When Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw a late interception in the end zone against the Arizona Cardinals in the Week 7 Monday Night Football game, it did not just prevent his team from attempting to tie the score.
It also helped 393 contestants in the SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, including eight members of Team OddsShark, who picked the Cardinals to cover the 7.5-point spread in what turned out to be a 26-18 win over the Ravens.
One of the beneficiaries of the Flacco pick was Team OddsShark group leader David Fucillo from SB Nation, as he held onto first place by going 3-2 in Week 7. Fucillo has yet to have a losing week this season and continues to lead Ryan Fowler from FOX Sports by two points in the group standings.
The overall leader of the SuperContest remains Rounding Again, who went 4-1 to take a 1.5-point lead over four others tied for second, including EJOC, TD Love Machine, The Liberty Five and The Right Reasons.
Fucillo is just four points off the overall lead with 24.5 points, and the grand prize is worth $906,675 and awarded to the contestant who picks the most NFL winners over the entire 17-week season. The Top 50 places will be paid over $2.5 million thanks to a record field of 1,727 entries in 2015 that paid $1,500 apiece to participate.
ODDSSHARK COMPUTER JUMPS IN STANDINGS
The biggest mover in the Team OddsShark standings was the OddsShark Super Computer, which jumped into a tie for fifth place in the group following an impressive 4-1 week. The Computer picked winners with the Jacksonville Jaguars (+5.5), Miami Dolphins (-4), New York Jets (+9) and Carolina Panthers (-3), with the lone loser being the disappointing Indianapolis Colts (-4.5).
The record number of contestants who took the Jets got a huge break when they kicked a 55-yard field goal down 10 points in the final minute to cover the spread.
Other Team OddsShark members who also went 4-1 in Week 7 include Jason McIntyre from The Big Lead, Nick Kostos and Todd Fuhrman from CBS SportsLine, Ben Eckstein from America’s Line, Jon Anik from the UFC and FOX Sports and Dan Katz from Barstool Sports.
Fuhrman and Katz have each enjoyed three consecutive winning weeks following rough starts that had them tied at the bottom of the group standings. Now Kelly Stewart (aka kellyinvegas) is tied for last in the group with Randall the Handle at 14-21 after she went 1-4 for the fourth time in five weeks.