A wild week of betting has moved the opening numbers. Navigate to our pro football betting lines page to see the opening line for each game, and where the line sits for a variety of books. And don’t forget to grab Maddux Sports’ premium NFL sports picks to make sure you have a positive return on your sports investment. Here’s a quick glance at some of the movement.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have abandoned the title “Dream Team,” and for good reason. The Eagles’ season has been closer to a nightmare than a dream come true. With loads of talent on both sides of the ball, Philly hasn’t been able to put things together. They’ll look to get on track this Sunday when they travel to the nation’s capital to take on the surprising Washington Redskins.
The best game on Saturday will likely be the one in East Lansing. Michigan State hosts Michigan in what promises to be another great game in one of college football’s most underrated rivalries. Both teams have played well this year. Sparty enters the contest at 4-1 having lost to Notre Dame, while the Wolverines are 6-0 including a dramatic comeback win against the Fighting Irish.
Each week Maddux Sports will try to point out the lines with the biggest movement in college football, especially for highly regarded games, so you can see which teams have increased value. Don’t forget to check out the always-updating lines at our college football betting lines page. It’s important to stay current with the numbers, and helpful to locate a top-notch sportsbook that’s offering a better line for your liking.
The Baylor Bears are off to one of the best seasons in school history. They bounced back from their crushing loss at Kansas State with a solid 60 minutes of football against Iowa State last week, winning and covering the spread as better than two touchdown favorites. They’re in the role of underdog this week as they travel to College Station to battle in-state rival Texas A&M for the last time as conference companions.
Betting throughout the week has moved most of the spreads off the opening numbers. Navigate to Maddux Sports college football lines page to see the opening numbers, as well as where top sportsbooks are currently listing the games. Here’s a brief sampling of some of the bigger games.
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Northwestern Wildcats are set to do battle this Saturday in Iowa City. Kinnick Stadium is historically a tough place to play, but Northwestern has had the upper hand in recent years. For a free pick this weekend, considered taking a touchdown and backing the road underdog in this contest.
The NFL lost an iconic figure in Al Davis this past week. But Davis’ Oakland Raiders honored their former owner’s memory with an emotional road win at Houston. The Raiders are starting to look more and more like a legitimate playoff team. The offense can run the ball better than any other team, and as long as Jason Campbell doesn’t make too many mistakes this team should be in the thick of the playoff race. Even the defense is starting to come around. In the words of Al Davis, ‘Just win baby.’
Believe it or not, we’re basically half way through the college football season. The SEC looks to have the two best teams in the country, but Oklahoma isn’t far behind. Once again, Boise State has the best team nobody is talking about. But this year, I think the gap between Boise and the upper crust of college football is a little wider.
The Michigan Wolverines are off to another hot start this year. They’re hoping to avoid a meltdown like last year when they head to Evanston, Illinois to take on the Northwestern Wildcats in an intriguing B1G matchup this Saturday evening.