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    Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    I just got back to Vegas and took that bet. I think the "experts" think we suck, when in fact I believe we will not be the ISU of the Mac years (barely winning games when we should blow people out).

    This is a weak spread and we all may as well exploit the vegas oddsmakers.

    Also TexTech favored by 9.5 over SMU?

    Purdue only 6.5 favor over Toledo?

    There is some easy money this week.

    I also think Nebr will blow out Nevada by more than 19.5



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    I just got back to Vegas and took that bet. I think the "experts" think we suck, when in fact I believe we will not be the ISU of the Mac years (barely winning games when we should blow people out).

    This is a weak spread and we all may as well exploit the vegas oddsmakers.

    Also TexTech favored by 9.5 over SMU?

    Purdue only 6.5 favor over Toledo?

    There is some easy money this week.

    I also think Nebr will blow out Nevada by more than 19.5
    Ooooo, I know its football season when the sports betting talk starts.

    I'll take Iowa State -4 any day of the week. I normally don't bet on us because emotions are involved but this one may be too good to pass up.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    To me, 19.5 for Nebraska and Nevada is a bit gratuitous. Wasn't Nevada pretty decent last year?


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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Here is my 2 cents.
    Kent State is supposed to be good this year. Experts think we suck. Nobody really knows....

    - I would take the Tech Game unless there is some injury or suspension I don't know about.

    -Toledo doesn't loose at home much and purdue isn't very good this year from what I have seen.
    Who knows whats going to happen.

    Even if Kent State is good, If we lose to them at home we are going to be in trouble.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    I just got back to Vegas and took that bet. I think the "experts" think we suck, when in fact I believe we will not be the ISU of the Mac years (barely winning games when we should blow people out).

    This is a weak spread and we all may as well exploit the vegas oddsmakers.

    Also TexTech favored by 9.5 over SMU?

    Purdue only 6.5 favor over Toledo?

    There is some easy money this week.

    I also think Nebr will blow out Nevada by more than 19.5
    Vegas is damn good, there is never such thing as easy money. I always feel that if a game seems too certain, the oddsmakers obviously know something we don't, especially in week 1.

    I also expect people to bet against the clones this week, thus the line will drop to around 3 by weeks end.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Seriously folks, a lot of places are predicting Toledo to win their division in the MAC conference so I don't think the Toledo lines are that far off and some places are picking Kent State as a top 3 team in the Mid-American conference. I don't care who the coach is or the players we have coming back, I wouldn't take either of those 2 teams lightly especially after how we played in the non-conference last year. We could very well see a 16-10 game against Kent State and I've said all along I don't see us winning in Toledo. Let's not forget our defense lost quite a few guys that made big plays for us and the defense last year was nothing to brag about then either. Our defensive line still worries me. Outside of big Tuba we don't have a lot of size there and our linebackers while probably the strong point of our defense lacks some size as well.

    For some reason everyone seems to think just because we have a new coach this same group of players all the sudden are just going to roll off a 7 win season or something and we are going to score a bunch of points on certain teams. I'd be thrilled if we come out and just whup Kent State but realistically if we win by more than 2 touchdowns I'd be somewhat surprised. This is not being pessimistic but the reality is we aren't a good football team at the moment. It's going to take a few seasons to turn this around probably.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by zimman18 View Post
    Vegas is damn good, there is never such thing as easy money. I always feel that if a game seems too certain, the oddsmakers obviously know something we don't, especially in week 1.

    I also expect people to bet against the clones this week, thus the line will drop to around 3 by weeks end.
    Vegas is good, no doubt. However, there is a TON of money to be made in weeks 1-3 in college football and the NFL.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    the line is 14.5 for the ISU/Iowa game. Honestly that's easy money for me.




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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Seriously folks, a lot of places are predicting Toledo to win their division in the MAC conference so I don't think the Toledo lines are that far off and some places are picking Kent State as a top 3 team in the Mid-American conference. I don't care who the coach is or the players we have coming back, I wouldn't take either of those 2 teams lightly especially after how we played in the non-conference last year. We could very well see a 16-10 game against Kent State and I've said all along I don't see us winning in Toledo. Let's not forget our defense lost quite a few guys that made big plays for us and the defense last year was nothing to brag about then either. Our defensive line still worries me. Outside of big Tuba we don't have a lot of size there and our linebackers while probably the strong point of our defense lacks some size as well.

    For some reason everyone seems to think just because we have a new coach this same group of players all the sudden are just going to roll off a 7 win season or something and we are going to score a bunch of points on certain teams. I'd be thrilled if we come out and just whup Kent State but realistically if we win by more than 2 touchdowns I'd be somewhat surprised. This is not being pessimistic but the reality is we aren't a good football team at the moment. It's going to take a few seasons to turn this around probably.
    I would feel really good with a 31-17 Type win against Kent State. I hope that works out, but I could see us getting beat by 10 or winning by 30. I just don't know what to expect.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    the line is 14.5 for the ISU/Iowa game. Honestly that's easy money for me.
    When was the last time Iowa has covered the spread? Maybe 1 time in the last 5 years?



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Iowa and ISU line is always easy money. Although last year when Albert Young ran that broken play in for a TD late that was called back on the illegal block, I was worried.

    Honestly, I think the ISU-Kent spread is almost a trap. I bet on or against ISU nearly every week for the last 3 years, but I don't think I'll touch this one. Who the hell knows what to expect, I sure don't. I will say Kent State is getting way too much love and I'm not sure why. They folded down the stretch last year losing 3 out of 4 and they never beat anyone that good. If a gun was to my head, I'd take the Clones but wouldn't feel very good about it.



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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    I laughed at this line before, but honestly, after a few season simulations in NCAA 08, ISU had a hard time beating Kent State consistently. I know it's just a game, but I've run a total of 18 season simulations for this year, and the 'Clones lost to Kent State 6 times, often to the tune of 40ish to 14.


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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I laughed at this line before, but honestly, after a few season simulations in NCAA 08, ISU had a hard time beating Kent State consistently. I know it's just a game, but I've run a total of 18 season simulations for this year, and the 'Clones lost to Kent State 6 times, often to the tune of 40ish to 14.
    I think NCAA '08 still assumes that McCarney is the coach. If it assumed Chizik was the coach we'd be winning 40ish to 14.


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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    When was the last time Iowa has covered the spread? Maybe 1 time in the last 5 years?
    Iowa is 1-8 against the spread the last 9 years. Vegas loves Iowa and doesnt seem to look at the rivalry factor. They also may be overlooking the effects of a new coaching staff on a team for us this year.

    KSU was 1-3 aginst non conference opponents. They lost 44-0 to Minn.


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    Re: Weak Spreads: Cyclones favored by 4 over Kent State

    I just checked my cheatsheet, covers.com and right now Iowa State is the top wagerline consensus. That means out of all the action going on, ISU is getting the most play. Thats not really good, The majority of the public is usually wrong. Im not worried about losing, but i wont put a lot of cash on it. Its along the lefthand side of the screen, halfway down.

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