Weekly Group Pick’em

Everyone at On The Lake misses sports. We miss everything to do with sports, so we’ve thought of a way to make them matter a little more to us. Each week I will be making a slate of games that we will all make picks on, and for each correct pick you make, you earn a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the week is the winner. Here are the rules:

Golf:

Each of us can pick whatever golfer we’d like and the better they finish, the more points they can earn us.

1st Place: 6 Points

2nd-5th Place: 5 Points

6th-10th Place: 4 Points

11th-20th Place: 3 Points

21st-40th Place: 2 Points

40th-Last person to make the cut: 1 Point

Golfer doesn’t make the cut: -2 Points

Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Football, and Hockey

Most of us at On The Lake are not big soccer fans; however, we wanted to get this contest off and running as soon as possible. Since golf, soccer, and MMA are just about the only sports going on, that’s all we can make picks on. I’ll be going over how the soccer picks work, and it will be the same as any other of the listed sports.

I will be giving each of our writers the spread of the games, and if their team wins ATS (Against the Spread) they will be given 1 point towards their total. Also, if they bet on a draw and get it right, they will receive 2 points. Lastly, a push will be worth nothing.

MMA, UFC, and Boxing

Each week I will be giving out the lines to at least one fight. The points you can win are determined on how big of a favorite or underdog the fighter is.

Points based on money lines:

(Any ML +149 or lower): 1 Point

(+150 through +250): 2 Points

(+251 through +350): 3 Points

(> +351): 5 points

So now that everyone knows the rules here are the games and everyone’s picks.

Events:

  • The Memorial Tournament
  • LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers (PK)
  • Arsenal vs Liverpool (-0.5)
  • NY Redbulls vs Columbus (Flavortown) Crew (-0.5)
  • Sheffield United vs Leicester City (-0.5)
  • Crystal Palace vs Manchester United (-1.5)
  • Watford vs West Ham (-0.5)
  • Arsenal vs Man City (-1.5)
  • LA Galaxy vs LA FC (-0.5)
  • Manchester United vs Chelsea (PK)
  • Benavidez vs Figuerido (-230)

Writers Picks:

Each of these picks will correspond to the given list above. I will keep each writer’s running totals on the year once they start to come in as well.

@Drew_Thirion-Drew Thirion

These picks are mine, and I am not confident in any of them. I know nothing about soccer, and I read something about Leishman playing well at the Memorial, that’s why I’m picking him. Once every other sport comes back, I will not be worthless and will give some sort of analysis for each selection. For now, do whatever you want with these picks, they aren’t worth a whole lot.

  • Marc Leishman
  • Galaxy
  • Liverpool
  • Redbulls
  • Leicester
  • Crystal Palace
  • Watford
  • Arsenal
  • LA FC
  • Chelsea
  • Figuerido

@33Milner-Matt Milner

  • Justin Thomas
  • Galaxy
  • Liverpool
  • Crew
  • Leicester
  • Man U
  • West Ham
  • Man City
  • LA FC
  • Chelsea
  • Figuerido

@JacobSpain7-Jacob Spain

  • Colin Marikawa
  • Galaxy
  • Liverpool
  • Crew
  • Sheffield
  • Man U
  • Watford vs West Ham (DRAW)
  • Man City
  • LA FC
  • Man U vs Chelsea (DRAW)
  • Figuerido

@MR_B93-Mike Burvee

  • Dustin Johnson
  • Timbers
  • Arsenal
  • Crew
  • Leicester
  • Man U
  • West Ham
  • Man City
  • Galaxy
  • Man U
  • Benavidez

@Jdraime_10-Joe Draime

  • Justin Thomas
  • Galaxy
  • Liverpool
  • Crew
  • Sheffield
  • Man U
  • Watford
  • Man City
  • LA FC
  • Chelsea
  • Benavidez

There are the teams’ picks! Who do you think is going to win this week? Also, make sure you play along with us and send in your picks on Twitter @OnTheLakeSports.

Author: Drew Thirion
Founder of On The Lake Sports. Follow me on social media platforms @drew_thirion

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