2014 Football Point Spreads

Submitted by outwest on June 13th, 2014 at 6:50 PM

The Golden Nugget in Vegas opened betting on the 2014 season today and released point spreads.

 

9/6 Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3


9/27 Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Wolverines -12


10/11 Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Wolverines -7


10/25 Michigan Wolverines at Michigan State Spartans -7.5


11/8 Michigan Wolverines -3 at Northwestern Wildcats


11/29 Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes -8

 

 

At the link below, you can find other games of interest:

 

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Golden-Nuggets-college-football-point-spreads-have-arrived.html

 

 

SATURDAY 8/30

California Golden Bears at Northwestern Wildcats -9.5


Ohio State Buckeyes -14 at Navy Midshipmen


Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 at Central Florida Knights (Ireland)


LSU Tigers -7 vs. Wisconsin Badgers (Houston)

 

SATURDAY 9/6

USC Trojans at Stanford Cardinal -3.5


Michigan State Spartans at Oregon Ducks -13


Virginia Tech Hokies at Ohio State Buckeyes -18


 

SATURDAY 9/14

Iowa State Cyclones at Iowa Hawkeyes -9.5


Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -21 (Indianapolis)

 

SATURDAY 9/20

Miami Hurricanes at Nebraska Cornhuskers -3

 

SATURDAY 9/27

Notre Dame Fighting Irish -5.5 vs. Syracuse Orange

Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio State Buckeyes -21


 

THURSDAY 10/2

Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks -25

 

SATURDAY 10/4

LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers -6.5


Wisconsin Badgers -7 at Northwestern Wildcats


Stanford Cardinal -6 at Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan State Spartans -8

 

SATURDAY 10/11

Oregon Ducks -3 at UCLA Bruins


LSU Tigers -9 at Florida Gators


North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.5


 

 SATURDAY 10/18

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Florida State Seminoles -24


Nebraska Cornhuskers -2.5 at Northwestern Wildcats


 

 SATURDAY 10/25

Ohio State Buckeyes -9 at Penn State Nittany Lions

 

THURSDAY 10/30

Florida State Seminoles -17 at Louisville Cardinals

 

SATURDAY 11/1

Stanford Cardinal at Oregon Ducks -10

 

SATURDAY 11/8

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Arizona State Sun

Alabama Crimson Tide -2.5 at LSU Tigers


Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans -1


Iowa Hawkeyes PICK at Minnesota Golden Gophers


 

THURSDAY 11/13

California Golden Bears at USC Trojans -34

 

SATURDAY 11/15

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Wisconsin Badgers -7


Northwestern Wildcats at Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8

 

SATURDAY 11/22

Wisconsin Badgers -6 at Iowa Hawkeyes


 

FRIDAY 11/28

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Iowa Hawkeyes -1

 

SATURDAY 11/29

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans -10

Florida State Seminoles -17 at Florida Gators


Illinois Fighting Illini at Northwestern Wildcats -9.5


Minnesota Golden Gophers at Wisconsin Badgers -13


 

 

 

Comments

gwkrlghl

June 13th, 2014 at 10:58 PM ^

It's an annual rite of passage for OSU football. Play way down to at least one or two non-conference opponents, appear weak, then just bludgeon Big Ten as usual, then lose big time bowl game. Repeat.

Michigan4Life

June 14th, 2014 at 12:11 AM ^

Navy runs flexbone offense that features a ton of triple option plays. They'll hold onto the ball for about 7-8 minutes per possession and OSU defense will be undisciplined thus making easier for Navy to get 5-6 yards a carry.  The longer they hold onto the ball, the greater the chance that Navy will cover the spread.

befuggled

June 14th, 2014 at 2:32 PM ^

Navy nearly beat Ohio State, 31-27. That was the year Ohio State ended up beating Oregon in the Rose (finishing 11-2).

Sure, I wouldn't be surprised to see Ohio State blow out Navy. I also wouldn't be surprised to see them struggle. With a new OL. In their season opener. On the road.

Michigan used to play Navy fairly often in the Bo era. A lot of those games were blowouts, but several of them were far too close for comfort.

 

Yeezus

June 13th, 2014 at 7:11 PM ^

So our over under is 7.5 but we are dogs in only 3 games, including heavy dogs in 2.

Over seems like a good bet since they are essentially giving you one extra loss.

Wolverine Devotee

June 13th, 2014 at 7:27 PM ^

That line against ohio is a joke.

This year's team will be better than last year's. Michigan lost by a point last year.

And the road game thing......one TD would've ended that thing. Michigan shut down their offense only allowing two TDs. If only Borges hadn't packed it in at halftime....

SysMark

June 14th, 2014 at 11:17 AM ^

The sole purpose of a betting line is to equal the money bet on each side.  It only moves in response to which way the betting is trending.  It's not meant to predict anything.  People may treat it that way for discussion purposes but prediction has nothing to do with how the number is determined.

An individual's prediction may determine how they bet and that in term ultimately influences the line but the line itself is not a prediction.

MGoStrength

June 13th, 2014 at 7:48 PM ^

While I agree as a whole UM is a better team and OSU is not as good of a team, UM's offensive strengths matched up well with OSU's defensive strengths last year.  And the offense probably played thier best game, considering the opposing defense.  I'm not sure you can count on another offensive production like that in Columbus, especially with the pass rush coming off the ends for OSU with Spence/Washington/Bosa and Schofield and Lewan gone to handle them.  It will be crucial to get the running game going and I'm not yet confident in that.

LSAClassOf2000

June 13th, 2014 at 7:29 PM ^

These are preseason numbers, so all qualifiers about predictions based on previous data apply, but here is Massey's initial outlook with win probabilities as well as points for and against:

Opponent Result PF PA
Appalachian St

 
98.00%

 
41 10
Notre Dame

 
30.00%

 
21 28
Miami OH

 
100.00%

 
44 6
Utah

 
54.00%

 
31 28
Minnesota

 
67.00%

 
28 21
Rutgers

 
76.00%

 
34 24
Penn St

 
65.00%

 
30 24
Michigan St

 
18.00%

 
14 28
Indiana

 
67.00%

 
41 34
Northwestern

 
54.00%

 
30 28
Maryland

 
78.00%

 
31 20
Ohio St

 
25.00%

 
28 37

 

BeatOSU52

June 13th, 2014 at 7:34 PM ^

At first you'd think the -7.5 MSU spread is ridiculous but then you quickly remember how bad they kicked our ass last year And we have to play in that god awful stadium again. Not saying we will get crushed again but we probably deserve that spread for now

Huma

June 13th, 2014 at 7:34 PM ^

I would take Arizona and 25 pts against Oregon. I would also take Stanford and the pts against Oregon. I would take Oregon against Staee though.

NittanyFan

June 13th, 2014 at 10:17 PM ^

From 1993 through 2013 per my records, the % of time teams win when favored by X points (all D-1A vs D-1A games, there have been at least 165 games for each pointspread, pre-1996 tie games thrown out, there is no accounting for whether home/road/neutral in the numbers below):

 

3: 55% (ND favored over U-M, U-M favored over NW)

7: 69% (U-M favored over PSU)

7.5: 74% (MSU favored over U-M)

8: 75% (OSU favored over U-M)

12: 82% (U-M favored over Minnesota)

 

If I did the math right, the expected record for Michigan in these 6 games, would be 3.02-2.98.  Darn near exactly .500.

gwkrlghl

June 13th, 2014 at 11:00 PM ^

Not sure how much of their D comes back this year, but I could see MSU pulling the upset or at the very least I could see them really frustrating Oregon's offense

alum96

June 14th, 2014 at 12:09 PM ^

Me too.  I think Oregon wins by 5-10.  If it was in Lansing I think MSU would win.  Oregon gets stuffed by good physical defenses which MSU will still have and will continue to have until Dantonio leaves.  The defense will fall back from ridiculous to very damn good which was about the level Stanford defense was in 2013.  Oregon has an elite QB but its only great returning WR is out with an ACL and everyone else is very young.   MSU also showed it can go out west and beat a Pac 12 team which most Big 10 teams suck at.   I see that game being something like 31-24.