Heisman Odds – Big 12 Quarterbacks Dominate Odds

Using the odds at Malversports as a barometer, it appears as if Florida Gators’ Tim Tebow has some significant work to do if he is going to become the first player to win back to back Heisman Trophy awards since Archie Griffin way back in 1975. The lefthanded run-happy quarterback entered the 2008 campaign as Malvernsports’ 3-1 favorite to have his name called out at the Downtown Athletic Club on December 15th.

Currently paying out at 7-1, Tebow has some work to do in order to add a second Heisman to his trophy case. Overall his numbers are down from last years personal offensive barrage; however, his stats are still quite impressive tallying 19 passing and 11 rushing touchdowns so far. The fact that the Gators are the favorties (+160) to win the BCS National Championship and have absolutely destroyed everyone in their path since their only loss to Mississippi in late September, can’t hurt Tebow’s chances.

The three players that Malversports’ handicappers have ahead of the reigning Heisman owner all have a couple things in common; they are all quarterbacks and they all play in the pass happy Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford are the current co-favorites paying out at +150; right on their heels is Texas Longhorns’ Colt McCoy (+300).

Coincidentally, the two favorites square off this weekend as Harrell’s Aggies travel to Norman Oklahoma to take on Bradford’s Sonners. This game is sure to have National Championship implications and the winning QB could very well separate himself from the pack in the Heisman running.

From a stats perspective, it is hard to distinguish a favorite from the three Big 12 signal callers. What all three have done is simply amazing considering they all play in the same conference. To even think that one of these three won’t even make the All Big 12 Second Team is unfathomable.

Through ten games, Harrell has 36 TDs to just 5 interceptions and has completed a staggering 71.7% of his passes. Meanwhile,Bradford has thrown for 38 scores to just 6 picks while completing almost 68% of his passes. Finally, McCoy has tossed 30 TDs, only 7 interceptions while completing a mind-boggling 77.2% of his passes.

With the 2008 College football regular season approaching its conclusion, be sure to log onto Malvernsports.com to check out the latest odds on who will win College Football’s most prestigious award. Also, be sure to do all your Bowl game betting with Malvernsports where you will be able to take advantage of “No Juice” on EVERY 2008 Bowl game.

Odds to win the Heisman Trophy:

Graham Harrell +150

Sam Bradford +150

Colt McCoy +300

Tim Tebow +700

Michael Crabtree +1000

Chase Daniels +2000

Max Hall +3000

Mark Sanchez +3000

Javon Ringer +4000

Knowshon Moreno +4000

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Illegal Sports Gambling Is Big Business! Will It Finally Become Legal? Supreme Court to Decide

No matter what sports season we're in, you probably have a favorite sport you relish following. Maybe March madness college basketball, the NFL, baseball, hockey, golf, or soccer. Perhaps you would like to make a little bet, but many sports fans in the United States are leery of the legitimacy and legality of internet gambling. If you live in the United States, your legal sports betting options at brick and mortar casinos are limited to Nevada, and to some degree at Delaware racetracks.

The Supreme Court has heard arguments on a New Jersey challenge which would permit sports gambling at its casinos and racetracks. If the court rules in favor of New Jersey, Gaming experts predict that most states will jump on the bandwagon to legalization, in order to fill state coffers with tax revenue.

If you're unfamiliar with the particulars of how to bet on sports, the following describes how it all works:

Sports Betting Jargon

Before we get into the specifics, here's a little jargon explanation to help you understand the process:

  • Action – A term for all the betting activity that occurs during an event.
  • Handle – The total amount of money wagered on events.
  • Spread – Giving one of the two teams points to even out the betting action.
  • Sports Books – Establishments that take bets on sporting events.
  • Juice – A percentage of the win taken from a bettor that won an even money bet. Sometimes called the vig, which is short for vigorish.

Types of Bets

There are many different types of bets. By far, football draws the most action with the biggest handle. The Super Bowl alone draws over $ 100 million in legal betting activity, and over three billion (that's billion with a B!) Illegal wagers. Now you see why states want a piece of the action.

  • Even Money Bets – Players betting on only one team to beat another. The sports book takes the juice / vig from the winning payout amount. A common vig is $ 11 for $ 10. (Bettor wages $ 11, wins $ 10.) House keeps $ 1. Most bets will have a point spread (line). If the player is picking the underdog, S / he will take points. If the bettor is picking the favorite, S / he is laying (giving) points.
  • Parlay Bets – Betting on multiple (two or more) teams to win. Here's a scenario on a point spread ticket. Let's assume that on event # 1, Tampa Bay is playing at Green Bay with GB favored to win by at least 3 points. In event # 2, Buffalo is playing at Miami and BUF is expected to win by at least 7 points. Your game ticket would look something like this:

Event Visitor Vs Home

1. TB GB. -3

2 BUF . 7- MIA

This means that if you bet on GB they must win by more than 3 points. A bet on BUF would require them to win by more than 7 points. By choosing the favorites you are laying (giving) points. If you were to put your money on GB and MIA, you would be taking (receiving) the points.

One way to eliminate confusion is to jot down a spread score before the games start. for example on this ticket:

The score before the game starts is:

  1. TB 3 GB 0
  2. MIA 7 BUF 0

When the games are over just give the points to the underdogs. In most jurisdictions, ties lose for the player. In other jurisdictions the prize payout for one tie is reduced to the next lowest payout factor. A common play in casinos is a four team pick for 10X the bet.Bet $ 10, win $ 100, but you can wager from two to twelve games. The more games you play, the higher the winning payouts.

  • Over / Under – One scenario is betting that the final score ill be over or under a certain number a preset number.
  • Prop Bets – A proposition bet is where you predict the outcome of a preset number of props on a single ticket. Example: Total field goals over / under 4. Total interceptions over / under 3. Total sacks over / under 2. Total receiving yards, total yards, and the list goes on and on.

If you visit Vegas or other jurisdictions that permit sports gambling, Good Luck!