College football odds: Week 7 opening line report
With the NCAA football schedule moving along to Week 7, a new chapter in one of the game's greatest rivalries will be written.
The annual matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners (5-0 SU, 3-2 ATS) and Texas Longhorns (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) - the Red River Rivalry - will be played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas and the Horns will look to put a stop to the Sooners' dominance in the matchup over the previous three seasons.
The Sooners are 3-0 SU and ATS in the past three meetings and have put up a combined 118 points on the board in their past two victories.
According to Peter Korner, founder of the Nevada-based odds service The Sports Club, he and his team of oddsmakers were all on the same page when it came time to discuss this matchup.
"With Texas missing QB David Ash, they're not the same team," Korner told Covers. "This is on the same neutral field and Oklahoma is the better team. We made the game Oklahoma -12 and had very little diversity among the five oddsmakers."
Florida Gators at LSU Tigers (-8)
LSU (5-1 SU, 3-2-1 ATS) suffered a tough loss to Georgia back on Sept. 28, but got back in the winning column as they trounced Mississippi State 59-26 in Week 6.
The Tigers boast one of the top offenses in the SEC and go up against a stingy Florida Gators (4-1 SU, 2-3 ATS) defense, which is allowing 12.2 points per game - good enough for fourth overall in the country.
Korner and his team were on a variety of numbers before settling at LSU -8.
"We were mixed on this. The range went from LSU -5.5 to -11," said Korner. "I like the LSU 'pit' they play in as an advantage. We stuck it in the middle at LSU -8 as Florida doesn't appear to be that mighty powerhouse we've seen in recent years."
Texas A&M Aggies at Mississippi Rebels (+7)
After a very impressive 3-0 start which generated a lot of buzz, Ole Miss (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) has dropped a pair of tough road games in the past two weeks.
Despite the back-to-back losses, Ole Miss still gets respect and faces a tough task in Week 7 with Johnny Manziel and the Aggies (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) coming to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
"We went from Texas A&M -5 to -8 and I sent out -7," says Korner. "You don't want to be too low with A&M's offense but Mississippi is no pushover so we didn't get too crazy."
Oregon Ducks at Washington Huskies (+16)
The Ducks (5-0 SU, 5-0 ATS) keep putting up basketball-like numbers and are coming off a 57-16 win at Colorado in Week 6. The Ducks are the first team to own a 5-0 record against the spread and will be another big, double-digit fave against Pac-12 foe Washington in Week 7.
The Huskies (4-1 SU, 4-1 ATS) put up a good fight against Stanford but ultimately lost by a field goal in California.
"We had a range from -14 to -18," Korner said. "Washington's good showing versus Stanford holds this line in check but we still sent our Oregon -16. There's no problem in rooting for Oregon if we were too high. I'll take my chances with that."