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    Vegas win total

    I saw on soundoff last night that the over/under for ISU wins this season was 3. I typically don't like to make preseason predictions like this because there are so many variables that can dictate how a season goes. ISU's unknown sitaution at quarterback even further complicates the matter. However, at first thought this number seemed low to me. I know, I know, the schedule is very difficult once again and it is a challenge finding "sure wins". Anyhow, I just don't find it very likely this team can't find a way to cover and get at least three. What are everyone's thoughts on this number?

    And what is the best way to throw a bit of cash down on this bet? I have never bet on sports but this almost seems like easy money to me. ISU would have to end with only TWO WINS for me to not at least push. I kind of like my odds taking the over on this.



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    Re: Vegas win total

    I remember thinking the same about 2008 (the O/U that year was 3 as well), and we went 2-10 that year. Granted, I'd say it is a fact that our coaching staff is much better now than it was then.

    If we can get decent QB play, I feel pretty confident that we'll be better than 3-9. But for what is known so far about our QBs, average play is certainly not a given.



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    Re: Vegas win total

    Quote Originally Posted by EveryYardForISU View Post
    I saw on soundoff last night that the over/under for ISU wins this season was 3. I typically don't like to make preseason predictions like this because there are so many variables that can dictate how a season goes. ISU's unknown sitaution at quarterback even further complicates the matter. However, at first thought this number seemed low to me. I know, I know, the schedule is very difficult once again and it is a challenge finding "sure wins". Anyhow, I just don't find it very likely this team can't find a way to cover and get at least three. What are everyone's thoughts on this number?

    And what is the best way to throw a bit of cash down on this bet? I have never bet on sports but this almost seems like easy money to me. ISU would have to end with only TWO WINS for me to not at least push. I kind of like my odds taking the over on this.
    When you find out how to bet on this let me know that this is the equivalent to an ace in the hole!!! I will just in and accept that bet!!!



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    Re: Vegas win total

    If I found myself in the misfortune of being in Vegas right now, I'd put $100 on this in a heartbeat. Not a shoe-in but a solid way to enjoy what could be a long season.



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    Re: Vegas win total

    I would not touch this O/U with a 10 foot pole. ISU could win 1 game or 7.



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    Re: Vegas win total

    I would bet my net worth on over if it wouldn't double my student loan debt



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    Re: Vegas win total

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    I would bet my net worth on over if it wouldn't double my student loan debt
    You're looking at it the wrong way....it COULD reduce your student loan debt by half.



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    Re: Vegas win total

    i would usually say just do it online, but not today... the govt is closing these sites faster then i would have imagined now. that means they would have no interest in paying you back if you win. going to have to get the bet placed in vegas, sucks i know. ive been gambling online for about a decade and now i cant... sucks!

    Im making a $500 bet on the over and $500 bet on the money line ISU over Iowa...
    only futures i will make.
    Also taking ISU if the UNI spread is under 16pts.

    now
    Boise St or Georgia?
    LSU or Oregon?


    Last edited by Tedcyclone; 08-09-2011 at 08:07 AM.

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    Re: Vegas win total

    I would certainly risk a few hundred on the 3 wins.



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    Re: Vegas win total

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    i would usually say just do it online, but not today... the govt is closing these sites faster then i would have imagined now. that means they would have no interest in paying you back if you win. going to have to get the bet placed in vegas, sucks i know. ive been gambling online for about a decade and now i cant... sucks!

    Im making a $500 bet on the over and $500 bet on the money line ISU over Iowa...
    only futures i will make.
    Also taking ISU if the UNI spread is under 16pts.

    now
    Boise St or Georgia?
    LSU or Oregon?
    What's the line on LSU/Oregon?


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    Re: Vegas win total

    FYI -

    This is a good sports gambling website. And, it's European, so our government can't shut it down on a whim. (I think.)

    It has some over/unders for NCAA team wins, but Iowa State didn't make the cut, I guess.

    Also has some Heisman Trophy odds if you're really that confident about Landry Jones taking it home (like Skip Bayless... idiot).

    Check it out



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    Re: Vegas win total

    if we have poor QB play we could easily win less than 3



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