CG Technology, the going concern formerly known as Cantor Gaming, has started releasing its college football win totals. Our buddy David Purdum has compiled the opening numbers for the SEC, Big Ten and Big 12 and posted them on BettingTalk.com. (Supposedly the Pac-12 numbers are floating out there somewhere in the desert, too.)
It's late Friday night. Ain't got shit to do. How about some breakdowns by conference? We'll start in flyover country:
2014 Big 12 season win totals
A few observations:
*As I mentioned earlier this week, my attempts at setting the lines on every Oklahoma game suggested posting the Sooners at 10.5 and shading it to the under. I asked Todd Fuhrman of Don Best for his thoughts, and he indicated that 10.5 is the correct number, but the juice should be toward the over. With CG setting the over/under at 10 and -115 on either side, I'd roll the dice on breaking through 10.
*At this point, I feel compelled to play K-State almost out of habit. I'm projecting the Wildcats will Snyderball their way to six wins in conference play. I see two gimmes outside the conference and a winnable, albeit unlikely, visit from Auburn. In other words, you're starting at a push in my book. There's enough room on there to get to nine Ws with a good break, making that a decent price for the over.
*I really hate the idea of going against Mike Gundy, who knows how to squeeze every last drop out of his teams, but eight wins sounds like a tall order for Oklahoma State. The non-conference tilt with Florida State to begin the season comes at the most unfortunate of times for the Pokes, who also have to travel to Oklahoma, Baylor and Kansas St. this season. Under, muchachos.
*TCU feels like a mortal lock to win at least seven games. Setting the juice at -140 to beat 6.5 says the linesmakers also realize this, unfortunately.