2017 College Football Week 7 Opening Line Report

2017 College Football Week 7 Opening Line Report

As we head into Week 7 of the college football season, we’ve compared the current and opening lines to the lookahead odds from the summer:

MatchupCRIS Current
(Oct 9)
(Oct 8)
G Nugget Open
(Jun 22)
Utah at USCUSC -13USC -12.5USC -20
Oregon at StanfordStan -11Stan -10.5Stan -11
Arkansas at Alabama Bama -31Bama -30.5Bama -28
Texas A&M at FloridaFlorida -3Florida -4Florida -4
Auburn at LSUAuburn -6.5Auburn -6LSU -7
Baylor at Oklahoma StOkla St -25.5Okla St -23Okla St -7
Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas)Okla -7.5Okla -8Okla -9.5
TCU at Kansas StOff BoardOff BoardPick 'Em
Ohio State at NebraskaOhio St -24Ohio St -21.5Ohio St -15.5
Boise St at San Diego StSDSU -7SDSU -7SDSU -3.5
Michigan at IndianaMich -5Mich -6N/A
Texas Tech at WVUWVU -3WVU -6N/A

Some betting nuggets heading into Week 7:

  • LSU was -7 against Auburn on the lookahead line over the summer. Now they’re listed +6.5. No other game on the slate is getting even half of the early ticket action as this one, and 85% of early bets are on Auburn.
  • WVU opened -6 on Sunday night and have quickly dropped to -3 against TTU. There’s definitely been some sharp money on the Red Raiders since tickets are split early on.
  • Air Force has failed to cover the week after playing Navy in 7 straight seasons. They’ve already dropped from -10.5 to -7.5 vs. UNLV on Saturday.
  • BYU is 0-6 ATS this season and has moved from +21 to +22.5 at Mississippi State this weekend. Will they public keep pounding the Bulldogs to get this line to 24?
  • More than 80% of very early money is on Kansas to cover +20.5 at Iowa State. The Jayhawks have lost 42 straight road games, last win was in 2009 at UTEP (34-7).
  • The line for Baylor/Oklahoma St has changed significantly from the summer, which has been the case for all Baylor games this season.
  • The summer lines for TAMU/FLA, Utah/Stanford, Bama/Arkansas, and Oklahoma/Texas were nearly spot on with the openers on Sunday night.
  • Texas A&M has failed to cover 12 straight games after a straight up loss, all under Kevin Sumlin, and the Aggies lost last week to Alabama. They’ve moved from +4 to +3 at Florida around the market and are even down to +2.5 at some sportsbooks.

There are a ton of major injuries to watch for this weekend– check out all players status’ here.

Alabama is the +125 favorite to win the National Championship with the field listed at -145.

Saquon Barkley and Baker Mayfield remain the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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