College football opened with just two games that were close Saturday and Week 1 is set to kick off. For many folks, this is actually the very first time that you have made a wager since soccer season, steering clear of baseball along with all its instability. I took a look at some of the lines for Week 1 that may be worthwhile wagering on??Saturday morning, until moves that come.
The opening complete for Georgia Tech’s visit to Clemson at Week 1 was 59. The total has only moved up 1 point. Both of these schools performed with a combined total of 70 and locked horns in Week 4 final year. At the point in the calendar year, the Tigers were still entrenched at a quarterback battle between Trevor Lawrence and Kelly Bryant.
Running back Travis Etienne yields this season although Lawrence pitched 176 yards and four touchdowns and he had 122 yards vs Georgia Tech this past year. I think there may be some growing pains on the defensive side of the ball to the Tigers, having to substitute the defensive lineup from a year ago.
This line could close a couple of points higher closer to the sport and that I expect the Tigers to score 50 by themselves,??therefore OVER 60 is still a fantastic line.
Tulsa visits Michigan State in Week 1 and the Spartans started as a 21.5-point favorite with the complete coming in 46.5 points. The entire has moved up 1 stage to 47.5, which I presume is moving in the incorrect direction. Last year, Tulsa and Michigan State ranked 126th and 103rd points per game from 130 total groups.
Granted, the Spartans dealt with a lot but perhaps not much was addressed in the offseason. Instead,??the training staff was shuffled in hopes that will provoke matters into different functions, but I’m not convinced it will. On the defensive side of the globe, Sparty returns eight starters who should cause difficulties and needed the defense.
The line will stay set but with all these teams moving UNDER a combined 16 times in??their last 19 games, the lineup will likely come down so jump on it before that happens.
The line has stood??pat inside this competition since it started using all the No. 21 Iowa State Cyclones having an 18.5-point favorite and the entire opening at 41.5 points. I’m really surprised to find this lineup not move with all the preseason hype supporting the Cyclones moving against an FCS aspect. Iowa State finished 2018 by??winning seven of the last nine games, dropping to Washington State from the Valero Alamo Bowl and also to Texas.
Quarterback Brock Purdy need to have a step forward after his true freshman season with two older wide receivers along with a skilled offensive line in front of him and also a senior running back too. Start looking for this team to beat up to kick the season. This line will shut over -20 once we get to the sport.
Yet again, Alabama enters a year setting??its sights??on a national tournament with a smothering defense and a high-octane offense. The opening complete with the specific game was 60.5 but has fallen three points.?? I believe that’s the wrong direction and it will move back to at least the opening line. Last year, the Crimson Tide had eight regular-season matches in while shutting out two teams along the way,??twice in November.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returns for his junior year and can be joined by the greatest receiver in college football in Jerry Jeudy. Duke will have a brand fresh look after losing quarterback Daniel Jones into the NFL draft therefore that the crime may??scuffle somewhat in the early going, however, Alabama can hit the OVER 57.5 points??.
Yet another game, similar to??the Northern Iowa/Iowa State contest, in which the lineup and total haven’t altered since the start since Louisiana Tech and Texas’ total has remained stable in 55 points. The Longhorns averaged 31.1 points per game a year ago, ranking 45th in college soccer, and will have a similar look in 2019 with quarterback Sam Ehlinger and running Keaontay Ingram returning with Collin Johnson, their No. 2??receiver last season.
The biggest question mark for Texas is a defense that’s supposed to get four sophomores and a freshman holding down the fort, which might cause some growing pains early in the season because they adapt to college ball’s speed. Very similar to Texas, Louisiana Tech has been returning a lot of its offense quarterback J’mar Smith and running back Jaqwis Dancy.
I believe while the guards are going to require some time to correct and develop together the two squads are going to find their opportunities together with familiarity. I??believe the total should rise.