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2021 Staff Pick’em Week 6

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Week 5 just superkicked Stan!

NCAA Football: Auburn at Louisiana State
Bo Nix did actual magic to get Auburn’s first win (as 3.5 point underdogs) in Baton Rouge since 1999.
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Crashing back to Earth from a nearly 60% accurate Week 4, the staff was 29-42 with the TCU-Texas game being a push. Stan managed to be the worst of the worst at 1-9 closely followed by Import and Paul at 2-8. VU '04 stumbled to 3-7. CDA slid in at 5-5 while Tom managed a very respectable 6-4. I led the way at 7-3 and catapulted myself into the overall lead thanks to Andrew's rare misstep. On the season, the total record is 191-199.

The notable swing games were headlined by my pick prevailing against the other 6 participants twice. I was also involved with CDA as the only two to correctly take Cincinnati over Notre Dame. Christian was also the lone person hateful enough to take UConn. Tom and Paul rightly believed in the Wildcats taking down the Gators.

First and foremost, I want to point out that the two unanimous picks of Week 6 are Alabama and Rhodes. The only other there games not to be split 4-3 were Paul and I going with Auburn to at least keep it within two TDs hosting Georgia, Stan and CDA taking Arkansas and the 6.5 points over Ole Miss, and Stan and VU ‘04 caught in shock that LSU would be a 3-point underdog at Kentucky.

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. With two new teams set to join in “2025” (Who wants to bet that timeline holds up?), Texas and Oklahoma will have all of their games picked, too.
  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, which is especially important with sports gambling being legal in Tennessee now.
  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 5
W L W L
DotP 37 28 7 3
VU '04 36 29 3 7
CDA 32 33 5 5
Stan 31 34 1 9
Tom 30 35 6 4
Paul 26 34 2 8
Import 25 40 2 8

The Picks

GAME DotP Stan Tom VU04 CDA Import Paul
Vanderbilt (+38)
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Florida
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Georgia (-14.5)
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Auburn
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Arkansas (+6.5)
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Ole Miss
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South Carolina (+10.5)
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Tennessee
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North Texas (+19)
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Missouri
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LSU (+3)
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Kentucky
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Alabama (-17.5)
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Texas A&M
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Oklahoma (-3)
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Texas
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Penn State (+2)
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Iowa
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Rhodes
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Sewanee
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