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2021 Staff Pick’em Week 4

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A slip at the top and a surge from the bottom!

NCAA Football: Alabama at Florida
The Gators made it way more interesting than we (except Tom) thought but fell just short of a CFP-shaking upset.
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Since I often taunt him, here's some praise for Tom going 7-5 last week to co-lead the week with Andrew. He took sole possession of first thanks to Stan's 4-8 effort. That record was tied bottom with CDA and Import. Paul and I went 6-6 to be boring. The group turned in our worst effort of the season at 38-46.

Looking forward, there are 11 games up for grabs in Week 4. Five of those are SEC-SEC matchups. Two have 3 score or more spreads. Three spreads are less than a TD. We all know which set Vanderbilt-Georgia is in, but we are all (except CDA ... again) expecting some buttchugging-based schadenfreude. A slate with 4 matchups 6 of the 7 went one way could also swing the overall record sharply.

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 3
W L W L
VU '04 25 19 7 5
DotP 23 21 6 6
Stan 23 21 4 8
Paul 18 21 6 6
CDA 20 24 4 8
Tom 19 25 7 5
Import 18 26 4 8

The Picks

GAME DotP Stan Tom VU04 CDA Import Paul
Georgia (-34.5)
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Vanderbilt
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Georgia State (+27)
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Auburn
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LSU (-2.5)
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Mississippi State
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Missouri (-2.5)
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Boston College
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Texas A&M (-5.5)
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Arkansas
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Tennessee (+20)
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Florida
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Kentucky (-5.5)
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South Carolina
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Southern Miss (+45)
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Alabama
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Texas Tech (+8.5)
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Texas
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West Virginia (+16.5)
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Oklahoma
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Notre Dame (+5.5)
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Wisconsin
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