Who's Hot and Who's Not in the NCAA Football Opening Lines

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the NCAA Football Opening Lines

Written by on October 27, 2014

It’s nice to take some time to reflect on the college football weekend that was, but that is tough to do when there is such a great slate of games waiting to go in Week 10. Let’s take a little peek ahead at some of the big games on tap, whilst also peering into the crystal ball to see if we can pick some top college football opening lines (keep in mind that lines may changes later in the week).

So, Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the NCAA Football Opening Lines?

Auburn vs Ole Miss

No-one is going to argue that the match-up of the week hast to be #4 Auburn rolling into #7 Ole Miss. The Tigers survived a bit of a scare last weekend as they were able to outscore the South Carolina Gamecocks in a high scoring affair. It was the exact opposite in Death Valley, where Ole Miss lost their first game of the season, losing 10-7 to LSU. The early line sees Ole Miss as a 2.5-point home favorite, which is a line that I think they can cover. This could be a bounce back week for them.

Mississippi State vs Arkansas

Top ranked Mississippi State have what could well be a trip up game at home to Arkansas this weekend. Don’t let the 4-4 record fool you, the Razorbacks are a team that can definitely pose a problem for the unbeaten Bulldogs. The early line sees Mississippi State in as 11.5-point home favorites, but I’m not so sure that they will win by that much. They should certainly get the win, but I see it being by 10 or less.

Florida State vs Louisville

Florida State (#2) have a tough opponent in the shape of Louisville, with that game set for Thursday night. Louisville comes in with a respectable 6-2 record and have been defensively solid all season. They have the chance to frustrate the Seminoles in this one, although their chances of pulling out the upset are not that great. The Seminoles are an early 6.5-point favorite, which they should just cover, as I see them winning this by 7-10 points.

Florida vs Georgia

While this one may be a match-up of two teams headed in the opposite direction, you can’t let Week 10 pass without talking about the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in Jacksonville, Florida. There will be a football game played, too, with bitter rivals Florida and Georgia resuming hostilities. There is a distinct possibility that RB Todd Gurley could be back for the Dawgs, which is sure to give them a lift. Georgia is an early 13-point favorite, which is a number they should cover easily.