Rory McIlroy may be the only person in Las Vegas who had an idea what was coming this week.
The midway point of the CJ Cup in Las Vegas arrived with Keith Mitchell on top at 18 under through two rounds.
The embattled Raiders will be hard-pressed to get their offense back on track at Denver, second in the NFL in scoring defense, allowing 15.2 points per game.
The Rebels return Saturday after a one-week hiatus, and will search for their first win under Arroyo against Utah State and Allegiant Stadium.
Ten handicappers offer five picks each on college football games throughout the season. Dana Lane and Paul Stone are tied for the lead after six weeks.
The consensus line at Las Vegas sportsbooks inched up to the Denver Broncos -4 on Friday but stayed at 3½ at Station Casinos and the South Point.
The backup quarterback has been practicing this week and could be activated before Sunday’s game against the Broncos for the first time since the season opener.
Florida’s offense is capable of exploiting an LSU defense that gets bullied in the trenches, misses assignments on the back end and will be missing at least five starters.
Las Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall is editor of The Gold Sheet (Goldsheet.com). He provides the Review-Journal with NFL tech notes and trends.
The Silver Knights will be without their coach for their AHL season opener Friday night against the Colorado Eagles at Orleans Arena.