LEO’S LOSERS – JANUARY 13
By Leo Haggerty

WEEK 19 – NFL SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND

So, Week 18 ties up my NCAA prognostications along with the culmination of the National Football League regular season.  The results kind of turned out the way I thought it would with having to pick so many double-digit games.

Here’s what I did learn for the future.  If a team is a double digit favorite, pick the underdog no matter what.  Better to lose $100 and possibly make $800 than a $1,000 on one game because, like Jacksonville proved, it is any given Sunday in the NFL.

After the dust cleared on the CFP Championship tilt on Monday, here’s how I did.  LEO’S LOCK (13-5) finished with a win and that put 300 lira in my money clip.  LEO’S LOSERS (53-36-1) was a mediocre 2-3 and that cost me 600 rubles.  LEO’S OTHERS (93-87) was an impressive 7-3 but to say it was the wrong trio of losses is an understatement.  That took 635 greenbacks from my bank account.

That makes my Week 18 log a very respectable 10-6 but, because my mistakes were extremely costly, I had to give back 935 pounds to my short term investment banker and that made him extremely happy.

The yearly total to date is 159-128-1 and that computes to 1,088 peso.  Even with the almost four digit hit I took last week, I’m still playing with a lot of house money as you can see and that’s the bottom line.

Look for my SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND selections later this week.

LEO’S LOCK

Philadelphia (+7) loses to TAMPA BAY (Bet $1,050 to make $300)

LEO’S LOSERS

New England (+5) loses to BUFFALO (Bet $460 to make $200)

DALLAS (-3) loses to San Francisco (Bet $200 to make $280)

LEO’S OTHERS 

Las Vegas (+5 1/2) loses to CINCINNATI (Bet $260 to make $100)

KANSAS CITY (-13) loses to Pittsburgh (Bet $100 to make $550)

LOS ANGELES RAMS (-3 1/2) loses to Arizona (Bet $100 to make $155)