Auburn set for slaughter; Ole Miss can score on Alabama
When in doubt, always check with Vegas.
Is the star running back injured, or is the coach just exercising a bit gamesmanship and calling him daily? Is the point protector poised for a big match, or did he have a little too much fun last night away from home? Vegas does not always understand, but the handicappers can oftentimes be a good guide to the truth.
Those trusty gambling lines can 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 understand Alabama coach Nick Saban has played with his starting quarterback position near the vest. At first he wouldn’t name a rookie, and now he’s dividing time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It’s not out of the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every edge over his opponents. Why allow Ole Miss to prepare just 1 quarterback this weekend if he could create the Land Sharks prepare for two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts really going to continue to divide time today that SEC play has begun? Vegas thinks it knows the answer, and also the handicappers are all in on Tua. Earlier this week, the Heisman stocks created Tagovailoa the obvious favorite for the award, decreasing his likelihood of winning it into 3-to-1.
He is now the odds-on preferred to win it, which is a fairly good sign that Ole Miss is about to have a large dose of this Tua Show on Saturday at Oxford. You know who continues to fail at putting on a display? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after starting the season 1-7. He rallied, in different words, but Joe would need to perform a lot better to catch the Pro. Take a look at last week!