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Betting news, trends, odds and predictions from various handicappers and websites for Friday 10/11/19
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Friday’s games
Underdogs are 4-2-1 ATS in last seven Virginia-Miami games; Cavaliers lost their last three trips to South Beach, by 16-6-19 points. Virginia is 3-1 vs I-A teams but ran ball for total of only 73 yards in last two games- the team that led at halftime lost all four games. Cavaliers lost last game 35-20 at Notre Dame; under Mendenhall, they’re 10-9 ATS on the road. Miami is 1-3 vs I-A clubs, with all four games decided by 7 or fewer points. ‘canes lost 42-35 to Va Tech LW after they trailed 28-0 just before halftime; their only I-A win was 17-12 over Central Michigan.

Colorado State won its last nine games with New Mexico (7-2 ATS); Rams won their last four trips to Albuquerque, by 3-7-24-4 points, but State is 0-5 vs I-A teams this year, allowing an average of 41.2 ppg; Rams are 9-5 ATS in their last 14 games as road favorites. State was held to 296/235 TY in their last two games. Lobos lost three of four I-A games; they’ve given up 464+ TY in every game this year, even the 39-31 win over a I-AA team. New Mexico is 6-4 ATS in its last ten games as a home underdog.

Colorado lost six of last seven games with Oregon; teams haven’t met since ’16. Favorites are 5-1 ATS in last six series games, but Buffs (+10.5) won their last visit to Eugene, 41-38. Colorado is 3-2 despite allowing 30+ points in all five games; they allowed 444+ TY in all five games. Buffs are 11-7-1 ATS in their last 19 games as road underdogs. Oregon won its last four games after a 27-21 loss to Auburn, allowing 7 or fewer points in all four games; Ducks are 10-14 ATS in their last 24 games as a home favorite. Pac-12 home favorites are 3-7 ATS so far this season.

Saturday’s top 13 games
Navy won/covered its last four games with Tulsa; they won last three visits here, by 10-23-29 points. Middies pulled out a 34-25 win over rival Air Force LW, scoring 13 points in last 0:23 of the game; they lost their only road game this year, 35-23 (+10.5) at Memphis. Navy covered only two of their last seven road games. Tulsa was up 30-9 at unbeaten SMU LW, lost in OT; Golden Hurricane is 10-8 ATS in last 18 home games (0-2 TY)- four of their five games stayed under the total. AAC home teams are 5-4 ATS in conference games so far this season.

Underdogs covered six of last seven Texas-Oklahoma games; Longhorns (+7.5) upset OU 48-45 LY, their third series win in last ten tries. Texas has only three defensive starters back from LY; they gave up 494-463 TY in last two games, both wins- they allowed 340+ PY in three of their five games. Under Herman, Texas is 4-2 ATS as road underdogs. Over is 4-1 in Texas games this year. Oklahoma is 5-0 TY with 49-31 their closest win; under Riley, Sooners are 12-11-1 ATS as a favorite. Oklahoma is averaging 283 RY/game against I-A opponents.

Unbeaten Memphis allowed 547 RY in its last two wins; they gave up 575 TY LW in a 52-33 win over UL-Monroe. Under Norvell, Tigers are 8-4 ATS as road favorites- they scored 94 points in their two road wins TY. Temple is 4-1 despite its -4 turnover ratio. allowing 17 or fewer points in all four wins; Owls covered seven of last eight games as a home underdog. Underdogs covered all four Memphis-Temple games; teams split two games played here- they last met in 2016. Nationwide, home underdogs in conference games are 23-21 ATS.

Washington State allowed 105 points in losing its last two games after a 3-0 start- they fired their DC Sunday. Wazzu won its last two games with Arizona State 37-32/38-24, after losing 10 of previous 11 series games; teams last met in ’16. Favorites covered four of last five series games. Wazzu lost eight of its last ten visits to Tempe. Under Leach, WSU is 16-9 as a road dog, 0-1 this year. ASU is 4-1, allowing 17 or fewer points in all four wins; they allowed 337 PY in a 34-31 home loss to Colorado. Under Edwards, Sun Devils are 2-3 ATS as home favorites.

Washington is 4-2 TY, with two losses as double digit favorites; they split two road games TY, are 4-7 ATS in last 11 games as a road favorite. Huskies were outgained 482-294 at Stanford LW; they were held to 19-13 points in losses. Arizona is 4-1 despite allowing 415+ TY in every game, including giving up 442 TY to a I-AA team; they won last two games by total of 8 points. Under Sumlin, Wildcats are 4-1 as home dogs. Faves covered five of last seven Washington-Arizona tilts; Huskies lost four of last five visits to Tucson- they won 35-28 (-13) in last visit here, in ’16.

Tennessee is 0-4 vs I-A teams, outscored 77-17 in last two games; Vols started a freshman QB vs Georgia LW- he was 14-28/259 passing in the 43-14 loss. Last four years, Tennessee is 1-7 ATS as a home underdog. Mississippi State had LW off after a 56-23 loss at Auburn, their first true road game this year; over last decade, Bulldogs are 13-9-1 ATS as a road favorite. Vols won five of last six games with MSU; teams last met in 2012. Bulldogs lost 34-3/59-21 in their last two visits to Knoxville, but Vols were a lot better team back then.

Kentucky is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games as a home favorite. Arkansas is 1-3 vs I-A teams, giving up 31 points in all three losses; under Morris, Razorbacks are 0-4 ATS as a road underdog, 0-1 TY. Kentucky lost its first three SEC games, giving up 488 RY in last two- they were held to 13-7 points by Miss St/So Carolina last two games. Kentucky won four of last six games with Arkansas (underdogs 4-2 ATS); Razorbacks lost two of last three visits to Lexington, with the win in OT. SEC home favorites are 7-2 ATS in conference games.

Baylor is 5-0 TY, allowing 21 or fewer points in all five games; they outscored I-A foes 73-6 in the first half of games. Bears are 8-12 ATS in last 20 games as a home favorite, but 2-0 TY. Texas Tech allowed 1,651 TY in its last three games, 734 on ground; they were outscored 83-30 in pair of road losses, at Arizona/Oklahoma. Red Raiders are 10-5 ATS in last 15 games as a road dog. Baylor won six of last eight games with Tech (favorites 5-3 ATS). Teams had been playing at neutral site every year; this is Tech’s first visit to Waco since 2007.

Cincinnati upset UCF at home LW, so letdown possible here; Bearcats won last three games, scoring 38 ppg, since Ohio St crushed them 42-0- they won their other road game 52-14 at Marshall. Cincy is 3-5 ATS in last eight games as a road favorite. Houston’s QB (redshirt) took rest of this year off; Cougars are 1-3 vs I-A teams, giving up 485.3 ypg in last three games. Last 6+ years, Houston is 3-0 ATS when getting points at home. Underdogs are 6-3-1 ATS in last ten Cincy-Houston games; Bearcats lost three of last five visits to Houston- teams last met in ’16.

Underdogs covered last five Michigan State-Wisconsin games (4-1 SU); teams split last dozen meetings SU, with Spartans losing four of last six visits to Madison. MSU is 4-2, scoring 7-10 points in its two losses; since 2012, Spartans are 9-4 ATS as road underdogs. State gave up 323 RY in its 34-10 loss at OSU LW. Wisconsin is 5-0 this year with three shutouts; they won their two Big 14 games, 35-14/24-15 over Michigan/Northwestern. Badgers are 3-1 ATS as a home favorite TY. Home favorites are 6-2 ATS in Big 14 conference games this season.

LSU scored 52 ppg in its four I-A wins (4-0 ATS); they’ve thrown ball for 350+ yards in every game this year. LSU’s only close game this year was a 45-38 win at Texas. Under Orgeron, Tigers are 6-6 ATS as a home favorite, 2-0 TY. Florida is 6-0 but has two I-AA wins (why??); they have their #2 QB playing. Gators upset Auburn 24-13 at home LW; they’re 2-4-1 ATS in last seven games as a road underdog. LSU won six of last nine games with Florida; Gators lost three of last four visits to Death Valley. Underdogs covered last three series games.

Penn State won its first five games, winning last two by combined score of 94-7; Nittany Lions are 9-4 ATS in last 13 games as a road favorite- they’re stepping up in class here. Iowa is 4-1, allowing total of 44 points; they lost 10-3 at Michigan LW (TY 267-261 Mich). Over last six years, Hawkeyes are 4-2 ATS as a home underdog. Under is 3-0-1 in their last four games. PSU won its last five games with Iowa (3-1-1 ATS), winning 21-19/38-14 in its last couple trips to Iowa City. Big 14 home underdogs are 1-6 ATS so far this season.

Wyoming completed less than 50% of its passes in every game TY; they split pair of road games this year, losing 24-21 (+5) at Tulsa. Cowboys covered their last three games as road underdogs. San Diego State won three of four I-A games TY; all four games stayed under total. Aztecs are 7-17 ATS in last 24 games as home favorites. State won three of last four games wth Wyoming; underdogs are 4-2-1 ATS in last seven series games. Cowboys lost six of last eight visits to San Diego. Aztecs ran ball for 242+ yards in four of last five series games.
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College football Week 7 opening odds: Oklahoma draws early money vs. Texas in Red River Rivalry
Patrick Everson

Jalen Hurts has fit in just fine at Oklahoma, leading his new team to a 5-0 SU start (3-2 ATS). The Sooners opened as 9.5-point neutral-site favorites against Texas, and the line quickly moved to -10.5.

Week 7 of the college football season features the Red River Rivalry and a matchup of unbeatens in the Southeastern Conference. We check in on the opening odds and early action, with insights from Matt Chaprales, head of content for PointsBet USA.

No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners vs. No. 11 Texas Longhorns (+9.5)

Oklahoma aims to keep its College Football Playoff hopes on track in this neutral-site game, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. In Week 6, the Sooners (5-0 SU, 3-2 ATS) gave up the opening touchdown at Kansas, then scored 42 straight points en route to a 45-20 victory as 32-point favorites.

Texas has certainly prepared well for this contest, with a stern Week 2 test in a close loss to Louisiana State and challenging Big 12 games the past two weeks. The Longhorns (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) were challenged through three quarters at West Virginia, then scored 21 points in the fourth to notch a 42-31 victory as 10.5-point faves.

PointsBet USA, with mobile operations in New Jersey and a brick-and-mortar in Iowa, saw some back-and-forth action after posting this line.

“We opened the game Oklahoma -9.5 and saw some early support at that number,” Chaprales said. “We moved it through 10 to 10.5 and got some resistance, resulting in an adjustment back to 10.”

It didn’t take long for the Sooners to go back to -10.5, though, as the line ticked back up by Monday afternoon.

No. 7 Florida Gators at No. 6 Louisiana State Tigers (-13)

Florida threw its hat firmly into the CFP ring with a big Week 6 victory. The Gators (6-0 SU, 3-3 ATS) closed as 2.5-point home underdogs to previously unbeaten Auburn and took care of business in a 24-13 victory.

LSU got that aforementioned win at Texas, but otherwise hasn’t been challenged much, and Week 6 was no exception. The Tigers (5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS) pounded Utah State 42-6 laying 27 points at home.

Despite Florida’s strong showing against Auburn, the Gators are catching double digits in this contest.

“Florida garnered sharp support as a home ‘dog vs Auburn last week and won outright, and pros will likely be on the Gators again this week, assuming public LSU money inflates the number,” Chaprales said. “That’s a plausible scenario, as the Tigers have done nothing but cash tickets thus far.”

No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes (+3)

Penn State also hopes to be in the CFP conversation, currently standing at 5-0 SU (3-2 ATS). The Nittany Lions had little trouble in Week 6, dispatching Purdue 35-7 while falling just short as 28.5-point favorites.

Iowa had a great opportunity to bolster its Big Ten resume and remain unbeaten, but couldn’t find the end zone in Week 6. In an extremely low-scoring contest, the Hawkeyes (4-1 SU, 2-3 ATS) fell to Michigan 10-3 as 4-point road pups.

“Another stiff test for Iowa after a hard-fought loss to Michigan last week,” Chaprales said. “Early action has laid the 3 with Penn State, but it will take more to instigate a move, given the key number at play.”

PointsBet’s book at Catfish Bend Casino in Iowa will likely generate a lot of Hawkeyes action, as it did last week against Michigan.
Southern California Trojans at No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-11.5)

Notre Dame is 4-1 SU and ATS, and arguably its best game this season was the lone loss, 23-17 at Georgia getting 15.5 points in Week 4. The Fighting Irish boatraced Bowling Green 52-0 as massive 45.5-point home favorites in Week 6.

Southern Cal hopes to have true freshman Kedon Slovis back from concussion protocol in time for the trip to South Bend. Slovis was hurt in a Week 3 overtime loss at Brigham Young. The Trojans (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) had a bye in Week 6, after third-string QB Matt Fink and Co. lost at Washington 28-14 catching 12.5 points.

“Notre Dame has gotten the better of this matchup in the recent past and has been steadily covering numbers,” Chaprales said. “Which is to say we’re going to need USC. It’s just a matter of how much.”
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ARMANI NOT SUITED TO START

UNLV will once again turn to redshirt freshman Kenyon Oblad as their starting quarterback this weekend against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Junior QB Armani Rogers will not start for the Rebels due to a lingering knee injury that kept him off the field for last week's 38-13 drubbing at the hands of the Boise State Broncos – and while he might see action this week, it won't be in a starting capacity. Oblad finished with decent numbers against the Broncos (262 passing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) but needed 55 pass attempts to get there as the Rebels found themselves down by 17 points at the half.

Oblad isn't nearly the rushing threat that Rogers is, which is a major reason why BSU was able to limit UNLV to 2.2 yards per carry last week. And while Vanderbilt is allowing 5.14 YPC on the season, the downgrade in running ability between Oblad and Rogers makes the Rebels a fade as two-TD underdogs vs. the host Commodores.


BRYANT SET TO RETURN?

Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant says he's "90 percent" sure he'll be able to play this week against Ole Miss. Bryant left last week's victory over the Troy Trojans with what was diagnosed as a left knee sprain, but he has participated in practice this week and told reporters he's good to go for the weekend encounter with the Rebels. While not a true dual-threat quarterback, Bryant has 47 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown on the season to go along with 1,246 passing yards and 11 touchdowns (against three interceptions). More importantly, he has been sacked just eight times through the Tigers' first five games.

It's doubtful that Bryant will be 100 percent when he takes the field this weekend, and that could be a concern against an Ole Miss defense that averages 2.8 sacks per game (24th-best in the country). Whether Bryant plays or not, we like the Rebels to cover as a double-digit road underdog.
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Total Moves - Week 7
October 10, 2019
By Matt Blunt

College Football Week 7 Total Moves

It was a Saturday of a few nervous moments with the total moves last week, as each of them landed right around the numbers. Maryland/Rutgers finished with 55 points which was good enough to stay 'under' the 56 number at time of writing, while the Oklahoma/Kansas game landed on 65 points when we needed 68. As close as those plays got, a 1-1 record isn't anything horrible.

It's on to Week 7 though, and now that there is a decent data size from all the teams after a month-plus of action, these total moves are nowhere near the range they were a month ago. Gone are the numerous games with 3+ point moves on the total as that's become reserved for just a select few games each week. More data means numbers are getting tighter, which in turn can make it harder to find an edge. So this week's plays aren't necessarily the biggest moves out there, but they are the ones that appear most notable.

YTD: 7-5 ATS

Week 7 Total move to disagree with:

Florida State/Clemson from 61.5 to 59.5

Both of these teams had last week off, and the rest was probably more needed for this Clemson team who survived a serious scare against North Carolina last time out. The Tigers needed to stop a 2-point conversion at the end of the game to escape with a one-point victory that day, in a game they were favored by about 28. And while they nearly got caught, and did drop out of the #1 spot in the CFB rankings, Clemson's still undefeated and continues on their path of making yet another CFB playoff.

For Florida State, the bye week could have come at a better time, as this Seminoles team had started to find something on both sides of the ball. Their much maligned defense that started the year allowing 30+ in three straight games, held Louisville and NC State to 24 and 13 points respectively in double-digit victories. FSU's offense has put up 30+ in four of their five games overall, and you just hope as a Florida State fan that the week off didn't allow them to get complacent, sloppy, and feeling their oats a bit. Chances are that wasn't the case knowing they had Clemson on deck, but when teams are in a groove the last thing they want is time away from the football field.

If that time away does affect FSU, it's likely going to be on the defensive side of things for multiple reasons. One, they are up against Clemson, by far the best team they've faced this year, and getting Clemson off a lackluster performance that resulted in a serious scare can't be ideal for an opposing defense.

Second, FSU's defense only really found something for about two games, compared to their offense being productive in four of the five. If you are going to revert back to your old ways after time away, the 'old' ways of the offense is still putting up 30+, while the 'old' ways of the defense is at least allowing that many. Coupled with the talented offense they are up against, Clemson should be able to put up 40+ in this game.

FSU should be able to hang around for at least a half or most of three quarters in that sense to put up 20+ themselves, and if not, and the game turns into a Clemson rout, that leaves open the possibility of some garbage time TD's from FSU to help the 'over' sneak in the back door.

So while I understand this support for the 'under' here with both teams likely well prepared off a bye week and the last memory of Clemson's offense for most not being good, a total of 60 or less is just too low for these two rivals that have a 10-4-1 O/U record the past 15 meetings. FSU's on a 10-4 O/U overall run themselves dating back to last season, and with 5-1 O/U runs for FSU after a SU win or allowing 19 or fewer points in their last outing, chalk this game up as something like a 48-24 win for Clemson as it sails well 'over' the number.

Week 7 Total move to agree with:

Navy/Tulsa from 52 to 54
Can't imagine this Tulsa defense has too much confidence right now after they blew a 30-9 lead going into the 4th last week against SMU. Tulsa had that game in the bag as big underdogs, before allowing 21 points in the final frame to go to OT, and allowing two more TD's in the extra session to end up on the losing side of things. Those kind of losses can be crushing and may take weeks to fully recover from.

The problem with that is now they have to turn around a week later and deal with Navy's triple-option attack which can be a bitch to deal with in general. It's not unfamiliar to Tulsa being a conference rival of the Midshipmen, but picking themselves off after that tough loss and knowing that their lower-extremities are going to take a beating this week against Navy, can't bring that much enthusiasm.

Therefore, I don't expect Tulsa's defense to be at their best, and may even resemble the one that allowed SMU to walk up and down the field on them in the 4th quarter and beyond. However, with that game being the first 'over' of the year for this Tulsa team, the full body of work still forced this total to come out too low, and even with the move it is probably a point or two short still.

Now, it never feels good betting into a bad number (something I've mentioned a few times before in this section), especially when it crosses through a key number like 53 in this case. But Navy is far from the quality of team they were just a few seasons ago, and defensively I believe they'll have a tough time slowing down Tulsa's attack as well. Navy's allowed an average of 30 points per game over their last two outings – both 'overs' – and you give this Tulsa team that kind of production – they average 24.6 points per game – and in a projected close game with a point spread hovering around pick'em, any number in the low 50's should get surpassed.
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College football Saturday odds and line moves: Book needs Oklahoma – for now – vs Texas
Patrick Everson

Texas coach Tom Herman can't afford a loss Saturday if he wants his team to stay in the College Football Playoff conversation. The Longhorns are 10.5-point neutral-site underdogs vs. Oklahoma.

College football Week 7 features a couple games with potential College Football Playoff implications, one among the first batch of kickoffs, and one in prime time. We check in on the action and odds movement for those contests and several more, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US.

No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners vs. No. 11 Texas Longhorns – Open: -10; Move: -10.5; Move: -11; Move: -11.5; Move: -11; Move: -10.5

Oklahoma heads into the Red River Rivalry – a neutral-site game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas – with a 5-0 SU mark (3-2 ATS). The Sooners rolled to a 45-20 victory at Kansas in Week 6, but fell short of cashing as 32-point favorites.

Texas is facing its second top-10 outfit of the season, having fallen to Louisiana State 45-38 as 6.5-point home underdogs in Week 2. Last week, the Longhorns scored 21 points in the fourth quarter at West Virginia to nab a 42-31 win and cover as 10.5-point faves.

“We’re high on Texas,” Bogdanovich said of action on this noon ET kickoff. “But I don’t expect that to be the case at kickoff. I expect a late public push on Oklahoma.”

No. 7 Florida Gators at No. 6 Louisiana State Tigers – Open: -13; Move: -13.5

Florida could make a big impression with the CFP committee if it can notch its second big win in as many weeks. The Gators (6-0 SU, 3-3 ATS) knocked off previously unbeaten Auburn 24-13 as 2.5-point home pups in Week 6.

Beyond the Week 2 win at Texas, LSU hasn’t been challenged much, and Week 6 was no exception. The Tigers (5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS) pounded Utah State 42-6 laying 27 points at home.
William Hill US opened LSU -13 Monday morning and went to -13.5 a few hours later, but the line hasn’t budged since then for this 8 p.m. ET matchup.

“We’re pretty even right now,” Bogdanovich said. “That one might be a small decision, just because both teams are good.”

No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes – Open: +3; Move: +3.5; Move: +4; Move: +4.5; Move: +4; Move: +3.5; Move: +4; Move: +3.5; Move: +3; Move: +3.5

Penn State hopes to keep its seat at the CFP conversation table, currently standing at 5-0 SU (3-2 ATS). In Week 6, the Nittany Lions rumbled past Purdue 35-7, just short of cashing as 28.5-point favorites.

Iowa’s perfect record went by the boards at the Big House in Week 6. The Hawkeyes (4-1 SU, 2-3 ATS) were never out of it at Michigan, but also never found the end zone, losing 10-3 as 4-point road ‘dogs.

William Hill US now has operations in Iowa, which recently legalized sports betting. But perhaps surprisingly, that hasn’t created much regional bias yet for this 7:30 p.m. ET clash.

“In Nevada, we’re dead even to the game, with good two-way action,” Bogdanovich said. “In Iowa, we’re dead even there, too.”

Southern California Trojans at No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Open: -11; Move: -11.5; Move: -11; Move: -10.5

Arguably Notre Dame’s best game this season was also its only loss, 23-17 at Georgia catching 15.5 points in Week 4. The Fighting Irish (4-1 SU and ATS) boatraced Bowling Green 52-0 as massive 45.5-point home favorites in Week 6.

Southern Cal will have true freshman Kedon Slovis back under center, as he returns from a concussion suffered in a Week 3 overtime loss at Brigham Young. The Trojans (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) are coming off a bye, after losing at Washington 28-14 getting 12.5 points in Week 5.

“We’re gonna need USC,” Bogdanovich said of another big late kick, a 7:30 p.m. ET start. “Straight bets, not so much, but parlays, moneyline parlays and teasers will all be on Notre Dame.”

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Indiana Hoosiers – Open: -26; Move: -27; Move: -27.5; Move: -28; Move: -28.5; Move: -28; Move: -27.5; Move: -28

This Big Ten contest wouldn’t even be on the radar, except that three Vegas sportsbook operators – William Hill US, MGM Resorts and CG Technology – took multiple significant wagers on Indiana. The Hoosiers (3-2 SU and ATS) are coming off a bye, after losing to Michigan State 40-31 as 14-point Week 5 road pups.

Rutgers (1-4 SU and ATS) won and cashed against FBS independent Massachusetts in Week 1, but is 0-4 SU and ATS since then. In three Big Ten games this season, the Scarlet Knights have just seven total points, and those came in last week’s 48-7 loss to Maryland as 14-point home underdogs.

On Monday, a bettor placed three $55,000 bets on Indiana at William Hill US, at -27, -27.5 and -28.

“That’s all we’ve got on the game really, is those three bets,” Bogdanovich said of a noon ET kickoff. “A bunch of parlays on Indiana, too. We need Rutgers, for sure.”

Other noteworthy games:

• No. 1 Alabama at No. 21 Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. ET: The Crimson Tide opened at -17.5, dipped to -16.5 early in the week, then went back to -17 Thursday. “We’ll need A&M, but I don’t think real big. On parlays and teasers, yes, but straight bets will be pretty even,” Bogdanovich said.

• No. 16 Michigan at Illinois, noon ET: The Wolverines opened at -20.5 and reached -23.5 by Friday night. “A bunch of parlays, moneyline parlays and teasers to Michigan,” Bogdanovich said. “It’s a square game. We’ll need Illinois, for sure.”

• No. 20 Memphis at Temple, noon ET: Memphis moved from -4 to -6, then dialed back to -5 by Friday. “We’re dead even to the game.”

• Washington State at No. 24 Arizona State, 3: 30 p.m. ET: The Sun Devils opened at -3 and dropped all the way to pick, but ASU is still getting its share of wagers. “Good handle, and we’re dead even,” Bogdanovich said.
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