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What Vegas Has To Say About MSU Bulldog Football

Posted by Kyle Weidie on July 15, 2008

The over/under on win totals for 48 DI college football teams have been posted over at Vegas Watch. The o/u for Sylvester Croom’s Mississippi State Bulldog football squad has been set at seven games, and Vegas doesn’t like the odds for the Bulldogs to cover the over. Not to condone gambling, but the numbers out of Sin City always serve as an interesting predictor for upcoming seasons.

The money lines for the Bulldogs winning more than seven games is +155 and the under is -175. Of the eight other schools listed as having seven set as their o/u (Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Purdue, and Texas A&M), only Mississippi State and Purdue are underdogs to achieve the over. The Boilermakers are less of a dog at +120.

The true value on MSU Bulldog wins is 6.48…..so, 6-6 gets you to a bowl game, but does it keep Bulldog fans satisfied?

Looking at the true value of other SEC schools, here’s where the Bulldogs rank:

  1. Florida – 10.14
  2. Georgia – 9.36
  3. Auburn – 9.19
  4. LSU – 8.95
  5. Tennessee – 8.10
  6. South Carolina – 7.74
  7. Alabama – 7.52
  8. Miss. State – 6.48
  9. Arkansas – 5.74
  10. Ole Miss – 5.50
  11. Vanderbilt – 3.10
  12. Kentucky is not listed

Personally, after glancing at the schedule, I like the chances of at least a 7-5 season. One could hope for no let downs against either Louisiana Tech, Southeastern Louisiana, or Middle Tennessee. 3 wins. The Bulldogs pull off Ws against each of the teams below them on the totem pole above, all except for Ole Miss are home games. 7 wins. And on top of that, Georgia Tech (true value of 5.81) and Alabama are both beatable, albeit, those two games are on the road.

In any case, I’m almost optimistic enough to book a flight to Vegas. Go Dawgs!

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One Response to “What Vegas Has To Say About MSU Bulldog Football”

  1. […] I think 7-5 is a cake walk. I’m slightly pessimistic about eight wins…..because let’s be honest, this is […]

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