College football betting updates: Snow!
Welcome to the OddShark.com Saturday morning handicapping session. We'll be updating this post with line movements, injury updates and reports from online sports books. Good luck on an epic Saturday of college football.
11:57 a.m.: Biggest decision at Sportsbook.ag is Ohio State. Seventy-eight percent of the action is on the Buckeyes -4 vs. Michigan.
Other big-game breakdowns:
--Ga. Tech-UGA 70% of $ on UGA -14
--Alabama-Auburn 55% on Alabama -34
--USC-Notre Dame 66% on ND -4.5
--Florida-Florida State 60% on UF +7
11:55 a.m.: Reports out of Athens, Ga., suggest Georgia Tech leading rusher Orwin Smith will not play today against Georgia. The Bulldogs are 14.5-point favorites.
11:45 a.m.: The Civil War could be a wet one, when the Oregon Ducks travel to Oregon State. Rain is expected off and on throughout the day, leading up the 3 p.m. ET kickoff.
11:40 a.m.: Multiple media outlets are reporting that Ohio State DT John Simon is not warming-up with the team and appears to be doubtful to face the Wolverines today.
11:15 a.m.: The game featuring the biggest line movement of the week? Missouri at Texas A&M. The Aggies opened as 16.5-point favorites, but had been bet up to -22 as of Saturday morning.
11:05 a.m.: With an hour to go before the noon kickoffs, the No. 1 bet among OddShark handicappers is Over 54.5 in Texas State at Texas-San Antonio. A whopping 73 percent of you are on the Over. Louisiana-Monroe -4 over host Florida International is the second-most popular play among OddShark handicappers.
10:55 a.m.: 5 of last 6 UAB-Central Florida games have gone over the total, averaging 50.1 points per game. Central Florida is 21.5-point favorite with the total sitting at 57.5.
10:45 a.m.: Ohio State DT John Simon is a game-time decision against Michigan today. Simon is a difference-maker for the Buckeyes’ defense.
Michigan’s offense will be without RB Fitzgerald Toussaint.
10:35 a.m.: Illinois at Northwestern (-19): Wildcats are just 8-12 ATS in their last 20 games as favorites.
10:25 a.m.: Georgia Tech is a 14.5-point underdog at Georgia in one of the noon kickoffs. The Yellow Jackets have been battling the flu this week and could be without leading rusher Orwin Smith (leg).
10:10 a.m.: Snow is falling in Columbus, Ohio. The total on the Michigan-Ohio State game is 54. Snow and blustery winds also will make an appearance in Pittsburgh, where the Panthers (-1.5, 43.5) host Rutgers. Wisconsin and Penn State also will face wintery conditions in Happy Valley, where the Nittany Lions are 2-point favorites with a total of 45.5.
10 a.m.: Michigan has struggled in the underdog role in recent years. The Wolverines are 4-16 straight-up and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games as underdogs. Ohio State is a 4.5-point favorite over visiting Michigan today in a noon kickoff. Here's a look at the last 17 Ohio State-Michigan games with ATS and over/under stats.