Believe it or not, we’re basically half way through the college football season. The SEC looks to have the two best teams in the country, but Oklahoma isn’t far behind. Once again, Boise State has the best team nobody is talking about. But this year, I think the gap between Boise and the upper crust of college football is a little wider.
The opening lines for the week have been posted. Navigate to Maddux Sports’ college football betting lines page to see all of the games. Also, don’t forget to grab Maddux Sports’ premium picks package. The sharps at Maddux have been killing the spreads – don’t miss out on a big payday.
Texas A&M (-9 ½) vs. Baylor – The Aggies opened as 8 ½ point favorites against their instate rival, Baylor. Early betting on A&M has moved the line up to 9 ½ points. The Bears are coming off a nice win and cover against Iowa State. Robert Griffin III is putting together an unbelievable season. The Aggies took care of Texas Tech last week in a shootout. Points should be easy to come by here.
LSU (-15 ½) vs. Tennessee – LSU started as a 13 point road favorite for their game at Tennessee, but sharps have already steamed that up to 15 ½. Last season, if you remember, Tennessee had LSU beat on its home field. But on what appeared to be the final play, the Volunteers were flagged for illegal participation(s) and the Tigers stole a win.
Michigan State (-3) vs. Michigan – The most intriguing game of the week goes down in East Lansing. The Spartans opened as 3 point favorites against their rival Michigan and the line has held steady. Both teams have looked decent in the early going. Northwestern had Michigan on the ropes, but the Wolverines responded with a huge second half and won going away. The winner of this game takes a big step towards the Big Ten championship game.
Oklahoma State (-7 ½) at Texas – The Cowboys started as a 7 ½ point road favorite against Texas and the line hasn’t moved yet. Okie State obliterated Kansas last week, scoring 70 points in three quarters and having sympathy on the Jayhawks. Texas, by contrast, got stomped by Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout. Maybe the Longhorns aren’t quite there yet.
Iowa (-6) vs. Northwestern – Iowa opened as a 5 ½ point favorite against Northwestern, though most books have moved that up to 6. The Hawks had a rough time in Happy Valley, scoring only a field goal. But this week they’ll be going against a much weaker defense. Nevertheless, the Wildcats have dominated Iowa in recent years. They’ll be looking to rebound from their collapse against Michigan.
South Carolina (-4 ½) at Mississippi State – Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks opened as 5 ½ point road favorites at Mississippi State, but sharps have already taken that down to 4 ½. South Carolina had an easy time with Kentucky at home last week, but the deafening sound of cowbells might make for a different scenario this week. That, and the Bulldogs are considerably better than Kentucky. The Gamecocks need solid quarterback play to come away with a win.
Virginia Tech (-6 ½) at Wake Forest – The Hokies started as 7 point road favorites against Wake Forest but that’s come down slightly to 6 ½. The Demon Deacons have played surprisingly well this year and should give Virginia Tech all they want in this game. For their part, Va Tech has had a solid season, although they kicked around by a better than expected Clemson team that’s currently in the top 10.