Sports Notes 6-24-2008

Jun 24, 2008 7:01 PM

BIG 3 FOOTBALL ‘GRAND’ IDEA

As a sidebar to GT’s college football betting preview series (see ACC below), here are a couple of three-team props courtesy of the MGM Grand – one NCAA, one NFL.

In college football, bettors can take Georgia, Southern Cal and Ohio State against the field to win the national championship. If any of the three succeed, the payout is +230, down from an opening +240. If any other team (like South Carolina) wins the BCS title, the payout is -280, down from an opening price of -300.

If NFL is your pleasure, the three-team Super Bowl package of New England, Indianapolis and Dallas with or without Pacman (excuse us, Adam) Jones is +175, down from +195. If anyone else (like the Giants) win, it’s -215, down from -240.

CAR STATS TODAY FOR TOMORROW

As a betting tool to Micah Roberts’ GT column on motorsports, here’s some stats for this week’s in New Hampshire, one of the Car of Tomorrow tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

The top Chevrolet driver is Jimmie Johnson with three wins on COT tracks (Richmond, Phoenix and New Hampshire). Jeff Gordon is next with five efforts of fourth or better in his last six COT races. The top Ford driver is Matt Kenseth with five Top 10 finishes in his last six COT starts. No other Ford driver has finished ninth or better more than once.

No Dodge has crossed the finish in two years of COT events. Toyotas fare somewhat better with Denny Hamlin having a win and two thirds and Tony Stewart five Top 8 finishes. Points leader Kyle Busch has struggled, with his 10th his best finish result. GT staff.