Just thought I’d share a few bets with y’all.
First, a little Cocktail Party action.
Kinda wonder where that line will be by October.
Here’s what Allen Kenney has to say about Clemson being an early favorite over Georgia (+3) in the season opener for both schools:
Labor Day weekend sets up some fantastic matchups this year, and this clash between the Bulldogs and Tigers tops them all.
I realize Clemson’s recruiting remains lights out, but I’m starting to wonder if the program is entering the downside of a stellar run. The reality is that Dabo Swinney’s team doesn’t have any true peers inside the ACC to keep the Tigers sharp. Meanwhile, although there’s no shame in losing in the College Football Playoff, Clemson’s last two postseason appearances ended in resounding defeats. Keep in mind, too, that opponents have compiled years upon years of intelligence on the schemes of coordinators Brent Venables and Tony Elliott now.
For its part, Georgia probably has the second-best collection of talent in the nation behind Alabama. Inserting JT Daniels at quarterback elevated its offense to another level in the second half of the 2020 season, and that should carry over this fall.
This seems to like Georgia’s time. I’ll take UGA outright.
I like his take, but I sort of want to see how the Clemson receiving corps and Georgia’s secondary shape up come August before making a final call of my own.
Finally, we’ve got South Point’s current spreads on its College Football Games of the Year.
The Dawgs, as already noted, are an underdog to Clemson, but favored in games against Auburn (+4), Florida (+6) and Georgia Tech (+21). To give you some context to those numbers, Florida is an eleven-point dog to Alabama and Auburn is getting twelve points against the Tide. Texas A&M is favored by a touchdown over Auburn.
The overall impression I get is that Vegas isn’t particularly swayed by Georgia’s chances, which really means the betting public isn’t. That being said, the team really getting disrespected is LSU.
Look at these lines: Auburn (-2) at LSU, Florida at LSU (even), LSU at Mississippi (even) and LSU (+17) at Alabama. Apparently, there are many who think that Bo Pelini’s canning won’t matter much this season.
What numbers jump out at y’all?