|Written by Jamal Gordon|
|Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:40|
Online sportsbooks have opened with the Miami Hurricanes as 25-1 in odds to win the BCS championship for the 2010 college football season. The Hurricanes will be fielding their most talented team in at least five years and are coming off a 9-4 college football betting season last year that ended with a 14-20 Champs Sports Bowl loss to Wisconsin. Miami has long been a national/public team with a reputation that has far out exceeded their actual ability in recent years and they have been one of the worst betting values on the board as a result. With all of that public money, Miami has had just one profitable season in college football picks for the last nine and has not been in the black for the past five consecutive years.
With predictions and expectations extra high this year and as the favorites to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Hurricanes may again be in the red even if they have a great straight up season in college football betting picks. Miami returns 6 starters on offense led by junior quarterback Jacory Harris, who passed for 3352 yards last year and 24 touchdowns. His top 5 favorite receiving targets also return led by 2nd team ACC wideout Leonard Hankerson, a senior that had 45 catches for 6 TD’s and an average of almost 18 yards per catch.
On special teams senior kicker Matt Bosher was 14-16 last year on field goals and punt returner Thearon Collier, who ran back 2 for touchdowns last year while averaging over 13 yards per return, are both back. The defense returns 7 starters and should improve on their 22 points per game allowed in 2009. Head coach Randy Shannon has his alma mater in its best position since taking over in 2007 as recruiting has been excellent and the athleticism that is synonymous with Miami has returned. The Canes have a difficult non conference game at “The Horseshoe” against Big Ten favorite Ohio State and also have to play at Clemson and at defending ACC champion Georgia Tech while getting ACC contenders North Carolina and Virginia Tech at home.
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