Saturday College Football Lineup Full of Intriguing Matchups

Week 13 has arrived in college football. The nation’s top ranked teams are big favorites this week and not much change should take place on the College Football Playoff front.

However, there are plenty of great opportunities to pick winners straight up or against the number.

Lines as well as totals for a number of games on Saturday follow, but make sure you check on Bovada, topbet, betonline or for the up to the minute line moves and last minutes changes prior to kickoff.

Indiana at Ohio State

The Buckeyes are favored by 34.5 points with the point total sitting on 65.5. This could be a letdown game for Ohio State and the Hoosiers have held their own against Ohio State from a wagering standpoint.

Boston College at Florida State

The Seminoles are favored by 19.5 points with the point total at 57. Boston College has won each of its 4 road games this season and covered three of them. Florida State at the same time is 0-5 ATS playing at home this season.

Mississippi at Arkansas

Mississippi is favored by 3.5 points with the point total sitting on 45.5. Arkansas has defeated LSU 17-0 this season, while Mississippi defeated Alabama 23-17.

Louisville at Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish are favored by 4 points with the point total sitting on 53. Both teams have disappointed their supporters this season and the game should be close. An OVER lean looks like a solid play.

Arizona at Utah

The Utes are favored at home by 4 points with the point total resting on 54. Utah has been profitable this season against the spread, but against a strong team like the Wildcats, the Utes could fall.

Colorado at Oregon

The Ducks are favored by 32.5 points with the point total resting on 72.5. Oregon should light up the scoreboard in this game. Look for Marcus Mariota to have his way with the Buffaloes defense. The total could reach 100.

Vanderbilt at Mississippi State

The Bulldogs are favored by 30.5 points with the point total at 52. This could be an overlook game for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs meet Ole Miss next week in the Egg Bowl and could overlook Vanderbilt.


The line has UCLA as the favorite by 3.5 points with the point total at 61. UCLA has won four straight overall and two straight in this series. The Bruins offense is clicking once again. The game should be high scoring thanks to talented quarterbacks on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Four Big Line Moves in Week 3 of College Football

Each week in college football, the lines move up and down on games from the time they are posted until the game starts.

Sometimes those lines move a little and other times a lot. This week, four games on the college schedules had their lines move 6 or more points, with two of the teams involved from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Duke Blue Devils both have home games this week, yet each game has seen bettors putting significant money with their opponents.

Georgia Tech opened at -25 against FCS perennial power Georgia Southern. That line on Bovada and topbet has dropped to -17.5. Georgia Southern is in its first year of Division I-A

One reason could be that Georgian Southern was 21.5-point dog against North Carolina State and nearly won the game outright. Then last week they routed unmercifully a Savannah State team that is very bad.

Therefore, bettors are starting to believe the team could stay close in their game with the Yellow Jackets.

However, Georgia Tech is not going to just rollover, the Yellow Jackets are 2-0 and have one of the nation’s best ground games.

Duke opened as a favorite by 20.5 points versus the Kansas Jayhawks on betonline and

As of late Friday, the line was bet down to its current -14.

Name recognition is part of the answer. If Duke plays Troy, the name is not as recognizable as Kansas.

The line started out high due to Kansas struggling against SE Missouri State a non-Division I team, barely winning 34-28.

Even though Duke has put some good numbers up both last season and to start this one, it is hard to consider them a good football team since they have not been for that long.

Other line moves in Week 3 that have been big include a battle between the Indiana Hoosiers moving down from a road favorite of 1.5 points versus Bowling Green to -7.5.

Old Dominion started the week as a home favorite by 11 points over Eastern Michigan but is now favored by 18 points.

Other lines that have made notable moves in Week 3

Navy -13 to -10 vs. Texas State

Cincinnati -12.5 to -10 hosting Toledo

Notre Dame -31.5 to -28.5 vs. Purdue

Louisville -9 to -6 vs. Virginia

Texas A&M -29.5 to -32.5 vs. Rice

Northern Illinois -13.5 to -10.5 vs. UNLV

USC -20.5 to -17 vs. Boston College

Make sure that you visit reputable sites such as Bovada, topbet, and betonline prior to the kickoff of each game to see the up to the minute lines before making a wager.

Baylor Bears 33-Point Chalk at Home to Open Season

Is anyone interested in seeing a game with oh 70, 80 or even more points scored? Then just tune into Sunday’s matchup between the SMU Mustangs and the Baylor Bears.

The current line on Bovada and betonline has Baylor favored by 33 points. At the same, sites like topbet and have the point total at 74.5.

The Bears are 20-6 ATS over their past 26 games at home. Dating all the way back to 1989 or 25 years ago, SMU has not won or covered versus Baylor.

Baylor has beat down SMU numerous times. The Bears have beaten SMU most times by double-digits and many times by over 30 points.

Art Briles the Baylor head coach will make sure the Bears score and score often. Bryce Petty a Heisman Trophy hopeful at quarterback for Baylor returns along with Antwan Goodley one of his favorite targets at wide receiver.

Baylor will have another strong season on offense. Just the Bears alone scored 70 or more points on four occasions last year.

On August 31 of last year, the Bears rolled over Wofford easily 69-3.

Last season, six of the first seven Baylor games had the Bears favored by between 28.5 and 34.5 points. Baylor covered each of them.

Baylor has similar weak competition beginning the 2014 season as they faced to start 2013. However, after covering the number in 8 of their first 9 games, the Bears covered just 1 of their last 4.

Last season in the first four games, the score cashed on the OVER all 4 times, but adjustments were made by sports books and the last 9 games for Baylor the OVER was 4-4-1.

Things will get tougher for Baylor as the season wears on and the competition on their schedule gets tougher. However, early in the season there is no reason to believe that Baylor will do anything else than score, score and scored some more.

There are a number of trends, which are convincing that point to an OVER in this game. However, the value is more important here than the trends.

The total is incredibly high in this game and looks as if it is being bet up higher. The value in this is with the UNDER.

The line is also a tough choice as Baylor will score and score often, but SMU will be strong offensively.

SMU last season moved the ball well with their pass happy attack, yet could only score an average of 26.8 points a game. Two receivers return that caught over 100 passes but the team only averaged 10 yards per reception.

The two teams have faced one another 79 times and it cannot get any closer than it is at 36-36-7. However, the Bears have won 10 consecutive meetings and will win their 11th tonight.