The bowl lineup is set and the Las Vegas oddsmakers have posted numbers on the five Bowl Championship Series games. As suggested Saturday night, there would be big numbers on the board, with the possibility of at least two of the games having double-digit pointspreads. We were correct.
First, the BCS title game between Oklahoma and Florida. ... Danny Sheridan predicted earlier Sunday that Florida would be a 3-point favorite and he was right. The Gators went off as 1.5-point favorites and have already been bid up to 3-point favorites. The over/under opened at 73 and is at 72 at the time of this post.
The other BCS games:
Rose: USC (-10) over Penn State. The over/under is 47.
Orange: Virginia Tech (pick) vs. Cincinnati. The over/under is 40.
Sugar: Alabama (-11) over Utah. The over/under is 45.5
Fiesta: Texas (-8) over Ohio State. The over/under is 54.
It's clear from looking at the odds that — once again — the BCS has put together a miserable lineup with two games that are not expected to be competitive and a third — the Texas-Ohio State game — already bid up to -10 on some offshore books, making three games with double-digit pointspreads.
The lines for the rest of the bowl lineup will be out Monday.