If you didn’t get enough football on Thanksgiving, the holiday Friday has a full slate of college football games to keep you glued to the couch for another day. We talk to Brad Kennedy of TopBet.eu about the biggest line moves on Friday’s NCAAF board:
Iowa Hawkeyes at Nebraska Cornhuskers – Open: -3, Move: -2, Move: -2.5
Early money trimmed this spread a full point but since that move, money on the Huskers has tacked on a half point to this spread. Nebraska is coming off a big win over Penn State while Iowa has two straight wins, including a victory over Michigan last week.
“We’ve seen the majority of the public money – 77 percent - going with Nebraska up to this point,” Kennedy tells Covers.
Arkansas Razorback at LSU Tigers – Open: -25, Move: -24.5
An eight-game losing skid has this SEC showdown tabbed with a monster spread, that has come down half a point since opening. LSU is coming off a massive win over Texas A&M and could let up against the stumbling Razorbacks.
“The public money is divided a little more evenly going into this one, with 61 percent on LSU against the spread,” says Kennedy.
Miami Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Panthers – Open: +3, Move: +2, Move: +2.5
The public is getting down on Pitt, moving this spread off the key number after the Panthers went 2-1 SU and ATS in their last three games. Miami snapped a three-game slide with a victory over Virginia, but failed to cover as a big favorite.
“The public has been showing some love for Pittsburgh going into this game,” says Kennedy. “Sixty-one percent is with the Panthers as underdogs while 93 percent of moneyline bets are also with Pittsburgh, whose odds opened at +125, moved to +110 and now sit at +120.”
Washington State Cougars at Washington Huskies – Open: -14.5, Move: -14, Move: -16.5
This spread hovered around the key number before leaping as many as 2.5 points to WU -16.5, which has prompted players to come in hard on Washington State, which has won back-to-back games over Utah and Arizona.
“Washington State has seen the most action,” says Kennedy. “The Cougars have commanded almost all of the public money at 91 percent.”