College Football Opening Line Report – Week 2

Every Tuesday, we take a look at the early line movement and college football betting trends for the 15 most heavily bet games, in terms of the number of total bets.

Team Betting % Current Open Notes
Stanford 88% -21 -18 After Duke lost to FCS Richmond last week, it’s no surprise to see public taking Stanford and Heisman hopeful Andrew Luck.
Duke 12% 21 18
Oregon State 11% 21 17.5 Almost 9 of 10 spread bets have taken Wisconsin after Badgers blow out of UNLV and Oregon State’s loss to FCS Sacramento State.
Wisconsin 89% -21 -17.5
Nevada 18% 26.5 24.5 Colin Kaepernick is gone and so is confidence in Nevada from the betting public.
Oregon 82% -26.5 -24.5
Notre Dame 22% -3.5 -3.5 After an ugly loss to South Florida, public has no interest in laying points with Notre Dame on the road.
Michigan 78% 3.5 3.5
Alabama 81% -9.5 -10 Early Steam Move pushed line from 10 to 9.5, causing the reverse-line movement.
Penn State 19% 9.5 10
South Carolina 82% -3 (-105) -2.5 Public is buying South Carolina’s strong second half against ECU and wary about Georgia after nationally televised loss to Boise State.
Georgia 18% 3 (-115) 2.5
Mississippi State 73% -7 (-105) -6 Auburn needed a furious rally to top Utah State, causing public to jump on Mississippi State and push line from 6 to 7.
Auburn 27% 7 (-115) 6
Toledo 18% 19 20 Early betting has dropped the line one point despite the lopsided betting percentages.
Ohio State 82% -19 -20
TCU 84% -2 -2.5 Despite losing to Baylor, TCU is currently getting over 80% of spread bets.
Air Force 16% 2 2.5
No Illinois 72% -6.5 -5.5 No Illinois lit up Army last week and public betting has pushed them from -5.5 to -6.5.
Kansas 28% 6.5 5.5
Iowa 81% -7 (+100) -7 The point spread hasn’t moved, but the vig has been adjusted in opposite direction of the current betting trends.
Iowa State 19% 7 (-120) 7
Rutgers 33% 10.5 9.5 No College Football Betting System plays triggered yet, so line movement is strictly due to influx of public money taking North Carolina.
North Carolina 67% -10.5 -9.5
Tulsa 73% -13.5 -14.5 Tulsa got pounded by Oklahoma and is now getting pounded by betting public. However, line has dropped one point despite the betting trends data.
Tulane 27% 13.5 14.5
New Mexico 32% 36 35 Arkansas opened as a 5 touchdown favorite and has gotten enough action to move to -36.
Arkansas 68% -36 -35
BYU 29% 7 7 (-120) Public not buying BYU after comeback road-win against Mississippi last week.
Texas 71% -7 -7 (+100)

* Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ Spread Betting Trends Data
** Opening and Current Lines from 5Dimes

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