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Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

Posted on: August 18, 2009 11:06 am
Edited on: August 18, 2009 2:33 pm
 
OK, that you knew. But you didn't know that the Gators were favored by 73 in their opener.

That's news because you won't -- in fact, you can't -- find a line on the game in Vegas. That's because sports books don't list lines involving I-AA opponents.

"Charleston not a board team, not one of the 120 I-A teams," explained a spokesman for Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the company that largely sets the lines for some of the bigger sports books. "You might able to find it (a line) offshore somewhere."

The line comes from USA Today's Danny Sheridan who I think would post favorites in cockroach fights (or the odds of Rick Pitino impregnating someone within the last six years). Not to cast blame here. We are talking about the gaming industry, where there really are no heroes.

Anyway, my guy at LVSC says if there was a legit line on the game, Florida would be a 50-55 point favorite. Theoretically.

"It's against gaming regulations to post odds on a non-board team," he said.

Thank God, there is some purity left in Las Vegas.  
Category: NCAAF
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Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2009 12:43 pm
 

Florida favored to beat Charleston Southern

OK Dodd, that was really funny.


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Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2009 11:44 am
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The Bearded One
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