Westgate SuperContest NFL Picks: Week 17 Analysis
Updated Dec. 28, 2019
For those of you who don't know what the Westgate Supercontest is, it's the largest NFL handicapping contest in the world (at least that I know of). It requires a $1,500 entry fee, and more than 1,800 people entered last season. There is also a Gold version of the contest, which has a $5,000 entry fee. Each player is required to make five NFL picks against the spread each week, and the player with the most correct picks (pushes count as half of a win) at the end of the season prevails. The grand prize last year was $1.5 million, and the top 100 will finish in the money. You have to enter this in Las Vegas at the Westgate sportsbook, and you need a proxy in Vegas to submit your picks, thanks to stupid American gambling laws. If you're interested and need a proxy, let me know; I have a very trustworthy proxy who can assist you.
Anyway, here were the top selections last week:
Bills +6.5 (29%)
Texans -3 (28.5%)
Chiefs -6.5 (26.5%)
Packers +5.5 (26%)
Titans +3 (25.5%)
The consensus had a losing record in 2017, but won in 2018. It was off to a losing start in 2019, but was a dead even prior to the 4-1 in Week 14 and then 3-2 in Week 15. It's now 40-36-4 after a 2-2-1 Week 16.
Here are the top selections this week:
Giants +4.5 (32.5%)
Titans -3.5 (32.5%)
Seahawks +3.5 (26.5%)
Chiefs -8.5 (26%)
Colts -3.5 (23%)
The Titans and Colts are good price plays, as their lines have risen.
Here are my picks for the regular contest (43-33-34):
My gold entry (40-32-3) is the same.
There were five people who are 51-27-2 or better heading into Week 17. Here are their picks for this week:
IT AINT BREEZY:
*** CRISPR cannot pass IT AINT BREEZY, based on their selections. ***
SMOKY HILL ELITE:
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