FanDuel Sportsbook sets a ridiculous low win total for Mizzou in 2019
Updated SEC win totals via @FDSportsbook— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) June 25, 2019
Mississippi State 8.5
Texas A&M 7.5
South Carolina 6
Ole Miss 5
Listen, I know Mizzou lost Drew Lock and the Tigers aren’t going to be confused with a consistent eight win program — but, my word. This team returns a ton of talent! Kelly Bryant might not be an All-American caliber quarterback, but plenty of Top 25 teams wish he was behind center for them in 2019. A low line for me would be 7.5; 8.5, honestly, seems pretty realistic. That’s a tough decision for bettors to make, as Missouri is in position to be at least a 9-win team this season.
So, while I cannot condone gambling and nothing I say should be taken as a guarantee for success, this seems like a safe bet — and I can’t see this staying at 6.5 for long.
Mizzou offers 2021 Chicago shooting guard
Per his Twitter, Missouri men’s basketball extended an offer to 2021 Chicago (Simeon) shooting guard Ahamad Bynum, deciding to take on DePaul and Illinois which already offered him.
Bynum is the nephew of former Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum, which brings back all sorts of feels for me because I hopped on the GT bandwagon h-a-r-d when the Yellow Jackets made a run to the 2004 National Championship game. I was just a young boy, a junior in high school in Atlanta, with the world at my fingertips and the financial burden of college loans a specter on the horizon.
Anyway, here are some highlights for Ahamad Bynum:
- There were rumors of a possible commitment over the weekend, but St. Louis OL Jalen St. John remains uncommitted as of Tuesday. Sean Williams of PowerMizzou.com caught up with St. John to discuss the visit (PREMIUM).
- More salt into the wound that was Blaine Gabbert’s Jacksonville career: then-coach Jack Del Rio didn’t know the Jaguars were trading up to pick Gabbert in the 2011 NFL Draft.
On a radio appearance, Del Rio had this to say:
“No idea. In fact, I left to go get something to eat because our pick wasn’t for much longer in the draft. I go and then I’m sitting there filling my plate thinking, ‘Oh great, we’ve got a couple more hours until we pick.’ Then I see, ‘The Jaguars are on the clock.’ I’m like, ‘What the blank is going on?’
“I walk into the draft room, and I could see it on the faces of the people in the room. They knew how uncomfortable that was, how wrong that was.”
Del Rio went on to say that Gabbert “wasn’t a first-rounder” and “wasn’t a guy to trade and go up to get him.” Hindsight, of course, is 20/20; I imagine had the Jaguars not drafted Gabbert, someone would have soon thereafter.
- ICYMI, Jeremy Maclin spoke to Andrew Kaufman of ABC17 about his cousin Jay’s commitment to Mizzou and what it means to have another Maclin catching passes at Faurot Field: