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  1. cuangler

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    Trying to figure out a way to cut and paste the lines but between formatting issues and the office website blocker frowning on my degenerate activities that may have to wait.

    Quick primer from CBS sports:

    Lines you need to know

    Virginia Tech (+11) vs. No. 1 Ohio State: After opening as a two-touchdown favorite for their Labor Day blockbuster in Blacksburg, the Buckeyes have seen that spread trimmed by a field goal in the wake of Joey Bosa's (and others') suspension.

    No. 3 Alabama (-10) vs. No. 20 Wisconsin (Arlington, Texas): The last time the Tide were favored by fewer than eight points against a nonconference opponent, they were facing Texas in the 2009 BCS Championship Game.

    No. 6 Auburn (-10.5) vs. Louisville (Atlanta): The coach Auburn reportedly considered hiring and the coach they actually did hire square off in the annual Chick-Fil-A Kickoff, with Gus Malzahn a double-digit favorite over Bobby Petrino.

    No. 11 Notre Dame (-9.5) vs. Texas: The Longhorns' overhauled offense gets one of the sternest opening-week tests possible, traveling to face a Fighting Irish defense with 10 returning starters plus star cornerback KeiVarae Russell back.

    South Carolina (-2) vs. North Carolina (Charlotte): Not the most marquee matchup of the opening weekend, no, but let's not pretend we're not going to watch the first Power Five game of the season.

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    Charlie Strong and Texas will be heavy underdogs in South Bend. (USATSI)
    Lines that may raise your eyebrows

    Texas A&M (-3) vs. No. 15 Arizona State (Houston): Yes, that's the projected sixth-place finisher in the SEC West favored by a field goal over a deep, experienced Pac-12 teamsitting 12 spots higher in the preseason AP poll.

    Utah (-5.5) vs. Michigan: What Jim Harbaugh hype? This line opened as low as a field goal offshore and at Utes -4 at the Golden Nugget before widening to the current spread.

    Vanderbilt (+1.5) vs. Western Kentucky: How's the Derek Mason era going so far? The Commodores are home underdogs to a Conference USA team to start the season, that's how.

    Georgia State (-6.5) vs. Charlotte: Congratulations (of a sort) to the Panthers, installed as a favorite over an FBS team -- albeit in the 49ers, a team making its FBS debut -- for the first time in their five-year existence.

    Lines you may want to stay away from

    Minnesota (+14.5) vs. No. 2 TCU: SportsLine's Nick Kostos likes the Golden Gophers to cover here, and Jerry Kill's gone 9-4 against the spread as an underdog the last two years. But most of that good work has been done in Big Ten play; he's winless vs. the Gophers' last three Power Five nonconference opponents both straight-up and ATS, suffering blowout losses last season to both Missouri and these same Horned Frogs.

    No. 9 Georgia (-35) vs. ULM, Florida (-37) vs. New Mexico State: The Warhawks and Aggies haven't fared well in recent attempts to "play up" vs. Power Five competition, but the Bulldogs and Gators may be more focused on deciphering their quarterback conundrums than lighting up the scoreboard.

    No. 13 UCLA (-17) vs. Virginia: The Cavaliers' cross-country trip won't be friendly and the tremendously talented Bruins might be undervalued by the polls entering the season, but 17 points could be too much for an offense helmed by a freshman in his first-ever collegiate action to cover.

    Lines you may want to pick against

    No. 19 Oklahoma (-31.5) vs. Akron: Terry Bowden's band of merry transfer castoffs has given multiple Power Five teams fits in recent seasons, taking down Pitt in 2014 after coming within a whisker of doing the same to Michigan in 2013, and this should be his best Zips team yet. Pick: Akron +31.5

    No. 25 Tennessee (-20.5) vs. Bowling Green: The Falcons love to throw the ball around under Art Briles' disciple Dino Babers, but as we learned in their 68-17 bludgeoning at the hands of Wisconsin last year, that doesn't automatically translate to success against Power Five secondaries -- and the Vols have one of the SEC's best. Pick: Tennessee -20.5

    Kentucky (-17) vs. UL-Lafayette: As a program, the Wildcats have covered in nine straight matchups against Group of Five or FCS opponents other than Western Kentucky. Meanwhile, for all Mark Hudspeth's terrific work with the Ragin' Cajuns, only once in six tries has he covered as a double-digit underdog. Pick: Kentucky -17

    Western Michigan (+18.5) vs. No. 5 Michigan State: Hey, look, it's Mark Dantonio as a road favorite, and as a road favorite over a team that might be a hair overvalued after 2014's meteoric rise. Pick: Michigan State -18.5
     
  2. phil brickma

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    Train, say your prayers, and eat your vitamins
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    Putting money on SC at -2. I look at it as a win-win situation. If they cover I get money. If they get beat, I'm happy which outweighs the money I lost.
     
  3. phil brickma

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    Train, say your prayers, and eat your vitamins
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    Wisconsin is a lock, imo.
     
  4. cuangler

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    I haven't looked at anything yet but I imagine the under on the Wisconsin game may be a solid play if it hasn't been beat down yet.
     
  5. kylebw7

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    I have UNC +3
     
  6. Doc Louis

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    Ohio State - 10* [​IMG]
    Alabama - 2*
    Louisville - 1*
    Notre Dame - 3*
    NC - 4*
    Az State - 3*
    Michigan - 2*
    Vandy - not touching two dogshit teams, otherwise would go with W Ky, 2*
    Ga State - 5*
    TCU 8* - this is the type of game they show up and drop 30+ on someone.
    ULM - 1*
    UF - 2*
    UCLA - 4*
    Akron - 2*
    Vols -1*
    KY/ULL- avoiding. Otherwise ULL 1*
    MSU - 1*
     
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  7. Tigerchan

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    Ohio state is going to embarrass VT.
     
  8. cuangler

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    I was looking for this as a thread icon yesterday. @Tigers
     
  9. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Nope.
     
  10. Tigerchan

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    I have no faith in VT coaching and I don't think Ohio State underestimates them two years in a row. I'd love to be wrong though as I hate Ohio State.
     
  11. kylebw7

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    Since I'll be at the game I just hope Ohio State doesn't blow them out. Just for the fun factor after the game I'll be pulling for Virginia Tech. Also not happening but an undefeated Virginia Tech versus an undefeated Clemson in the ACC CG is something the conference needs. VT escapes FSU, UL, and Clemson this year so if they somehow beat OSU they could do it.
     
  12. Doc Louis

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    would also accept [​IMG] and [​IMG]
     
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  13. ACCfootprint

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    Ohio State, Louisville, UNC

    An Auburn fan told me earlier today that Petrino has never lost an opening game.
     
  14. Tigers

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    just put some $ on UNC +3
     
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  15. Tigers

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    it would look too much like the thread is locked

    If yall find a betting one or vegas one I can do that. i tried to do the vegas sign but it isn't legible at that pixel size.
     
  16. Lyrtch

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    what betting sites you all use? assuming lots of 5 dimes?

    android app for that sufficient?
     
  17. Tigers

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    bovada
     
  18. Keywan1474

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    My bookie has a mobile app. It's incredible.
     
  19. William Christopher

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    I'm thinking about signing up for 5Dimes with the "reduced juice" bonus. I haven't done any online betting before and think the juice is better than the free bet, can any 5Dimes people confirm? Also, I'm guessing there is a referral bonus for anyone that wants to provide some feedback and post a referral link.
     
  20. FriendsofJtyler

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    5dimes but I haven't bet since last summer :nailbite:
     
  21. Animal Mother

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  22. Animal Mother

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    Fuck. Clemson is currently @ -39.5 for Saturday. I just don't see any way we cover that.
     
  23. FriendsofJtyler

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    <3 Utah -5

    Which means Michigan probably rolls.
     
  24. Cutig

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    Took UNC +2 and also the Under. Wash tonight for me.
     
  25. William Christopher

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    Took:
    Usc -2
    Utah -5
    Minn +17.5
     
  26. a congressman

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    Took unc moneyline. $250.
     
  27. Carmine lorenzo

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    Marquise Williams owes you money. He was on the fucking take.
     
  28. Keywan1474

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    I took the money line as well. Feels real bad.man.
     
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  29. SackLodge

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    Only took Duke -7. Wanted to take Utah but got a little too sauced and waited too late to get it in.
     
  30. Phil Miller

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    Utah -5 was walt deptula's lock.
     
  31. kylebw7

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    I lost so much fucking money on UNC tonight. Shittiest two teams in a national opener of all time
     
  32. Keywan1474

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    I'm thinking about taking Byu against Nebraska. Thoughts?
     
  33. cut68

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    What's the line?
     
  34. Keywan1474

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    Byu getting 7.5
     
  35. cut68

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    Fuck yes take BYU. I could see them winning by double digits
     
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