Games of the Year (06/29/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
2015 College Football Game of the Year Lines.



The Golden Nugget has released its 2015 College Football Games of Year.

The Las Vegas sportsbook will take $1,000 limit bets on the games.

What can these early lines tell us about the upcoming season?

Ohio State, the defending National Champions and 13/4 favorites to repeat, is favored by more than 16 points in their four lined games.

Oregon, the national runner-up, is favored in five of seven games. The oddsmakers expect a close game (pick'em) when the Ducks travel to face Stanford on November 14th. Oregon is also a one-point dog early in the season against Michigan State in East Lansing.

The reigning SEC Champions are favored in eight of nine games. Alabama's game at Georgia in October is currently listed as a pick'em.

The largest spread is Michigan -33 at home against UNLV. Expectations are high for the Wolverines after hiring Jim Harbaugh, but the new coach's first season could be erratic. Michigan is an underdog in four of seven listed games, including being a 16-point home dog to rival Ohio State.

The Runnin' Rebels are also the biggest home underdogs. UNLV is a 32 point dog against UCLA. It is likely to be a long season for the Rebels, their season over/under win total is listed at 2.5 games.

2015 College Football Game of the Year Lines

Week Date Away Home
1 Thursday, Sept. 3 Michigan Utah (-4)
1 Thursday, Sept. 3 TCU (-18) Minnesota
1 Saturday, Sept. 5 (Houston, TX) Arizona State Texas A&M (-3)
1 Saturday, Sept. 5 (Atlanta, GA) Louisville Auburn (-11.5)
1 Saturday, Sept. 5 (Arlington, TX) Wisconsin Alabama (-10)
1 Saturday, Sept. 5 Virginia UCLA (-17)
1 Saturday, Sept. 5 Texas Notre Dame (-7.5)
1 Saturday, Sept. 5 BYU Nebraska (-6)
1 Monday, Sept. 7 Ohio State (-16) Virginia Tech
1 Friday, Sept. 4 Washington Boise State (-13)
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Notre Dame (-9) Virginia
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 UCLA (-32) UNLV
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Oklahoma Tennessee (-3)
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Marshall (-3.5) Ohio University
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 LSU (-3) Mississippi State
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Oregon Michigan State (-1)
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Oregon State Michigan (-14)
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Iowa (-4.5) Iowa State
2 Saturday, Sept. 12 Boise State (-6) BYU
3 Thursday, Sept. 17 Clemson (-3) Louisville
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 (Denver, CO) Colorado (-1.5) Colorado State
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 Stanford USC (-4)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 BYU UCLA (-14)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 Georgia Tech Notre Dame (-2)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 UNLV Michigan (-33)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 Nebraska Miami, Fla.(PK)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 Auburn LSU (-4)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 South Carolina Georgia (-11)
3 Saturday, Sept. 19 Ole Miss Alabama (-9.5)
4 Thursday, Sept. 24 Cincinnati Memphis (-2)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 (Arlington, Texas) Texas A&M Arkansas (-6.5)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 Oklahoma State Texas (-2.5)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 LSU (-20) Syracuse
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 Utah Oregon (-14)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 BYU Michigan( -7)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 Tennessee (-2.5) Florida
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 Mississippi State Auburn (-8)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 UCLA Arizona (PK)
4 Saturday, Sept. 26 USC (-1) Arizona
4 Friday, Sept. 25 Boise State (-9) Virginia
5 Thursday, Oct. 1 Miami, Fla. Cincinnati (-2.5)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Pittsburgh Virginia Tech (-9)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Arizona State UCLA (-6)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Mississippi State Texas A&M (-6.5)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Arkansas Tennessee (-1)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Texas TCU (-21)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Arizona Stanford (-7.5)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Army Penn State (-28)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Kansas State Oklahoma State (-4)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 West Virginia Oklahoma (-10)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 UNLV Nevada (-14)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 South Carolina Missouri (-11)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Alabama Georgia (PK)
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Ole Miss (-6) Florida
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Oregon (-16) Colorado
5 Saturday, Oct. 3 Notre Dame Clemson (-3.5)
6 Thursday, Oct. 8 Washington Southern Cal (-19)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 (Dallas, TX) Oklahoma (-6.5) Texas
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Oklahoma State West Virginia (-5)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Georgia Tennessee (PK)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 LSU (-8) South Carolina
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Virginia Pittsburgh (-6)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Navy Notre Dame (-14)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Wisconsin (-1) Nebraska
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Florida Missouri (-10)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 TCU (-11) Kansas State
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Miami (FL) Florida State (-14.5)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Boise State (-12) Colorado State
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Georgia Tech Clemson (-3)
6 Saturday, Oct. 10 Arkansas Alabama (-7.5)
7 Thursday, Oct. 15 UCLA Stanford (-4.5)
7 Thursday, Oct. 15 Auburn (-9) Kentucky
7 Saturday, Oct.17 Oklahoma (-3) Kansas State
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Oregon (-15) Washington
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Arizona State Utah (-2)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Alabama (-7) Texas A&M
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Penn State Ohio State (-19)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 USC Notre Dame (PK)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Michigan State (-4.5) Michigan
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Virginia Tech Miami, Fla. (-6)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Florida LSU (-14)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 TCU (-29) Iowa State
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Pittsburgh Georgia Tech (-14)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Missouri Georgia (-8.5)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 Louisville Florida State (-12)
7 Saturday, Oct. 17 West Virginia Baylor (-17)
7 Friday, Oct. 16 Boise State (-9.5) Utah State
7 Friday, Oct. 16 UNLV Fresno State (-12)
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Utah USC (-7)
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Kansas State Texas (-2)
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Texas A&M Ole Miss (-4)
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Clemson (-4.5) Miami, Fla.
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Florida State Georgia Tech (PK)
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Auburn Arkansas (-6.5)
8 Saturday, Oct. 24 Tennessee Alabama (-10)
9 Thursday, Oct. 29 West Virginia TCU (-20)
9 Thursday, Oct. 29 Oregon (-5) Arizona State
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 (Jacksonville, FL) Florida Georgia (-12)
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 Georgia Tech (-10) Virginia
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 Oregon State Utah (-16)
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 Boise State (-28.5) UNLV
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 South Carolina Texas A&M (-10)
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 Central Florida Cincinnati (-6)
9 Saturday, Oct. 31 Ole Miss Auburn (-4)
10 Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 Northern Illinois Toledo (-3)
10 Thursday, Nov. 5 Mississippi State Missouri (-6)
10 Thursday, Nov. 5 Baylor (-12) Kansas State
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Arizona USC (-7.5)
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Auburn (-1.5) Texas A&M
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Notre Dame (-3) Pittsburgh
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Arkansas Ole Miss (-1)
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 TCU (-11) Oklahoma State
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Michigan State (-6) Nebraska
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Virginia Miami, Fla. (-6.5)
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 Florida State Clemson (-2)
10 Saturday, Nov. 7 LSU Alabama (-9)
11 Thursday, Nov. 12 Virginia Tech Georgia Tech (-9.5)
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Oregon Stanford (PK)
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Florida South Carolina (-2.5)
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 BYU Missouri (-12)
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Alabama (-9) Mississippi State
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Arkansas LSU (-1.5)
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Oklahoma Baylor (-13)
11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Utah Arizona (-3)
11 Friday, Nov. 13 USC (-12) Colorado
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 UCLA -(1) Utah
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 San Diego State (-16) UNLV
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 California Stanford (-13)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Michigan Penn State (-4.5)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 LSU Ole Miss (PK)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Baylor (-10) Oklahoma State
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 TCU (-5) Oklahoma
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Michigan State Ohio State (-14)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Tennessee Missouri (-2.5)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Georgia Tech (-6) Miami, Fla.
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Fresno State BYU (-18)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Mississippi State Arkansas (-10)
12 Saturday, Nov. 21 Arizona Arizona State (-3)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Virginia Tech (-4) Virginia
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 BYU Utah State (PK)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Colorado Utah (-13.5)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 UCLA USC (-3)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Vanderbilt Tennessee (-17)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Notre Dame Stanford (-3)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Clemson (-3) South Carolina
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Oklahoma (-3) Oklahoma State
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 North Carolina NC State (-6)
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Ole Miss (-2) Mississippi
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Penn State Michigan State (-12
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Ohio State (-16) Michigan
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Louisville (-2.5) Kentucky
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Kansas State (-24) Kansas
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Georgia (-1) Georgia Tech
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Florida State (-4) Florida
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Alabama (-3.5) Auburn
13 Saturday, Nov. 28 Missouri Arkansas (-7)
13 Friday, Nov. 27 Washington State Washington (-4.5)
13 Friday, Nov. 27 Oregon State Oregon (-22.5)
13 Friday, Nov. 27 Iowa Nebraska (-7)
13 Friday, Nov. 27 Texas A&M LSU (-7.5)
13 Friday, Nov. 27 Baylor Colorado (-6)
14 Saturday, Dec. 5 West Virginia Kansas State (-5)
14 Saturday, Dec. 5 Texas Baylor (-18)
15 Saturday, Dec. 12 (Philadelphia, PA) Navy (-13) Army