College Football Week 2 Odds: Michigan, Ohio State, Texas See Significant Line Movement
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Three top college football programs have seen their odds move significantly ahead of their Week 2 games this Saturday.
The largest line move of the weekend goes to Michigan, which opened as a 2.5-point favorite against Washington for its 8 p.m. ET matchup in Ann Arbor.
At BetMGM, a staggering 82% of the total money is on the Michigan spread.
About 76% of the money is on the Wolverines’ moneyline, which opened at -120 but has since shortened all the way to -275.
Michigan destroyed Western Michigan 47-14 in its first game of the season. The Wolverines never trailed and six different players scored touchdowns, but arguably their best skill position player, Ronnie Bell, injured his right knee and is now out for the season.
Bell had a 76-yard touchdown catch and returned a punt 31 yards before he suffered the injury.
Washington, on the other hand, lost to +1300 underdog Montana 13-7 in an embarrassing Week 1 display.
The Huskies never scored after their opening drive. Quarterback Dylan Morris threw three picks, they turned it over on downs twice and their kicker missed a field goal to cap off the worst display by a ranked team over the weekend.
Washington went from being ranked No. 20 in the country to not receiving a single AP voter point in the Week 2 poll.
Ohio State is another team which saw its line moved precipitously. The Buckeyes have seen their spread against Oregon shift from its opening mark at -10 to -14.5.
That’s despite a shaky opening game against Minnesota in which they were down in the third quarter before three touchdowns and a strip sack TD sealed the game.
Oregon was equally shaky against a worst opponent, though, having been down 24-21 to Fresno State with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter before finally pulling away to win. The Ducks dropped from No. 12 in the AP Poll to No. 11 as a result.
Ohio State is 14.5-point favorites at DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet, too — each with -110 juice.
The Buckeyes are -650 favorites at BetMGM, -675 at DraftKings, -640 at PointsBet and -750 at FanDuel as of Friday night.
Oregon is +450 underdogs at BetMGM, +475 at DraftKings, +460 at PointsBet and +490 at FanDuel to pull of the upset.
The third-largest line mover of the weekend is Texas, which opened as 3.5-point favorites against Arkansas. That line has since moved to -7 at BetMGM, PointsBet and DraftKings.
The line is -7.5 (+100) at FanDuel.
Then-No. 21 Texas only trailed to No. 23 Louisiana after the latter’s first possession before the Longhorns dominated to win 38-18.
Texas is now ranked No. 15 in the AP Poll.
Unranked Arkansas trailed at the half to unranked Rice before coming back to win 38-17.
Texas is -250 at BetMGM, -260 at DraftKings, -270 at PointsBet and -290 at FanDuel for the 6:30 p.m. ET contest.
The Razorbacks are +200 at BetMGM, +210 at DraftKings, +215 at PointsBet and +225 at FanDuel.