Week 13 of the college football season is also its biggest with a number of classic rivalries on the slate. Our goal as always is to find the matchups that can provide a big return for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games.
To help get you ready for all of the action in this final full schedule of games, the following is a preview of the biggest line moves, biggest underdogs, and biggest battles for Week 13. All lines quoted are provided by 5Dimes.
Biggest College Football Line Moves - Week 13
The Duke Blue Devils are on the verge of completing one of their most successful football seasons in recent memory. Despite heading into Saturday’s ACC clash against Miami (FL) with an overall record of 6-5 the betting public is not impressed. The Blue Devils opened as 3-point home underdogs but that spread has been expanded to 6.5 points.
No. 15 Oregon State hosts this season’s Civil War against the No. 5 Oregon Ducks, who are coming off a devastating loss to Stanford. Bettors must be wondering if they can recover since this spread has shrunk from the Ducks opening as 12.5-point favorites to now being favored by 9.5 points on the latest board.
There is little doubt that No. 9 Texas A&M is for real after knocking off No. 2 Alabama two weeks ago, but Missouri’s credibility took a major hit after last week’s loss to Syracuse as a 6-point home favorite. The Tigers were opened as 16.5-point road underdogs in this Saturday night’s game against the Aggies, but this spread has ballooned to 22 points.
Biggest College Football Underdogs - Week 13
Utah State tops the charts this week with the biggest spread as a 38-point home favorite against an Idaho Vandals team that has just one victory this season against 10 losses.
One of the biggest and most bitter rivalries in college football is Alabama vs. Auburn, but not even the staunchest Tigers fan believes this season’s showdown will be close. The No. 2 Tide are currently favored by 31.5 points to add to Auburn’s misery this season.
BYU has always been one of the more competitive mid-major programs in the nation and closes out its first season competing as a Division-IA Independent searching for its seventh win. The Cougars have been opened as 29-point road favorites against the 1-9 New Mexico State Aggies.
Biggest College Football Battles - Week 13
There are a number of big matchups on this week’s schedule with bragging rights in a number of states on the line, but the two biggest matchups have an undefeated season on the line.
No. 1 Notre Dame is not only going for a perfect 12-0 season but a spot in the BCS title game when they square off against the USC Trojans in their traditional season-ending contest. The Irish are currently favored by 6.5 points for Saturday night’s 8 p.m. start.
Ohio State tangles with No. 19 Michigan as a 3.5-point home favorite with the total line set at 55 in a 3:30 p.m. start. The Buckeyes are ineligible for postseason play this season but a victory over their rivals would secure a perfect 12-0 campaign in Urban Meyer’s first season as head coach.