College football win totals are up at Las Vegas Hilton

David Payne Purdum
At 11 a.m. Las Vegas time Sunday, the Hilton SuperBook became the first sportsbook in Las Vegas or offshore to release 2011 college football season win totals.

The Hilton posted win totals on 35 teams of interest, leaving off Oregon and Ohio State because of “too much uncertainty,” sportsbook manager Ed Salmons told

The Hilton took a max bet of $1,000 Sunday, but said those limits could rise as the season nears. By mid-afternoon, Salmons had booked more than a dozen max bets from local wise guys.

Texas A&M (8.5) and Virginia Tech (10) were the only two teams to receive three max bets. Professionals bet the Hokies over 10 wins strong enough to force Salmons to tack on a -160 juice to bet the over, after opening the prop wager at -110 either way.

Sharps also liked the Aggies to go over 8.5 wins. They opened up costing bettors -120 to bet the under, but were priced at -140 to take the over by mid-afternoon.

Boise State had the highest number at 10.5 wins; UNLV had lowest at 2.5.

Alabama and Oklahoma, the co-favorites to win the BCS title, were at 10 wins.

Defending BCS champion Auburn was at six wins and, according to Salmons, was lucky to make the list.

“If they hadn’t won the national championship, Auburn wouldn’t be on there," he explained.

Here are the opening season win totals:

Alabama 10 -120o

Oklahoma 10

Boise St. 10.5 –120o

LSU 9.5 -160u

Stanford 9 -150u

S. Carolina 9 -150u

Arkansas 8.5

Texas A&M 8.5 -120u

Georgia 8.5 -160o

Oklahoma State 8.5
Nebraska 9.5 -140o

Florida State 9.5 -130o

Virginia Tech 10

Wisconsin 9.5 -120o

Arizona St. 8 -120o

West Virginia 9.5 -140u

Florida 7.5 -130u

USC 7.5 -130o

Notre Dame 8.5 -130o

Texas 8

Miss State 7.5 -130u

Miami 8 -120u

Oregon St. 6.5 -130u

TCU 9 -130u

BYU 8.5 -150o

Missouri 7.5  -120o

Michigan State 7.5 -120o

Auburn 6 -155o

Tennessee 6.5 -120o

Penn St 7.5 -155o

North Carolina 8 -130o

Michigan 7 -130o

Utah 7.5 -120u

Nevada 8 -125u

UNLV 2.5 -130o staff writer Trent Hart contributed live reporting to this article.

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Posted by ricksatx2
5 years ago

Auburn will go under the win total
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Posted by ricksatx2
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"Auburn will go under the win total"

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