We’re already in the ninth week of the college football season. More than half of the season has been completed, but we still have a lot to discover in the coming weeks before the bowling season and the selection committee announces the playoff teams.
We saw some noticeable linear movement in the first part of the week in BetMGM. Which parties get early support and what do they tell us?
Coming explosion in Columbus?
A few weeks ago, it seemed like the Penn State and Ohio State game might decide which team would head to the college football playoff.
Ohio State was struggling, losing to Oregon and looking very modest in its victories over Maryland and Tulsa. On the other hand, Penn State beat Wisconsin, Auburn and Indiana which at the time seemed like impressive victories.
Fast forward so far, and Pennsylvania is coming off with back-to-back losses to Iowa and Illinois. While Iowa’s loss can be explained away, Illinois’s loss certainly cannot be. There are questions about coach James Franklin’s future wishes and there are also questions about the health of quarterback Shaun Clifford.
It’s a very different story for the Buckeyes, who have won their last four games against Akron, Rutgers, Maryland and Indiana by a total score of 231-44. The attack seems unstoppable and the defense looks respectable after their struggles early in the season.
This game’s streak opened with Ohio State as the home’s 17-point favorite. To some, it might have seemed a bit loud and might have been like too much of an overreaction. However, bettors differ. The Buckeyes Currently Favorites 18.5 points Because the line has moved throughout the week.
The market appears to be anticipating an explosion as the Buckeyes walk toward a potential playoff appearance while Penn State fades into irrelevance.
slow down on the house
Pittsburgh is coming off a big win of the season, beating Clemson 27-17 last week. leopards are Currently -140 favorites To win the ACC title this season and midfielder Kenny Pickett has received some hype from Heisman in recent weeks.
Pittsburgh opened as the favorites for a 12-point win over Miami, but the feeling at the start of the week seemed to be to keep the Panthers off their big win. Currently, Pittsburgh is fair 9.5 preferred points for the Saturday game.
Miami got off to a poor start to the season, causing many to write off this season as a typical Miami season where they achieve nothing along the way. However, quarterback Tyler Van Dyck stepped in for D’Eriq King and turned around the Miami offense. Miami will beat North Carolina State last weekend as an underdog.
Football in Pittsburgh has a history of horrific losses, and while I wouldn’t say they will lose on Saturday, this is certainly something to be wary of. It looks like the market isn’t ready to get into the Panthers game yet.
QB Editions for Indiana
Michael Bennix opened the season as the starting quarterback for the Indiana Hoosiers. Due to injury, Jack Tuttle was forced to take over. Now, Tuttle is at the bottom, too. Indiana is now coming down to a real freshman and sophomore of the Redshirt in the middle room.
Expectations were high for Indiana State to enter the season, but they failed to materialize. They have lost five matches against teams currently ranked in the top 20.
Hoosiers opened as underdogs 2.5 points, but the streak is Now up to 5.5 points. The total also decreased by 1.5 points to its current figure of 49.5 points.
Maryland opened the season with a four-game win, but the Terrapins returned to Earth. They have lost three consecutive times to Iowa, Ohio and Minnesota.
Other notable movements
Rutgers opened as a one-point underdog against Illinois, but now they find themselves 1.5 preferred points. Bookmakers aren’t buying Illinois after a surprise win last weekend.
-Utah Now a favorite 6.5 points against the University of California. The market opened with Utes as the favorite 4.5 pips.
– Oregon opened as a 26.5-point favorite against Colorado, but that streak goes back to The current number is 24.5 points.
– The state of Georgia is Now a favorite 6.5 points Against South Georgia after opening the streak at 4.5 points earlier in the week.
– Purdue-Nebraska total opened at 49, but has moved so far The current number is 52.5 points.
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