8/28 Notes & Nuggets

Happy Friday! Let’s get it…

–Many apologies for the technical issues we’ve experienced on the website here at MajorWager over the last two weeks. As you may have already noted, we’re still working on some things, but at least we’re back to being able to publish fresh content.

–The NBA Playoffs will resume Saturday, the league announced in this statement released earlier today:

–According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, many younger NBA players were turned off by what LeBron James had to say in a 15-minute rant when all of the players in the Orlando bubble were meeting to discuss whether or not to resume the NBA Playoffs after boycotting games earlier in the week:

–The 2020 college football season starts Saturday night when Central Arkansas faces Austin Peay at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. As of late Friday afternoon, most betting shops had the Bears installed as . Both schools made the FCS playoffs last year, with Central Arkansas advancing the the second round. The Governors made it to the quarterfinals and won a school-record 11 games in their first season under head coach Mark Hudspeth, the former HC at Louisiana. However, Hudspeth resigned in July after he was suspended for “unacceptable behavior.” He’s been replaced on an interim basis by

–The 2020 college football season starts Saturday night when Central Arkansas faces Austin Peay at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. As of late Friday afternoon, most betting shops had the Bears installed as . Both schools made the FCS playoffs last year, with Central Arkansas advancing the the second round. The Governors made it to the quarterfinals and won a school-record 11 games in their first season under head coach Mark Hudspeth, the former HC at Louisiana. However, Hudspeth resigned in July after he was suspended for “unacceptable behavior.” He’s been replaced on an interim basis by

–The 2020 college football season starts Saturday night when Central Arkansas faces Austin Peay at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. As of late Friday afternoon, most betting shops had the Bears installed as . Both schools made the FCS playoffs last year, with Central Arkansas advancing the the second round. The Governors made it to the quarterfinals and won a school-record 11 games in their first season under head coach Mark Hudspeth, the former HC at Louisiana. However, Hudspeth resigned in July after he was suspended for “unacceptable behavior.” He’s been replaced on an interim basis by

–The 2020 college football season starts Saturday night when Central Arkansas faces Austin Peay at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. As of late Friday afternoon, most betting shops had the Bears installed as five-point favorites with a total of 45.5 points. The total has been steadily rising all week. In fact, 5Dimes had the number at 40.5 points on Tuesday. Both schools made the FCS playoffs last year, with Central Arkansas advancing the the second round. The Governors made it to the quarterfinals and won a school-record 11 games in their first season under head coach Mark Hudspeth, the former HC at Louisiana. However, Hudspeth resigned in July after he was suspended for “unacceptable behavior.” He’s been replaced on an interim basis by Marquase Lovings, a former Mississippi State player who got his start in coaching on Sylvester Croom’s staff at his alma mater. ESPN will have the telecast at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

–DraftKings’ lines on several upcoming games include Southern Miss -13.5 vs. South Alabama on Thursday (9/3), SMU -20.5 at Texas State on Saturday (9/5 at 3:30 p.m. ET. on ESPN) and Navy -2.5 vs. BYU on Monday (9/7). Central Arkansas has a quick turnaround when it plays at BYU on Thursday (9/3).

I hit on the Week 1 SEC lines for Sept. 26 here. Also, I touched on BetOnline’s season win totals for the SEC.

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