Accountability Tuesdays: Week 9
Don’t you just hate how all of these “experts” get to make picks and predictions with no real accountability afterwards? I sure do. So here we go. Every week I’ll share my results, the good and the bad. No excuses, just results.
Average week for me. The main takeaway from Week 9 was the value in taking the points instead of the moneyline if you’re going to back the underdog in a matchup. Favorites won 9 of the 13 matchups. But underdogs covered or tied in 10 of the 13. That’s a big difference.
The Dolphins not covering against the Bears was my biggest disappointment. I was extremely confident in that game. I was wrong.
I swept the Sunday and Monday Night games, which was a great way to finish up what otherwise was a below average week.
As we now are officially more than halfway through the regular season, it’s interesting looking back and seeing that favorites have yet to have a week where they netted positive ATS. They split 5 of the 9 weeks right down the middle. The underdogs, however, have come out on top in the other 4. Does that predict what is likely to happen in the second half of the season? Or does that simply show that it’s tough to correctly gauge teams early in the season and to remember that for next year? That’s the main question that, quite frankly, I don’t have an answer to.