We're two weeks into the season and every team has played a game except for Cincinnati (the Bearcats open Friday night against Toledo). Let's take a look at the updated championship playoff and Heisman odds, courtesy of Bovada.
Oddsmakers in Las Vegas aren't the only ones breaking down Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game between Louisiana State and Alabama. After the jump is the complete list of odds from Bovada, everything from which team will win the coin toss to total number of interceptions thrown by Alabama's A.J. McCarron.
Single-game sports betting was scheduled to start Sept. 1 in Delaware, but a three-judge panel of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the state’s plan violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 and cannot proceed.
The panel was expected to rule on a temporary order to stop Delaware from launching sports betting with single-game wagers against a pointspread, but instead announced that the issue was a simple matter of law and that the issue could be resolved at this stage.
It was a total and complete victory for the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and the NCAA.
*Updated: Was the 73 meant be a 63? Matt Hinton of Dr Saturday has the scoop. Wiz take: Even at 63, it would probably be the biggest pointspread in college football history, eclipsing the 59.5 points Hawaii spotted Northern Colorado in a 2007 season opener. Hawaii won, 63-6, and failed to cover.
It has come to this in college football. Danny Sheridan of USA Today has made Florida a 73-point favorite in its Sept. 5 opening game against Division I-AA Charleston Southern. It's believed to be the largest pointspread ever for a college football game.
Las Vegas normally doesn't post lines on games involving Division I-A teams playing I-AA opponents for obvious reasons. It's simply not a fair fight. I-A teams are allowed to have 85 players on scholarship, I-AA teams only 63. There are a myriad of other reasons, but Sheridan occasionally puts a number on such a game.
But seriously, isn't it about time the NCAA put an end to such games? Since the NCAA adopted the divisional setup in 1978, only five I-A teams have not played a I-AA opponent. Those teams are Michigan State, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and Washington. The Spartans fall off the list Sept. 5 because they play host to Montana State.