When in doubt, check with Vegas.
Is the star running back injured, or is your trainer just exercising a little gamesmanship and calling him day-to-day? Is the point protector poised for a major game, or did he have a little too much fun last night from home? Vegas doesn’t always know, but the handicappers can oftentimes be a good guide to the truth.
Those trusty betting lines can teach us things if we’re paying attention. What can Vegas teach us about Alabama?
Well, if you’ve been paying attention to college football, then you understand Alabama coach Nick Saban has played his starting quarterback position close to the vest. At first he wouldn’t name a starter, and now he is splitting time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It’s not from the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every advantage over his opponents. Why enable Ole Miss to prepare for just 1 quarterback this weekend if he can make the Land Sharks prepare two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts really going to continue to divide time now that SEC drama has begun? Vegas thinks it knows the answer, and also the handicappers are all in on Tua. Before this week, the Heisman futures made Tagovailoa the clear favorite for the award, decreasing his likelihood of winning it into 3-to-1.
He is now the odds-on preferred to win it, which is a fairly good indication that Ole Miss is going to have a huge dose of this Tua Show on Saturday in Oxford. You know who continues to fail at putting on a show? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after starting the season 1-7. He cried, in other words, but Joe would need to do a great deal better to grab the Guru. Check out last week!

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