Opening Line for NCAAF Week 9: Sharps Behind Florida, Iowa and Cal

Monday, October 22, 2018 12:17 AM UTC

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 12:17 AM UTC

Early action brought significant moves on some high-profile games (can you say Gators vs. Bulldogs?), while bettors determined the "real" favorites after oddsmakers picked  opponents as original chalks.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" title="NCAAF Betting Forum">NCAAF: Opening Line Report, Week 9</a></strong></h2><h2>Tuesday</h2><p>SOUTH ALABAMA -10½ Troy (up from -10 open <a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a>, 3:34 pm ET)</p><h2>Thursday</h2><p>WESTERN MICHIGAN -3½ -120 Toledo (up from TOL -1½ -105)<br />OHIO -11½ -115 Ball State (up from -10½)<br />Appalachian State -9½ GEORGIA SOUTHERN (down from -12½)<br />VIRGINIA TECH -4½ +100 Georgia Tech (down from -4½ -110)<br />#12 WEST VIRGINIA -14½ +100 Baylor (up from -13½)</p><h2>Friday</h2><p>#25 Miami Florida -2 -105 BOSTON COLLEGE (up from -2 -105)<br />MINNESOTA No Line Indiana &gt;MINN RB Smith—OUT<br />Utah -10 UCLA (up from -9½)<br />COLORADO STATE -2 Wyoming (up from WYO -2 -105 )</p><h2>Saturday</h2><p>Middle Tennessee State -5 +100 OLD DOMINION (down from -5½)<br />SYRACUSE -1 NC State (down from -1 -115)<br />VIRGINIA -9½ North Carolina (up from -8½)<br />AKRON -6½ -105 Central Michigan (down from -6½)<br />FLORIDA ATLANTIC -3½ Louisiana Tech (up from -2½ -105)<br />Duke -2½ -115 PITTSBURGH (down from -4)<br />MARYLAND -17 Illinois (up from -15½)<br />LOUISVILLE -1½ Wake Forest (down from -2)<br />#19 Wisconsin -5½ -105 NORTHWESTERN (down from -7)<br />Army No Line EASTERN MICHIGAN &gt;ARMY QB Hopkins Jr—?<br />Southern Miss -7 -115 CHARLOTTE (down from -8½ -105)<br />TCU -14½ -115 KANSAS (up from -14)<br />Massachusetts No Line CONNECTICUT &gt;UMASS RB Young—?<br />GEORGIA STATE No Line Coastal Carolina &gt;CC QB Anderson, GS QB Ellington<br />UTAH STATE -22 New Mexico (up from -20½)<br />COLORADO No Line Oregon State &gt;OSU QB Blount—?<br />Uab -17½ -105 UTEP (down from -18½)<br />BYU -7 Northern Illinois (down from -7 -120)<br />San Diego State -2½ NEVADA (down from -3 -105)<br />#23 STANFORD -4½ #15 Washington State (up from -3½)<br />USC No Line Arizona State &gt;USC QB Daniels—?<br />#13 Washington -10½ CALIFORNIA (down from -14)<br />#6 Georgia -6½ -115 #11 Florida &gt;at Jacksonville, FL (down from -10)<br />UNLV -2 +100 SAN JOSE STATE (down from -3½ -105)<br />TULSA -3 Tulane (up from -1½)<br />MISSISSIPPI STATE -3 -105 #17 Texas A&amp;M<br />MISSOURI -6½ -120 #14 Kentucky (up from -6 -115)<br />SOUTH CAROLINA No Line Tennessee &gt;TENN QB Guarantano—?<br />OKLAHOMA STATE No Line #7 Texas &gt;TEXAS QB Ehlinger—?<br />NORTH TEXAS -28½ -105 Rice (up from -28)<br />HOUSTON -8 -105 #20 South Florida (up from -7½) (UHF)<br />#16 PENN STATE -4½ -115 #18 Iowa (down from -10)<br />MICHIGAN STATE -2 Purdue (down from -3 -120)<br />Florida International -4½ +100 WKU (up from -4)<br />Cincinnati -8½ SMU (down from -10½ -115)<br />ARKANSAS -2½ +100 Vanderbilt (-2 -105)<br />#8 OKLAHOMA -23 -115 Kansas State (up from -21½)<br />Arkansas State -3½ +100 UL LAFAYETTE (down from -5)<br />TEXAS STATE -2½ New Mexico State<br />IOWA STATE -5 -105 Texas Tech (up from -3½)<br />Boise State -10 -115 AIR FORCE (up from -10)<br />#2 Clemson -14½ -105 Florida State (down from -17 -115)<br />#3 Notre Dame -22 Navy (at San Diego)<br />ARIZONA No Line OREGON &gt;AZ QB Tate—?<br />FRESNO STATE -23½ Hawai’i (up from -21½)</p><p><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> </p><h2>Early Money Sees Big Moves and Flip-Flops</h2><p>The early money at BetOnline for the NCAAF Week 9 betting board saw a variety of freakish of moves including a couple of major number moves, a pair of favorite flips, another Unranked Home Favorite (UHF) and a favorite flip to a slight dog then back to its original number in the first couple hours of offshore betting on Sunday afternoon.</p><p>The two high-profile games which saw the big jumps were the Florida-Georgia SEC game on Saturday in Jacksonville (CBS, 3:30 p.m. ET) — The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party — and the Iowa-Penn State Big Ten clash in State College on Saturday (ESPN, 3:30 pm ET). After opening as big 10-point favorites, the Bulldogs had been bet down to -6½ (-115) over the Gators at press time while the Nittany Lions also opened up as 10-point chalks but were quickly whittled down to -4½ -115 for the game at Happy Valley against upstart Iowa.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#GatorNation&lt;/a&gt; - Get excited ➡️&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@CollegeGameDay&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#SECNation&lt;/a&gt; are headed to Jacksonville for Florida-Georgia!&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#GoGators&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;October 21, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>One schizophrenic game which saw a line move from a favorite to a dog back to a favorite (below) was the Miami Florida-Boston College ACC showdown on Friday night (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET) which saw the Hurricanes open as -2-point favorites (-105), go to 2½-point underdogs 90 minutes later, only to return to 2-point chalks 2 hours and 4 minutes later.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>NCAAF Week 9 Picks</strong></h2><p>Clemson -13½ -111, Texas -3 -105, Georgia -6½, Utah State -22 <a href="http://;book=Bookmaker" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">(Bookmaker</a>), South Florida +8½ -119, Colorado State -2 -120 (<a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a>)</p>
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