College football Week 7 opening lines: Sparty still being undervalued?

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Ricky Dimon

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

Well, that was an absolutely wild weekend in college football. Top-ranked Alabama fell to Texas A&M, the latest installment of the Red River rivalry was an instant classic won by Oklahoma over Texas, and No. 3 Iowa scraped past No. 4 Penn State.

Now that the dust has settled at least to some extent, it’s time to start focusing on the upcoming week of action on the college football gridiron. It’s not necessarily the most intriguing lineup, but then again you never know from where chaos is going to come. After all, nobody expected Texas A&M to even be competitive with Alabama.

College football Week 7 lines

It’s never too early to look ahead toward the betting slate once the lines have come out. So without further ado, let’s dive into the numbers and discuss some potential opportunities on which to capitalize (lines courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook).

Tuesday
Appalachian State -3 at Louisiana

Thursday
Georgia Southern +3 at South Alabama
Navy +8.5 at Memphis

Friday
Clemson -14 at Syracuse
San Diego State -8 at San Jose State
California +14 at Oregon

Saturday
UCF +20 at Cincinnati
Michigan State -3 at Indiana
Florida -10 at LSU
Oklahoma State +5 at Texas
Auburn +3.5 at Arkansas
Nebraska -2 at Minnesota
Texas A&M -7.5 at Missouri
Duke +11 at Virginia
Arizona State -1 at Utah
Miami (FL) +6.5 at North Carolina
Purdue +12.5 at Iowa
Pittsburgh -3.5 at Virginia Tech
BYU +4.5 at Baylor
Kentucky +22.5 at Georgia
Arizona +6.5 at Colorado
Texas Tech -15.5 at Kansas
Vanderbilt +20 at South Carolina
Alabama -17.5 at Mississippi State
Liberty -32 at Louisiana-Monroe
TCU +11 at Oklahoma
Stanford -1 at Washington State
N.C. State -2 at Boston College
Ole Miss -3 at Tennessee
Iowa State -4.5 at Kansas State
UCLA +1.5 at Washington

Make sure you check out our previews for all of these games later in the week

Week 7 games to watch

There are only two all-top 25 showdowns this week, including one that pits top-ranked Georgia against No. 11 Kentucky. The oddsmakers have been slow to catch on in terms of just how good Georgia is (specifically on defense) and I have been hammering Georgia (and the under) with much success. However, the market has finally adjusted and 23.5 points is a lot to give to a Kentucky team that is also 6-0. The Wildcats are coming off consecutive victories and easy covers against Florida and LSU. I’ll take them plus more than 3 touchdowns. But even though I’m straying from the Bulldogs, I’m once again taking the under (total currently 44.5).

I also see a potential opportunity in the Big Ten. Michigan State—another 6-0 squad—is giving just 4.5 points to Indiana. It actually opened at Spartans -3, but unsurprisingly the line is already on the move. You might want to jump on it now before it leans even more toward MSU. Sparty’s only scare has come against Nebraska (23-20) and it has won all of its other games by at least 17 points. That includes a 38-17 beatdown of then-No. 24 Miami (FL) when the ‘Canes were favored. Don’t be surprised if Michigan State makes light work of the 3-loss Hoosiers.

At Pickswise we offer free expert College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for all games in the Power Five conferences and the top 25 teams outside of Power five, including our College Football Parlay picks each week.

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