After an awesome second week in the Ultimate Football Challenge at the Golden Nugget, Team Odds Shark came back down to earth and struggled to an 11-17 record overall on college and pro picks. This after Cousin Sal, Harry Gagnon and brothers Darren and Brian Szokoli combined to go 23-5 the previous week. However, UFC commentator Jon Anik turned in his best performance of the season in the NFL-only SuperContest with a 4-1 mark to move to 10-5 overall in the world’s largest football handicapping contest.
Sal and both Szokoli brothers went 3-4 in Week 3 of the Ultimate Football Challenge while Gagnon was 2-5 to fall from a tie for first place overall. Northwestern turned in an especially disappointing result, with three of them picking the Wildcats as 9.5-point home underdogs in a 31-10 loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. Michigan also performed poorly for Gagnon and Brian Szokoli, as the Wolverines were routed 35-14 by the Wisconsin Badgers as 3.5-point road underdogs. Gagnon was 1-4 in the NFL.
The NFL has not been the strong suit of the team so far this season between the Ultimate Football Challenge, SuperContest and Circa Sports Million, but Anik was definitely a bright spot with a big Week 3. He picked Sportsbooks on the Detroit Lions (+6), Indianapolis Colts (-1.5), New York Giants (+6.5) and Los Angeles Rams (-3). His one loser was the Seattle Seahawks (-4) in a 33-28 home loss to the New Orleans Saints.
In addition, Joe Fortenbaugh went 4-1 in the Circa Sports Million to move over the .500 mark at 8-7. Fortenbaugh had Sportsbooks on the Baltimore Ravens (+6.5), Houston Texans (+3.5), Indianapolis Colts (-1.5) and Los Angeles Rams (-3). His lone loser was on the Arizona Cardinals (-2).
Yet another positive has been the duo of Odds Shark’s own Jon Campbell and Clay Travis in the Sportsbook College Pick’em contest. Campbell and Travis each went 4-3 in Week 3 to improve their season records to 13-8 and 12-9, respectively. Unfortunately, the one pick they shared was the UCF Golden Knights (-11.5), who were upset 35-34 by the Pittsburgh Panthers to end their 27-game regular-season winning streak.