Auburn set for slaughter; Ole Miss can score on Alabama
When in doubt, always check with Vegas.
Is the star running back hurt, or is your coach just exercising a little gamesmanship and phoning him daily? Is the point protector poised for a major match, or did he have a little too much fun last night away from home? Vegas doesn’t always know, but the handicappers can oftentimes be a great guide to the reality.
Those trusty betting lines may teach us things if we’re paying attention. What can Vegas teach 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. Initially he wouldn’t name a rookie, and now he is dividing time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It is not from the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every advantage over his enemies. Why allow Ole Miss to prepare for just one quarterback this weekend if he can create the Land Sharks prepare for two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts really going to continue to divide time today that SEC drama has started? Vegas believes it knows the answer, and also the handicappers are all in on Tua. Before this week, the Heisman stocks created Tagovailoa the obvious favorite for the award, decreasing his likelihood of winning it to 3-to-1.
He is now the odds-on preferred to win it, which is a fairly good indication that Ole Miss is going to get a huge dose of the Tua Show on Saturday at Oxford. You know who proceeds to fail at putting on a show? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after beginning the season 1-7. He rallied, in other words, but Joe would have to do a great deal better to catch the Guru. Take a look at last week!