College Football Opening Lines Report

We’ve reached the second month of the college football season and point spreads are predictably becoming tighter, with less drastic movement off the opening number.

Stats are becoming more relevant and, by now, oddsmakers have had a chance to put almost every team to the eye test. 
But there was still some significant early moves on the Week 6 opening spreads. 
Northern Illinois (-2.5) at Ball State
Ball State opened as 1-point home favorite, but the visiting Huskies were giving 2.5 as of Monday morning.
Northern Illinois have won 10 of 15 against the Cardinals, including the last three by an average margin of 15.6 points per game. Last season’s game, however, came down to the wire, with Northern Illinois prevailing 41-38 at home.
Northern Illinois is 8-7 ATS in the last 15 against Ball State.
Illinois at Wisconsin (-14.5)
Fade the Fighting Illini has emerged as a popular and profitable betting strategy this season. The Badgers, coming off a deflating loss at Nebraska, opened as 11.5-point favorites, but received early money and were laying more than two touchdowns as of Monday morning.
The Illini got pummeled at home, 35-7, by Penn State.
Illinois has lost 6 of the last 7 against Wisconsin, but is 4-3 ATS in those meetings.
Iowa State at TCU (-11.5)
The Horned Frogs opened as 14.5-point favorites over Iowa State. The line was down to TCU -11.5 as of Monday morning.
SMU at UTEP (-2.5)
In a battle of initials, the visiting Mustangs opened as 2.5-point favorites. But the line quickly went across the fence, making the Miners 2.5-point favorites as of Monday morning.
UTEP has won 4 of six against the Ponys and is 10-5 against the spread in the last 15 meetings.
Hawaii at San Diego State (-19.5)
After seeing Hawaii get plowed by BYU on Friday, bettors were eager to fade the Warriors against San Diego State. The host Aztecs opened as 16-point favorites, but were up to -19.5 as of Monday.
Hawaii lost 47-0 at BYU, managing just 147 total yards. The Aztecs put up 40 points in a loss to Fresno State.
All NCAA Football lines (opening numbers courtesy of 5Dimes):
Arkansas State PK at Florida International PK, Total 58 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 6 games when playing Florida International
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International's last 6 games when playing Arkansas State

 

East Carolina +14 at Central Florida -14, Total 47 - Matchup Report
Trends: East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Central Florida's last 10 games at home

 

Southern Cal -14 at Utah +14, Total 47.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Southern Cal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Utah is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

 

Pittsburgh -2 at Syracuse +2, Total 57 - Matchup Report
Trends: Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

 

Utah State +7 at BYU -7, Total 45 - Matchup Report
Trends: Utah State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

Navy +10 at Air Force -10, Total 55 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Navy's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 5 games when playing at home against Navy

 

Boston College -10 at Army +10, Total 57.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games on the road
Army is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

 

South Florida -5 at Temple +5, Total 47.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games on the road
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

 

Michigan State -15.5 at Indiana +15.5, Total 48 - Matchup Report
Trends: Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Michigan State

 

Arkansas +10 at Auburn -10 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas's last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home

 

Buffalo +14 at Ohio -14, Total 56.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Ohio
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

Kansas +24.5 at Kansas State -24.5, Total 53.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 9 games on the road
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

Northwestern +3 at Penn State -3, Total 48 - Matchup Report
Trends: Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games at home

 

Boise State -11 at Southern Miss +11 - Matchup Report
Trends: Boise State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games at home

 

Connecticut +9 at Rutgers -9, Total 40.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

Mississippi State -10.5 at Kentucky +10.5, Total 46.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games

 

Virginia Tech +4 at North Carolina -4, Total 49.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

Kent State -3 at Eastern Michigan +3, Total 51 - Matchup Report
Trends: Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

 

Bowling Green -4.5 at Akron +4.5, Total 63.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games when playing Akron
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games when playing Bowling Green

 

Massachusetts +17 at Western Michigan -17, Total 53 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
Western Michigan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

 

Northern Illinois -2.5 at Ball State +2.5, Total 67.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 5 games

 

Virginia +2.5 at Duke -2.5, Total 57 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia's last 7 games when playing Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games when playing Virginia

 

Central Michigan +10 at Toledo -10 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of Central Michigan's last 8 games on the road
Toledo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

 

Southeastern Louisiana at UAB - Matchup Report
Trends: Southeastern Louisiana is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games

 

Arizona +9 at Stanford -9, Total 54 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

Louisiana-Monroe -3 at Middle Tennessee +3, Total 66.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe

 

Georgia Tech +10 at Clemson -10, Total 73.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Georgia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Clemson
Clemson is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

 

Iowa State +11 at TCU -11, Total 45.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Iowa State's last 13 games on the road
TCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

LSU -2.5 at Florida +2.5, Total 44.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

Oklahoma -4.5 at Texas Tech +4.5, Total 58.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Oklahoma is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

 

Tulsa -3 at Marshall +3, Total 68 - Matchup Report
Trends: Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

 

Illinois +14.5 at Wisconsin -14.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games on the road
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

Wake Forest +5.5 at Maryland -5.5, Total 50.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games on the road
Maryland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Wake Forest

 

Michigan -3 at Purdue +3 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

 

Tulane +24 at Louisiana-Lafayette -24, Total 56.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

New Mexico State +10.5 at Idaho -10.5, Total 57.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 8 games on the road
Idaho is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Mexico State

 

Texas State +3.5 at New Mexico -3.5, Total 51.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Texas State is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games
New Mexico is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games at home

 

Washington State +16 at Oregon State -16, Total 57.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington State's last 7 games on the road
Oregon State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games

 

Miami (Ohio) +20.5 at Cincinnati -20.5, Total 57.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

Texas A&M -11 at Mississippi +11, Total 65.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Mississippi is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games

 

Georgia +2 at South Carolina -2, Total 57 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia's last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

Vanderbilt +7 at Missouri -7 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Vanderbilt's last 23 games on the road
Missouri is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home

 

North Texas +12 at Houston -12, Total 57.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: North Texas is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games

 

West Virginia +6.5 at Texas -6.5, Total 74.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

UNLV +24.5 at Louisiana Tech -24.5, Total 68.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: UNLV is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games

 

Fresno State -15.5 at Colorado State +15.5, Total 59.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 11 of Fresno State's last 15 games on the road

Colorado State is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

 

Rice -7.5 at Memphis +7.5, Total 63 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 15 of Rice's last 21 games on the road
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

 

Wyoming +16.5 at Nevada -16.5, Total 67.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wyoming's last 5 games on the road
Nevada is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

 

Miami +13 at Notre Dame -13, Total 51.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games

 

Hawaii +22.5 at San Diego State -22.5, Total 60.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hawaii's last 5 games on the road
San Diego State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

 

Florida State -14.5 at North Carolina State +14.5, Total 55 - Matchup Report
Trends: Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

 

Nebraska +3 at Ohio State -3, Total 57.5 - Matchup Report
Trends: Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

Southern Methodist +2.5 at Texas El Paso -2.5, Total 49 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist

 

UCLA -2.5 at California +2.5, Total 54 - Matchup Report
Trends: UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UCLA

 

Washington +24 at Oregon -24 - Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oregon
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

 

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