Early Odds for Opening Week

Submitted by BornInAA on August 21st, 2017 at 7:39 PM

Via Vegas (viva!):

OSU -20 @ Indiana (didn't know was Thursday)

SUNY-Buffalo @ Minn -31

Washington -33! @ Rutgers (LOL)

Utah State? @ Wisc -37

Bowling Green State @ MSU -18 (LLLLLLLLOL)

Wyoming @ Iowa -11

Louisville -27 @ Purdue (=ˍ=)

Nevada @ NW -28

Ball State @ Illinois -11

Michigan -4 @ Florida

FSU @ Bama -7


OSU is suprising - chaos?

NW looks too high

Michigan is gonna win by 14.

Bama going to win by 14.





August 22nd, 2017 at 8:46 AM ^

How sad was Michigan football during the Hoke and RichRod years? Sad enough that many fans pined for years like 2007. Of course, some whitewashing occurred. Those same fans remember only the Florida game. They also forget that Tressel pretty much owned Lloyd Carr. (It helped that he probably cheated.)


August 21st, 2017 at 8:30 PM ^

I really like how Coach Harbaugh is going to blast our opponents with his power sets. Then Coach Hamilton is going to catch them flat footed with his wide open passing game. 

One fist is iron, the other is steel. If the right one don't get you, then the left one will.

Go Blue!

Red is Blue

August 21st, 2017 at 8:31 PM ^

I know nothing about how good Wyoming is supposed to be (and little about Iowa), but I would expect an middle+ B1G program at home to be favored by more than 11 over a Mountain West team that was 8-6 last year with a losing record the prevoius 4. Maybe folks are betting on Iowa punting inside Wyomings 40?


August 21st, 2017 at 8:56 PM ^

I wasn't too sure about the Florida game at first. Then the backup RB started running his mouth on twitter. Something similar happened during Carr's last game as a coach. Michigan was warming up and then Florida started talking trash which fired the boys up. I realize there is a difference between talking trash face to face 10 minutes before the game and talking trash on twitter a month ahead of time. But Harbaugh is going to use that as fuel. "You gonna let a backup talk to us like that?! I don't think so!" They have a good defense but their offense is laughable. I think we should cover rather easily.

UM Fan from Sydney

August 21st, 2017 at 9:25 PM ^

Not only is OSU playing Thursday, but ESPN is laughably doing their megacast for that game. It's OSU versus INDIANA and ESPN is doing their lame megacast, as if it's such a huge game. ESPN loves to suck OSU's balls. 


Also, LOL at MSU -18.

Goggles Paisano

August 22nd, 2017 at 5:52 AM ^

Some of those lines you gave are the "opening" lines which should always be ignored as they often aren't realistic and usually come from an offshore house.  Current vegas lines that are much different than the opening lines are:

Wisc -28

ILL -7

NW -24

Minn -26

There are also four games this Saturday 8/26.  Oreg St and Col St start it off at 2:30, followed by Hawaii at Umass, USF at San Jose St, and then Rice vs Stanford in Austrailia at 10pm.  


August 22nd, 2017 at 5:36 PM ^

I would take Utah State getting 37 against Wisconsin. Wisky wins easy but will be closer then 37. I also like Wyoming getting 11 at Iowa, I think that could be a close game.


Noticed there are some games this Saturday.  Looking forward to actually seeing some live college football.