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5/31/2011 7:29:07 PM

MiamiBaseball
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With all the talk about who has the easiest regional, let's take a look at how the lines are set.

The following are the odds to win the regional.

Easiest
Virginia -1200
Vanderbilt -1050
North Carolina -900
Florida State -750

Toughest
Rice -150
TCU -160
UCLA -180
Fullerton -195
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5/31/2011 8:38:59 PM

fsugeo
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That doesn't necessarily make Rice's regional the toughest. It may mean Rice just isn't as good as the other #1 seeds. If you switched Rice and Virginia the field in Houston wouldn't remain the "toughest" and UVA wouldn't be the "easiest."
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5/31/2011 10:03:36 PM

eagleboy415
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Plus, I think that Rice has the one of if not the easiest path to Omaha. Weak regional paired with an even weaker regional.
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6/1/2011 5:50:37 AM

MiamiBaseball
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fsugeo wrote:
That doesn't necessarily make Rice's regional the toughest. It may mean Rice just isn't as good as the other #1 seeds.


This is just semantics, but I think both things you wrote mean the same thing. Virginia's regional is easiest because they are that much better than the other teams in their region. If their 2-seed was Arkansas, their region would no longer be the easiest one because a team in their region could provide more of a challenge.
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6/1/2011 5:52:07 AM

MiamiBaseball
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eagleboy415 wrote:
Plus, I think that Rice has the one of if not the easiest path to Omaha. Weak regional paired with an even weaker regional.


If you think Rice has the easiest path, drop some down, because this would be easy money. Way too much juice to play Virginia, but at -150, Rice could give you a big payout with low risk.
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6/1/2011 7:18:26 AM

fsugeo
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MiamiBaseball wrote:
fsugeo wrote:
That doesn't necessarily make Rice's regional the toughest. It may mean Rice just isn't as good as the other #1 seeds.


This is just semantics, but I think both things you wrote mean the same thing. Virginia's regional is easiest because they are that much better than the other teams in their region. If their 2-seed was Arkansas, their region would no longer be the easiest one because a team in their region could provide more of a challenge.
Just because Rice will have the toughest "betting" road as the #1 seed doesn't make it the toughest regional. The #2 seed in the regional has a RPI of 33, the #3 seed has a RPI over 40 and they have the lowest RPI team in the field in Alcorn State as the #4 seed.

No one would say that is the toughest regional.
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6/1/2011 7:51:29 AM

The Ghost of Dan Canevari
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what site did you find these odds on?
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6/1/2011 8:00:52 AM

MiamiBaseball
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fsugeo wrote:
MiamiBaseball wrote:
fsugeo wrote:
That doesn't necessarily make Rice's regional the toughest. It may mean Rice just isn't as good as the other #1 seeds.


This is just semantics, but I think both things you wrote mean the same thing. Virginia's regional is easiest because they are that much better than the other teams in their region. If their 2-seed was Arkansas, their region would no longer be the easiest one because a team in their region could provide more of a challenge.
Just because Rice will have the toughest "betting" road as the #1 seed doesn't make it the toughest regional. The #2 seed in the regional has a RPI of 33, the #3 seed has a RPI over 40 and they have the lowest RPI team in the field in Alcorn State as the #4 seed.

No one would say that is the toughest regional.


Okay.
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6/1/2011 8:01:29 AM

MiamiBaseball
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The Ghost of Dan Canevari wrote:
what site did you find these odds on?


5dimes
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6/1/2011 8:50:01 AM

The Ghost of Dan Canevari
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thanks
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6/1/2011 9:37:33 AM

FullertonBaseballFan
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thegreek.com also has college baseball lines.
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