Posted by Tom Fornelli
We here at CBSSports.com and the Eye On College Football blog don't really encourage or condone betting on college football as we're of the belief that the games themselves are all the entertainment we need, but we also know that our feelings aren't the same as all college football fans. Many of you enjoy betting on the sport, and we're here to cater to every college football fan.
So, with that in mind, we felt we should let you know that the Las Vegas Hilton sportsbook has released their number on the win totals of a number of different teams that you can wager on. The truth is that Vegas is actually pretty good at predicting what's going to happen on any given Saturday or during the entire season, as casinos aren't exactly in the business of losing money. So these numbers actually have some value even if you aren't planning on wagering.
Here are the totals currently on the board:
Boise St. 10.5
S. Carolina 9
Texas A&M 8.5
Oklahoma State 8.5
Florida State 9.5
Virginia Tech 10
Arizona St. 8
West Virginia 9.5
Notre Dame 8.5
Miss State 7.5
Oregon St. 6.5
Michigan State 7.5
Penn St 7.5
North Carolina 8
Nothing too crazy on there, even if it is weird to see schools like Florida and Texas only expected to get 7 or 8 wins. You probably also noticed that Auburn's total is set at 6 wins, which seems low considering Auburn is the defending national champion, but it's also reasonable considering what that team has lost.
Now while I'm not going to wage any of my money on these, I will say that I have some doubts about BYU being able to win 9 games this season, and considering that UNLV is playing both Southern Utah and New Mexico this season, surely it can find a third win, can't it?
*Looks at rest of UNLV schedule*
Oh, okay. Maybe not.
Vegas Hilton releases odds on win totals
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:08 pm
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