Biggest Line Movers of Week 1 College Football
Steam Games or Even Weak Lines?
Below we’ll isolate some of school soccer of the biggest line moves in Week 1, focusing on FBS matchups. Let’s try to determine whether the college soccer odds on these matches are moving since the wise men”know something” or as it was a lousy line to begin with and has been exploited from the sharps.
We have identified three line changes that were significant and it is your choice to determine whether to grab the team or go the opposite way and take a number because the steam is blowing in this direction. Without further ado, let’s go!
South Alabama vs Nebraska (Saturday, August 31st, 12:00 PM ET)
That number has shrunk to as large as 36 1/2 at some of the best sportsbooks, although the Cornhuskers started as a whopping 32-point home favorite from the lightly regarded South Alabama Jaguars.
After completing strong last season by winning four of the last six contests, including a good victory over Michigan 28, nebraska attracted a great deal of attention. Much is expected of the Huskers and next year coach Scott Frost, since his team is currently ranked 24th year to start the season.
A lot of this hype has delivered online as by stomping a tin can like South Alabama Nebraska will seem to show worthy of their charging, spiraling upward.
South Carolina vs North Carolina (Saturday, August 31st, 3:30 PM ET)
The Gamecocks started as 7 1/2 point favorites but that number has shrunk to as large as 11 at lots of the books. First of All, this game is not being played at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill but in a neutral Website, the Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers.
Just because a team is right of this”vs” doesn’t necessarily mean they are at home and it requires the people a few days to figure out that. In addition, this rivalry has been owned by South Carolina moving 6-1 ATS in their last seven neutral site games, in addition to winning six of the last seven encounters against the Tar Heels.
This document is in stark contrast to North Carolina’s 1-5 ATS mark in neutral-site affairs. The sharps also obtained a whiff of their Heels 0-4 ATS record so it is little wonder the’Cocks are becoming heavy play .
Duke vs Alabama (Saturday, August 31st, 3:30 PM ET)
Expectations for Nick Saban’s team are always through the roof and this year is no different. The Crimson Tide embarks on which must be another national tournament ship this season and the very first casualty will be the Duke Blue Devils.
The oddsmakers know the hype train which follows Tide soccer which is why they conquered Temple in the Independence Bowl and set up them last year as a home favorite from a group in Duke that moved 8-5.
Sure, Duke was no national contender, nor are they this season, but getting into a bowl game and winning it convincingly has to account for something, right? Well, not in the world of the squares that never watched a number high enough to prevent them from getting back on the Tide.
As of this writing, Alabama is now a 33 1/2 stage that Dylan Moses, their junior linebacker, hurt his knee this week and will probably be out for the season. The reduction of this Tide captain did not make a whit of difference to the general public, that will throw their money to the fire!
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