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Spread Em: Week 11

For your OTP staff, there are two things we love without apology. College football and making money. But why should we continue to keep these two passions in private when they go so well together. Each week we’ll be bringing you our picks against the dreaded spread and where we’re actually putting our money. Myself, your fearless OTP leader, as well as RV and a resident newbie to the OTP family will give you our selections to help make your Saturday more exciting, pay for junior’s college fund, or your growing meth habit. We’re not judging. We promise. You can check out Week Ten’s picks here as a sort of fact check for the referenced weekly and season records below. And what a good week it was for all of us. Whomever is using these picks is making serious money.

The spreads are when we placed the wagers, so they may be changing a bit by the time you can either get to a sportsbook, go online, or find a bookie in a seedy backroom of your local watering hole.

RV’s Picks:
Louisville (-3) @ Syracuse
Tennessee (-4) v. Missouri
Michigan (-11) v. Northwestern
Texas A&M (+14) @ Alabama
Auburn (+15) v. Georgia

Though a lifelong Notre Dame fan and unapologetic homer, RV actually can appreciate other teams and evaluate talent accordingly. RV clocked in at 4-1 in Week 10, bringing his season total to 12-8 against the spread. For you math majors out there, that’s a 60% winning percentage against the spread.

Jason “Rothstein” Brewer’s Picks:
Iowa State (+10) @ Texas
Texas A&M (+14) @ Alabama
Mississippi State (+14.5) @ LSU
UCLA (-15) @ Washington State
Minnesota (-3) @ Illinois
West Virginia (+7.5) @ Oklahoma State

Last week, Jason clocked in at 4-2, again going higher than the normal five selections. Free money for you! He stands at 18-12 on the season also clocking in at 60% much like RV above. TWINSIES!! Now for the casual better, this means combine the best of their picks and you’re looking at a significantly higher rate of return. Either way, 60% on weekly selections means after the juice, you’re essentially doubling your money every three weeks. That’s good. You can follow along with Jason as he makes his weekly college picks and where he really excels: the NFL at @brewerjason.

Alan’s Picks:
Washington (+1) v. Utah
Pitt (-3.5) @ UConn
Nebraska (-8) v. Penn State
Kansas State (-7.5) @ TCU
UCLA (-16.5) @ Washington State
Central Michigan (-2.5) @ Eastern Michigan

Week Ten was bar none the best week of the season for me and perhaps one of the best weeks of my wagering career. The five picks selected for this site clocked in at 5-0, thus bringing my season total to 10-5. Wagers made off the site were 4-1, so I’ll take 9-1 all day everyday. With just site wagers, I’m clocking a 67% rate against the spread, putting me much better than both of the slapnuts above. (WARNING: Taunting will most likely result in an 0-5 week). Six selections this week but probably a couple more coming later this afternoon on our Twitter site @overthepylon.


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