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February 18th

 

11a/ UT Martin at Southeast Missouri (-1)
4p/ Morehead State at Belmont (-9.5)
630p/ SIUE at Austin Peay (-5.5)
7p/ Eastern Illinois at Murray State (-7)
7p/ Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State (-7.5)
730p/ Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State (-9)

Standings

Thursday games not added yet

RankName OverallPCT 
1ChrisBrown_AL15-3.833
2Doc Alexander8-3.727
3Cougars10-4.714
4 (+1)Austin 3:1627-14.659
5 (-1)twinsfan142415-8.652
6Montfere34-24.586
7OVC Ball33-25.569
8Shank35-30.538
9Nick Alexander 36-32.529
10Shawn Flaughter32-46.410
CLICK HERE FOR FALL STANDINGS

RankNameOverallPCT 
1Joe16-8.667
2Shawn Flaughter57-48.543
3Cougars!20-17.541
4OVC Ball41-43.488
5Nick Alexander 45-51.469
6John Hughes29-35.465
7Austin 3:1612-15.444
8Shank28-38.424
Standings Ineligible (Too few games picked. Can return to eligibility by picking games)
Illini Racers4-1.800
Sawyer6-4.600
Allan Lewis5-5.500
KDL9-10.474
--Alexander2-7.222

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE RULES

You’ll be picking games against the spread provided. That spread will be provided by 8 a.m. EST the day of the games (although I will make every effort to have those spreads posted the night before) You pick which team will win against that spread. A pick for a game must be in by the tip-off of that game. Picks can be made one of two ways:

1) In the comment section of that post on ovcball.net (preferred)
2) By sending the picks to @ovcball on twitter, either in a post or a DM.

All comments on the site, as well as tweets are time stamped. That stamp will determine whether a pick was made in time for a game. If you miss an early tip you can pick the remaining games.

 

PICK ‘EM POSTS, SPREADS

All spreads will be posted in a post on ovcball.net, and a link provided to twitter through both @ovcball upon update. The entire season will be run through one post. Spreads and scoring will be updated in that same post throughout the season. All comments will be removed from the site for the next day’s picks — but will remain saved in case of a challenge or error notification.

Spreads will generally be taken from ESPN the evening before the game. The spread posted on the site may differ from the spread you see online, due to a change in the live lines, or simply the use of a different site. Only the spread posted on this site or the official twitter account counts towards our Pick ‘Em contest.

There will not be spreads for games against teams outside NCAA Division I.

 

READING SPREADS

Ex/ Team A vs Team B (-3)

In the example, Team B is favored by three points. So you would subtract three points from their final score. So if Team B won the game 77-75, team A would actually win against the spread.

 

DOUBLE DOWN PICK

Every day, you can choose to double down on a single game. By placing a (DD) after one pick — no more than one per day – that game is worth double. That means two wins if you’re right — or two losses if you’re wrong. You do not have to pick a double down if you choose.

 

SCORING

We’ve used various scoring systems throughout the year, and after careful consideration, we will carry over last year’s win-loss scoring system. Every correct pick counts as win. Every incorrect pick counts as a loss. (For Double Down picks, see section above) If a pick is not made, or is made late, it will neither count as a win or loss. Also — any pushes, which occur when calculating the spread leads to a tie, counts as neither a win or loss.

The season will be split into three parts:

Fall season (All games before December 29th)
Winter season (All regular season games between December 29th and the end of the season)

The winner of each season will be determined by the highest winning percentage. Ties will be broken by most wins.

Standings will be split into two sections: “Eligible” and “Ineligible.” A player will be counted as eligible as long as their combined win-loss total adds up to 50-percent of the maximum win-loss total of any player.

 

SCORING CHALLENGES, ERRORS

All scoring will be done by hand, and will be tracked through a spreadsheet. Though I will do my best to prevent them, errors may happen. As part of the daily Pick ‘Em lines, I will make every effort to update scoring from the day before. At no point will more than three game days pass without a scoring update. If you believe I have made an error — contact me through any of the means listed above for making picks. I will double check not only your score for that day — but everyone who entered that day as well.

Any challenge to the rules can also be made through the same lines of communication.

 

RULE CHANGES

While I don’t anticipate rule changes, it is impossible that I can forsee every potential issue that may arise. All efforts will be made to ensure a fair competition, but I can not guarantee that the above rules will not be changed. All rule changes will be clearly communicated at the top of a Pick ‘Em post if such a change is necessary.

This game may be discontinued at any time.


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  1. Monfrere:
    Reply
    Murray State Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Morehead State
  2. ChrisBrown_AL:
    Reply
    MurrayState, EIU, EKU, Tennessee State
  3. Austin 3:16:
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    SIUE Peay TSU
  4. Doc Alexander:
    Reply
    Murray, Peay, Belmont, TSU
  5. Nick alexander:
    Reply
    Murray---EIU---EKU---MORE (DD)
  6. Shawn Flaugher:
    Reply
    Murray, APSU, EKU, Morehead
  7. Nicholas Alexander:
    Reply
    SEMO (dd)---More---AP---Mur---TTU---TSU
  8. Austin 3:16:
    Reply
    Martin, Morehead, Peay, Murray, Tech, and TSU
  9. twinsfan1424:
    Reply
    All home favorites except for UT Martin
  10. Monfrere:
    Reply
    Southeast Missouri Belmont Austin Peay Murray State Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky
  11. Shank:
    Reply
    Martin Belmont SIUe Murray tech eku
  12. ChrisBrown_AL:
    Reply
    SEMO, Morehead, AustinPeay, MurrayState, JSU (DD), EKU
  13. Shawn Flaugher:
    Reply
    Belmont, APSU, Murray, JSU, TSU
OVC Ball
Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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