Daily Blog •June 7, 2013

PhilSteele.com is a pure college and pro information site. There is no gambling information on this site. Any mention of the point spread of a game is to let you know who was favored and expected to win when the games were played.

Every year I do about 300 radio shows and a popular question this time of year is “Who do you think will be favored when XXX and XXX meet?” This is asked by callers and the hosts of the radio stations. I can always speculate during June but there is a casino in Las Vegas that is the first to put out some lines on the upcoming games for the 2013 season.

As you know gambling in Las Vegas is legal and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas has released their numbers earlier this week. Below is a list of all the marquee games that the Golden Nugget has posted for the upcoming year. This information is posted for news matter only.

Golden Nugget Early Lines For 2013's
Marquee College Football Games

Thursday, August 29 Friday, October 25
UNLV at Minnesota (-13) Boise St at BYU (-1)
North Carolina at South Carolina (-12) Saturday, October 26
Mississippi (-4) at Vanderbilt Utah at USC (-18)
Saturday, August 31 Arizona (-20) at Colorado
Washington St at Auburn (-11.5) NC State at Florida St (-20)
Northwestern (-10.5) at California Louisville (-13) at USF
Nevada at UCLA (-15) Oklahoma St (-14) at Iowa St
Colorado vs Colorado St (-3.5) South Carolina (-7) at Missouri
Temple at Notre Dame (-24) Penn St at Ohio St (-16)
Penn St (-6.5) vs Syracuse Texas Tech at Oklahoma (-14)
Mississippi St vs Oklahoma St (-14) Stanford (-3) at Oregon St
BYU (-3.5) at Virginia Vanderbilt at Texas A&M (-16)
Boise St at Washington (-2) California at Washington (-17)
Alabama (-17) vs Virginia Tech Tennessee at Alabama (-27)
Georgia (-3.5) at Clemson Notre Dame (-18) at Air Force
LSU (-4) vs TCU Northwestern (-12) at Iowa
Monday, September 2 West Virginia at Kansas St (-9)
Florida St (-13) at Pittsburgh UCLA at Oregon (-20)
Saturday, September 7 Texas (-3) at TCU
Washington St at USC (-21) Arizona St (-15) at Washington St
South Carolina at Georgia (-4) Friday, November 1
Syracuse at Northwestern (-13) USC at Oregon St (-2)
South Florida at Michigan St (-16) Saturday, November 2
Notre Dame at Michigan (Pick ‘em) Auburn at Arkansas (-3.5)
San Diego St at Ohio St (-21.5) Arizona (-11) at California
West Virginia at Oklahoma (-16) Colorado at UCLA (-22)
Texas (-7.5) at BYU Miami at Florida State (-8)
Oregon (-21) at Virginia Georgia (-4) vs. Florida
Florida (-2.5) at Miami Navy at Notre Dame (-18)
Arizona (-17) at UNLV Michigan at Michigan State (-3)
Thursday, September 12 North Carolina (-2.5) at NC State
TCU (-4) at Texas Tech Illinois at Penn State (-19)
Saturday, September 14 Kansas at Texas (-31.5)
Mississippi St (-1) at Auburn Clemson (-13.5) at Virginia
Wisconsin at Arizona St (Pick ‘em) Iowa St at Kansas St (-13.5)
Ohio St (-21) at California Ohio St (-17) at Purdue
Boston College at USC (-21.5) Mississippi St at South Carolina (-15)
Nevada at Florida St (-26) West Virginia at TCU (-10)
Iowa at Iowa St (-4) Thursday, November 7
Louisville at Kentucky (+14) Oregon (-4) at Stanford
UCLA at Nebraska (-6) Oklahoma (-6) at Baylor
Tulsa at Oklahoma (-18) Friday, November 8
Alabama (-6) at Texas A&M Louisville (-10.5) at Connecticut
Mississippi at Texas (-8) Saturday, November 9
Oregon St at Utah (-6) UCLA at Arizona (-4)
Washington (-11) vs Illinois USC (-17) at California
Central Michigan at UNLV (-4) TCU (-9.5) at Iowa St
Tennessee at Oregon (-25) Nebraska at Michigan (-4)
Notre Dame (-14) at Purdue Penn St (-8) at Minnesota
Vanderbilt at South Carolina (-11) Florida St (-18) at Wake Forest
Thursday, September 19 Kansas at Oklahoma St (-29)
Clemson (-11) at NC State Notre Dame (-10.5) at Pittsburgh
Saturday, September 21 BYU at Wisconsin (-8)
Oregon St (-6.5) at San Diego St Texas (-12) at West Virginia
Arizona St at Stanford (-10) LSU at Alabama (-11.5)
Michigan (-12) at Connecticut Virginia Tech at Miami (-3.5)
Tennessee at Florida (-12) Auburn at Tennessee (-8)
North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-4.5) Thursday, November 14
Michigan St at Notre Dame (-6) Georgia Tech at Clemson (-9)
Auburn at LSU (-18) Friday, November 15
West Virginia (-2) at Maryland Washington at UCLA (-2)
Arkansas at Rutgers (Pick ‘em) Saturday, November 16
Kansas St at Texas (-9) Georgia (-15) at Auburn
Utah at BYU (-7.5) Oregon St at Arizona St (-4.5)
Colorado St at Alabama (-41) Washington St at Arizona (-19)
Thursday, September 26 Stanford at USC (-1)
Virginia Tech (-1) at Georgia Tech Syracuse at Florida St (-16)
Saturday, September 28 Michigan at Northwestern (-3)
Texas A&M (-17) at Arkansas Houston at Louisville (-17)
USC at Arizona St (Pick ‘em) Michigan St at Nebraska (-6)
Miami (-10) at USF Iowa St at Oklahoma (-20)
LSU at Georgia (-6) Purdue at Penn St (-13.5)
Southern Miss at Boise St (-21.5) Oklahoma St at Texas (-6.5)
Oklahoma at Notre Dame (-2) Alabama (-23) at Mississippi St
Florida (-20) at Kentucky Ohio St (-23) at Illinois
Florida St (-17) at Boston College TCU at Kansas St (-4.5)
Wisconsin at Ohio St (-11) Utah at Oregon (-28.5)
Colorado at Oregon St (-22) Florida at South Carolina (-5)
Wake Forest at Clemson (-21) Saturday, November 23
Arizona at Washington (-5) Oregon (-12) at Arizona
Stanford (-18.5) at Washington St California at Stanford (-22)
Oklahoma St (-11) at West Virginia Arizona St at UCLA (-3)
Mississippi at Alabama (-17) USC (-24.5) at Colorado
South Carolina (-14) at UCF Kentucky at Georgia (-29)
California at Oregon (-34) Michigan St at Northwestern (-3)
Thursday, October 3 BYU at Notre Dame (-11)
Texas (-12) at Iowa State Memphis at Louisville (-24)
UCLA (-5) at Utah Texas A&M at LSU (-1)
Saturday, October 5 Wisconsin (-10) at Minnesota
Washington at Stanford (-10) Indiana at Ohio St (-25)
Oregon (-37) at Colorado Baylor at Oklahoma St (-11)
Arkansas at Florida (-17) Washington at Oregon St (-5)
Ohio St (-8) at Northwestern Nebraska at Penn St (Pick ‘em)
Arizona St vs. Notre Dame (-4) Michigan (-10.5) at Iowa
Minnesota at Michigan (-15) Oklahoma (-4) at Kansas St
Clemson (-8) at Syracuse Virginia at Miami (-15)
Kansas St at Oklahoma St (-9) Vanderbilt at Tennessee (-1)
TCU at Oklahoma (-9) Thursday, November 28
Louisville (-17) at Temple Texas Tech at Texas (-16)
West Virginia at Baylor (-7) Mississippi (-6.5) at Mississippi St
North Carolina at Virginia Tech (-6.5) Friday, November 29
LSU (-9) at Mississippi St Iowa at Nebraska (-14)
Michigan St (-9) at Iowa Miami (-7) at Pittsburgh
Georgia Tech at Miami (-7) Washington St at Washington (-14)
Kentucky at South Carolina (-23.5) Iowa St at West Virginia (-7.5)
Georgia (-11) at Tennessee Oregon St at Oregon (-16)
Thursday, October 10 Saturday, November 30
Arizona at USC (-7) Alabama (-24) at Auburn
Rutgers at Louisville (-10) Arizona at Arizona St (-5)
Friday, October 11 Notre Dame at Stanford (-5.5)
Temple at Cincinnati (-18) UCLA at USC (-7)
Saturday, October 12 Florida State at Florida (-2)
South Carolina (-12) at Arkansas Georgia (-9) at Georgia Tech
Colorado at Arizona St (-27) Tennessee at Kentucky (+7.5)
California at UCLA (-16.5) Arkansas at LSU (-17)
Missouri at Georgia (-18) Minnesota at Michigan St (-14)
Alabama (-30) at Kentucky Ohio St (-6) at Michigan
Florida at LSU (-4) Texas A&M (-13) at Missouri
Texas A&M (-4) at Mississippi Virginia Tech (-10) at Virginia
Michigan (-2.5) at Penn St Penn St at Wisconsin (-9)
Boston College at Clemson (-22) Northwestern (-13) at Illinois
Oklahoma vs Texas (Pick ‘em) Kansas St (-21.5) at Kansas
Georgia Tech at BYU (-3) BYU (-7.5) at Nevada
Stanford (-13) at Utah Clemson at South Carolina (-4.5)
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech (-13.5) Baylor at TCU (-5)
Oregon (-14) at Washington Thursday, December 5
Oregon State (-13) at Washington St Louisville (-3) at Cincinnati
Northwestern at Wisconsin (-6) Saturday December 7
Baylor at Kansas St (-5) Oklahoma at Oklahoma St (-3)
Thursday, October 17 Texas (-8) at Baylor
Miami at North Carolina (Pick ‘em) Saturday, December 14
Friday, October 18 Army vs Navy (-9)
UCF at Louisville (-11)  
Saturday, October 19  
Washington at Arizona St (-5)  
Utah at Arizona (-12)  
UCLA at Stanford (-10)  
Oregon St (-13) at California  
Minnesota at Northwestern (-15)  
USC at Notre Dame (-5)  
Florida (-6) at Missouri  
LSU at Mississippi (-2)  
Iowa at Ohio St (-23)  
TCU at Oklahoma St (-10)  
Florida St at Clemson (-2)  
Georgia (-10) at Vanderbilt  
Auburn at Texas A&M (-24)  
Arkansas at Alabama (-29)  
Washington St at Oregon (-35.5)  

Quick Notes:

Defending national champion Alabama, to no surprise, is favored in all of their games posted with the road trip to Texas A&M being the closest spread at 6. The Tide are even favored by 11.5 points over LSU!

Other teams who are favored in all of their games posted by the Nugget are Ohio St, Georgia, Louisville and Oregon. All of those teams have yet to appear in my preseason Top 40 countdown which continued today with #12 Virginia Tech and #11 Stanford. Texas is also favored in all of their games posted with the exception of the Oklahoma game being a pick'em.