Well like I said, go back and take a look at 2011 because we covered the spread in pretty much every single game we played sans like 2.
I've done quite well betting the dog in games LSU is favored in over the past 7/8 yrs.
I started by telling myself that if LSU wins & covers I'm happy they won & covered but I lost my $$$...oh well.
If LSU loses I'm upset, but I have a winning bet to cushion my pain.
If LSU wins but doesn't cover.....party time.
Turned out to be a fairly consistent trait of LSU under Miles....2011 being the major exception.
I usually bet more the bigger the game is. If LSU covers I'm able to live with losing more when they win a big game convincingly. If they lose, the larger winnings gives more cushion to my pain.
I killed on this in 2007 & lost a big chunk in the BCS ship game....still came out ahead significantly.