When in doubt, always check with Vegas.
Is your star running back hurt, or is the trainer just exercising a little gamesmanship and phoning him day-to-day? Is the point protector poised for a major game, or did he have a bit too much fun last night away from home? Vegas does not always understand, but the handicappers can oftentimes be a great guide to the truth.
Those trusty gambling lines may teach us things if we are paying attention. What can Vegas instruct us around Alabama?
Well, if you have been paying attention to college football, then you know Alabama coach Nick Saban has played his starting quarterback position near the vest. At first he wouldn’t name a rookie, and today he is splitting time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It is not from the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he needs every advantage over his enemies. Why allow Ole Miss to prepare for just 1 quarterback this weekend if he can create the Land Sharks prepare for two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts going to continue to split time today that SEC play has begun? Vegas thinks it knows the answer, and the handicappers are in on Tua. Before this week, the Heisman futures made Tagovailoa the clear favorite for the award, decreasing his likelihood of winning it into 3-to-1.
He is currently the odds-on preferred to win it, which is a fairly good sign that Ole Miss is going to get a large dose of this Tua Show on Saturday at Oxford. You understand who continues to fail at putting on a show? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after beginning the season 1-7. He cried, in other words, but Joe will have to perform a lot better to catch the Pro. Take a look at last week!
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