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You Bet Your Ass: Week 5

Jabs finally had a good week.

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It was a strange week for YBYA in Week 4. Thumpasaurus went from being in a healthy lead at $150 to having the worst week of all the players with a 2-7 record and losing -$225. Austin Jabs on the other hand clawed a bit further towards the light with the best week of anyone with a 5-3 record and winning $150. However, Jabs still remains in last place by over $100. Keep on dreaming the dream Austin.

Everyone on staff has negative money in this fantasy game, reminding you yet again to never gamble.

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

Central Michigan @ #21 Michigan State (-28.5), O/U 47

Birkhead: $25 under 47

Repplinger: $50 CMU +28.5

Jabs: $50 over 47

O’Neall: $50 MSU -28.5

Huisinga: $25 MSU -28.5

Thumpasaurus: $25 CMU +28.5

Schaer: $25 MSU -28.5

Thumpasaurus: Feels like MSU is gonna dick around in this one

Indiana @ Rutgers (+17.5), O/U 51

Birkhead: $25 under 51

Repplinger: $25 IU -17.5

Jabs: $25 IU -17.5

O’Neall: $100 IU -17.5

Huisinga: $100 IU -17.5

Thumpasaurus: $50 IU -17.5

Schaer: $50 over 51

Huisinga: Indiana feasts on the worst team in Big Ten

Purdue @ Nebraska (+4), O/U 57

Birkhead: $50 Purdue -4

Repplinger: $50 Nebraska +4

Jabs: $50 Nebraska +4

O’Neall: $25 Nebraska +4

Huisinga: $50 Purdue -4

Thumpasaurus: $25 over 57

Schaer: $50 Purdue -4

Repplinger: I feel like the Huskers have to win a game at some point this season, and a Purdue team that just dismantled BC might be ripe for the picking.

#14 Michigan @ Northwestern (+14.5), O/U 46

Birkhead: $50 Michigan -14.5

Repplinger: $50 Michigan -14.5

Jabs: $50 Michigan -14.5

O’Neall: $25 Michigan -14.5

Huisinga: $50 Michigan -14.5

Thumpasaurus: $100 Michigan -14.5

Schaer: $25 Michigan -14.5

Thumpasaurus: To paraphrase Tate Martell, Northwestern is ass my dude. Michigan loses to good-to-great teams and pulverizes middling teams

#4 Ohio State @ #9 Penn State (+4), O/U 71

Birkhead: $100 Ohio State -4

Repplinger: $100 Ohio State -4

Jabs: $100 Ohio State -4

O’Neall: $50 Ohio State -4

Huisinga: $25 Penn State +4

Thumpasaurus: $50 Ohio State -4

Schaer: $50 Ohio State -4

Money on the line this week

Birkhead: $250

Repplinger: $275

Jabs: $275

O’Neall: $250

Huisinga: $250

Thumpasaurus: $250

Schaer: $200

Standings

  1. Thumpasaurus: -$125 (21-23), last week -$225 (2-7)
  2. Birkhead: -$150, (22-22), last week $0 (5-3)
  3. O’Neall: -$150 (21-23), last week $100 (5-3)
  4. Schaer: -$200 (20-24), last week $25 (4-4)
  5. Repplinger: -$200 (18-26), last week $0 (3-5)
  6. Huisinga: -$325 (19-25), last week -$50 (3-5)
  7. Jabs: -$450 (16-28), last week $150 (5-3)

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