Friday, September 24, 2010

Week 2 Picks

Okay, I’m feeling pretty good after my first week of picking with the spread.

Let’s review my choices from last week and how I did:

Georgetown at Yale (Yale is favored by 11 ½)

JAKE SAID: “I am taking Georgetown and the 11 ½ points while I still pick Yale to win the game outright.”

RESULTS: Yup. Yale won, but by just 5 points. 1-0 and 1-0 Against the Spread.

Stony Brook at Brown (Brown is favored by 7 ½)

JAKE SAID: “The 7 ½ point spread is way too generous in my opinion, especially since I think Stony Brook will win the game too.”

RESULTS: I was right about the spread, but wrong about the winner. 1-1 and 2-0 ATS.

Princeton at Lehigh (Lehigh is favored by 5 ½ points)

JAKE SAID: “I’m taking Lehigh and giving the 5 1/2 points.”

RESULTS: Double winner there. 2-1 and 3-0 ATS.

Dartmouth at Bucknell (Dartmouth is favored by 4 points)

JAKE SAID: “I’ll take Dartmouth and give the four points.”

RESULTS: Dartmouth won by 23. 3-1 and 4-0 ATS.

Cornell at Wagner (Cornell is favored by 4 ½ points)

JAKE SAID: “I’ll take the Big Red and give the 4 ½ points.”

RESULTS: Worst pick of the week by me. 3-2 and 4-1 ATS

Holy Cross at Harvard (Harvard is favored by 3 points)

JAKE SAID: “I’ll take Harvard and give the three points.”

RESULTS: Harvard wins in a blowout. 4-2 and 5-1 ATS.

Lafayette at Penn (Penn is favored by 11 ½ points)

JAKE SAID: “Take the Leopards and grab the 11 ½ points, but expect Penn to win.”

RESULTS: Perhaps my best pick of the week. 5-2 and 6-1 ATS.

Towson at Villanova (Villanova favored by 31 points)

JAKE SAID: “I say take Towson and grab the 31 points, but Villanova is still a shoo-in to win the actual game.”

RESULTS: So close… Towson wasn’t able to cover. 6-2 and 6-2 ATS.

6-2 against the spread!!!! But as they say in ads for diet pills, I realize these “results may not be typical.”

However, if I keep this up I am moving to Vegas and starting a sports book.

Okay, now to the new challenges:

Yale -13 ½ at Cornell

I don’t usually like choosing road teams to cover by two scores in today’s Ivy League. But Cornell is hurting and is now forced to start a freshman QB in week 2. This seems ugly.

Take Yale and give the 13 ½.

Sacred Heart -20 at Dartmouth

The Big Green should win this one something like 34-7… that could actually be the halftime score.

Lay the 20 points.

Lafayette -3 ½ at Princeton

Princeton is hurting even more now that Steven Cody is out for the year. Lafayette really needs this win.

Take the Leopards and give the 3 ½.

Harvard -5 ½ at Brown

I’m going for the split decision here. I like Harvard to win, but by about a field goal. The Bears should get some decent home cooking here, but the Crimson are stacked. There’s a reason I picked them to win the league.

Harvard wins, but choose Brown and take the 5 ½ points.

Penn +17 at Villanova

Another tough one. Villanova wins this one, maybe somewhat easily. But I think this Quaker team will defend their pride and keep it within 14 points.

Choose Penn and take the points, but Villanova wins.


At Fri Sep 24, 09:39:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last week's results 4 wins/1 loss/ 3 NP's. My ratings system historically had a margin of error of + or - 5 points. Only games outside that spread are considered. Games with a 14 point or more difference qualify as best bets.

This week's ratings:

Yale -43.17
Towson -9.85
Dartmouth -32.30
Harvard -27.70
Princeton -10.05
Villanova -40.70

Bank Check

At Sat Sep 25, 01:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad bodog doesn't give action on Ivy League games.


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