It was another iffy week for the models. Let’s tear through this and I’ll spend more energy on something useful.
Bill Simmons already has a solid lead on me on his picks. Just the cherry on top of this crummy picks season. I guess on the plus side, his line for the Jaguars game was so high that Jacksonville still covered. Anyway, this week he went 7-6, as did Yoshi 1, while Luigi and Yoshi 2 went 5-8. That puts the overall records, in the usual Bill-Luigi-Yoshi 1-Yoshi 2 order, at 69-63-2, 61-71-2, 61-71-2, and 55-77-2. Eight games isn’t an insurmountable lead with half the season to go, but the negative record sure sucks.
Using the SBR lines, Luigi went 4-5-1 for an overall record of 44-44-5. Yoshi 1 did marginally better at 4-4-1 for an overall record of 40-50-5. Yoshi 2 bit off more than he could chew and went 4-6-1 for an overall record of 39-52-5. The consensus picks succeeded by limiting the damage, going 2-2-1 for an overall record of 27-29-4.
Finally we have the SuperContest picks, which did well last week, raising hopes only to dash them once more. Luigi went 3-2, which qualifies as good news, for an overall record of 18-27. Yoshi 2 went 4-1 for a record of 22-23, and Yoshi 1 went 3-2 for a record of 21-24. At least the Yoshis are fighting their way back to average.