So the APP got the right winner and the margin was good enough that Alabama was the correct pick against the point spread. But the over-under from Bama’s 20-13 overtime win over LSU was well under and the 31-17 pick was over.
Thus, in that game the APP was correct on the winner, correct on the margin, and incorrect on the over-under.
There was only one miss on the straight up predictions, and this was one of those that no one saw coming. Texas A&M (that team Alabama beat 59-0 a few weeks ago) 41, Auburn 38. The APP panel missed the winner (and, of course, the margin) and even the over-under, even though the prediction of Auburn 49, A&M 17 was pretty high.
To get to the bottom line, the APP was 5-1 on picking winners, but only 2-6 in gambling situations. Again, kids, we urge you to not use the APP picks in search of ill-gotten gains.
For the year, the APP is 73-15 on predictions of Southeastern Conference games, but only 76-59 in wagering opportunities.
The APP panel will give it its best effort this week with predictions coming in a few days.