First week lines

CFN has the betting lines for the first week of the season.  Here are a few numbers of interest:

  • Georgia is a 25.5 point favorite over ULaLa (by the way, when did they start referring to themselves simply as “Louisiana”?).
  • Vegas thinks it’ll be a fun week for the SEC, as every team in the conference but one is favored in its opener, from ‘Bama getting 39 against San Jose State to LSU’s -1.5 against North Carolina.  Vandy is the only underdog, against Northwestern.
  • Favored in a runaway to win the Big East, Pitt is a three-point underdog at Utah.  Hmmm…
  • Rice is only getting 28 points against Texas?  Unless the Owls’ defense is much, much better, they could be down by 28 at halftime.
  • I’m not sure I want to touch Oregon State getting thirteen at TCU.
  • Or Boise State giving three against Virginia Tech.
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3 responses to “First week lines

  1. Wow…13 is a lot for Oregon State-TCU. And yeah…needless to say, Football Outsiders disagrees significantly with the VT-Boise line.

  2. Kevin

    “Bama getting 39 against San Jose State” ….. I will take that bet for $1,000,000 please!!!

  3. Reptillicide

    I like the money on VA Tech.