Top Sportsbook Sites & Odds for College Football Week 9
The 2017 college football betting season is heading towards Week 9 and there are a bundle of games worth catching this weekend. From historic rivalries the likes of Georgia vs. Florida or Penn State vs. Ohio State, to a riveting matchup between Georgia Tech and Clemson – who has started to dip in the National Rankings. But putting aside the best matchups of the weekend, NCAA bettors will be looking for the best spread lines gambling websites have put together for this weekend’s action. Let’s take a look at the matchups offering the most value on a relatively safe bet.
Tulane vs. Memphis
The 3-4 Tulane Green Wave travel to Memphis to take on the 6-1 Tigers this weekend and NCAA bookmakers re going Memphis all the way. The Tigers are pegged at -410 straight up, and should have no problem overcoming the Tigers. Memphis comes in as the more confident as they’ve won their last three in a row while Tulane has lost their last two consecutively.
The spread on this line is set at 11 with a -110 payout. This helps fans looking to back the Tigers this Friday to cash in on a much better payout than betting straight up. However, some college football bettors might be hesitant to pick Memphis on the spread considering that the program is 3-4 against the spread while Tulane is 5-2 ATS in 2017. Nonetheless, a closer inspection will reveal this is a solid bet; the Tigers are 2-1 ATS at home while the Green Wave is 1-2.
Buffalo U vs. Akron
The 3-5 Buffalo Bulls look to break their 3-game losing streak this Saturday as they take on the 4-4 Zips on the road. Akron is coming off a 48-21 loss to Toledo themselves and there’s no guarantee that they’ll win this game this weekend, although NCAA gambling websites are pegging them at -200 on the money line.
Alternatively, a much surer wager is taking Buffalo U on the spread. The Bulls are 7-1 against the spread this season while the Zips are 4-3-1. The payout is listed at -110 making this one of the surest sportsbook bets you could make this weekend to boost your winnings.
Texas vs. Baylor
The 3-4 Longhorns look to travel to Baylor and deliver a decisive win over the 0-7 Bears. Top sportsbook sites are predicting a pretty easy win for Texas, pegging them as a -335 favorite on the money line. Most fans would be in agreement that the Longhorns are going to win this game this Saturday, despite the fact that they’re coming off a 2-game losing streak. However, a 2-game losing streak isn’t as bad a one that’s 7 games deep.
Fans betting on this game can cash in on some guaranteed value by taking the Longhorns on the spread. Texas is 6-1 against the spread this season while the Bears are a meager 3-4. Texas will have to cover a 9-point spread to get the winning bet, but they’ve done that and more in each of the program’s 3 wins this season. The payout on this line is listed at -110 as well. And while that may not be one of this weekend’s most lucrative payouts, it does rank amongst the safest bets you can make.