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Get thee to a bookmaker…

… and bet the ranch.

And then bet your momma’s ranch.

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In case you were wondering…

 

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“This spread is disrespectful as hell.”

Per Erik Evans, “Georgia clowns these frauds in the closest thing to a mortal lock you will find today.”

Buckeyes by fiddy?  (I keed, I keed.)

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Beat the spread!

Looking for a muscular take on Georgia’s next game?  Let Brad Edwards fill the bill for you.

However, Smart’s team has showed up with authority in all of its big games. Before Oregon went on an eight-game winning streak with seven victories by double-digit margins, the Ducks took a backyard assbeating from Georgia by a 49-3 score in the season opener.

When the Bulldogs went to Columbia to face South Carolina in front of a raucous crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 17, they absolutely bludgeoned the Gamecocks in a 48-7 pimpslap. In mid-October, Georgia trounced Auburn 42-10 and blasted Vanderbilt, 55-0.

In its annual showdown with Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 29, UGA raced out to a 21-0 lead it was 28-3 at halftime. Although the Gators fought back and made it a one-possession game with 17 unanswered points in the first 12 minutes of the third quarter, the Bulldogs responded with back-to-back touchdown drives to pull away for a 42-20 win.

In a vintage letdown scenario after the win over Tennessee (and two weeks after beating arch-rival UF), Georgia went into Starkville and collected a 45-19 win. Then at the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta last week, the Bulldogs took a 35-7 lead on LSU late in the second quarter en route to a 50-30 win.

“Assbeating”.  “Pimpslap.”  I detect no falsehoods there.

Meanwhile, Ohio State’s track record in the postseason against SEC teams is mixed, at best.

However, Ohio St. has lost 11 of 13 games against SEC opponents in the postseason. We aren’t counting 1986 and 1998 bowl wins over Texas A&M because the Aggies didn’t join the SEC until 2012, but we are counting the win over the Razorbacks 12 years ago even though that victory was vacated by the NCAA.

In Ohio St.’s 11 losses to SEC foes in bowl games, six of the defeats have been by margins of 14 points or more. When the Buckeyes faced Florida in the 2006 BCS Championship Game, they were limited to 82 yards of total offense and lost 41-14.

One year later at the BCS Championship Game in New Orleans, OSU lost 38-24 to LSU. Just two years ago, Alabama trounced the Buckeyes by a 52-24 count in the CFP finals.

Before that win by ‘Bama in blowout fashion, I went on more than a half-dozen radio shows and said that the Crimson Tide would absolutely destroy the Buckeyes. Over the next three weeks, I’ll be doing to the exact same thing in discussing the looming beatdown Ohio St. fans know they’re going to take from Georgia.

He’s putting his money where his mouth is, too.

This single-digit number that’s somehow less than seven is an absolute gift. The moment I saw the number, I immediately placed my largest wager of the season on the Bulldogs.

When the adjusted numbers — such as UGA -14.5 for a +220-ish payout and/or UGA -17.5 for a +300 return, etc. — come out later this month, I’ll be betting a few of those, too.

This is a complete mismatch, and that would be the case regardless of where the game was played. The fact that it’s in Atlanta, where UGA has already beaten Oregon and LSU by a combined score of 99-33 this year, isn’t even really a part of our equation here, but it sure as hell doesn’t hurt our cause.

If you haven’t made it to the window yet, what are you waiting for? Georgia is going to win by at least three TDs and probably more.

From his lips… er, wallet to Gawd’s ears.

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Of course he did.

I really did laugh out loud at this.

Remind me again why people take him seriously as a tout…

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Your SECCG betting trends

For what they’re worth:

Add to that, Kirby’s never beaten LSU and never lost to Brian Kelly, and what have you got?

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Mr. Money

This is hilarious.

Technically, Auburn covered the 22.5 points, barely (although most places had it at 21.5), but you get the point.

By the way, second in the amusement department is Erik Evans, who I presume is now missing both his testicles after his Michigan-Ohio State bet.

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“It was absolutely a Pros vs. Joe’s situation…”

Tennessee fans took as big a beating with bookies as their team did on the field with Georgia.

The Volunteers began the week as around 8.5-point underdogs, and the betting public, otherwise known as “Joe’s,” couldn’t get enough of them. On Thursday, at Caesars Sportsbook, 87% of the money that had been bet on the point spread was on Tennessee. The betting on the money-line — the odds to win the game straight-up — was even more lopsided. At DraftKings, 99% of the bets placed on the money-line were on Tennessee.

With the overwhelming money on the Vols, the line ticked down to Tennessee -7.5 on Friday, and that’s when the “Pros,” aka professional bettors, got involved. Around 10 a.m. PT, Friday, Caesars took a $110,000 bet on Georgia -7.5. Thirty minutes later, the book took a $362,000 bet on the Bulldogs -8.

“I was just waiting for the sharp money to come, and it just wasn’t coming. We were just so lopsided [on Tennessee],” Joey Feazel, lead college football trader for Caesars Sportsbook, recalled. “And, then on Friday, pop-pop.”

In less than 24 hours, the money on the point spread had gone from 87% on Tennessee to 68% on Georgia. Other sportsbooks saw big professional money on Georgia, too. The sportsbook at The Borgata in Atlantic City also reported taking a $200,000 bet on the Bulldogs around the same time as Caesars on Friday.

The professional action continued into Saturday, driving the line up to as high as Georgia -10 at some sportsbooks at kickoff. The game ended up as the most-heavily bet of the college football season at Caesars.

A Vol fan and his money are soon parted.

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The difference between smart money and Tennessee money

Vegas knows what it wants.

Even with all the money that came in on the Vols this week, Vegas never let the line drop to a touchdown.

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A Vol and his money…

Should be interesting to see what happens when the big money sharks swoop in closer to game time.

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