College Football Opening Line Report Week 8
- Updated: October 18, 2011
The college football season is about to heat up. The latest BCS standings have been revealed and the games will start earlier in the week, which is great news for any fan of the game that likes to bet a few bucks on football.
In order to be successful at betting on football it is important to investigate the opening line, consensus information, and money movement. This can give the bettor an edge in finding early lines with value. Here is a look at some of the games that stand out in week eight of the college football season.
This is a smaller game, but will get plenty of betting action as this game will be played on a Tuesday night. Arkansas State opened up as 3.5 point favorites in this game and have since been bet down to 3 as the early public money is coming in on the road team.
UCLA at Arizona
The Pac-12 has dominated the prime time slot on ESPN and this week will be no different as UCLA and Arizona tee it up. This line opened at 3.5 and over 62% of the money coming in is on the home team. This is not a surprise as Arizona grabbed some respect last week against Oregon. The line has yet to move, but could get to four points by kickoff.
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Oklahoma State keeps winning and moving up the polls. With the increased popularity they have managed to open up as 7.5 point road favorites against Missouri. The public money is flooding in on the Cowboys as over 88% is backing the chalk in this contest. If that number continues, Vegas will have no choice, but to bump up this number.
This is just an example of a few of the line moves in week eight in college football. Check out all of the latest moves and information if you want to get an edge in betting on football.