Football season is getting closer. And casinos are starting to release all sorts of prop bets and wagers.
Bet Online has put out five season win totals (regular season only), and Florida State is among them. The Seminoles have been released at 10.5 wins (+125/-155). In layman’s terms, this means that a wager of $100 on Florida State to win 11 or 12 games in the regular season would pay out $125. And a wager of $155 on FSU to win less than 10.5 regular-season games would pay out $100.
Basically, Vegas pegs Florida State at 10 or 11 wins in the regular season, which would be an excellent year after losing Dalvin Cook, and against a difficult schedule, including games v. Alabama, Miami, and Louisville, and at Clemson and Florida.
In his seven seasons at Florida State, Jimbo Fisher has produced regular-season wins of 9, 8, 10, 12, 12, 10, and 9, an average of 10, so this number is right in line with his typical results.
Early betting options are offered only at low dollar limits, so even if gambling is legal in your area, don’t expect to get rich on a May wager.
Alabama is -455 to go over 10.5 wins, and a $100 wager on the Tide losing twice in the regular season would net a bettor $325. Those are some of the steepest odds on a line I’ve seen, and it’s worth asking if the number would be better set at 11.
Ohio State is -220 to go over 10.5, while Michigan is 185 to go under 10, and USC is -150 to go over 9.5. Expect more odds to be released soon.
What do you think of these odds? Would you go over or under on Florida State? What about the others. Let us know in the comments.