Thumpasaurus: $400

Schaer: $250

Standings

1. Schaer (34-46-1) -$375

2. Huisinga (34-45-1) -$550

3. Repplinger (32-49) -$675

4. Birkhead (36-44-1) -$800

5. O’Neall (32-47-1) -$800

6. Jabs (32-48) -$800

7. Thumpasaurus (32-48) -$1050