The college football season heads towards the finish line as week 12 is quickly approaching. Like any week in football, if you are going to bet on the game then a look at the opening odds and line movement is the way to go.
Many recreational football betting fans overlook the early odds and instead wait for the last minute plays. This is a huge mistake as you can overlook some early value and even mistakes posted by the lines makers.
Here is a look at some of the games that stand out in week 12 of the college football season.
Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State
Friday night football is back this week and in a special game, a top ranked team will be on prime time. The world will get a look at No. 2 Oklahoma State as they play against the Iowa State Cyclones this week. The line opened at the Cowboys -25 and since has moved to 26 with 89% of the public on the ranked team. If you like the chalk, get it early if you want value.
Penn State vs. Ohio State
The media circus is starting to die down around the Penn State football program, but they have a big game on tap as they go up against an angry Ohio State Buckeye’s team. This line opened with the Buckeye’s as seven point favorites as 58% of the public is betting on the Lions to rebound against Ohio State.
USC vs. Oregon
The Oregon Ducks are off a huge win against the Stanford Cardinal and opened up as 14.5 point favorites against the USC Trojans. That line has jumped up to 15 points despite the fact that the public money is on the Trojans with 61% of the early money flowing in. If the Ducks can avoid the letdown and get a win they will keep climbing up the BCS Rankings.
This is just an example of a few of the line moves in week 12 in college football. Check out all of the latest moves and information if you want to get an edge in betting on football.