Over the course of the week, many college football games have seen some serious line movement. Here’s a look at some of the biggest movers. Make sure you check out our college football betting lines page to compare opening lines with current ones, and see how various sportsbooks are posting games so you know you are getting the best number.
Central Michigan (-13) vs. Miami (OH) – The Chippewas opened as 9 point home favorites, but the line has been steamed up to 13 or 13 ½ points, depending upon the book. The squares are playing Central Michigan at better than 85%, but this game has seen a good deal of sharp money, too.
South Carolina (-5 ½) at Kentucky – The Gamecocks are coming off the biggest win in its school’s history. They opened as 7 point road favorites, and then the line was steamed down to 4 points. But some buy back on South Carolina has moved it back up to 5 ½ at many sites, though a couple are still sitting at 4 ½ points. The squares are playing the Gamecocks at better than 70%.
Temple (-20) vs. Bowling Green – The Owls have gotten heavy sharp action in this match-up. Temple started as a 15 point favorite, but has been steadily steamed up to 20 points. The squares are backing the Owls at about 2:1. Bowling Green has some injury issues, and Temple is coming off a tough loss at Northern Illinois.
Baylor (-2) at Colorado – The Buffalos started as 1 ½ point favorites, and the line held for most of the week. But some late sharp action on Baylor has swung the line to the Bears favored by 2 points. The squares like Baylor, too, playing them at better than 80%. Dan Hawkins continues to fight to save his job.
Notre Dame (-24) vs. Western Michigan – The Irish started as 21 point favorites, but the line has gone up to 24 points most sites. The squares are playing the Broncos at just over 50%, which means the sharps are the primary reason for the line move. The Irish seem to be getting things together in South Bend.
Washington (-2) vs. Oregon State – Sharps have moved this line from a pick to Washington favored by 2 points. The line has bounced around a bit, going from a pick to the Beavers favored by a point or a point and a half, then back around to the Huskies by 2 points. The public likes the Beavers at better than 70%, but they’ll have to play without their star receiver, James Rodgers, who tore his ACL against Arizona. In that game, the Beavers beat a top 10 team on the road.
Texas Tech (-3) vs. Oklahoma State – The Cowboys opened as a 1 point road favorite, but sharps have swung the line 4 points to the Red Raiders favored by 3. The public likes Oklahoma State at just under 70%, and has been playing the Cowboys strong all week. Ok State lost by 36 in its last trip to Lubbock, Texas.
Ohio State (-4) at Wisconsin – The new number 1 team in the country opened as a 6 point road favorite, then got bet down to 3 ½ points by sharps, but some buy back on the Buckeyes has pushed the line back up to 4 points. The squares are backing the Buckeyes at nearly 85%. Wisconsin’s only win against the spread this season came against Austin Peay.
Air Force (-1) at San Diego State – The Falcons opened as 4 point road favorites, but some reverse action has brought the line down to 1 at most sites. The public likes the Falcons at 55%, but the wiseguys have been all over SDSU.
Nevada (-6 ½) at Hawaii – The Warriors have been getting some big wiseguy action. Nevada opened as 9 ½ point road favorites, but the line has steadily come down to 6 ½ points. The squares are split 50/50 on this one. Playing at Hawaii is always tough for WAC schools.
Indiana (-10) vs. Arkansas State – The Hoosiers opened as 14 point favorites, but sharp money really moved this line, which is now at 10 points. The public likes Indiana at nearly 60%, and a 4 point move against the public favorite is significant. The value is with Indiana, but the wiseguys think the oddsmakers missed this one.