We had a wave of college football preview magazines hit the newsstands a few weeks ago. This week, it's point-spread season. CG Technology, one of the big line originators in Vegas, released opening lines for select games on Wednesday.
Unless you're in Vegas at this point, good luck getting a look at the complete list with every line that was released yesterday. Instead you have to sort of piece it together from sports-betting Twitter.
It looks like the only Nebraska game in this group of lines was, again, Ohio State's trip to Lincoln on Sept. 28. On the CG Technology line––which is used at Hard Rock Hotel, Palms, Venetian, Tropicana and others––the Huskers opened as a 10-point underdog to the Buckeyes.
MORE LINES from @CGTechnology_
Ohio State -10 at Nebraska
Ohio State -14 vs. Mich St
LSU -3 vs. Florida
Michigan -11.5 vs. Mich St.
Alabama -14 vs. Auburn
Army -8 vs. Navy @PushingTheOdds @SBNationRadio #GamblingTwitter
— Matt Perrault (@sportstalkmatt) May 29, 2019
Seven hours later, despite low limits on these games, the Nebraska-Ohio State line had moved two points in the Huskers' favor.
3/ Florida St. from -1.5 to -4.5 vs. Boise St., neutral site
Southern Cal from pick to -3 vs. Stanford
Florida from -3 to -6 at Kentucky
Oklahoma from -16 to -12 at UCLA
Ohio St. from -10 to -8 at Nebraska
Notre Dame from -16.5 to -14.5 vs. Virginia@Covers
— Patrick Everson (@Covers_Vegas) May 30, 2019
That puts the line close to what it opened at (-7.5) with Bet Online back in March. As of this morning, that line was at Ohio State -7. Most of the Big Ten v. Big Ten games there have remained pretty close to the opening line, but Michigan saw a drop of at least a point in four of its games: at Penn State (-5.5 to -4.5), Notre Dame (-8.5 to -7.5), Michigan State (-11 to -10) and Ohio State (-4.5 to -3).
The Golden Nugget, one of the few books that still does its own lines, will release another big batch of games this afternoon. Maybe we'll get a few more Husker games this time around.
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Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.