Each week Maddux Sports will try to point out the lines with the biggest movement in college football, especially for highly regarded games, so you can see which teams have increased value. Don’t forget to check out the always-updating lines at our college football betting lines page. It’s important to stay current with the numbers, and helpful to locate a top-notch sportsbook that’s offering a better line for your liking.
Here’s a quick glance at some of the biggest movers:
Florida State (-12) at Duke – Florida State opened as a 9 ½ point road favorite for their game at Duke, but that’s been steamed up to 12 points at most sites. The Seminoles have really struggled since losing at home against Oklahoma. The loss at Clemson is understandable … but at Wake Forest? They’ll get a chance to redeem themselves against a Duke team with a decent amount of confidence.
South Carolina (-3) at Mississippi State – The Gamecocks started as 5 ½ point favorites but that’s been pulled down to 3 points. Steve Spurrier decided to replace Stephen Garcia, which looked like a good move in their home game against Kentucky. But now they’re going on the road to play a an above average team in a hostile environment. The Bulldogs have a habit of playing good teams tough at home.
Missouri (-16) vs. Iowa State – The Tigers opened as 13 ½ point favorites but that was quickly steamed up to 16 points. Since midweek it has wavered back and forth from 15 ½ to 16 points, so check out Maddux Sports college football betting lines page to see where it’s at now. The Cyclones have looked more like the Suck-clones the past two weeks. Mizzou is 2-3, but their losses have been on the road against Oklahoma, Kansas State, and Arizona State.
Oregon State (-3) vs. BYU – This line has been the biggest mover of the week. BYU started as 1 ½ point road favorite, but sharps have moved that to Oregon State favored by 3 points. The Beavers had a rocky start to the season, but they recently beat Arizona at home, which was enough to get Mike Stoops fired. The Beavers have been tough in years past; they might be starting to put things together.
LSU (-17) at Tennessee – LSU started as 13 point road favorites but that’s been steamed up to 17 points. The Tigers probably should’ve lost last year in Knoxville, but Tennessee had a defense and a half on the field, which ended up in an LSU score on the do-over final play. The Volunteers have to be thinking revenge in this one, but LSU has looked simply unbeatable so far this season.
Illinois (-3) vs. Ohio State – The Illini opened as a huge 6 point favorite against Ohio State, but sharps quickly pulled that down to a field goal. Some books are holding onto 3 ½, but most have gone to 3. The fighting Ron Zooks are still undefeated and a win in this game will do wonders for the embattled coach. On the other sideline, Luke Fickell desperately needs a win to build some momentum for his reelection campaign. All signs point to this being an ugly game.
Cincinnati (-15) vs. Louisville – The Bearcats opened as 12 ½ point favorites against Louisville but that’s been steamed up to 15. Cincy’s offense has looked explosive this season, while the Cardinals’ offense has been anything but. To make matters worse for Louisville, Cincy fans really rock the stadium. It could be a long day for Cardinals fans.
Alabama (-27 ½) at Ole Miss – The Crimson Tide started as 24 ½ point road favorites but that’s been steamed up to 27 ½. ‘Bama, week in and week out, has looked like one of the best teams in the country. The defense is outstanding and the offense is efficient. They’ll be tough to beat. Ole Miss, however, has not been tough to beat. The Rebels have struggled all season and Houston Nutt should be getting his resume updated.