The football season is still months away, but when has that ever stopped people from putting money on it? 5Dimes, a European based sportsbook, has already released it’s college football over/under win totals for the 2015 season. The betting line for the Orange is 4.5 wins.
That seems a bit low, doesn’t it? Looking at Syracuse’s schedule, only winning four games would be a major disappointment. This is a team that’s supposed to be going to bowl games. Of course, there’s plenty of reasons you could point to as to why the projection was this low. The quaterback position is still a question mark, both of the Orange’s top running backs graduated, and if last year told us anything at all it was that this team can underachieve with the best of them.
But the 2014 Orange was plagued by injury and switching quarterbacks every other game. If Terrel Hunt hadn’t been injured and gotten the offense into some kind of groove, Syracuse could’ve easily won a couple more games. Assuming Syracuse doesn’t blow one of their easy non-conference games, 5Dimes is basically having you bet on whether or not the Orange will win more than one game in the ACC. Syracuse isn’t the worst team in this conference, and I think this team proves it this season.
I’m not a betting man, but if I were I’d take the over on this one.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson