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WalterTibbs PM WalterTibbs
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Posted: 3/31/2017 8:32:10 AM
Thanks to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, we have some early betting lines for week one top CFB matchups.

Alabama -5.5  Florida State
Michigan -3  Florida
Ohio State -20  Indiana
LSU -13  BYU
Virginia Tech -4.5  West Virginia
North Carolina -10  California
Louisville -23  Purdue
UCLA -2.5  Texas A&M
Notre Dame -6  Temple
Tennessee -3  Georgia Tech
North Carolina St. -7  South Carolina
Colorado -10  Colorado State

Ohio State -20, Alabama -5.5 and South Carolina +7 look good to me.  Who do you like?


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Posted: 3/31/2017 5:26:09 PM
I'll take, Fla.St., Florida, LSU, and Notre Dame.
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Posted: 3/31/2017 6:05:53 PM
E-Dog, I agree with you on Notre Dame.  Lot's to prove this year.

I take a different view on FSU/Alabama.  Saban is hard to beat with months to prepare.

Anyway, appreciate the input my friend....................
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Posted: 4/1/2017 10:36:27 AM
if you can still get notre dame under 2 scores i would unload the truck on that
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Posted: 4/1/2017 11:07:32 AM
if you can still get notre dame under 2 scores i would unload the truck on that
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Posted: 4/1/2017 12:13:46 PM
Odds to win conference title game. 

SEC

Alabama  2-3
LSU  5-1
Auburn  8-1
Florida  8-1
Ole Miss  8-1
Georgia  9-1
Tennessee  12-1
Texas A&M  40-1
Arkansas  50-1
Miss State  50-1
South Carolina  80-1
Kentucky  80-1
Vanderbilt  150-1
Missouri  150-1


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Posted: 4/2/2017 7:55:15 AM
Odds to win conference title game 

Big Ten

Ohio State  8-5
Michigan  2-1
Penn State  5-1
Wisconsin  6-1
Michigan St.  20-1
Northwestern  20-1
Nebraska  25-1
Iowa  25-1
Minnesota 25-1
Indiana  50-1
Illinois  150-1
Purdue  150-1
Maryland  150-1
Rutgers  200-1

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Posted: 4/2/2017 11:27:25 PM
Odds to win conference title game

ACC

Florida State  6-5
Louisville  4-1
Clemson  7-2
Virginia Tech  8-1
Miami  8-1
NC State  25-1
Georgia Tech  25-1
North Carolina 40-1
Pittsburgh  40-1
Duke  50-1
Virginia 100-1
Wake Forest  100-1
Syracuse  100-1
Boston College  100-1




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Posted: 4/3/2017 12:36:33 PM
Odds to win conference title game 

Pac 12

USC  1-1
Washington  3-1
UCLA  7-1
Stanford  10-1
Oregon  10-1
Washington State  14-1
Colorado  18-1
Utah  30-1
Arizona State  30-1
Oregon State  80-1
Arizona  80-1
California  80-1
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Posted: 4/4/2017 9:58:36 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WalterTibbs:

Odds to win conference title game

ACC

Florida State  6-5
Louisville  4-1
Clemson  7-2
Virginia Tech  8-1
Miami  8-1
NC State  25-1
Georgia Tech  25-1
North Carolina 40-1
Pittsburgh  40-1
Duke  50-1
Virginia 100-1
Wake Forest  100-1
Syracuse  100-1
Boston College  100-1






I Like Miami at 8-1 
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First week games that stand out to me is, Give me South Carolina +7, Colorado State +10, FSU +5.5, and Louisville -23... Louisville may be the most overlooked team going into 2017-18, because of how they finished down the stretch.  The way Houston dismantled them had a serious effect on the nation's perception of them, as well as their own.  They finished the season getting blown out by Houston, losing to Kentucky, and losing to LSU.  

The reason I like Louisville is because Lamar Jackson was a problem last year, and he supposedly has improved quite a bit.  He's been taking snaps under center, which will help the play action passing game, and the running game.  He said that he's learning how to read defenses, apparently last year, he made one check all season, towards the end of the season, he saw Boston College had an overload blitz coming and he pointed it out.  He said he JUST started to look at the safety when walking up to the center. It's ridiculous that this kid won the heisman, when he didnt even know he was supposed to be looking at where the Safety was aligned pre-snap.  I expect he will have an even better season than he did last year...

Defensively, they should be very good, they're returning they have talent at every level, but especially at LB, and the secondary.  They should have one of the best secondaries in the country, which includes 3 potential first round picks in, Jaire Alexander, Trumaine Washington, and Chucky Williams. If it werent for FSU, and Alabama, I would say this is the best secondary in the country...
 
Chucky Williams lead the team with 107 tackles, 10 TFL, 2 Sacks, 3 int, 3 PBU, 2 FF, and 4 FR.  

Jaire Alexander had 39 tackles, 5 ints, 9 PBU, 1 FF, and 1 FR.  

Trumaine Washington had 2 ints and 6 PBU.

Their best Pass rusher, James Hearns is returning, who had 11 TFL, 8 sacks, and 5 FF last season.  

Stacy Thomas is returning at LB after a great 2016 with, 85 tkls 7.5 TFL 1 INT, 3 PBU, and 2 FR.
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Posted: 4/19/2017 8:57:41 PM
I think there's some value in Wash ST winning the PAC 12 at 14-1... Of the best PAC 12 teams last year: Washington, USC, Colorado, and Wash St; Washington St is replacing the least amount of players.  

Washington State is returning a lot of good players on both offense and defense.  Offensively, the only player that they will miss is Gabe Marks, but they have great WR depth, a great college QB, and maybe the best Oline in the Pac 12.  They are returning their returning all of their starting RBs.

They're also returning most of their defense, the only significant loss will be 1st Team All Pac 12 Safety Shalom Lunai.  I expect this defense to make another stride forward in 2018, because they're returning 7/8 of the teams leading tacklers.  The team has a standout player on every level of their defense, including probably the best defensive lineman in the Pac 12, Hercules Mata'afa. The number one and two team tackle leaders are both returning at LB's Peyton Peilliur, and Isaac Doctson.  The Washington State secondary is very underrated, and unlike the rest of the Pac 12 powerhouses, they dont have to worry about replacing the entire secondary.  They have a very good CB tandem with Darrien Molton, and Mercillus Pippins.  Molton had 72 tackles and 6 PBU's last year, while Pippins had 2 INT's and 5 PBU's.  They will miss Lunai, but they're returning two quality safeties; Jalen Thompson was a 1st team Freshman All American with 51 tackles 3 TFL 1 FF 1 FR 7 PBU's, and Robert Taylor was 5th on the team in tackles, with 61 tackles and 3 FR.
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