The Pick 5 Football Pool is our newest offering at HostedPools. It’s a variation on the basic Pick’em Football Pool, where you only select 5 games each week instead of the 13 to 16 that are usually on the schedule. It’s become quite a popular set up, as there is a huge one run by one of the Vegas Hotels for serious money, dubbed the SuperContest. You can set up your own version with us!
Pick 5 Football Pool Basics
For each week of the NFL regular season, you pick the winners of 5 different games for the week. Each pick you make is against the spread, so if you take the favourite, they have to win, and cover the spread for you to earn a point. If you take the underdog, and they lose by less than the spread, you earn a point. If the team you pick “pushes” (the home team score plus the spread value, equals the visitors score), you earn a half a point for that game.
On HostedPools, our deadlines are always at 1pm (Eastern) on Sundays, but we allow you to select a team from an earlier game as long as your pick is in prior to the listed game time.
Pick 5 Football Pool Options
Pick 5 Football Pools generally use The Spread, but if you have more casual fans/entrants, you could always make them pick 5 games straight up.