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You Bet Your Ass 2018: Week 2

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2 of us had really good week ones. 2 of us had really bad week ones.

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The return of YBYA last week showed that some of us may be really good at this and some of us could be really bad. Thumpasaurus won $225. Austin lost $225. Your’s truly won $150. Matt lost $150.

Thumpasaurus and I were also the only ones who picked the Illinois game correctly and also won our $100 bets. So listen to our picks and ignore the rest.

A reminder of the rules:

  • 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

And now, the picks.

Purdue (-15) vs Eastern Michigan, O/U 53

Brandon Birkhead: $50 over 53

Brad Repplinger: $50 Purdue (-15)

Austin Jabs: $50 over 53

Matt O’Neall: $25 Purdue (-15)

Kyle Huisinga: $25 Purdue (-15)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Purdue (-15)

Mark Schaer: $50 Purdue (-15)

Thumpasaurus: Unlike Illinois, Purdue will take this opportunity to prove it’s a competent Big Ten team against a cellar-dwelling MAC foe

Northwestern (-4) vs Duke, O/U 47

Birkhead: $50 Northwestern (-4)

Repplinger: $25 Northwestern (-4)

Jabs: $50 Northwestern (-4)

O’Neall: $25 under 47

Huisinga: $50 Northwestern (-4)

Thumpasaurus: $25 over 47

Schaer: $50 Northwestern (-4)

Birkhead- This is a true toss-up game that could go either way. I’ll give it to Northwestern because Duke had to play Army last week. #BodyblowTheory

Michigan (-28.5) vs Western Michigan, O/U 54

Birkhead: $50 under 54

Repplinger: $50 over 54

Jabs: $50 over 54

O’Neall: $25 Michigan (-28.5)

Huisinga: $50 over 54

Thumpasaurus: $50 WMU (+28.5)

Schaer: $25 under 54

Thumpasaurus: What is Jim Harbaugh doing on offense? Does he even know anymore?

Wisconsin (-33) vs New Mexico, O/U 55

Birkhead: $25 under 55

Repplinger: $25 under 55

Jabs: $25 Wisconsin (-33)

O’Neall: $50 under 55

Huisinga: $50 Wisconsin (-33)

Thumpasaurus: $50 under 55

Schaer: $25 New Mexico (+33)

Thumpasaurus: Would you be the least bit surprised to see 34-3 again?

Nebraska (-4) vs Colorado, O/U 59

Birkhead: $25 Colorado (+4)

Repplinger: $25 over 59

Jabs: $25 Nebraska (-4)

O’Neall: $50 over 59

Huisinga: $25 over 59

Thumpasaurus: $25 Colorado (+4)

Schaer: $25 Nebraska (-4)

Thumpasaurus: Colorado’s QB is an established baller

Rutgers @ Ohio State (-33), O/U 60

Birkhead: $100 over 60

Repplinger: $50 over 60

Jabs: $100 Ohio State (-33)

O’Neall: $50 over 60

Huisinga: $100 Ohio State (-33)

Thumpasaurus: $50 over 60

Schaer: $100 over 60

Birkhead- Ohio State will probably score 60 themselves

Iowa (-3.5) vs Iowa State, O/U 50

Birkhead: $50 Iowa (-3.5)

Repplinger: $50 Iowa (-3.5)

Jabs $50 Iowa State (+3.5)

O’Neall: $25 Iowa State (+3.5)

Huisinga: $50 Iowa State (+3.5)

Thumpasaurus: $25 over 50

Schaer: $50 Iowa State (+3.5)

Mark - Matt Campbell will continue his ascension with the ‘Clones

Maryland (-14) @ Bowling Green, O/U 66

Birkhead: $25 Maryland (-14)

Repplinger: $50 Maryland (-14)

Jabs: $50 Bowling Green (+14)

O’Neall: $50 under 66

Huisinga: $25 Maryland (-14)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Maryland (-14)

Schaer: $25 under 66

Thumpasaurus: The accumulation of talent in Maryland really becomes apparent here

Minnesota (-3) vs Fresno State, O/U 49.5

Birkhead: $50 over 49.5

Repplinger: $25 Minnesota (-3)

Jabs: $50 Fresno State (+3)

O’Neall: $25 Fresno State (+3)

Huisinga: $50 over 49.5

Thumpasaurus: $25 Fresno State (+3)

Schaer: $25 over 49.5

Thumpasaurus: Betting with my heart instead of my head

Indiana (-6.5) vs Virginia, O/U 52.5

Birkhead: $25 over 52.5

Repplinger: $25 over 52.5

Jabs: $25 over 52.5

O’Neall: $50 Indiana (-6.5)

Huisinga: $25 over 52.5

Thumpasaurus: $50 Indiana (-6.5)

Schaer: $25 Indiana (-6.5)

O’Neall - Indiana had a terrible bad beat last week (of course i had them). Expecting a favor from the gambling gods

Illinois (-8) vs Western Illinois, O/U 52.5

Birkhead: $50 Illinois (-8)

Repplinger: $100 Illinois (-8)

Jabs: $50 over 52.5

O’Neall: $100 Illinois (-8)

Huisinga: $50 Illinois (-8)

Thumpasaurus: $100 Illinois (-8)

Schaer: $50 Illinois (-8)

Repplinger - RIDE OR DIE. *takes a healthy swig of orange kool-aid*

Penn State (-9.5) @ Pitt, O/U 56.5

Birkhead: $50 Penn State

Repplinger: $50 over 56.5

Jabs: $50 over 56.5

O’Neall: $50 Penn State (-9.5)

Huisinga: $50 Penn State (-9.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 Penn State (-9.5)

Schaer: $50 over 56.5

O’Neall - I bet 100 on PSU last week, expecting a fired up bounce back performance.

Michigan State (-7.5) @ Arizona State, O/U 55.5

Birkhead: $25 Michigan State (-7.5)

Repplinger: $50 Michigan State (-7.5)

Jabs: $25 Arizona State (+7.5)

O’Neall: $50 Michigan State (-7.5)

Huisinga: $50 Michigan State (-7.5)

Thumpasaurus: $50 over 55.5

Schaer: $50 Michigan State (-7.5)

Schaer - Herm Edwards does not have a handle on the Sun Devils yet...the beginning of a tough year for him.

Money on the line this week

Birkhead - $575

Repplinger - $575

Jabs - $600

O’Neall - $575

Husinga - $600

Thumpasaurus - $600

Schaer - $550

Standings

  1. Thumpasaurus $225 (7-3), Last week $225 (7-3)
  2. Birkhead $150 (6-4), Last week $150 (6-4)
  3. Husinga $50 (6-4), Last week $50 (6-4)
  4. Repplinger $25 (5-5), Last Week $25 (5-5)
  5. Schaer -$25 (5-5), Last Week -$25 (5-5)
  6. O’Neall -$150 (4-6), Last Week -$150 (4-6)
  7. Jabs -$225 (3-7), Last Week -$225 (3-7)