Pauly and Teddy talk some MLB, the NBA Playoffs, and some early College Football, so join us and profit from the insight and experience of these amazing Vegas handicappers.
While MLB odds and the NBA Playoffs Picks take center stage on most SportsBIT shows at this time of the year, Teddy and Pauly make every effort to cover key topics from some of the periphery sports that get more attention during the spring and summer months. Brian Blessing came on as a special guest last week to discuss the Preakness, while Pauly and Teddy talked some NHL on the Monday edition, giving Penguins backers some ‘bad beat’ sympathy after Pittsburgh’s 46-0 streak when leading after two periods ended on Sunday.
But the reality is that everybody wants football talk, jonesing for a sportsbetting slant on the NFL and the college ranks throughout the summer months. Pauly and Teddy have made it a priority to get some pertinent football discussion on every show at this time of the year. Today’s football discussion was all about the very early money flow on the very first college football season win total numbers in Las Vegas.
The Golden Nugget posted win total numbers late last week. Initially, there have been two significant moves: Ohio State Over 8.5 (bet up to 9) and Tennessee Under 10 (now -155 to the Under at some books such as Bovada). Teddy and Pauly explain the rationale behind those two big moves in the opening segment of Monday’s show
The Buckeyes broke two records during the draft process with a record 14 players invited to the scouting combine and a record ten players selected in the first three rounds of the draft. The Nugget’s opening numbers make it clear – they’re expecting some growing pains for Ohio State after their massive personnel losses. And a schedule that includes road trips to face Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Michigan State prior to their season finale against Michigan was viewed to be somewhat daunting initially. The early market action supporting the Buckeyes did NOT agree with that ‘daunting’ assessment.
Tennessee finished 9-4 last year, pummeling Northwestern in the Outback Bowl to close out the campaign. All four Volunteer losses – Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas – came by a TD or less, and the Vols held a fourth quarter lead in three of them. With QB Joshua Dobbs returning – just one of 18 returning starters – the Nugget expected to see significant preseason wiseguy support for Butch Jones’ squad. There is a lot to like about this team.
But lining Tennessee’s win total higher than another other SEC school was a bit too much for the markets to support. And with a four game early season stretch against Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama, the markets have said ‘this team loses more than one game’, which is all it takes for them to bet the Vols Under 10 wins . It’ll take an 11-1 regular season record to lose that bet; a win total the Vols haven’t even approached since Phil Fulmer was competing for national titles more than a decade ago.
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