7 1/2 Wins


#1

That is the total just posted on a site that I “might” visit on occasion. Seems like the over might be a pretty good wager.


(Patrick) #2

I’ve found one that has the over at -145 for 7 1/2 wins.


#3

What does that mean?


#4

In Pray’s example, it means that a $145 bet would win $100 if the Coogs win 8 or more games regular season.

My site is at -135…pretty similar.


(David) #5

A coworker mentioned that 7 was the O/U for the Coogs. Cannot lose any they “should win” and have to beat one of: Arizona, @Tech, USF, @Navy and @Memphis. 8 is not a given but anything short of 9 and my disappointment starts kicking in…


#6

Wow. They must not be sold of CMA as a coach. The talent is there and I know we face Arizona early on, but that’s a home game. I would think 8-4 is UH losing close games against Tech and a few others.


#7

Unfortunately, I usually view the Coogs with optimism this time of year. Sometimes it bites me in the ass with these kind of bets, but a small wager does make the season interesting.


(David) #8

It’s makes the offseason more bearable if you are optimistic. Seems like an achievable # but the AAC is pretty competitive. 8.5 seems is too high and 6.5 is too low


#9

8 would of been the perfect line in my opinion.


#10

Another interesting line is +650 for the Coogs to win the conference. Tough, but $100 wins you $650. Still thinking on that one. Maybe $50 if I get brave.


#11

At the end of the day is it D’eriq King can remain healthy throughout the season. I know he has been banged up in the past.


#12

Absolutely correct. That’s the caveat in these season long bets…gotta stay healthy! My thinking/hoping is that even with a crippling injury or two on offense, our defense will help keep us in most games.


(Jimmy Morris) #13

I stopped making bets with my heart ages ago. We should win at least 9 games right? We should. But imagine those so confident they toss down $1000 and then it turns out, Applewhite really is a bad coach. Dealing with a disaster of a season and another coaching change is bad enough but throwing away $1000 on top of it, just a disaster.


#14

This is why I never bet anymore. Because if you win eventually you will lose.


#15

If one is betting $1000 a pop, they are either very rich or have a very big problem. I enjoy making small bets, it has an entertainment value. $50 or $100 spread over the course of a season makes it fun, even for a non-premier matchup. For me, it is much more enjoyable that dropping $20+ on a movie or the like.

To each their own!


#16

What sites do you guys use? I’d put $50 on the over.


#17

Bovada and 5dimes are two of the most popular and historically have been two of the most legitimate. Not sure if they require a deposit or if you can bet on an event by event basis. Some sites use local agents to collect and pay…they are only as good as the agent.


(Cary) #18

Keep in mind… Prognosticators create betting lines to entice people to bet, not to predict actual outcome. That isn’t to say that many of the lines and O/U win totals aren’t a representation of what might actually happen, but it is by far more about what they think will make people bet money.


#19

Exactly right…that is why I enjoy looking at season totals so much. They play upon emotions, particularly at the big schools with traditionally big donors/betters.

For example, here are some other team totals…
Ala. 11 1/2
Georgia 10 1/2
Ok. 10
texas 8 1/2
A$M. 7 1/2

I am thinking these are much more unrealistic than the Coogs 7 1/2.

Most of the big “wise guy” money does not get placed on season bets…too much uncertainty. Lots of potential profits here for the books.


#20

Wow…I take back in my previous post. It appears the big money did bet early…the odds of winning the conference for the Coogs has gone from +650 to +210. HUGE drop. Very close to what is for central Florida and now lower than for Memphis.

Also, now -160 for 7 1/2 total wins.

All this publicity has made people take notice.