Early Money on Notre Dame, Stanford & TCU in NCAAF Week 4

Monday, September 17, 2018 1:01 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 17, 2018 1:01 PM UTC

Here are opening point spreads for Week 4 of the college football season, with the early offshore movement from line originator BetOnline from Sunday afternoon.

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align:right"><em><strong>NCAAF Capper Week 3 Picks Record: 3-3-1<br />NCAAF YTD Picks Record: 10-7-1</strong></em></p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/college-football-betting/" title="NCAAF Betting Forum">NCAAF: Opening Line Report, Week 4</a></h2><h2 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-09d6dda2-7fff-d5d8-1fae-c642a61faf5f">Thursday</h2><p dir="ltr">TEMPLE -7½ Tulsa (down to -6½ -115 after release, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4400&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a>)</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Friday</h2><p dir="ltr">#18 CENTRAL FLORIDA -13 Florida Atlantic<br />#9 Penn State -27½ ILLINOIS<br />USC -5 Washington State (down to -4½ -115)</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Saturday</h2><p dir="ltr">IOWA STATE -18 -105 Akron (up to -18½)<br />NC State -4 -115 MARSHALL (up to -7 -115)<br />MASSACHUSETTS No Line Charlotte<br />#23 Michigan State -5½ -105 INDIANA (down to -4½)<br />MARYLAND No Line Minnesota<br />BALL STATE -3½ -120 Western Kentucky<br />Boston College -7 -115 PURDUE (up to -7½ -115)<br />SYRACUSE No Line Connecticut<br />#20 Miami Florida -28 +100 Florida International<br />Pitt -2½ NORTH CAROLINA (up to -3½ -115)<br />FLORIDA STATE -11 -105 Northern Illinois<br />Miami Ohio -5½ -105 BOWLING GREEN<br />#4 OHIO STATE -34 Tulane<br />#2 Clemson -16 -115 GEORGIA TECH (up to -16½ -115)<br />CINCINNATI -8 -115 Ohio (up to -9 -115)<br />SOUTH FLORIDA -21½ East Carolina<br />#8 Notre Dame -5½ WAKE FOREST (up to -8 -115)<br />TOLEDO -12 -105 Nevada (down to -10½ +100)<br />VIRGINIA -2½ Louisville (down to -3½ -120)<br />Western Michigan -5½ GEORGIA STATE (up to -7)<br />Buffalo -3 -120 RUTGERS -2 (up to -4 -115)<br />Arizona -6½ -105 OREGON STATE<br />#19 OREGON -1½ #7 Stanford (&gt;Favorite-flip to STAN -1 -115)</p><p dir="ltr"><img height="564" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/JBvPF0AhgF0W5tkhwxLCPQg7JMEcRgRdaDesO4zuFpVTvH9iP7ILkmHndz8CoJ2BS4NgwA7lzQQvfy0dZ_X7knE8TnXhZoTcbDG4-OM89_oXlHtVAsDsgULhkXANKPBaK3R3ZrLn" width="598" /></p><p dir="ltr">Florida -8 TENNESSEE (down to -6 -105)<br />Mississippi State -9 KENTUCKY (up to -10½)<br />#21 MICHIGAN No Line Nebraska<br />#13 WEST VIRGINIA -14 -115 Kansas State (up to -14½ -115)<br />OLE MISS -30 -120 Kent State (down 15 cents to -30 -105)<br />SOUTHERN MISS -13-105 Rice<br />#11 AUBURN -27½ -105 Arkansas (up 5 cents to -27)<br />#15 OKLAHOMA STATE -12 -105 Texas Tech<br />Navy -12½ SMU<br />UL LAFAYETTE -1½ Coastal Carolina<br />ARKANSAS STATE -4½ -105 Unlv (up to -6½ -115)<br />TEXAS -2½ #17 TCU (&gt;Favorite-flip to TCU -2½)<br />#5 OKLAHOMA -31½ -105 Army<br />#6 LSU -21½ Louisiana Tech (down 5 cents to -21½ -105)<br />BAYLOR -8½ -115 Kansas (up to -9½ -120)<br />South Carolina -3½ VANDERBILT (down to -2½ -105)<br />MEMPHIS -27½ -115 South Alabama<br />UTAH STATE -10½ -115 Air Force (down to -9½ +100)<br />New Mexico State -3 UTEP -1 (down to -2 -105)<br />UTSA -7 -115 Texas State (up to -8 -115)<br />Troy -6½ -105 UL MONROE<br />#13 Virginia Tech -28 -115 OLD DOMINION (up to -28½ -115)<br />North Texas -14½ -115 LIBERTY (down to -14)<br />#3 Georgia -14 -115 MISSOURI (up to -15)<br />#1 ALABAMA -26 -105 Texas A&amp;M<br />#16 Wisconsin -6 IOWA (down to -3½)<br />#12 WASHINGTON -18½ Arizona State (down 5 cents to -18½ -105)<br />SAN DIEGO STATE -9 Eastern Michigan (down to -8½ -105)</p><p dir="ltr">BetOnline open, Don Best rotation order; vigorish -110 unless noted; HOME TEAM in CAPS</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/coaches-poll-top-25-texas-a-m-arrives-ucf-passes-boise-state-in-college-football-rankings/">Coaches Top 25 Poll</a> rankings from Sunday, September 16</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Notre Dame Among Teams Backed By Sharps In Early Betting</h2><p dir="ltr">After a flurry of early activity on the <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" title="Live NCAAF Odds">NCAAF Week 4 betting board</a> after opening lines from Offshore sportsbook <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4400&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> were released Sunday afternoon, there were a few surprises and a couple of 2½-point-plus movers. <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/notre-dame-fighting-irish-vs-wake-forest-demon-deacons-3448187/">Notre Dame</a> 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&amp;T Field (FieldTurf) in Winston-Salem on Saturday (noon ET; ABC).</p><p dir="ltr">Stanford, which rested RB Bryce Love in Week 3 vs. U.C. Davis, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" title="Live NCAAF Odds">moved from a 1½-point underdog to a 1-point favorite</a> after the professionals did some early work, backing the Cardinal against QB Justin Herbert and Oregon and Autzen Stadium (FieldTurf) on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; ABC).</p><p dir="ltr">And TCU also saw a <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/tcu-horned-frogs-vs-texas-longhorns-3449058/">favorite-flip</a> 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 (4:30 p.m. ET; FOX).</p><p dir="ltr">Some other sides the wiseguys and early bettors backed: N.C. State, which went from an opening 4 (-115) quickly to 7 for their non-conference game <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/north-carolina-state-wolfpack-vs-marshall-thundering-herd-3449053/">at Marshall on Saturday</a> at Joan C. Edwards Stadium (FieldTurf) in Huntington, WV (7 p.m. ET; CBSS); and Florida, which went from 8-point opening chalk down to -6 (-105) at BetOnline for the Gators' <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida%E2%80%93Tennessee_football_rivalry">Third Saturday in September</a> (FLA 27-20) annual SEC showdown with Tennessee at Neyland Stadium (grass) in Knoxville <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/florida-gators-vs-tennessee-volunteers-3447751/">on Saturday</a> (7 p.m. ET; ESPN).</p><p dir="ltr">Sun Belt Conference side <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/unlv-rebels-vs-arkansas-state-red-wolves-3449358/">Arkansas State</a> 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 tussle with MWC side UNLV at Centennial Bank Stadium (ProGreen) in Jonesboro on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN3).</p><p dir="ltr">And early betting was seen on <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/east-carolina-pirates-vs-south-florida-bulls-3448845/">South Florida</a>, with the host Bulls going from big opening 21½-point favorites to as high as 24 in some shops offshore (<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4406&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Heritage</a>) for their Saturday evening affair vs. East Carolina at Raymond James Stadium (grass) in Tampa (8 p.m. ET; ESNN) in a series which has been completely dominated of late by USF (6-0 ATS L6, 3-0 ATS L3 at home). <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" title="Free NCAAF Picks">Count me in on fading the Pirates this weekend</a> (2017: USF 61 EC 31, USF -21).</p><p dir="ltr">And there was heavy fading of Wisconsin — upset at home by BYU in Week 3 — with the sharps moving the opening number on RB and Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor (+650 to win Heisman Trophy, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4395&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a>) 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) <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/wisconsin-badgers-vs-iowa-hawkeyes-3448264/">on Saturday in Week 4</a> at Kinnick Stadium (FieldTurf) in Iowa City (8:30 p.m. ET; FOX).</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">NCAAF Week 4 Picks</h2><p dir="ltr">Memphis -27½ -105 over South Alabama<br />Virginia Tech -27½ -105 over Old Dominion<br />Georgia -14 -105 over Missouri<br />Alabama -24 -105 over Texas A&amp;M (Heritage)<br />South Florida -23½ -115 over East Carolina (BetOnline)</p>
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