Early Week 3 Money on Ole Miss (vs. Alabama) and Ohio State (vs. TCU)

Monday, September 10, 2018 3:18 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 10, 2018 3:18 PM UTC

The point spreads for Week 3 are out from BetOnline and among the biggest early mover is Ole Miss. The spread fell from an opening 22½ to 19½ for its big SEC showdown against top-ranked Alabama.

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align:right"><em><strong>NCAAF Capper Week 2 Picks Record: 5-2-0<br />NCAAF YTD Picks Record: 7-4-0</strong></em></p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" title="Live NCAAF Odds Board">NCAAF: Opening Line Report Week 3</a></h2><p> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Thursday</h2><p dir="ltr">Boston College -1 over WAKE FOREST (up to 5½ 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">MEMPHIS -24 Georgia State (up to -26)</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Saturday</h2><p dir="ltr">#5 OKLAHOMA -15 Iowa State (up to -18)<br />Florida State -2½ SYRACUSE<br />INDIANA -16 Ball State (down to -14½ -115)<br />KANSAS -3 -115 Rutgers<br />MARYLAND -11½ Temple (up to -14 -115)<br />ARMY -5 Hawai’i (up to -6½ -120)<br />#21 Miami Florida -9½ -115 TOLEDO (up to -10)<br />NEBRASKA -7½ Troy (up to -8½)<br />#11 PENN STATE -36 -105 Kent State<br />#18 Central Florida -14 -115 NORTH CAROLINA (down to -13½)<br />TENNESSEE -28½ -115 Utep (up to 29½)<br />#13 VIRGINIA TECH -29½ East Carolina (down to 29)<br />Georgia Tech -4 -115 PITT (down to -3 -120)<br />Tulane -3 -115 UAB (up to -3½)<br />#8 NOTRE DAME -14½ Vanderbilt<br />VIRGINIA -6 -115 Ohio (up to -7 -115)<br />#2 CLEMSON -36 Georgia Southern (down to -34½ -105)<br />#7 AUBURN -8½ #12 Lsu (up to -10 -105)<br />South Florida -11 -105 ILLINOIS (down to -9½ -113)<br />#6 WISCONSIN -24 Brigham Young (down to 23)<br />BAYLOR PK -115 Duke (up to BAY -2)<br />#19 MICHIGAN -32 -115 Smu (up to -35 -117)<br />#24 OKLAHOMA ST -4½ #17 Boise State (down to -3½ -115)<br />APPALACHIAN STATE -13½ Southern Miss (up to -16)<br />NORTHERN ILLINOIS -15 -115 Central Michigan (down to -14)<br />#14 West Virginia -3 -115 NC STATE (up to -4)<br />MINNESOTA -14 Miami Ohio (up to -14 -120)<br />ARKANSAS -8 -115 North Texas (down to -7½)<br />FLORIDA -18 -105 Colorado State (down to -19½ -105)<br />KANSAS STATE -20 -105 Utsa (up to -21 -115)<br />#20 OREGON -29 San José State (up to -41 -115)<br />Old Dominion -3 CHARLOTTE (down to -2½)<br />BUFFALO -3 -115 Eastern Michigan (up to -4)<br />SOUTH ALABAMA -10 Texas State (up to -11)<br />#1 Alabama -22½ OLE MISS (down to -19½)<br />NEVADA -5½ -105 Oregon State (down to 4½)<br />Arkansas State -1 TULSA (down to PK -110)<br />#3 GEORGIA -32½ Middle Tennessee (down to -31)<br />FIU -4½ Massachusetts (down to -4-115)<br />#16 MISSISSIPPI STATE -31 -105 Louisiana Lafayette (up to -32½)<br />Missouri -6 PURDUE (up to -7½ +100)<br />TEXAS A&amp;M -27 Louisiana-Monroe (down to -26)<br />NORTHWESTERN -21½ -105 Akron (down to -21)<br />LOUISVILLE -20 -115 Western Kentucky (up to -21)<br />SOUTH CAROLINA -13½ -105 Marshall (down to -12½)<br />New Mexico -8 NEW MEXICO STATE (down to as low as -6 -110, Bookmaker)<br />#4 Ohio St -10½ -115 #15 Tcu @ Arlington, TX (up to -13½)<br />#10 Washington -5½ -105 UTAH (up to -6)<br />#23 Arizona State -1½ SAN DIEGO STATE (up to -3 -115)</p><p dir="ltr">Note: BetOnline openers in SBROdds rotation order; vigorish -110 unless noted; HOME TEAM in CAPS</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Sharps Quickly Fade Teams In Early Week 3 Betting</h2><p dir="ltr">Among the bigger early movers after the first 7 hours of trading on the <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/">NCAAF Week 3 betting board</a> at <a href="https://www.betonline.ag/?btag=n4IVSOHgYf8jj1kORtx9bWNd7ZgqdRLk&amp;affid=482">BetOnline</a> on Sunday afternoon were Boston College, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico State and Nick Boa (3.0 sacks) and Ohio State, all of whom saw at least 2 points of movement for their games this coming week with the first game on the betting board — Thursday night’s Boston College-Wake Forest clash from BB&amp;T Field in Winston-Salem, NC (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET) — seeing the biggest jump at publishing time with sharps pounding the Eagles from opening 1- to as high as 5½-point favorites for their ACC Atlantic Division game (WAKE 3-1 ATS L4 vs BC).</p><p dir="ltr">Some other big teams the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" title="Free NCAAF Picks">early betting birds were throwing their money on</a>: Ole Miss over #1 Alabama with the Crimson Tide going from opening -22½ chalks down 3 points to -19½ favorites over the Rebels for their SEC showdown at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS on Saturday night (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET); #4 Ohio State, who went up 3 points from -10½ -115 to -13½ for its game against #15 TCU at Jerry World in Arlington, TX on Saturday night (ABC, 8:07 p.m. ET); and, New Mexico State (0-3 ATS, 0-6 ATS all 6 halves in 2018), who went from 8-point home dogs down to as low as 6 (<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4403&amp;book=Bookmaker" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bookmaker</a>) for their Land of Enchantment, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_Rivalry_(football)">Rio Grande Rivalry</a> (NM 70-33-5) Saturday (NMS 4-0 ATS L4 series).</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">A Public-Made Chalk, Strange-Looking Lines and Two Wrong-Side Favorites?</h2><p dir="ltr">The <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/duke-blue-devils-vs-baylor-bears-3448624/">Baylor-Duke</a> game on Saturday opened up as a "pick 'em" at BetOnline and the wiseguys quickly bet the host Bears into a position of being 2-point favorites, with the game being played at McLane Stadium (Artificial Hellas-Matrix) in Waco and the upstart Blue Devils (2-0 SU/ATS) coming off a tough win at Northwestern in Week 3 probably being part of their thinking.</p><p dir="ltr">Like with Miami-Ohio favored over Cincinnati at offshore open in Week 2 (MIA -1 -108), there are a couple of Week 3 point spreads where it sure seems like the other side could be favored, or at least in a near-even situation, with Cole McDonald (1,165 Passing yards, #1 FBS), John Ursua (423 receiving yards, #1 in FBS) and new-look Hawai’i — who have scored on all 3 first possessions (and all TDS) in 2018 after going scoreless every single time in its first possession in 2017 — opening as modest <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/hawaii-warriors-vs-army-black-knights-3448385/">5-point underdogs</a> with the Black Knights being bet up to as high as 7 with early money backing Independent Army (1-1 SU/ATS) at Michie Stadium (FieldTurf) in West Point, NY.</p><p dir="ltr">Backers of Army here know that the Golden Rainbows will have to deal with a nasty 6-hour time difference, meaning a 6 a.m. kickoff on Saturday morning in their poor pineapple-infused body clocks — and having to travel some 4,949 miles from the Aloha State to the Empire State, one of the longest possible trips in FBS and FCS. Hawai’i (3-0 ATS L3 vs ARMY) can score and Army may have some trouble doing so with the Rainbow Warriors (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) vastly improved on both sides of the pigskin.</p><p dir="ltr">And another potential wrong-side favorite and strange-looking number in my mind is <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/oregon-state-beavers-vs-nevada-wolf-pack-3453469/">Oregon State being 5½-point underdogs</a> at Nevada in a Pac 12-MWC matchup from Mackay Stadium (FieldTurf) in Reno. While the Wolf Pack (1-1 SU/ATS) were playing FCS Portland State and <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/nevada-wolf-pack-vs-vanderbilt-commodores-3448178/">Vanderbilt</a>, (VANDY 41 NEV 10; VANDY -10) the Beavers (1-1 SU/ATS, 1-11 SU in 2017) were cutting their teeth on #5 Ohio State at The Horseshoe and Big Sky members <a href="https://classic.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/southern-utah-thunderbirds-vs-oregon-state-beavers-3448819/">Southern Utah</a> (OSU 48-25, OSU -13). With QB Conor Blount (27/41, 395, 3 TDs), freshman RB Jermar Jefferson (30/285/4/9.5 ypc) and WR Trevon Bradford (9/151/3 TDs/16.87 ypc), Oregon State can knock off Nevada this weekend.</p><p dir="ltr"><img height="568" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/6Yp-S-PGgy41gx7O3b6qtFMmMrshcgEIFpClXT-o7ySEbyDSbTNVKxxW_p8b5yRnaIvLpdVSrSrMUOvDPCwVV7XomIX5x64JRXy0PaoKYqSAnIy5EPptrH1g_Imwz43wbLbS5hJ2" width="603" /></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Free NCAAF Week 3 Picks:</strong> Wake Forest +5½ -110, Toledo +10½ -110 (<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4400&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a>), West Virginia -3½ -106, Hawaii +7 -106, Ohio State -13 -106 (<a href="http://https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4412&amp;book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a>),<font color="#000000" size="3"> </font>Alabama -19½ -105 (<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4406&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Heritage</a>), New Mexico -6 -110, Oregon State +5½ -110 (<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4403&amp;book=Bookmaker" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bookmaker</a>)</p>
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