Week 8 College Football Lines

Texas in the College Football Rankings
The Texas Longhorns have seen their odds drop from -23 to -20.5 on the college football betting lines
According to our college football lines page, a number of games have seen some serious line movement. Make sure you navigate to our college football betting lines page so you can compare the opening lines to the current odds, and also how different sportsbooks stack up to one another. Here’s a look at some of the big movers.

Louisville (-3) vs. Connecticut – This game started as a pick, but Louisville has jumped to a 3 point home favorite. The main reason for the line move has to be the suspension of Connecticut’s starting quarterback, Cody Endres, who won’t be back all season. UCONN is coming of their bye, though, so that should help. The Huskies can run the ball, and the Cardinal defense is not good. Should be an interesting game.

Minnesota vs. Penn State (50) – This total has gone from 47 to 50 points over the course of the week, so it deserves some mention. The Nittany Lion defense got chewed up against Illinois, but they’ve had the bye week to regroup. Against Iowa and Alabama, PSU only yielded 24 points. The squares like the under at 3:1, but sharps have bet the total up.

Michigan State (-6) vs. Northwestern – The Spartans look to keep their perfect season going at Northwestern this Saturday afternoon. This has been an interesting line. Michigan State opened at 7 ½, then the sharps played the Wildcats and took it down to 5 points, and then some buy back on MSU has it up to 6 or 6 ½ points. This is Sparty’s first game outside of Michigan, and Northwestern is a dangerous underdog. The public likes Michigan State at 3:1.

West Virginia (-13 ½) vs. Syracuse – The Mountaineers have gone from a 15 point favorite to 13 ½, which isn’t a huge move, but considering the public is backing West Virginia at 3:1, it is. That means there’s a good amount of sharp money on this game, so look out if you’re thinking about backing the Mountaineers.

Texas (-20 ½) vs. Iowa State – This line has gone from 23 to 20 ½, despite the squares backing Texas at nearly 80%. Maybe the sharps are expecting a letdown after the Longhorns’ big win in Lincoln. At the same time, wiseguys have been on the Cyclone trail the past two weeks, only to get burned big time against Utah and Oklahoma. Perhaps the Clones are due.

Nebraska (-6) at Oklahoma State – The Huskers are looking to bounce back from their humbling loss to the aforementioned Longhorns. Nebraska opened as a 3 ½ point road favorite, but the line has been steamed up to 6 points at most sites. The Husker defense is awesome, and if Taylor Martinez’s receivers could’ve made a couple plays, Nebraska might be undefeated like Oklahoma State. But so be it. The Cowboy defense could get exposed in this game. Also, the total has dropped from 65 to 59 ½ points, which is a big move. Sharps have been killing this line; squares are still in favor of the over at about 3:2.

Idaho (-24) vs. New Mexico State – The Vandals have jumped from a 21 ½ point favorite to 24 points. New Mexico State is just awful, though they did manage to sneak by New Mexico. Has anyone considered congressional legislation to ban football from the entire state of New Mexico? Do it for the children.

Virginia (-24) vs. Eastern Michigan – Like Idaho, Virginia has an opportunity to play a terrible football team. The line started at 21 ½ and has been steamed up to 24, just like Idaho. Virginia takes a step out of their major conference schedule to take on the worst school from probably the worst conference in FBS football – at home. This should be a blowout.

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