Las Vegas odds for rivalry week
Below are the odds of some of the most intriguing matchups, courtesy of the Vegas Insider.
We have some legitimate Friday night battles, including a pivotal Conference USA clash between East Carolina (+2.5) and Marshall. The winner will go on to play for the conference championship against what will likely be Rice.
Also on Friday is Bowling Green (-1.5) as a favorite at Buffalo for the MAC East, Fresno State (-8.5) will be tested on the road at San Jose State, and Iowa (+3) is the underdog at Nebraska.
Moving on to Saturday, we start off with The Game. Ohio State (-14) is expected to put up huge numbers on Michigan—but this is a matchup in which we need to throw the records away. The Wolverines are 5-1 at home and will be looking for revenge from last year’s loss, as well as salvaging their season.
Many expect Auburn (+10.5) to give Alabama all that it can handle in this year’s Iron Bowl, but Las Vegas is taking the Tide by at least two scores. I’m surprised the odds aren’t a little higher.
There are some major stakes on the line for South Carolina (-5) with its rivalry game in Columbia against Clemson. The Gamecocks need a win and a Missouri loss to go on to the SEC Championship Game.
Stanford (-14) looks to dominate Notre Dame at home, Duke (+5.5) could fall to North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Missouri (-4.5) will put its battle cleats on versus Texas A&M, USC (-3.5) is expected to win back LA, and despite destroying Oregon last week, Arizona (+11.5) is a big underdog at Arizona State.
- Western Michigan at Northern Illinois (-35)
- Texas Tech at Texas (-4)
- Iowa at Nebraska (-3)
- East Carolina at Marshall (-2.5)
- Bowling Green (-1.5) at Buffalo
- Fresno State (-8.5) at San Jose State
- Miami Fla. (-2.5) at Pittsburgh
- Washington State at Washington (-14.5)
- Ohio State (-14) at Michigan
- Boston College (-2.5) at Syracuse
- Wake Forest at Vanderbilt (-14)
- Duke at North Carolina (-5.5)
- Rutgers (-3.5) at UConn
- Tennessee (-4) at Kentucky
- Minnesota at Michigan State (-14.5)
- BYU (-14) at Nevada
- Tulane at Rice (-13.5)
- Georgia (-3) at Georgia Tech
- Texas A&M at Missouri (-4.5)
- Alabama (-10.5) at Auburn
- Baylor (-12.5) at TCU
- Penn State at Wisconsin (-24)
- Clemson at South Carolina (-5)
- UCLA at USC (-3.5)
- Notre Dame at Stanford (-14)
- Arizona at Arizona State (-11.5)