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[2020] Bowl Betting Bonanza

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Welcome to the Inaugural Bowl Betting Bonanza!

 

The goal is to wager your money on bowl games and have the highest balance after the national championship. The winner will be crowned meta-cfbhc-bowl-champion, which is entirely meaningless...but probably means you're smarter than everyone else or something.

 

Basic Rules

  1. Each player starts with $1000. 
  2. Players place bets *against the spread* for chosen games.
  3. Players do not have to bet on every game, just the games/lines they like. This is a bonanza, not a pick-em.
  4. Player rankings/balances will be released after each set of games (or as vtgorilla’s schedule allows).

 

Betting Rules

  1. If a player wins a bet, the amount they wagered is doubled and returned to their balance.
  2. Money won is immediately available for wagering on the next set of games.
  3. Players may only place 1 wager per game. You can’t bet on both sides or add additional money to a bet once posted. This is just to keep things simple for me.
  4. Players can place a bet for any game in the future (with a line posted), not just the next day’s games. It immediately deducts from the player’s balance to hold the wager.
  5. Wagers can be placed in the comments below or PM’d to vtgorilla.
  6. All posted/PM’d wagers are final at the time vtgorilla records them. Your wager must be posted and recorded by vtgorilla before a game occurs.
    Since posts can be edited, a PM is a more secure way to place a bet near a deadline - since I can review the message in my timestamped email to ensure that the wager wasn't edited after viewing the game results.
  7. Wagers should be posted in the following format for easy processing:
    $100 Bowl name, Selected team +3
    $70 Bowl name, Selected team -14.5

 

Penalties

  1. Wagering money you don’t have in your account, results in an automatic loss of your wager, regardless of game outcome.
  2. Anyone editing wagers *in an attempt to scam the game* will be branded a loser and I will target all of your croots next season. Immediate edits for typos or whatever are fine, just know that I'm going to record it as I see it, so try to be right the first time.

 

Game Lines (updated 10/20 11:31pm)

(provided by Vegas @stormstopper)

Spoiler

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
CFP Quarterfinal: UCF vs. Virginia (+9)
Bahamas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Toledo (-6)
Independence Bowl: Miami (OH) vs. North Texas (+8.5)

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
CFP Quarterfinal: Western Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (-11.5)
Bay Area Bowl: Minnesota vs. Washington State (-4)
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State vs. Western Kentucky (-3.5)

Friday, October 13th, 2017
CFP Quarterfinal: Penn State vs. Auburn (+4.5)
Birmingham Bowl: Houston vs. Ole Miss (-3.5)
Liberty Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Vanderbilt (-4.5)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
CFP Quarterfinal: LSU vs. West Virginia (-4)
Hawai'i Bowl: Rice vs. Hawaii (+1)
St. Petersburg Bowl: Kent State vs. Utah State (+0.5)

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Charlotte Bowl: North Carolina vs. South Carolina (-1.5)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Ohio vs. Boise State (+0.5)
Detroit Bowl: Maryland vs. Buffalo (-11.5)

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Armed Forces Bowl: SMU vs. Texas (+2.5)
Gator Bowl: Iowa vs. Mississippi State (E)
Military Bowl: USF vs. Army (+13.5)

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Heart of Dallas Bowl: BYU vs. Southern Miss (+4)
Music City Bowl: Louisville vs. Florida (-5)
Texas Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-4.5)

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Las Vegas Bowl: Nevada vs. Arizona (+13.5)
Pinstripe Bowl: Florida State vs. Wisconsin (-2.5)
Tampa Bowl: Michigan vs. Alabama (+1.5)

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Playoff Semi Game #1 - UCF vs. Pittsburgh (+4)
Boca Raton Bowl: East Carolina vs. Old Dominion (+10.5)
Cactus Bowl: Air Force vs. Colorado (+27)

Friday, October 20th, 2017
Playoff Semi Game #2 - LSU vs. Penn State (-11)
Holiday Bowl: Stanford vs. Illinois (+1)
Sun Bowl: San Jose State vs. California (-16.5)

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Alamo Bowl: Kansas vs. USC (-17.5)
Citrus Bowl: Michigan State vs. Tennessee (-1)
Orlando Bowl: Duke vs. Oklahoma (+6.5)
Miami Beach Bowl: Temple vs. Akron (+5)

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame (-6)
Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Purdue (-7.5)
Sugar Bowl: TCU vs. Georgia (-9)

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
National Championship Game - Penn State vs. UCF (+5)*

 

*ATTENTION: While previous game lines were fixed, this line will move higher or lower at vegasgorilla’s discretion based on bets placed. Updates will be posted in this thread and the original post will always reflect the current line. Any bet placed remains dependent on the line it was wagered against. You may place multiple bets on this game to take advantage of the moving line, if you wish.

 

Prop Bets (updated 10/20 11:31pm)

Spoiler

Heisman Winner:

  • QB Tanner Bowman, Penn State, +300
  • QB Mohammed Foster, West Virginia, +400
  • QB Marcus Black, Auburn, +700
  • QB Nico Kaufman, Air Force, +600
  • Unlisted Player, +1100

This is a money line. Please research before wagering if you're not sure how it works.

 

National Championship Props Betting

  • Total Turnovers - Over/Under 1.5
  • Total Rushing Yards - Over/Under 147.5
  • Total Rushing Touchdowns - Over/Under 3

 

NO LONGER ACTIVE:

BLIND National Championship Props Betting

(These betting lines will be discontinued once either of the teams are known)

  • Underdog +2.5
    This will be the underdog based on the final line at kickoff. Note that the national championship game line will move based on incoming bets. This means that the opening underdog may not be the underdog at kickoff.
  • Favorite -7.5
    This will be the favorite based on the final line at kickoff. Note that the national championship game line will move based on incoming bets. This means that the opening favorite may not be the favorite at kickoff.
  • Total Turnovers - Over/Under 2.5
  • Total Rushing Yards - Over/Under 200
  • Total Rushing Touchdowns - Over/Under 2

Regular National Championship Props will replace the blind props once the game is set.

 

 

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$200 CFP Quarterfinal: Virginia (+9)
$600 Bahamas Bowl: Arizona State (+6)
$200 Independence Bowl: Miami (OH) (-8.5)

 

Sorry to be a pain, please verify I did this right. Basically, I want Virginia and Arizona State plus the points, and think that Miami will win by more than 8.5. Does that compute? Sorry to be a noob...

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11 minutes ago, bingo415 said:

$200 CFP Quarterfinal: Virginia (+9)
$600 Bahamas Bowl: Arizona State (+6)
$200 Independence Bowl: Miami (OH) (-8.5)

 

Sorry to be a pain, please verify I did this right. Basically, I want Virginia and Arizona State plus the points, and think that Miami will win by more than 8.5. Does that compute? Sorry to be a noob...

 

You did it correctly. Welcome to the world of sports betting, my friend.

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$300 Military Bowl: Army (+13.5)

$100 Holiday Bowl: Illinois (+1)

$75 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Ohio (-0.5)

$100 Miami Beach Bowl: Akron (+5)

$75 CFB Quarterfinal: LSU (+4)

$50 New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State (+3.5)

$100 Hawai'i Bowl: Hawai'i (+1)

$100 Armed Forces Bowl: SMU (-2.5)

$50 Birmingham Bowl: Ole Miss (-3.5)

$50 Bahamas Bowl: Arizona State (+6)

 

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26 minutes ago, ImposterCauster said:

$50 Bahamas Bowl: Arizona State (+6.5)

 

 

The line on that one is +6, I assume you still want the wager and recorded it. Let me know if I should delete it.

 

All wagers up till now have been recorded.

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Just now, vtgorilla said:

 

The line on that one is +6, I assume you still want the wager and recorded it. Let me know if I should delete it.

 

All wagers up till now have been recorded.

I am a blind man I swear. 

 

Yeah, I'm still making the wager on it. I can edit the post to fix the line

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If it wouldn't be a pain in the ass, I'd move the lines based on how the bets are falling...maybe next year when I plan this out more than a day in advance.

 

Oooooh, I'll do it for the natty. Will make the final bets to determine the winner more interesting if people grab the bets at different times.

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