College Football Bowl Betting Line Movement

College football bowl betting line movement can sometimes be quite extreme as the lines are released weeks before the games actually take place.

Since the college football bowl game betting line is put out well in advance, bettors have plenty of time to examine and move the line. College football bowl betting line movement for the most part happens just after the line is released and on game days.  The early college football bowl betting line movement usually comes from the college football bettors that look at power ratings while the late movement comes more from the public and bettors looking for value.  Let’s look at the biggest college football bowl betting line moves for the 2007-2008 College Bowl Games.

The most popular college football bowl betting line will probably be the National Championship Game between LSU and Ohio State.  The college football bowl betting line opened with LSU a 3 point favorite and moved 1.5 points as LSU is now a 4.5 point favorite.  Other popular college football bowl game betting lines will probably be the remaining BCS games and the New Year’s Day games.  The Sugar Bowl opened with Georgia a 6.5 point favorite against Hawaii but has shot up to Georgia a 9 point favorite on the college football bowl game betting line.  This is one of the biggest college football bowl betting line moves of the season.  Another major move is in the Orange Bowl as Virginia Tech opened as a pick against Kansas but is now a 3.5 point favorite on the college football bowl betting line.

Other major college football bowl betting line moves have Texas moving from a pick to a 2.5 point favorite against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.  Air Force is now only a 3.5 point underdog against California in the Armed Forces Bowl after opening up a 6 point underdog.  Fresno State is a 4 point underdog against Georgia Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl after opening up a 6 point dog on the college football bowl betting line.  Navy is an 8.5 point underdog in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah after opening up an 11.5 point dog.  BYU is a popular choice on the college football bowl game betting line against UCLA.  The Cougars opened a 4 point favorite and are now -6 on the college football bowl betting line.