College Football Opening Line Report – Week 3
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.
|LSU||81%||-3.5||-3||The public is still buying LSU after their 2-0 start, and Mississippi State’s loss to Auburn is still fresh in their minds.|
|Oklahoma||73%||-3 (-115)||-3.5||In a top-5 battle, the public is having no trouble laying the points with Oklahoma on the road.|
|Florida State||27%||3 (-105)||3.5|
|Boise State||80%||-19.5||-17.5||Four out of five bets are taking the Broncos which has pushed the line up two points.|
|Michigan St.||76%||4.5||5.5||An 0-2 start has people jumping off of the Notre Dame bandwagon. Laying points against the 15th ranked Spartans doesn’t interest most bettors.|
|Oklahoma St||89%||-13.5||-14||Sports Insights has seen some early betting system plays on Tulsa, causing the reverse-line movement.|
|Penn State||66%||-8||-10||There is also some reverse-line movement in this game which suggests some sharp money taking Temple as a home dog.|
|Tennessee||53%||8.5||8.5||The betting percentages are split for this SEC matchup, which is why the betting line has remained steady at 8.5 points.|
|Wisconsin||84%||-17||-16||The public continues to love the Badgers. They have no problem laying a large amount of points on the road.|
|Texas Tech||86%||-20.5||-19||The lopsided betting has moved the line 1.5 points already, but it will be interesting to see if it gets to the key number of 21.|
|Idaho||19%||35.5||37||Another example of the line moving the opposite way of the betting percentages. There is some money saying that Idaho can keep it within 5 touchdowns.|
|Auburn||86%||3.5||4||One of the few games where the majority is taking the underdog. No surprise though, as Auburn already has two highly publicized wins.|
|Houston||86%||-7.5||-7.5||The line has yet to budge despite a heavy backing of Houston. Not much respect for Louisiana Tech at home this week.|
|Stanford||89%||-10||-10||The more people hear about Andrew Luck, the more they keep betting on Stanford to cover.|
|West Virginia||62%||1||pick||Maryland’s uniforms got all of the coverage last week, but a good win over Miami has them relatively even against No. 18 West Virginia.|
|Texas||76%||-3.5 (-105)||-3||The heavy betting on Texas has moved the line off of the key number of 3, which is a bit surprising considering they barely beat BYU last week.|
* Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ Spread Betting Trends Data
** Opening and Current Lines from 5Dimes
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