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Embrace the sports book.

Give ESPN credit.  As this “Week 2 college football betting nuggets” piece demonstrates, Mickey’s all over the brave new world of betting.

Note the story from Columbia:

Georgia Bulldogs (-10, 56.5) at South Carolina Gamecocks — 3:30 p.m. ET

  • South Carolina went 6-1 ATS with four outright wins as an underdog last season.
  • The under is 11-4 in South Carolina’s 15 games against teams with a winning record under Will Muschamp.

Boom led something of a charmed life last year.  We’ll see if that narrative holds up today.

Feel free to use this as a general game day thread for today’s CFB action.



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Today, in one of these teams is not like the others

Epic day for the men in Urnge.

I can already tell this isn’t going to get old, at least not for a week.


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Friday morning buffet

Today is the gateway to the first college football weekend of the season.  And there was much rejoicing…


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Thursday morning buffet

Num, num, num…


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Monday morning buffet

The chafing dishes are ready for you.  Dig in.

  • These are the first odds I’ve seen on the two SEC divisions, from 5Dimes.  As you might expect, Alabama and Georgia are expensive propositions.
  • Per its athletic director, Ole Miss recently submitted a self-report to the SEC that exposed a group of fans improperly contacting recruits through Twitter.  LMAO.
  • SEC coaches and the imperial “we”.
  • Reading this, it sounds like the impact and effect of the early signing period is playing out like most people expected.
  • Here’s a look at all of Georgia’s returning starters.  (Prepare to be impressed.)
  • And here you find a list of the toughest schedules facing potential CFP teams.  (No Georgia there.)
  • I’ve thought Arkansas is going to have a tough time meshing Bert’s players with Chad Morris’ new scheme.  Ian Boyd suggests the transition on offense shouldn’t be that problematic.
  • If you don’t know much about the opponent in Georgia’s opener, here’s an article about Austin Peay’s almost-magical 2017 season. (h/t Henry)
  • The AJ-C looks at how the new world of sports books might affect two Atlanta-based companies.
  • Jake Bentley’s excited that South Carolina’s new offensive scheme means he’s “not overthinking anything”.


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Today, in gambling

This ought to beat the hell out of Shreveport as a postseason venue.

If the football gods have a sense of humor, we’ll be treated one day to an on-site interview with an uncomfortable Greg Sankey.


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The lines have moved.

For those of you interested in how the betting public sees Georgia, here’s the latest:

South Point sportsbook has updated its betting lines for college football’s “games of the year”,  which includes four of Georgia’s 2018 conference contests on the list of odds.

The Bulldogs are still favored in all four games against South Carolina, Florida, Auburn, and Georgia Tech, according to South Point, but the lines have changed since opening in May.  In week 2 against South Carolina, Georgia was originally listed as an 11-point favorite and is now favored by 13.5. Georgia has gone from a 15-point favorite over Florida to a 13-point favorite over the Gators. Georgia moves from a 3-point favorite to being favored by 3.5 against Auburn, and from a 21-point favorite to a 19-point favorite against Georgia Tech.

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, meanwhile, lists Georgia as 14.5-point favorites over South Carolina, 13.5-point favorites over Florida, 5-point favorites over Auburn, and 19-point favorites over Georgia Tech

For comparison, before the 2017 season, Georgia was a 20-point favorite over South Carolina, a one-point underdog to Florida, a 10-point underdog to Auburn, and a 2.5-point favorite over Georgia Tech[Emphasis added.]

What a difference a year makes, eh?


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