Early 2009 betting lines

The Las Vegas Sun has a piece up on the betting lines for the biggest games of the 2009 college football season.

As you might expect, the Gators are getting a lot of love right now.

Florida, the heavy preseason favorite to win the national championship, commands some of the largest point spreads on the board. The Gators opened as a 24-point favorite against Tennessee on Sept. 19 and are favored by 22 points against Florida State on Nov. 28. The Gators are a favorite of 2-1 — or less — to win the national title in Las Vegas sports books. Florida even inspired a “yes/no” proposition at all Lucky’s books that allows gamblers to lay minus 240 (risk $2.40 to net $1) that it will not win the national title.

If you look at some of the lines on individual games, there’s some other stuff of interest.

  • Bettors like Georgia Tech’s chances in the ACC.  The Jackets are listed as favorites against Clemson, Miami, Florida State and Virginia Tech.
  • Georgia is now a one point favorite in Atlanta against Tech, though.
  • Ole Miss is favored against both LSU and Alabama.  And ‘Bama is the favorite against LSU, as well.
  • The line most likely to change between now and game time?  USC is only giving six points against Notre Dame.
  • A close second is Alabama -5 against Auburn.
  • And that Ohio State -6 against Michigan might not be there, either.
  • On the other hand, the Red River Shootout looks pretty solid with Texas as a one-point favorite.


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3 responses to “Early 2009 betting lines

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  2. Crack Of Dawn

    I need some Viton.


  3. Trey

    You might check those lines again. GT is a dog at FSU and Miami.