College Football Odds: Opening Week 9 Betting Lines and Totals

OddsShark.com@@OddsSharkFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2014

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) runs across the field in the first half of their NCAA college football game against Auburn in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct 11, 2014. No. 3 Mississippi State beat No. 2 Auburn 38-23. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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No. 1 Mississippi State will be gunning for its 10th straight win straight up when it takes on the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend as early 13-point favorites on the college football betting lines.

Following a bye in Week 8, the undefeated Bulldogs face their first challenge since ascending to the top of the AP Top 25 poll with a convincing 38-23 win over Auburn as 2.5-point underdogs.

The win was the Bulldogs' third straight against Top 10 schools, as they posted a 34-29 upset win over LSU before dominating Texas A&M by a 48-31 score as three-point favorites.

The Wildcats are coming off a 41-3 loss to LSU as 11.5-point underdogs and will be desperate for a win to stay in contention in the SEC East. Kentucky is 5-0 SU and 4-1 against the spread in its last five games at home, but the Wildcats have had little success against the Bulldogs, going 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five home meetings.

No. 3 Ole Miss will also be looking to continue its winning ways when it travels to the bayou to face No. 24 LSU as three-point road favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.

The Rebels are riding an eight-game winning streak, SU and ATS, but have had mixed results against the Tigers, posting a 1-5 record SU in their last six trips to LSU but covering in their last five. LSU is 12-1 SU in its last 13 home dates, but a mediocre 7-6 ATS.

Riding high after handing No. 21 Texas A&M a crushing 59-0 loss last week, No. 4 Alabama opened as strong 15.5-point road favorites over Tennessee.

While the Crimson Tide looked like College Football Playoff contenders in their win over the Aggies, they have been a weak bet, going just 3-8 ATS in their last 11, with the UNDER going 0-3 in their last three games.

Tennessee has lost four of its last five games heading into Saturday night’s Tide vs. Volunteers betting matchup at Neyland Stadium and is winless SU and ATS in its last five against Alabama.

In other college football betting action, No. 5 Auburn returns to action, opening as 14-point favorites against South Carolina at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. No. 8 Michigan State opened as 15.5-point favorites over the rival Michigan Wolverines, while No. 23 Marshall, looking to move to 8-0 SU on the season, opened as a 26.5-point favorite over Florida Atlantic.

Lines courtesy of Odds Shark.

College Football OddsHome Line
Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette3 
Connecticut at East Carolina-24 
Miami at Virginia Tech-2 
South Florida at Cincinnati-10 
Troy at South Alabama-12 
BYU at Boise State-6.5 
Oregon at California16 
Memphis at Southern Methodist24 
Rutgers at Nebraska-15 
Texas at Kansas State-13 
UAB at Arkansas-21 
Maryland at Wisconsin-10 
North Texas at Rice-13 
Minnesota at Illinois6.5 
North Carolina at Virginia-7.5 
San Jose State at Navy-10 
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan20.5 
Ohio at Western Michigan-8 
Ga Southern at Georgia State15 
Massachusetts at Toledo-17.5 
Akron at Ball State1 
UCLA at Colorado12.5 
Kent State at Miami (Ohio)-4.5 
Michigan at Michigan State-15.5 
Mississippi State at Kentucky13 
Texas Tech at TCU-20 
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh-4 
Oregon State at Stanford-13.5 
Central Michigan at Buffalo1.5 
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss13 
West Virginia at Oklahoma State-4 
Boston College at Wake Forest12 
Florida Atlantic at Marshall-26.5 
Vanderbilt at Missouri-24 
Old Dominion at Western Kentucky-11.5 
UNLV at Utah StateOFF 
Temple at Central Florida-11 
Arizona at Washington State4 
Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe-2 
Syracuse at Clemson-16.5 
Wyoming at Colorado State-21.5 
Texas El Paso at UTSA-9.5 
Mississippi at LSU3 
Alabama at Tennessee15.5 
South Carolina at Auburn-14 
Ohio State at Penn State11.5 
Southern Cal at UtahPK 
Arizona State at WashingtonOFF 
Nevada at Hawaii4