The Alabama Crimson Tide come into the 2011-2012 college football season as the oddsmakers choice to win the SEC Championship at +125 ($100.00 wager would pay back $125.00), followed by LSU at +340 and both South Carolina and Florida in third at +400. The BCS Championship odds from offshore bookmakers have Alabama sitting at +500 to win the title this year, with only Oklahoma sitting ahead of the Crimson Tide at +400. MGM Resorts
International Race & Sports in Las Vegas have the season win prediction for the Crimson Tide at over 10.5 +130 / under 10.5 -150, while the offshore betting world has over 10.0 -155 / under 10 +125.
After a disappointing regular season by Saban era standards, Alabama
destroyed Michigan State in their bowl game 49-7 as eight point
favorites. How do you not concede the SEC Title to the Tide if you factor in Alabama will be favored in every game against the top SEC teams and under Saban are 17-0 against under .500 SEC squads? Even though the season has not even started yet, some bookmakers already are offering pointspreads on Bama games and have the following odds listed: 09/03 Alabama -36.5 over Kent State, 09/10 Alabama -8.5 over Penn State, 09/24 Alabama -11.0 over Arkansas, 10/01 Alabama -7.0 over Florida, 11/05 Alabama -6.0 over LSU, and 11/26 Alabama -12.0 over Auburn. Using the predicted lines as a gauge it is quite possible they could win ten and maybe all twelve of their games outright. Granted, the SEC is still the SEC in terms of talent, but the oddsmakers are calling for a 10-11 game win season, an SEC title and an ultimate showdown with the Oklahoma Sooners for the BCS National Championship. Despite Oklahoma currently being favored to win the BCS Title, we can't fathom Alabama would be an underdog in a showdown with the Sooners considering the SEC is 7-0 in title games (Florida (2), LSU (2), Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn) and the Big 12 only 2-5 since 1998.
Betting Dork: 2011 College Football and NFL Team Win Totals Podcast
And now, football really is finally here. Wiseguy Vegas Runner and Host
Gill Alexander chat it up on what VR plans to do all the way live from
the sportsbook floors in Vegas this fall, then segue into an extensive
discussion on more than a dozen teams in both college football and the
NFL and why each believes those selected will go over or under their win
total number for the 2011 season.
Betting Strategies: Betting College Football Strategies
Wiseguy Vegas Runner and Philly Godfather discuss betting strategies within the College Football market.