Introducing the Circa College Hoops Challenge

Eight contestants will compete every Friday night time — kicking off this week and working by means of March 17 — and play for bragging rights, a trophy and a prize package deal courtesy of Circa proprietor Derek Stevens.

After the sphere is formally set, listed here are the competition particulars:

Circa Faculty Hoops Problem

Eight handicapped athletes – no entry payment – compete in a Friday night time faculty basketball match with prizes awarded.

when: Friday, January 20, 2023 by means of Friday, March 17 (8 weeks, 9 rounds)

the place: VSIN Studio at Circa Sportsbook

Competitors performs: 5 performs, total-game and total-only faculty basketball groups, from Saturday’s schedule with one decided as finest wager (BB).

– Performs will probably be rated as 1 level for a win and half a degree for a payout. If a recreation is canceled, it’s categorised as a lift (value half a degree); The postponed recreation have to be performed on the next Thursday or it is usually categorised as a batch.

– The full Finest Wager (BB) factors will probably be used as a tiebreaker for a season if required.

Use Finest Circa Sports activities and DraftKings Traces Accessible Fridays between 3pm and 5:30pm Contestants should submit their Circa or DraftKings quantity posted on the time of submission of performs. Performs can solely be submitted as soon as, no adjustments allowed, and use the suitable line.

—5 performs have to be submitted to Matt Youmans no later than 5:30 PM every Friday.

Award construction: It is a winner takes all occasion. Circa proprietor Derek Stevens provides a Stadium Swim cabana with $1,000 credit score (for use by the top of August) and a one-day Circa sportsbook VIP cabana to the competition winner, who additionally receives a prize.

Contest format: The competition begins on Friday, January 20, 2023, and runs each Friday by means of March 17. There will probably be seven rounds (January 20 and 27, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and three) previous to Week 1 of the NCAA Match, which is able to encompass two rounds (video games performed March 16 and 17).

—In the midst of March, the ultimate week of the competition would be the first spherical of the NCAA Match, and a complete of 10 performs have to be made on Wednesday, March fifteenth. Every contestant will make 5 performs for Thursday’s championship video games and one other 5 performs for Friday’s championship video games.

Elimination rounds: nobody. In contrast to the Friday Soccer competitors, all eight contestants compete from begin to end.

Media participation: All contestants are invited to hitch the present hosted by Matt Youmans within the studio or through cellphone/video each Friday night time when performs are introduced. The competition will probably be broadcast on VSiN and within the Circa sportsbook, with performs posted on

(Derek Stevens has the authority to subject ultimate judgment in any contest rule disputes.)

Introducing the elite eight contestants:

Rex Byers, Odds Maker at PlayUp USARex_Beyers

William Hill, VSiNNotTheeWillHill Analyst

Aaron Moore, VSiN Analyst, Sports activities Media PubrelationProf

Tim Murray, VSiN host @1TimMurray

Greg “Hobbs” Peterson, VSiN host @GUnit_81

Wes Reynolds, VSiN host @WesReynolds1

Jim Root, Skilled Handyman @ 2ndChancePoints

Paul Stone, Texas skilled bettor @paulstonesports

Week 2 picks

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Central Florida -6 Ohio +7 TCU -1.5 Clemson-Florida State U 143.5 (BB) Samford -1 Scoring (Factors): 4-1 (4) Finest Bets: 1-0 (1)

William Hill

Creighton -5 Texas Tech -3 TCU -1.5 Texas +7.5 (BB) West Virginia -3 File (Factors): 3-2 (3) Finest Bets: 1-0 (1)

Aaron Moore

Auburn-WV U142.5 Boston-Faculty-Virginia U124.5 Rice +3 Murray State Peake (BB) Xavier-Creighton U157 Scoring(s): 2-3 (2) Finest bets: 0-1 (0)

Tim Murray

West Virginia -3 Texas Tech -3 Texas +7.5 BYU +6.5 (BB) Creighton -5 Scoring (factors): 2-3 (2) Finest bets: 0-1 (0)

Greg “Hobbs” Peterson

DePaul +9.5 Brown-Cornell Beneath 155.5 Oklahoma +7 Kansas +3 (BB) Inexperienced Bay-Wright State Beneath 148 File (Factors): 4-1 (4) Finest Bets: 1-0 (1)

Wes Reynolds

West Virginia -3 Oklahoma +7 Missouri +2 East Tennessee (BB) Texas +8 Scoring(s): 3-2 (3) Finest bets: 1-0 (1)

Jim Root

Western Carolina-VMI Beneath 142 Hofstra-Charleston Beneath 147.5 Nevada-UNLV Beneath 140.5 California-Stanford Beneath 128.5 (BB) Stony Brook-Hampton Beneath 137 File (Factors): 4-1 (4) Finest Bets: 0-1 (0)

Paul Stone

Rice +3 Baylor -6 Kansas State -5 Florida Worldwide +3.5 (BB) Texas-Tennessee Beneath 137.5 File (Factors): 2-3 (2) Finest Bets: 1-0 (1)


Daniel Alvari

Iowa State -1.5 TCU – Mississippi State U 131.5 Kansas +3 Colorado -7 (BB) Texas – Tennessee U 137 Scoring (factors): 3-2 (3) Finest bets: 0-1 (0)

Yeoman died

Oklahoma +6.5 Wisconsin +1.5 Texas +7.5 BYU +6.5 (BB) Kansas +3 Scoring (Factors): 2-3 (2) Finest Bets: 0-1 (0)

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