Just a couple of quick hitters for your perusal on a mid-Friday afternoon…
First, Marc Weiszer notes that Vegas loves the Dawgs.
Georgia is favored in every football game on its schedule.
Just like it was last year at this time.
The Golden Nugget released 250 college football point spreads today via the blog Kegs ‘N Eggs.
Here’s the breakdown of the Georgia games:
at Clemson -3.5
vs. South Carolina -4
vs. North Texas (no line provided but think like -35)
vs. LSU -6
at Tennessee -11
vs. Missouri -18
at Vanderbilt -10
vs. Florida in Jacksonville -4
vs. Appalachian State (no line provided but again think big)
at Auburn -15
vs. Kentucky -29
at Georgia Tech -9
The line on the Clemson game has swung in Georgia’s favor by almost a touchdown from where it was a couple of months ago, and that’s even with the JHC suspension in the works. That’s a pretty big move against a top 10 team on the road. My overall impression is that Vegas likes the Georgia offense very, very much.
Meanwhile, Bill Connelly’s wrapped up his SEC previews with this look at Alabama (summary: they’re AWWW-SUM!) But it’s the bit at the end of his piece that interests me more:
As has been done for each conference, let’s wrap things up with a look at how I perceive the conference’s balance of power at this point in the offseason:
3. Texas A&M
5. South Carolina
7. Ole Miss
10. Mississippi State
Now Bill doesn’t indicate how much of a gap there is between teams in the same tier, so I don’t want to read too much into his hierarchy. (By the way, I do think he’s right about LSU, which strikes me as the preseason anti-Florida – a team that deserves more credit than it’s getting. Yeah, the Tigers lost a boat load on defense, but so did almost every other team in his second tier. The big question for me with LSU is whether Miles has finally hired a competent offensive coordinator.) If the gaps are small, then I don’t have too much of a problem with his order there… and I’m glad South Carolina and LSU are heading to Athens this season.
What do y’all think?