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Biggest College Football Line Moves

A major change in the college football point spread can indicate many things.

Dumb bettors putting too much money on the wrong team, an injury, a suspension and bad opening line by the sportsbook.

Whatever the cause of a big line move, it’s something NCAA football bettors MUST pay attention to if they want to be successful this season.

Here are the four biggest line moves of the week as of Friday.

Central Michigan @ Kentucky (from -13.5 to -10 at 5Dimes) – Matchup Report

Kentucky didn’t look very good against Western Kentucky. Still the line opened at -13.5 for the Wildcats against visiting Central Michigan. But the Chippewas gave up less than 140 total yards against South Carolina State and bettors have been trending towards them in this one.

Cal @ Colorado (from -3.5 to -7) – Matchup Report

The Buffaloes move to the Pac 12 and get very little love from bettors in hosting Cal. The line opened with them a home underdog of 3.5 points and now has them +7 at Bovada. They met last year and the Bears won 54-7. Maybe oddsmakers expect more of the same.

Nevada @ Oregon (from -22.5 to -27 at Bovada - Matchup Report

The Ducks lost the national final a year ago and were handled by LSU in Week 1. Two straight losses to SEC schools has them licking their chops at a chance to pound Nevada. The line opened at 22.5 points and is now 27. Bettors are still backing the Ducks against the WolfPack (in their season opener).

Stanford @ Duke (from -17.5 to -21.5) – Matchup Report

The Cardinal covered 30 points last week in hammering San Diego State, while the Blue Devils lost to Division II Richmond. Small wonder the line has been crawling upwards as more bettors predict a Stanford rout. Stanford is 6-0-1 ATS in its past 7 games overall and 6-1-1 in its past 8 road games.

See all the opening NCAA football lines from earlier this week, then visit the Odds Shark college football live lines pages for the current details.
Opening NCAA Football        Line    Score    Time/Status
San Diego State    -9.5        12:00 PM
Army        9.5        Sep-10
Central Michigan12.5        12:00 PM
Kentucky    -12.5        Sep-10
Florida Atlantic32.5        12:00 PM
Michigan State    -32.5        Sep-10
Toledo        19        12:00 PM
Ohio State    -19        Sep-10
South Dakota State        12:00 PM
Illinois            Sep-10
Iowa        -7        12:00 PM
Iowa State    7        Sep-10
Oregon State    21        12:00 PM
Wisconsin    -21        Sep-10
Mississippi sT    -7        12:20 PM
Auburn        7        Sep-10
Rutgers        10.5        12:30 PM
North Carolina    -10.5        Sep-10
Alabama State            1:00 PM
Eastern Michigan        Sep-10
Maine                1:00 PM
Pittsburgh            Sep-10
Norfolk St            1:00 PM
West Virginia            Sep-10
N. Colorado            2:00 PM
Colorado State            Sep-10
Virginia Tech    -19.5        3:30 PM
East Carolina    19.5        Sep-10
Southern Miss    -7.5        3:30 PM
Marshall    7.5        Sep-10
Alabama        -9.5        3:30 PM
Penn State    9.5        Sep-10
Cincinnati    6.5        3:30 PM
Tennessee    -6.5        Sep-10
New Mexico State20        3:30 PM
Minnesota    -20        Sep-10
Eastern Illinois        3:30 PM
Northwestern            Sep-10
Purdue        -1        3:30 PM
Rice        1        Sep-10
Tulsa        -14        3:30 PM
Tulane        14        Sep-10
TCU        -2        3:30 PM
Air Force    2        Sep-10
California    -6.5        3:30 PM
Colorado    6.5        Sep-10
Nevada        26.5        3:30 PM
Oregon        -26.5        Sep-10
Hawaii        6.5        3:30 PM
Washington    -6.5        Sep-10
Wofford                3:30 PM
Clemson                Sep-10
Stanford    -21        3:30 PM
Duke        21        Sep-10
nc State    -2.5        3:30 PM
Wake Forest    2.5        Sep-10
South Carolina    -2.5        4:30 PM
Georgia        2.5        Sep-10
Rhode Island            4:30 PM
Syracuse            Sep-10
North Dakota            5:00 PM
Idaho                Sep-10
UNLV        14        5:00 PM
Wash State    -14        Sep-10
Temple        -14.5        6:00 PM
Akron        14.5        Sep-10
Stony Brook            6:00 PM
Buffalo                Sep-10
Southern Illinois        6:00 PM
Mississippi            Sep-10
Charleston Southern        6:00 PM
Florida State            Sep-10
Texas State            6:00 PM
Wyoming                Sep-10
Morgan St            7:00 PM
Bowling Green            Sep-10
UAB        21.5        7:00 PM
Florida        -21.5        Sep-10
ul-Lafayette    9.5        7:00 PM
Kent State    -9.5        Sep-10
Gardner-Webb            7:00 PM
Ohio                Sep-10
Ball State    20        7:00 PM
South Florida    -20        Sep-10
Nicholls State            7:00 PM
Western Michigan        Sep-10
Memphis        15        7:00 PM
Arkansas State    -15        Sep-10
Northern Ill    -6.5        7:00 PM
Kansas        6.5        Sep-10
Grambling State            7:00 PM
Louisiana-Monroe        Sep-10
Fresno State    28        7:00 PM
Nebraska    -28        Sep-10
New Mexico    36        7:00 PM
Arkansas    -36        Sep-10
Houston        -22        7:00 PM
North Texas    22        Sep-10
Texas El Paso    18        7:00 PM
Southern Methodist    -18    Sep-10
BYU        7        7:00 PM
Texas        -7        Sep-10
Navy        -10        7:00 PM
Western Kentucky    10    Sep-10
Virginia    -6.5        7:00 PM
Indiana        6.5        Sep-10
Central Arkansas        7:00 PM
Louisiana Tech            Sep-10
Connecticut    -1        7:30 PM
Vanderbilt    1        Sep-10
Utah        8.5        7:30 PM
Southern Cal    -8.5        Sep-10
Boston College    7        8:00 PM
Central Florida    -7        Sep-10
Georgia Tech    -11        8:00 PM
Middle Tenn    11        Sep-10
Northwestern State        8:00 PM
LSU                Sep-10
Notre Dame    -3.5        8:00 PM
Michigan    3.5        Sep-10
Weber State            8:00 PM
Utah State            Sep-10
San Jose State    21        10:00 PM
UCLA        -21        Sep-10