With the season fast approaching, it is time to discuss the elephant in the room; something that we casually reference when talking about probable winners and losers; something that may be illegal, but as we know, is actually for entertainment purposes only: betting lines and odds. Don’t act as though you don’t care. As both empirical and anecdotal evidence data show, Alabama has some of the highest amounts of
gambling casual interest in who beats whom and by how much.
But, don’t look to me (or anyone, really) for actual betting advice, tricks or tips: in fact, knowing the sport is of absolutely no help. Besides, at the end of the day, this all for entertainment purposes only. That said, let’s dive right in, beginning with some Future Prop Bets that
may be decent investments will be fun to track as the season progresses. But, do me a solid and read below first,* and I promise this will be first and only time you have to do so…
There are quite a few very good values that immediately jump off the board. They can be divided into roughly three groups: "Safer," "worth a shot," and "overvalued"
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"Worth a Shot"
LSU 28:1. Overlooked and underrated: Two words I never thought I’d type about LSU. The offense returns practically intact, and the defense –though taking some heavy losses (like
Notre Dame 50:1. Notre Dame is not going away. They have the cache, the talent, and a coach who knows how to win. The defensive line and secondary are very good. The running game has gotten steadily better, and QB play will only improve as Brian Kelly finally gets his pieces in place. The schedule this year is not a joke though, including a season road finale at Stanford, a trip to
Stanford 18:1. I’m a fan of power running and throwing just enough to exploit vulnerabilities. Stanford is brutish on both sides of the line, very deep at RB, and has one of
I want to believe...show me how to love, Coach Shaw.
tormenting me and the Bills the NFL. Still, the window of guaranteed 10-11 win seasons has narrowed, as the ACC slowly gains on the ‘Noles talent-wise. Frankly, I do not like, and have never trusted, Jimbo Fisher as a head coach. Can he recruit? Sure. But the name "FSU" and/or fat bags of cash have the same effect. Can he coach? Inconsistency and a tendency to play down to the competition suggest he’s just a guy –or worse, the Houston Nutt of the ACC.
Clemson 22:1. Several reasons to dislike this team to run the table. 1. I neither like nor trust the defense. Should Ellington, Boyd or Watkins miss any appreciable snaps do you trust Clemson to win a defensive struggle? Remember, just 18 months ago they were giving up 70 points to
Field 50:1. This year, moreso than year’s past, seems to be a restrictive field. There just aren’t other teams that instantly jump out as being able to run the table. It’s hard to believe, at the end of the day, that your BCS Champion won’t come from someone already discussed .
Pictured: Jessie Williams giving Manziel an Aussie autograph.
This weekend, we’ll start taking a look at the 2013 Games of the Year, and how you to parlay that home-equity line of credit and 2nd mortgage into instant profit!**
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** Seriously, don’t do this. Please. Ever. For the love of god, don’t.