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Lay your money down.

Sporting News has an overview of how the bets are flowing in Las Vegas on this college football season.  You won’t find most of the action too surprising, but it does seem like there’s some money being thrown Georgia’s way right now.  At the Wynn, Georgia’s national title odds have gone from 50-1 to 35-1.  And one of the computer sites has moved the odds on the Dawgs winning the SEC from 13-2 to 4-1.  How much of that do you figure is smart money versus fan enthusiasm.

Speaking of the latter, who’s betting Florida to win the national title at the MGM?  18-1?

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Golden Nugget likes Georgia.

The Golden Nugget has published lines on its 2014 college football games of the year.  Here’s where Georgia starts out:

  • Clemson, +9
  • South Carolina, -3
  • Tennessee, +17
  • Vanderbilt, +24
  • Missouri, +7
  • Arkansas, +14.5
  • Florida, +9
  • Auburn, +1
  • Georgia Tech, +14

One game as a dog, and that’s basically chalked up to home field advantage.  The other three games are Kentucky and two cupcakes, so if Georgia lives up to the lines, you’re looking at an 11-1 regular season there.  Takers?

Chase Stuart plugs all 200 games into his SRS formula to come up with a set of preliminary rankings, and spits Georgia out as a number seven.  (That leaves Georgia as the best team in the East, but only fourth best in the conference.)  I’d probably argue that’s a little low for a team that only loses once and beats Auburn, but what do I know?

Obviously, take this for what’s it’s worth, but if you think Vegas is pretty good making these kinds of assessments, well, then…

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Friday morning buffet

You should eat.

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Friday morning buffet

You should eat.

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Opening line

In case you’re interested, one of the online sports books, 5Dimes, is the first out of the gate with betting spreads for the first weekend of college football action.

Georgia opens as a seven-point favorite over Clemson.

Clemson at Georgia – Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 PM
317   Clemson +7 -120
318   Georgia -7 -120

So, what do you think? Too much? Too soon?

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Tuesday morning buffet

I don’t know if there’s enough here to take your mind off this morning’s stupidity, but I’m trying.

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Wednesday morning buffet

It’s not as if there’s nothing left to fill the chafing dishes.

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