Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Winner, winner!...chicken dinner?

So Vegas likes the Dawgs in 2012. As Emerson said, if things roll in the SEC as the oddmakers predict, Georgia would win the East:
If the favorite wins every game, Georgia would win the SEC East again with a 7-1 record, followed by South Carolina (6-2), Florida (5-3), Tennessee (4-4), Missouri (2-6), Vanderbilt (2-6) and Kentucky (0-8).
The SEC West winner would also be a repeat: LSU is projected at 8-0, by virtue of being favored to beat Alabama (projected to be 7-1). So basically, the web site is projecting 2012 to look almost exactly like 2011.

If that holds true, hopefully the Dawgs are better at handling victory over their SEC East foes than in last year's SEC Championship game. But it's a long way until December. And there's always some curious lines this early.
AT MISSOURI: Georgia by 3
VS. VANDERBILT: Georgia by 17
VS. TENNESSEE: Georgia by 12
AT SOUTH CAROLINA: S. Carolina by 4
AT KENTUCKY: Georgia by 17.5
VS. FLORIDA: Georgia by 2
VS. OLE MISS: Georgia by 24.5
AT AUBURN: Georgia by 1.5

Richt loses nearly a full starting secondary and still walks into Cola West a field goal favorite? Favored over the state of Tennessee by 29? Favored in Jacksonville???!!??
As Blutarsky said, this only validates the easiness of the schedule at this point. I think I can hear the clucking over being 10 point dogs to LSU as compared to the barking over the Ole Miss line. But there's a lot of summer nights in downtown Athens and a lot of football to be played this Fall before winner, winner! becomes a chicken dinner. Maybe Carolina fans should stop whining and check the movement on the lines between now and kickoffs. Fans will be watching closely.

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