BetOnline Releases College Football Point Spreads for 44 Opening Week Games

By Jason Priestas on May 19, 2013 at 4:27a
Ohio State is favored by 33 points in their opener with Buffalo has released point spreads for 44 opening week college football games and Ohio State is favored by 33 over Buffalo.

This is the first set of full lines released for week one – 5Dimes published lines for seven first week games in late April – so expect plenty of movement as teams head into the heart of arrest and suspension season.

The full list of spreads can be found here. All but one Big Ten team – or future Big Ten team – is favored in its opener: Purdue and new head coach Darrell Hazell opened as two touchdown underdogs to Cincinnati.

Lines for Illinois-Southern Illinois and Indiana-Indiana State are not available.

Date Favorite Dog Line       Date Favorite Dog Line
Thur. 8/29 Minnesota UNLV 17   Thu. 8/29 Rutgers Fresno State 8.5
Fri. 8/30 Michigan State Western Michigan 24   Sat. 8/31 Northwestern Cal 6
Sat. 8/31 Maryland FIU 13   Sat. 8/31 Michigan Central Michigan 26
Sat. 8/31 Penn State Syracuse 4   Sat. 8/31 Ohio State Buffalo 33
Sat. 8/31 Wisconsin UMass 45   Sat. 8/31 Cincinnati Purdue 14
Sat. 8/31 Iowa Northern Illinois 6.5   Sat. 8/31 Nebraska Wyoming 21.5
Sat. 8/31 Nebraska Wyoming 21.5   Sat. 8/31 Rutgers Fresno State 8.5


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BuckeyeNation's picture

You see... this is exactly why this is the Best Damn tOSU Website In The Land! This update was posted at 4:30am (I'm assuming your on EST.)! You gentlemen ROCK! Keep up the great work! 

AJW_16's picture

Yikes, that slate is yawn-inducing. The only game somewhat interesting is the Northwestern-Cal game. Come on B1G!

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you."'s picture

I see a few quite interesting games. Penn State, Rutgers, Purdue, NW, Iowa all opening with respectable foes. 

tdible2132's picture

I'll take the Buckeyes and the points in a no brainer. We will beat Buffalo by more than 33 IMO. I predict a 52-13 thumping

Hovenaut's picture

Place yer bets, place yer bets.....


Ready for college football, the competitive version please.

Bucks43201's picture

I'll take the Buckeyes up to 35. I also like NIU getting 6 1/2 from Iowa.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

otrain2416's picture

Surprised they're giving Wisconsin 45 point with the coaching change. Also I really don't see Minnesota covering the 17 point spread on UNLV when they barely beat them last year

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

Bucks43201's picture

I agree. Wisconsin seems to struggle with non-conference games. Granted UMASS is probably one of the worst D1 teams, but they can't be as bad as they were last year. Conversely, Wisconsin will be a notch down. I think Wisconsin wins, but it will be something closer to a score of 44-10.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

bucknutz18's picture

Are UMass and UNLV that bad?  Yikes

jthiel09's picture

If we don't put up 50+ on Buffalo I'd be really surprised. 


CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

You know, I looked at their schedule last year and while they did go 4-8 they didn't get blown out in most of their losses.  So it looks like they do keep it competitive.  They played some decent teams pretty well losing to Georgia 45-23 in Ga, losing to Kent State 23 - 7 and Pitt 20 - 6.  Granted Pitt was not a great team last year, but they are still a bigger school. 
My point is let's not underestimate these guys.  Hopefully the Bucks will ignore the point spread, come out and play fast and hard and beat them soundly.