Northwestern QB Kain Colter is out Saturday
- Alabama leads the all-time series against Arkansas 13-8, winning 52-0 in Fayetteville, Ark., last year. The Tide are 29-point faves at home this time around.
- At 4-1-1 ATS, Georgia State ranks 11th in ATS standings. The Panthers are 16-point road dogs at Texas State Saturday.
- USC has won five straight matchups at Notre Dame but is 3-2 ATS in those five games. The Irish are favored by a field goal Saturday.
- October is a scary month for Nevada backers. The Wolf Pack are 0-7 ATS in their last seven October games. They are 23-point road dogs at Boise State.
- The Over is 9-1 in the New Mexico State Aggies last 10 games overall. Saturday's total is 57 with Rice in town.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at West Virginia Mountaineers – Open: +8, Move: +5
This Big 12 battle has jumped from one dead number to the next at some books, coming down as many as three points with action on the home side.
According to Aron Black of Bet365.com, this line move has everything to do with the unsettled QB options for both TTU and WVU heading into Saturday. Red Raiders QB Baker Mayfield is questionable with a knee injury and Mountaineers QB Ford Childress is out with a torn pectoral muscle.
“The line going to WVU looks more to do with them having more QB options, with TTU QB Baker Mayfield questionable,” Black tells Covers. “Action has been fairly split, but early action liked WVU +7, and they’re now coming back with some TTU -5.5.”
- Wisconsin is one of two teams (Florida State) to rank in the top 10 in total offense and total defense. The Badgers are ninth in total offense, fifth in total defense.
Florida Gators at Missouri Tigers – Open: +3, Move: +3.5
This spread was made with Tigers QB James Franklin out of action, but wasn’t discounting Missouri too much after last week’s upset over Georgia. This isn’t the biggest move on the board but sharp money has been loud and clear about its choice in this SEC showdown.
“On Tuesday, we got a wiseguy bet on Gators, so moved to Florida -3.5,” says Perry. “Sixty-five percent of the cash is on the Gators.”