Opening College Football Odds & Lines For Week 1

Oregon Ducks Running Back LaMichael James
RB LeMichael James and the Oregon Ducks are 2 point favorites over the LSU Tigers in one of the best match-ups of the opening week of the 2011 college football season
The lines have been released for week #1 of college football which starts September 1. Here are the lines on some of the key matchups for the opening week courtesy of Bookmaker Sportsbook.  As a special deal to the Maddux Sports blog they are offering new members a 25% sign up bonus on their first deposit!

For odds on every game in a clear format check out our college football odds page for the best line on every game. No one has the totals up yet and a couple of books have the money lines up. The totals will be up a week or two before the games.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

There are six games scheduled on the opening night of college football but no real marquee match-ups. Wisconsin hosts UNLV and is a 35 point home favorite.

Another blowout should be Mississippi St at Memphis with the Bulldogs listed as 27 1/2 point favorites.

The best game of the night is probably Syracuse hosting Wake Forest, with the Orange a 6 1/2 point favorite. Though the two schools would probably make a better basketball game than football.

Idaho hosts Bowling Green and is an 8 point favorite. The two teams played a memorable game a couple of years ago in the Humanitarian Bowl with Idaho winning 43-42 on a two point conversion on the last play of the game.

There are two added games that night with Florida International a 14 point home favorite against North Texas and Kentucky a 19 point favorite over Western Kentucky in Nashville.

Friday, September 2, 2011

In an intriguing match-up between two former Southwest conference foes, Baylor hosts TCU. TCU has won 13 straight games including the Rose Bowl last year against Wisconsin and is a 6 1/2 point favorite on the road. The Horned Frogs must replace quarterback Andy Dalton who is now with the Bengals. Baylor went to a bowl game for the first time since 1994 last season.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Boston College hosts Northwestern in a match-up of two teams that went to bowl games last year. The Eagles are 3 point favorites in Chestnut Hill.


Auburn opens defense of their national title with cupcake Utah St. Auburn is a 22 point home favorite. The Tigers must replace talented quarterback Cam Newton who was the number one pick in the NFL draft by the Panthers.

Despite losing head coach Jim Tressel and quarterback Terrelle Pryor to off the field issues, Ohio St is still a 32 1/2 point home favorite over Akron. The Buckeyes will be without their leading rusher, leading receiver, and starting left tackle who will be suspended for the first five games of the season.

The Brady Hoke era at Michigan gets started at the Big House with Michigan a 14 1/2 point home favorite over  Western Michigan.

USC is a 21 point home favorite over a rebuilding Minnesota team who is led by new coach Jerry Kill formerly of Northern Illinois. The Trojans are in their second year of probation and are ineligible for post-season play.

BYU left the Mountain West and is now an independent. The Cougars travel to Mississippi and are 2 1/2 point road favorites in Oxford.

Quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford returns as the Heisman trophy favorite. The Cardinal are 27 point favorites at home against San Jose St in the opener.

California is a 10 point home favorite over Fresno St, one of the favorites to win the WAC.

Preseason #1 Oklahoma puts their 36 game home winning streak on the line against in-state rival Tulsa. The Sooners are 21 point favorites.

Boise St plays their most difficult game of the season as they play a “neutral site” game against Georgia in Atlanta to open the season. Boise is a 3 point favorite, and has a good chance to run the table if they can get by the Bulldogs.

Two top ten teams meet at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas to open the season. Oregon is a 2 point favorite against LSU, in a battle of explosive offense vs rugged defense.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A pair of intrastate rivalries highlight Sunday’s slate. West Virginia is a 20 1/2 point favorite over Marshall in Morgantown. Texas A&M is a 15 1/2 favorite over former Southwest conference rival SMU in College Station.

Monday, September 5, 2011 

In the only game on Labor Day and the last game of the weekend, Miami travels to Maryland in an ACC clash. The Hurricanes are 5 1/2 point road favorites in the debut for former Temple coach Al Golden as Miami coach.

It should be a great opening weekend. Our college handicappers are getting ready to release the quality plays you have come to expect from Maddux.  Dont miss one single college football pick from the top NCAA handicapping team.

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