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Old August 31 2008, 01:26 PM   #31
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

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Huh.... I could have sworn I had picked Wisconsin to beat Akron, but it says otherwise.
Same here. I know for a fact I would have NEVER picked Akron and it says mine is incorrect.
I'm curious to see if anyone else is in the same boat, here.
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Old August 31 2008, 04:03 PM   #32
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

Didn't Akron cover the spread?
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Old August 31 2008, 05:43 PM   #33
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

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Huh.... I could have sworn I had picked Wisconsin to beat Akron, but it says otherwise.
Same here. I know for a fact I would have NEVER picked Akron and it says mine is incorrect.
I'm curious to see if anyone else is in the same boat, here.
I'm pretty sure I picked Wisconsin as well, but Yahoo says differently.

Kind of sucks that so many games didn't have the line set by the pick deadline.

Edit to add: Oops, never mind. Yahoo was right- they did have me down as picking Wisconsin. Figures they wouldn't screw up on mine..
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Old August 31 2008, 06:06 PM   #34
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Eh, it's no big deal. Just puzzling, because there's no way I'd have picked Akron to win, and I never saw any option about the point spread at all. I hope that's not how this works - losing a pick even if you did pick the correct team who just didn't cover the spread.
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Old August 31 2008, 06:19 PM   #35
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

The Yahoo Pick'ems always use the point spread. At least the ones we've done here. If you make our picks too early, you won't see the spread as it doesn't show up until Mon...thats probably why you didn't see it.

I picked Florida to not cover, and I lost that one. But the Gators won, so I'm still happy.
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Old August 31 2008, 06:26 PM   #36
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

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Eh, it's no big deal. Just puzzling, because there's no way I'd have picked Akron to win, and I never saw any option about the point spread at all. I hope that's not how this works - losing a pick even if you did pick the correct team who just didn't cover the spread.

There are some posts on the message board over there about this very same game. Oh well...
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Old August 31 2008, 07:33 PM   #37
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So in essence, you can pick the right team and if they don't cover the spread ... it still registers as "incorrect"?
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Old August 31 2008, 08:37 PM   #38
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

What exactly is the spread and how does it work? How does it factor into your picks/ wins and losses?
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Old August 31 2008, 08:40 PM   #39
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The "spread" refers to the margin of victory in points. In other words, not only is the prediction which team will win but also by how much. When a team "covers the spread", they essentially lose by fewer points than stted in the prediction.
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Old September 1 2008, 12:04 AM   #40
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Yeah, they go by spread (which helps for the really obvious games where a team is favored by 35 points). It makes those games a bit more of a challenge to pick.
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Old September 1 2008, 12:32 AM   #41
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Yeah, sorry if I didn't make it more clear that we were going based on the spread. I like using it, since it adds a degree of depth you just don't get when picking straight winners. Since we all know Wisconsin will beat Akron, now we have to decide if Wisconsin will beat them by more than X points.
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Old September 1 2008, 02:46 AM   #42
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Okay, now that I know that, it's cool. Thanks for the clarification. My only question is when do the spreads get hidden? I do not recall seeing any listed when I picked. Apparently they turn those off but allow you to pick a game after a certain point.
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Old September 1 2008, 02:53 AM   #43
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

Typically, the spreads are set on Monday, and are adjusted up or down until finalized on Thursday or so. So when you look at the pick'ems right now, there is no spread. But come tomorrow, there should be one and you can get a feel for how many points a team needs to win by.
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Old September 2 2008, 09:21 PM   #44
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Re: NCAA/NFL Pick'ems

gonna make it more complicated for me. I'm in 2 nfl survivor leagues, and apparently this one is with the spread, and that one is not. Was hoping I could use the same picks in both...
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Old September 7 2008, 02:37 PM   #45
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Darn. I don't think it took my picks for this week. I must not have hit the right submit button or something.
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