When it comes to Las Vegas sports gambling, the LVH SuperBook is as hardcore as you can get. The book boasts some of the best lines in the desert, including plenty of halftime and mid-game lines all in a massive arena-sized environment.
One of the guys here at MrSEC.com swears by the LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). He’ll hardly go anywhere else. (Personally, I’m more of a Bellagio sportsbook man. Comfortable seats, a big venue but not too big, and very few gamblers who look like they’ve been trapped in the place since 1964.)
At any rate, the LVH SuperBook has updated its BCS Championship futures odds to reflect the fact that Notre Dame will be without quarterback Everett Golson in 2013. The odds on the Irish dropped from 30-1 to 50-1 after this weekend’s announcement.
As for the other schools favored to be in the championship mix, a whopping six of the to eight teams on the LVH board play ball in the SEC. Here’s a look at the odds for the book’s top 10, as well as for some additional SEC squads:
1. Alabama 5-2
2. Ohio State 6-1
3. Oregon 7-1
4. Georgia 10-1
5. Texas A&M 12-1
6t. LSU 15-1
6t. South Carolina 15-1
6t. Florida 15-1
9. Stanford 18-1
10. Clemson 25-1
Ole Miss 500-1
Mississippi State 1000-1
And if you want to bet Kentucky, you’ve got to put your money on “the field” at 30-1 odds. (Of course, according to the folks who set the lines for Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the Wildcats are the runaway 5-1 favorite to win next year’s NCAA basketball tournament. So they’ve got that going for them.)
Someone might want to alert Bob Stoops and Charlie Weis that Texas and Oklahoma State are the favorites coming out of the Big XII at 30-1 odds.