Friday, August 17, 2012
The latest Week 1 odds for MSU/UofM
The opening games are just two weeks away, so I thought I would look at the current odds for both
and (for entertainment purposes only!). Michigan State
Here are the odds:
I don’t think the odds for either game are too surprising.
The national perception seems to be that
is going to push around Michigan
with relative ease. A “win” for the Wolverines would be just having a chance to
actually win the game in the fourth quarter. The latest injuries for the
Wolverines don’t help much with their chances.
The one thing
has going for it into the game is its big-play potential. The Wolverines have
the capability of scoring from anywhere thanks to Denard Robinson, but the
speed of the Alabama
defense should keep him in check.
needs is to not be embarrassed by the Crimson Tide. The Wolverine fans like to
think that Michigan
is “back” as a national contender. This game should really tell just how “back”
the Wolverines are.
For MSU, the Spartans have a tough test in
but we probably won’t know just how good this Boise State team is until the season is done.
With so many new starting pieces on offense, it is hard to expect
to be as proficient on offense as they have been in previous years. Plus, they
are playing one of the top defenses in the country on paper to open the season. Boise State
What should be an interesting part of this game is the MSU offense against the
Broncos have consistently been very strong on defense under Chris Petersen, and
that aspect of their game gets overlooked. But, like the offense, the Boise
defense has many new starters. Boise State
MSU needs to start fast on
Leaving the Broncos to hang around in the second half could spell trouble. I
don’t think the Spartans want to put Andrew Maxwell in a high-pressure
situation in his first start. Boise State
As of right now, I would take the favorites minus the points in both games.