NBA Playoffs - League Options
Scoring options determine how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in a league. Other options determine how the league works. Most options can be changed anytime during the pool.
For the NBA Playoffs pool, with all the scoring related options below set to No or None, all correct picks are worth 10 points each.
You can try different league options here and then see the resulting team point values on the picks page. The point value for each pick, along with other team info, is shown on the picks page once picks are available. Hover over the points shown there for more scoring info for each team.
Pick one round at a time:
Pick one round at a time
For bracket pools, picking one round at a time is poolsbyround's signature feature and is recommended for a more engaging, strategic game. Players will have a better chance to have teams go farther in the bracket, which is more fun.
Or select No to play the traditional way where players pick the whole bracket before the games start.
After the pool has started, you can not change this option.
After the first round, players can still pick any team:
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.
This option is only available with the Pick one round at a time option.
If you turn this option on, after the pool has started, you can not turn it off again.
Underdogs are worth more points:
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 based on the moneyline for the series. Point values may change as the moneyline changes.
Default option: medium.
Points increase with each round:
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 series winner in the correct number of games:
Bonus points for picking the winner in the correct number of games
If you pick the winner of the series, you win points. If you also pick the correct number of games played in the series, for example Lakers in 5, you get bonus points.
Include Parlay:
To play parlay, select 3 series in a round to parlay.
Win extra points if you pick all of the parlay series correctly.
Lose 4 points if you pick any parlay series incorrectly.
The picks page shows the potential parlay points to win based on the parlay series selected.
Parlay is only available when the 'Underdogs are worth more points' option is turned on.
Parlay is only available when the 'Pick one round at a time' option is turned on.
For the NBA Playoffs, parlay is in play for round 1 only.
For the NBA Playoffs, parlay only applies to picking the winner or loser of a series, regardless of the # of games picked.
Display the last place player on your leaderboard in red:
Display last place player in red
This is a fun option to emphasize who's in last place in your league.
It encourages a bit of trash talking.
Also adds incentive for players to keep playing.
Each league can decide on the consequences for finishing in last place ;)
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines:
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines
Typically you can only see other league members' picks for series that have already started.
With this option, players can always see league competitors' picks.
Players can change their picks until a series begins.
Allow commish to make late picks for league players:
Commish can make late picks for others
Turn this option 'on' if the commish needs the ability to make late picks for league members.
Use the settings icon to the right of each player's name on the leaderboard to make their picks.
Late picks are available for a limited amount of time, so get your picks in as soon as you can.
Late picks are indicated on the leaderboard by an asterisk next to each player's points.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the All Players leaderboards on the home page. Depending on the league options selected, your league points may be different from your All Players leaderboard points.
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