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Alabama vs Michigan: Double Digit Odds

In a great opening weekend inter-sectional matchup Alabama's Crimson Tide begins defense of its national championship of last season when it takes on the Big Ten's Michigan Wolverines on a neutral field at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Saturday night.

The Tide, which only has 11 starters back, is favored by 13 points over Big Blue, which returns 13 starters after going 11-2 last year.

And they were consistent cover machines in 2011, despite facing many huge point spreads.

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Auburn vs Clemson: Odds On Tiger Battle

In an ACC-SEC regional Tiger fight Auburn takes on Clemson on a neutral field at the Georgia Dome Saturday night.

Auburn, coming off an 8-5 season of a year ago, is getting three points from defending ACC champion Clemson, which won this matchup last year 38-24. The line opened with Auburn as 1-point chalk, was moved off the board due to some injury and suspension details and came back around -2.5 at Bovada.

Auburn is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog.

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NCAA Football Top Picks - Week 1

The 2012 college football season officially kicked off with an appetizer of games on Thursday night, but now it is time for our top picks for this Saturday’s main course of matchups - including a look at the Crimson Tide taking on the Wolverines in their opener in Arlington, Texas.

 

Pick of the Week

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Betting line favors Spartans over Broncos

The Boise State Broncos continue their tradition of playing anybody anywhere anytime when they hit East Lansing to battle the Michigan State Spartans Friday night.

BSU, coming off a 12-1 season but with a lot of holes to fill, is getting seven points from MSU, which itself lost several key players from the team that lost the inaugural Big Ten championship game last year. [ Bet on MSU latest lines at Bovada ]

And history tells us two things about BSU - they are almost never an underdog (just seven times since 2006) and they cover the spread in that role (6-1 ATS).

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NC State vs Tennessee Betting Pick

In a matchup of teams from bordering states who haven't met since 1939 the Tennessee Volunteers tangle with the North Carolina State Wolf Pack on a neutral field at the Georgia Dome Friday night.

Tennessee, looking to make a move after two losing seasons under Coach Dooley, was a three-point favorite over NC State, which is shooting for a third-straight winning season and bowl appearance under Coach O'Brien.

NC State has been a great underdog bet, going 10-3-1 ATS in their past 14 games in that role.

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College Football Best Bets - Week 1

When it comes to betting on college football you need to go big or go home. The following is a look at the biggest line moves, biggest underdogs, and biggest battles on tap for Week 1 of the 2012 college football season, which starts on Thursday night.

 

College Football's Biggest Line Moves - Week 1

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Notre Dame vs Navy Betting Odds

Notre Dame and Navy take American college football overseas, to the Emerald Isle, to open this season  with a meeting in Dublin Saturday morning (American time).

The Irish, coming off back-to-back 8-5 seasons under aptly-named Coach Kelly, were favored by 17 points over the Middies, who have won three of the last five games vs. the Golden Domers.

Notre Dame has not been a great chalk bet lately and their foes have been excellent as a double-digit underdog. Since 2002, Navy is 14-4 ATS in this situation.

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Cardinal Spartans Betting Preview

The Stanford Cardinal kick off the post-Andrew Luck era when they host the San Jose State Spartans Saturday night.

Stanford, after going 11-2 last year but now breaking in a new starting quarterback, is favored by 25 points over SJ State, which is looking to advance after going from 1-12 to 5-7 in its first two seasons under Coach MacIntyre.

And while the point spread has been bet down to 24 points at TopBet, beware the Spartans - they are 10-2 ATS in their past 12 games as an underdog. They are are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 as a double-digit underdog.

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Roadrunners visit Jaguars in Week 1 battle

UTSA RoadrunnersSouth Alabama Jaguars
Sep 1, 2:00 PM | Turf of Ladd Peebles Stadium

UTSA Roadrunners vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

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Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Roadrunners on Saturday when they take on the Jaguars at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Week 1 action.

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BYU vs Washington State: Cougar Odds

In an matchup of Western-based Cougars independent BYU hosts Washington State out of the Pac-12 for a Thursday night season opener in Provo.

Brigham Young, coming off a 10-3 season with another bowl victory, was lined as 13.5-point chalk over Wazzu, which will be making its debut under new head coach Mike Leach.

It's not very often you can confidently predict that 'the Cougars will definitely win this game' but both teams are Cougars, so you have a lock with that bet. But which Cougars will cover the spread?

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