College Football Odds Week 12: Opening lines and sharp money

College football odds for Week 12 are on the betting board and getting action, with a few games of note. At the top of the list, perhaps surprisingly, is upstart and undefeated Indiana traveling to the Horseshoe to face fellow unbeaten Ohio State.

FanDuel Sportsbook provided insights on college football Week 12 opening lines, early line movement, sharp money and public betting for this week’s matchups. Covers will update this action report with college football sharp picks vs. public bets and line movement throughout the week.

These are the current College football Week 12 odds for the premier games on the schedule, as of November 9. Click on each matchup in the table below to get updated in-depth information on the opening lines, sharp money, public betting and odds movement as we get closer to kickoff.

Matchup Time Spread Over/Under
UCLA at (13) Oregon TBD Saturday Oregon -14.5 66.5
(7) Cincinnati at Central Florida 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday Central Florida +4.5 61.5
(1) Clemson at Florida State Noon ET Saturday Florida State +34.5 66.5
(10) Indiana at (3) Ohio State Noon ET Saturday Ohio State -20.5 64.5
(19) USC at Utah 10:30 p.m. ET Saturday Utah +2.5 57.5
(12) Wisconsin at (20) Northwestern 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday Northwestern +8.5 43.5
Kentucky at (1) Alabama 4 p.m. ET Saturday Alabama -30.5 48.5
(5) Florida at Vanderbilt Noon ET Saturday Vanderbilt +31.5 68.5
(14) Oklahoma State vs (17) Oklahoma 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday Oklahoma -5.5 59.5
Kansas State at (16) Iowa State 4 p.m. ET Saturday Iowa State -11.5 46.5

Opening line

Oregon -14.5, Over/Under 64.5

Why the line moved

The Ducks opened -14.5 at FanDuel and haven’t budged through Monday night, meaning early action is probably light, considering that 71 percent of bets and 83 percent of money are on Oregon. The total is already up to 66.5, with 90 percent of bets and practically every dollar on the total running to the Over.

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Opening line

Cincinnati -4.5, Over/Under 61.5

Why the line moved

This line is pinned at Cincinnati -4.5 Monday night, with no movement so far, although point-spread ticket count and money are both running well beyond 9/1 on the Bearcats. The total is seeing similar betting splits on the Over, but the number hasn’t yet moved off 61.5.

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Opening line

Clemson -31.5, Over/Under 67.5

Why the line moved

Trevor Lawrence returns from a bout with COVID-19, and that’s led to three more points being added to this spread, with Clemson already up to -34.5. Seventy percent of early tickets and 88 percent of early dollars are on the Tigers. The total is down a point to 66.5, with 67 percent of bets on the Over, but 70 percent of money on the Under.

Opening line

Ohio State -19.5, Over/Under 64.5

Why the line moved

It might be the Game of the Week in college football, and yet it’s a hefty double-digit spread. The Buckeyes moved to -20.5 Sunday evening, and that’s where the number is Monday night, with ticket count more than 6/1 and money beyond 3/1 on Ohio State. The total is stuck at 64.5, but early tickets and early money are running more than 9/1 on the Over.

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Opening line

Southern California -3.5, Over/Under 56.5

Why the line moved

The Trojans dropped a point to -2.5 Monday afternoon at FanDuel and are still there Monday night, despite 2/1 tickets and practically every early dollar on USC. The total is up a point to 57.5, with tickets 3/1 and, much like the spread, almost all the money on the Over.

Opening line

Wisconsin -6.5, Over/Under 45.5

Why the line moved

Wisconsin is a mere 2-0, but the second of those games was last weekend’s 49-11 boatracing of Michigan at the Big House. So it’s no surprise to see the Badgers up to -8.5 Monday night at FanDuel, with tickets and money 9/1 on Wisconsin. The total went two points the other way, to 43.5, though tickets are 6/1 and money 3/1 on the Over.

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Opening line

Alabama -29.5, Over/Under 57.5

Why the line moved

Alabama got an unplanned bye last week due to LSU dealing with COVID-19 issues. The initial move on this line was toward the big ‘dog Kentucky, as ‘Bama dipped to -28.5. On Monday night, the line is at Alabama -30.5 on two-way action, with the Crimson Tide taking 53 percent of bets and 54 percent of money. The total is up to 58.5, with ticket count nearly 4/1 and almost every dollar so far on the Over.

Opening line

Florida -30.5, Over/Under 68.5

Why the line moved

The Gators are up a point to -31.5 at FanDuel on Monday night, with 71 percent of tickets and 80 percent of money on Florida. The total bounced around a bit early, from 68.5 to 66.5 and back to 68.5, with 72 percent of bets and 91 percent of money on the Over.

Opening line

Oklahoma -9.5, Over/Under 58.5

Why the line moved

The Bedlam line is on the move early at FanDuel, down to Sooners -5.5 Monday night, though 56 percent of bets and 77 percent of dollars are landing on Oklahoma. The total moved from 58.5 to 60.5, then to 59.5, with ticket count and money both more than 9/1 on the Over.

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Opening line

Iowa State -7.5, Over/Under 49.5

Why the line moved

It’s another Big 12 line making a big early move, though in this case, the number is stretching out, with Iowa State up to -11.5 at FanDuel. Through Monday night, tickets and money are both in the 3/1 range on the Cyclones. The total opened at 49.5 and hit 50.5 a couple of times, then headed the other way, and it’s at 46.5 Monday night. Ticket count is 3/1 on the Under, and practically all the early money is on the Under, as well.

Where can I bet on college football?

Whether it’s in Las Vegas or online, every sportsbook under the sun offers college football point spreads, plus a cornucopia of other NCAA odds. College football lines tend to be posted shortly after the previous week’s schedule is completed, so check out the college football odds at the best sportsbooks available where you live.

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