2018 Westgate Super Contest Deep Dive

When it comes to validation of historical performance in the gambling world, it is a Joe vs Joe pissing contest 90% of the time. Unlike the regulated markets of equities and securities, there is no way to track an individual managers performance. People consistently ask us to send historical performance and we do, but it seems to never be enough for all the critics. In a display of documented and proven performance by way of The Las Vegas SuperContest we will lay out exactly what you would have returned based on using just our 5 weekly SuperContest picks from 2018.

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What is the Las Vegas SuperContest you ask? The SuperContest is the world’s largest single handicapping contest that is held annually during the NFL regular season. This contest is managed and put on by the Westgate Superbook, which is the largest sports book in the United States. The contest requires each entrant to pay an entry fee of $1,500 just to participate, and then each week each entrant must pick 5 NFL games against the spread lines that are set by the book each Wednesday. The top 100 handicappers at the end of week 17 will win cash prizes. The 2018 winner took home $1,422,214.20 for first place. In 2016 ProMathletics (Entry Name: OhioAgainstTheWorld) finished with a record of 49-35-1 good for 76th place out of 1615 entries.  In 2017 ProMatheltics (Entry Name: @ProMathletics) finished with a 50-33-2 record good for 82nd place out of 2406 entries. We were one win away from being in the money in 2016 and 2017. In 2018 ProMathletics (Entry Name: 4 ProMathletics.com) finished with a record of 54-29-2 good for 16th place out of 2328 entries. For finishing 16th we WON $28,875.25 in cold hard cash! Don’t believe us? Check out the SuperContest homepage and scroll down just a touch on the standings for 2018. 

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Below is a weekly outline of the results of the picks from 2018 for the 5 games we took in the Super Contest, you can validate our weekly and end of season SuperContest standings by visiting the following page and looking up the entry name “4 ProMathletics.com”.  2018 SuperContest Standings

These results assume that you had a starting bankroll of $1,000, and wagered $100 on each of the 5 games each week assuming juice of -110. If you can get better juice, great! Your performance would have only gone up. 

2018 NFL Regular Season Flat Bet Results

Week

Win*

loss

Push

Wagers Won

Wagers Lost

Weekly Result

Cumulative Earnings

1

3

2

 

$300

-$220

$80

$80

2

2

3

 

$200

-$330

-$130

-$50

3

4

1

 

$400

-$110

$290

$240

4

2

2

1

$200

-$220

-$20

$220

5

0

5

 

$0

-$550

-$550

-$330

6

4

0

1

$400

$0

$400

$70

7

2

3

 

$200

-$330

-$130

-$60

8

4

1

 

$400

-$110

$290

$230

9

4

1

 

$400

-$110

$290

$520

10

3

2

 

$300

-$220

$80

$600

11

5

0

 

$500

$0

$500

$1,100

12

4

1

 

$400

-$110

$290

$1,390

13

4

1

 

$400

-$110

$290

$1,680

14

3

2

 

$300

-$220

$80

$1,760

15

3

2

 

$300

-$220

$80

$1,840

16

4

1

 

$400

-$110

$290

$2,130

17

3

2

 

$300

-$220

$80

$2,210

Total

54

29

2

$5,400

-$3,190

$2,210

$2,210


Based on the wagering results of the 2018 SuperContest entries you would have returned 221% on your starting bankroll as you won $2,210 over the course of the season by wagering $100 one each game. That’s a 17 week return of 221%, if you annualize that it equates to approximately 660%. Good luck getting that in the stock market or on your average real estate deal. 

Let’s do the same exercise with the 2018 Super Contest picks assuming you played a 5-team parlay with the selections for “4 ProMathletics.com”. 

2018 NFL Regular Season 5-Team Parlay Results

Week

Win 

loss

Push

Wagers Won

Wagers Lost

Weekly Total

Season Total

1

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

-$100

2

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

-$200

3

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

-$300

4

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

-$400

5

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

-$500

6*

1

0

 

$1,300

$0

$1,300

$800

7

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$700

8

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$600

9

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$500

10

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$400

11

1

 

 

$2,500

$0

$2,500

$2,900

12

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$2,800

13

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$2,700

14

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$2,600

15

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$2,500

16

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$2,400

17

 

1

 

$0

-$100

-$100

$2,300

Total

2

15

0

$3,800

-$1,500

$2,300

$2,300

Assumes $100 wagered on 5 Teams with -110 odds each. Payout as calculated by OddShark.com for 5 team Parlay, pays $2,500

* Week 6 was demoted to 4 Team win with a push of one game. Payout calculated at $1,300 for 4 team Parlay


Based on the combined straight and parlay wagering results of the 2018 SuperContest entries you would have returned a combined 225% on your starting bankroll for both categories as you won $4,510 over the course of the season by wagering $100 one each game and parlay.

As you can see our results in the SuperContest validate our historical performance benchmark of 60% win rate on our NFL regular season selections. For information on our packages, our SuperContest page, and historical pick selections by game, please visit ProMathletics.com and start winning today! Use promo code Football20 at checkout for 20% off any Football Package between now and the beginning of the season. 

Look for our piece on Teaser performance using the same picks coming next week.