We’re 15 Saturdays away from college football. Luckily, we have 39 more A’s-Mariners games tequila to help us kill the time.
In the meantime, here are some things I was looking at in between my Saturday-morning routine of body shots with my supermodel, baby mama fiancé, who I suckered into saying yes briefly before becoming unemployed.
That’s called strategy, boys and girls.
Expected release dates for college football preview magazines
Lindy’s – May 25
Athlon’s – June 5
Phil Steele – June 8
Blue Ribbon – Ship first week of July
Sporting News – ????
ESPN The Mag — Aug. 10
BeyondtheBets.com inaugural online publication — June 28.
Golden Nugget Games of Year
For the sixth straight season, Golden Nugget sportsbook director Tony Miller and his top oddsmaker Aaron Kessler will put up point spreads on a ton of the college football season’s biggest games in June.
Last year, they offered lines on approximately 100 different games, and their profit came down to the final game regular-season game of the year. Oklahoma State’s blowout of Oklahoma was a big winner for the Golden Nugget and helped Miller post a profit on his games of the year lines for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
Miller says an exact date hasn’t been set yet, but eager bettors should plan on being at the Nugget on either Friday, June 8 or Friday, June 15.
Who will finish higher in Coaches’ Poll?
Offshore sportsbook 5Dimes.com continues to be the industry leader in early college football odds. They have lines for Week 1 games, including Alabama (-14) vs. Michigan and Clemson (-5) vs. Auburn.
They’ve also matched up 20 teams and offered odds on who will finish higher in the final Coaches Poll.
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.com
Notre Dame +105
Virginia Tech -145
South Carolina -180
West Virginia +115
Florida State -125
Michigan St +300