Last weekend in college football, we had a few games that saw their line make dramatic moves, almost foreshadowing the potential outcomes. For example, the LSU Tigers went from -2.5 point favorites to only -0.5 point against the Auburn Tigers. Auburn went on to blowout LSU 48-11 as they made life rough on freshman quarterback T.J. Finley.
But are there any games in Week 10 that could foreshadow an upset or two? There might be as we have the Pac-12 and MAC conferences joining into the fray known as the 2020 college football season. The three games that we will be highlighting have seen their respective lines shift from earlier this week.
You can see all the current lines here at DraftKings Sportsbook, and you can see how the public is betting on each of these games here.
Penn State from -21 to -27.5 vs. Maryland
When the opening lines came out for this Big Ten contest, the Penn State Nittany Lions were -21 point favorites, despite them still being winless this season. However, just hours before game time, the line is now at -27.5 for Penn State.
A reason for this movement is that the Nittany Lions have won the last four games over the Terrapins by a combined score of 201-20. Also, Maryland and Penn State both have a record of 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games.
Oregon from -11.5 to -9.5 vs. Stanford
The 12th-ranked Oregon Ducks join the rest of the Pac-12 conference, opening up the 2020 season this weekend. The Ducks opened this week as a -11.5 point favorite over the Cardinal. However, the line went down a couple of notches to -9.5.
One reason for this is that no one knows what to expect from neither team. Both teams look different from last season due to players leaving for the NFL and top prospects this season opting out for the 2021 NFL Draft. Also, there’s a question surrounding who the Ducks might be starting at QB. Could it be Tyler Blough or Boston College grad-transfer Anthony Brown?
Georgia moves from -5 to -3 vs. Florida
In one of the many big college football games this weekend, the 8th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs take on the 5th-ranked Florida Gators. Whoever wins this matchup puts themselves in the driver’s seat in both the SEC and the College Football Playoff. Earlier this week, the Bulldogs were -5 point favorites over the Gators.
However, that line has dipped a couple of points, with the Bulldogs only -3 favorites. There are two reasons for this — the first being that Georgia will be without playmaking Richard LeCounte, who was injured in a motorcycle crash last week, as well as several parts of their outstanding first-string defense. Also the Dawgs will not have starting wide receiver George Pickens, who is out with an upper-body injury. This season, the sophomore wide receiver has 13 receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
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