The week 4 lines on college football have seen a great deal of movement. Check out our college football odds page to compare odds from various sportsbooks so you know you’re getting the best value for your plays. There are a number of interesting games slated for Saturday, and here’s a quick look at a few of them along with where the odds have shifted.
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Several Saturday games are seeing reverse action, which means the wiseguys are moving lines. Here a few of those games with analysis. And make sure to check out our college football betting lines page to compare lines from multiple sportsbooks so you can find the best lines of the day.
West Virginia Mountaineers at LSU Tigers, Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
Saturday, September 25, 2010, 9:00 pm Eastern, TV: ESPN2
Opening Line: LSU -6 1/2
Current Line: LSU -10
Opening Total: 43 1/2
Current Total 44
Money Line: LSU -405 / West Virginia +335
All odds taken from Bookmaker Sportsbook.
The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Tampa Bay to battle the Bucs in a game that features two undefeated teams. That’s right – the Bucs are undefeated. According to our NFL betting lines page, the Steelers opened as 2 ½ point favorites and it seems books aren’t quite sure what to do with this game. 5 Dimes, Bet Jamaica, and Sportbet are listing the Steelers at 1 point, while Bodog and Bookmaker have Pittsburgh up to 3 points. That’s one reason why Maddux Sports is such a valuable website – you have the opportunity to find a 2 point swing in what should be a defensive football game. Considering the public is backing the Steelers at nearly 90%, chances are some sharp money has come into the books listing Pittsburgh at 1 point, which is fine. With the way Pittsburgh has played, a 1 point spread is a value play for Pittsburgh.
The Kansas State Wildcats and Daniel Thomas welcome the Central Florida Knights to Manhattan, Kansas this Saturday. The Wildcats are off to a 3-0 start, while the Knights come in with a 2-1 record.
After midweek matches for the Carling Cup tournament that produced some shocking results, the English Premier League gets back under way on Saturday. Several teams, including some of the EPL’s premier clubs, will be looking to redeem themselves following bad and potentially devastating Carling Cup results. With so many teams suddenly desperate for a win, this weekend will be especially important and will lead to several crucial early season games. We’ll take a look at all the match ups and give out the best picks for each. All odds shown have been taken from Bodog.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in action this Saturday with UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop. The pay-per-view event will feature 5 fights, all of which have the potential to be great television. UFC 119 is being underrated by a lot of fans, but although this pay-per-view may not have the cream-of-the-crop names, this is very solid card from top to bottom. We’ll take a look at the 4 undercard fights and give out our free picks for each. All odds shown are taken from Bodog.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a heartbreaking loss at Arizona. The loss effectively squashes Iowa’s hopes of playing for a national championship. They look to take out their anger on an outmatched Ball State squad this Saturday.
Oregon St Beavers at Boise St Broncos, Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Saturday, September 25, 2010, 8:00 pm EST, TV: ABC
Opening Line: Boise St -17
Current Line: Boise St -18
Opening Total: 56
Current Total: 56
Money Line: Boise -900/ OSU +650
All odds for this game taken from bookmaker sportsbook.
Here is a breakdown of some of this week’s college football trends: