A big week of college football has seen significant movement on important lines. Here are a few of those moves. Make sure to check out our college football betting page to see where lines opened, where they sit, and how various books stack up with one another.
Texas (-3) vs. Oklahoma– In the annual Red River Shootout, Oklahoma opened as a 2 point favorite in a game to played in the Cotton Bowl. The line was bet up to 4 ½, and then sharps bought the line back to 3 or 3 ½ points, depending on the book. The squares are playing the Sooners at just over 70%.
Michigan (-10) at Indiana– This line has seen some heavy movement. Indiana opened as a 15 point favorite, and were quickly bet down to 13 ½. That got steamed down to 11 ½ points and then steamed again to 10 points, which is where it currently sits. Denard Robinson is back, but will the Wolverine defense show up?
Temple (-6) at Army – The Owls opened as 3 point road favorites. They were bet up to 4 points, then up to 6 points, which is where the line is at now. Don’t be surprised to see some buy back on Army at +6. The Owls have obviously impressed bettors, especially after the Penn State game. But Army has quietly played well, too.
Ole Miss (-3) vs. Kentucky– The game opened as a pick, got steamed up to 2 ½ and then up to 3 points. Kentucky is coming off a drubbing in Gainesville, while Mississippi had a feel good win over Fresno State. The public likes the Rebels at better than 2:1.
Kent State (-3) at Miami (OH) – Miami opened as a 2 point favorite, but the line has swung all the way to Kent State by 3 points. There have been bundles of cash and steam on the Golden Flashes, and no one is putting money on Miami. The public likes Kent State at over 90%.
Baylor (-9 ½) vs. Kansas – This line has had lots of two way action from sharps. Baylor opened at -8, was bet up to -10 ½, then back down to -9, and then back up to – 9 ½ points. Kansas has been hard to read. Baylor’s only blemish is a blowout loss to TCU. The Bears are getting public action at 85%.
Ohio State (-16 ½) at Illinois – The line opened with the visiting Buckeyes as 17 ½ point favorites. They were bet up to 19 points as a false move. Then when books opened up and allowed bigger limits, there was a freight train of cash on Illinois to bring the line all the way back down to 16 ½ points. With the public playing OSU at 93%, this line has some serious reverse action.
Georgia (-4 ½) at Colorado– The Bulldogs opened at -2, were quickly bet up to -4, saw more steam to -5, and then some small buy back by sharps on the Buffalos at +5. Georgia gets A.J. Green back, finally. Colorado gets another shot to make a statement. Can Dan Hawkins impress fans and trustees? The public doesn’t think so. They’re playing Georgia at 95%.
Oregon State (-3 ½) vs. Arizona State – Sharps have bet the Sun Devils from a 5 point underdog to a 3 point underdog. There was some slight buy back to 3 ½, which is where most books are sitting, though a couple are still at 3 for now. Both teams are coming off straight up losses to Top 10 teams.
Oregon (-7) vs. Stanford – The Ducks opened as 4 ½ point home favorites, but early, heavy money on Oregon pushed the line up to 7 ½ points. There has been some buy back down to 7 points. This is one of Saturday’s premier games. The winner takes an important step on the way to Pasadena. The squares are siding with the Cardinal at about 2:1.
Iowa (-7) vs. Penn State – Similar to the Oregon/Stanford game, Iowa opened as a 4 ½ point favorite. After getting bet up to 7 ½ we saw some buy back on Penn State, which has brought the line back down to 7 points. The public is killing the home Hawks at over 85%. The defenses of both teams are underrated.