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The South Point Sportsbook published lines for 97 college football games of the year Friday, and harsh weather promptly pounced on numbers that were different from their own, causing many lines to move.
“There wasn’t as much action as in previous years when the games were six, seven or eight points,” said Chris Andrews, South Point sports betting director. “None of them moved more than three points this time.”
Andrews said the vast majority of bets came from keen bettors.
“It has to be 95 percent (hot),” he said.
One of the biggest line moves was Alabama over Miami in the season opener on September 4th in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide opened as a 13-point favorite and the line was quickly set to -16.
“Miami and North Carolina were two teams that I was very high on but I didn’t agree on the weather,” said Andrews.
Roll with high tide
Pro-bettor Paul Stone has traveled from Texas to bet on the opening lines. He took Alabama -14 over the hurricanes and supported the tide in three other games as double-digit favorites.
“I thought they were running out of Alabama a little,” said Stone (@PaulStoneSports). “They lost a lot of playmakers on the offensive so they may not get the 45 to 48 points they’ve got in recent years. But the talent level is still there.
“They have a number of players that we haven’t seen in outstanding roles at the moment, but I’m sure they will be the next draft selections for the first round.”
The defending national champions had picked six record breaking players in the first round of the NFL draft in April. Stone also put Alabama -10 over Texas A&M (now -10½), -17 over Louisiana State (now -19), and -12 over Auburn (now -13½).
Fading tigers, hurricanes
Stone made 22 bets, including three each against Iowa State and Auburn.
“I thought Iowa State was slightly overrated,” he said. “You will be in the top 10 of the preseason without question. But it’s a bit of uncharted territory for the Cyclones, and I think going from the hunter to the hunted is different. “
Stone’s first bet was on Texas +10 in Iowa State on November 6th (now +7).
“Texas will be a different team on November 6th than outside of goal,” he said.
It also took Oklahoma -6 over Iowa State (now -7) and West Virginia +7 over Iowa State (now +6).
In addition to the flood in the iron bowl, Stone Georgia put a -5 against Auburn (now -6) and Texas A&M -7 against Auburn (now -7½).
Down on Notre Dame
Notre Dame switched from -6 to -7 at the season opener on September 5th in Florida, and from -6 to -8 in Stanford. But Andrews isn’t expecting so many fights in the Irish this year.
“I had downgraded her a lot from last year,” he said. “I don’t want to say the well is dry, but you have lost a lot of talent.”
Stone played Notre Dame -2 at Virginia Tech (now -3). The Irish are also +4 against Wisconsin in Chicago and play at home against North Carolina. Notre Dame is a small home favorite over Southern California (-1) and Cincinnati (-2).
The bearcats were set from -4 to -7 over central Florida.
“I’m very high on Cincinnati, but maybe I didn’t rate it highly enough,” said Andrews.
In other line moves, Brigham Young is -3 over Virginia after the line opens at selection and LSU is -3½ at UCLA in their opener after the line opens at 2.
UNLV is a 23-point underdog at UNR on October 23rd.
Station Casinos released a touchdown prop for Tim Tebow, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a close end.
The sum is 2½ and the under is -150 after it opens at -125.
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