Last Updated Nov 07, 2022, 4:33 PM
College Football Week 10 Opening Odds Report
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College football Week 10 odds feature an absolutely massive clash in the SEC. Defending national champion Georgia plays host to fellow unbeaten Tennessee.
The monster matchup between the hedges will also have a significant impact on College Football Playoff odds, as could a couple other Saturday contests.
Let's dive into Week 10 college football odds and action, with insights from multiple oddsmakers and sportsbooks. Check back regularly for updates.
College Football Week 10 Odds
No. 6 Alabama vs No. 10 LSU
Opening line: Alabama -13; Over/Under 58
Time: 7 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN)
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. ET SATURDAY: Alabama opened as a 13-point chalk on DraftKings' college football Week 10 odds board. The Crimson Tide quickly moved to -13.5 and stuck there all week.
As is the case elsewhere, it's two-way point-spread play at DK. LSU is seeing 54% of tickets, while 'Bama is netting 52% of spread dollars.
The total opened at 58, peaked at 58.5 Monday, bottomed out at 56.5 Wednesday and hasn't moved since. That said, 87% of tickets/82% of dollars are on the Over.
UPDATE 3:30 P.M. ET THURSDAY: Caesars Sports opened Alabama at -12 Sunday and on Tuesday afternoon peaked at -13.5, where the line remains now. However, the early action on this SEC clash belies the line movement.
Much like the Tennessee-Georgia action, LSU is a trendy underdog. Point-spread ticket count and money are both in the 5/1 range on the Tigers. And moneyline tickets and cash are running 9/1-plus on the Bayou Bengals.
The total went from 58 to 58.5 Monday, returned to 58 Tuesday, then receded to 56.5 Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET MONDAY: Alabama (7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS) is laying double digits this week, but it could be a tricky spot against an improving LSU outfit. The Tigers (6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS), coming off a bye, pounded then-unbeaten Mississippi 45-20 giving 1.5 points at home in Week 8.
The Crimson Tide also had a Week 9 bye. In Week 8, 'Bama rebounded from its loss at Tennessee by thumping Mississippi State 30-6 as a 21-point home chalk.
TwinSpires lowered Alabama to -12.5, then returned to -13 on its college football Week 10 odds board. Early tickets and money are almost dead even, with 51% of bets on 'Bama/52% of dollars on LSU.
"Back-and-forth action right now between these two. I think we're going to see good two-way action all week," TwinSpires' Zachary Lucas said.
The total is up a point to 59, with 65% of tickets/71% of cash on the Over. The Over is taking 66% of tickets/61% of money.
No. 21 Wake Forest vs No. 22 North Carolina State
Opening line: Wake Forest -3.5; Over/Under 54
Time: 8 p.m. ET Saturday (ACC Network)
UPDATE 7:30 P.M. ET SATURDAY: DraftKings' college football Week 10 odds board has Wake Forest a 3-point road chalk tonight. The Demon Deacons opened -3 (-120) and shot out to -5.5 by late Monday morning. By Thursday night, however, the number made its way down to Wake -3.5, then went to -3 (-115) Friday night.
The Demon Deacons are -3 flat now, with spread tickets and money in the 3/1 range on Wake Forest.
DK's has been painted to 54 all week long, even with tickets and money both running almost 5/1 on the Over.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET THURSDAY: Wake Forest landed on DraftKings' board at -3 (120) Sunday afternoon, quickly went to -3.5, then Monday morning advanced to -4.5. On Wednesday, the line backed up to -4, where it remains this afternoon.
Early point-spread tickets and money are both running just beyond 2/1 on the Demon Deacons.
The total has been painted to 54 all week, though early ticket count is 5/1 and money 9/1 on the Over.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET MONDAY: North Carolina State (6-2 SU, 2-6 ATS) is among the worst spread-covering outfits in the country, ranking 128th among 131 FBS teams. The Wolfpack edged Virginia Tech 22-21 in Week 9, but fell well short of cashing as 13.5-point home favorites.
Wake Forest is also 6-2 SU, but doing a better job at the betting window, with a 6-2 ATS mark. That said, the Demon Deacons' four-game ATS win streak ended in Week 9. Wake went to Louisville as a 3-point chalk and subsequently got waxed 48-21.
But the Deacs are on the move early this week at TwinSpires, going to -4.5 on the way to -5.5. The line is now Wake -5, with 55% of tickets on N.C. State/67% of money on Wake Forest.
"Sharp play on Wake moved this line up in a hurry," TwinSpires' Zachary Lucas said.
The total is stable at 54, with 52% of tickets on the Under/53% of money on the Over.
No. 4 Clemson vs Notre Dame
Opening line: Clemson -3.5; Over/Under 48
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday (NBC)
UPDATE 7 P.M. ET SATURDAY: Clemson is a 3.5-point favorite at DraftKings as kickoff approaches, which is right where this line opened Sunday afternoon. In between, the Tigers briefly got as high as -5 (-105) Monday, then backed up to -3.5 by early Wednesday.
On Friday, Clemson inched up to -4, but the number returned to -3.5 today. All that up-and-down noted, the Tigers are attracting 71% of spread bets and spread money. Further, Clemson is getting 72% of moneyline bets/74% of moneyline cash. The Tigers are -180 on the moneyline.
DK opened the total at 48.5 and by Tuesday afternoon tumbled to 44.5, with stops at pretty much every half-point along the way. On Thursday, the number dipped to 44, and it'd 43.5 as kickoff approaches.
The Over is netting 72% of bets, while 58% of cash is on the Under.
UPDATE 3:30 P.M. ET THURSDAY: DraftKings pegged Clemson a 3.5-point road chalk Sunday afternoon, then stretched out to Tigers -5 (-105) briefly on Monday afternoon. By Tuesday afternoon, the line receded to -4 and returned to -3.5 early Wednesday.
Clemson is now -3.5 (-115), with point-spread tickets and cash both running almost 3/1 on the Tigers.
The total has seen a significant drop-off, from the 48.5 opener to 47.5 Monday, then bottoming out Tuesday afternoon at 44.5, with stops all along the way. The Over is seeing 75% of tickets, but 59% of cash is on the Under.
UPDATE 9 P.M. ET MONDAY: Clemson has to get through this week to stay on track in the CFP chase. The Tigers (8-0 SU, 4-4 ATS) have the benefit of coming off a bye, so they're well-rested. In Week 8, Clemson rallied from a 21-10 deficit against Syracuse to win 27-21, but failed to cover laying 14.5 points at home.
Notre Dame (5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS) saw its CFP hopes go up in smoke after losing its first two games. But the Fighting Irish can play a major spoiler role this week. Like Clemson, Notre Dame is coming off a victory over Syracuse, 41-24 giving 1.5 points on the road in Week 9.
Clemson moved up a notch to -4, then returned to -3.5 this afternoon at TwinSpires. Tonight, however, the Tigers are up to -4.5. Early ticket count is 3/2 and early money 3/1 on the Tigers.
"It's a mix of sharp and public play on Clemson early. And Clemson moneyline is already 8/1 tickets and 10/1 money," TwinSpires' Zachary Lucas said.
The total inched down to 47.5, with 59% of early tickets on the Over/57% of early money on the Under.
No. 5 Michigan vs Rutgers
Opening line: Michigan -26; Over/Under 45
Time: 7 p.m. ET Saturday (Big Ten Network)
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. ET SATURDAY: DraftKings toggled between Michigan -26.5 and -26 early on and has been stable at -26 – at various prices – since Sunday evening. Point-spread ticket count is 4/1 and money beyond 6/1 at DraftKings.
The total fell from 46 to 45 by Tuesday and hasn't moved since. However, ticket count is 9/1 and money 3/1 on the Over.
UPDATE 4:30 P.M. ET THURSDAY: Michigan opened as a 26.5-point chalk in WynnBet's college football Week 10 odds market. This afternoon, the line sits at Wolverines -26.
Early action is all Michigan, with point-spread tickets and money both in the 5/1 range.
The total is down to 45 from a 46.5 opener, with early tickets running 6/1 on the Over, but practically all the early money on the Under.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET MONDAY: The only reason this game is included in this roundup is because of Michigan's standing in the CFP chase. And because Ohio State, ranked third in the AP poll, has an even less competitive game, laying 37.5 points at Northwestern.
Michigan (8-0 SU, 4-4 ATS) dunked instate rival Michigan State 29-7 in Week 9, barely failing to cover as a 22.5-point home chalk.
After a 3-0 SU start, Rutgers (4-4 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) dropped four of its last five games. In Week 9 at Minnesota, the Scarlet Knights got blanked 31-0 catching 14 points.
Michigan is already up a tick to -26.5 at TwinSpires, while taking 69% of early spread bets/70% of early spread cash.
"It's mostly Michigan money coming through. Spoiler alert: We'll likely need Rutgers by kickoff," TwinSpires' Zachary Lucas said with more than a hint of sarcasm.
The total is down a point to 45, with 55% of tickets/58% of money on the Under.
No. 1 Tennessee vs No. 3 Georgia
Opening line: Georgia -8.5; Over/Under 65.5
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday (CBS)
UPDATE 2:45 P.M. ET SATURDAY: Georgia is now out to-9.5 at WynnBet, the high point of the week for the Bulldogs. The line opened at Bulldogs -8 Sunday night, got to -9 Monday morning, reverted to -8.5 Monday afternoon, then -8 on Wednesday afternoon.
On Friday evening, Georgia went to -8.5 and -9, and the number hit -9.5 today. Tennessee is actually taking 81% of point-spread tickets, but that's translating to just 53% of spread money.
However, bettors are all over Vols moneyline, with 58% of tickets translating into 88% of money on Tennessee. The Vols are currently +265 on the moneyline.
"Tennessee is getting bet on the moneyline like the Vols have already won the game," WynnBet senior trader Motoi Pearson said. "We have great two-way action on the spread. A Georgia win and cover is our best result."
WynnBet opened the total at 66, quickly nudged to 65.5, returned to 66 Monday afternoon and peaked at 66.5 Thursday afternoon. By Friday afternoon, the total backed up to 64.5, but it's up a point since then at 65.5.
The Over is seeing 68% of tickets/56% of money.
UPDATE 3:30 P.M. ET THURSDAY: With 48 hours to go until kickoff, Georgia is laying 8 points in Caesars Sports' college football Week 10 odds market. The Bulldogs opened -9.5 Sunday afternoon and within a few hours receded to -8.
The line touched 9 again for a few hours Monday and has since toggled between -8.5 and -8. And it's all Vols on the spread and moneyline. In point-spread betting, ticket count is 9/1-plus and money 7/1 on Tennessee. On the moneyline, with Tennessee currently +240, Caesars is seeing practically every ticket and dollar on the Vols.
The odds certainly run counter to the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday evening, with the Vols No. 1 and the Bulldogs No. 3 in the first poll of the season.
Caesars opened the total at 65.5 and has spent most of the week at 66. The Over is seeing 72% of tickets, but money is much more two-way, at 53% on the Over.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET MONDAY: Hendon Hooker and Tennessee are in the midst of a remarkable season that will only get more so with an upset this week. Preseason, the Vols weren't even ranked in the AP Top 25. By Week 5, they cracked the top 10, then jumped to No. 3 mid-October after the huge home upset win over Alabama.
In Week 9, Tennessee (8-0 SU, 7-1 ATS) kept rolling both on the field and at the betting window. The Vols boatraced Kentucky 44-6 as 11.5-point home favorites. Hooker and Co. are tied with Tulane for the best spread-covering mark in the nation.
Georgia (8-0 SU, 4-4 ATS) also had little trouble in Week 9, in its annual neutral-site game against Florida in Jacksonville. The Bulldogs raced to a 28-3 halftime lead and won 42-20, just short of cashing as 23.5-point faves.
TwinSpires Sportsbook has Georgia down a tick to -8 in its college football Week 10 odds market. Early ticket count and money are both approaching 3/1 on underdog Tennessee.
"Similar to Alabama-Tennessee, the public is all over Tennessee catching over a touchdown. I'm expecting we'll need Georgia for a large decision," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said.
The total hasn't moved off 65.5, with 66% of early tickets/62% of early money on the Over.
Texas Tech vs No. 7 TCU
Opening line: TCU -10; Over/Under 71
Time: Noon ET Saturday (FOX)
UPDATE 11:15 A.M. ET SATURDAY: Forty-five minutes before kickoff, WynnBet has TCU an 8.5-point chalk. The Horned Frogs opened -10 Sunday night, dipped to -9.5 and -9 Monday afternoon, and returned to -9.5 Monday evening.
On Thursday morning, the line fell to Frogs -9 and -8.5, then bottomed out at -8 Thursday night. TCU is up to -8.5 this morning, with ticket count 2/1 on the Horned Frogs, but money approaching 3/1 on the Red Raiders. WynnBet said it needs the favored Frogs to cover today.
WynnBet opened the total at 70.5 and initially ticked up to 71 Sunday evening. But by Monday afternoon, the number was down to 69.5, and on Wednesday, it dipped to 69. That's where it sits now, with 59% of bets on the Over/74% of money on the Under.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET THURSDAY: DraftKings' college football Week 10 odds market went from TCU -9.5 to -10 Sunday evening. The line then fell back to Horned Frogs -9 for a few hours Monday before returning to -9.5.
Today, however, the line backed up to Texas Christian -8.5. Point-spread ticket count is 3/1 on the Horned Frogs, but spread money is running dead even.
DK opened the total at 71 and by Wednesday was down to 69, where the number remains now. That said, ticket count is 2/1 and money 6/1-plus on the Over.
UPDATE 4 P.M. ET MONDAY: Texas Christian aims to keep its name in the CFP conversation, though to have any chance, the Horned Frogs will need losses from some higher-ranked teams. TCU continues to be one of the best bets in the nation, sitting at 8-0 SU and 6-1-1 ATS.
But the Horned Frogs got a very fortuitous cover in Week 9, one that'll surely make Scott Van Pelt's Bad Beats segment tonight. Facing fourth-and-1 at West Virginia's 29-yard line, while leading 34-31 with 26 seconds left, TCU opted to go for it. But more than that, the Frogs opted to take a shot at the end zone, and succeeded.
QB Max Duggan hit Savion Williams for a touchdown, cementing TCU's 41-31 win and cover as a 7.5-point road chalk.
Texas Tech (4-4 SU and ATS) has seen its season come apart with three losses in the last four games. In Week 9 against Baylor, the Red Raiders closed as 2.5-point home favorites and got rolled 45-17.
TCU is down a notch to -9.5 early on at TwinSpires, while taking 66% of spread tickets/52% of spread money.
"Sharp play on Texas Tech +10 early in the week," TwinSpires' Zachary Lucas said.
The total is down to 69 from a 71 opener, with 60% of early tickets on the Over/54% of early money on the Under.