I recently wrote about 10 bets I would have made if I was (still) betting on football. This post is to take account of those picks.
1. Miami (-6.5) over Duke
Actual score: Miami 31, Duke 6
2. Virginia Tech (+7.5) over Clemson
Acrual score: Clemson 31, Virginia Tech 17
3. Raiders (+3) over Broncos
Actual score: Broncos 16, Raiders 10
4. Chiefs (-7) over Washington
Actual score: Chiefs 29, Washington 20
5. Colts/Seahawks over 41.5 points
Actual score: Seahawks 46, Colts 18 (64 total points)
6. 49ers/Cardinals under 44.5 points
Actual score: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15 (33 total points)
7. Jaguars (-3.5) over Jets
Actual score: Jets 23, Jaguars 20
8. Jaguars/Jets over 38 points
Actual score: 23-20 (43 total points)
9. Vikings (-2) over Lions
Actual score: Lions 14, Vikings 7
10. Lions/Vikings over 42.5 points
Actual score: 14-7 (21 total points)
Overall record against the spread through two weeks: 11-9 (55%)
My MacBook took a shit on me, so this will be brief. After splitting the college picks, I went on ahead and split the NFL slate as well.
I was at a wedding during the Virginia Tech game, and it looks like I didn’t miss anything. My heart was really invested in a program win for the Hokies, but in the end my mind was right — which explains why I gave an avalanche of caveats when I made this pick. Clemson is the better football team, and it ain’t too close.
It’s now been four weeks and I still have no clue what is going on in the NFL. Even the Jets won a football game this weekend. And if it weren’t for a miraculous defensive touchdown as time expired, the Chiefs wouldn’t have covered the spread and I would have finished this week 4-6.
Picking against the spread is a fool’s game, but it’s not like the money line would have been any nicer to me. The vaunted Patriots lost at home to the Panthers, and the fucking Bills won on the road against the Falcons. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS.
Hopefully I can avoid dropping $1,500 on another computer, and hopefully I’ll be back with another set of picks for next weekend.