With so many games on the board, and with such major talent discrepancies between teams, it isn’t uncommon to see large spreads with severe line movements every week in college football.
It is even less uncommon early in the year, when bookmakers and bettors are still learning about how each team looks this season. Especially true when it involves a marquee team like Boise State, but they have seen a 4.5-point adjustment this week.
While many teams are entering conference play this week, two of this week’s biggest line movements came in non-conference games. Here’s a look at four of the nation’s biggest moves for Week 4; you can check out all the latest college football betting lines at 5Dimes.
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Tulsa @ Boise State (from -32.5 to -28.0) - best favorite line? TopBet
Despite Boise State’s well-documented dominance at home, early bettors felt that 32.5 points were more than enough to make Tulsa worth their while. The Broncos are off to a 2-0 SU and ATS start this season, and have had little trouble covering big spreads, going 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games when favored by three touchdowns or more.
Nevada @ Texas Tech (from -21.0 to -17.0) - best dog line? [custom:bodog-link]
In perhaps the most surprising line move of the week, early bettors loved Nevada at +21.0 despite an 0-2 start ATS and Texas Tech being off to a 2-0 SU and ATS start with two huge blowout wins. Nevada will be Texas Tech’s toughest test so far, but the offense has looked very sharp.
UAB @ East Carolina (from -10.0 to -14.0) - best UNDER line? BetOnline
UAB and East Carolina both enter conference play looking for their first win, but ECU is 2-0 ATS with respectable losses to undefeated South Carolina and Virginia Tech while UAB is 0-2 ATS with two ugly losses. Bettors were quick to pounce on East Carolina at home against this seemingly weaker foe.
Florida @ Kentucky (from -17.0 to -19.5) - best favorite line? 5Dimes
While part of this line move may come from Florida passing the eye test against Tennessee at home last week, it is also due to how bad Kentucky has looked. Last week’s home loss to Louisville as a 4.5-point favorite doesn’t bode well for their chances in this SEC matchup.