The winning team from last year’s contest was “rounding again”, who went an astounding 59-23-3 ATS, which is 72% winning percentage. Imagine hitting that mark for an entire 17 week season! He beat out 1726 other entries. For the effort, “rounding again” banked a solid $906,675. Pretty sweet prize.
The record for the highest winning percentage remains from team CH ballers back in 2014, they went 64-20-1, which came out to a 76.2% winning percentage. WHOA! We should note that there is a team named “CH Ballers” in this year’s contest, but can’t definitively be sure that it’s the same team, or simply someone using that same team name. And there is no team “rounding again” this year, he could be taking the year off, or using a different team name.
Looks like there’s a total of 1,854 teams this season with a buy in fee of $1,500. So there should be a total of $2,781,000 in the pot this year up for grabs (before any fees taken out by Westgate).
Onto this week’s picks…
WESTGATE SUPERCONTEST 2016 WEEK 1 CONSENSUS PICKS:
(note: for the season, we take the consensus picks from the top 5% of the standing, so we’re not including the picks from the bottom of the barrel.)
[winner] LIONS (+3.5) at COLTS [25% of picks]
[loser] PATRIOTS at CARDINALS (-6) [24% of picks]
[loser] GIANTS (-1.5) at COWBOYS [23% of picks]
[winner] BEARS at TEXANS (-6) [23% of picks]
[winner] BILLS at RAVENS (-3) [22% of picks]
WESTGATE SUPERCONTEST LEADERBOARD & Week 1 Picks
The great news is everybody’s in first place so far! We have our eyes on team CH Ballers this week, not sure if they are the same team as the 2014 winners, but it’s the same team name. Here are their selections for week 1.
- VIKINGS (-1.5) at TITANS
- BENGALS at JETS (+2.5)
- RAIDERS at SAINTS (-1.5)
- BEARS (+6) at TEXANS (same as Cousin Sal’s pick and Cowherd’s Pick)
- PATRIOTS at CARDINALS (-6)