With Cardale Jones replacing the injured J.T. Barrett at quarterback for Ohio State this week the Buckeyes have become increasing underdogs for Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game as we take a look at the college football line moves for Week 15 of the season.
The Buckeyes opened as 3-point underdogs against the Wisconsin Badgers for the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, but heading into the weekend that line has moved to Ohio State +4.5 at the sportsbooks. The underdog, though, has covered in each of the first three Big Ten title games according to the Week 15 college football betting trends.
The title games get underway on Friday night, with Oregon improving from a 13.5-point to a 15-point favorite against Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi's Stadium, and Northern Illinois improving from a 3.5-point to a 6.5-point favorite against Bowling Green in the MAC Championship Game at Ford Field.
Georgia Tech opened as a 3.5-point underdog against Florida State in the ACC Championship Game, with that line having moved to Seminoles -4.5 over the last few days despite Florida State's 3-9 ATS mark on the season. Boise State has gone from -17 to -22 against Fresno State for Saturday night's MWC Championship Game.
And in Big 12 action for Saturday, the TCU Horned Frogs have improved from 30-point to 34-point favorites against Iowa State, while Baylor finally opened at -8 against Kansas State. The Bears vs. Wildcats matchup had been off the board early in the week because of Bryce Petty's head injury; the quarterback expects to play Saturday.
College Football Week 15 Betting Lines at 5Dimes
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 UCF at East Carolina (-6.5) (OPEN -6), 7:30pm ET
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois (-6.5) (OPEN -3.5), 7:00pm ET (Ford Field) Arizona vs. Oregon (-15) (OPEN -13.5), 9:00pm ET (Levi's Stadium)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 Iowa State at TCU (-34) (OPEN -30), 12:00pm ET Louisiana Tech at Marshall (-11) (OPEN -12.5), 12:00pm ET Houston at Cincinnati (-7) (OPEN -7), 12:00pm ET SMU at Connecticut (-12) (OPEN -11), 12:00pm ET Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (-20) (OPEN -20), 3:30pm ET Alabama vs. Missouri (+14.5) (OPEN +14), 4:00pm ET (Georgia Dome) Temple at Tulane (+3) (OPEN +4), 7:30pm ET Kansas State at Baylor (-8) (OPEN OFF), 7:45pm ET Florida State vs. Georgia Tech (+4.5) (OPEN +3.5), 8:00pm ET (Bank of America Stadium) Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (+4.5) (OPEN +3), 8:17pm ET (Lucas Oil Stadium) Fresno State at Boise State (-22) (OPEN -17), 10:00pm ET