Sunday, December 10, 2006

Looking Back at What Was Ahead

How good are the oddsmakers in Las Vegas? Back on Aug. 13, you could have walked into the sportsbook at the Las Vegas Hilton and put your money down on any number of college games. And now you can see for yourself just how good the oddsmakers were back then, a month before the first of these games were played. The list is rather long, so we've stashed it in the comments section below this post. With just a few exceptions, it's truly amazing how on the money the oddsmakers were on many of these games and how close they were to the actual line that was posted the week of the game.

1 comment:

dawizofodds said...

Las Vegas Hilton
College Football Games of the Year
Posted Aug. 13, 2006

Sept. 9

Georgia -2
South Carolina

Ohio State PK
Texas

Penn State
Notre Dame -11

Colorado -4
Colorado State (at Denver)

Clemson -2
Boston College

Sept. 16

Louisiana State
Auburn -5.5

Florida -1.5
Tennessee

Michigan
Notre Dame -6.5

Nebraska
USC -12

Miami
Louisville -1.5

Clemson
Florida State -7

Nevada Las Vegas
Hawaii -9

Oklahoma
Oregon -1

Sept. 23

Alabama
Arkansas -4.5

Arizona State
California -10

Notre Dame -7
Michigan

Sept. 30

Ohio State PK
Iowa

Nevada
Nevada Las Vegas -5

Michigan -8.5
Minnesota

Texas Tech
Texas A&M -1.5

Oct. 5

Texas Christian
Utah -4

Oct. 7

Louisiana State
Florida -6.5

Oklahoma (at Dallas)
Texas -2

Michigan State
Michigan -9.5

Nebraska -1
Iowa State

Oct. 14

Florida
Auburn -3.5

Michigan -2
Penn State

Arizona State
USC -13.5

Ohio State -6.5
Michigan State

Texas Tech -1
Colorado

Oct. 21

Texas -5.5
Nebraska

Boston College
Florida State -12.5

UCLA
Notre Dame -21.5

Iowa
Michigan -6

Oct. 28

Georgia
Florida (at Jacksonville) -4.5

Texas -3.5
Texas Tech

Miami -4.5
Georgia Tech

Penn State
Purdue -2

Nevada Las Vegas
Utah -9

Nov. 1

Fresno State
Boise State -6.5

Nov. 2

West Virginia
Louisville -7

Nov. 4

Louisiana State
Tennessee -1

Oklahoma -3
Texas A&M

Virginia Tech
Miami -6

UCLA
California -15.5

Brigham Young
Colorado State -2

Penn State
Wisconsin -1.5

Nov. 11

South Carolina
Florida -14.5

Notre Dame -16.5
Air Force

Tennessee
Arkansas -3

Nebraska
Texas A&M -2.5

Nov. 16

West Virginia -4
Pittsburgh

Nov. 18

Auburn -5
Alabama

Michigan
Ohio State -6.5

North Carolina State
North Carolina -3

California
USC -6.5

Washington
Washington State -7

Iowa -7
Minnesota

Michigan State
Penn State -5.5

Kansas State
Kansas -3

Miami -9
Virginia

Nov. 23

Boston College
Miami -12.5

Nov. 24

Oregon -3
Oregon State

Colorado
Nebraska -7

Louisiana State (at Little Rock)
Arkansas -1.5

Mississippi State
Mississippi -7

Georgia Tech
Georgia -7

Brigham Young
Utah -5.5

Louisville -7
Pittsburgh

Florida
Florida State -1.5

South Carolina
Clemson -9

Oklahoma -13.5
Oklahoma State

Virginia
Virginia Tech -14

Notre Dame
USC -3

Arizona State
Arizona PK

Dec. 2

USC -14
UCLA

Stanford
California -20.5

Oregon State
Hawaii -3

Army (at Philadelphia)
Navy -12.5

Connecticut
Louisville -23