When in doubt, check with Vegas.
Is the star running back hurt, or is the trainer just exercising a little gamesmanship and phoning him day-to-day? Is the point guard poised for a big match, or did he have a little too much fun last night from home? Vegas does not always know, but the handicappers can oftentimes be a great guide to the reality.
Those trusty gambling lines may teach us things if we’re paying attention. What can Vegas instruct us around Alabama?
Well, if you have been paying attention to college football, then you understand Alabama coach Nick Saban has played with his starting quarterback position near the vest. At first he would not name a rookie, and now he’s splitting time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It’s not from the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every edge over his opponents. Why enable Ole Miss to prepare just one quarterback this weekend if he can make the Land Sharks prepare for two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts really going to continue to divide time today that SEC drama has started? Vegas thinks it knows the answer, and the handicappers are in on Tua. Before this week, the Heisman stocks created Tagovailoa the clear favorite for the award, shrinking his likelihood of winning it into 3-to-1.
He is now the odds-on preferred to win it, which is a fairly good sign that Ole Miss is about to have a large dose of the Tua Show on Saturday at Oxford. You understand 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 rallied, in other words, but Joe will have to do a lot better to catch the Guru. Check out last week!
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