It was a rebound week for most of the VSB SuperContest team, with eight of the 12 members posting winning records. However, Week 7 was not as kind to the VSB Prediction Computer, which went 2-3 for the fifth time this season.
The computer’s winning picks were two road teams that hung in there and almost won straight-up in the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans, who were both 5.5-point underdogs and lost by a combined three points.
The computer’s other three SuperContest picks in Week 7 were the Seattle Seahawks (-6.5), Cleveland Browns (-5.5) and San Francisco 49ers (+6.5). The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks suffered a surprising 28-26 road loss to the St. Louis Rams while the Browns and 49ers each got hammered away from home. While the computer also had its first losing week overall against the spread this year, it picked 11 winners on totals in 15 games.
The best performance for an VSB contestant in Week 7 was Kelly Stewart with a perfect 5-0 record as she moved within two points of group leader Todd Fuhrman, who went 3-2 to improve to 22-13 overall. The other VSB contestants with winning weeks were Jason McIntyre (4-1), David Kaplan (4-1), David Fucillo (3-2), Adam Kramer (3-2), Rob Pizzola (3-2) and Ben Eckstein of America’s Line (3-2).
The overall leader of the SuperContest is still Dustin Rampi, whose alias Alcatraz Holdings had its first losing week at 2-3 to fall to 28-7. Stewart won her Week 7 SuperContest Smackdown with Fucillo and will be taking a one-week break, but stay tuned to VSB.com for a new video to find out who will battle it out in Week 8.
Following are Week 7 records and overall standings for the entire VSB crew…
Todd Fuhrman: 3-2, 22-13
Kelly Stewart: 5-0, 20-15
Jason McIntyre: 4-1, 19-16
David Fucillo: 3-2, 19-16
America’s Line: 3-2, 18-17
Matt Ufford: 2-3, 18-17
Rob Pizzola: 3-2, 16-19
David Kaplan: 4-1, 15-20
OS Super Computer: 2-3, 15-20
Nick Kostos: 0-5, 15-20
Adam Kramer: 3-2, 14-21
Erin Sharoni: 2-3, 14-21
Click here to view overall standings for the SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.