Opening Line Report: Big Moves on Utah State, Temple and UCF

Monday, October 8, 2018 12:57 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 12:57 PM UTC

Sharps moved the Utah State and Temple lines at least 3 points after odds were released Sunday, and UCF went from opening 2- to now 5-point chalks for their massive Saturday showdown at Memphis.

Tuesday

Appalachian State -7½ -105 ARKANSAS ST (up to -8 -115 after release, BetOnline)

Thursday

TCU -10½ Texas Tech (down to -8½ -105)
Georgia Southern -16 TEXAS STATE (up to -17 -115)

Friday

South Florida -14 TULSA
UTAH -14 Arizona
SAN DIEGO STATE -9 Air Force (down to 8½ -105)

Saturday

BOSTON COLLEGE No Line Louisville >BC RB Dillon—?
#15 Miami Florida -9 VIRGINIA (down to -7½ -105)
Toledo No Line EASTERN MICHIGAN >TOL QB Guadagni—?
#22 Texas A&M No Line SOUTH CAROLINA >SC QB Bentley—?
COASTAL CAROLINA No Line UL Monroe >CC QB Anderson—?
Purdue -10½ ILLINOIS (up from -10)
Ball State -1½ -115 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Favorite-flip after CM -1 open)
GEORGIA TECH -2½ Duke
MARYLAND -21½ Rutgers
Virginia Tech -8 NORTH CAROLINA
Western Kentucky -7 CHARLOTTE (down from -7½)
Houston -16 EAST CAROLINA
BUFFALO -10½ Akron
Marshall No Line OLD DOMINION >MARSH QB Green—?
FIU -2½ Middle Tennessee (up from -2)
MIAMI OHIO -11 Kent State
UTAH STATE -21½ -115 -120 Unlv (up from -17)
New Mexico -1 -115 COLORADO STATE
Troy No Line LIBERTY >TROY QB Barker—?
#5 NOTRE DAME -20½ -105 Pitt (down from -21)
USC -6 -105 #20 Colorado (down from -6½ -115)
Army -16½ -115 SAN JOSE STATE
#7 WASHINGTON -3½ -105 #17 Oregon (down from -5½)
NORTHERN ILLINOIS -3½ -115 Ohio (up from -2½)
LOUISIANA TECH -13½ Utsa
Western Michigan -14½ -115 BOWLING GREEN (up from -11½)
Ole Miss -7½ +105 ARKANSAS (down from -8½ -105)
# 13 MICHIGAN -7 -105 #10 Wisconsin (down from -8 -115)
#3 OHIO STATE -32 Minnesota
Temple -5 -115 NAVY (up from -1)
#6 West Virginia No Line IOWA STATE >ISU RB Montgomery—?
NORTH TEXAS -8 Southern Miss
NORTHWESTERN -8½ -105 Nebraska (down from -9 -105)
Iowa -5 INDIANA (up from -4½)
#9 Central Florida -5 -125 MEMPHIS (up from -2)
#21 AUBURN -18½ +100 Tennessee (down from -20 -105)
#14 TEXAS -16 Baylor
#1 ALABAMA -29½3 Missouri
#16 Florida -10 -105 VANDERBILT (up from -8)
Oklahoma State -7 KANSAS STATE
Uab -16½ -105 RICE (down from -17½)
#2 Georgia -7½ -105 #12 LSU (up from -6½ -115)
UL LAFAYETTE -7 -115 New Mexico State
#9 PENN STATE -15 -115 Michigan State (up from -14½ -115)
BYU No Line Hawai’i >HAW QB McDonald—?
CAL -6½ -105 Ucla (down from -8)
FRESNO STATE -20 -115 Wyoming (up from -18)
Boise State No Line NEVADA >NEV QB Gangi—?

BetOnline open, Don Best rotation order; vigorish -110 unless noted; HOME TEAM in CAPS

Coaches Top 25 Poll rankings from Sunday, October 7, 2018

Lots of Early Action From Bettors

The earliest (3:33-4 p.m. ET Sunday) possible money on the NCAAF Week 7 betting board saw much more action and movement than last week with several games moving 2 or more points one way or another. The biggest jump came in the UNLV-Utah State game on Saturday with the earliest of the early birds betting the Aggies up from opening 17-point favorites all the way up to 21½ (-115, BetOnline) at press time with the sharps knowing the Rebels are playing with a 2nd-string QB, with starter Armani Rogers sidelined 6 weeks with a foot injury and the game at Maverick Stadium (GameDay Grass) in Ogden, Utah. USU is 5-2-1 the last 8 MWC series meetings and will playing its homecoming game.

In a huge Pac-12 showdown between ranked Oregon and Washington in Seattle on Saturday, Jake Browning and the Huskies were bet down 2 points from 5½- to 3½-point chalks (-105) against Justin Herbert and the Ducks, while visiting Western Michigan saw enough money to go up 3 points from 11½- to 14½-point favorites (-115) for their MAC meeting in Ohio this weekend.

Some other sides the wiseguys and early bettors backed: Western Michigan, who went from opening 11½-point up to 14½-point favorites at Bowling Green on Saturday; and Temple over independent Navy with the Owls going up 4 points from opening 1-point to now -5-point (-115) chalks for their Saturday game, with the wiseguys obviously liking the way Temple played in Week 6, pounding EC and likely down on the run-heavy Middies some.

QB McKenzie Milton and unbeaten and No. 9 Central Florida went from opening 2- to 5-point (-125) favorites for their huge AAC showdown with Memphis at the Liberty Bowl (AstroTurf) in Memphis on Saturday (MEM 3-0 ATS L3 at home).

And also seeing early action was No. 22 Florida, who went from opening 8- quickly up to 10-point (-105) chalks for their SEC game against Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium (Shaw Sports Turf) on Saturday (FLA 4-1 ATS L4 on road).

NCAAF WEEK 7 EARLY PICKS: Utah State -21½ -115, Colorado State -1, Wisconsin +7 -115 (BetOnline)

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