A Bettor's Tale with Doug Kezirian: CFP debate offers bettors a reminder to see the big picture

A Bettor's Tale with Doug Kezirian: CFP debate offers bettors a reminder to see the big picture
Last Sunday, college football fans were wondering the same thing television executives have been for the past six months: What is the proper role for sports betting? More than ever, a point spread and power rating became a conversation topic with the College Football Playoff, and it makes sense, given the eye-test component to the committee's decision. As I offered last week, I believe an oddsmaker should be asked to join that committee. However, let's try to maintain some balance and perspective. Yes, Georgia has a higher power rating than Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Yes, the Bulldogs would be favored over those schools on a neutral field. But that's all it means. Being a few points better than another school on paper does not make you "unequivocally" better, which is the magic word in the CFP bylaws. Georgia fans will and should clearly argue any point that benefits their team. However, the degree to which the...