LVH releases 100 CFB lines and 35 season win totals

Sunday afternoon was a big day in Las Vegas as the LVH SuperBook released point spreads for 100 college football games as well as 35 CFB season win totals.

LVH’s “Games of the Year” lines hit the board approximately five weeks after the Golden Nugget became the first shop in the business to offer bettors an opportunity to get down on some of this season’s premier college football matchups.

Here are just a few of the key differences between the two books…

1. The Nugget opened Notre Dame as a 1-point favorite for their September 22 showdown with the Michigan Wolverines, while LVH posted the Fighting Irish at -4.5. The higher number is worth noting, as I talked to a few professionals who think Notre Dame is being overrated and that the value here lies with Michigan.

2. The LSU Tigers opened -2 at the Nugget back in June for their home matchup with Alabama on November 3, but LVH opened the game as a pick.

Brady HokeBrady Hoke's Wolverines opened as a 4.5-point dog for their annual showdown with Ohio State.

3. In perhaps the biggest adjustment to take place between the two books, Michigan is a 2.5-point dog for their annual meeting with Ohio State after opening as a 3-point favorite at the Nugget.

4. The Alabama Crimson Tide opened -17 at the Nugget for their October 20 date with Tennessee, but early bettors saw a lot of value in the dog and pounded the Volunteers. At LVH, the line opened Alabama -12.

5. Sorry, West Virginia fans, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of faith in the Mountaineers this season. WVU went from -7 to -3.5 for the TCU game (Nov 3), from +4.5 to +8 for their meeting with Texas (Oct 6), from +6 to +6.5 for the Oklahoma State matchup (Nov 10) and from +4 to +7 for the Oklahoma showdown (Nov 17). LVH had over a month to examine the Golden Nugget’s lines and decided that some big adjustments needed to be made in regards to the Mountaineers.

Here’s the complete rundown (season win totals and analysis are listed below)…


September 6

Cincinnati Bearcats (-1) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

September 7

Utah Utes (-10) at Utah State Big Blue

September 8

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-4.5) at UCLA Bruins
Iowa Hawkeyes (-10) vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Northwestern Wildcats (-2) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
USC Trojans (-25.5) at Syracuse Orange (East Rutherford, NJ)

September 13

South Florida Bulls (-9) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

September 14

Washington State Cougars (-17.5) at UNLV Rebels

September 15

Utah Utes (-3) vs. BYU Cougars
Florida Gators (-2.5) at Tennessee Volunteers
Alabama Crimson Tide (-5.5) at Arkansas Razorbacks
Michigan State Spartans (-2) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Houston Cougars (pick) at UCLA Bruins

September 20

Boise State Broncos (-9) vs. BYU Cougars

September 22

Florida State Seminoles (-13) vs. Clemson Tigers
LSU Tigers (-11.5) at Auburn Tigers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-4.5) vs. Michigan Wolverines

September 27

Stanford Cardinal (-4.5) at Washington Huskies

September 28

BYU Cougars (-24) vs. Hawaii Warriors

September 29

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-2) vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Michigan State Spartans (-2) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Arkansas Razorbacks (-2.5) at Texas A&M Aggies
Oklahoma State Cowboys (-1) vs. Texas Longhorns

October 4

USC Trojans (-10) at Utah Utes

October 6

Virginia Tech Hokies (-1) at North Carolina Tar Heels
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-12.5) vs. Miami Hurricanes (Chicago, IL)
Ohio State Buckeyes (-4) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Kansas State Wildcats (-17) vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Air Force Falcons (-3) vs. Navy Midshipmen
LSU Tigers (-3) at Florida Gators
Arkansas Razorbacks (-6) at Auburn Tigers
Texas Longhorns (-8) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Michigan Wolverines (-8.5) at Purdue Boilermakers October 11

Arizona State Sun Devils (-5) at Colorado Buffaloes

October 13

Oklahoma Sooners (-5.5) at Texas Longhorns (Dallas, TX)
Alabama Crimson Tide (-13) at Missouri Tigers
Nevada Wolfpack (-19.5) at UNLV Rebels
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-6.5) vs. Stanford Cardinal
USC Trojans (-15.5) at Washington Huskies
LSU Tigers (-11.5) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

October 18

Oregon Ducks (-22.5) at Arizona State Sun Devils
Houston Cougars (-4.5) at SMU Mustangs

October 20

Florida State Seminoles (-10) at Miami Hurricanes
Stanford Cardinal (-2.5) at California Golden Bears
Florida Gators (-6) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Alabama Crimson Tide (-12) at Tennessee Volunteers
Louisville Cardinals (-2) vs. South Florida Bulls
West Virginia Mountaineers (-7.5) vs. Kansas State Wildcats

October 25

Clemson Tigers (-7.5) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons

October 26

Louisville Cardinals (-7) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Nevada Wolfpack (-1.5) at Air Force Falcons

October 27

North Carolina Tar Heels (-7) vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack
Wisconsin Badgers (-6.5) vs. Michigan State Spartans
Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1.5) vs. Michigan Wolverines
Oklahoma Sooners (-9) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Georgia Bulldogs (-1) at Florida Gators (Jacksonville, FL)

November 1

Virginia Tech Hokies (-1) at Miami Hurricanes

November 2

California Golden Bears (-5) vs. Washington Huskies

November 3

Michigan State Spartans (-3) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Air Force Falcons (pick) at Army Cadets
USC Trojans (-3) vs. Oregon Ducks
Alabama Crimson Tide (pick) at LSU Tigers
West Virginia Mountaineers (-3.5) vs. TCU Horned Frogs

November 8

Florida State Seminoles (-4.5) at Virginia Tech Hokies

November 9

Pittsburgh Panthers (-4) at Connecticut Huskies

November 10

Oklahoma State Cowboys (-6) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Illinois Fighting Illini (-13.5) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Oregon Ducks (-16.5) at California Golden Bears
Georgia Bulldogs (-8) at Auburn Tigers
Arkansas Razorbacks (pick) at South Carolina Gamecocks

November 15

North Carolina Tar Heels (-3) at Virginia Cavaliers

November 16

Air Force Falcons (-13) vs. Hawaii Warriors

November 17

Oklahoma Sooners (-7) at West Virginia Mountaineers
Wisconsin Badgers (-5.5) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Oregon Ducks (-14.5) vs. Stanford Cardinal
USC Trojans (-15.5) at UCLA Bruins
Arkansas Razorbacks (-6.5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs
Tennessee Volunteers (-5) at Vanderbilt Commodores

November 23

Washington Huskies (pick) at Washington State Cougars
Arizona Wildcats (-7) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
LSU Tigers (-2) at Arkansas Razorbacks
Nebraska Cornhuskers (-3.5) at Iowa Hawkeyes

November 24

South Carolina Gamecocks (pick) at Clemson Tigers
Florida State Seminoles (-7.5) vs. Florida Gators
Virginia Tech Hokies (-14.5) vs. Virginia Cavaliers
Georgia Bulldogs (-11.5) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Ohio State Buckeyes (-2.5) vs. Michigan Wolverines
Oklahoma Sooners (-10.5) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Texas A&M Aggies (-4) vs. Missouri Tigers
Texas Longhorns (-8.5) vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Boise State Broncos (-5.5) at Nevada Wolfpack
Oregon Ducks (-18.5) at Oregon State Beavers
USC Trojans (-11) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Alabama Crimson Tide (-21) vs. Auburn Tigers

November 29

Louisville Cardinals (pick) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights

December 1

Oklahoma Sooners (-7.5) at TCU Horned Frogs
Oklahoma State Cowboys (-6) at Baylor Bears
Texas Longhorns (-6) at Kansas State Wildcats
South Florida Bulls (-5.5) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

December 8

Navy Midshipmen (-3.5) vs. Army Cadets (Philadelphia, PA)


Some notes before the rundown…

Brian KellyCan the Fighting Irish find a way to grind out nine wins in 2012?

1. I still have a big crush on the USC over (10.5), which opened +105 at LVH. Call me a square if you want, but the Trojans’ schedule sets up nicely for an undefeated run this season.

2. Notre Dame opened at 8.5 (Over: +120, Under: -140) at LVH, but was posted at 8 (Over: Even, Under: -120) at MGM Mirage last week.

3. Some other differences between LVH and the Mirage include: Ohio State (LVH: 8.5, Mirage: 9), Florida (LVH: 8, Mirage: 7.5) and our hometown boys from UNLV (LVH: 3, Mirage: 3.5).

<p> Alabama Crimson Tide

Over: 10.5 (+110)
Under: 10.5 (-130)

USC Trojans

Over: 10.5 (+105)
Under: 10.5 (-125)

Oklahoma Sooners

Over: 10.5 (+130)
Under: 10.5 (-150)

Oregon Ducks

Over: 10.5 (-120)
Under: 10.5 (even)

LSU Tigers

Over: 10 (+110)
Under: 10 (-130)

Florida State Seminoles

Over: 10 (+105)
Under: 10 (-125)

Texas Longhorns

Over: 9 (-120)
Under: 9 (even)

Georgia Bulldogs

Over: 9.5 (-140)
Under: 9.5 (+120)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Over: 8.5 (+120)
Under: 8.5 (-140)

Arkansas Razorbacks

Over: 8.5 (-130)
Under: 8.5 (+110)

Florida Gators

Over: 8 (even)
Under: 8 (-120)

Wisconsin Badgers

Over: 9 (-140)
Under: 9 (+120)

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Over: 8.5 (-130)
Under: 8.5 (+110)

Michigan Wolverines

Over: 8.5 (+120)
Under: 8.5 (-140)

Ohio State Buckeyes

Over: 8.5 (-180)
Under: 8.5 (+160)

Stanford Cardinal

Over: 8 (-110)
Under: 8 (-110)

South Carolina Gamecocks

Over: 8.5 (+130)
Under: 8.5 (-150)

Virginia Tech Hokies

Over: 9 (-120)
Under: 9 (even)

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Over: 8.5 (+105)
Under: 8.5 (-125)

Michigan State Spartans

Over: 8.5 (even)
Under: 8.5 (-120)

West Virginia Mountaineers

Over: 8.5 (+115)
Under: 8.5 (-135)

Boise State Broncos

Over: 9.5 (-155)
Under: 9.5 (+135)

TCU Horned Frogs

Over: 7.5 (-140)
Under: 7.5 (+120)

Clemson Tigers

Over: 8.5 (+105)
Under: 8.5 (-125)

Tennessee Volunteers

Over: 7.5 (even)
Under: 7.5 (-120)

BYU Cougars

Over: 8.5 (-135)
Under: 8.5 (+115)

Utah Utes

Over: 8 (-110)
Under: 8 (-110)

Missouri Tigers

Over: 6.5 (-130)
Under: 6.5 (+110)

Kansas State Wildcats

Over: 7 (+120)
Under: 7 (-140)

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Over: 7 (-150)
Under: 7 (+130)

Louisville Cardinals

Over: 8 (-135)
Under: 8 (+115)

UCLA Bruins

Over: 6 (-125)
Under: 6 (+105)

Nevada Wolfpack

Over: 8.5 (even)
Under: 8.5 (-120)

UNLV Rebels

Over: 3 (-135)
Under: 3 (+115)

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