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WEEK 1 SEC

Most of the Week 1 spreads from the Las Vegas casinos are out and a few of them have already seen some movements.

Alabama (-32½) vs. Duke - opened at -30½.
Miami vs. Florida (-7.5) - in Orlando. Seems like a big spread but I’m not buying the Manny hype just yet.
Auburn (-3) vs. Oregon - in Arlington, TX. Aubie over the Ducks is a smidge bit surprising. They opened as a 6.5 point favorite but it quickly fell to 3. Congrats if you got in on that action early on.
Texas State at Texas A&M (-34½)
Toledo at Kentucky (-12)
Ole Miss at Memphis (-6) - You know your team sucks when they are an underdog to a non-P5.
Mississippi State (-22½) vs UL-Laf - in New Orleans
South Carolina (-7½) vs North Carolina - in Charlotte. Make or break year for Muschamp.
Georgia State at Tennessee (-25½)
Portland State at Arkansas (no line)
Georgia Southern at LSU (-26) - These are the kinds of lines the Bayou Bengals tend to NOT cover. They will win handily, but how soon will they take the foot off the pedal and start thinking about Texas?
Missouri (-14½) at Wyoming
Georgia (-20½) at Vanderbilt

WEEK 1 NATION

There are a s*** ton of dogs in Week 1. Here are a few games of interest.

Wisconsin (-10½) at South Florida
FAU at Ohio State (-27)
South Alabama at Nebraska (-34)
Houston at Oklahoma (-26)
Northwestern at Stanford (-6½) - tempting...
Boise at FSU (-4) - hmmm...

FUTURE GAMES

ICYMI, the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas again released their “100 Game of the Year Lines” for the upcoming college football season. Some of the spreads might surprise you. (Note that these lines were released back in late May but somehow in our inert off-season state, we missed them. #Refunds will be processed upon Todd’s return from vacation in Guyana.)

Below are the spreads for Crimson Tide games, SEC games, and a select list of other games of interest:

ALABAMA

Sept 14 Alabama (-18) at South Carolina
Sept 28 Mississippi at Alabama (-34)
Oct 12 Alabama (-14) at Texas A&M
Nov 9 LSU at Alabama (-16)
Nov 16 Alabama (-20) at Mississippi State
Nov 30 Alabama (-13) at Auburn

Whoa! The Crimson Tide’s performance in the last game they played has certainly not soured Vegas on them.

OTHER SEC

Sept 7 Texas A&M at Clemson (-17.5) - OUCH! Ya think Jimbo might use this to fire up his team?
Sept 7 LSU (-2) at Texas - I wouldn’t touch this one with a ten-foot pole.
Sept 21 Notre Dame at Georgia (-9.5) - Believe it or not, UGA should cover.
Sept 21 Auburn at Texas A&M (-3.5)
Sept 28 Mississippi State at Auburn (-6.5)
Oct 5 Auburn at Florida (-7) - Could you see the Gators screwing this one up?
Oct 5 Georgia (-18) at Tennessee
Oct 12 South Carolina at Georgia (-20)
Oct 12 Florida at LSU (-4.5)
Oct 26 Auburn at LSU (-9.5)
Oct 26 Mississippi State at Texas A&M (-7)
Nov 2 Florida vs. Georgia (-3.5)
Nov 16 Georgia (-7.5) at Auburn
Nov 16 LSU (-14.5) at Ole Miss
Nov 23 Texas A&M at Georgia (-12.5)
Nov 28 Ole Miss at Mississippi State (-13.5)
Nov 30 Florida State at Florida (-14)
Nov 30 Georgia (-20.5) at Georgia Tech
Nov 30 Texas A&M at LSU (-7.5)
Nov 30 Clemson (-23.5) at South Carolina

Did you notice that Bama is a 18 point favorite at South Carolina, yet Clemson is favored by 23.5? I guess Vegas figures SC will be in give-up mode by then? Personally, I think the Tide pounds the Gamecocks by at least four touchdowns.

OTHER NATIONAL

PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE:

Sept 14 Clemson (-18) at Syracuse
Sept 28 Clemson (-27) at North Carolina
Oct 12 Florida State at Clemson (-25)
Oct 19 Clemson (-32) at Louisville
Nov 9 Clemson (-24) at NC State

Must be nice.

B1G:

Sept 7 Army at Michigan (-17.5)
Sept 21 Michigan (-5) at Wisconsin
Oct 26 Notre Dame at Michigan (-6)
Oct 26 Wisconsin at Ohio State (-13)
Nov 16 Michigan State at Michigan (-13.5)
Nov 23 Penn State at Ohio State (-10.5)
Nov 30 Ohio State at Michigan (-3.5)

A whole lotta Michigan love going around.

B12:

Oct 5 Texas (-7) at West Virginia
Oct 12 Oklahoma (-6.5) vs. Texas - I thought Texas was back. (???)
Oct 26 Texas (-6) at TCU - dangerous.
Nov 16 Oklahoma (-13.5) at Baylor
Nov 16 Texas (-2.5) at Iowa State - circle this one.
Nov 23 TCU at Oklahoma (-19.5)
Nov 30 Oklahoma (-10) at Oklahoma State

PAC:

Sept 14 Stanford at UCF (-2)
Sept 21 Oregon at Stanford (-2.5)
Sept 28 Southern Cal at Washington (-9.5)
Oct 5 Washington at Stanford (PK)
Oct 12 Southern Cal at Notre Dame (-12.5)
Oct 19 Oregon at Washington (-6)
Nov 2 Oregon (-1) at Southern Cal
Nov 23 UCLA at Southern Cal (-5)
Nov 30 Notre Dame (-5.5) at Stanford

ETC:

Sept 14 Iowa at Iowa St (PK)
Dec 14 Army (-13) vs. Navy

OTHER ODDS

Odds of winning the 2019 College Football Championship Game (as of 7/18/2019):

TEAM ODDS
Alabama Crimson Tide 9/4
Clemson Tigers 9/4
Georgia Bulldogs 6/1
Michigan Wolverines 12/1
Ohio State Buckeyes 14/1
Oklahoma Sooners 16/1
LSU Tigers 20/1
Texas Longhorns 25/1
Nebraska Cornhuskers 30/1
Auburn Tigers 30/1
Florida Gators 40/1
Oregon Ducks 40/1
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 50/1
Washington Huskies 50/1
Texas A&M Aggies 60/1
Utah Utes 80/1
Wisconsin Badgers 100/1
Mississippi State Bulldogs 100/1
Miami, Fl. Hurricanes 100/1
USC Trojans 100/1
Virginia Tech Hokies 100/1
Penn State Nittany Lions 100/1
Iowa Hawkeyes 100/1
Florida State Seminoles 100/1
Iowa State Cyclones 100/1
TCU Horned Frogs 100/1
Baylor Bears 100/1
Michigan State Spartans 200/1
Washington State Cougars 200/1
Stanford Cardinal 200/1
Syracuse Orange 200/1
Oklahoma State Cowboys 300/1
Purdue Boilermakers 300/1
UCLA Bruins 300/1
Arizona Wildcats 500/1
South Carolina Gamecocks 500/1
Tennessee Volunteers 500/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 500/1
Central Florida Knights 500/1
Houston Cougars 500/1
Virginia Cavaliers 500/1
Boise State Broncos 500/1
Utah State Aggies 500/1
BYU Cougars 500/1
Texas Tech Red Raiders 1000/1
California Golden Bears 1000/1
Northwestern Wildcats 1000/1
Arizona State Sun Devils 1000/1
Fresno State Bulldogs 1000/1
Kansas State Wildcats 1000/1
Kentucky Wildcats 1000/1
Kansas Jayhawks 2000/1
NC State Wolfpack 2000/1
Boston College Eagles 2000/1
Louisville Cardinals 2000/1
Pittsburgh Panthers 2000/1
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2000/1
Duke Blue Devils 2000/1
Maryland Terrapins 2000/1
Minnesota Golden Gophers 2000/1
Colorado Buffaloes 2000/1
Ole Miss Rebels 2000/1
Arkansas Razorbacks 2000/1
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2000/1
North Carolina Tar Heels 2000/1
Indiana Hoosiers 2000/1
Vanderbilt Commodores 5000/1
San Diego State Aztecs 5000/1
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 10000/1
Illinois Fighting Illini 10000/1
Oregon State Beavers 10000/1
Nevada Wolf Pack 10000/1
UNLV Rebels 10000/1

UNLV? Seriously, who is stupid enough to give money to a casino just for a giggle?

Odds of winning the 2019 SEC Title (Per Westgate SuperBook):

  • Alabama 4/7
  • Georgia 3/1
  • Florida 8/1
  • LSU 10/1
  • Auburn 16/1
  • Texas A&M 25/1
  • Mississippi State 40/1
  • South Carolina 60/1
  • Kentucky 100/1
  • Tennessee 100/1
  • Vanderbilt 200/1
  • Arkansas 300/1
  • Ole Miss 300/1
  • Missouri N/A (ineligible due to probation)

Updated 2019 SEC Football Win Total Odds (from Las Vegas SuperBook):

School 2019 Win Total
Alabama 11.5
Georgia 11
Florida 9
LSU 9
Missouri 8.5
Auburn 8
Mississippi State 7.5
Texas A&M 7.5
Kentucky 6.5
Tennessee 6.5
Arkansas 5.5
South Carolina 5.5
Ole Miss 5
Vanderbilt 4.5

Not to be too much of a Gump, but who exactly is supposed to beat Alabama in the regular season?

Odds of winning the 2019 Heisman Trophy (as of 7/18/2019):

PLAYER ODDS
Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) 11/4
Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) 11/4
Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) 10/1
Justin Fields (Ohio State) 10/1
Adrian Martinez (Nebraska) 10/1
Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin) 18/1
Sam Ehlinger (Texas) 20/1
Jake Fromm (Georgia) 20/1
Justin Herbert (Oregon) 20/1
Shea Patterson (Michigan) 20/1
Joe Burrow (LSU) 40/1
AJ Dillon (Boston College) 40/1
Travis Etienne (Clemson) 40/1
Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) 50/1
D'Eriq King (Houston) 60/1
Jacob Eason (Washington) 60/1
D'Andre Swift (Georgia) 60/1
JT Daniels (USC) 60/1
J.K. Dobbins (Ohio State) 60/1
Kellen Mond (Texas A&M) 60/1
Alan Bowman (Texas Tech) 80/1
Rondale Moore (Purdue) 80/1
Ian Book (Notre Dame) 80/1
Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State) 80/1
Najee Harris (Alabama) 80/1
Charlie Brewer (Baylor) 100/1
Justyn Ross (Clemson) 100/1
K.J. Costello (Stanford) 100/1
Bo Nix (Auburn) 100/1
Gage Gubrud (Washington State) 100/1
Khalil Tate (Arizona) 100/1
Feleipe Franks (Florida) 100/1
Tee Higgnis (Clemson) 200/1
David Summers (Syracuse) 200/1
Austin Kendall (West Virginia) 200/1
Jake Bentley (South Carolina) 200/1
Jaylen Waddle (Alabama) 200/1
Sean Clifford (Penn State) 200/1
Keytaon Thompson (Mississippi State) 300/1
Tate Martell (Miami, FL) 300/1

Let’s get real. This is a two-man race.

Odds of UCF cancelling a game because of weather and not making an effort to make it up:

3/1

The above information is for entertainment purposes only.