Sure, at its most basic, the return of football is its own reward. But perhaps you’re like me and looking for a way to make even the most uninteresting games have a little bit of excitement and put some skin in the game for you. Enter the glorious world of sports wagering.
Admittedly, sports wagering is not for everyone and there’s more reasons to not do it than to do it, but if you have disposable income and live near a place where this is an option, then combining making some dollar bills with watching some football isn’t a bad way to spend your time. You haven’t truly lived until you have been on pins and needles for a mid-week SunBelt game where a final drive is going to determine whether it’s a backdoor cover or a perfect weekend.
Each week this season, we’ll give you a little gambling lesson and your Mid-American Conference odds, all for entertainment purposes, of course.
You know what our lesson this week us? Trust us when we give you Mid-American Conference picks. Why, you ask? BECAUSE WE ARE ON FIRE.
Week 4 Results
FEARLESS LEADER’S WEEK 4 MAC SELECTIONS
Kent State (+44) WIN
Ohio (+2.5) WIN
Miami (-13.5) WIN
Central Michigan (-1) LOSS
Akron (+15.5) WIN
Florida Atlantic (+3) PUSH
Ball State (+8) LOSS
Middle Tennessee (-7) WIN
WEEK 4 BONUS PICKS
Michigan State (-4) LOSS
Georgia (-4.5) WIN
Maryland (-3.5) LOSS
Don’t mind me, that’s just a 5-2 conference slate with 1 push. 1-2 in the bonus picks this week thanks to stupid Maryland. First they steal my coach at Ball State and then they shat the bed on our bonus picks. Go to your room, Terps, and think about what you’ve done. That’s 11-5 in MAC picks the last two weeks. 11-5 is ridiculously awesome and I sincerely hope you’re riding these picks and paying cash for a new house.
Week 5 MACtion Lines
Central Michigan Chippewas @ Boston College Eagles (-10)
Ohio University Bobcats (-5) @ Massachusetts Minutemen
Buffalo Bulls (-8) @ Kent State Golden Flashes
Eastern Michigan Eagles @ Kentucky Wildcats (-14.5)
Miami-Ohio Redhawks @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-20.5)
Akron Zips (-2) @ Bowling Green Falcons
Ball State Cardinals @ Western Michigan Broncos (-14)
Northern Illinois Huskies @ San Diego State Aztecs (-10)
Lines this week are just low enough to be tantalizing. No odd lines, no massive ones, and none that I think are fundamentally off. Having said that, let’s have a monster week anyway. How about that, kids?
Fearless Leader’s Week 5 Bet-kakke Picks
So we have been red hot for the last few weeks, and the gambling Gods have thrown down a gauntlet this week. I’m not scared. 11-0, here we come.
Boston College (-10)
Notre Dame (-20.5)
Ball State (+14)
Navy @ Tulsa (+8.5)
Florida State (-7.5) @ Wake Forest
South Carolina @ Texas A&M (-7.5)
11-0, my beautiful babies. Feel free to drop your picks in the comments.