Football Display Case
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
Oh how I hate Ohio State
That's it I guess. We have no chance since Bovada says so.
903 wins most in college football
Actually Bovada is suggesting we have about a 15% chance. You put your money down yet?
...the Canadians make up for it with their emotion and classic ice-dancing skill.
has had lines for weeks and they moved from 12.5 to 13.5 at the end of the weekend... then to 14 yesterday AM. Nothing to do with Fitzgerald. National bettors flooded BAMA so it moved.
'Cause I Bleed Blue...
This was basically jamiemac's take, but I'm a little unconvinced that the line would move unless Vegas was unhappy with the bets it was taking. Why suddenly be unhappy with those bets unless you're revising some thoughts about the talent in each game.
Incidentally, I calculated that the line move was what a reasonable guess between the difference in Fitz and Rawls/etc. might produce, given Mathlete's WPA numbers and the change in expected winning percentage that the new line implies. Can't be precise enough to know for sure, of course.
them no shot are just providing more bulletin board material/motivation. They proved most people wrong last year going 11-2, hopefully they can do it again on Saturday.
Also, for the record I have no idea who the heck bovada or bodog are.
Sounds like a brand of toilet scrub brushes.
Maybe that's just me.
When the ADept sells special jerseys and gear, you'll see my picture next to the targeted customer crowd. A sheep.....but a Blue one.....
the SIAP are back
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. -Mahatma Gandhi
The title says it all? Maybe you could translate it for me and Herm, dog.
I help. I spraken de bovada. Bovada is say to you: Please, for my money you take.
I will fight 'til I am dead, a winged helmet on my head.
What? You no Michigan like with greater point? Why you no like bovada money?
That near Bolivia?
For non-gambling purposes, 10 pt or 14 pt underdogs doesn't make that much of a difference to me in terms of the public's expectation for this game. Essentially they're saying we don't have a chance to win. I hope we prove them wrong.
"And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again, Michigan."
My self-esteem is directly related to my MgoPoints.
It means absolutely nothing but it's interesting to see how things effect the game spread.
Or a bunch of sharps put money down on Alabama.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
A more informative title would be "FREE MONEY".
-MSU +3.5 (I know, I know)
-South Carolina +3.5 (@ Vandy)
Honestly, yes that seems pretty safe. Although it's never a sure thing. Unfortunately if you lost this bet I think it may most likely be Michigan's fault.
You got points with MSU and USC?
means you get the selected teams +10 points, at a much reduced payout rate.
So, for the bet listed above, you would expect maybe a 1:1 payout (if you're lucky) if all three teams are within ten points of covering the spread.
So the spreads he listed are 10 points more in favor of U-M, MSU, and SCar than they are otherwise.
I compulsively downvote any usage of "lol".
I was waiting for their line to come out and that was exactly the spread I was hoping for. Michigan with the points seems like a Damn good bet to me.
I wouldn't have trusted them if they were still caled bodog, but since they've rebranded themselves as bovada, they're totally legit now.