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Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby BGSU33 » Mon May 11, 2020 11:50 pm

Odds to win MAC via @LVSuperBook:

Ohio 2/1
Buffalo 7/2
Toledo 6/1
Ball State, Central Michigan 8/1
Miami (Ohio), Western Michigan 12/1
Kent State 25/1
Northern Illinois 50/1
Eastern Michigan 80/1
Akron 100/1
Bowling Green 300/1
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby Schadenfreude » Tue May 12, 2020 9:22 am

Surprised the odds are so high for Bowling Green when compared to Akron.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby drumstix2388 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:26 pm

Hell, I might put $10 on BG just to let it ride.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby MarkL » Tue May 12, 2020 12:39 pm

I am stunned Ohio is so high and just as stunned they're the betting favorite. OU was a disappointment last year and has to replace a great QB.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby roguewarrior » Tue May 12, 2020 1:01 pm

Curious what the pre season odds were last year? See how close they were.....

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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby Beaker » Tue May 12, 2020 1:22 pm

Ohio as 2-1 seems to be more about the weakness of conference overall, than about their strength. That's very high odds for a team that's losing their 3 year starting QB. I'll agree that they probably have about the best shot, but 2-1 is overstating it.

Neither have a shot, of course, but to say that Akron is 3 times as likely as BG is another head-scratcher.

I would have thought that since money is actually on the line, the folks putting out these odds would put more research into it than the publications that make their pre-season predictions. Maybe not.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby Schadenfreude » Tue May 12, 2020 5:00 pm

drumstix2388 wrote:Hell, I might put $10 on BG just to let it ride.


Tempting given those ridiculously high odds, but I wonder if Eastern Michigan is a better play at 80:1.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby BGSU33 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:08 pm

MarkL wrote:I am stunned Ohio is so high and just as stunned they're the betting favorite. OU was a disappointment last year and has to replace a great QB.


I'm not. Since BG fell from its pedestal, Ohio has basically been the pick to win it year after year after year. OU has arguably been the best team in the MAC the last three years, but stubbed its toe each year in a game that cost them. As for losing Nathan Rourke, the Bobcats are replacing him with his brother, Kurtis, who the Ohio coaches think is going to be ever better than Nathan was. He played sparingly at the end of the BG game last year and we couldn't stop him either. Then again, we couldn't stop anything Ohio did that game, or for the last 5 years for that matter. Clawson said BG wouldn't win the East until it could beat Ohio. When we finally could - and did - we won two MAC titles in three years. Fast forward to now and Loeffler said the same thing after the Ohio game last season. Aside from Akron, BG has a ton of work to before it beats anyone in the East again. But we won't see the light of day in the MAC Championship again until we can beat Ohio again. And that's not happening any time soon.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby threestooges » Tue May 12, 2020 10:24 pm

BGSU33 wrote:
MarkL wrote:I am stunned Ohio is so high and just as stunned they're the betting favorite. OU was a disappointment last year and has to replace a great QB.


I'm not. Since BG fell from its pedestal, Ohio has basically been the pick to win it year after year after year. OU has arguably been the best team in the MAC the last three years, but stubbed its toe each year in a game that cost them. As for losing Nathan Rourke, the Bobcats are replacing him with his brother, Kurtis, who the Ohio coaches think is going to be ever better than Nathan was. He played sparingly at the end of the BG game last year and we couldn't stop him either. Then again, we couldn't stop anything Ohio did that game, or for the last 5 years for that matter. Clawson said BG wouldn't win the East until it could beat Ohio. When we finally could - and did - we won two MAC titles in three years. Fast forward to now and Loeffler said the same thing after the Ohio game last season. Aside from Akron, BG has a ton of work to before it beats anyone in the East again. But we won't see the light of day in the MAC Championship again until we can beat Ohio again. And that's not happening any time soon.


I'm not stunned that Ohio is picked to win it -- the MAC is down in football right now and SOMEONE has to win it. But, I'm stunned that Ohio is 2/1. If they were the league favorite at 3/1 or even 4/1 or 5/1, it would make more sense to me. Also, I'm not a betting man, but I agree with the earlier post that it's very tempting to put a few bucks on Eastern Michigan at 80/1. Hopefully there's a season & we get to see how this all plays out.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby MarkL » Tue May 12, 2020 10:37 pm

I'll have a season preview up soon. And I agree with the notion on putting some cash on EMU. They're a QB away from being a legit contender in the west.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby TommyG » Wed May 13, 2020 7:44 am

I’d put some money on someone but that would basically be punishing myself.

I’d have to occasionally watch a bunch of untalented teams that look like they aren’t allowed to practice between games.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby TommyG » Wed May 13, 2020 7:48 am

MarkL wrote:I'll have a season preview up soon. And I agree with the notion on putting some cash on EMU. They're a QB away from being a legit contender in the west.


Please use that time to put together an instructional video for BG Football on your bench press technique. We’re good on the preview.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby threestooges » Wed May 13, 2020 9:25 am

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You make some good points. I am intrigued by your ideas & wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby Tswam » Wed May 13, 2020 9:39 am

The last time Ohio won a MAC football championship came 8 months after BG won their last last MAC basketball championship.
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Re: Vegas odds to win the MAC

Postby Flipper » Wed May 13, 2020 10:13 am

I think we're going to be waaaaaay better than most people think. I used to bench 300 for sets of 12...can I be on the bench panel?
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