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2020 Staff Pick’em Championship Week

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Oh this got interesting!

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Florida
As we all know, shoes were a big deal in this game that likely ended Florida’s CFP hopes...with all of us taking Florida as 23-point favorites.
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The last week of the rescheduled regular season made this contest very interesting all of a sudden. VU’ 04 went 7-2 while Import was more like the man from past seasons at 2-7. That combination erased Import’s 5-game lead over VU ‘04 and CDA. Christian’s 5-4 record for the week has him only 2 games back of the tie at the top. In non-competitive news, Tom, Stan, and I all went 5-4. For the week, we were 29-25. For the season, the staff stands at 322-336. For reference, we need to go a combined 25-11 for this week to get to .500 for the season.

Last week was actually very good except for the Coastal Carolina-Troy and Florida-LSU games. Both games, unanimously picked incorrectly, accounted for 12 of the 25 losses. No other games had the team with less picks win.

The good news is that exceeding 25-11 is very possible, but the problem is 4 of the 6 results must fall a certain way. Texas A&M, Missouri, Alabama, and Notre Dame all have to cover in their games. The good news is that the other two games can then go either way because they are split evenly 3-3. Those results would get the staff to 28-8, which would be an outstanding finish (unless we are doing a bowl season edition which has not been discussed or typically done).

Feel free to turn this into an open thread (not that you need my permission) if one does not get posted.

The Rules

  1. Normally, the picks are for all SEC games with one dealer’s choice where I get to choose another game to make us pick. This year, it is going to be all SEC games, one dealer’s choice, and the Campbell Fighting Camels game! Why? Because I said so.
  2. 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 with more states making it legal.
  3. The lines will be taken from Oddshark’s consensus spread some time Monday, so they may not match what is listed at the time this article is published.

The Standings

WRITER SEASON WEEK 7
W L W L
Import 60 51 2 7
VU '04 60 51 7 2
CDA 58 53 5 4
DotP 52 59 5 4
Stan 45 58 4 5
Tom 46 65 5 4

The Picks

GAME DotP Stan Tom VU04 CDA Import
Texas A&M (-14)
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Tennessee
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Ole Miss (-2.5)
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LSU
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Missouri (-1.5)
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Mississippi State
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Alabama (-17)
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Florida
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Clemson (-10.5)
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Notre Dame
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Northwestern (+20)
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Ohio State
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