We told you last week, and it came true last week. A broken clock is correct twice a day, and the PiRate clock just happened to experience one of those instances where we lucked into a nice winning weekend.
Our straight picks against the side went 4-2-1, and our Money Line parlays returned 70% on investment. Yes, it was a nice winning week for those that theoretically used our picks as their investment advice. And, we received positive comments from some of you, two of whom thanked us for supplying research data by commenting at our sister site: http://www.piratings.webs.com.
This disturbs us. How many times have we warned you readers not to use our picks as your method of choice to wager real money? How many times can we say that you are getting exactly what you paid for–NOTHING!
Our selections are strictly for fun, much in the way you might play a game of Strat-o-Matic baseball against a friend. Your 1927 Yankees may beat your friend’s 1954 Indians 5-3, and 15 minutes later, it is forgotten (unless you live in a make-believe world). These picks should be considered Strat-o-Matic wagering. Use your Monopoly money to make wagers; please do not use these picks for real. We have no experts here. We lose nothing, and we do not regret doing it just for fun when we have a successful week like the last one.
Don’t be like the poor soul that took his pickup truck in the high waters in South Carolina after failing to heed the warnings not to attempt to drive through the flooded street. We cannot bail you out if your financial pickup truck takes on too much water and flips over.
Please read the above paragraphs once more before skipping down to this week’s picks.
Okay, here are this week’s Pretend Picks. We are going with what worked last week and sort of worked the week before–13 straight side picks against the spread and four money line parlays where the odds give us a payout better than 1-1.
Straight Selections Against the Spread
|Northern Illinois||Ball St.||10.5||Ball St.|
|Georgia St.||Appalachian St.||-15.5||Appalachian St.|
|N.Y. Giants||San Francisco||7||N.Y. Giants|
|San Diego||Pittsburgh||3||San Diego|
Money Line Parlays
|Money Line Parlay||5 teams at 6-5||$216 payout on $100|
|Money Line Parlay||5 teams at 6-5||$222 payout on $100|
|Notre Dame||Navy||Notre Dame|
|Arizona St.||Colorado||Arizona St.|
|Boise St.||Colorado St.||Boise St.|
|Texas Tech||Iowa St.||Texas Tech|
|Michigan St.||Rutgers||Michigan St.|
|Money Line Parlay||3 Teams at 6-5||$218 payout on $100|
|Green Bay||St. Louis||Green Bay|
|Money Line Parlay||3 Teams at 3-2||$246 payout on $100|
|New England||Dallas||New England|
|N.Y. Giants||San Francisco||N.Y. Giants|