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Masters of their craft

December 23, 2007 - Neil Rudel

If you're looking for yet another reason to tread lightly when it comes to point spreads, consider the oddsmakers' performance in the very first bowl game, played between Utah and Navy on Thursday night.

The over-under was 66.

The final was Utah 35, Navy 32.

On Saturday, Cincinnati was laying 11 against Southern Miss in the Papa John's Bowl.

The Bearcats won, 31-21.

Moral: You can beat them some of the time, but there are times when they're so right -- including in seemingly obscure games -- it's scary.


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