Tag:CBSSports official NBA Pick Em competition Week 1
Posted on: November 12, 2008 4:42 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2008 8:39 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 1

Hey guys - Welcome to Week 1 of the NBA Pick Em Competition. We received 25 applications of interest, great - I'm hoping we can get more members as the season goes on as well.

If you are still interested in joining, if not's too late. Join up now!

Each mid-week I will have this blog that will display last weeks results, this weeks games, standings and any other information we may need to have on a weekly basis.

Each week I will ask the top 3 to get their picks in early and their picks will be displayed at the top of this blog - This will be a b!tch to the guys at the top, but for the rest of us - It will hopefully help keep it competitive and keep parity. Nothing worse than if a guy wins by 600 after all, it would get boring.

For this weeks picks there are quite a few "illegal games" - There should be less as the season goes on and as the standings start to pan out and we find out who the good teams are, who the average teams are and who the bad teams are.

Each week you can pick up to 20 games per week. You don't have to pick 20, but the more games you pick the more points you stand to get. You will receive 2 points for a win and 1 extra point for picking the correct margin.

The margins you can choose from are as follows: 1-4, 5-8, 9-14, 15-19 and 20+.

So an example of a pick might be, Toronto vs Orlando - Orlando by 5-8.

Right, let's get to it - This weeks illegal games are: (in brackets is the record at time of blog)

Monday 17th
Houston (4-3) @ Oklahoma City (1-6)
Tuesday 18th
Atlanta (6-0) @ Indiana (3-3)
Miami (4-3) @ Washington (0-5)
Cleveland (6-2) @ New Jersey (2-4)
New York (4-3) @ Boston (7-1)
Chicago (3-5) @ LA Lakers (6-0)
Wednesday 19th
Washington (0-5) @ Atlanta (6-0)
Sacramento (3-5) @ New Orleans (4-2)
Milwaukee (3-5) @ Utah (6-1)
Friday 21st
Milwaukee (2-4) @ Toronto (4-3)
Houston (4-3) @ Washington (0-6)
Charlotte (2-5) @ Atlanta (6-0)
Boston (7-1) @ Minnesota (1-6)
Utah (6-1) @ San Antonio (2-4)
New Orleans (4-2) @ Oklahoma City (1-6)
Denver (4-3) @ LA Lakers (6-0)
Saturday 22nd
Washington (0-5) @ New York (4-3)
Oklahoma City (1-6) @ New Orleans (4-2)
Utah (6-1) @ Memphis (3-5)
Sunday 23rd
Minnesota (1-6) @ Detroit (5-2)
Sacramento (3-5) @ LA Lakers (6-0)


Just so you don't have to go searching for the rest of the games, here are the legal games for week 1:

Monday 17th
Phoenix (6-2) @ Utah (6-1)
San Antonio (2-4) @ LA Clippers (1-6)
Tuesday 18th
Dallas (2-5) @ Charlotte (2-5)
Toronto (4-3) @ Orlando (4-3)
Sacramento (3-5) @ Memphis (3-5)
Milwaukee (3-5) @ Denver (4-3)
Portland (4-3) @ Golden State (3-5)
Wednesday 19th
Cleveland (6-2) @ Detroit (5-2)
Toronto (4-3) @ Miami (4-3)
Philadelphia (2-5) @ Minnesota (1-6)
LA Clippers (1-6) @ Oklahoma City (1-6)
Dallas (2-5) @ Houston (4-3)
Denver (4-3) @ San Antonio (2-4)
Chicago (3-5) @ Portland (4-3)
Thursday 20th
Detroit (5-2) @ Boston (7-1)
Phoenix (6-2) @ LA Lakers (6-0)
Friday 21st
LA Clippers (1-6) @ Philadelphia (2-5)
Orlando (4-3) @ Indiana (3-3)
New York (4-3) @ Milwaukee (3-5)
Memphis (3-5) @ Dallas (2-5)
Portland (4-3) @ Sacramento (3-5)
Chicago (3-5) @ Golden State (3-5)
Saturday 22nd
Houston (4-3) @ Orlando (4-3)
Milwaukee (3-5) @ Charlotte (2-5)
LA Clippers (1-6) @ New Jersey (2-4)
Atlanta (6-0) @ Cleveland (6-2)
Indiana (3-3) @ Miami (4-3)
Portland (4-3) @ Phoenix (6-2)
Sunday 23rd
Boston (7-1) @ Toronto (4-3)
Golden State (3-5) @ Philadelphia (2-5)
Chicago (3-5) @ Denver (4-3)


Any issue can discussed. If you think a game should be illegal or vice versa, comment here or PM me. Any issue, comment here or PM me.

You can choose whether to make your picks public by just posting them here, or you can make them private by PMing me. Picks must be in before Sunday 11.59pm EST. Picks may be changed up until Sunday 11.59pm EST - The picks I have then are final, before then you may chop and change as you please.

Thanks guys


EDIT:
Please vote,
On the "pick up to 20 games per week" rule, Should we,
a) Keep the rule the same: Each week you can pick up to 20 games per week. You don't have to pick 20, but the more games you pick the more points you stand to get.
b) Starting week two you get negative points for losing a game?  That way people who dont want to pick 20 games each week are not penalized.
c) Make a new rule stating that you must pick 20 games per week.

Thanks..

 
 
 
 
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