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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    That would make for a long and depressing season. It certainly is possible, we were only a handful of plays away from that last year. I would predict a few more wins than that.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    I love how everyone but us get's a homefield advantage in their spread. Hacks that will be proven wrong again.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9


    We need to have more than 7-6 (or 6-7) seasons to get more favorable reactions from the betting world. A few big wins are helping us, but we need some big seasons to take us over the hump.

    Now, where can I make a bet on the season based on these guys predictions? I would love to make them put their money where their mouths are.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    We need to have more than 7-6 (or 6-7) seasons to get more favorable reactions from the betting world. A few big wins are helping us, but we need some big seasons to take us over the hump.

    Now, where can I make a bet on the season based on these guys predictions? I would love to make them put their money where their mouths are.

    Might take awhile for that since we're in the BigXII




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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Puts the head coaches job in perspective. Fans want 6, 7 wins, media can only find 3 wins on the tough schedule.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Being favored in 3 games isn't the same as a 3-9 prediction. Theoretically, take team that's a 2-point underdog in every single game. That's not an 0-12 prediction.

    That being said, is there an over/under on our wins? I think it would be 4.5 based on those lines, but maybe 3.5.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Can you bet on the over under on 3 wins? Just curious. I am not a betting man but this would be a bet I would take the over. I would slap 50 bucks down on this one. I have never bet on a football game but this would be the first.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Tulsa = ISU Win
    @ Iowa = ISU Win
    Western Illinois = ISU Win
    Texas Tech = ISU Win
    KState = ISU Win
    Baylor = ISU Win
    Oklahoma = ISU Win
    Thats 7 wins in my book



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    Re:Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Oklahoma a win????



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    I can see how we get to 7 wins. I can also see how we win 4. I see the odds of us winning less than 4 about the same as winning 8+



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Being favored in 3 games isn't the same as a 3-9 prediction. Theoretically, take team that's a 2-point underdog in every single game. That's not an 0-12 prediction.

    That being said, is there an over/under on our wins? I think it would be 4.5 based on those lines, but maybe 3.5.
    Exactly. I wish more people would realize this (including Mr. Williams). There is no 3-9 prediction here.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    Tulsa = ISU Win
    @ Iowa = ISU Win
    Western Illinois = ISU Win
    Texas Tech = ISU Win
    KState = ISU Win
    Baylor = ISU Win
    Oklahoma = ISU Win
    Thats 7 wins in my book
    lose to Kansas, but beat Oklahoma???



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    I think if you laid equal money on each of the following games and took ISU to beat the spread, you'd come out ahead:

    Tulsa
    Tech
    TCU
    KSU
    Baylor
    OU
    WVa

    Iowa, Texas and Western Illinois are all possibilities, too, but factors in each case makes me think it'd reduce the overall take.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Odds analyst tabs ISU at 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by nwiafan View Post
    lose to Kansas, but beat Oklahoma???
    That sounds like something ISU would do.



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