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Individual VUHoops Readers vs. Vegas

In our Tuesday post, "Wisdom of VUHoops Crowd vs. Vegas," we analyzed how we would have fared against the Vegas odds makers had we made bets in ‘Nova’s games against UCLA, Tennessee, St. Joe’s, Penn, La Salle and Delaware based solely on a comparison of the average score predicted by the VUHoops readers in our Closest to the Pin Contest vs. the point spread and over-under posted by the Vegas odds makers.

We found that, so far, the collective intelligence of the VUHoops crowd offers no apparent advantage over a simple coin flip. It’s a dead heat, with the VUHoops readers ahead 3-2 betting the spread, while the Vegas odds makers are up 3-2 betting the over-under.

Well, that’s tells us how we are doing as a group. How are the individual VUHoops readers doing based on their own game predictions? We again looked at the same six games and assumed each reader placed $100 spread bets and $100 over/under bets based solely on a comparison of their predicted score vs. the point spread and over-under posted by the Vegas odds makers. It is important to note that not all readers made predictions in each of the six games.

How are each of you are doing? Ignoring "the vig" (or fee withheld by Vegas on winning bets) 61 readers are up, 22 are even-money, and 49 are down. The net winnings of the group so far total $3,000. TC87 is leading the pack, up $700, Colt and Stevie H'07 are tied for second, up $600, and dsproul'03, mfc4293, and Wild Cat Scratch Fever are tied for third, up $500. Check out the table below, sorted by reader, to see how you are doing.

VU Hoops Reader $ Total
amg10 100
Andy '06 (300)
Arctic Cat (500)
arizona secrets 200
Barney Rubble '87 (100)
bcmdon02 (100)
bcolli08 0
Beardog 100
bella-nova (100)
bgunn (100)
Bill'77 100
bosshoghazzard (200)
Bri'13 (100)
Brickface 100
Camino'05 (100)
CatScratch Fever 0
cdtoffers (100)
cgere720 100
Chicken Dinner 100
chuck st. petersburg 100
Clarkkell 100
Colt 600
Conroy30 (200)
CruzExposed 0
David'06 (300)
derp 100
Dj pizzle (300)
DMC (300)
doctor feelgoodes 100
Dom (200)
DP5 300
dsproul03 500
Ed'08 (100)
Ed'77 400
Esto 100
Extraneous (200)
FLM'33 200
Foyelitthefire 200
Frank (oldtimer 2) 100
fred66 0
Free Jayvaughn Pinkston 300
Friar Fanatic '13 (100)
Fruit Loops Total 0
gaparch (100)
Gary McLain's SL 300
hit the bid 200
Hugh Jass (300)
imisskylelowry 0
itsnovasyear (100)
Jackie Boy 98 0
Jim 0
Jim89 100
jimmy 200
JK13 (100)
Jmac'09 300
Joe 200
Joey 300
Jonny B1 200
jpbfrog (100)
jpische01 (200)
JSPowerJR 0
Kait'08 (100)
Kanauj 0
Kittlesfan95 400
Kmac 300
Koz'67 200
Lip 0
Lou'06 (600)
maalik lowry (500)
Marc (300)
Mark A 200
marty1029 100
mary quilter 0
Mattymo 300
MB3 0
mddcny 0
mfc4293 500
MIKE (300)
miles'88 200
mj 300
Mouph Man (200)
mprams 200
mully321 100
Nervous Nelly (100)
NJ Super 'Nova 400
Noodles (400)
Nova 21 0
Nova Dentist (200)
NovaCat94 (500)
novafan17 100
novafan95 (300)
NovaFlyer (700)
Old School 400
Palsgraf (400)
Pat'12 100
Pena Power (100)
Pete (aliti13) 100
Pretty Toney 0
pttam7yanks 0
ramon usategui 100
REPRESENT804 (300)
Rich '09 0
rise (300)
rohanu 200
Schitzengigles'10 300
SeanDon (100)
Sfwildcat 300
Shane Clark (100)
Simple'07 (300)
slano43 300
Special K'73 (500)
Steph (400)
Steve H '07 600
Steve S.13 200
Stevie V 0
super nova 400
TC87 700
The Chameleon 200
TJ 0
TK87 300
Tom87 0
tommyboy 100
Tony K (200)
Two in the Pinkston 100
twointhebush (100)
Ty (200)
vi11anova 200
Waiting List 0
Wallace 300
waynesworld (100)
WildCat Scratch Fever 500
Wildcat677 200
Grand Total 3,000