Posted: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
By Brian Schwartz
It's week 5, and time for another exciting week of Pick 'Em. We've got 8 games on tap this week, half of them ACC matchups and half out-of-conference meetings. It's...not the world's most thrilling week of ACC football, with the UVA-Pitt game expected to be the closest (a 6 point spread).
If you don't remember the rules: Post your picks for the 10 ACC games this week down in the comments. (Remember, we are picking against the spread; if you pick FSU in the FSU-BC matchup, you actually picking them to "cover the spread" and win by more than 21.5 points). Here's a link to last week's competition.
At the end of the season, the three commenters with the best records win "Keep Calm and Streak the Lawn" t-shirts! You need to pick 80% of games to qualify - I did the math, and if you don't have at least 45% of games picked to date, you are sadly out of the running for prizes (but feel free to keep playing along!).
Remember, the GT - VT game is tonight (So that pick must be in by 7:30 PM)
Here are our week 5 picks and comments:
|Game||Tiki||Paul||Caroline||Matt T.||Will||Tim||Brian L||Brian S||Consensus|
|VA Tech @ GA Tech (-7)||GT||VPISU||GT||GT||GT||GT||GT||GT||GT|
|FSU (-21.5) @ BC||FSU||FSU||FSU||BC||FSU||FSU||FSU||BC||FSU|
|Wake Forest @ Clemson (-28.5)||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson|
|Miami (-18.5) @ USF||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami|
|ECU @ UNC (-12)||ECU||ECU||ECU||UNC||ECU||UNC||ECU||UNC||ECU|
|Central Mich. @ NCSU (-23.5)||NCSU||NCSU||Central Mich.||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU|
|Virginia @ Pitt (-6)||Virginia||Virginia||Virginia||Virginia||Pitt||Virginia||Virginia||Virginia||Virginia|
|Troy @ Duke (-10.5)||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke|
|VA Tech @ GA Tech (-7)||GT||It's fun to pick against Virginia Tech, and it's worth our while - VPI is 0-2-2 ATS so far this year. Not happening this week either. - BAS|
|FSU (-21.5) @ BC||FSU||Florida State has been an absolute juggaurnat against lesser competition this year...and BC counts as "lesser competition." -BAS|
|Wake Forest @ Clemson (-28.5)||Clemson||Clemson is angry that everyone doubts them since they could only beat NCSU by 11. Poor Deacons. - WC|
|Miami (-18.5) @ USF||Miami||Never not picking Miami to cover ever again after last week. - WC|
|ECU @ UNC (-12)||ECU||UNC has only covered once this season...against Middle Tennessee State. Not only will ECU cover, they have a decent chance at winning. -BL|
|Central Mich. @ NCSU (-23.5)||NCSU||CMU is really bad. Also they're called the Chippewas. -PG|
|Virginia @ Pitt (-6)||Virginia||Half of this game will be entertaining to watch: Pitt's O v. UVa's D. The other half ... hide yo kids, hide yo wife. -PMW|
|Troy @ Duke (-10.5)||Duke||Duke: I believe. -BL|
And here's you guys' records so far (checking your scores is recommended). Good luck!
|Participant||Last Week||Overall||% Correct||% Picked*|