College football midweek pointspreads on the move
Central Michigan at Virginia Tech (Opened: -24; Current -21.5)
The injury news regarding Hokie running back Ryan Williams is not particularly encouraging, which could explain why the point-spread has been falling.
Williams missed Virginia Tech’s last two games with a hamstring problem and he has been limited in practice this week. Running backs coach Billy Hite confirmed that Williams is not at full speed and said of his status for Saturday: “it looks tough.”
Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS this season and had a respectable showing two weeks ago at undefeated Northwestern, losing 30-25.Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati (Opened: -14; Current: -17)
Bettors probably noticed the recent head-to-head history between these two teams and jumped all over the Bearcats when they opened as 14-point favorites.
Cincinnati prevailed by 14 in 2006 and has not beaten Miami (Ohio) by a few number of points since. The three most recent scores were 47-10 in 2007, 45-20 in 2008, and 37-13 last season.
The Bearcats’ 1-3 record won’t be fooling many fans, either. They lost at a surprising N.C. State team three weeks ago before extending Oklahoma in a 31-29 thriller in their most recent outing. Cincinnati is also coming off a bye week, which can only help its cause. Indiana at Ohio State (Opened: -23.5; Current: -21.5)
The Buckeyes may be undefeated, but they were far from dominant last weekend at Illinois. In fact, the Illini pulled within four points with less than five minutes remaining in the game before Ohio State prevailed 24-13.
In its only real test of the season to date, Indiana put up a good showing last week against undefeated Michigan. The Hoosiers tied things up at 35-35 with less than two minutes remaining, but some more Denard Robinson heroics doomed them in a 42-35 heartbreaker.