The National Football League is about to enter week two of their season and it is hard to overreact after seeing the first week of results. Popular team like the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots lost in week one, but they obviously still have a chance to come back and have a great season. This is just a small example of how it is easy to overreact after one week of football action. That same overreaction happens in big football pick ’em contests like the World Series of Handicapping.
In a NFL pick ’em contest as serious and as prestigious as the World Series of Handicapping it is very easy to over react. After all there were several contestants who had a very good outing once the dust had settled.
This contest is not easy and it is not all about the record. You also have to make sure that you assign the right units to your best bets to take advantage of the returns. The standings in week one show just how easy it is to have a good record but not be on top of the leaderboard.
There were six players that managed to go 6-1 in week one and stay near the top of the leaderboard, but only one of them is in the lead. Currently coverthatspread.com sits alone at the top of the leaderboard with a 6-1 record and a +25.90 units gained. Gwiz, bdeyes, YungMurf87, romoney77, follow up the current leader and although there were several other 6-1 records for week one, the others did not hit their best bets so their units gained are not as impressive.
Coverthatspread.com has his picks locked in for week two of the football season and his seven unit play is on the Seattle Seahawks to cover the spread. If you want to win and go far in this tournament, hitting your high unit plays is crucial. He follows that up with a six unit play on the Tennessee Titans to win and cover against the Dallas Cowboys.
Coverthatspread.com Picks Week 2
- SEATTLE -5.5
- TENNESSEE -3.5
- PHILADPHIA +3.0
- TEN: Under 49.0
- DEN: Under 51.5
- OAK: Under 39.5
- CAR: Under 43.5
In second place is Gwiz and his seven unit is a play on the Carolina Panthers over the Detroit Lions. The six unit play is on the New Orleans Saints over the Cleveland Browns.
Past champion NFL King had a rocky debut with a 2-5 record and -24.50 units. This is only one week and there is still plenty of time for NFL King and others to rebound from a tough week and make a run at the title.
This contest is not for the weak of heart. It is for talented NFL handicappers that can consistently pick winners over the course of an NFL season.