Biggest Line Movers of College Football Week 14

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Lucas Johnson #7 of the San Diego State Aztecs. Darryl Oumi/Getty Images/AFP

It’s conference championship week so you know there’s been plenty of line movement in the last couple of days leading up to the frenzy. When there are championships involved, there’s usually more handle and money involved. Let’s check out the biggest line movers of college football championship week.

Appalachian State Mountaineers -2.5 (-110)

Opened  +2.5 (-110)
Currently -2.5 (-110)

The Appalachian State Mountaineers lost by a huge margin to Lousiana earlier this season. However, this that moment, Appalachian State hasn’t lost a single game and now find themselves in the Sun Belt Championship against Louisiana.

The line movement isn’t exactly due to Appalachian State’s recent success. It also has everything to do with head coach Billy Napier taking a job with the Florida Gators. This will be the final game that he’ll coach before heading for Florida.

Sharps don’t know how Louisiana players will respond to Napier in this game. But after watching Louisiana dominate earlier this season, I believe there’s so much value on Louisiana. These players want a championship regardless of who their coach is. They’ve worked so hard to get to this point. They’re not going to fold now.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -3.5 (-110)

Opened +2.5 (-110)
Currently -3.5 (-110)

UTSA defeated Western Kentucky in a one-score game where the total reached near triple digits. However, after UTSA took their first loss of the season to North Texas, 45-23, bettors don’t believe in the UTSA hype anymore. Instead, they believe in Western Kentucky’s recent surge. Since that loss to UTSA, Western Kentucky has dominated opponents with one of the best offenses in the nation.

Bailey Zappe has thrown for league-leading 4968 yards along with 52 touchdowns. This is an offense you must watch if you haven’t watched it already. Therefore, I agree with the line movement but still think this game goes over the total of 71.5, which has moved down from an opening at 73.5.

San Diego State Aztecs -6 (-110)

Opened -3.5 (-110)
Currently -6 (-110)

This game is going to have plenty of defense. The total is already at 50 and should probably be lower than that at this point. San Diego State has allowed 17.3 yards per game while holding offenses to just 314.3 yards per game. The defense has also held running backs to just 78.7 yards per game on the ground. It’s been a fantastic season for San Diego State.

Meanwhile, Utah State has a terrific offense that is averaging 32.2 points per game. It’s going to be difficult to have success against San Diego State, especially if the running game is stuffed early.   

Sharps don’t think that Utah State can get many stops against San Diego State to begin with because they’ve allowed 26.3 points per game along with 397.3 yards per game. The Aztecs under a touchdown make sense in this game. I would bet them up to -6.5 if you were looking to bet on this game. Utah State’s offense is ridiculously good but won’t have that success against San Diego State.