Challenge #9: CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES LINE MOVING EXTRAVAGANZA
So here's the deal. There are four lines associated with the NFC and AFC Title games.
In the NFC
Seattle is favored by 3.5 over San Francisco
The Over/Under is 39.5
In the AFC
Denver is favored by 5.5 over New England
The Over/Under is 55.5
You are to pick all four. Each bet is worth 20 points.
Here's the catch.
You can move each line up to 19.5 points in either direction. If you move it to give you an advantage in what you bet, then you get rewarded less for your bet equal to the amount you moved the line. If you move the line to your disadvantage, then you gain reward equal to how far you moved the line.
So, If you bet Seattle to cover and leave the line at 3.5, then you stand to win 20 points if Seattle wins by more than that.
If you bet Seattle and move the line 7 points so that San Francisco is now favored by 3.5, then you can win 13 if Seattle covers
If you bet Seattle and the line 2.5 points so that Seattle is favored by 6, then you can win 22.5 if Seattle covers
All pushes are losses.
Tiebreaker #1: Catches by Michael Crabtree
Tiebreaker #2: Carries by Lagarette Blount
Tiebreaker #3: First to get it to me
Due 3 p.m. EST Sunday, even if you are voting today.
Ravenclaw advantage: The first point moving each line to your advantage doesn't cost you. If you move a line at least 5 points against you, it is worth an extra two points (can only get this bonus once).