Gambling will gut you.
After years of preparation, in 2018 I finally got the courage to put down a significant amount of money along with my cousin to join the Westgate SuperContest.
Last Sunday was the first time my picks actually mattered — if I had the best gambling year of my life, I’d have a shot at splitting a $1.5 million grand prize with my cousin. I was ready to live the fantasy.
Then my picks went 1-4. Gross. Even worse, those losses came in a myriad of gut-punching ways. The Giants were an inch away from scoring a two-point conversion that would’ve saved me a loss, and the Steelers somehow blew a 14-point lead to the Browns to settle in a tie.
Thankfully, not all my bets were losers. We hit our moneyline underdog with the Chiefs beating the Chargers outright, an easy two-team teaser with the help of the Ravens and Vikings, and also cashed our Monday Night Chaser. Even with a brutal stretch of SuperContest picks, I survived with my bankroll intact.
There’s only one thing to do after a rough week — dust yourself off, check your wallet, and charge back in.
Below are our picks for Week 2 of the Westgate SuperContest, along with some of our other favorite bets on the slate.