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2019 Staff Pick’em Week 11

Our season of picks is almost as bleak as the offense...

Vanderbilt v South Carolina
Maybe the staff and Deuce have had a mutual growth this week...
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Last week was another ugly one. With the SMU-Memphis game pushing, the rest of the results were 13-23. CDA led the way at 4-2 with Import right behind at 3-3. Shawn and I came in at 2-4 while VU ‘04 and Tom stumbled to 1-5 records. For the season, only I am still above .500, but just barely at 40-39. VU ‘04 (37-42) and CDA (36-41) are still within striking distance with Import (34-43) just behind. Shawn (30-49) and Tom (28-51) are well adrift. Congrats to Tom on being the first to 50 losses!

All of us whiffed on the Vanderbilt game, which was 1.5 points from being a push. The offense let us all down. CDA was the only one to rightly pick Georgia in the WLOCP. CDA and Import were rewarded for believing Ole Miss could cover. Shawn and I got the joy of being right after taking the bitter medicine of picking THEM over UAB. UTSA pissed off half of us by barely covering the silly 38 points they got against A&M. Oh, and all of us except Tom saw Mississippi State trouncing Arkansas.

This week, SC welcomes out of conference foe Appalachian State while the Hilltoppers of WKU head to Fayetteville. Both of those games are one-score spreads. Ole Miss are big favorites over the visiting Aggies of New Mexico State. Our Commodores are headed to Gainesville as big underdogs. In other SEC-SEC action, Georgia is a big favorite while hosting Missouri while Tennessee are sliiiiight road favorites in Lexington. The OOC game sees used car salesman former Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin taking the favored Nittany Lions to Minnesota against the Golden Boat Rowers under PJ Fleck. Oh, and I think Alabama is hosting LSU for some game of no consequence.

The Rules

  1. All SEC games against FBS competition will be picked. FCS games are excluded since lines are often not available until very late in the week or even the morning of the game.
  2. One other game, typically a matchup of Top 25 teams, will be part of the picks.
  3. The picks will be made AGAINST THE SPREAD. Too many games are easy to pick heads up. Also, this will serve as a PSA for why you should not get into sports gambling if Tennessee (or wherever you reside) makes it legal.
  4. The lines will be taken from ESPN Oddshark (because ESPN was not updating by Monday morning) sometime Monday, so they may not match what is listed at the time this article is published.

The Standings

WRITER SEASON WEEK 10
W L W L
DotP 40 39 2 4
VU '04 37 42 1 5
CDA 36 43 4 2
Import 34 43 3 3
Shawn 30 49 2 4
Tom 28 51 1 5

The Picks

GAME DotP Shawn Tom VU04 CDA Import
Vanderbilt (+26.5)
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Florida
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Western Kentucky (+1.5)
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Arkansas
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LSU (+6)
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Alabama
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New Mexico State (+28)
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Ole Miss
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Missouri (+17)
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Georgia
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Appalachian State (+5)
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South Carolina
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Tennessee (-1)
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Kentucky
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Penn State (-7)
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Minnesota
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