College Football Opening Lines

You would think by the end of September college football bettors and oddsmakers would at least be able to agree on which teams should be favored.


However, that wasn’t the case heading into Week 5. Several games saw the role of favorites change hands shortly after opening lines began appearing at online sportsbooks on Sunday afternoon.


You can check the opening numbers and how they’ve moved at 12 different online sportsbooks here. In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of this week’s biggest early moves:


Stanford vs Washington Betting Odds

After an extra week off enjoying their victory over USC the 3-0 Stanford Cardinal get back to business when they visit 2-1 Washington Thursday night (9 pm ET ESPN).

And do you dare to bet against Stanford as a favorite? In the past 20 games in this role, the Cardinal is 16-3-1 ATS!

Stanford, which has beaten the Huskies four times in a row, the last two times by 40-plus points, was an early seven-point favorite over U-Dub. They are 6-1-1 ATS in their past 8 overall against their Pac 12 foes.


Cougars vs Ducks Preview

Oregon DucksWashington State Cougars
Sep 29, 10:30 PM | Turf of Martin Stadium

Oregon Ducks vs Washington State Cougars Odds


The 4-0 Oregon Ducks, now the No. 2 team in the land after a demolition of Arizona, look to go 5-0 when they visit 2-2 Washington State Saturday night (10:30 pm ET, ESPN2).

The Ducks, just 1-3 ATS this year, were favored by 29 points at Wazzu, which is coming off an upset loss to Colorado. They game will be played at nearby CenturyLink Stadium, instead of at Washington State's Martin Stadium.


Betting line favors Bulldogs over Aztecs

San Diego State AztecsFresno State Bulldogs
Sep 29, 10:00 PM | Grass of Bulldog Stadium

San Diego State Aztecs vs Fresno State Bulldogs Odds


The visiting Aztecs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Bulldog Stadium against the Bulldogs.

Supporters of the Aztecs have seen them go 2-2 and 2-2 ATS so far this season, while the Bulldogs are at 2-2 and 4-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 1-2, while the Aztecs are 1-2.


Wildcats Beavers Betting Preview for Week 5

Oregon State BeaversArizona Wildcats
Sep 29, 10:00 PM | Grass of Arizona Stadium

Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


Oregon State visits Arizona on Saturday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Arizona Stadium.

The Wildcats sport records of 3-1 and 2-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Beavers sit at 2-0 and 2-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-2 for the Wildcats and 0-2 for the Beavers.


Aggies vs Roadrunners Preview

UTSA RoadrunnersNew Mexico State Aggies
Sep 29, 8:00 PM | Grass of Aggie Memorial Stadium

UTSA Roadrunners vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds


The New Mexico State Aggies host UTSA on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 ATS mark against the 4-0 Roadrunners in NCAAF action at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The Aggies are 1-3 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Roadrunners, meanwhile, are 4-0 and 2-0 ATS. Over under bettors have seen New Mexico State go 2-1 and the Roadrunners go 1-0 on the totals.


Rebels visit Aggies in Week 5 NCAAF clash

UNLV RebelsUtah State Aggies
Sep 29, 8:00 PM | Turf of Romney Stadium

UNLV Rebels vs Utah State Aggies Odds


The Aggies will try to win and cover the spread at Romney Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Rebels in Week 5 action.

Backers of the Aggies have seen them go 3-1 and 3-0-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rebels are at 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 3-0, while the Aggies are 0-3.


Golden Eagles Cardinals Betting Preview for Week 5

Louisville CardinalsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Sep 29, 8:00 PM | Turf of MM Roberts Stadium

Louisville Cardinals vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds


In a match between teams off to polar-opposite starts the 4-0 Louisville Cardinals visit the 0-3 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Saturday night (8 pm ET, CBS Sports Network).

Louisville was an early 10-point favorite over the Eagles, who just got beat badly by Western Kentucky.


Cyclones vs Red Raiders Betting Matchup Report

Texas Tech Red RaidersIowa State Cyclones
Sep 29, 8:00 PM | Grass of Jack Trice Stadium

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


The Red Raiders will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cyclones in Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday in Week 5 action.

They bring a 3-0 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 3-0 Red Raiders, who are 3-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Iowa State go 1-1 so far and the Red Raiders go 1-1.


Southern Methodist Mustangs vs TCU Horned Frogs in NCAAF odds tilt

TCU Horned FrogsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Sep 29, 7:00 PM | Turf of Gerald J. Ford Stadium

TCU Horned Frogs vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds


In the battle for the Iron Skillet the 1-2 SMU Mustangs host the 3-0 Horned Frogs of TCU Saturday night in Dallas (7 pm ET).

The Frogs were early 18-point favorites over their former Southwest Conference rivals.



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