Published on May 4th, 2017 | by Jeff Engelhardt0
Week 10: MLS Pick’em Challenge
1. Sean F: +13 (+1)
2. Ricky L: +9 (+1)
3. David: +2 (+1)
4. Jeff: 0 (-1)
5. Michael T: -1 (No Change)
6. Anthony P: -3 (-2)
7. Jaymes G: -5 (+3)
7. HotHam: -5 (-5)
9. Joe C: -7 (N/A)
10. Donald H: -12 (-4)
11. Ryan: -16 (-3)
11. JCIII: -16 (+4)
History has been made. JCIII has finally predicted something correctly and moved into a tie for last place instead of living in the basement by himself. So congrats there on that Vancouver pick.
Meanwhile, David knocked me out of third-place because I am terrible and picked Minnesota.
Each week, you get a chance to pick ONE result from any MLS game. It does not have to be the same game I pick. And points will be earned for each correct result and COULD be lost for a wrong pick. We will keep track of everyone participating and update standings in each weeks post.
If you pick a result with – odds, you are picking the favorite. You can only gain one point (whether it’s -100 or -300), but you will not lose any points if you are incorrect. If you pick a result with + odds, you are picking the underdog. In this scenario you get bonus points based on how big the underdog. But because you are swinging for the fences you can also lose points. Here is a brief rundown.
+100 odds, you get 2 points if they win, but lose 1 point if it loses
+200 odds, you get 3 points if they win, but lose 2 points if it loses
+300 odds, you get 4 points if they win, but lose 3 points if it loses
Hopefully that all makes sense. Feel free to ask questions if you are confused.
So I will list the odds for every game each week and you just need to submit the pick before kickoff the particular game you are playing that week. You can submit your picks by leaving a comment here or tweeting to @FireOnIceSoccer with the hashtag #pickem.
Week 10 Odds (from Bovada, home team listed first, pick only one)
Colorado Rapids -110, Vancouver Whitecaps +310, Draw +235
Seattle Sounders -120, Toronto FC +335, Draw +255
DC United -100, Montreal Impact +275, Draw +250
Philadelphia Union +150, New York Red Bulls +175, Draw +240
Columbus Crew -125, New England Revolution +330, Draw +275
Houston Dynamo -110, Orlando City +275, Draw +265
Real Salt Lake +175, FC Dallas +160, Draw +220
Los Angeles Galaxy -125, Chicago Fire +335, Draw +275
San Jose Earthquakes +110, Portland Timbers +255, Draw +230
Minnesota United +215, Sporting Kansas City +130, Draw +240
New York City FC -115, Atlanta United +290, Draw +290
Jeff’s Pick: San Jose/Portland Draw +230
I’m still in search of taking multiple points at a time to try and catch up. I like San Jose at home usually and a banged up Portland team will do what it can to get a draw, but I don’t think will push too hard for a win. I need to hit here.
Week 10 Picks
Jeff: SJ/POR Draw +230
SeanF: Vancouver +310
JoeC: Chicago +335
Ryan: Chicago +335
JaymesG: Portland +255
HotHam: Chicago +335
David: Columbus -125
RickyL: Los Angeles -125
JCIII: Chicago +335
MichaelT: Dallas +160