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Golden Nugget Lines for 2011 Marquee Games!

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Every year I do about 300 radio shows and a popular question this time of year is “Who do you think will be favored when XXX and XXX meet?” This is asked by callers and the hosts of the radio stations. I can always speculate during June but there is a casino in Las Vegas that is the first to put out some lines on the upcoming games for the 2011 season.

As you know gambling in Las Vegas is legal and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas has had their numbers up for a week or so. Below is a list of all the marquee games that the Golden Nugget has posted for the upcoming year. Open is the opening line that they first put out and the Current has a number in it if it has changed since the open. The HOME TEAM IS IN ALL CAPS. This information is posted for news matter only.

 

GOLDEN NUGGET LINES
2011 Marquee College Football Games
Saturday, September 3 Saturday, October 22
Fav-Dog (HOME TEAM IN CAPS) OPEN CURRENT Fav-Dog (HOME TEAM IN CAPS) OPEN CURRENT
OKLAHOMA-Tulsa -21 -20 LSU-Auburn -9′ -11
Oregon-Lsu @Arlington -3 -2 MISSOURI-Oklahoma St -2′ -2′
Boise St-Georgia @Atlanta -6 -1′ MICHIGAN ST-Wisconsin -1 -1
MISSOURI-Miami, Oh -20′ -22′ NOTRE DAME-Usc -4 -4
Sunday, September 4 FLORIDA ST-Maryland -16 -16
TEXAS A&M-Smu -17 -14 BOISE ST-Air Force -20 -20
Monday, September 5 ALABAMA-Tennessee -21 -18
Miami, Fl-MARYLAND -3′ -3′ Penn St-NORTHWESTERN Pick -3
Friday, September 9 Wednesday, October 26
ARIZONA ST-Missouri -3 -5 PITTSBURGH-Connecticut -10 -10
Saturday, September 10 Friday, October 28
Alabama-PENN ST -9 -8′ Tcu-Byu @Arlington -7 -2′
Mississippi St-AUBURN +3′ -1 Saturday, October 29
South Carolina-GEORGIA -3 -1 Stanford-USC -2 -2
Notre Dame-MICHIGAN +2 -4 TEXAS A&M-Missouri -7′ -7′
TEXAS-Byu -7′ -6′ FLORIDA ST-NC State -14′ -14′
USC-Utah -8 -8 NEBRASKA-Michigan St -7′ -7′
Tcu-AIR FORCE -6′ -1′ Georgia-Florida @Jacksonville +3 -1
Thursday, September 15 South Carolina-TENNESSEE -10′ -6′
Lsu-MISSISSIPPI ST +1 -4 Saturday, November 5
Saturday, September 17 OKLAHOMA-Texas A&M -7′ -8
Oklahoma-FLORIDA ST -3′ -2′ ALABAMA-Lsu -9 -7
Oklahoma St-TULSA -8 -7 ARKANSAS-South Carolina -4 -4
NOTRE DAME-Michigan St -6 -6′ NEBRASKA-Northwestern -12 -12
West Virginia-MARYLAND -3 -4 Saturday, November 12
BYU-Utah -2′ -7 Alabama-MISSISSIPPI ST -7 -8
FLORIDA-Tennessee -13′ -8 Oregon-STANFORD -1 -3
CLEMSON-Auburn -1 -5′ BOISE ST-Tcu -13′ -14′
Saturday, September 24 FLORIDA ST-Miami, Fl -7′ -8
OKLAHOMA-Missouri -13 -14 GEORGIA-Auburn -4′ -9
ALABAMA-Arkansas -11 -11 SOUTH CAROLINA-Florida -6 -6
Lsu-WEST VIRGINIA -4 -4 Nebraska-PENN ST -1 -1
BOISE ST-Tulsa -24 -22 MISSOURI-Texas -2 -2
TEXAS A&M-Oklahoma St -6 -5 Notre Dame-Maryland @Landover -7′ -8′
Notre Dame-PITTSBURGH -4 -4 ARKANSAS-Tennessee -14 -12
ARIZONA ST-Usc -3 -3 Saturday, November 19
MICHIGAN-San Diego St -8 -8 OREGON-Usc -11 -11
Florida St-CLEMSON -7 -4 ARKANSAS-Mississippi St -9 -9
Friday, September 30 Nebraska-MICHIGAN -1 -4
TCU-Smu -12 -10 Boise St-SAN DIEGO ST -17′ -16
Saturday, October 1 STANFORD-California -12 -12
Alabama-FLORIDA -6 -6 Thursday, November 24
Texas A&M-Arkansas @Arlington -2′ -2′ TEXAS A&M-Texas -7 -6′
SOUTH CAROLINA-Auburn -7′ -9′ Friday, November 25
WISCONSIN-Nebraska -2′ -3 WEST VIRGINIA-Pittsburgh -6 -4
GEORGIA-Mississippi St -3′ -6 LSU-Arkansas -4′ -5
Saturday, October 8 Saturday, November 26
Oklahoma-Texas @Dallas -8 -7′ Alabama-AUBURN -8 -12
LSU-Florida -5′ -7′ STANFORD-Notre Dame -6′ -4′
ARKANSAS-Auburn -7′ -9 Florida St-FLORIDA +1 -1
VIRGINIA TECH-Miami, Fl -7 -6 WISCONSIN-Penn St -7 -6
Arizona St-UTAH -2 -4 NC STATE-Maryland -6′ -6′
WEST VIRGINIA-Connecticut -13′ -11′ Michigan St-NORTHWESTERN -3′ -2′
NOTRE DAME-Air Force -10 -10 Georgia-GEORGIA TECH -6′ -6′
Georgia-TENNESSEE -3′ -3′ MISSISSIPPI ST-Mississippi -12 -10
NORTHWESTERN-Michigan +4 -2 SOUTH CAROLINA-Clemson -12 -11
Tcu-SAN DIEGO ST -6′ -5′ OREGON-Oregon St -14 -14′
Thursday, October 13 USC-Ucla -6′ -7′
AIR FORCE-San Diego St -3 -4 Saturday, December 3
Saturday, October 15 Oklahoma-OKLAHOMA ST -2 -2′
OREGON-Arizona St -11 -11
TEXAS-Oklahoma St -3 -2
Florida-AUBURN -1 -3
MICHIGAN ST-Michigan -3′ -7
South Carolina-MISSISSIPPI ST -1′ -1′
PITTSBURGH-Utah -4 -6
Lsu-TENNESSEE -9′ -8

 

Biggest Line Movements

(Bold Moved in their Favor) Pts Moved
Notre Dame-Michigan 6
Michigan-Northwestern 6
Tennessee-Florida 5.5
TCU-Air Force 5
LSU-Mississippi St 5
Boise St-Georgia 4.5
Mississippi St-Auburn 4.5
Utah-BYU 4.5
Auburn-Clemson 4.5
BYU-TCU 4.5
Auburn-Georgia 4.5

One thing that jumped out to me right away was that defending National Champ Auburn is currently an underdog in EIGHT games for the upcoming season! Also it is interesting to note that several of the big line movements involve the same teams in Michigan, Georgia, BYU and TCU.

Thanks for Golden Nugget Director Tony Miller for stepping out on a limb to release the first college football lines in Las Vegas, and also kudos to one of his Supervisors, Aaron Kessler, for putting in the long hours prepping the formula that the GN used to come up with the numbers. Finally, thanks to Keith Fridrich for letting me know that the Nugget had these lines up and sending me a copy. Next time you are in Vegas, give the Nugget a look.

Only 73 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME!!!

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  • Muttdaniel

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  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    This blog site is updated every day but past blogs from the Summer are never updated since we are constantly putting a new blog with new info up every day.

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    This blog site is updated every day but past blogs from the Summer are never updated since we are constantly putting a new blog with new info up every day.