Week 1 opening Vegas lines for College Football

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For those who just want to see opening week lines for ACC teams...

Florida -7.5 vs Miami FL
Georgia Tech vs Clemson -34
Utah State vs Wake Forest -3.5
ECU vs NC State -19.5
South Carolina -7.5 vs North Carolina
Duke vs Alabama -31.5
Virginia Tech -2.5 vs Boston College
Syracuse -17.5 vs Liberty
Boise St vs Florida State -4
Virginia -2.5 vs Pitt
Notre Dame -19 vs Louisville

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My take/picks:

UF/Miami FL - I like Miami plus the points if Tate Martell plays
GT/Clemson - 34 point is A LOT for opening game and ACC game but brain says Clemson, so I'll take Clemson
Utah State/Wake Forest - I'm taking Utah St and the 3.5 points
ECU/NC State - Fuck ECU.... Take NC State -19.5
South Carolina/UNC - Mack bringing in good players but for now, I like South Carolina covering
Duke/Alabama - Bama rolls big time.... take Bama to cover
Virginia Tech/Boston College - Honestly... who knows I'd probably hedge my bet on this one and take BC and buy a half a point with BC
Syracuse/Liberty - 'Cuse.... I like Dino's team to cover
Boise St/Florida State - who effin' knows with FSU's QB debacle.... I'd probably still take FSU to cover since they are home.
Virginia/Pitt - Fuck UVA but I think perkins pulls out the victory and covers
Notre Dame/Louisville - I like Notre Dame to cover with better team and new coach at Louisville

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

Take Boise, UVA, Syracuse, ND, and VT to cover. Everything else is a little too difficult IMO.

Twitter me

This is me, if I 100% trusted Ryan Willis to throw on routes breaking to the middle of the field, putting in my bet for VT to cover the 2.5.

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Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

That reads like a rather large IF

The concern of things staying the same is only exceeded by the fear of change

I will take VT -2.5.
Great test for our run D with Dillion and a mobile QB in A.Brown. We are going to find out fast if VT has improved in sound tackling. I want to be optimistic in Floyd and Dax improving on filling holes, I just hope Farley, Conner and whoever the other starting CB has watched tape of B. Flowers aggressive play.

Syracuse and ECU cover, the other ones I wouldn't touch.

Take Clemson and Bama in the first half...should be easy money against overmatched opponents

That is a lot of points for a week one match up. At 0 reason to risk an early season injury vs non competitors, I wouldn't be surprised if both of these teams are running their 3 deep after half.

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I wouldn't be surprised if both of these teams are running their 3 deep after half.

I think the spread accounts for that in these two games

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

If you say so, not touching 30+ points with a single one of my dollars week one.

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I'm not saying I'll put money on them, but look at 'Bama's first few games last year:

Louisville- 51-14 (-37)
Ark St (granted, weaker competition)- 57-7 (-50)
Ole Miss- 62-7 (-55)
a&m- 45-23 (-22)

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Fair point

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I think our game against BC depends on how we start. If we start fast and score a couple early touchdowns to make them get out of their game plan (which I imagine will be run heavy) then I like our chances. But if we start slow which, IIRC, happened a lot last year then I'm nervous our defense will crack first and lose confidence and we'll see the team sulk home with their tail between their legs

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

We roll BC....then start the season 3-0. Cutcliffe is a gentleman, he brings a bag of Werther's candies to hand out to students in Blacksburg...but still goes home with a loss. Game in Miami shakes out to be a big game. Vinny Testaverde and Jimmy Johnson show up to watch from the sidelines.

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