Two Plus Two Older Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Older Archives > General Gambling > Sports Betting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-04-2005, 12:20 AM
MyTurn2Raise MyTurn2Raise is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: b/n Chicago,Champaign,St. Louis
Posts: 320
Default Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

OK...I haven't placed the bet yet, but I'm leaning heavily towards Texas +7 v USC. I'm waiting to make sure there are no injuries before the game; it's a long ways away. I'll post the full analysis later, but I want the discussion to get going already. I cannot wait for this game.

My thinking is that the Texas D will be able to stop USC a few times more than USC will stop Texas, something like a 40-38 game. My fear is Vince Young's penchant for turnovers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-04-2005, 12:29 AM
MCS MCS is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 143
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

Well, I've been thinking Texas is just as good as USC, so of course I like Texas.

The thing is, if Texas were really as good as USC, could the book really hang +7? I doubt it. So I must be wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-04-2005, 01:02 AM
lastchance lastchance is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 766
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

I'm with both of you. Texas +7 (or Texas moneyline) looks as good as the ALDS did.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-04-2005, 02:02 AM
tech tech is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 74
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

I expect lots of money to come in on Texas, as it did with Oklahoma last year (you will have people saying they cannot believe Texas is getting 7 points). Obviously the money flow will fluctuate depending upon how Big 12 and Pac 10 teams do in bowl games.

However, Texas has played a VERY soft schedule, largely because the Big 12 sucks this year. They are very overrated nationally IMO. My plan is to wait until closer to gametime and then bet USC.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-04-2005, 03:41 AM
kyro kyro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Rochester, NH
Posts: 400
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

it's already coming in it looks like. pinny has texas +6.5 (+102)

I won't touch this game at all. Maybe if it drops down a little more, but these two teams are really enigmas. They look off-kilter one week, and completely dominant the next.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-04-2005, 04:35 AM
ravensfan ravensfan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: TDot
Posts: 34
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

Can anyone say Miami vs. Ohio State 02? I think USC is explosive but suspect on D... they don't always look so good.... why not take Texas su? USC is pretty hyped too, with their superstars... could this be like Rams vs. Patriots?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-04-2005, 05:50 AM
MyTurn2Raise MyTurn2Raise is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: b/n Chicago,Champaign,St. Louis
Posts: 320
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

[ QUOTE ]
Well, I've been thinking Texas is just as good as USC, so of course I like Texas.

The thing is, if Texas were really as good as USC, could the book really hang +7? I doubt it. So I must be wrong.

[/ QUOTE ]

Wow...that's the way I think when I pick the NFL

I'm surprised you didn't use sagarin to point out Texas is predicted as a better team here with more wins against top 30 teams.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-04-2005, 12:56 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

i'm thinking that vince young may have problems with rustiness after a month off. doesn't seem like a classic QB. his running ability will be there ala ohio state game, but i wonder if his great passing game will be there... somewhat similar question for leinart, but leinart is more of a classic throwing QB and matt isn't as vital to USC offense.

i just don't think USC used bush that much in alot of games. national championship game will have huge doses of reggie bush if necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-04-2005, 12:59 PM
Lori Lori is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: In cyberspace, no-one can hear your sig.
Posts: 1,579
Default Re: Texas +7 v USC Natl Title Rose Bowl picks/discussion

[ QUOTE ]
I'm waiting to make sure there are no injuries before the game; it's a long ways away

[/ QUOTE ]

I know nothing about college football so I won't comment on the bet itself.

It does however strike me that if injuries are random, then having the bet earlier is slightly good for you if you are on the underdogs.

I'm assuming that if both sides lost their best four players, the game would be more level and extrapolating from there.

Lori
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-04-2005, 01:04 PM
Easy E Easy E is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,449
Default Anything under -7, I take USC without a thought

Texas may not be as overranked as the Sooners were last year, but I haven't seen much from the Longhorns to make me think they're within a touchdown of the defending champs, BCS rankings or not.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.