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The J-Dub Gambling Challenge 2020: Week 10 – The “When The King Is Angry” Edition

There was a medieval saying which went something like “when the king is angry, let there be bandages.”  This was particularly true of those “rule through divine right” monarchs who tended to rule through sheer brutality…because theirs was the “Will of God.”

While this isn’t the Middle Ages, there are certain places where those sorts of monarchies still exist.  Somewhere on a mountain top above the clouds sit the gods of gambling.  In the service of those deities lie the bookies, the vessels “divine right” through which the wrath of the gods is dispensed.

Somebody misses a field goal, and the gambling gods have a king/bookie pull out your liver with a “hook.”

Last week, the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll took a hefty dose of wrath.  The gods thundered down from Mount Over-under-lympus, and through their “bookie” gambling kings used the dreaded “hook” to disembowel the bankroll to the tune of an $895 loss.

One never really knows what draws the divine wrath; one just makes sure there are bandages for when those times come. But what we do know is where the J-Dub Gambling Challenge bankroll stands now…at $5,522 on the season so far from the original 5K.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER (mandated by our very own Small Town Pizza Lawyer):

Thanks to the Supreme Court, gambling is no longer illegal at Bushwood, sir. However, the Supreme Court can’t really help me for one over-arching reason.

Unless one of them is willing to keep Mrs. J-Dub from braining me with a cast-iron skillet if she found out how many dimes I’m dropping on college football; they are of no use to me. That means that as far as she knows, all wagers are mythical in nature and this is in no way, shape, or form a gambling advice column. In other words, if you lose your own “real” money, that’s nobody’s fault but yours, so don’t yell at me when we meet at the plasma center on Monday.

Having said that, let’s get ready to gamble…

The Standard Plays

  • Southern Methodist (-17.5) at Temple O/U 62.5 $150 Southern Methodist
  • North Carolina (-11.5) at Duke O/U 63 $100 North Carolina
  • Michigan (-4.5) at Indiana O/U 54 $125 Indiana, $125 Over
  • Michigan State at Iowa (-3.5) O/U 46.5 $175 Iowa
  • Arizona State at Southern California (-10.5) O/U 56.5 $50 Arizona State, $50 Over
  • Minnesota (-7) at Illinois O/U 61.5 $250 Minnesota
  • Kansas at Oklahoma (-38) O/U 61.5 $100 Over
  • Florida at Georgia (-3) O/U 52.5 $150 Over
  • Pittsburgh at Florida State (-2) O/U 52 $200 Pittsburgh
  • Tennessee (-2) at Arkansas O/U 52.5 $100 Arkansas
  • Texas A&M (-10) at South Carolina O/U 58.5 $125 South Carolina

The Almost Always Punitive Purdue Bet

Since I live in the heart of Big Ten country, almost literally in the shadow of Ross-Ade stadium, those around me who know I’m a gambler will invariably ask me about the Boilermakers, so I might as well bet on them…

Purdue is idle this week.

The Dubsism College Football Heavyweight Champ Bet:

We went back to the very first college football game in 1869, and the premise is simple…you’re the champ until somebody beats you. The current champion is the Auburn Tigers

Auburn is idle this week.

J-Dub’s Payday of the Week:

It’s like the game says…the idea is to hang on to your cash. That means this is the “big play” of the week; the one that should make today “Payday.”

West Virginia at Texas (-6.5) O/U 54

$250 Texas, $250 Over

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One comment on “The J-Dub Gambling Challenge 2020: Week 10 – The “When The King Is Angry” Edition

  1. ChrisHumpherys (@SportsChump)
    November 10, 2020

    Well, I laid low this weekend, opting to only gamble on two games I really liked.

    Florida money line, Notre Dame money line and the two-teamer.

    Needless to say, I was happy with the outcomes.


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