When in doubt, check with Vegas.
Is your star running back injured, or is your trainer just exercising a bit gamesmanship and phoning him daily? Is the point guard poised for a big match, or did he have a bit too much fun last night away from home? Vegas does not always understand, however, the handicappers can oftentimes be a great guide to the reality.
Those trusty gambling lines can teach us things if we’re 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 close to the vest. At first he would not name a starter, and now he’s dividing time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It’s not out of the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every edge over his enemies. Why enable Ole Miss to prepare for just one quarterback this weekend when he could create the Land Sharks prepare for two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts going to continue to split time today that SEC play has started? Vegas thinks it knows the answer, and also the handicappers are in on Tua. Earlier this week, the Heisman futures made Tagovailoa the obvious favorite for the award, decreasing his odds of winning it to 3-to-1.
He is now the odds-on preferred to win it, which is a pretty good indication that Ole Miss is about to get a huge dose of the Tua Show on Saturday at Oxford. You know who continues to fail at putting on a display? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after beginning the season 1-7. He cried, in different words, but Joe will have to perform a lot better to grab the Guru. Take a look at last week!
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