Wilson: Projected Odds, Spreads for Every Week 7 College Football Game

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  • Collin Wilson projects college football odds for every Week 7 game using his weekly power ratings.
  • These projections help him find betting value before lines adjust throughout the week.

The Action Network college football power ratings have been adjusted for Week 7 openers. Some of the biggest moves include the rise of Ball State and the fall of Kansas State — how’s that for October college football drama.

There are plenty of other movers, too. After starting the season with five straight-up victories and against the spread covers, Auburn took a loss in the Swamp. Both the Gators and Tigers stuffed the box score with turnovers, as Florida had a couple of explosive plays to make the difference. Auburn will more than likely have to run the table to win the SEC, while Florida will have its SEC future defined against Georgia on Nov. 2.

Week 6 lacked major upsets in the Power Five class, while the Group of Five had a few shakeups. Western Kentucky is now 3-0 in Conference USA play with Army on deck, while SMU kept its bid alive to play in a New Year’s Six bowl.

Every Sunday morning, we’ll project point spreads for the following week’s college football games so you can find early betting value.

Look here in preparation for opening lines and follow me in The Action Network App when I bet those lines on Sunday afternoon.

Projected College Football Odds, Week 7

A negative number indicates the home team is favored by that many points; a positive number indicates the home team is an underdog.

Week 7 Scheduling Notes

  • Virginia, Fresno State, Akron, Hawaii, Coastal Carolina, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, South Carolina, Indiana, Nevada, USC, Utah, Wyoming, BYU, Mississippi State, Wake Forest and Miami Ohio are all off a bye week.
  • Temple has extra rest against Memphis, which is on back-to-back travel.
  • Washington, Ball State, UMass and Maryland will be on back-to-back travel.
  • Appalachian State-ULL, Syracuse-NC State, Washington State-Arizona State, Florida State-Clemson, Arkansas-Kentucky, Alabama-Texas A&M and North Texas-Southern Miss face each other off a bye week.
  • UMass is on back-to-back travel off a Florida International loss, visiting Louisiana Tech, which comes off a bye week

Week 6 Injury Notes

  • Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant was knocked out of the game with a lower body injury. His status for Ole Miss is unknown.

  • Arkansas State running back Isaiah Azubuike was carted off the field with an undisclosed injury.
  • Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown was forced off the field with a leg injury.
  • Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters left the Minnesota game with an upper body injury.
  • Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson left the game with right ankle sprain. His status for Purdue is unknown.
  • Oregon running back CJ Verdell left the game with an ankle injury.
  • Texas running back Keaontay Ingram left the game with an undisclosed injury.

Week 7 Situational Spots to Play

  • After running 89 plays on offense against Memphis, ULM has short-week travel to Texas State, which is off a bye.
  • Miami had 5 total turnovers as N’Kosi Perry replaced Jarren Williams at quarterback. Virginia, a top 25 havoc team, will come to Hard Rock Stadium off a bye week
  • Tulane may have overlook hosting UConn. The Green Wave visit Memphis in Week 8, which could determine the AAC West division
  • Tulsa looks to rebound from an overtime loss at SMU as it hosts Navy.