Source is an off-shore betting site. (so no link)
UMass Line -29.5
I think they present some problems with their offense. But this isn't 2007 and we work against a spread daily in practice.
The key is to be even on turnovers or better. Blow out city if we do that.
D-Rob will be on the bench asap. Not sure how organized D-Gardner or Papa Ta-te will be. Too many points to cover considering this game means nothing. I'll take the points and challenge UM to cover.
we put 60+ on baby seal U. And our offense is much better this year....30 doesn't seem so outlandish to me.
Just a note, not that I disagree with your point, but UMASS is a much, MUCH better program than Delaware State. I agree 30 isn't outlandish, but the comparison to DSU isn't exactly something I would suggest.
especially seeing as how we are currently tailing 10-7.
Coming off last week, I expect we'll be a bit sloppy, not high emotionally, and mistake-prone on both sides of the ball, which will include our first turnover of the season. UMass will cover easily.
As a rule I don't bet on Michigan.
1. Somethings are more important than money.
2. I would gladly give away $100 to see Michigan win.
(Denard will likely be done at half time so I would take Umass and the points)
Great rule to live by.
I, however, always bet blue when they are the underdog. I take the points and put an even amount of money on the win (not a very successful "rule" over the last two years). I never bet Blue when they are the favorite... I don't want the joy of victory impinged by the loss of cash if they don't cover.
ND game was nice. Amazing game, amazing victory, all the stress one can handle with the heroin-esque ending that we all live for. And $$$ in my pocket.
Too many question marks about the offense with Denard on the bench. I'd take the points. 30 is a ton, but I wouldnt be shocked to see Tate come in in the 4th quarter and drop 40 himself trying to prove hes the man.
That seems extreme.
Two QBs rush for more than 100 yds each. BOOK IT!
Jesus, guys, our depth chart after Denard doesn't consist of Nick Sheridan and Steven Hawking. We're in nice shape after Denard, whether it's Gardner or Forcier.
Michigan to cover, please.
By the by,
bookmaker: Michigan -27.5, -110.
bodog: Michigan -28
-27.5 on sportsbook....
A more favorable bet might be the 1st half lines available at BetUs.com:
UM -17.0 and Total of 27.5 for the 1st half (when the 1st teamers will definitely be in for UM)
Even I didn't think that it would come on Denard's first pass. Oh well, it'll cool off the more ridiculous of the mania for the time being.
This puts just how terrible this game was in perspective.