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    Proof the B10 is overrated

    The only B10 team favored in a bowl game this year is Iowa and they are going up against a powerhouse South Carolina team.

    From bookmaker.com:

    Ohio State is 10 point underdog.
    Penn State is 10 point underdog.
    Michigan State is 7.5 point underdog.
    Iowa favored by 3.
    Minnesota 10.5 point underdog.
    Northwestern 13.5 point underdog.
    Wisconsin 5 point underdog.

    Ohhh how money controls the world.


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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    How can they be "overrated", when everyone knows that the big ten sucks this year?



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Stop the presses. The b11 sucks?



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    How can they be "overrated", when everyone outside the big 10 knows that the big ten sucks this year?
    There fixed that for ya.


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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    I think Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, and Minnesota cover.



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    We've got at least one of these threads going per day now it seems. Yay.

    Discussing this is like repeating over and over again that water is wet. We know it!

    And, the proof is not in the Vegas spreads - but instead will be settled on the field.



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    I don't like the Big 10 as much as the next guy, but the only thing this proves is that the Big 10's Bowl Tie-ins are AMAZING. They're constantly playing games against teams that are better.


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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie Godfrey View Post
    I think Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, and Minnesota cover.
    I'll have some of whatever is in your coffee this morning.


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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Betting lines only prove that Vegas thinks that the public thinks the B10 is overmatched. It doesn't prove anything beyond that. The games will provide the evidence.

    So many people don't understand betting lines. Mostly radio personalities. They constantly say "Vegas line says Team A is better than Team B" BS.



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Betting lines only prove that Vegas thinks that the public thinks the B10 is overmatched. It doesn't prove anything beyond that. The games will provide the evidence.

    So many people don't understand betting lines. Mostly radio personalities. They constantly say "Vegas line says Team A is better than Team B" BS.
    My question to you is do you bet very often? I do and it is remarkable how the spreads are VERY close to being dead on.


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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    spreads are always VERY close to being dead on.



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    perhaps I should remove the "always" from that statement.


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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    How are they overrated when they are the underdogs? Wouldn't they have to be favored to be overrated?



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrr1 View Post
    How are they overrated when they are the underdogs? Wouldn't they have to be favored to be overrated?
    Heh...winner.



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    Re: Proof the B10 is overrated

    Dont they have to play the games before you can make that claim?

    They are the underdogs, how is that overrated anyway? Looks to me the odds makers think the Small 11 isnt too good.


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