By Micah Roberts
In the NFL, a quarterback rating for a superstar player can be worth sometimes up to 5 points, but in College, it can a should be higher, especially for a player that is the entire team. In Washington’s case, their rating without Locker playing drops nearly 8 points. Some books who adjusted too little found out the hard way as bets pushed the number up, while the others that waited to offer a sound line of -35 to -36. It doesn’t mean that Oregon will cover easily, but it is much likelier that Washington will have a more difficult time scoring with back-up Keith Price starting.
Syracuse is on a roll right now having bumped their record to 6-2 and they face an injury riddled Louisville team this week. Louisville’s star running-back Bilal Powell was known to be out and was put into the opening number of Syracuse as 6-point favorites. But then Thursday night it was announced that Louisville’s starting quarterback, Adam Froman, would be out as well. The sports books all took the game off the board with most readjusting to -7, a one point move. Froman isn’t in the same caliber of Locker or Harris, but he has been the starting quarterback all season and fared very well for the Cardinals. His value to the team, combined with Powell being out, might warrant a larger adjustment.
Between DirecTV and Cable, many will be able to see the game on CBS-College, but not all cable outlets have the network. So while top-5 teams are battling it out in Salt Lake City, the entire nation will be watching Alabama at LSU on the real CBS which is sure to be seen, and influence all the votes that get fed into the BCS computer much more than the blip registered from a three digit TV channel.
TCU opened as 6-point road favorites and was bet against early taking the game to -4. Alabama, by the way, is steady at -6 ½ all week.
Here’s a look at some of the other College Moves of the Week:
Louisiana Tech opened as 2 ½-point home underdogs against Fresno State, but are now favored by 2.
UTEP opened as 8-point home underdogs against SMU and has been bet down to +6 ½.
UAB opened as 9-point home favorites against Marshall and have been bet to -10 ½.
Washington State opened as 15 ½-point home underdogs to Cal and are currently +14.
New Mexico opened as 11-point home underdogs to Wyoming and are now +9.
Mississippi opened 26 ½-point favorites to UL-Lafayette and are now -28.
North Texas opened as 13-point home underdogs to Troy and are now +11 ½.
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