Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bring on the playoffs!  I closed out the regular season in style by going 5-0 on teasers and 4-1 on sides.  At the mid-season mark I had a dreadful 8-16 record with teasers, but I chalked it up to bad breaks and stuck with it.  With the week 17 sweep I capped off a 14-5 comeback in that category to finish above .500.   My top 50 season player props also cashed at a 66% clip.   The final records aren't anything special, but when you consider how volatile this season was with the new emphasis on passing, penalties, and scoring .. I feel pretty good about another winning season.

The final rankings for the public and pro consensus picks are also in.  The Hilton picks did much better than they did last year, but no matter how they will always be better than the public.   You can see for yourself what happens when you back all the big favorites every week. 

But enough of the regular season.  Let's look forward to the real tournament.  I thought it would be a SD/GB final before the season started with DET and HOU as long-shot picks.  Now that we've seen a full season and know the matchups and injuries...I'll have my playoffs picks up soon along with my updated Super Bowl pick.  I'll also have the final power rankings of the year after I crunch the numbers to get you set for the post-season. 

Market Watch

Public Consensus Top 5 Picks

PIT -7
SF -10.5
SEA +2.5
ATL -11.5
PHI -8

Record to date: 38-46-1

Hilton Contest Consensus Top 5 Picks

KC +3.5
NYG -2.5
PIT -4
CAR +8.5
HOU +3

Record to date: 45-34-5