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January 17, 2012, 02:16 AM
Spent the weekend in Vegas to watch (and bet) the NFL divisional games. Caesar's Palace has released their betting lines for who's gonna win the next BCSCG:

7:2 LSU
6:1 Alabama, USC
8:1 Oregon
12:1 Arkansas, Georgia
18:1 Florida State
20:1 Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Michigan
25:1 Notre Dame
28:1 Auburn
30:1 South Carolina, Clemson, Nebraska, Wisconsin, West Virginia
35:1 Texas
40:1 Kansas State, Florida, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, TCU
50:1 Boise State, Baylor, FIELD (every team not listed)
60:1 Washington, Texas A&M, Stanford
75:1 Mississippi State, Arizona State, Missouri, Cincinnati
100:1 Miami(FL), Utah, WashSt, PSU, UNC, UVA, LVL, Cal, GT, BYU
125:1 Vanderbilt, Iowa, Tennessee
150:1 Pittsburgh, Iowa State
200:1 UCLA, Illinois
January 17, 2012  02:20 AM ET

Checked two other casinos and found similar odds. Actually bet $20 on Florida at one place that has the Gators at 75:1. Looks like I have an extra horse in next season's race.

Fight On and Go Gators :)

January 17, 2012  02:25 AM ET

Expected Oklahoma to be higher.

Surprised that only 33 teams have better odds than Wazoo. Leach has that much credibility?

Oregons's QB declared for the NFL after these odds were posted.

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January 17, 2012  02:31 AM ET

I think I'll lay a 20 on the Bruins.

Send me the $20 (not 4 $5's) and I'll lay that one off for you.

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January 17, 2012  07:11 AM ET

125:1? What have they been smoking?

January 17, 2012  07:11 AM ET

125:1? What have they been smoking?

January 17, 2012  07:11 AM ET

Frickin' FN and the delayed multi-post....

January 17, 2012  07:12 AM ET

OH! That one went right up....

January 17, 2012  07:12 AM ET

Frickin' FN


January 17, 2012  10:23 AM ET

Hmmm, would bet evenly on the 8:1 to 20:1 teams myself minus VT... Less than 8 teams so you would make money if any one of them won, and that group seems about 50% likely to pull it off IMHO.

Given the backlash from this year I don't think Bama and LSU would both make it again and USC always drops a game they should not (and are a QB injury away from 3 or 4 losses in a season)... In particular UGA, ARK, OU, and Oregon all should have outstanding shots.

January 17, 2012  10:25 AM ET

In the longshots group I would go with UW-they should be fairly good, its easy to see Oregon getting smacked down by the NCAA and USC having injury issues.... Its hard to see them or any of the other longshots winning a BCS game, but stranger things happen all the time.

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January 17, 2012  12:58 PM ET

USC always drops a game they should not (and are a QB injury away from 3 or 4 losses in a season)...

I wish Arkham's resident wit, Sandy would drop in on this thread just to react to that post.

January 17, 2012  02:31 PM ET

125:1? What have they been smoking?

Sports Book at Flamingo has the same top 5:
LSU 4:1 ... USC 9:2 ... Bama 6:1 ... Oregon 8:1 ... Arkansas 15:1

These are 5 of the top 6 in the final AP Poll. It seems that oddsmakers - like pollsters - lack imagination.

January 17, 2012  04:13 PM ET

If I wanted to lay money on one of the lower teams, I'd lay out on Clemson. Reasons - weaker conference in the ACC, dominated the only other team I take seriously as an ACC title contender in VT twice last year, returning parts of a powerful offense, and an offseason and preseason to hopefully up their defensive game.

January 17, 2012  08:37 PM ET

Reading this thread got me looking at 2012 schedules. Alabama vs Michigan is the first Saturday of the season.
Sweet!! that game should knock Big Blue out of the picture,, then with a second loss to ND means no Title for them. Goodbye Denard,, you lucky slop artist you, good luck with your career as a used cars salesman in Michigan.

January 17, 2012  08:40 PM ET

Boise st and Mich st sure took a dive.

January 17, 2012  08:56 PM ET

Miss State is above UCLA... LOL

January 17, 2012  10:37 PM ET

Boise st and Mich st sure took a dive.

BSU is a huge unknown at the QB spot. I bet they will be like TCU was this year-still 10-2 or 9-3 good but a year away from top form..


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