College football bookmakers and bettors come together each week to create the markets that set the lines for every college football game.
Sometimes the opinions are pretty constant throughout the week, but sometimes you will see big movements along the number as the week goes on. We take a look at the games that have made the biggest changes so far for Week 5 of college football from the current lines of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Virginia vs. Miami, Thursday 4:30 p.m. ET
Opened: Miami -3 (-115)
now: Miami -6 (+100)
You will have a hard time finding a team that was less impressive than the Hurricanes in 2021, but it doesn’t put off bettors yet.
While the status of starting quarterback D’Eriq King is in the air, a 69-0 blowout from Central Connecticut State two weeks ago was a nice respite for a 38-17 drubbing from Michigan State.
UVA beat Illinois 42-14 but lost 20 points to UNC and Wake Forest, the latter in Charlottesville. Despite the storm over the Hurricanes, bettors still believe in their talent on a Thursday night in Miami Gardens.
Washington vs. Oregon State, Saturday 9:00 p.m. ET
Opened: Washington -3 (-120)
now: Oregon State -2.5 (-115)
This is now a line break! When they pecked a ball yesterday, the huskies returned 3.5 in just over an hour on Monday. It looks like the bet right now is 85% of the action at DK and 77% of the bets on the Beavers, and UW doesn’t get much credit for their 31-24 OT win over Cal on Saturday.
Western Kentucky vs. Michigan State, Saturday 7:30 p.m. ET
Opened: Michigan State -8.5
now: Michigan State -11
Sparty failed to cover in overtime against Nebraska last week, but bettors haven’t been put off so far. MSU and running back Kenneth Walker III seemed able to play the ball at will against Miami and the Huskers, and that always carries over well to the betting community. And while they’re running heavy, they’re also efficient enough to move the grand total higher too.
Western Kentucky is way up on the pace, and so 86% of the action and 55% of the tickets at DK Sportsbook are on the back. Also, 77% of the action and 87% of the bets are on the Spartans against the spread.
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