Betting line favors BYU over UCF

Points may be at a premium Friday night when the UCF Knights play the BYU Cougars in a game matching up teams coming off brutal losses.

All three of UCF’s first three games have gone UNDER the posted total (as they have given up just 6.7 points per game), and two of BYU’s three games have gone UNDER as well. The total opened at 43 but may get forced lower.

Both will be hungry after bad losses last week.

View Central Florida vs BYU Odds and Stats.


NC State vs Cincinnati Odds Preview

The NC State Wolfpack will be looking for their first win ATS Thursday night when they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in Cincinnati.

Both teams are 2-1 straight up, but Cincinnati is 2-1 ATS with two covers as a home favorite while NC State is 0-3 ATS. Cincinnati is currently listed as an 8-point favorite.
The Bearcats are ranked fourth nationally in scoring, making this game an OVER candidate. The lowest spread available is 59.5 at TopBet as of Wednesday.


Ravens favored at Rams in Week 3

If birds were able to lick their wounds, the Baltimore Ravens would be doing so after a shocking upset at Tennessee in Week 2.

Tennessee handled them, a week after Baltimore clobbered the Steelers to open the season. They visit St. Louis, who will play on a short week after its Monday Nighter against the New York Giants.


Betting line favors Titans over Broncos

Tennessee opened as 4.5-point favorites but were quickly bet up to -7.5 early this week as the Titans vs Broncos line went up.

The Titans were upset winners over the Baltimore Ravens, shocking many in the football betting world. Denver beat Cincinnati but failed to cover a small home spread.

The teams have met three times since 2003 with the Broncos winning and covering all three. All three have gone OVER the total.

View Denver vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.


Saints vs Texans Odds Preview

Oddsmakers finally seem to believe the Houston Texans are for real, after several years of teasing.

The Texans are just 4-point underdogs as they visit the New Orleans Saints in Week 3. Houston is 2-0 but the Saints were dominant in thrashing the Bears. The home team won both prior meetings in 2004 and 2007.

But what about the Texans and the fact they have lost 6 in a row as an underdog? They are 1-5 ATS in those games. Should more action be heading to the Saints late this week?


Vikings vs Lions Betting Report

Detroit has lost 16 of the last 17 games in Minnesota, but the 2011 edition of the Lions is a much different one than many of those earlier ones.

So, it seems, are the Vikings, although not in a good way. A week after being the biggest favorite in 11 years, the 2-0 Lions opened as 4-point favorites against 0-2 Minnesota.

Detroit has been a road favorite just three other times since 2005 (and lost all three) but the betting public is sticking with them here in a place they never win.

Of note, the past 6 meetings between these teams all played UNDER the total.


Browns Perfect ATS in Career vs Miami

Miami has never covered the spread in four career games against the Cleveland Browns and they are underdogs on the road in Week 3.

The 0-2 Dolphins played much better in Week 2, while the Browns were a rare road favorite and covered in Indy.

The opening line has jumped around quickly at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, indicating some early betting volatility.

The Browns have sucked at home for bettors recently, going 0-5 ATS past 5 home games. Meanwhile the Dolphins have been excellent in this situation going 11-3 ATS in their past 14 road games.


Bengals Horrible As Home Favorites

This is a spot where the Cincinnati Bengals almost never cover the spread - at home as a favorite.
The past 14 games when they were favored at home, they covered the spread just twice (2-14 ATS). The home team has won all four meetings between these teams dating from 1996 and the host Bengals opened as favorites here in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Historically, the Bengals always lose to the 49ers going 2-9 SU in 11 meetings since 1980. But in the past 7 contests, the Bengals are 5-1-1 ATS. Both teams are 1-1 and both teams have played 2 OVERs so far.


Jaguars face Panthers in Week 3 odds

Expansion cousins in 1995, the cat fight between the Jaguars and Panthers has only happpened four times with Jacksonville leading 3-1 ATS.

This time, the struggling Jaguars face the exciting Panthers, led by rookie QB Cam Newton who has thrown for over 400 yards in his first two starts. Unfortunately, both have been losses.

Carolina has lost 11 of 12 SU, while 7 of the past 10 Jaguars road games have gone OVER the total.

View Jacksonville vs Carolina Odds and Stats.


NCAA Football Opening Odds Report

As many schools dive into conference play in Week 4 of the college football season, four matchups between ranked teams highlight an exciting college football betting slate.

The best passing attack in the country in No. 7 Oklahoma State is a 3.5-point underdog at Bovada at No. 8 Texas A&M this week. Recent matchups favor the Cowboys, as Oklahoma State is 3-0 SU in the last three meetings between these two teams and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four.



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