This Saturday marks the beginning of the NCAAF season and also gives online gamblers their first crack at game lines for college football betting.
First up this Saturday is a 12:30 PM kickoff between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
This game is taking place at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Despite it being a home game for the Wildcats, Nebraska fans in attendance are expected to exceed 10,000.
Northwestern @ Nebraska
- Point Spread: Northwestern +13.0, Nebraska -13.0
- Moneyline: Northwestern +360, Nebraska -500
- Over/Under: 49.5
The Connecticut Huskies travel to face the Utah State Aggies at 4:00 PM, where the home team is favored by nearly four touchdowns. If you’ve got any faith in the Huskies winning as a road dog, consider placing a small hedge bet on their massive moneyline.
Connecticut @ Utah State
- Point Spread; Connecticut +27.0, Utah State -27.0
- Moneyline: Connecticut +1375, Utah State -5000
- Over/Under: 59.5
Also at 4:00 PM, the Wyoming Cowboys visit the Illinois Fighting Illini in this Mountain West vs. Big Ten battle. Illinois is favored to beat the Cowboys at Memorial Stadium, but Wyoming has major sleeper potential with their +320 moneyline odds to win.
Wyoming @ Illinois
- Point Spread: Wyoming +11.0, Illinois -11.0
- Moneyline: Wyoming +320, Illinois -430
- Over/Under: 44.0
The evening slate of games begins with a 7:00 PM kickoff when the Charlotte 49ers try and steal one from the Florida Atlantic Owls at FAU Stadium.
Both the Owls and 49ers are members of Conference USA. Football betting sites are projecting an outcome where FAU wins by a touchdown at home, giving them an early leg up in the conference rankings.
Charlotte @ Florida Atlantic
- Point Spread: Charlotte +7.5, Florida Atlantic -7.5
- Moneyline: Charlotte +240, Florida Atlantic -290
- Over/Under 59.0
At 9:00 PM, the North Texas Green Mean go up against the University of Texas El Paso Miners in another clash of Conference USA members.
Moneyline odds are off the boards for UTEP vs. North Texas as the game is a pick’em. Wagers placed on the point spread for either team will payout as long as they are victorious.
North Texas @ UTEP
- Point Spread: North Texas EVEN, UTEP EVEN
- Moneyline: n/a
- Over/Under: 55.0
At 10:00 PM, the Nevada Wolf Pack faces the New Mexico State Aggies. The Wolf Pack are members of the Mountain West Conference, and the Aggies are one of a few remaining independent holdouts that are not currently a member of a major grouping of NCAA Football teams.
New Mexico is favored to defend their home turf and win by 9 or more points.
Nevada @ New Mexico State
- Point Spread: Nevada -9.0, New Mexico State +9.0
- Moneyline: Nevada -350, New Mexico State +275
- Over/Under: 50.0
Topping off the evening at 10:30 PM is the SEC’s Vanderbilt Commodores vs. the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors of the Mountain West Conference.
The Commodores are favored to win on the road by 8 or more points but be wary of betting against the potent offense of the Rainbow Warriors.
Vanderbilt @ Hawaii
- Point Spread: Vanderbilt -8.0, Hawaii +8.0
- Moneyline: Vanderbilt -330, Hawaii +255
- Over/Under: 54.0
The college football betting sites listed within our top online sportsbook reviews have not posted a game line for the Duquesne Dukes vs. the Florida State University Seminoles, which starts at 5:00 PM.
While FSU would certainly be favored to win by a significant margin at Doak Campbell Stadium, the recent-year loss to Jacksonville State should have made the contest worthy of a betting line at online sportsbooks.
The above betting lines can be taken advantage of right now at Bovada and MyBookie. Readers can also wager on any of the above college football games while the clock is running with each sportsbook’s live betting options.