Opening college football betting lines, odds and spreads for Week 9 of the CFB season: Too many points in Kansas

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Eight weeks of the 2023 college football season are in the books, and what a season it’s been! We’ve certainly got eventful matchups every weekend, with plenty of upsets to keep fans entertained while also having enough chalk prevail to keep the top of the rankings loaded with traditional powerhouses. 

Now it’s time to turn our attention to Week 9. The slate is very solid from top to bottom, headlined by a massive game in the Pac-12 between Oregon and Utah. The opening lines were released at most sportsbooks on Sunday, so let’s take a look at these openers and give our first impressions. 

NCAAF Week 9 opening lines and odds

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.  

  • Georgia State +2.5 (-110) vs Georgia Southern – Thursday, October 26
  • FAU -5 (-110) vs Charlotte – Friday, October 27
  • Oklahoma -10.5 (-110) vs Kansas – Saturday, October 28
  • Florida State -20 (-110) vs Wake Forest – Saturday, October 28
  • North Carolina -11.5 (-110) vs Georgia Tech – Saturday, October 28
  • Clemson -10 (-110) vs NC State – Saturday, October 28
  • Indiana +30.5 (-110) vs Penn State – Saturday, October 28
  • Houston +16.5 (-110) vs Kansas State – Saturday, October 28
  • Maryland -13.5 (-110) vs Northwestern – Saturday, October 28
  • South Carolina +14 (-110) vs Texas A&M – Saturday, October 28
  • Duke +4.5 (-110) vs Louisville – Saturday, October 28
  • West Virginia +7 (-110) vs UCF – Saturday, October 28
  • Oregon -6.5 (-110) vs Utah – Saturday, October 28
  • Georgia -15.5 (-110) vs Florida – Saturday, October 28
  • BYU +18.5 (-110) vs Texas – Saturday, October 28
  • Pittsburgh +18 (-110) vs Notre Dame – Saturday, October 28
  • Mississippi State +6 (-110) vs Auburn – Saturday, October 28
  • USC -9.5 (-110) vs California – Saturday, October 28
  • Tennessee -3.5 (-110) vs Kentucky – Saturday, October 28
  • Washington -27 (-110) vs Stanford – Saturday, October 28
  • Air Force -12 (-110) vs Colorado State – Saturday, October 28
  • Ohio State -14.5 (-110) vs Wisconsin – Saturday, October 28
  • Colorado +17 (-110) vs UCLA – Saturday, October 28
  • Vanderbilt +25.5 (-110) vs Ole Miss – Saturday, October 28
  • Oregon State -5.5 (-110) vs Arizona – Saturday, October 28

We have college football picks and NCAAF predictions for all the big games this season!

Kansas Jayhawks +10.5 vs Oklahoma Sooners (-110)

Before the season started, I circled this game as a potential spot where Oklahoma could lose its second game of the campaign. And while the Sooners are undefeated, I don’t think that record is unblemished. I was on UCF to cover an inflated spread in last Saturday’s matchup, and the Knights could’ve won the game outright had a few calls not gone against them in pivotal moments. Oklahoma also failed to cover a double-digit number against a Cincinnati team that is one of the worst in the conference, so I’m going back to the well again and backing a Kansas side that I believe will have the coaching edge and a raucous home crowd on its side.

The Jayhawks are expecting star quarterback Jalon Daniels back for this game, but Jason Bean has been strong as the starter in his absence over the last 2 seasons. Head coach Lance Leipold has had the bye week to prepare for an Oklahoma team that has just come off a pair of one-possession victories and has Oklahoma State on deck in a massive rivalry game. This Kansas defense is nothing to write home about, but the Jayhawks offense is capable of putting up 30+ on anybody. If Leipold and company turn this into a shootout, this one could come down to the wire once again.

Arizona Wildcats +5.5 vs Oregon State Beavers (-110)

This is a line that is sure to move in the next 24 hours, so make sure you attack it now while it’s still close to a touchdown. Oregon State is a team that I’ve backed on multiple occasions this season, but the Beavers are typically a much different team away from Corvallis. That hasn’t changed in 2023, as Oregon State’s only loss came to Washington State in Pullman back in September. The Beavers struggled mightily on offense for the majority of that contest, and I expect DJ Uiagalelei and company to run into some hiccups here against a Wildcats defense that absolutely gave that same Washington State team fits in a 43-6 win on October 14.

Arizona would likely be ranked if it had beaten Mississippi State in overtime back in Week 2, or if it knocked off USC in overtime back on October 7. The Wildcats are 6-1 against the spread this season and I won’t stop riding that gravy train this week.

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