Manziel is back (08/28/13)

By John Ewing
With Johnny Manziel serving only a small suspension, we look at updated Heisman, SEC Conference, and SEC West odds. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.


 
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, has been suspended for the first half of Saturday’s season opener against Rice. The NCAA and Texas A&M have agreed on the half-game suspension because Manziel violated NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1 blah, blah, blah.
 
What you really need to know is that with Manziel only getting a 30-minute timeout the Heisman, SEC Conference and SEC West odds have been updated.
 
“Thankfully things are more back to normal when it comes to College Football now that Manziel will be playing this season. It makes my life a bit easier as we are now able to offer as much as we can regarding him and the Aggies. Texas A&M’s odds, which were as high as 18/1 following the news that he was being investigated, have now fallen back into place at 10/1 and have pushed Alabama back to 11/4 from 5/2. Manziel’s Heisman odds have also seen a drop-off from 12/1 earlier this week to 7/1 currently, which is now third behind Braxton Miller and Jadeveon Clowney. Interestingly, there is not as much money coming in on him as there was months ago when he was a clear favorite at 9/2. I guess the love and hype surrounding him on the football field is not as powerful as it once was and has had an effect on how bettors are betting on this award.”
 
Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv
 
2013 Regular Season - Total Wins - Texas A&M Aggies   
Over:  9.5  (EVEN)
Under:  9.5  (-130)
 
Odds to win the 2013-2014 Southeastern Conference

Team Odds
Alabama  1/1
Georgia    7/2
Texas A&M  7/2
South Carolina    11/2
Florida   10/1
LSU   12/1
Ole Miss  25/1
Tennessee  50/1
Vanderbilt      50/1
Missouri    66/1
Arkansas   75/1
Auburn    75/1
Mississippi State   75/1
Kentucky   100/1
 
Odds to win the 2013-2014 Southeastern Conference – West Division

Team Odds
Alabama       1/2
Texas A&M     3/1
LSU     11/2
Ole Miss   10/1
Arkansas    33/1
Auburn    33/1
Mississippi State     33/1