The Super Bowl picture looks more muddled each and every week. Hopefully this week will help to clarify things, but probably won’t. Sharps and squares have been busy so far, and the opening numbers have been moved around. Visit our NFL Odds page to see how lines have moved and to compare NFL Lines from some of the top sportsbooks in the business. Below are a few intriguing match ups.
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The big news of the week, of course, is the eligibility of Heisman frontrunner, Cam Newton. The Auburn athletic director has declined to comment on Newton’s status for the game against Georgia. If the Tigers don’t have Newton for this game or the game against Alabama next week, the race for the national championship game gets much more interesting.
A number of lines have seen some serious movement this week. Of course, the Auburn/Georgia game has been brought down for reasons that have been well documented. Florida/South Carolina has moved due to Marcus Lattimore’s bum knee. Here’s a rundown of some intriguing line moves. Make sure you check out our college football lines page for live point spreads to see which lines have moved the most so you know where value is for this Saturday.
1. Oregon Ducks, 9-0 (1) – It took a while for Oregon to get into their game with Washington, but the Ducks eventually throttled the Jake Locker-less Huskies. The offense continues to be the most potent in the country. They have a potentially dangerous game against the Golden Bears. It’s always tough to play at Cal. Last week: Defeated Washington, 53-16. This week: at California, (5-4).
The college football season is winding down. The Utes and Crimson Tide are no longer in the national championship picture. Oregon and Auburn each have a possible trap game before they face tougher teams to end their seasons. If one of the two slip up, TCU looks to be the team to make the big game. But if Oregon AND Auburn both lose, is it possible we could see a title game between Boise State and TCU? I doubt it, but that might be what it takes to move to a playoff system. Here is a look at some of the bigger games of the week with their odds. Remember that you can view all the opening and current points spreads from multiple sportsbooks on our college football lines page of the site.