We’re less than one week away from the start of the bowl season, so it’s time to open up the wallets. Don’t worry about losing your hard-earned cash; the kids probably deserve coal anyway.
From Scott Cooley at Bookmaker.eu
USC vs. Ohio State (-7)
Louisville (-5.5) vs. Mississippi State
Iowa State vs. Memphis (-3.5)
Washington vs. Penn State (-3)
Wisconsin (-7) vs. Miami
South Carolina vs. Michigan (-8.5)
UCF vs. Auburn (-9.5)
LSU (-2.5) vs. Notre Dame
(4) Alabama -2 vs. (1) Clemson
(3) Georgia -1 vs. (2) Oklahoma
- SEC East teams have won the conference championship twice since 2006. Each time, the team went on to win the National Championship (Florida in 2006 and 2008).
- Underdogs have only won one of the six previous CFP games (Ohio State over Alabama).
- This is the first time that a No. 3 or No. 4 seed has been favored.
- No. 3 seeds are 0-3 in the CFP and have been beaten by 39, 38 and 31 points.
- Clemson is 4-0 ATS all-time in the CFP.
- All four CFP semifinal games have gone under the total. The two CFP title games both went over.
BONUS DEGENERACY I:
Nick Saban may have said he doesn’t want the NFL, but that doesn’t meant that the NFL doesn’t want him. With clownshow Ben McAdoo fired, Vegas has begun posting odds for the G-Men’s next head coach. Saban is still the longest shot of the field, but he’s very much a player for those into long shots.
New York Giants head coach in 2018
Mike Smith +350
Josh McDaniels +400
Frank Reich +550
Teryl Austin +550
Matt Patricia +1200
Dave Toub +1500
Scott Linehan +1500
Jim Harbaugh +1800
Jim Schwartz +2000
Pat Shurmur +2200
Brian Kelly +2300
Jon Gruden +2500
Bill Cowher +6000
David Shaw +6000
Nick Saban +8000
BONUS DEGENERACY II
Let’s mock the circus that is the Ball Family (tm). From Bovada.lv
Will LiAngelo Ball or LaMelo Ball be arrested in Lithuania in 2017 or 2018?
Will LiAngelo Ball or LaMelo Ball still be on Prienu Vytautas by Jan 31st 2018?
Yes -200 (1/2)
No +150 (3/2)
Speaking of cash, the demand has cooled off somewhat for Clemson-Alabama III. But, that doesn’t mean it’s a cheap ducat. Nosebleeds are running for $520 on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, “the most expensive game outside of the national championship game is currently the much anticipated Georgia-Oklahoma match up,” going for nearly $625. The National Championship, sure to feature at least one national power, is off the chain price-wise. The secondary market is averaging $3612 per seat. Soooo, ESPN anyone?