Week 9 College Football odds and lines are officially posted. Find the most updated College Football odds for Week 9 as well as predictions for marquee matchups such as Utah vs Oregon, Ohio State vs Wisconsin, and Oklahoma vs Kansas below.
Week 9 College Football Odds & Lines
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Early College Football Week 9 Bets To Place
There aren’t as many blockbuster games in Week 9 as there are in Week 8, but there are still a handful of meaningful matchups including a showdown between Oregon and Utah.
Let’s take a look at the early odds for Week 9 and which bets are worth locking in right now.
Ohio State (-13) vs. Wisconsin
There are a couple ways this line can move after Week 8, but with the spread just under two touchdowns, the value is on Ohio State right now.
The Buckeyes will be tested against Penn State, but at home facing a largely unproven 19-year-old QB in Drew Allar, Ohio State’s talent has to be trusted here. Any win over Penn State, even a close one, should help solidify the Buckeyes as an overwhelming favorite against Wisconsin.
The Badgers, meanwhile, are going on the road to face Illinois after scoring just six points against Iowa. Wisconsin hasn’t faced a team close to Ohio State’s caliber yet. Iowa and Washington State – both losses – are as close as the Badgers have come. If they get sucked into an ugly game at Illinois, this line might not stay under two touchdowns with the game in Columbus.
Oregon (-3.5) vs. Utah
Utah is known for surprising wins and giving teams fits offensively, but Oregon showed last week in the loss to Washington that they might be a level ahead of the Utes. Utah is still looking for consistency offensively amid injuries, and even after beating USC twice last season, chances are not great that the Utes’ offense will be able to keep up with Caleb Williams on the road this week. If so, we might see this line stretch more toward Oregon.
The Ducks also have a bounce-back opportunity this week against struggling Washington State, which has fallen apart offensively in its last two games. After losing to Arizona by 38, the Cougars will likely have a hard time containing Bo Nix and an Oregon offense that knows it has something to prove after losing in Seattle. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if either result pushes this line further toward the Ducks.
Oklahoma (-7) vs. Kansas
Kansas is on a bye this week, but Oklahoma is poised for a big win over UCF. That should only solidify the Sooners’ status as the clear favorite here even with the game in Lawrence.
Dillon Gabriel and Oklahoma’s offense against Kansas’ defense is a real mismatch. The Jayhawks allowed 39 points last week to an Oklahoma State offense that hadn’t had any success in the passing game until that point. Kansas has also given up 40 to Texas and 23 to a dismal Illinois offense.
With Jalon Daniels’ status always an uncertainty, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Jayhawks slide to 8 or 9-point underdogs even at home. Kansas has an offense to be reckoned with, but Oklahoma’s only win with a margin of single-digits came against Texas. As solid as this Kansas team is, we learned on Sept. 30 that the Jayhawks are simply not near Texas’ (or Oklahoma’s) level.
UNLV (+7) vs. Fresno State
Fresno State looked like the nation’s best Group of Five team early in the season, but the Bulldogs have looked vulnerable in recent weeks with a loss to Wyoming and a narrow win over Utah State. UNLV looks like it has what it takes to hang with this Fresno State team.
The Runnin’ Rebels are 5-1 with their only loss coming against Michigan. They have scored 40+ points in each of their five wins, torching defenses ranging from Vanderbilt to Hawaii. With a dynamic rushing attack that isn’t limited to one player, UNLV should be able to roll past Colorado State this week and solidify itself as a team that can hang with Fresno State, which enjoys a bye this week.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see this line move under a touchdown as the matchup gets closer.