The dominoes continue to fall in the college football futures market. Offshore books like BetDSI, 5Dimes and Betonline have slowly released team win totals and Week 1 lines, trying to stay ahead of the South Point in Las Vegas. Bookmaker Chris Andrews released his Week 1 numbers Monday, with the Game of the Year lines slated for Thursday morning.
Here are what we are using for Games of the Year. Opening 10 am Thursday. Same rules as week 1. First hour at @southpointlv widows ONLY. 1 dime limit. 3 bets, go to back of the line. After that open at @RampartCasino and app. pic.twitter.com/xRsFsKvkTM
— Chris Andrews (@andrewssports) May 23, 2018
It has become an annual event to see the first college numbers produced from the sharp Andrews and South Point. I already hopped on an opening week underdog with Miami over at 5Dimes in anticipation of South Point’s Week 1 releases. As I anticipated, Mr. Andrews has the Hurricanes listed at -3 in their opener against LSU.
CFB Week 1: Miami +1.5 (5Dimes)
— CW (@_Collin1) May 21, 2018
Let’s take a look at the specific games scheduled for release by South Point by month. For reference, I will include my numbers, S&P+ and ESPN FPI spreads based on power ratings. I’ll also follow with a few relevant nuggets to note. Every chart will get updated with the South Point numbers upon release for ease of comparison.
(Note: Home-field advantage differs by team per power rating. I personally weight my home-field numbers using a 15-year against-the-spread sample.)