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Cowboys-Bengals Hall of Fame Game Point Spread and Picks

The Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals kick off the 2010 NFL preseason schedule on Sunday August 8th with the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame game.

Time: 8pm EST


Point Spread:Cowboys +3 points at

Over-Under: 32.5 points at

Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Colinsworth

Need a reason to get excited for the first 2010 NFL preseason game?

How about 2 reasons:

1. Dez Bryant makes his debut as a Dallas Cowboy (****update**** Bryant is out 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain.)

2. The T.O. and Chad Ochocinco experiment begins

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2010 NFL Lines – Player to Have Most Receiving Yards in NFL Regular Season

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will be seeking to lead the league in receiving yards for a third straight season in 2010. While he is the clear favorite in this prop bet, there are several other elite wideouts that could challenge Johnson this year. Here’s a look at the top three favorites and a viable longshot to lead the NFL in receiving yards during the 2010 regular season:

Top 3 Favorites For Most Receiving Yards in 2010: (odds from

1. Andre Johnson (+450 odds to have most receiving yards in 2010 regular season)

After putting up 1,575 yards in 2008, Johnson was just six yards shy of equaling that figure last season. He finished 221 yards ahead of New England Patriots wideout Wes Welker in the NFL receiving yards rankings in 2009. Johnson also led the league in receptions of 20 or more yards with 22. The 29-year-old has grabbed more than 100 catches in three of the last four seasons.

2. Miles Austin (+900 odds to have most receiving yards in 2010 regular season)

The unheralded Dallas Cowboys receiver came out of nowhere to rank third in the NFL in receiving yards in 2009 with 1,320 yards. In his first three seasons, Austin had only caught a total of 18 passes as a reserve wideout. Even in his breakout year, it took awhile for Austin to make an impact. In the first four games of the 2009 campaign, he caught only 5 passes for 81 yards. He averaged over 100 receiving yards per contest over the final 12 games of the year. While Austin is emerging, he could lose some reception opportunities in 2010 to first-round draft choice Dez Bryant.

3. Larry Fitzgerald (+900 odds to have most receiving yards in 2010 regular season)

After ranking in the NFL’s top four in receiving yardage in three of the previous four seasons, Fitzgerald dropped to 17th in the category in 2009. He had a career-low 11.3 yards per reception average last season for his Arizona Cardinals squad. There are a couple of significant changes for his team in 2010 that could potentially help or hurt his yardage totals. Anquan Boldin, who had over 1,000 receiving yards in five of his seven years in Arizona, is now with the Baltimore Ravens. At quarterback, the retired Kurt Warner will be replaced by inconsistent Matt Leinart. With Boldin no longer on the club, Fitzgerald should get a few more passes thrown his way this season. However, Leinart could have trouble matching the production that Warner gave the Cardinals in recent years.


Brandon Marshall (+2000 odds to have most receiving yards in 2010 regular season)

Marshall fell to 14th in the league in receiving yardage in 2009 after ranking in the top 7 in the category in each of the prior two seasons. While he has grabbed over 100 receptions in each of the last three years, Marshall isn’t as much of a deep threat as a wideout like Johnson. As he enters his first season with the Miami Dolphins, it is unclear how much of an impact Marshall will have with his new squad. Miami’s offense has relied on the running game in recent years. Marshall may not get as many opportunities to rack up yardage in a more balanced offense.

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Dez Bryant favored to win 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year Award

Last year, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin captured the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. This year, there are several talented rookies that figure to be in the running for the NFL’s top newcomer on offense. Here’s a look at the top 3 favorites and a viable longshot to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year honors during the 2010 regular season:

Top 3 Favorites To Win NFL Offensive ROY: (odds from

1. Dez Bryant (odds from”>+500 odds to win NFL Offensive Rookie if the Year)

Bryant could be the most intriguing of the top offensive rookies this season. The Dallas Cowboys grabbed the Oklahoma State wideout with the 24th pick in the first round of the draft. Bryant played in only three games in his final collegiate season after being suspended by the NCAA. He had a huge year for the OSU Cowboys in 2008 with 87 receptions and 19 touchdowns. Bryant could beat out veteran Roy Williams for the Cowboys number two receiver spot behind the emerging Miles Austin.

2. Ryan Mathews (odds from”>+500 odds to win NFL Offensive Rookie if the Year)

Mathews was the first running back to come off the board in last spring’s draft as the number twelve overall choice in the first round by the San Diego Chargers. With longtime Chargers standout LaDainian Tomlinson no longer on board, Mathews should be the primary runner for San Diego in 2010. The Chargers were 31st in the league in rushing in 2009 while ranking last in yards per carry average at 3.3. In his final season at Fresno State, Mathews was second in the nation in rushing with 1,808 yards.

3. Jahvid Best (odds from”>+600 odds to win NFL Offensive Rookie if the Year)

After finishing in the bottom 10 in the NFL in rushing in each of the last five years, the Lions are hoping that Best will provide a spark for its backfield. The California running back was tabbed by Detroit with the 30th pick in the opening round of the draft. While some concussion issues kept Best on the sidelines in the second half of last season, he still put up some big numbers for the Bears during his final two collegiate seasons. He gained over 2,400 yards on the ground with 27 touchdown runs in 2008-09 for California. Best is expected to get a good deal of the carries in the Detroit backfield along with Kevin Smith.


Tim Tebow (+2000 odds to win NFL Offensive Rookie if the Year)

While Tebow was the most heralded player in all of college football in his final three seasons for the Florida Gators, he is viewed as a longshot to win top rookie honors. Tebow went right after Bryant in the draft to the Denver Broncos. While it is fairly easy for running backs and wide receivers to start right away as rookies, many teams are reluctant to start rookie signal-callers. Tebow will likely begin the year on the bench behind veteran quarterback Kyle Orton. However, his unique ability to run the football as a quarterback could get him into some action early in the 2010 campaign. With star wideout Brandon Marshall no longer in Denver, Orton may struggle to match last year’s production. This could enable Tebow to become the starter sooner than expected for the Broncos.

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Adrian Peterson pays 5-1 odds to win NFL Rushing crown in 2010

Last season, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson became just the sixth player in the history of the NFL to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a year. He is expected to repeat as the league’s top rusher this season. Here’s a look at the top three favorites and a viable longshot to lead the NFL in rushing yards during the 2010 regular season:

Top 3 Favorites To Lead NFL in Rushing (odds from

1. Chris Johnson (+300 odds to win NFL rushing title in 2010)

Johnson has indicated that rushing for 2,500 yards is his goal for the 2010 season. While that figure may seem unrealistic, some numbers from last year could point to some more yardage for Johnson this year. In the first five games of last year, he had only one 100-yard rushing effort while averaging just 16 carries a game. Because the Titans got off to an 0-6 start, Tennessee had to abandon the running game in a good portion of those contests. Johnson rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the final 11 contests of the season. He averaged 140 yards rushing per outing over those final 11 games. Johnson’s carries per game increased to 25 during the stretch.

2. Adrian Peterson (+500 odds to win NFL rushing title in 2010)

The Minnesota Vikings star runner finished fifth in the NFL in rushing last season with 1,383 yards. Peterson was just 33 yards behind Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams for the second spot in the league rankings. He was second in the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2007 before leading the league in yardage the following season. Peterson did struggle a little bit in the second half of last season. He failed to record a 100-yard game in the final seven contests of the season. In six of those games, his yards per carry average was under four yards.

3. Michael Turner (+800 odds to win NFL rushing title in 2010)

After ranking second in the NFL in rushing in 2008, the Atlanta Falcons running back dropped to 19th in the rankings last season. Turner missed five games due to injury in 2009. At his pace from last year, he would have finished seventh in the league in rushing for 16 games. Turner recorded three straight 100-yard rushing games in the middle of last year before injuries slowed him down.


Rashard Mendenhall (+2000 odds to win NFL rushing title in 2010)

The young Pittsburgh Steelers running back emerged to rank 14th in the NFL in rushing in 2009. He could be poised for even bigger things in 2010. There are a couple of factors that should enable Mendenhall to increase his numbers this season. With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended for at least the first four games of the year, the Steelers offense may try to focus more on its running game to begin the season. Also, veteran Pittsburgh running back Willie Parker (98 carries in 2009) is no longer with the club. Mendenhall only had 7 carries for 45 yards in the first three games of the season before stepping up to rush for 1,063 yards in the final 13 contests of the year.

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College Football Teams Number of Wins Over-Under Lines released at

With out a doubt, this is where some of the easiest money can be made in betting on college football before the season starts.

Doing your homework will provide at least 3-5 solid betting opportunities where Vegas and the online sportsbooks have left themselves open for a hit. Bet these lines today at

Over 11 (even)

Under 11 (-120)

– Nebraska
Over 10 (even)

Under 10 (-120)

– Miami FL
Over 8.5 (even)

Under 8.5 (-120)

– Oregon
Over 9 (-150)

Under 9 (+130)

– Texas
Over 9.5 (-180)

Under 9.5 (+150)

– Iowa
Over 8.5 (-160)

Under 8.5 (+140)

– Notre Dame
Over 7.5 (-150)

Under 7.5 (+130)

– Arkansas
Over 8.5 (+110)

Under 8.5 (-130)

– Penn State
Over 8.5 (+105)

Under 8.5 (-125)

– Georgia
Over 8.5 (-120)

Under 8.5 (even)

– Florida State
Over 7.5 (-140)

Under 7.5 (+120)

– South Carolina
Over 7 (even)

Under 7 (-120)

– West Virginia
Over 8.5 (-160)

Under 8.5 (+140)

– Wisconsin
Over 9 (-115)

Under 9 (-105)

Over 7.5 (-160)

Under 7.5 (+140)

– Pittsburgh
Over 8 (+105)

Under 8 (-125)

– Texas A&M
Over 7 (even)

Under 7 (-120)

– Virginia Tech
Over 9.5 (-120)

Under 9.5 (even)

– Michigan
Over 7 (+110)

Under 7 (-130)

– North Carolina
Over 8 (+110)

Under 8 (-130)

– Auburn
Over 8.5 (even)

Under 8.5 (-120)

– Stanford
Over 7.5 (+115)

Under 7.5 (-135)

– Georgia Tech
Over 8 (-120)

Under 8 (even)

– Washington
Over 6 (-130)

Under 6 (+110)

– Cincinnati
Over 8 (+110)

Under 8 (-130)

Over 8 (-140)

Under 8 (+120)

Over 5.5 (even)

Under 5.5 (-120)

– Nevada (**)
Over 9.5 (+105)

Under 9.5 (-125)

– UNLV (**)
Over 4 (-150)

Under 4 (+130)

– Alabama
Over 10 (+120)

Under 10 (-140)

– Ohio State
Over 10.5 (-120)

Under 10.5 (even)

– Florida
Over 10 (-120)

Under 10 (even)

– Boise State
Over 11 (+110)

Under 11 (-130)

– Oklahoma
Over 10.5 (+110)

Under 10.5 (-130)

– USC (**)
Over 9.5 (-135)

Under 9.5 (+115)

Bet these lines today at

2010 NFL Odds on which QB will have the most passing yards

In 2009, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub led the NFL in passing yardage with 4,770 yards. While he isn’t the favorite heading into 2010, Schaub is among the top contenders to pace the league in throwing yardage again. Here’s a look at the top three favorites and a viable longshot to lead the NFL in passing yards during the 2010 regular season:

Top 3 Favorites To Lead NFL in Passing (odds from

1. Drew Brees (+400 odds to lead NFL in passing in 2010)

The New Orleans Saints signal-caller is the 2010 favorite despite ranking sixth in the NFL in passing yardage last season. However, Brees was held out of the final regular season game of last season because his squad had already clinched home field advantage for the NFC playoffs. If Brees had met his average passing yardage in that final contest, he would have finished second behind Schaub. He led the NFL in passing yardage in 2006 and 2008. While the Saints had a more balanced offense in its Super Bowl winning campaign, the club will still let Brees throw the ball as much as any quarterback in the league again in 2010.

2. Peyton Manning (+500 odds to lead NFL in passing in 2010)

Like Brees, Manning didn’t play as much as some other quarterbacks in the league. Because his Indianapolis Colts squad clinched home field advantage in the AFC with a couple of games to play in the regular season. Manning didn’t see any significant playing time in the second half of the final two games of the year. He finished 270 yards behind Schaub to rank second in the NFL in passing yards in 2009. Manning has passed for more than 4,000 yards in 10 of his 12 years in the league. He led the NFL in passing yards back in the 2003 campaign.

3. Matt Schaub (+550 odds to lead NFL in passing in 2010)

Schaub and wideout Andre Johnson have developed into one of the top quarterback/receiver duos in the NFL. Because Houston has struggled to establish a consistent running game in the last few years, the offense has had to rely on Schaub and Johnson. The Texans are likely to air it out again in 2010. A slight concern involves the durability of Schaub. He missed five games each in the 2007 and 2008 campaigns due to injury. Schaub started an entire 16-game slate for the first time last season.


Jay Cutler (+1800 odds to lead NFL in passing in 2010)

Cutler was hurt by 26 interceptions in his first season with the Chicago Bears in 2009. He finished 13th in the league in passing yardage last year. There are some factors that could bolster Cutler’s yardage totals in 2010. New offensive coordinator Mike Martz has a track record of improving passing games. He was behind some explosive air attacks with the St. Louis Rams in the past. An improved defense should get Cutler some more snaps this season. The return of linebacker of Brian Urlacher from injury and the signing of prized free agent defensive lineman Julius Peppers will upgrade Chicago’s stop unit. Some average receivers and potential inclement weather at home in December are factors that could possibly work against Cutler making a run at the yardage title.

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2010 NCAA Football Betting – Big XII South Vegas Odds

The behemoths of the Big XII are all in the South, and though everyone expects this division to come down to the Red River Rivalry, there are four other teams that are vying for the right to go to the Big XII Championship Game. Here is our college football betting odds analysis for the Big XII South.

Odds to Win Big XII South:
Baylor Bears +1000
Oklahoma Sooners +140
Oklahoma State Cowboys +1000
Texas Longhorns +125
Texas A&M Aggies +400
Texas Tech Red Raiders +600

The Favorite: Texas Longhorns +125 odds to win BIG 12 South

NCAA football betting fans got an early look at the future of Longhorns football last year when QB Garrett Gilbert was thrown into the BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide following an injury to QB Colt McCoy. Gilbert did his best and nearly led the Horns to the title, but taking on the Tide defense was just too much to bare.

Still, head coach Mack Brown has to love the position that he is in right now. His defense has a lot going for it, as it ranked #3 in the nation last year in total yardage (251.9 YPG) and first against the rush (72.5 YPG). With DC Will Muschamp calling the shots, no matter how many players have to be replaced, most notably LB Sergio Kindle and SS Earl Thomas, the ‘D’ should still be aggressive and fantastic.

Watch out for RB Tre Newton this year. He only carried the ball 116 times last year in the McCoy, pass heavy offense, but still ran for 552 yards and six TDs. He will be asked to help out Gilbert in the receiving game as well, as he caught 14 passes. The only major wide receiver casualty was WR Jordan Shipley, who caught 116 passes for 1,485 yards and 13 TDs in ’09.

Obviously, beating Oklahoma is going to be paramount for the Longhorns, but going to Nebraska and Texas Tech won’t be fun either; especially since the trip to Lincoln comes on the heels of the Red River Rivalry.

The Best Sleeper Odds: Texas A&M Aggies +400 odds to win BIG 12 South

Save for the Sooners and Longhorns, the only team that might have a shot of winning the Big XII South is Texas A&M. The Aggies only finished 6-6 last year and went just 3-5 in conference play, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be dangerous. A&M averaged 465.8 yards per game last year, good enough for the fifth best mark in the country.

The man to thank for that is QB Jerrod Johnson. Now a senior, Johnson did it all in 2009, passing for 3,579 yards and 30 TDs while running for 506 yards and eight more scores.

There are two major issues. The first is on the field, as the defense ranked 90th or worse in every major defensive category last season. Obviously, allowing 33.5 points per game won’t cut it.

The second issue is the schedule. Oklahoma comes to town, but the trip to Texas on Thanksgiving Night won’t be fun. The Aggies need to hope that OU wins the Red River Rivalry and then turn around and beat the Sooners at home on November 6th. It’s at least believable that this team could go 6-2 in the Big XII, which would make +400 odds a potential bargain.

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Boston College is the sleeper pick to win ACC Atlantic Division in 2010

The ACC Atlantic Division will be hotly contested this season, as six teams vie for a spot in the ACC Championship Game against the winner of the Coastal Division. Here is our look at the odds in this division in college football betting this year.

Odds to Win ACC Atlantic Division in 2010:
Boston College Eagles +300
Clemson Tigers +250
Florida State Seminoles +125
Maryland Terrapins +1200
North Carolina State +650
Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1000

The Favorite: Florida State Seminoles +125

The Seminoles of Florida State are embarking on a brand new era for the first time in seemingly forever. Former HC Bobby Bowden has retired and Jimbo Fisher has finally taken over after a few years of being the “Head Coach in Waiting.”

The Noles have a Heisman Trophy candidate under center this year, as QB Christian Ponder has the ability to lead this team to a ton of wins this year. Before getting injured, he threw for 2,716 yards and 14 TDs against just seven picks. The mass majority of his offense is back, as ten of the 11 starters return.

The defense has the most work to do this year, as the unit ranked 108th in the land in total ‘D’ (433.8 YPG) and 94th in points allowed (30.0 PPG).

FSU might have a difficult out of conference schedule with games against Oklahoma, BYU, and Florida, but in the ACC, this schedule is very manageable. Going to Coral Gables is never fun to take on Miami, but other road games against Virginia, NC State, and Maryland are by no means unworkable. Virginia Tech is dodged as well. Keep an awfully close eye on the garnet and gold out of Tallahassee this season.

The Best Sleeper Odds: Boston College Eagles +300

For whatever reason, Boston College continues to sit towards the top of the ACC Atlantic Division. The Eagles went 8-5 last year and finished right there with Clemson atop the division. Even though QB David Shinskie only completed 51.9 percent of his passes, he threw for 2,049 yards and 15 TDs after winning the starting job.

Montel Harris is one of the best running backs in the ACC, and he proved that he can be a horse last season. Harris ran for 1,457 yards and a whopping 308 carries to go with 14 TDs. The receiving corps is going to be a bit of a cut and paste job, as there were several departures in the offseason.

The BC defense ranked 27th in the nation, allowing just 327.6 yards per game last year. Few ACC teams found a ton of success against the Eagles, as they held all but two foes to 25 points or less in conference.

Conference play starts with a very difficult stretch, as the first three games are against Virginia Tech, NC State, and Florida State. However, if Boston College survives that stretch of games at 2-1 or so, the coast could be relatively clear towards a 6-2 conference campaign. At +300, these are great odds on a team that just knows how to win.

Also see our article on which teams are favored to win the ACC conference in 2010.

Vegas College Football Predictions have Florida State and Miami Favored to win ACC in 2010

While the ACC is known as more of a hoops conference than a football league, there are a few teams that could make some noise on a national level this season. At least half of the schools in the conference have a realistic shot of contending for the ACC crown this season. Here’s a look at the top three favorites and a live sleeper in the 2010 race:

1. Florida State Seminoles (+250 odds to win ACC in 2010)

For the first time since 1975, someone other than Bobby Bowden will be on the sidelines coaching the Seminoles. New head coach Jimbo Fisher has plenty of offensive talent to work with in 2010. Senior quarterback Christian Ponder is projected to be one of the top signal-callers in the country heading into this season. On the ground, junior running back Jermaine Thomas emerged to record four 100-yard rushing efforts in the second half of the season. The defense must take some big strides after being one of the weaker units in the nation a year ago. With the exception of a trip to Miami, the conference slate is favorable.

2. Miami Hurricanes (+250 odds to win ACC in 2010)

After recording its best season in several years in 2009, the Hurricanes could be poised to reach its first ACC title game in 2010. With junior quarterback Jacory Harris leading the way, the offense has plenty of potential. The defense also has some talent but will need to become more consistent. Miami will get ready for the conference schedule with a couple of difficult road contests in September. The Hurricanes will travel to Ohio State and Pittsburgh in non-conference play. Miami will get to host Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech in 2010.

3. Virginia Tech Hokies (+400 odds to win ACC in 2010)

The Hokies failed to reach the conference championship game last season after winning consecutive ACC titles in 2007-08. Some outstanding depth at running back will give the club a good shot to be in the title chase in 2010. Sophomore Ryan Williams burst onto the scene as a freshman to rush for over 1,600 yards with 21 touchdowns. He replaced the injured Darren Evans, who rushed for more than 1,200 yards as a freshman in 2008. The passing game will be seeking more consistency from junior quarterback Tyrod Taylor. As usual, the Hokies are expected to be strong on defense and special teams. November road games at North Carolina and Miami could be decisive for Virginia Tech.

BEST ROI PICK: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (+1000 odds to win ACC in 2010)

The defending ACC champions aren’t getting much respect heading into 2010. A couple of key offensive losses will make it difficult for Georgia Tech to repeat. The Yellow Jackets must replace running back Jonathan Dwyer (1,395 rushing yards in 2009) and wideout Demaryius Thomas (1,154 receiving yards in 2009) this season. However, the return of senior quarterback Josh Nesbitt (1,037 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns in 2009) should enable the club’s triple option offense to stay on track in 2010. The Yellow Jackets must survive a conference slate that features trips to North Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Vegas Odds to win ACC Football Title in 2010:

1. Florida State +250
2. Miami +250
3. Virginia Tech +400
4. North Carolina +500
5. Boston College +800
6. Clemson +800
7. Georgia Tech +1000
8. North Carolina State +1500
9. Virginia +2000
10. Wake Forest +2500
11. Maryland +5000
12. Duke +5000

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College Football Odds to win the Big East in 2010

While the Cincinnati Bearcats have rolled to the last two Big East crowns, it appears that almost any team in the league could come away with the title this year. Here’s a look at the top three favorites and a live sleeper in the 2010 BIG EAST college football title race:

1. Connecticut Huskies (+250 odds to win BIG EAST in 2010)

The Huskies were just a few points away from having a stellar year in 2009. All five of Connecticut’s losses were by four points or less last season. On offense, former Notre Dame quarterback Zach Frazer is entering his senior campaign. The running game is led by junior Jordan Todman. He rushed for nearly 1,200 yards with 14 touchdowns last season. The Huskies will get to play most of its difficult conference games at home. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and West Virginia will all travel to face Connecticut in 2010. (see odds to win 2011 BCS Championship)

2. Pittsburgh Panthers (+250 odds to win BIG EAST in 2010)

After jumping to a 5-0 start in the Big East last season, the Panthers lost to West Virginia and Cincinnati by a combined total of just four points to conclude the regular season. Pittsburgh could be poised to finish things off this year. The offense will have one of the most dynamic performers in the nation in its backfield in 2010. Sophomore running back Dion Lewis burst onto the scene to rush for nearly 1,800 yards as a freshman. The air game will have to rely on untested sophomore quarterback Tino Sunseri. A tough non-conference slate that features Utah, Miami-Florida and Notre Dame will get the squad ready for Big East action. (see more 2010 College Football Predictions)

3. West Virginia Mountaineers (+250 odds to win BIG EAST in 2010)

The Mountaineers will be seeking to step up away from home this season. While West Virginia was a perfect 7-0 in Morgantown in 2009, the club was just 2-4 in road/neutral contests. The offense has lost dual threat quarterback Jarrett Brown but the ground game could be enough to offset some potential problems with the passing game. Senior running back Noel Devine is in the Heisman Trophy discussion heading into his final collegiate campaign. He has rushed for more than 2,700 yards over the last two seasons. Road games at Connecticut and Pittsburgh could be critical for the club’s hopes of a Big East title. (see week 1 college football schedule)

BEST ROI PICK: South Florida Bulls (+500 odds to win BIG EAST in 2010)

The Bulls have been to five straight bowl games heading into 2010. After the controversial dismissal of Jim Leavitt in the offseason, Skip Holtz is on board as the new head coach. Sophomore quarterback B.J. Daniels will try to build on a promising freshman season. After four-year starting signal-caller Matt Grothe was lost for the season early in the 2009 campaign due to injury, Daniels was thrown into action. He stepped up to account for 23 total touchdowns (14 pass, 9 rush) to keep South Florida’s offense going. Holtz could have some more concerns on defense after the unit lost four selections to the NFL Draft. The Bulls will face one of the most difficult road slates in the nation this season. The club will face Florida, Miami-Florida, West Virginia and Cincinnati away from home in 2010.

Vegas Odds to win 2010 BIG EAST College Football Title:

1. Connecticut +250
2. Pittsburgh +250
3. West Virginia +250
4. Cincinnati +500
5. Rutgers +500
6. South Florida +500
7. Louisville +800
8. Syracuse +1500

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