Well, my friends, it has come to the final weekend. Two weeks ago I totally missed posting about the championship weekend because our pool team was in a championship weekend. It didn’t finish well there and I missed picking the games. Regardless, I am happy with the way the season ended from a pick standpoint.
As you can see below, I finished 51-47-6 on the season. It could’ve been better, but it could’ve been worse. As I mentioned before, try this at home and keep a longitudinal record of how you would finish throughout the whole season. See if you can end up over 500. Considering I’ve done it 2/3 years on Bear Goggles, I’m pretty happy with that. I’m really not much into analysis, and storylines, and what about this, what about that. Let’s just get to the game, one of the largest single wagered-on activity in the year. Here’s what I going with:
Baltimore +4, Under 48 - It is no secret that this year’s playoffs gave us a barrage of points. Most games ended going over due to either the offensive explosions or defensive collapses. I have a feeling that the fans of these types of games are going to be a little disappointed with the outcome of our biggest game of the year. Defenses will tighten up, adrenaline creates overthrown passes, and the running game becomes a focus once again. Vegas predicts a close game on this one and is guessing that the masses will be swayed by the college-like scores. This is a big over/under for a bowl that doesn’t include the New England Patriots. This game will be within a touchdown and the Ravens pull out the upset. Ravens 23 – 20.
Playoffs: Wildcard Weekend: 3-5, Divisional Weekend: 5-2-1 , Conference Championship Weekend: Sleeping, PLAYOFFS TOTAL: 8-7-1
Season: Pick 3: 22-25-1 Upset Special: 8-6-1 Beloved: 9-6-1 Thursday Night 4-3-2 = SEASON TOTAL: 43-40-5