With a busy week of college football news, lines are moving rapidly back and forth as bettors try to get in at the best numbers possible. Below is a look at some of the most important line movements heading into Week 2.
UAB vs. Georgia
Opening line: Georgia -29
Current line: Georgia -22.5
It’s always interesting to see how many points the line moves when a starting quarterback is ruled out, and apparently oddsmakers think Georgia’s JT Daniels is worth as much as 6.5 points in this spot. He won’t start due to a core injury as the Georgia Bulldogs will play redshirt freshman Carson Beck against the UAB Blazers. Beck appeared in one game in 2020 but has yet to throw a pass in a game at the college level.
Temple vs. Akron
Opening line: Temple -3
Current line: Temple -6.5
The Temple Owls moved past the key number of three and nearly reached another at seven, but the line appears to have settled at -6.5 over the Akron Zips. Both teams were blown out against Power 5 opponents in Week 1 as Temple was crushed by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 61-14, while Akron lost to the Auburn Tigers 60-10. Temple is in for a rough season, but Akron could be among the worst teams in FBS this season, so take the Zips and the points your own risk.
Eastern Michigan vs. Wisconsin
Opening line: Wisconsin -32
Current line: Wisconsin -26
A six-point swing in the line is rather significant especially when there is not a clear reason why. Bettors likely were incredibly unimpressed with what the Wisconsin Badgers offense did against the Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 1. Wisconsin scored just 10 points in a six-point loss, but that includes three trips inside the 8-yard line in which the Badgers failed to score. Would bettors be this far down on the Badgers if they scored a touchdown on one of those drives? Wisconsin could have some value here.
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