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NCAAF—NCAAF Opening Line Report Week 4

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

TEMPLE -7½ Tulsa (down to -6½ -115 after release, BetOnline)

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

#18 CENTRAL FLORIDA -13 Florida Atlantic

#9 Penn State -27½ ILLINOIS

USC -5 Washington State (down to -4½ -115)

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

IOWA STATE -18 -105 Akron (up to -18½)

NC State -4 -115 MARSHALL (up to -7 -115)

MASSACHUSETTS No Line Charlotte

#23 Michigan State -5½ -105 INDIANA (down to -4½)

MARYLAND No Line Minnesota

BALL STATE -3½ -120 Western Kentucky

Boston College -7 -115 PURDUE (up to -7½ -115)

SYRACUSE No Line Connecticut

#20 Miami Florida -28 +100 Florida International

Pitt -2½ NORTH CAROLINA (up to -3½ -115)

FLORIDA STATE -11 -105 Northern Illinois

Miami Ohio -5½ -105 BOWLING GREEN

#4 OHIO STATE -34 Tulane

#2 Clemson -16 -115 GEORGIA TECH (up to -16½ -115)

CINCINNATI -8 -115 Ohio (up to -9 -115)

SOUTH FLORIDA -21½ East Carolina

#8 Notre Dame -5½ WAKE FOREST (up to -8 -115)

TOLEDO -12 -105 Nevada (down to -10½ +100)

VIRGINIA -2½ Louisville (down to -3½ -120)

Western Michigan -5½ GEORGIA STATE (up to -7)

Buffalo -3 -120 RUTGERS -2 (up to -4 -115)

Arizona -6½ -105 OREGON STATE

#19 OREGON -1½ #7 Stanford (>Favorite-flip to STAN -1 -115)

 

Oregon-Stanford Matchup Social Media (Twitter) Insert

https://twitter.com/oregonfootball/status/1039315032532705280

 

Florida -8 TENNESSEE (down to -6 -105)

Mississippi State -9 KENTUCKY (up to -10½)

#21 MICHIGAN No Line Nebraska

#13 WEST VIRGINIA -14 -115 Kansas State (up to -14½ -115)

OLE MISS -30 -120 Kent State (down 15 cents to -30 -105)

SOUTHERN MISS -13-105 Rice

#11 AUBURN -27½ -105 Arkansas (up 5 cents to -27)

#15 OKLAHOMA STATE -12 -105 Texas Tech

Navy -12½ SMU

UL LAFAYETTE -1½ Coastal Carolina

ARKANSAS STATE -4½ -105 Unlv (up to -6½ -115)

TEXAS -2½ #17 TCU (>Favorite-flip to TCU -2½)

#5 OKLAHOMA -31½ -105 Army

#6 LSU -21½ Louisiana Tech (down 5 cents to -21½ -105)

BAYLOR -8½ -115 Kansas (up to -9½ -120)

South Carolina -3½ VANDERBILT (down to -2½ -105)

MEMPHIS -27½ -115 South Alabama

UTAH STATE -10½ -115 Air Force (down to -9½ +100)

New Mexico State -3 UTEP -1 (down to -2 -105)

UTSA -7 -115 Texas State (up to -8 -115)

Troy -6½ -105 UL MONROE

#13 Virginia Tech -28 -115 OLD DOMINION (up to -28½ -115)

North Texas -14½ -115 LIBERTY (down to -14)

#3 Georgia -14 -115 MISSOURI (up to -15)

#1 ALABAMA -26 -105 Texas A&M

#16 Wisconsin -6 IOWA (down to -3½)

#12 WASHINGTON -18½ Arizona State (down 5 cents to -18½ -105)

SAN DIEGO STATE -9 Eastern Michigan (down to -8½ -105)

 

>BetOnline open, Don Best rotation order; vigorish -110 unless noted; HOME TEAM in CAPS

>>Coaches Top 25 Poll rankings from Sunday, September 16, 2018


 

Sharps Quick to Back Notre Dame, Stanford, TCU, Iowa, South Florida, Arkansas St. in Early Betting

>After a flurry of early activity on the NCAAF Week 4 betting board after opening lines from Offshore sportsbook BetOnline were released on Sunday afternoon, there were a few surprises and a couple of 2½-point-plus movers. Notre Dame went from an opening 5½ up to 8 before settling back around 7½ at press time for their game against Wake Forest at a soggy (Hurricane Florence) BB&T Field (FieldTurf) in Winston-Salem on Saturday (ABC, 12 pm ET/9 am PT).

Stanford—which rested RB Bryce Love in Week 3 vs UC Davis—moving from a 1½-point underdog to a 1-point favorite after the professionals did some early work, backing the Cardinal against QB Justin Herbert and Oregon and Autzen Stadium (FieldTurf) on Saturday, (ABC, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT).

And TCU also saw a Favorite-flip from open with early action on the Horned Frogs over host Texas, moving from an opening Longhorns -2½ a healthy 5 points the other way to #15 TCU -2½ -105 for their semi-rivalry (TEX 62-25-1) game at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf) on Saturday afternoon (FOX, 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT).

 

 

Some other sides the Wiseguys and early bettors backed: NC State, which went from an opening 4 (-115) quickly to 7 for their Non-Conference game at Marshall on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium (FieldTurf) in Huntington, WV (CBSS, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT), and Florida, which went from 8-point opening chalks down to -6 (-105) at BetOnline for the Gators The Third Saturday in September (FLA 27-20) annual SEC showdown with Tennessee at Neyland Stadium (Grass) in Knoxville on Saturday night (ESPN, 7pm ET/4 pm PT).

Sun Belt Conference side Arkansas State also saw enough money in the first two hours of trading early to go from 4½- (-105) to 6½-point Home chalks (-115) for their Saturday night tussle with MWC side UNLV at Centennial Bank Stadium (ProGreen) in Jonesboro (ESPN3, 7pm ET/4 pm PT).

And early betting was seen on South Florida, with the host Bulls going from big opening 21½-point favorites to as high as 24 in some shops offshore (Heritage) for their Saturday evening affair vs. East Carolina at Raymond James Stadium (Grass) in Tampa (ESNN, 8pm ET/5 pm PT) in a series which has been completely dominated of late by USF (6-0 ATS L6, 3-0 ATS L3 at Home). Count me in on fading the Pirates this weekend (2017: USF 61 EC31, USF -21).

And there was heavy fading of Wisconsin—upset at Home at Camp Randall by BYU in Madison in Week 3—with the Sharps moving the opening number on RB and Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor (+650 to win Heisman Trophy, 5Dimes) and the Badgers (3-1 ATS L4 at IOWA) from opening 6- to 3-point favorites (-105, BetOnline) for their Battle for the Heartland Trophy (WIS 46–43–2) on Saturday in Week 4 at Kinnick Stadium (FieldTurf) in Iowa City (FOX, 8:30 pm/5:30 pm PT).


 

Missouri Football Social Media Insert (Twitter)

https://twitter.com/MizzouFootball/status/1041376276588707840

 

NCAAF WEEK 4 PICKS: Memphis -27½ -105 over South Alabama, Virginia Tech -27½ -105 over Old Dominion, Georgia -14 -105 over Missouri, Alabama -24 -105 over Texas A&M (Heritage), South Florida -23½ -115 over East Carolina (BetOnline)