Opening Line for NCAAF Week 8: Early Sharp Action on N.C. State

Monday, October 15, 2018 1:06 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 1:06 PM UTC

The showdown between N.C. State and Clemson moved 3 points on immediate Wolfpack money after the opening lines were released Sunday. Let’s see where the numbers went in the first hours of trading.

<h2 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3d3a9888-7fff-cb70-06af-6dd1172fbede" style="text-align:center;"><a href="" title="NCAAF Betting Forum">NCAAF: Opening Line Report, Week 8</a></h2><h2 dir="ltr">Thursday</h2><p dir="ltr">ARKANSAS ST -14 Georgia State<br />#24 Stanford -2½ ARIZONA STATE (down from -3 -115, <a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> open)</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Friday</h2><p dir="ltr">BOISE STATE -23½ Colorado State (up from -25 -105)<br />Air Force -12 -115 UNLV (up from -11½)</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Saturday</h2><p dir="ltr">#17 KENTUCKY -11 -115 Vanderbilt (up from -10½)<br />TEMPLE -3 #21 Cincinnati (down from -3½)<br />#9 Central Florida -23 EAST CAROLINA (down from -25)<br />SYRACUSE -10½ +100 North Carolina (down from -11)<br />#22 IOWA -12½ Maryland (up from -10)<br />DUKE -8 Virginia (up from -7½)<br />MARSHALL -2½ -115 Florida Atlantic<br />Northwestern -21 RUTGERS (down from -21 -105)<br />MASSACHUSETTS -3½ -115 Coastal Carolina (up from -2½)<br />ARMY -10½ -105 Miami Ohio (down from -12)<br />#7 Michigan -6½ -115 MICHIGAN STATE (up from -5)<br />#2 Ohio State-13½ PURDUE (down from -15)<br />#1 Alabama No Line TENNESSEE &gt;ALA QB Tagovailoa—?<br />Eastern Michigan -3½ -1145 BALL STATE (down from -3½)<br />TOLEDO -2½ Buffalo (down from -3½)<br />Akron -4 KENT STATE<br />#16 Penn State -14 -115 INDIANA (up from -14)<br />#19 WISCONSIN -26 Illinois<br />Houston -12½ NAVY (up from -11)<br />LOUISIANA TECH -16 Utep (down from -26)<br />FLORIDA INTERNATIONALNo Line Rice &gt;RICE QB Stankavage—?<br />APPALACHIAN STATE -24 UL Lafayette (down from -26½)<br />ARKANSAS No Line Tulsa &gt;ARK QB Storey—?<br />Georgia Southern -13½ -105 NEW MEXICO STATE (down from -13½)<br />Utah State -14½ WYOMING (up from -13½)<br />Fresno State -15½ NEW MEXICO (down from -18)<br />Western Michigan -4½ CENTRAL MICHIGAN (up from-4)<br />Arizona -1 UCLA<br />#23 WASHINGTON STATE -1½ #11 Oregon (up from -1 -115)<br />#14 WASHINGTON -16½ #25 Colorado (down from -17)<br />California No Line OREGON STATE &gt;OSU QB Blount—?<br />FLORIDA STATE -10½ Wake Forest<br />OHIO -16½ Bowling Green (down from -18½)<br />UL MONROE -11½ Texas State (down from -12 -115)<br />NEBRASKA -4 Minnesota (down from -6 -105)<br />#20 SOUTH FLORIDA -29½ -105 Connecticut<br />#11 Oklahoma -7½ -115 TCU (down from -8)<br />UAB -1 North Texas<br />TULANE -7 -115 Smu<br />#3 CLEMSON -17 NC State (down from -20)<br />TEXAS TECH -16½ -110 Kansas<br />SOUTHERN MISS -16 Utsa (up from -16 -105)<br />MTSU No Line Charlotte &gt;CHAR QB Reynolds—?<br />MISSOURI -7 -120 Memphis (up from -6½ -120)<br />Auburn -2½ -120 OLE MISS<br />WESTERN KENTUCKY -5 Old Dominion (down from -5½ -105)<br />#5 LSU -6½ Mississippi State (down from -9)<br />UTAH -6½ Usc<br />SAN DIEGO STATE -26½ -115 San José State (down from -27)<br />HAWAI’I -3½ -105 Nevada (up from -2-115)</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Notes:</strong> BetOnline open, Don Best rotation order; vigorish -110 unless noted; HOME TEAM in CAPS; Coaches Top 25 Poll rankings from Sunday</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Early Sunday Money Movement</h2><p dir="ltr">The early money on the <a href="" title="Live NCAAF Odds">NCAAF Week 8 betting board</a> saw a 2-point move in the Louisiana Tech-UTEP game, with the host Bulldogs going from opening 26- down to 24-point chalks at <a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> for their Saturday game at Joe Aillet Stadium (FieldTurf) in Ruston, LA (LT 1-3 ATS L4 at home).</p><p dir="ltr">Other opening point spreads that moved 2 points or more in the first two hours of trading also included unbeaten and now No. 9-ranked UCF at East Carolina, with the wiseguys grabbing the opening 25 and betting it down to 23; and Iowa, which went from opening 10- to 12½-point favorites for their Big Ten encounter with Maryland in Iowa City.</p><p dir="ltr">Some other sides the sharps and professional bettors backed: New Mexico, which went from 18-point underdogs down 2½ points to 15½ for its MWC game ve Fresno State in Albuquerque on Saturday; Bowling Green, bet up 2 points from 16½ to 18½ at Ohio in MACtion; Minnesota, also moving 2 points, from 6- to 4-point underdogs for its Saturday Big Ten date at Nebraska; No. 16 N.C. State, moving 3 from +20 to +17 for their huge ACC showdown vs. No. 3 Clemson at Death Valley on Saturday (CLEM 2-6 ATS L8); and No. 22 Mississippi State, down from 9-point underdogs to just 6½ for its SEC game at No. 5 LSU and another Death Valley (LSU 0-4 ATS L4).</p><p dir="ltr"><img height="558" src="" width="489" /></p><h2 dir="ltr">Free NCAAF Week 8 Picks</h2><p dir="ltr">Appalachian State -24, Purdue +13½ (<a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a>), Northwestern -20½ (<a href="http://;book=Bookmaker" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bookmaker</a>)</p>
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