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NBA Playoffs - League Options
Options affect how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in the league. Other options affect how the league works.
For the NBA Playoffs, without any scoring options turned on, all correct picks are worth 10 points each.
The point value for each pick, along with other team info, is shown on the bracket picks page. Hover over the points shown there for more scoring info for each team.
Underdogs are worth more points:
With this option, instead of a pick being worth 10 points, an underdog's pick will be worth 11, 12, 13, etc points.
Conversely, a favorite's pick will be worth 9, 8, 7, etc points.
Points values are generally based on the money line odds for the series. Point values may change as the odds change.
Default option: medium.
Points increase with each round:
For the 4 rounds in the NBA playoffs, points are multiplied by the setting you choose.
Point values grow as the series nears the finals.
Default option: Low.
Get bonus points for picking the winner in the correct number of games in each series:
If you pick the winner of the series, you win points. If you also pick the correct number of games played in the series, you get bonus points.
Note that if you set this option to None, players still need to pick 4, 5, 6 or 7 games for each series,
even though just picking the correct team matters in your league.
Default option: medium.
After the first round, players can still pick any team:
Typically after the 1st round in a brackets pool, players can only pick from the winning teams they picked in the previous round.
With this option, players start fresh each round and can pick any team, regardless of their previous round's picks.
Using this option can affect the underdog points calculation before the final round.
Warning: If you turn this option on, after the first game is over, you can not turn it off again.
See other league members' picks before the pick deadline:
Typically you can only see other league members' picks after a game begins.
With this option, players can always see league competitors' picks.
Players can change their picks until a game begins.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the overall leaderboard on the home page. Depending on the league options selected, your league points may be different from your overall leaderboard points.
The league commissioner can make picks, after the pick deadline, for other league players until 4 days after the series tip-off.
General League Instructions
You can set up a league or join a league within any pool. Leagues are optional.
Leagues include a built-in email and text chat feature and a leaderboard.
Leagues have various scoring options to customize the league to your preferences.
To start a league for a pool, enter a league name, set your options, and invite people to join.
To join a league, either accept an invitation from a league commissioner or join an open league, if available.
poolsbyround sends league invitations by email.
A player can be in only 1 league per pool. To play in multiple leagues, set up another player.
If your league ends in a tie, the tiebreaker entry that is closest to the total points scored in the last game of the pool, wins the league.
League members still compete on the overall pool leaderboard on the home page as well as their own league leaderboard.