A new week brings normalcy in betting procedures as we look to get in a rhythm to college football betting. Here are the biggest early line moves in college football along with today’s top trends in MLB. Return tomorrow for the NFL numbers. Like we say every day, understanding line moves can build your bankroll. (109-81 L45D)
CFB – Friday (305) WASHINGTON STATE at (306) NEVADA 10:30 E ESPN
Despite Washington State losing at home to Rutgers as favorites, the Cougars have moved the meter from a Pick to -3. The thought here is backing the power conference on the road and Nevada no longer enjoys the same home field edge they used to. Though Washington State was only a .500 team a year ago, they did cover all six road assignments. Betting Trend – 85 percent on Washington State to cover
CFB – (335) SOUTH ALABAMA at (336) KENT STATE 2:00 ET W-ESPN
After a couple years of success, Kent State is returning to what they have always been, a very mediocre football program. This is pointed out by their home loss to Ohio. U in the opener 17-14, dropping them to 0-6 ATS at home the past two years. This is South Alabama’s first game and they have been pumped up from a Pick to -3. Betting Trend – 94 percent on South Alabama to cover
CFB – (341) AKRON at (342) PENN STATE 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN
Despite how well Christian Hackenberg played in Penn State’s win over UCF, the Nittany Lions are down from -18.5 to -15. No doubt the travel from Dublin back to the states can suck the energy out of a team and what is the real motivation for Penn State? Guessing the Nittany Lions are flat at first but awake later and take care of business. Betting Trend – 65 percent on Akron to ver
CFB – (351) MICHIGAN STATE at (352) OREGON 6:30 ET FOX
In spite of what appears to be a good matchup, the money is flowing towards Oregon up from -11.5 to -13. Clearly the thought is how does Michigan State match points with the Ducks or try and contain their speed? Your spread winner will be who controls the tempo and usually in Eugene, it’s the home team. Betting Trend – 67 percent on Michigan State to cover
CFB – (363) EAST CAROLINA at (364) SOUTH CAROLINA 7:00 ET ESPNU
South Carolina’s defense was bludgeoned by a first time quarterback and now has to face a known quantity in Shane Carden of East Carolina. Bettors are unconcerned and trust Steve Spurrier who find answers and lifted the Gamecocks from -13.5 to 16. South Carolina is 9-1 ATS at home vs. non-conference foes the last few years. Betting Trend – 80 percent on South Carolina to cover
CFB – (365) SAN JOSE STATE at (366) AUBURN 7:00 ET ESPN2
Auburn is up two points to -31 and let’s be honest, with their offense, they can have the final score be whatever they want depending on hard they want to play. The Tigers are 13-2 against the spread since last season. Betting Trend – 96 percent on Auburn to cover
CFB – (383) AIR FORCE at (384) WYOMING 10:15 ET ESPNU
Both MWC teams did what they needed to in their openers. However, with Air Force playing into revenge from a 33-point home loss and owning an 8-3 SU (6-5 ATS) record in Wyoming; the Falcons have been flipped from +1.5 to -1. The outcome will be determined by how well the Cowboys handle the Air Force option offense. Betting Trend – 50-50 split
Sports Watch Monitor Weighty Trends
MLB Money Line Trend
Miami is 15-5 playing on Tuesday this season.
MLB Totals Trend
Seattle is 53-22 UNDER with a bullpen whose WHIP is under 1.200 the last 10 games this season.
MLB Run Line Trend
Philadelphia is 4-16 after allowing one run or less in a win over a division rival the last two seasons.