We’re headed for a mega-Saturday of college football with Top 25 showdowns throughout the day, and bettors have already taken early positions as BetOnline became the first shop to post spreads on this week’s games. Here is a look at the games with early line movements.
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Georgia vs. Florida (-6.5)
Oddsmakers gave the Bulldogs some respect by opening the Gators as only 3.5-point favorites, but that number didn’t last long as it climbed to -6.5 as of Monday morning. The Gators are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings with Georgia.
Texas A&M (-14) at Auburn
Things are getting ugly at Auburn, and the betting market is piling on. On Sunday afternoon, Texas A&M opened as an 8.5-point road favorite against Auburn. By Monday morning, the Aggies had grown into a 14-point favorite over the struggling Tigers, who just lost to Vanderbilt. But maybe there’s hope for the Tigers, as A&M is 2-10 against the spread in its last 12 versus SEC teams.
Clemson (-13) @ Wake Forest (Thursday)
The Tigers opened as 16-point road favorites over the Demon Deacons, but early Wake Forest action pushed the line below two touchdowns as of Monday. Home dogs have been successful on Thursday nights in the past, but that trend has softened over the past two seasons. Wake Forest is 18-9-1 as a home underdog under coach Jim Grobe and has covered the spread in four of its last six home games against Clemson.
Ball State (-6) at Army
The Cardinals are the best road bet in college football over the last six seasons, going a remarkable 31-10 against the spread including a 3-1 ATS road record this season. However, oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as 2.5-point favorites at Army. That number had been bet up to -6 as of Monday.
Boise State (-17) at Wyoming
Boise State has won all six meetings with Wyoming, but is just 2-4 against the spread in those games. The Broncos opened as 14-point favorites on the college football betting odds, but the line had reached -17 as of Monday.