College Football Opening Line Report- Week 4

College Football Opening Line Report- Week 4

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
NC State 26% 7.5 7.0 Heavy spotlight on this matchup of 2-1 teams as it is the lone Thursday night (9/22) game. The public continues to heavily favor the Bearcats at home, moving the line slightly in favor of Cincy winning by at least one TD.
Cincinnati U 74% -7.5 -7.0
LSU 87% -5.5 -5.0 Most heavily bet game of the week so far, with the public hammering undefeated LSU (3-0), especially after their convincing 19-6 win over then #25 Miss. St. last weekend.
West Virginia 13% 5.5 5.0
Notre Dame 79% -6.5 -6.0 After blowout of then #15 MSU last weekend, the Irish bandwagon appears healthy once again, with nearly 8 out of 10 bets taking Notre Dame on the road.
Pittsburgh 21% 6.5 6.0
Florida State 62% Pick -3.0 Great value here as reverse-line movement has resulted in a pick-em scenario for the public.
Clemson 38% Pick 3.0
Oklahoma State 65% 4.0 3.0 Epic Big-12 matchup between two top-10, undefeated teams, with public favoring the Aggies slightly at home.
Texas A&M 35% -4.0 -3.0
USC 62% 2.5 3.0 Another case of reverse line movement, with the public showing less and less confidence in the Sun Devils at home.
Arizona State 38% -2.5 -3.0
Rice 16% 20.0 18.0 In one of the most lopsided games of the week, the public is hammering Baylor at home, making visiting Rice even more of a longshot to upset the heavily favored Bears.
Baylor 84% -20.0 -18.0
Oregon 87% -15.0 -13.5 The 2-1 Ducks head to Wildcat country intent on exploiting the porous Arizona D. Could be a long day for ‘Zona and the public seems to agree.
Arizona U 13% 15.0 13.5
Missouri 34% 22.0 21.0 Despite owning a 2-1 record, visiting Missouri is a massive underdog against the streaking Soooners, with the line remaining steadily in favor of top-ranked Oklahoma.
Oklahoma 66% -22.0 -21.0
Nebraska 64% -23.5 -22.5 After crushing Washington last weekend, the Cornhuskers head to Wyoming as massive favorites, with the line expecting #9 Nebraska to blow out the undefeated Cowboys (3-0) by at least three TDs.
Wyoming 36% 23.5 22.5
Nevada 31% 19.5 21.0 Another case of revere-line movement here, with the adjusted line reflecting slightly less confidence in the Red Raiders at home.
Texas Tech 69% -19.5 -21.0
UCLA 47% 4.5 3.0 Great value here with the public evenly split in spread bets, even with the favored Beavers giving up another 1.5 points to the visiting Bruins.
Oregon State 53% -4.5 -3.0
Vanderbilt 59% 16.0 15.0 Despite narrowly defeating Army last week, Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks remain heavy favorites to defeat visiting Vanderbilt by at least two TDs.
South Carolina 41% -16.0 -15.0
Georgia 78% -9.5 -10.0 The line has remained relatively steady for this matchup, despite the visiting Bulldogs being hammered by the public.
Mississippi 22% 9.5 10.0
Kansas State 27% 12.0 13.0 Another case of reverse-line movement, with the line adjusting to favor the Hurricanes slightly less as a result of the public hammering Miami.
Miami (FLA) 73% -12.0 -13.0

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

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