Daily Archive: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Euro 2012: Previewing Group A

The European Football Championship tournament is the world’s second-biggest soccer event after the World Cup. As you would imagine, it only includes European teams. After rounds of qualifying, we’re left with four groups of four teams. Like the World Cup, the group plays a round robin, and the top two teams advance. In this case, they advance to the quarterfinals, where the games become knockouts. In a tournament like this, you can bet on so many things, from which group will score the most goals, to which teams will finish in last to their group, to anything else. Here at JCB, we’re going to break down each group and team, with some odds, and help you learn which teams to count on, and which teams will need to shock some people. With a tournament setup like this, you’re bound to find different odds on everything, but we hope to give you idea of what to expect, and you can make your decision from there. We start off with Group A, which is considered the least-exciting (and least-talented) of the groups due to the lack of traditional powers. This means anything can happen, and nothing would be a surprise. Russia appears to be the consensus favorite,

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Projected Michigan and Michigan State Lines, Per Beyond The Bets

We’re approaching a big day in the college football offseason. Word around twitter and the internet is that on Monday the Golden Nugget Sportsbook in Downtown Las Vegas will be releasing upwards of 100 Games Of The Year lines for the upcoming college football season. Soon after, expect other books on the strip and online to follow suit. The upshot, we’ll all have lines to bet on shortly. That means the actual season is right around the corner. Of course, we dont need to wait for the Nugget’s debut releases to talk about projected and possible lines. One of our favorite blogs, Beyond The Bets, have already crunched their own numbers in an attempt to set their own lines to compare with the actual books. They’ve taken a look at every league game in the 11 FBS conferences and projected a line for each contest. Obviously, this includes the Big 10. When actual lines come out, you know we’ll be breaking them all down here, with special looks at the Michigan lines over at MGoBlog. But why wait? Lets quickly list all the Michigan and Michigan State lines, as projected by Behind The Bets, for some discussion in advance of actual lines coming out. If

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