Vegas blog returns next week

jkendall@thestate.comNovember 13, 2012 

Our Las Vegas expert, David Purdum, is taking the week off for his honeymoon this week. How do you do know he’s a legit Vegas expert? He’s honeymooning in Las Vegas.

He’ll be back with us next week. (In fact, he let us know that the early line on Clemson-South Carolina is a dead even pick ‘em, but we’ll talk more about that next week.) It’s just as well because no one has set a point spread on this week’s game, which is fairly typical for games between Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision teams.

How would you set a line on this particular matchup anyway? In traditional terms, South Carolina is probably 35 points better than Wofford using the matrixes that Vegas uses, but the Terriers’ offense probably won’t give the Gamecocks time to score 35 points.

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