- Wisconsin is favored to beat Penn State with (-210) odds.
- Iowa has (-190) odds to beat Indiana.
- Texas is heavily favored to beat Louisiana Lafayette with (-340) odds.
LAS VEGAS – Week 1 of the college football season is loaded with matchups inside of the Top-25. There are five total matchups including #1 Alabama and #14 Miami as well as #3 Clemson and #5 Georgia.
Aside from those powerhouse matchups, there are other top-25 matchups between ranked teams outside of the Top-10 that could play a crucial role if they are looking to make a jump into the top-10. Regulated online betting sites have lines listed for these games that can be taken anytime before or after the game has started.
#12 Wisconsin Vs. # 19 Penn State, 12:00 p.m. EST
Wisconsin Vs. Penn State
- Moneyline: Wisconsin (-210) vs. Penn State (+175)
- Spread: Wisconsin -5.5
- Total: 49.5
This Big 10 matchup is one for the ages and it could not have come at a better time than the season opener. Although Wisconsin is favored, Penn State is expected to keep this as close as possible as they have gone 4-0 against the spread in their last four conference game. On the other hand, Wisconsin has gone 0-4 ATS in their last four conference games.
Backing up Penn State’s college football odds on the moneyline, they have beaten the Badgers four straight times and have also won six of their last seven meetings.
#17 Indiana Vs. #18 Iowa, 3:30 p.m. EST
Indiana Vs. Iowa
- Moneyline: Iowa (-190) vs. Indiana (+165)
- Spread: Iowa -4
- Total: 46 Points
Indiana and Iowa are also headed towards a Big 10 showdown in which Iowa is favored to win. Before hopping in on Iowa to win, sports bettors should know that Indiana has been a powerhouse against the spread going 7-0 ATS in their last seven conference games and are also 5-0 against the spread in their last five games when going in as an underdog.
The game total in this one is more than manageable at 46 points and the OVER has hit in all of their last six meetings in Iowa, as well as in nine of their last eleven.
#21 Texas Vs. #23 Louisiana Lafayette, 4:30 p.m. EST
Texas Vs. UL Lafayette
- Moneyline: Texas (-340) vs. UL Lafayette (+270)
- Spread: Texas -9
- Total: 58.5 Points
This game should be a breeze for Texas being that UL Lafayette is opening up inside the Top-25 for the first time in history and they are getting a real test against a seasoned Longhorns team. These two have faced off twice before in which Texas has demolished them by 50+ points each time.
The game total in this game could be a tough one for them to hit the OVER. Texas should have no problem, as they went 7-3 with the OVER while UL Lafayette went 3-7-1. Texas could also very well hit the OVER on their own which is something to watch out for.
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