Posted: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
By Brian Schwartz
Welcome to week 6, and welcome to another week of ACC Pick'em!
You guys all know the rules by now, but in case you don't: Post your picks for the 7 ACC matchups this week down in the comments. (Remember, we are picking against the spread; if you pick UVA in the UVA-Ball St. matchup, you actually picking them to "cover the spread" and win by more than 5.5 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 54% of games picked to date, you are sadly out of the running for prizes (but feel free to keep playing along!).
There's no Thursday night ACC game this week, so the deadline for picks is noon on Saturday.
Here are our week 6 picks and comments:
|Game||Tiki||Paul||Matt T.||Will||Caroline||Tim||Brian L||Brian S||Sully||Consensus|
|Maryland @ FSU (-15.5)||FSU||Maryland||FSU||FSU||Maryland||FSU||FSU||FSU||Maryland||FSU|
|UNC @ VT (-7.5)||VT||VT||UNC||VT||UNC||UNC||UNC||UNC||UNC||UNC|
|Army @ Boston College (-11.5)||BC||BC, by default THANX OBAMA||BC||Can I bet on no game? (BC)||BC||BC||BC||BC||BC||BC|
|NCSU (-8.5) @ Wake Forest||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU||NCSU (I <3 Campanaro)||NCSU|
|Clemson (-13.5) @ Syracuse||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson by 30||Clemson|
|GT @ Miami (-5)||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami|
|Ball St. @ Virginia (-5.5)||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA|
|FSU||Stephon Diggs is amazing and does anyone get less out of their talent than Jimbo? -Sully (Picked UMD)|
|UNC||I hate myself - WC (Picked VT)|
|BC||BC put up a fight last week against Florida State and should dispatch Army easily. -BS|
|NCSU||The Wolfpack (species Lupis Carolinia) is a fearsome predator, fearsome against Tigers and only a little scared of Spiders. Wake is like a lame moose, just waiting to be taken as prey.|
|Clemson||I don't think Clemson will Clemson this game... but your guess is as good as mine. -BL|
|Miami||After what GT did against VPISU this line could be 18.5 and I'd still take the Canes. - WC|
|UVA||We're being underestimated. Dramatically. ...right? -BL|
And here are the standings after 5 weeks. Please do feel free to check your W-L record against last week's picks. Good luck!
|Participant||Last Week||Overall||% Correct||% Picked|