- College football Week 4 odds are constantly changing, thanks to the market.
- College football line movement can open up opportunities for counter-betting.
- Tracking line movement for Oregon-Colorado, Illinois, Wake Forest-Georgia Tech, and more.
As everyone knows, college football odds are refreshed by the online sportsbook at the beginning of each new week.
What happens with those odds after opening is up to the market. It’s also critical for advantage bettors to watch.
That’s why I pay close attention to the point spreads of key college football games throughout the week. I report the biggest moves here mid-week, in order to help bettors make the most informed decisions ahead of Saturday kickoff.
College Football Week 4 Odds Report
Line movement can be a critical factor to consider when evaluating bets.
Market movements can reveal which side or total sharp bettors believe to be the right side; however, too much line movement can also open up valuable opportunities to bet against the line movement for value against the sportsbook’s opening line.
Consider this Week 4 line movement carefully before placing any college football bets.
Colorado at Oregon
Line Opened: Oregon -17; Current Line: Oregon -21
One of the premier Week 4 matchups in college football has seen plenty of line movement, as Colorado gets (by far) its toughest test of the young season. Deion Sanders and the Buffs must take on a very good Ducks squad without star two-way player Travis Hunter.
The insatiable public appetite to buy Colorado hasn’t stopped this line from moving a whopping four points, from semi-key number 17 to semi-key number 21. Perhaps that says something about which side of the game the smart money prefers.
Ohio at Bowling Green
Line Opened: Ohio -9; Current Line: Ohio -13
Ohio knocked out Iowa State last week as a short home dog, and now bettors are running to the counter to buy Bobcats tickets. As a result, the line has moved four points.
This is a classic letdown spot, though, and the line movement has created a lot of value on the Bowling Green side. I’ll be playing Bowling Green this week.
Florida Atlantic at Illinois
Line Opened: Illinois -12; Current Line: Illinois -15
Illinois has been pretty disappointing through the first few weeks of the season, but it makes more sense when you consider the talent the Illini lost to the NFL Draft after 2022.
Post-Kiffin FAU almost certainly provides the easiest challenge for Illinois after opening games against Toledo, Kansas, and Penn State.
Perhaps because of Illinois’ competitive game with the Nittany Lions last week, the market is getting a bit bullish on Illinois’ chances of cruising to a double-digit win in this spot.
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest
Line Opened: Wake Forest -7; Current Line: Wake Forest -4
Georgia Tech is not the failed experiment it once was under Geoff Collins. The Yellow Jackets probably should have beaten Louisville in Week 1, and its return to ACC play this week heralds another chance for a conference win against an eminently beatable Wake Forest team.
The Demon Deacons are without Sam Hartman and were lucky to get by Old Dominion last week. They should never have been laying a full touchdown against a scrappy, fundamentally sound team like Georgia Tech.
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