When in doubt, check with Vegas.
Is the star running back injured, or is the trainer just exercising a bit gamesmanship and phoning him daily? Is the point protector poised for a major match, or did he have a bit too much fun last night away from home? Vegas doesn’t always know, however, the handicappers can oftentimes be a good guide to the truth.
Those trusty gambling lines may teach us things if we are paying attention. What can Vegas teach us about Alabama?
Well, if you’ve been paying attention to college football, you then know Alabama coach Nick Saban has played with his starting quarterback position near the vest. At first he wouldn’t name a starter, and now he’s splitting time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It is not out of the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every edge over his enemies. Why allow Ole Miss to prepare for just one quarterback this weekend when he could make the Land Sharks prepare two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts really going to continue to split time today that SEC play has begun? Vegas thinks it knows the answer, and the handicappers are all in on Tua. Before this week, the Heisman stocks created Tagovailoa the obvious favorite for the award, decreasing his likelihood of winning it to 3-to-1.
He’s now the odds-on favorite to win it, which is a fairly good indication that Ole Miss is about to get a huge dose of the Tua Show on Saturday in Oxford. You know who proceeds to fail at putting on a display? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after starting the season 1-7. He cried, in other words, but Joe would have to perform a lot better to catch the Guru. Check out last week!
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