PRN: Alabama Opened as the Early Favorite Over Top Ranked LSU at Betonline
Alabama Opened as the Early Favorite Over Top Ranked LSU at Betonline
PANAMA CITY, Panama, October 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The LSU Tigers might be the top-ranked team in college football, but the fastest growing sportsbook in the US, BetOnline, thinks #2 Alabama Crimson Tide is the better team - four points better to be exact.
It's not every week that BetOnline opens up the line on a game two weeks before it is scheduled to be played. However, it's not every year that the top two teams meet up during the regular season.
Even though the game isn't until Saturday, November 5th, BetOnline was quick to release the betting lines this past Sunday - 13 days before kick-off. Their odds-makers originally made LSU a 6.5-point underdog; however, the line was quickly moved to four points thanks to one-sided Tiger betting.
"Often when we open lines earlier than usual, we'll get some action, but for the most part our players will just wait until the week of the game," stated BetOnline's Dave Mason. "This week has been an exception and we are seeing unprecedented betting patterns. If the numbers keep going in this fashion, we'll take more bets on this game than last year's BCS Championship game between Auburn and Oregon."
The early LSU-Alabama action has been so heavy that as of Wednesday, there is more money on this game than all but three of THIS week's college games. Even more impressive, there is currently more money on the LSU-Alabama game at BetOnline than all of the NFL Week 8 games on the betting board except the Patriots-Steelers.
And the action will only increase as the game approaches…
"We were the first to open this line this past Sunday; however, we opened them at only $500 limits. We've already increased the limits to $5,000 and will increase again to $15,000 next week," Mason explained. "Additionally, on Tuesday afternoon we were the first to open the over-under. Despite both teams bone-crunching defenses, our data suggests that 42.5 points is the accurate 'total'."
BetOnline and their players aren't the only ones recognizing the magnitude of this game. CBS moved the game from its originally scheduled mid-afternoon slot to primetime.
Not only are both teams a flawless 8-0 this season, but they have both been money making machines for their loyal bettors this season. LSU has covered six out of their eight games, while the Tide are an almost perfect 7-1 against the spread.
"This game is circled on every college football bettor's calendar, so we'll have not only the earliest lines, but the most odds as well; including our industry-best Live betting lines. Even after the opening kick-off you'll be able to bet the point spread, money line and total; while the game unfolds before your eyes."
Can't wait until next Saturday to bet a football game Live? Then head over to BetOnline this week and get in on the Live action on any of these games listed below. BetOnline: because you can.
Connecticut vs Pittsburgh: Wednesday at 20:00 ET
Rice vs Houston: Thursday at 20:00 ET
Virginia vs Miami (FL): Thursday at 20:00 ET
BYU vs TCU: Friday at 20:00 ET
Illinois vs Penn State: Saturday at 12:00 ET
Syracuse vs Louisville: Saturday at 12:00 ET
West Virginia vs Rutgers: Saturday at 15:30 ET
Georgia vs Florida: Saturday at 15:30 ET
Wisconsin vs Ohio State: Saturday at 20:00 ET
Stanford vs USC: Saturday at 20:00 ET
Dolphins vs Giants: Sunday at 13:00 ET
Vikings vs Panthers: Sunday at 13:00 ET
Lions vs Broncos: Sunday at 13:00 ET
Redskins vs Bills: Sunday at 16:05 ET
Patriots vs Steelers: Sunday at 16:15 ET
Cowboys vs Eagles: Sunday at 16:15 ET
Chargers vs Chiefs: Sunday at 20:20 ET
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