We’re finally getting consistent conference college football games.
The first three weeks of the season is filled with get-right games and non-conference games. However, now that we’re onto Week 4, we’re going to get plenty of conference games. This is where the fun begins. Here are the biggest line moves for Week 4 in college football.
Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin -6.5 (-105)
- Opened: PK (-110)
- Currently: -6.5 (-110)
Notre Dame opened as a pick-em against Wisconsin on the road. However, their recent play has turned bettors off. Despite being 3-0 and ranked 12th in the nation, Notre Dame struggled to start the year with close calls against Florida State and Toledo.
Last week, the Fighting Irish looked much better, however, winning over Purdue, 27-13. Still, this well respected Notre Dame defense has allowed 381 yards per game in their first three games and that’s just unacceptable.
They’ll take on a Wisconsin team that hasn’t really shown much offense this year with just 22 points per game. Still, they’re holding opponents to 11.5 points per game. Let’s also not forget that Wisconsin is averaging 441.5 yards per game and just needs a couple of clutch moments in the red zone right now.
It seems like bettors are afraid Jack Coan, a former Badger, will struggle to do much against one of the best defenses in the nation. We’ll see what happens here.
Clemson vs. NC State -9.5 (-110)
- Opened: -12 (-110)
- Currently: -9.5 (-120)
This is the first season we’ve really seen Clemson struggle to score points. The Tigers really couldn’t find much on offense against Georgia Tech last week and now sharp bettors are concerned. The line has shifted from -12 to -9.5 in some spots with Clemson’s offense struggling to do much of anything on the offensive end.
Still, the defense has been one of the best in the nation and should be able to hold NC State out of the endzone for most of the game. You’ve got to wonder if this will be the spot where Clemson figures it out offensively. Some of the players have voiced their frustration with the offense and that might help the guys look in the mirror and figure out how to get better.
The number is dropping so much, there’s going to be some value on Clemson after all.
Kansas vs. Duke -15.5 (-108)
- Opened: -12.5 (-110)
- Currently: -15.5 (-105)
Before the season began, this was surely the Toilet Bowl. However, I have to admit, even after losing to Charlotte, Duke looks better than any of us could’ve expected.
I’m not saying Duke is good, I’m just saying they’re better than we expected. Kansas, on the other hand, is not. It’s astonishing that Duke is over a two-touchdown favorite in this game, at home, but I agree with it.
Kansas lost to Baylor 45-7 last week and Coastal Carolina, 49-22. The defense is shot and Duke can put up points.
They’re averaging 523.7 yards per game along with 34.3 points. I’m not sure I’d have the guts to make this bet, but laying the points with Duke actually makes sense for our NCAAF picks. Welcome to 2021, I guess.