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GT over/under set at 6 wins for 2018

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by CuseJacket, May 15, 2018.

  1. CuseJacket

    CuseJacket Administrator Staff Member

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    Same as 2017. Here are the odds for the ACC in 2018: Link

    Keeping track of past years:

    2014
    • Over/under: 6.5
    • Actual wins: 10
    2015
    • Over/under: 7.5
    • Actual wins: 3
    2016
    • Over/under: 6.5
    • Actual wins: 8
    2017
    • Over/under: 6
    • Actual wins: 5 (with a cancellation)

    Last year's preseason thread on the subject for your misery or entertainment: Vegas sets GT season wins over/under at 6
     
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  2. Gold1

    Gold1 Helluva Engineer

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    Lol man this program has been set back
     
  3. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    So looking at the history, nobody that makes these predictions ever knows.
     
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  4. Blumpkin Souffle

    Blumpkin Souffle Bidly Biddington III

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    These are Vegas lines not predictions.
     
  5. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    Vegas lines are crowd sourced predictions.
     
  6. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 Helluva Engineer

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    Certainly looks like Vegas knows how to kick *** and take some names to me.
     
  7. iceeater1969

    iceeater1969 Helluva Engineer

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    At least in 18 we are tied w duke.
    home coming used to be a sure win.

    We are way better than S cuse!
     
  8. slugboy

    slugboy Helluva Engineer

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    FSU's 2017 over/under was 9.5 games. They went 6-6 regular season (kinda), and 3-5 in the ACC. Somehow, their forecast seems worse than ours was.
     
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  9. bravejason

    bravejason Ramblin' Wreck

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    Don’t like it, but can’t argue with it.
     
  10. tmhunter52

    tmhunter52 Helluva Engineer

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    It’s an even year. We should be over.
     
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  11. RyanS12

    RyanS12 Helluva Engineer

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    I’ll put $500 on us to cover 6 wins
     
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  12. GTNavyNuke

    GTNavyNuke Helluva Engineer Featured Member

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    I seem to recollect this discussion a few times before ........ o_O

    6 is a very reasonable estimate based on recent history. One of these days I'll update for 114 Years of GT Football. The only consistency we have is being inconsistent.
     
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  13. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    Nailed it. And that’s basically what this is - predicting at the average.
     
  14. Blumpkin Souffle

    Blumpkin Souffle Bidly Biddington III

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    Predicting the average or averaging the predictions?
     
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  15. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    You guys should be salivating over outside-the-program low expectations. I am. Nothing is more fun than sneaking up on folks and taking them to the woodshed. That said, our competition is too smart to be snuck up on. They know all too well what will happen if they take us lightly.

    What I like about it is extra motivation for the players. I know the shouldn't need it, but they are 18 - 22 yr olds.
     
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  16. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    Keep in mind I’m not a gambler, but if I put 100 bucks on the over today what’s my pay out assuming we win 7+ games?
     
  17. herb

    herb Helluva Engineer

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    Given the odds posted in the link, you would have to bet $130 to win $100 if you took the over. If you took the under, you would have to bet $100 to win $100
     
  18. Lavoisier

    Lavoisier Helluva Engineer

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    Opening lines aren't crowdsourced. The top Vegas books pay a lot of money to oddsmakers to maximize their profit. The lines move according to how people bet so that the book can keep the same amount of money on both sides which minimizes the risk. They make money by paying out the same as they take in and keeping the vig.
     
  19. herb

    herb Helluva Engineer

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    For the most part yes, but vegas makes bets too. Sometimes you will see that most of the money is coming in on one side, yet the line moves in their favor. Hint: stay away from those
     
  20. MikeJackets1967

    MikeJackets1967 Helluva Engineer

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    GT is going to surprise people this season and i hope Las Vegas and the bookies lose their shirts;) I remember everyone in 1990 was predicting GT to go 8-3. Playboy in their College Football predictions for 1990 i do believe predicted GT to go 8-3 and be ranked in the #15-#20 range
     

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