Posted: 9:34 am Monday, July 14th, 2014
By Ken Sugiura
The good news for Georgia Tech fans is that an online sportsbook thought enough of the Yellow Jackets’ chances to win the national championship this season to give them betting odds. The bad news is that those odds are 500/1, the same as Boise State, Boston College, South Florida and Central Florida, among others.
Bovada Online Sportsbook also gave Tech 25/1 odds to win the ACC, the eighth lowest (i.e., best) in the conference.
To win the Coastal Division, the odds for Tech are 15/2, tied with Duke. Miami (3/2), North Carolina (7/4) and Virginia Tech (6/1) are ahead of the Jackets and Blue Devils.
Given Tech and Virginia Tech’s historic dominance of the Coastal, Miami and North Carolina’s odds seem a little overvalued.
It is a little curious that Virginia Tech has worse odds to win the Coastal than North Carolina, but slightly better odds than the Tar Heels to win the ACC. Perhaps it means that oddsmakers believe that the Hokies would have a better chance of beating Florida State than North Carolina. Similarly, Duke has much better odds of winning the ACC than Tech, but they have the same odds of winning the Coastal. Perhaps it doesn’t mean a whole lot.
Odds to win the ACC
Odds to win the Coastal