Sports wagering service Bovada has set proposition bets on individual player performances for the 2016 season. Three SEC players – Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley, Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk and LSU running back Leonard Fournette – are included.
Bovada expects big things from Fournette. His over/under for total rushing touchdowns has been set at 19.5, with a yardage total of 1,600.5. Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2015.
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The sports book put an over/under on Ridley’s total receiving touchdowns at 8.5 and total receiving yards at 900.5. In 2015, Ridley had seven receiving touchdowns and 1,045 yards. That yardage figure makes the total receiving yards bet seem like a cinch, but remember that Alabama is unsettled at quarterback.
Kirk’s total receiving touchdowns is set at 6.5 and the total receiving yardage total is at 850.5. Last season, he caught seven TD passes and had 1,009 yards. The Aggies are breaking in a new starting quarterback, Trevor Knight, and there’s also a new offensive coordinator in Noel Mazzone.
Prop bets also are available for the likes of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Florida State running back Dalvin Cook.
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