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Ron, can you please clarify how difference points are calculated when you misspredict a winner? For example, you predict Kings win by a single point, but they loose by 1 point. Do you award it with 12 points (2 point difference misprediction) or 0 points?

A short reminder of the scoring system:

You can total as much as

1. You get

2. You get up to

3. You get up to

So I think you get no points if you cannot predict the winner.

No points

From the first message of the thread:

**Scoring System:**

A short reminder of the scoring system:

You can total as much as**100** points for one prediction:

1. You get**40** pts for predicting the winner.

2. You get up to**30** pts for predicting the point difference of the game (**directional difference!** +10 is not the same as -10!)

3. You get up to**15** pts for predicting the final score of each of the teams (**30** pts for both teams together)

So I think you get no points if you cannot predict the winner.

From the first message of the thread:

A short reminder of the scoring system:

You can total as much as

1. You get

2. You get up to

3. You get up to

So I think you get no points if you cannot predict the winner.

No points

From the first message of the thread:

**Scoring System:**

A short reminder of the scoring system:

You can total as much as**100** points for one prediction:

1. You get**40** pts for predicting the winner.

2. You get up to**30** pts for predicting the point difference of the game (directional difference! +10 is not the same as -10!)

3. You get up to**15** pts for predicting the final score of each of the teams (**30** pts for both teams together)

So I think you get no points if you cannot predict the winner.

From the first message of the thread:

A short reminder of the scoring system:

You can total as much as

1. You get

2. You get up to

3. You get up to

So I think you get no points if you cannot predict the winner.

12 points!

Why do you ask?

Why do you ask?

Not sure if your answer with exclamation mark means you are surprised by my suggestion or you really award 12 points in this case.

That was the answer! I reviewed how you calculated my last score and figured out, that you actually do exactly the way I described. I am so glad, that makes sense.

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That is one possible interpretation of directional difference rule. I do not suggest rule change in the middle of the game, just making a point that such interpretation is possible and to me it looks more logical and fair. When you predict close game, one point difference, you feel that chances are 50/50. If it is really 1 point difference but you are wrong about winner, you are not awarded 40 points for a correct winner, so you are penalized. Someone who predicted correct winner but blowout gains 40 points over you. So, IMO you should at least gain difference points because you were off just by 2 which equals 12 points based on difference, according to rules.

Not sure if your answer with exclamation mark means you are surprised by my suggestion or you really award 12 points in this case.

**Updated:**

That was the answer! I reviewed how you calculated my last score and figured out, that you actually do exactly the way I described. I am so glad, that makes sense.

Not sure if your answer with exclamation mark means you are surprised by my suggestion or you really award 12 points in this case.

That was the answer! I reviewed how you calculated my last score and figured out, that you actually do exactly the way I described. I am so glad, that makes sense.

You DO get points for being close to the actual margin even if you miss the winning side.

In the case you referred to - you WOULD get 12 points. (@bubulina was wrong here)

Not sure if your answer with exclamation mark means you are surprised by my suggestion or you really award 12 points in this case.

That was the answer! I reviewed how you calculated my last score and figured out, that you actually do exactly the way I described. I am so glad, that makes sense.

(The most points you can score without predicting the correct winner)

See example 2 below:

And great predictions too!

All of us gave the Kings a W.

@Capt. Factorial only missed both teams' scores by 1 small point!

(not in the same direction though, so predicted margin was off by 2).

That was enough for a strong

@rosa u podne only missed the margin by 1, but was a bit farther off

in predicting the scores, and tallied

@origkds came 3rd with

@bubulina and @El Paljasso shared 4th place with

8th time crowning for @Capt. Factorial,

and he ties it at the top with @LoungeLizard!

1. @LoungeLizard ............

--- @Capt. Factorial ..........

3. @Tetsujin ........................ 5

--- @Ron ............................... 5

--- @origkds ........................ 5

6. @rosa u podne ............. 3

7. @El Paljasso ................... 2

--- @Telemachus ................ 2

--- @VF21 .............................. 2

--- @chief bromden .......... 2

--- @bubulina ...................... 2

12. @burekijogurt .............. 1

--- @Kangztillidie .............. 1

14. @km23 .............................

--- @The Hammer ..............

--- @Camino ........................

--- @Cojc ...............................

--- @kingsfan1984 .............

--- @lwc .................................

--- @ppine ...........................

--- @SacTownKid ...............

--- @SLAB .............................

--- @Tomcat .........................

--- @whozit ..........................

@Capt. Factorial took the lead in this race tonight, ever so slightly...

It is very close though, and the month has just begun.

Once again - no changes of ranking: