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Bedlam Total Moves Down to 49.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oklahoma-Oklahoma State total has actually moved down to 49.5 points... View More

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Game: OKL vs OKS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Georgia-Georgia Tech Total Sitting at 54.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Georgia-Georgia Tech total remains the same at 54.5 points... View More

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Game: GT vs UGA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wisconsin-Minnesota Total Moves Up a Tad

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wisconsin-Minnesota total has actually moved up a tick, from 39 points to 39.5 points, as of Saturday morning... View More

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Game: MIN vs WIS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oregon-Oregon State Total Moves Down Slightly

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oregon-Oregon State total has moved down over recent days to 60.5 points as of Saturday morning... View More

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Game: ORS vs ORE Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Iron Bowl Total Up to 57 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Alabama-Auburn has moved up two points to 57 points as of Saturday morning... View More

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Game: AUB vs BAMA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Alabama Now -20.5 at Auburn

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Alabama Crimson Tide have moved up to 20.5-point favorites in the Iron Bowl against Auburn, as of Saturday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

Clearly, bettors anticipate this year's version of the Iron Bowl to be a rout, as Alabama has moved from -19.5 to -20.5 over the last couple of days. It makes sense, as Auburn won't have quarterback Bo Nix under center. But crazy things have happened in the Iron Bowl before. We'll see if this spread touches three touchdowns as we approach kickoff.

Game: AUB vs BAMA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oregon Remains 7-Point Favorites vs. Oregon State

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oregon Ducks remain 7-point favorites against the Oregon State Beavers as of Saturday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

This game will decide who wins the PAC 12 North division, but it's fair to wonder whether the Ducks will be fully motivated after losing to Utah the week before. Will this number close beneath a touchdown? Stay tuned.

Game: ORS vs ORE Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wisconsin Remains Touchdown Favorites at Minnesota

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wisconsin Badgers remain 7-point favorites in their annual grudge match with the Minnesota Golden Gophers... View More

Betting Impact:

This game will decide who represents the Big Ten West in the Big Ten Championship Game next week. The Badgers were previously impossible to trust as this big of favorites, but they've found their stride as of late. Minnesota has the ability to pull an upset, but they're also a highly erratic group. We'll see if this spread moves off the key number with hours until kickoff.

Game: MIN vs WIS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Georgia Still Laying 35 Points Against Georgia Tech

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Georgia Bulldogs remain 35-point favorites against rival Georgia Tech as of Saturday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

The Bulldogs are clearly expected to roll through the Yellow Jackets. But there seems to be some resistance or reluctance to get this number past five touchdowns. We'll see if it moves higher or lower as we get close to kickoff.

Game: GT vs UGA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Spread Moves Up a Tick

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have moved up to -4.5 against the Oklahoma Sooners in the annual rivalry renewal as of Saturday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

Clearly, bettors are anticipating Oklahoma State to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive and knock off the Sooners. And what's really interesting is this line is moving even while it's in the dead zone. We'll see if this line moves more as we get closer to this primetime kickoff.

Game: OKL vs OKS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Iron Bowl Total at 55 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Alabama-Auburn total is at 55.5 points as of Thursday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

Alabama can put up points on anyone. The question will be whether Auburn can light up the scoreboard against a not-so impressive Crimson Tide defense without quarterback Bo Nix.

Game: AUB vs BAMA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oregon-Oregon State Total at 61 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oregon-Oregon State total is at 61.5 points as of Thursday... View More

Betting Impact:

Will Oregon show up for this game? That could be the difference in whether this game goes over the total. The Beavers are a run-oriented team and could follow Utah's formula from last week for offensive success.

Game: ORS vs ORE Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wisconsin-Minnesota Total at 39 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wisconsin-Minnesota total is at 39 points as of Thursday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

This has the makings of being a classic Big Ten defensive struggle. The Badgers offense has picked things up as of late, but this still isn't a great unit. Minnesota's offense has some explosive tendencies, but their inability to throw the ball consistently could prove to be problematic against a dominant Wisconsin defense.

Game: MIN vs WIS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Georgia-Georgia Tech Total at 54.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Georgia-Georgia Tech total sits at 54.5 points as of Thursday... View More

Betting Impact:

Georgia could cover this total by themselves if they wanted to. But the Bulldogs may play conservatively if they're able to jump out to a big early lead. Meanwhile, don't expect Tech to contribute much to this total until maybe garbage time.

Game: GT vs UGA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Bedlam Total Sits at 50.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for the annual rivalry game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State sits at 50.5 points as of Thanksgiving morning... View More

Betting Impact:

This total may seem lower than usual for the Bedlam game. And it makes sense. Oklahoma's offense has been uncharacteristically bad by their standards this season. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State has an outstanding defense and a mediocre offense. Points may be at a premium in this year's edition of Bedlam.

Game: OKL vs OKS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oklahoma State Favored by 4 Points vs. Oklahoma

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are laying four points in the Bedlam rivalry game against the Oklahoma Sooners as of Thursday... View More

Betting Impact:

It's strange to see the Pokes favored in this annual rivalry, one that's been dominated by the Sooners. However, this isn't your typical Oklahoma team. The Sooners have struggled on both sides of the ball at times throughout the year. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State boasts a top 3 defense in the country. That unit has led the way for Oklahoma State, whose offense hasn't exactly been prolific. An Oklahoma State win would clinch a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, and greatly boost OKST's College Football Playoff odds.

Game: OKL vs OKS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Georgia Laying Five Touchdowns at Georgia Tech

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Georgia Bulldogs are 35-point favorites in their rivalry matchup with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as of Thursday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

This game has blowout written all over it. The question is, by how much? With Georgia looking ahead to next week's SEC Championship Game, the Bulldogs could jump out to a big lead early, then call off the dogs to ensure they head into next week healthy. The backdoor cover potential in this game is high.

Game: GT vs UGA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wisconsin Laying a Touchdown at Minnesota

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wisconsin Badgers are laying a touchdown on the road in a rivalry matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, as of Thanksgiving morning... View More

Betting Impact:

The Badgers can clinch their spot in the Big Ten Championship Game with a win, and clearly oddsmakers expect them to win rather handily. The Gophers have been competitive throughout the year, and can still get into the Big Ten title game with a win and some help. However, Wisconsin is just rolling right now.

Game: MIN vs WIS Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oregon Laying a Touchdown vs. Oregon State

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oregon Ducks are laying seven points at home in their rivalry game with the Oregon State Beavers as of Thanksgiving morning... View More

Betting Impact:

The Ducks could be a little flat in this important rivalry game after seeing their College Football Playoff hopes evaporate against Utah last week. However, the Ducks still have to secure their spot in the PAC 12 title game, a game the Beavers could play in with a win and a loss from Washington State.

Game: ORS vs ORE Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Alabama Listed as -19.5 at Auburn in Iron Bowl

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Alabama Crimson Tide are -19.5 at Auburn in the Iron Bowl as of Thursday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

The Crimson Tide are trying to roll into the SEC Championship Game and will face an Auburn team that's reeling following a loss to South Carolina on the road. Auburn quarterback Bo Nix is out for the year, and clearly T.J. Finley will need to step up to keep this game close.

Game: AUB vs BAMA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Alabama-Arkansas Total at 58.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Alabama-Arkansas total sits at 58.5 points as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

Alabama might be able to cover this total on their own, as Arkansas' defense is beat up having gone through a gauntlet of games. However, Arkansas has the firepower to score. But their power running game faces a bad matchup against a stout Bama front seven.

Game: ARK vs BAMA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oregon-Utah Total at 59 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oregon-Utah total sits at 59 points as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

Oregon and Utah both have strong offenses and stout defenses. Will defenses prevail in this PAC 12 showdown? We'll see what bettors think as the weekend begins.

Game: UTH vs ORE Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Iowa State-Oklahoma Total at 59 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Iowa State Oklahoma total is at 59 points as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

Both of these teams have the ability to score, but Oklahoma has looked out of funk the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Iowa State could have success against a Sooners defense that's really struggling as of late.

Game: OKL vs ISU Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Ohio State-Michigan State Total Sits at 68.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Ohio State-Michigan State sits at 68.5 points as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

Clearly, points are expected in Columbus. And considering that Ohio State has the firepower to put up 50 on anyone, I'm not surprised this total's so high. It'll likely come down to what Michigan State can contribute. The Spartans are an inefficient but explosive offense that prioritizes pounding the rock with star tailback Kenneth Walker. However, OSU's real weakness defensively is in the secondary. We'll see where bettors take this game as we get closer to kick

Game: OSU vs MSU Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wake Forest-Clemson Total Sits at 57.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wake Forest-Clemson total sits at 57.5 points as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

This is a clash of strengths. Wake Forest has an electric offense, Clemson has a dominant defense. That makes this total really hard to project and predict. We'll see where bettors take this total as we get closer to kickoff.

Game: CLE vs WF Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wake Forest Catching 4.5 Points at Clemson

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4.5-point underdogs on the road against Clemson as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

The Demon Deacons are trying to clinch a spot in the ACC title game with a win over the Tigers, who couldn't cover as 41-point favorites against UConn last week. The 2021 Tigers don't measure up to past renditions and are awful offensively. But the Tigers still have an elite defense that could give Wake QB Sam Hartmann trouble. With this line currently in the dead zone, we'll see if any action pushes it in one direction.

Game: CLE vs WF Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Ohio State Laying 19 Points vs. Michigan State

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Ohio State Buckeyes are laying 19 points in a pivotal Big Ten East contest against Michigan State as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

The Buckeyes are unsurprisingly massive favorites after they destroyed Purdue last week. Meanwhile, nobody seems to be giving Michigan State a chance. We'll see where this line goes as we get closer to kickoff.

Game: OSU vs MSU Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oklahoma Laying 4 at Home vs. Iowa State

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Oklahoma Sooners are laying four points against Iowa State as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

This game was anticipated in the summer to be one of the biggest of the season. Sadly, that's not what we're getting Saturday. The Sooners and Cyclones have both been disappointing all year. Coming off a loss that essentially sunk their CFP hopes, it'll be interesting to see how inspired Oklahoma is for this game. We'll see if this number moves closer to a field goal or a touchdown as we're just hours away from kickoff.

Game: OKL vs ISU Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Oregon Catching 3 At Utah

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The #3 Oregon Ducks are getting three points on the road against the Utah Utes in a pivotal PAC 12 clash as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

This is a huge game for the Ducks, who are one loss away from falling out of the College Football Playoff race completely. Some might be surprised to see the Utes laying a field goal here, but Utah has been playing great football as of late and match up well with the Ducks. We'll see which direction this line moves off the key number as we inch closer to Saturday night's kickoff.

Game: UTH vs ORE Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Alabama Laying 3 Touchdowns vs. Arkansas

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Alabama Crimson Tide are listed as 21-point favorites at home vs. Arkansas as of Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

The Crimson Tide have a gigantic rest advantage, as they're coming off an easy win over New Mexico State, while Arkansas is coming off a hard fought road victory against LSU. And while lookahead to the Iron Bowl could be a factor, Alabama's lack of room for error should have Nick Saban's group fully locked in. We'll see if anyone wants to go up against the Alabama train at this key number.

Game: ARK vs BAMA Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wake Forest-North Carolina State Line Stays at -2

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wake Forest-N.C. State line remains at -2 heading into Saturday morning... View More

Betting Impact:

One of the biggest games of the day seems to have pretty even two-way action, as this line hasn't budged much throughout the week, other than a couple of dips down to Wake Forest -1.5.

Game: WF vs NCST Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Tennessee-Georgia Line Remains at -20

by Matt Barbato | Titans Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Georgia-Tennessee line didn't do much moving late Friday, as the Bulldogs remain 20-point road favorites against the Volunteers... View More

Betting Impact:

It seems more likely this line won't touch the key number of Georgia -21, as there appears to be enough Tennessee money keeping this line right where it's at. It appears this game has plenty of two-way action, which means it might close right where it's at currently.

Game: UGA vs TEN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Notre Dame Now -6.5 at Virginia

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved up to 6.5 point favorites against Virginia Friday night... View More

Betting Impact:

Could word be leaking out that Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong won't suit up for this important non-conference game? It appears so, as the Irish quickly went up from -5.5 to -6.5 Friday night. Virginia hasn't made anything official yet. But with a critical - and honestly more important game against Pittsburgh that'll decide the ACC Coastal division, it makes more sense for Armstrong to sit against the Irish. We'll see if this line hits the key number of -7 as news about Armstrong becomes official.

Game: UVA vs ND Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Notre Dame-Virginia Total remains at 64.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's showdown between Virginia and Notre Dame remains at 64.5 points as of Friday... View More

Betting Impact:

Clearly, bettors are waiting to hear word on whether Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong will play before making a wager on either the spread or total. If Armstrong plays, this game should go way over, as the Cavaliers have a potent offense and a terrible defense. If he doesn't go, the total is much more in doubt, as Notre Dame might do the bulk of the scoring. Given that Virginia has a pivotal game against Pitt next week, they may opt to play it safe with their starting QB.

Game: UVA vs ND Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wake Forest-North Carolina State Total Staying Put

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's pivotal ACC clash between Wake Forest and N.C. State remains at 66.5 points as of Friday... View More

Betting Impact:

This is an interesting clash of styles, as Wake Forest loves to play at a rapid pace and sling the ball around, while the Wolfpack prefer to keep the ball on the ground and play at a slower tempo. We'll see which style bettors side with as we get closer to kickoff.

Game: WF vs NCST Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Tennessee-Georgia Total Stuck at 56 Points

by Matt Barbato | Titans Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's SEC East game between Tennessee and Georgia remains at 56 points as of Friday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

Can the Volunteers' high-powered passing game led by Hindon Hooker move the ball against the vaunted Bulldogs defense? That'll ultimately decide whether this game goes over. But as of right now, this total hasn't gotten a ton of action from bettors. We'll see if that changes leading up to kickoff in the featured CBS window.

Game: UGA vs TEN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Cincinnati-South Florida Total Moves Up a Tick

by Matt Barbato | Bengals Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Cincinnati-USF total has moved up to 58.5 points as of Friday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

Bettors seem to be anticipating a higher scoring game between the Bearcats and the Bulls. Cincy should be able to move the ball at will against a miserable USF defense, while the Bulls might have some success of their own on the ground. Of course, we all know Cincinnati will be looking for style points, and that may be what helps put this total over Friday night.

Game: USF vs CIN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Notre Dame-Virginia Spread Stays Still

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Notre Dame-Virginia spread remains Notre Dame -5.5 as of Friday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

This line hasn't budged at all throughout the week, and there's a big reason why: Virginia's starting quarterback might not play. Brennan Armstrong is dealing with an injury to his ribs, and his status won't be known until closer to kickoff. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall is playing this awfully close to the vest. And he has a lot to weigh in this decision. While Armstrong gives Virginia's high-powered offense a great chance of competing with the one-loss Irish, the Cavaliers are only a game out of first place in the ACC Coastal division and play first-place Pittsburgh next week in a game that will decide the division. If I had to guess, I suspect the Cavs will play it safe with Armstrong, which means anyone looking to bet on Notre Dame might be best set to do it sooner than later.

Game: UVA vs ND Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wake Forest-N.C. State Line Sticks at -2

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The spread for Saturday's ACC clash between North Carolina State and Wake Forest remains at Wake -2 as of Friday... View More

Betting Impact:

This number dipped down to Wake Forest -1.5 before quickly being bet back up to -2. It hasn't moved much since then, indicating pretty even betting action on this enormous conference game. Will this number move closer to -3, or a pick as we enter the weekend? Stay tuned.

Game: WF vs NCST Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Tennessee-Georgia Spread Holding Firm

by Matt Barbato | Titans Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The spread for Saturday's SEC East tilt between Georgia and Tennessee remains at Georgia -20 as of Friday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

This spread has bounced around from as high as Georgia -20.5 to as low as -19.5. However, it hasn't reached the key number of -21, indicating that the betting market only likes Georgia up to that point. The Volunteers are playing good football and could challenge Georgia's secondary with their passing game. However, Georgia has just been in its own league for much of the season, and could be in store for more domination against the Vols. We'll see where bettors take this line as we approach Saturday afternoon.

Game: UGA vs TEN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Cincinnati-USF Spread Moves Down a Tick

by Matt Barbato | Bengals Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The spread for Friday night's clash between Cincinnati and USF is down slightly to Cincinnati -23 as of Friday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

Has Cincinnati fallen out of favor with bettors? It seems like it's possible, as the Bearcats have failed to cover as big favorites in their last three American conference games. The Bulls, however, might be the worst team Cincy's played during this stretch. And we all know the Bearcats need style points to impress the CFP committee. We'll see where this line moves as we inch closer to Friday night's kickoff.

Game: USF vs CIN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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North Carolina-Pitt Total Moves Down a Point

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Thursday's Pitt-UNC showdown has moved down to 72 points as of Thursday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

The total is down one point since earlier in the week, signifying that maybe bettors aren't expecting a shootout. This is interesting movement considering this game features two of the best QBs in the nation - Kenny Pickett and Sam Howell - plus two defenses that have struggled mightily to get stops at times. We'll see if this number moves any further leading up to kickoff.

Game: PIT vs NC Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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North Carolina-Pittsburgh Line Remains at 6.5

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Pitt Panthers are 6.5 point favorites at home against the North Carolina Tar Heels just hours before Thursday's pivotal ACC clash... View More

Betting Impact:

This line has occasionally popped up to Pitt -7, but has been bet down shortly afterward. Clearly bettors have a price they're willing to take the Tar Heels at, and it's the key number. We'll see if this line budges at all before Thursday night's kick.

Game: PIT vs NC Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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North Carolina-Pitt Total at a Whopping 73 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's ACC showdown between UNC and Pitt is currently at 74 points... View More

Betting Impact:

This should be a really fun game to watch, as potential NFL first rounders Sam Howell and Kenny Pickett will duke it out at Heinz Field. The Tar Heels recently won a 55-52 shootout over Wake Forest, and aren't afraid of a high scoring affair. Pittsburgh can certainly put up points too, but is better defensively. We'll see how high this total goes as the week goes on.

Game: PIT vs NC Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Cincinnati-South Florida Total Sits at 58 Points

by Matt Barbato | Bengals Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Cincinnati-South Florida total is at 58 points as of Tuesday... View More

Betting Impact:

The Bearcats shouldn't have any trouble scoring points on a Bulls defense that ranks outside the top 80 in scoring, passing and rushing defense. Cincinnati also desperately needs style points after a disappointing stretch the last few weeks. USF could find success on the ground against the Bearcats, but they'll need to put up probably a couple of scores to help this total get over.

Game: USF vs CIN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Tennessee-Georgia Total at 56 Points

by Matt Barbato | Titans Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's SEC East clash between Georgia and Tennessee is at 56 points as of Tuesday... View More

Betting Impact:

This is an intriguing total that sits on a key number. Tennessee can put up points and loves to rack up yards in bunches off of explosive plays. They might have the firepower to challenge a Georgia defense that's really tough in the front seven, but has some questions in the secondary. On the flip side, Georgia has put up at least 30 points in each of its last five contests.

Game: UGA vs TEN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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N.C. State-Wake Forest Total at 66.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's crucial ACC Atlantic clash between NC State and Wake Forest is currently at 66.5 points... View More

Betting Impact:

The Demon Deacons love high scoring affairs, just look at last week's 55-52 loss to North Carolina as an example. Wake Forest can score with anyone. The problem is most teams can score with them too. North Carolina State isn't quite as explosive offensively, but they do sport a more formidable defense.

Game: WF vs NCST Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Notre Dame-Virginia Total Sits at 64.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's clash between Notre Dame and Virginia sits at 64.5 points as of Tuesday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

Points are certainly expected in Charlottesville this weekend, as the Cavaliers have an explosive offense along with a porous defense. The Irish showed some explosiveness a couple of weeks ago against North Carolina before struggling a bit more with Navy last weekend. We'll see if this total climbs up as we approach the middle of the week.

Game: UVA vs ND Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Notre Dame Listed as 5.5-point Favorites at Virginia

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are -5.5 at Virginia this weekend as of Tuesday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

This is a critical game for the Irish as they hope to keep their slim College Football Playoff chances alive. Notre Dame could have its hands full with a Virginia team that's coming off a bye and can put up points, having scored at least 34 points in each of their last four games. The only problem is Virginia doesn't play much defense, which means Brian Kelly's squad should be able to light up the scoreboard with relative ease. With this number stuck in the dead zone, it'll be interesting to see how this line moves during the week.

Game: UVA vs ND Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Wake Forest Favored by 2 vs. North Carolina State

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-point favorites at home against North Carolina State as of Tuesday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

This game will most likely decide who represents the ACC Atlantic division in the ACC Championship Game. The Demon Deacons are no longer undefeated overall, but are still undefeated in conference play. Why? Because last week's game against North Carolina actually wasn't a conference game. Nonetheless, the Demon Deacons failed once again to get any stops against North Carolina's high powered offense. The Wolfpack are coming off a 28-14 road win over Florida State and can seize control of their destiny with a road victory. We'll see what bettors do with this short spread as the week continues.

Game: WF vs NCST Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Georgia Listed as 20-Point Favorite in Knoxville vs. Vols

by Matt Barbato | Titans Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Georgia Bulldogs are listed as 20-point favorites on the road at Neyland Stadium against the Tennessee Volunteers as of Tuesday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

Georgia is clearly the best team in the country, and it's no surprise to see them laying nearly three touchdowns on the road against the Volunteers. Tennessee is 1-4 ATS as an underdog this season, but the Volunteers are scrappy and have had a couple of near misses against the number in games against Alabama and Ole Miss. The Vols are no slouch and just beat Kentucky on the road, a team Georgia beat 30-13 at home several weeks ago. We'll see if bettors will back the No. 1 Bulldogs as the week continues.

Game: UGA vs TEN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Cincinnati Bearcats listed as 23.5-point favorites at South Florida

by Matt Barbato | Bengals Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Cincinnati Bearcats are listed as 23.5-point favorites on the road against South Florida as of Tuesday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

Time is running out for the Bearcats, who have struggled to make much of an impression on the already skeptical College Football Playoff committee. Cincy has failed to cover as favorites of 20+ points in each of their last three games. Could that change against a lousy USF squad? We'll see if bettors think so as the week continues.

Game: USF vs CIN Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Pittsburgh Listed as 6.5-point favorites vs. North Carolina

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6.5-point home favorites against the North Carolina Tar Heels as of Tuesday afternoon... View More

Betting Impact:

This line seems a tad inflated, as these two ACC foes feel pretty evenly matched. Both teams are also wildly inconsistent, as Pitt went from falling at home to Miami to demolishing Duke on the road. UNC has also been rather erratic, but recently knocked off previously undefeated Wake Forest at home last weekend. Pittsburgh has closed as a favorite in every game this season and has gone 7-2 ATS in such situations. However, the Panthers have been susceptible to a dud every now and again under Pat Narduzzi, as evidenced by straight up losses to Miami and Western Michigan this season. We'll see where bettors stand as we get closer to Friday night's kickoff.

Game: PIT vs NC Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Auburn-Texas A&M Total at 49.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's critical SEC clash between Auburn and Texas A&M is at 49.5 points as of Thursday... View More

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Iowa-Northwestern Total at 40.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday night's clash between Northwestern and Iowa sits at 40.5 points as of Thursday... View More

Betting Impact:

This total is pretty low, but it's actually higher than the total from last week's Iowa-Wisconsin game, which closed around 37 points. Neither of these teams are prolific offensively, and the Hawkeyes have one of the best defenses in the nation. It wouldn't stun anyone if this game is another low-scoring affair.

Game: NW vs IOW Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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Penn State-Maryland Total at 55.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's Big Ten East clash between Maryland and Penn State sits at 55.5 points as of Thursday... View More

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San Diego State-Hawaii Total Listed at 45.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Hawaii-San Diego State total is listed at 45.5 points as of Thursday... View More

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Neither of these teams possess overly explosive or efficient offenses, so we'll see if this total moves down before Saturday's kickoff.

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Texas-Iowa State Total Sits at 60.5 Points

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The total for Saturday's Big 12 clash between Texas and Iowa State sits at 60.5 points as of Thursday... View More

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Iowa State Laying 6.5 vs. Texas

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The Iowa State Cyclones are listed as 6.5-point favorites at home vs. Texas as of Thursday... View More

Betting Impact:

The Cyclones are still fighting for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, while Texas is trying to steady the ship as they've endured a three-game losing streak, all by one possession. We'll see if this line gets to the key number of -7 as the week goes on.

Game: ISU vs TEX Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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San Diego State Laying a Touchdown at Hawaii

by Matt Barbato | Correspondent |
Fri, Aug 19th 1:12pm EDT

The San Diego State Aztecs are 7-point road favorites at Hawaii as of Thursday... View More

Betting Impact:

The Aztecs saw their perfect season come to an end at the hands of the Fresno State Bulldogs. Now, they make the difficult trip to Hawaii, who is much tougher at home. We'll see if betting action pushes this line below a touchdown.

Game: HAW vs SDSU Fri Aug 19th, 1:12pm ET |
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