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Gamblers really like Oregon, Alabama in latest odds release

As we await a post here on the NCAA’s ruling on Michigan’s appeal — it’s so hard to find good help anymore, ya know? — how about some championship odds to help scratch that gambling itch? has released their latest odds on the favorites to win the 2011 BcS championship, and there’s little surprise that Oregon — No. 1 in the latest BcS rankings — is the current front-runner amongst degenerates.  What may be a little surprising is the fact that one-loss Alabama is a slightly higher favorite than unbeaten in-state rival Auburn, as is Boise State.  The complete list appears below, so feel free to discuss/argue/bitch amongst yourselves.

Oregon — 17/10
Alabama — 3/1
Boise State — 4/1
Auburn — 9/2
TCU — 15/2
Nebraska — 25/1
Utah — 25/1
Ohio State — 30/1
Oklahoma — 50/1
Wisconsin — 55/1
LSU — 100/1
Missouri — 125/1
Michigan State — 150/1

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11 Responses to “Gamblers really like Oregon, Alabama in latest odds release”
  1. jaggedmark says: Nov 4, 2010 4:09 PM

    I guess these odds tell Auburn fans all they need to know about what to expect when Auburn plays Alabama. Given that Bama has a loss already, and Auburn doesn’t.

  2. tideinnyc says: Nov 4, 2010 4:31 PM

    As much as I would like to believe Vegas thinks Alabama has the Iron Bowl locked up, these odds go deeper than that. Now if there were odds on who was going to make the NC game, and Bama was still favored, that would mean something. These odds probably reflect the fact that we match up better against Oregon than Auburn does. So they could still be favored to make the NCG, but Alabama would have better odds to win it. Either way, it’s looking like an epic November in Dixie.

  3. edgy says: Nov 4, 2010 5:24 PM

    As much as I would like to believe Vegas


    That’s exactly what they mean because the only way that they make the game is to beat Auburn. Auburn wins, so long NCG for Alabama.

  4. tideinnyc says: Nov 4, 2010 5:57 PM

    Right, but that’s not how odds work. To over-simplify, let’s assume the odds on Bama/Auburn are equal (each has a 50% chance of winning the game). Now let’s assume that Alabama has a 1 in 2 chance at beating Oregon while Auburn has a 1 in 3 chance. The odds are then 1 in 4 for Alabama to win the NC, and 1 in 6 for Auburn, even though the Iron Bowl odds are the same. (Of course, since Bama’s schedule is far tougher than Auburn’s down the stretch, I do assume Bama will be favored by a touchdown are so.)

  5. tideinnyc says: Nov 4, 2010 5:57 PM

    Sigh… *or* so.

  6. edgy says: Nov 4, 2010 6:39 PM

    tideinnyc says:

    Right, but that’s not how odds work.


    If you’re talking about the odds when the season starts, I’d agree BUT do you believe that Boise State is the better of the two teams when it comes to comparing them to Auburn because you’d probably be the only person on this planet that follows the SEC that really believes that.

    In this case, you’re over thinking. Forget Auburn and Alabama and move down to Utah (Yes, Utah). Do you think that they believe Utah has a better chance of beating Oregon than Ohio State or do you think that they think that Utah has a better chance of being there than Ohio State, given their schedule? If Utah beats TCU then they would put some distance between themselves and Ohio State that would make it nearly impossible for Ohio State to catch them. Do you believe that these guys believe that Utah has a better chance of beating Oregon than any of the teams that are below them on this list? Alabama is ahead because they believe that Alabama is still the better of the two teams and will win the Iron Bowl and thus have a chance to actually compete in the National Championship game.

  7. Deb says: Nov 4, 2010 7:05 PM

    Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

    I hate bye weeks.

    LSU. The only team we need to think about right now is LSU.

    ROLL TIDE!!!!

  8. dhardy8207 says: Nov 4, 2010 9:51 PM

    Yes maam Deb, you are so right the tide needs to only worry about “death valley” this week.. Coming out of there with a comfortable win will set just the right atmosphere for the Iron Bowl…

  9. gamustangdude says: Nov 5, 2010 11:54 AM

    @ Deb and dhardy
    And the way LSU has been playing, it shouldn’t be that difficult of the game, but it’s the SEC, not the WAC or MWC, nothing is guaranteed.

  10. Deb says: Nov 5, 2010 12:14 PM

    @gamustangdude …

    I’ll feel the same way when we play Georgia State. I’ve seen enough miracle games in my life to know there’s truth to the phrase “Any given Sunday (or Saturday).” Never count your chickens :)

  11. Ron Blogger says: Nov 28, 2010 10:30 AM

    The ducks got this one in the bag unless Auburn can find some track stars and pack lots of gatorade it won’t even be close!

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