College soccer opened with 2 games that were close Saturday and Week 1 is set to kick off. For many , this is the very first time that you have made a wager since football season, steering clear of of its uncertainty and baseball. I took a peek at some of the lines for Week 1 which could be worth wagering on??Saturday morning before heavy motions that always come.
The opening total for the visit of Georgia Tech was 59. Right now,??the entire world has only moved up 1 point. These two schools performed with a total of 70 and locked horns in Week 4 final year. At the point in the year, the Tigers were entrenched in a quarterback battle between Trevor Lawrence and Kelly Bryant.
Running back Travis Etienne yields this season although Lawrence tossed 176 yards and four touchdowns and he had 122 yards versus Georgia Tech this past year. I believe there could be some slight growing pains on the defensive side of the ball to the Tigers, having to substitute the line from a year ago, which might allow the Jackets to obtain with their run-first approach.
This line could shut a few points greater closer and that I expect that the Tigers to score at least 50 by themselves,??therefore OVER 60 is still a fantastic line.
Tulsa visits Michigan State in Week 1 and the Spartans opened as a 21.5-point favorite with the complete coming in at 46.5 points. The total??has moved up one point to 47.5, which I presume is definitely going in the wrong direction. Last year, Michigan and also Tulsa State ranked 126th and 103rd respectively in points per game from 130 total teams.
Grantedthe Spartans coped with a great deal but maybe perhaps not much has been addressed in the offseason. Rather,??the training team was shuffled into different functions in hopes??that’ll spark things, but I am not certain it will. On the defensive side of the ball, Sparty had the defense and returns eight starters who??should cause issues more.
The line may stay set but with all these teams moving UNDER a joint 16 times in??their last 19 matches, the lineup will likely come down jump on it before that occurs.
The lineup has stood??pat inside this competition because it started using the No. 21 Iowa State Cyclones having an 18.5-point favorite and the entire opening in 41.5 points. I’m really surprised to find this lineup not move with all of the hype behind the Cyclones moving in the Panthers against an FCS facet. Iowa State finished 2018 on a high note by??winning seven of its past nine matches, dropping to Texas and to Washington State from the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Quarterback Brock Purdy ought to take a step forward following his freshman season with an offensive line in front of him and two senior wide receivers and a senior running. Start looking for this team to beat up on Northern Iowa to kick the season off perfect. If we get closer to the game, this line will shut over -20.
More, Alabama enters a season setting its sights on a national tournament with a high-octane crime and a defense. The opening complete with this sport was 60.5 but has dropped three factors.?? I think that is the wrong direction and it’ll return to the opening lineup. Last season, the Crimson Tide had eight matches where they posted 50 or more things, while shutting out two teams along the way,??both times in November.
A 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, returns for his junior year and can be joined by arguably the best wide receiver in college football in Jerry Jeudy. Duke will have a fresh look after dropping quarterback Daniel Jones into the NFL draft therefore the offense may??scuffle a bit in the early going, however, Alabama can hit on the OVER 57.5 points??.
Yet another game, very similar to??the Northern Iowa/Iowa State contest, where total and the lineup have not shifted since the Tech and Texas’ total has stayed stable in 55 points. The Longhorns averaged 31.1 points per game a year ago, ranking 45th in college soccer, and is going to have a similar appearance offensively in 2019 with quarterback Sam Ehlinger and operating back Keaontay Ingram returning along with Collin Johnson, their No. 2??receiver last season.
The biggest question mark for Texas is that a new-look defense that’s projected to possess a freshman and four sophomores holding the fort down, which might lead to??some growing pains early in the season as they adapt to college ball’s rate. Louisiana Tech running Jaqwis Dancy back and is coming much of its offense, most notably quarterback J’mar Smith.
I believe while the guards are going to want a while to adjust and come, both squads are going to locate their opportunities together with familiarity. I??feel the total should rise so hop on it early.