Analyst Gives Early 2019 College Football Betting Line Projections

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 1 of the 2019 college football season is still over six months away, but projections are already coming in. On Wednesday we got the first look at what the betting line could look like for some early non-conference games.According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, projected point spreads have been calculated for the early-season games. Among the games that have been projected are LSU at Texas, Clemson at Texas A&M, and Notre Dame at Georgia.The Clemson Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies just over a week after their opener against Georgia Tech. The Tigers are projected to be be favored by 20.5 points against Jimbo Fisher’s side.As for the LSU-Texas game, the Tigers are projected to open as road favorites with an eight-point spread. The game will be the first regular season matchup between the two teams since 1954.Collin Wilson of the Action Network and The Athletic projected the Week 1 lines.Projected spreads via @_Collin1 for non-conference games:LSU -8 at TexasClemson -20.5 A&MUGA -10.5 NDMichigan -28 ArmyOhioSt -18 Cincinnati PennSt -7.5 PittOU -12 at UCLAStanford -3 at UCFNeutral sites:FSU -5.5 BoiseUF -8.5 MiamiAuburn -1.5 OregonWashSt -14 UH— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) February 20, 2019Georgia and Notre Dame will face off for only the third time ever, but the second time in three years. As the hosts, the Bulldogs are projected to be favored by 10.5 points.In the Big Ten, Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State will all be favored in games against Army, Cincinnati and Pitt respectively. All of them are favored by more than a touchdown.The Oklahoma Sooners, the defending Big 12 champions, will play first road game of the season against UCLA. They will be favored by 12 in that game.Finally, UCF – which has not lost a regular season game in two seasons – will be home underdogs against the Stanford Cardinals on September 14.Wilson was also asked specifically about the early season Nebraska-Colorado game. He likes the Huskers.Corn -3.5Any 🌽 lookahead number is going to take massive steam this spring/summer— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) February 20, 2019We’ll see how close he is to the lines when they are released.last_img read more

As power shifts in Ecuador Annan urges respect for rule of law

“The Secretary-General remains concerned about the violence in the country, which has already claimed victims,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement. Repeating past calls on all parties to show restraint, he said they should initiate an urgent dialogue towards the full restoration of the rule of law to achieve political, social and economic stability in Ecuador.“The Secretary-General emphasizes that the United Nations will continue to support all Ecuadorians in their efforts to achieve that end,” the spokesman said.