What’s the finest group in school soccer? Alabama or Georgia? Perhaps Ohio State, Michigan or Southern California?
Certain, they’re the big-name applications that populate the highest tier of this week’s nationwide rankings. However from a betting standpoint, attempt to high Kansas. Sure, Kansas. And we’re speaking soccer, not basketball.
The Jayhawks, not way back the “Jockhawks” of the collegiate gridiron, are 3-0 not solely on the sphere but additionally towards the purpose unfold. They’ve received twice as an underdog, each instances towards groups with greater than a landing and a second time as a giant favourite versus second-tier Tennessee Tech.
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Certain, there are different groups which have fared good towards the unfold – however what number of have accomplished what KU has accomplished? jayhawks has already handed His over/underneath win complete for the season was often 2 or 2½ relying on the sportsbook. He has street victories towards West Virginia and Houston.
That is from a group that had a report 46-game street shedding streak that spanned September 2009–September. 2018. 2018. Previous to this season, KU had gone 23–118 since 2010, by no means successful greater than three video games in a season. This yr the Hawkers common 53 factors per sport, third in FBS and seven.55 yards per sport, at No. 9 underneath the steering of second-year coach Lance Leipold. He first constructed a powerhouse in Division III Wisconsin whitewater earlier than shifting to Buffalo and serving to to activate that program.
How good have the Jayhawks been from a betting standpoint? Two weeks earlier, they have been a 14-point underdog in West Virginia however received by 13. Final week they have been the nine-point ‘canines in Houston and received by 18.
On the cash line (choosing the winner of the sport and not using a level unfold), they have been +425 in West Virginia. (Betting $100 on them would have made a revenue of $425.) They have been +250 in Houston. Thus somebody who dropped $100 on KU to beat the Climbers after which received $425 and put it on the ‘Hawks to High Houston’ can be $1,062.50.
Taking it one step additional: Beginning with a $100 guess on the Tennessee Tech contest and letting it experience over the subsequent two video games would put the bookmaker forward of $2,028.31.
In Oklahoma Metropolis, within the coronary heart of Large 12 nation, the Jayhawks are No. 1 in Berry Trammell’s energy rankings for the convention this week. He writes for the Oklahoman newspaper.
“The Jayhawks have two victories, each on the street, higher than any (Oklahoma) begin once more quickly,” he wrote, however with a caveat.
“It is not a prediction,” he mentioned. “I do not suppose you may discover the Jayhawks this season (the league title sport). … Bear in mind, I rank groups primarily based on what they’ve accomplished. I do not suppose they’re going to do.”
The Jayhawks are out of the underdog position for his or her sport at house towards the Dukes on Saturday. They favor 7 or 7½ numbers relying on the ebook. The sport is bought out and Full Home can be KU’s second house in season 13.
Tigers vs Tigers
It is the Battle of the Tigers in Alabama on Saturday, as Missouri’s soccer striped cats play Auburn’s model of the beast. And after some early betting motion on the house group, the unfold remained regular all through the week in St. Louis space sportsbooks.
The DraftKings (East St. Louis) and FanDuel (Collinsville) had Auburn because the 6½-point selection quickly after the opening line was posted on Sunday, however by night the road had grown to 7 at DraftKings and 7½ at FanDuel Was. Argosi (Elton) posted a line later within the day at 7:30.
Experiences this week that Auburn can be down for his third-string quarterback have had little impact on the unfold of a sport that matches the 2 far-dominant groups. As of Friday afternoon, Auburn was a 7-point selection at DraftKings and Argosy, 7½ at FanDuel.
Do you even hate it when announcers discuss a participant having a “wrestle” or a “robust time” when going by way of a very dangerous stretch? No sugar coating right here – the selection on this part is nothing wanting shoddy over the course of two weeks. Perhaps “putrid” sums it up higher.
Good, dangerous or in any other case, we’ll be clear concerning the outcomes right here, and final week, we fell from 0-4 to 1-7 for the season and are down 12 items total. That is primarily based on the rating of our choices (they’ll vary from one • to 5 •••••).
For the second week in a row, a QB harm clouded the faculty’s selection, as Fresno State pro-prospect Jake Hainer left the Bulldogs’ sport towards Southern Cal at the beginning of the second half as a result of an ankle sprain. This helped the overs/unders keep under 72 factors.
Within the execs, we had the Ravens -3½ factors and led the Dolphins by three TDs within the fourth quarter earlier than the protection determined to name off the remainder of the sport. Baltimore not solely didn’t cowl the unfold, nevertheless it misplaced the sport.
However as they are saying, “they’re the brakes.” The one factor that issues in betting is the tip consequence, not the best way there.
We’ll make it simple this week (the percentages are the most effective that have been obtainable on Friday afternoon in three subject sportsbooks):
Florida in Tennessee, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.: Volunteers perform their fast-paced assault, snapping the ball a mean of simply 20 seconds per sport towards a group that hit the street for the primary time this season. Tenney can be motivated to pay the beatdown final yr in Swamp and Roll Up Factors. The Tennessee group totals 36.5 factors (Argosy, DraftKings). ,
Bengals at Jets, Midday Sunday: It is time for Cinci to get up from his Tremendous Bowl-losing hangover, and it is the positioning of the Bengals’ first win of the season. The Jets popping out of a wondrous victory. Not at the moment. Bengals-6 (All three books) ,