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Opening Lines for Week 9 of college football

Plenty of expected blowouts are on the board, which might make for some upsets to come.

Roman Wilson of the Michigan Wolverines carries the ball past Jordan Howden of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the third quarter of the game at TCF Bank Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Wolverines defeated the Gophers 49-24. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

What we’ve learned through the beginning of the 2020 college football season is that the gap between the haves and the have-nots is just as wide considering how Covid-19 has changed the season. And that’s part of the reason why there are plenty of big spreads on the board this weekend.

The Michigan State Spartans heads to The Empty Big House to face the Michigan Wolverines, and what is a traditional rivalry game isn’t expected to be close. Block M blew out Minnesota last week 49-24, while Michigan State lost by 38-27 at home to Rutgers. These teams have split the last eight games in the series, with the Wolverines winning the last two. That should easily become three on Saturday if the bookmakers are to be believed.

Mike Leach will get the first test of his Air Raid offense against Nick Saban when the Mississippi State Bulldogs face the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa. The bookmakers have the home team laying 32.5, and it will be interesting to see how one of the greatest defensive coaches ever matches up with the vaunted scheme passed down from Hal Mumme to so many coaches across America. Can Clanga find a way to cover?

If you’re looking for something less beatdown, it should be a good one between the Memphis Tigers and #7 Cincinnati Bearcats in UC’s Nippert Stadium. Quarterback Desmond Ridder and Cinci went on the road and got a big 42-13 win over SMU on Saturday, but it was a Mustangs team with some key injuries. Can the defense continue to hold against Brady White and the rest of U of M? The oddsmakers have it within a touchdown as of now.

Here are the opening lines, kickoff times and TV schedule for Week 9 of the 2020 college football season:

CFB Opening Lines Week 10

Date Time Team Spread Total Moneyline
Date Time Team Spread Total Moneyline
Wednesday Nov. 4 6:00 PM Western Michigan -16.5- 112 O 55.5- 109 -910
Wednesday Nov. 4 ESPN3 Akron +16.5- 109 U 55.5- 112 +550
Wednesday Nov. 4 6:00 PM Eastern Michigan +6.5- 110 O 62.5- 113 +185
Wednesday Nov. 4 ESPN+ Kent State -6.5- 110 U 62.5- 108 -230
Wednesday Nov. 4 7:00 PM Ball State +3.5- 110 O 55.5- 108 +135
Wednesday Nov. 4 CBSSN Miami Ohio -3.5- 110 U 55.5- 113 -167
Wednesday Nov. 4 7:00 PM Buffalo -9.5- 114 O 53.5- 107 -400
Wednesday Nov. 4 ESPN2 Northern Illinois +9.5- 107 U 53.5- 114 +290
Wednesday Nov. 4 7:00 PM Ohio +1.5- 120 O 59.5- 112 -109
Wednesday Nov. 4 ESPN Central Michigan -1.5- 103 U 59.5- 109 -112
Wednesday Nov. 4 8:00 PM Bowling Green +19.5- 112 O 61.5- 109 +600
Wednesday Nov. 4 ESPNU Toledo -19.5- 109 U 61.5- 112 -1000
Thursday Nov. 5 7:00 PM Utah State +14.5- 112 O 55.5- 108 +440
Thursday Nov. 5 FS1 Nevada -14.5- 109 U 55.5- 113 -625
Thursday Nov. 5 9:00 PM Wyoming -2.5- 117 O 51.5- 107 -139
Thursday Nov. 5 CBSSN Colorado State +2.5- 104 U 51.5- 114 +115
Friday, Nov. 6 7:30 PM Miami Florida -9.5- 113 O 58.5- 108 -400
Friday, Nov. 6 ESPN NC State +9.5- 108 U 58.5- 113 +270
Friday, Nov. 6 9:00 PM San José State +9.5- 110 O 50.5- 108 +270
Friday, Nov. 6 CBSSN San Diego State -9.5- 110 U 50.5- 113 -345
Friday, Nov. 6 9:45 PM BYU -2.5- 112 O 59.5- 114 -139
Friday, Nov. 6 FS1 Boise State +2.5- 109 U 59.5- 107 +112
Saturday, Nov 7 11:30 AM Air Force +6.5- 103 O 40.5- 115 +245
Saturday, Nov 7 CBS Army -6.5- 118 U 40.5- 106 -335
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Michigan -3.5- 104 O 55.5- 109 -148
Saturday, Nov 7 FS1 Indiana +3.5- 117 U 55.5- 112 +120
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM SMU -14.5- 110 O 64.5- 114 -530
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN+ Temple +14.5- 110 U 64.5- 107 +380
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Michigan State +6.5- 103 O 50.5- 106 +215
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN Iowa -6.5- 120 U 50.5- 114 -275
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Arizona State +10.5- 109 O 59.5- 109 +300
Saturday, Nov 7 FOX USC -10.5- 112 U 59.5- 112 -400
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Liberty +15.5- 112 O 66.5- 106 +425
Saturday, Nov 7 ACC Network Virginia Tech -15.5- 109 U 66.5- 115 -770
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM North Carolina -9.5- 113 O 64.5- 113 -360
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN2 Duke +9.5- 108 U 64.5- 108 +255
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Nebraska +4.5- 117 O 52.5- 109 +145
Saturday, Nov 7 BTN Northwestern -4.5- 105 U 52.5- 112 -186
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM South Florida +17.5- 106 O 65.5- 105 +540
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN+ Memphis -17.5- 115 U 65.5- 117 -910
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM West Virginia +7.5- 114 O 58.5- 112 +200
Saturday, Nov 7 ABC Texas -7.5- 106 U 58.5- 109 -250
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe +18.5- 113 O 61.5- 114 +575
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN3 Georgia State -18.5- 108 U 61.5- 107 -910
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Arkansas State +13.5- 109 O 63.5- 112 +350
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPNU Louisiana-Lafayette -13.5- 112 U 63.5- 109 -480
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Tulsa -9.5- 113 O 54.5- 113 -375
Saturday, Nov 7 CBSSN Navy +9.5- 108 U 54.5- 108 +275
Saturday, Nov 7 12:00 PM Tulane -4.5- 108 O 64.5- 117 -182
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN+ East Carolina +4.5- 113 U 64.5- 105 +145
Saturday, Nov 7 1:00 PM Troy +1.5- 113 O 51.5- 112 -103
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN3 Georgia Southern -1.5- 108 U 51.5- 109 -120
Saturday, Nov 7 2:00 PM Boston College -13.5- 117 O 51.5- 115 -625
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN3 Syracuse +13.5- 104 U 51.5- 105 +440
Saturday, Nov 7 2:30 PM UMass +44.5- 112 O 57.5- 115
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN+ Marshall -44.5- 109 U 57.5- 105
Saturday, Nov 7 3:00 PM Appalachian State -17.5- 108 O 57.5- 108 -910
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN+ Texas State +17.5- 113 U 57.5- 112 +575
Saturday, Nov 7 3:00 PM North Alabama +16.5- 104 O 53.5- 115 +575
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN3 Southern Mississippi -16.5- 117 U 53.5- 105 -910
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Maryland +25.5- 107 O 61.5- 115 +1300
Saturday, Nov 7 BTN Penn State -25.5- 114 U 61.5- 106 -5000
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Houston +11.5- 108 O 58.5- 109 +330
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN Cincinnati -11.5- 113 U 58.5- 112 -455
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Florida +4.5- 112 O 52.5- 113 +150
Saturday, Nov 7 CBS Georgia -4.5- 109 U 52.5- 108 -186
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Purdue +8.5- 109 O 52.5- 106 +265
Saturday, Nov 7 ABC Wisconsin -8.5- 112 U 52.5- 115 -345
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 p.m. Minnesota -9.5- 112 O 62.5- 109 -335
Saturday, Nov 7 BTN Illinois +9.5- 109 U 62.5- 112 +250
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Kansas +38.5- 108 O 65.5- 105 N/A
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN2 Oklahoma -38.5- 113 U 65.5- 117 N/A
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Texas Tech +10.5- 118 O 61.5- 112 +275
Saturday, Nov 7 TBD TCU -10.5- 104 U 61.5- 109 -360
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM Charlotte -5.5- 108 O 61.5- 115 -182
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN+ Middle Tennessee +5.5- 113 U 61.5- 106 +150
Saturday, Nov 7 3:30 PM UTSA +5.5- 112 O 49.5- 112 +170
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN3 Rice -5.5- 109 U 49.5- 109 -210
Saturday, Nov 7 4:00 PM Arizona +13.5- 110 O 55.5- 114 +420
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPNU Utah -13.5- 110 U 55.5- 107 -670
Saturday, Nov 7 4:00 PM Oklahoma State -10.5- 108 O 51.5- 109 -530
Saturday, Nov 7 Fox Kansas State +10.5- 113 U 51.5- 112 +320
Saturday, Nov 7 4:00 PM Vanderbilt +18.5- 112 O 48.5- 114 +800
Saturday, Nov 7 SEC Network Mississippi State -18.5- 109 U 48.5- 107 -1430
Saturday, Nov 7 4:00 PM Pittsburgh -1.5- 108 O 51.5- 112 -118
Saturday, Nov 7 ACC Network Florida State +1.5- 113 U 51.5- 109 -104
Saturday, Nov 7 6:00 PM Western Kentucky +9.5- 114 O 41.5- 112 +290
Saturday, Nov 7 Stadium Florida Atlantic -9.5- 107 U 41.5- 109 -385
Saturday, Nov 7 7:30 PM Clemson -7.5- 107 O 51.5- 109 -375
Saturday, Nov 7 NBC Notre Dame +7.5- 114 U 51.5- 112 +225
Saturday, Nov 7 7:00 PM UCLA -5.5- 110 O 57.5- 114 -200
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN2 Colorado +5.5- 110 U 57.5- 107 +160
Saturday, Nov 7 7:00 PM Baylor +13.5- 109 O 54.5- 112 +400
Saturday, Nov 7 FS1 Iowa State -13.5- 112 U 54.5- 109 -560
Saturday, Nov 7 7:00 PM Texas A&M -7.5- 113 O 55.5- 106 -278
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN South Carolina +7.5- 108 U 55.5- 114 +220
Saturday, Nov 7 7:00 PM Louisiana Tech +2.5- 106 O 71.5- 109 +110
Saturday, Nov 7 CBSSN North Texas -2.5- 115 U 71.5- 112 -132
Saturday, Nov 7 7:30 PM Stanford +11.5- 107 +340
Saturday, Nov 7 ABC Oregon -11.5- 114 -455
Saturday, Nov 7 7:30 PM Tennessee -1.5- 110 O 53.5- 112 -121
Saturday, Nov 7 SEC Network Arkansas +1.5- 110 U 53.5- 109 +100
Saturday, Nov 7 8:00 PM South Alabama +16.5- 105 O 56.5- 110 +550
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPNU Coastal Carolina -16.5- 117 U 56.5- 110 -835
Saturday, Nov 7 8:00 PM Louisville +2.5- 110 O 63.5- 112 +105
Saturday, Nov 7 ACC Network Virginia -2.5- 110 U 63.5- 109 -129
Saturday, Nov 7 10:30 PM Washington -2.5- 113 O 46.5- 114 -137
Saturday, Nov 7 ESPN California +2.5- 108 U 46.5- 107 +112
Saturday, Nov 7 10:30 PM Washington State -2.5- 118 O 63.5- 109 -148
Saturday, Nov 7 FS1 Oregon State +2.5- 103 U 63.5- 112 +118
Saturday, Nov 7 11:00 PM New Mexico +16.5- 112 O 61.5- 115 +460
Saturday, Nov 7 Spectrum Hawaii -16.5- 109 U 61.5- 105 -670

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