Football Line Moves Update - Friday Market Report November 2
By: Don Best Staff
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Don Best team continues to keep an eye on the football betting scene with a Friday Market Report from Brian Blessing and Todd Fuhrman.
One college contest that has seen some movement this week is the SEC matchup in Kentucky (1-8 straight-up, 2-7 against the spread) between the Wildcats and Vanderbilt Commodores. Vandy started off -8½, but that spread has been dropped to -7 (click for updated college football odds). Fuhrman notes the Commodores are just 3-5 recently as a road favorite, and he's not sure Vanderbilt (4-4 SU & ATS) is ready to lay this many points, even to a struggling Kentucky squad.
Over in the ACC, Georgia Tech (3-5 SU, 4-4 ATS) backers have pushed the original 6½-point spread up to -8 for the Yellow Jackets' trip to Maryland. The Terrapins (4-4 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) have been hit hard with injuries at quarterback, but Fuhrman isn't sure Georgia Tech can score enough to cover the eight in this game.
Both Blessing and Fuhrman are mystified by the movement in the contest between Arkansas (3-5 SU, 2-6 ATS) and Tulsa. The Razorbacks started the week laying five points against the Golden Hurricane (7-1 SU, 4-4 ATS), but that spread has ballooned to -9 on the Hogs at home.
Back in the ACC, Duke is home to face Clemson (7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS) who started out as a 14-point road favorite before the spread shrunk to -12. The Blue Devils (6-3 SU & ATS) are still in contention for an appearance in the ACC Championship and BCS bowl game.
Down in the Big 12, Texas Tech is now 7-point chalk after starting at -5 for its home battle against the Texas Longhorns. Texas (6-2 SU, 3-5 ATS) has been dreadful against ranked opponents this season, Fuhrman points out, and the Red Raiders (6-2 SU & ATS) should have a field day moving the football against the weak Longhorn defensive unit.
This week's Monday Night Football game should be an interesting clash as the Philadelphia Eagles head to New Orleans to meet the Saints. New Orleans (2-5 SU, 3-4 ATS) was initially favored by 4-4½, but the spread is now down to a field goal (click for updated NFL odds). Michael Vick and the Eagles (3-4 SU, 1-5-1 ATS) could finally click on offense against a Saints defense that ranks last in the NFL, allowing over 474 yards per game.
Leave your browser pointed to DonBest.com for the latest college and NFL betting updates, and make sure to check back on Monday when Brian and Todd kick the week off with the Monday Market Report that covers opening football lines.