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As bettors begin their football season preparation during the dog days of summer, oddsmakers have given us some ideas on where to begin. Between the win totals at 5Dimes.eu, the ones released last week by CG Technologies in Las Vegas, and the Golden Nugget Games of the Year lines, bettors have a lot of information at their disposal to begin their work for the upcoming season. Information is everything for a bettor. Obviously there will be teams that will far surpass their preseason win total and those that will fall well short of expectations, but that’s what adjusting during the season is for. For the first few weeks, what the oddsmakers believe a team will do prior to the season is what will set their line.
It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season and 5 Dimes makes it easy for you to do so, as the online sportsbook released lines for the first weekend of games. With the games still four months away, 5 Dimes did put a $50 betting limit into place and are charging -120 to bet. The first game of the season isn’t exactly one of the most anticipated games, as Georgia State is -6 over Abilene Christian on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the total on the game is 64.5.
After years of clamoring for a college football playoff, the NCAA finally relented and are giving the fans what they’ve been asking for; maybe not quite how they envisioned it, but a four-team playoff is better than none at all. The oddsmakers at 5 Dimes were quick to let bettors get in on the playoff system, offering several different types of wagers. Not only can you bet that a certain team will win the playoffs, you can also wager against the team, which is something that many bettors have wanted to see for quite some time.
The college football landscape will look a lot different in 2014. Yes, there is still some conference realignment taking place, but that’s no longer the biggest change. The biggest change is at the top, where college football will see its first playoff. There will be a selection committee who will choose the four teams based on their regular season body of work. There will be two national semifinals where the top seeded team will play the #4 seed and the #3 team will take on the #2 seeded team. The two winners will then meet in the National Championship Game more than a week later. - See more at: http://news.bangthebook.com/college-football-2014-playoff-odds-value/#sthash.UOJ1aPG4.dpuf
CG Technologies, former Cantor Gaming, is at the forefront of the sports betting world when it comes to college football. That became even more evident last week when CG Technologies became the first to release college football win totals for all of the major conferences. Offshore, 5Dimes.eu had a handful of team win totals, but CG Technologies has set the market and it will be interesting to see where it goes.
The College football season is still months away from kicking off, but the football community is abuzz with the recent improvements that teams made on National Signing Day. Although the Alabama Crimson Tide was the top team as far as signings goes there are plenty of other teams that made some considerable news.
The reigning National Champions, the Florida State Seminoles, look like a runaway to be the conference’s top team as they return Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from the first non-SEC team to win the National Championship since 2005 and the last team to be crowned the BCS National Championship. The SEC was divided into the West and the East Divisions and the ACC will divided into the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions. Here is the first of the ACC divisions, the Atlantic Division
After David Cutcliffe orchestrated an improbable 10-4 season and nearly beat Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, expectations are higher than ever for the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils are mostly in tact from last season with the exception of the transfer of Brandon Connette to Fresno State to be closer to his ill mother and the graduation of top cornerback Ross Cockrell. Duke also has to replace offensive coordinator Kurt Roper who moved on to Florida. Duke should be 4-0 entering ACC play with non-conference games against Elon, Troy, Kansas, and Tulane.
The first conference to be covered in this 11-conference series that will include the Independent teams is the Southeastern Conference. The SEC had its streak of seven consecutive National Championships snapped last season as Florida State’s late fourth-quarter comeback over Auburn gave the Seminoles their first title since 1999 and the first for a non-SEC team since Texas won in 2005. The SEC looks to get back to the mountaintop in the first year of the new College Football Playoff format. Here’s a look at the win totals for the SEC East.
The Tide are expected to roll to at least 10 wins this season with 11-1 looking like the most likely outcome according to oddsmakers. Some question marks do surround the Tide, who will likely start Florida State transfer Jake Coker at quarterback and have to replace C.J. Mosley, HaHa Clinton-Dix, and Ed Stinson from the defense. The offensive line returns three starters and will have to go on without top OL Cyrus Kouandjio. New offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will create an interesting storyline depending how the offense does.