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All in, Vegas style

Look at the money falling on Auburn!

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Adding up the Golden Nugget numbers

So, based on who’s favored and who’s not, how would those Golden Nugget lines on SEC teams play out?  al.com has your answers.  (Order based on favored-underdog-toss up.)

  • Alabama:  8-0-1
  • Georgia:  4-0-2
  • LSU:  7-1-1
  • Missouri:  5-2
  • Auburn:  5-3-1
  • Ole Miss:  4-2-1
  • Tennessee:  4-2-1
  • Arkansas:  4-4
  • Texas A&M:  3-5
  • South Carolina:  1-5
  • Vanderbilt:  0-1
  • Kentucky 0-2
  • Mississippi State:  0-6
  • Florida:  0-7

First impression?  Vegas is a lot less worried about this not being the Year of the Quarterback than we are.

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Golden Nugget individual game lines are out…

… and some of Georgia’s numbers may surprise you.

  • South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgia Bulldogs (-11)
  • Alabama Crimson Tide at Georgia Bulldogs (Pick)
  • Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers (Pick)
  • Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs (-8.5)
  • Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs (-12) in Jacksonville
  • Georgia Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers (Pick)
  • Georgia Bulldogs (-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Were that Alabama-Georgia line to hold up ’til game day, it would be the first time in something like seventy games in which the Tide didn’t enter a game as the favorite.

That’s not the weirdest to me, though.  Tennessee is getting some crazy love at home – a home pick ’em against Georgia and a three-point favorite against Oklahoma, for starters.  But the Vols are still listed as a ten-point dog in Tuscaloosa.

Oh, and that Tech line?  FSU is a one-point underdog in Atlanta.

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Is the 2015 Big Ten going to be Jim Delany’s lousy reality TV show?

I don’t know if the SEC East is catching up to the West or not, but based on these odds for winning a conference championship, it’s a damned sight closer to parity than anything the Big Ten’s got going for it.

The programming question for the Big Ten Network:  how soon do you start talking up the national championship?

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Tuesday morning buffet

Buffet away, dudes and dudines.

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Wednesday morning buffet

Get you some.

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I got ‘yer win totals right here.

5Dimes has its early college football regular season win total prop bets out now.  You can see a summary here.  Interestingly, no SEC is projected to win in double digits.  Here’s how they break down:

WEST

  • Alabama 9.5
  • Arkansas 8.5
  • Auburn 8.5
  • Ole Miss 8.5
  • LSU 8
  • Texas A&M 7.5
  • Mississippi State 7

EAST

  • Georgia 9
  • Florida 7.5
  • Missouri 7.5
  • Tennessee 7.5
  • South Carolina 7
  • Kentucky 6
  • Vanderbilt 3

The downside to thirteen bowl eligible teams is that it looks a lot harder for a conference team to crack the national semifinals.  And they’re paying head coaches a boatload of money to do just that.

I will say the East looks about right, although that Missouri number looks a trifle low, based on the schedule.  But I have a hard time believing every team in the West finishes with a winning record this season.

Your thoughts?

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