Category: College Football Pick’ems

Week 11 College Football Pick’em Strategy: Can Syracuse Be A Cinderella?

Our conservative college football pick'em strategies continue to excel for both game winner and against the spread pools. This week we see at least three significant opportunities to take advantage of your irrational opponents and continue that success, as well as a risky but very tempting upset pick that could end a team's undefeated season. Read more...

Week 10 College Football Pick’em Strategy: Time To Ride Michigan State?

Week 10 provides ample opportunities to pick against the crowd with confidence in college football pick'ems. With three contrarian favorites and one solid upset play on the board, teams like Michigan State, UCLA, and California will help differentiate your office pool picks from the pack with little to no incremental risk. Read more...

Week 9 College Football Pick’em Strategy: Penn State A Solid Value Pick

Our conservative pick sets continued their strong runs last week, with our against the spread pick'em advice still in the top 1% of the nation after 8 weeks. Week 9 actually looks pretty good in terms of value opportunities, with at least three big games where you want to make sure you've got both the odds and value on your side. Read more...

Week 8 College Football Pick’em Strategy: Will Stanford Lose Again?

This week, Louisiana-Monroe and Western Kentucky square off in a battle of giant killers (or at least SEC killers). While this may not be the most high profile game of the week, it does present the best chance to gain ground on most other competitors in pick'em pools. The classic Cal vs. Stanford "Big Game" also provides a great value play. Read more...

Week 7 College Football Pick’em Strategy: No Love for the Cougars?

The week 7 pick'em slate yet against provides some excellent opportunities to go against the public and gain ground in your pool. With four games in which the public has gone against our numbers and the Vegas spread, not to mention a few solid upset pick opportunities, this week presents a great chance to climb up the standings. Read more...

Week 6 College Football Pick’em Strategy: Shifting Into Passing Gear

Some weeks, it's smart to play it safe, because your opponents are generally making smart choices. Other weeks, there a couple obvious games where you can exploit picking biases to take a smart risk or two. And then there are weeks like this, where it looks like the public is taking crazy pills. If you need to gain ground in your Game Winner pool, you'll want to read this. Read more...

Week 5 College Football Pick’em Strategy: A Great Time To Pick Against The Crowd

Week 4 was ho-hum for our college football pick'em advice, with no major ups or downs. All six of our pick sets rank in the top 10% of Yahoo!, and Week 5 looks like a fantastic week to try and build on that strong start. There are no less than four games this week where the public is picking strongly against a Vegas favorite. Read more...

Week 4 College Football Pick’em Strategy: 95% Lean And Trimmed Of Value

It's been a rocket-speed start for our college football pick'em strategies this year. All six of our combined game winner and against the spread strategies are in the top 10% of the nation after Week 3, and our point spread pick'em advice has landed us in the top 50 contestants in the nation on Yahoo! Our advice for Week 4? Just chill. Read more...

Week 3 College Football Pick’em Strategy: Every Little Bit Counts

This week's college football slate gives us plenty of mild value opportunities, where boosting confidence points by a small amount looks like a smart move. But there are only a few reasonable upset options, which means it could be a good week to go conservative. Read more...

Week 2 College Football Pick’em Strategy: A Great Week To Make Waves

We got off to a great start in Week 1 with our college football office pool analysis, with two of our top three big upset picks coming through with victories, and our point spread pick'em strategy landing in the 99th percentile nationally in Yahoo!'s contest. Let's hope this early success bodes well for Week 2... Read more...