I too think they will beat easily cover against Oregon. Let me ask you this though; what is the line limit you would take on OSU to cover against Bowling Green in week 1?
That line will probably be 40+...I formerly would give that chalk (5 to 10 years ago), but not anymore...Ohio State will probably cover whatever it is, but in a Covid environment and with a cross country road game against a top 10 team on deck, it would be a pass for me...That plus, all it takes is a lucky long pass against the 3rd teamers from USU to facilitate a BDC. I think there will be better options in week 1 like Va Tech -21 over Liberty and Ok St -17 over Oregon State. What are your thoughts?
Does a running back, playing for a high octane offensive, in a league not known for defense, who in his best of three years playing football ends up 76th in the nation in total yards, 77th in number of rush attempts, and 60th in yards per carry be called ELITE?????
I just don't get it!
If you are looking ahead to bet TOSU vs Oregon , I would suggest that you use " caution "
in laying a large number vs BGSU as it appears you are already in love with the Buckeyes.
I try each week to find teams that are likely to offer reasonable value against the books
number. Rarely do I bet the same team 2 weeks in a row as bookmakers tend to make
value that much more difficult to find past Week 1, and TOSU might be tempted to look ahead.
IMO, there are at least 6 other matchups that are likely to offer better value , especially
in a covid enviornment in Week 1. You can use Week 1 to scout the Buckeyes for a
play the following week when you might be more comfortable in laying the points.
I personally do not know what a " safe " number is when you buy the play a month or two
early and then have to contend with Covid risk up until kickoff.
Just a thought .
He was a 4 star recruit and top 10 HS RB playing in a pass happy offense at OU before he got injured. If he is anywhere near 100% playing with Fields and the elite OSU offensive line, he will get his yards. He does not need to be Dobbins to be effective at OSU. Come on man!
How is everyone felling about Michigan at Washington?
Common line is Michigan -3
-If this game is played I do not see them letting fans in the stadium which would be a huge help for Michigan and their new QB.
-As a general rule I normally stay away from betting either way in a Michigan game (other than when they play OSU) but the more I look at both teams the more I see Michigan covering this in a fairly low scoring game.
PJ fleck is poor man's(option 2)(he has coached in the NFL) version of urban Meyer for USC. I think Minnesota wins West. Oklahoma...3 years to semi-finals and lose. I think they break thru and get to championship game but lose there. to who? SEC....Florida or Alabama. Texas will give Oklahoma fits. Heisman...didn't running back from Oklahoma St. have 2000+ yds last yr? I don't even know his name, but that would be my value play there. Others have said, Clemson qb and rb will cancel each other out(I agree). Vs the NFL or NBA, I think college football and basketball are more about coaches and their systems. I would be intrigued to see Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley in the NFL. I was kind of surprised the Cowboys didn't go after him vs hiring Mike McCarthy. Mike McCarthy will surprise a lot of people with how effective he will be. Why do I say that? Bill Belichek said he is one of the best coaches he has ever faced. That says enough
What are some of your plays you see value in for week 1 thus far?