College Football Odds: Week 13 Games With Biggest Line Moves

Matthew Jordan

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:29 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 4:29 PM UTC

A 2-1 ATS mark on the games with the biggest line moves early last week, hitting on Indiana (+23) and Wyoming (+10) but missing on Mississippi State (-2).  Here are the three top Week 13 college football line moves at SBR's best sportsbooks.

Cincinnati At Tulsa (-22.5)

This American Athletic Conference game on Friday saw Tulsa open as low as a 16-point favorite on college football odds. Most in the know surrounding the Cincinnati program think this will be  Tommy Tuberville's last game as the Bearcats' coach with his team a hugely disappointing 4-7 overall and 1-6 in the AAC. A loss here, which seems likely, would match the Bearcats’ worst record since 2010, when UC went 4-8 under first-year coach Butch Jones. His next two teams won 10 games each and then Jones left for Tennessee. Sophomore Hayden Moore gets his third straight start at quarterback for Cincinnati, which has dropped four straight and totaled just 26 points combined in them. Tulsa is a very good team at 8-3 and has a rising star at coach in Philip Montgomery, an Art Briles disciple who runs the same up-tempo spread offense. Montgomery should get some interviews for Power 5 jobs this offseason, perhaps even at Baylor. The Golden Hurricane's only conference losses are to currently ranked Houston and Navy and both of those were very close. Tulsa has scored at least 40 points in eight games this season, while Cincinnati has not surpassed the 40-point plateau in any of its games. Tulsa lost by 11 in Cincinnati last year, but these teams are both vastly different in 2016.

NCAAF Free Pick: Tulsa -22.5Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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East Carolina At Temple (-20.5)

The Owls opened as 16-point favorites for this American Athletic Conference game Saturday. Vastly different motivations here. Temple is tied atop the AAC East Division with South Florida but owns the tiebreaker thanks to a head-to-head win. Thus the Owls play in the AAC title game for the second straight with a victory here or USF loss this weekend. Temple is on a five-game winning streak and has blown out the past four opponents -- shutting out UConn and Tulane in the past two games.  East Carolina is in the East Division basement. It's a good offensive team, led by senior receiver Zay Jones. He's a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as Jones leads the FBS in receptions (151), receiving yards (1,685), receptions per game (13.7) and receiving yards per game (153.2). Eighty-five of his catches have resulted in first downs and 36 have gone for 15 or more yards, both best in the FBS. Jones is five catches shy of breaking the FBS single-season receptions record and already holds the career mark with 392. What ECU can't do is play defense. It allows 36 points per game and has given up 166 combined points in a three-game losing streak. Get this line before it gets above three TDs.

NCAAF Free Pick: Temple -20.5Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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TCU At Texas (-3)

This Big 12 game on Friday opened as a pick'em. This presumably will be the final game as the Texas head coach for Charlie Strong amid reports the school already has decided to fire him. During Strong's press conference on Monday, he said he hasn't been told he had been fired and that his future would be addressed with the UT administration after this game. Unless dozens upon dozens of media sources are wrong, he's a goner. Texas players threatened a boycott of this game if the school did fire Strong, but the coach said that wasn't happening. UT does need this win to get bowl eligible and potentially avoid another losing season, but Strong wouldn't coach the team in any bowl game. Individually for Texas, running back D'Onta Foreman, who might be a Heisman finalist, needs 137 rushing yards to reach 2,000. TCU also would get bowl eligible with a win, but this isn't the Horned Frogs' finale. They close next week at home vs. Kansas State. The Texas kids should play incredibly hard here for their departing coach. The TCU players know they still have a game to go and likely won't be as motivated.

NCAAF Free Pick: Texas -3Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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