After the Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to regulate sports gambling laws on their own, here are the odds and win totals for the Texas A&M football team.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey in the Murphy (Jersey) vs. NCAA case, effectively legalizing sports gambling across the country. This doesn’t mean you’re allowed to go out and place a bet on anything you want from your local bookie, yet. That time may eventually come for most of you, and may never come for some of you.
For a comprehensive look at what this ruling means, you can go here.
Essentially, the ruling struck down PASPA, or Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which was implemented in the early 90s to try and protect the integrity of the MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAA, NHL and others. Thankfully, the Supreme Court understands athletes make tons of money these days and don’t stand to gain much from shaving points.
However, it does bring up an interesting conversation in that, should NCAA athletes continue to remain unpaid amateurs, they may look to point shaving as a way to earn some extra cash. I won’t get into that now, but it’s something the NCAA will have to regulate as more states decide to legalize sports gambling.
Getting back to the point, the ruling simply means your state now has the freedom to legalize sports gambling. This could take weeks for some, months for others and even years for several states. Unfortunately, this is how government works.
So, if your state legalizes gambling before the 2018 football season (it appears Texas will not soon be one of those states) you may be interested in the payouts you can receive for placing a wager on the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football Team.
As of right now, according to Odds Shark, A&M is anywhere from 40-to-1 to 75-to-1 to win the 2018 National Championship. Their projected win total is also 7.5 wins. That number has a lot to do with Jimbo Fisher taking over, but also the Aggies’ tough schedule.
It’s difficult knowing what to expect from Fisher’s first season, but seven or eight wins is setting the bar pretty much right where the program has been for the last few years. Jimbo definitely has his sights set much higher.