Saturday June 27th, 2015

The Golden Nugget sportsbook continued its annual tradition Friday of releasing the lines for its 2015 College Football "Games Of The Year." 

The list includes a whopping 166 games, some of which were predictable, such as the Wisconsin vs. Alabama (-10) season-opener on Sept. 5, Oregon (+1) at Michigan State on Sept. 12, and TCU staying a 6-point home favorite for its pivotal November rematch against Baylor

Some of the largest line movements of the day came in the form of wagerers fading Boise State. Lines for the Broncos' games against Washington and BYU dropped 4.5 and 5 points from their openings, respectively, in favor of the Broncos' opponents in a matter of hours Friday. 

Oddsmakers also seemed to have over-estimated bettors perception of the Arkansas Razorbacks. An opening line of Arkansas -6.5 (for the team's Sept. 26 neutral site game against Texas A&M) dropped to -1.5 for the Razorbacks, while the same opening line for the home Razorbacks against Auburn on Oct. 24 also moved to Arkansas -1.5. 

Other notable movements included a Missouri Tigers team formerly favored by 10 points at home over the Florida Gators on Oct. 10 is now only favored by 5.5, and North Carolina State dropping from a 6-point favorite to a 1.5-point favorite at home against North Carolina on Nov. 28.

Florida State QB De'Andre Johnson suspended for policy violation

Lines and line-movements courtesy of


Thursday, September 3

Michigan Wolverines at Utah Utes (-4) MOVE (-5)
TCU Horned Frogs (-18) at Minnesota Golden Gophers MOVE (-16.5)

Friday, September 4

Washington Huskies at Boise State Broncos (-13) MOVE (-8.5)

Saturday, September 5

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (-10) in Arlington MOVE (-9)
Louisville Cardinals vs. Auburn Tigers (-11.5) in Atlanta
Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies (-3) in Houston
Texas Longhorns at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-7.5) MOVE (-8.5)
Virginia Cavaliers at UCLA Bruins (-17)
BYU Cougars at Nebraska Cornhuskers (-6) MOVE (-3.5)

Monday, September 7

Ohio State Buckeyes (-16) at Virginia Tech Hokies

Saturday, September 12

LSU Tigers (-3) at Mississippi State Bulldogs
UCLA Bruins (-32) AT UNLV Rebels
Oklahoma Sooners at Tennessee Volunteers (-3) MOVE (-1)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-9) at Virginia Cavaliers
Oregon State Beavers at Michigan Wolverines (-14) MOVE (-15.5)
Iowa Hawkeyes (-4.5) at Iowa State Cyclones
Marshall Thundering Herd (-3.5) at Ohio Bobcats MOVE (-4)
Boise State Broncos (-6) at BYU Cougars MOVE (-1)
Oregon Ducks at Michigan State Spartans (-1)

Thursday, September 17

Clemson Tigers (-3) at Louisville Cardinals

Saturday, September 19

Auburn Tigers at LSU Tigers (-4) MOVE (-3)
UNLV Rebels at Michigan Wolverines (-33)
Ole Miss Rebels at Alabama Crimson Tide (-9.5)
South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgia Bulldogs (-11) MOVE (-13)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-2) MOVE (-5.5)
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Miami Hurricanes (Pick)
Stanford Cardinal at USC Trojans (-4)
BYU Cougars at UCLA Bruins (-14) MOVE (-12.5)
Colorado Buffaloes (-1.5) vs. Colorado State Rams in Denver MOVE (-5)

Thursday, September 24

Cincinnati Bearcats at Memphis Tigers (-2)

Friday, September 25

Boise State Broncos (-9) at Virginia Cavaliers

Saturday, September 26

LSU Tigers (-20) at Syracuse Orange
UCLA Bruins at Arizona Wildcats (Pick) MOVE (+1)
USC Trojans (-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils
Utah Utes at Oregon Ducks (-14)
Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas Longhorns (-2.5)
BYU Cougars at Michigan Wolverines (-7) MOVE (-5.5)
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (-6.5) in Arlington MOVE (-1.5)
Mississippi State Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers (-8)
Tennessee Volunteers (-2.5) at Florida Gators MOVE (-3)

Thursday, October 1

Miami Hurricanes at Cincinnati Bearcats (-2.5)

Saturday, October 3

UNLV Rebels at Nevada Wolf Pack (-14) MOVE (-15.5)
Ole Miss Rebels (-6) at Florida Gators
Alabama Crimson Tide at Georgia Bulldogs (Pick)
South Carolina Gamecocks at Missouri Tigers (-11) MOVE (-9)
Arkansas Razorbacks at Tennessee Volunteers (-1)
Mississippi State Bulldogs at Texas A&M Aggies (-6.5)
Pitt Panthers at Virginia Tech Hokies (-9)
Arizona Wildcats at Stanford Cardinal (-7.5) MOVE (-8)
Arizona State Sun Devils at UCLA Bruins (-6)
Oregon Ducks (-16) at Colorado Buffaloes MOVE (-14.5)
Army Black Knights at Penn State Nittany Lions (-28)
West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma Sooners (-10)
Kansas State Wildcats at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-4)
Texas Longhorns at TCU Horned Frogs (-21) MOVE (-19.5)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Tigers (-3.5) MOVE (-2.5)

Thursday, October 8

Washington Huskies at USC Trojans (-19)

Saturday, October 10

LSU Tigers (-8) at South Carolina Gamecocks
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Tigers (-3)
Arkansas Razorbacks at Alabama Crimson Tide (-7.5) MOVE (-6.5)
Florida Gators at Missouri Tigers (-10) MOVE (-5.5)
Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers (Pick)
Miami Hurricanes at Florida State Seminoles (-14.5) MOVE (-13)
Virginia Cavaliers at Pitt Panthers (-6)
Boise State Broncos (-12) at Colorado State Rams MOVE (-10.5)
TCU Horned Frogs (-11) at Kansas State Wildcats MOVE (-10)
Oklahoma Sooners (-6.5) vs. Texas Longhorns in Dallas MOVE (-7.5)
Oklahoma State Cowboys at West Virginia Mountaineers (-5) MOVE (-4.5)
Wisconsin Badgers (-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers MOVE (-1.5)
Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-14)

Thursday, October 15

UCLA Bruins at Stanford Cardinal (-4.5)
Auburn Tigers (-9) at Kentucky Wildcats

Friday, October 16

UNLV Rebels at Fresno State Bulldogs (-12)
Boise State Broncos (-9.5) at Utah State Aggies MOVE (-6)

Saturday, October 17

Florida Gators at LSU Tigers (-14)
Arizona State Sun Devils at Utah Utes (-2)
USC Trojans at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Pick)
Oregon Ducks (-15) at Washington Huskies
Louisville Cardinals at Florida State Seminoles (-12)
Pitt Panthers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-14)
Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes (-6) MOVE (-4)
Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs (-8.5)
Alabama Crimson Tide (-7) at Texas A&M Aggies MOVE (-6)
West Virginia Mountaineers at Baylor Bears (-17)
TCU Horned Frogs (-29) at Iowa State Cyclones
Oklahoma Sooners (-3) at Kansas State Wildcats
Michigan State Spartans (-4.5) at Michigan Wolverines MOVE (-5.5)
Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio State Buckeyes (-19) MOVE (-18)

Saturday, October 24

Utah Utes at USC Trojans (-7)
Kansas State Wildcats at Texas Longhorns (-2)
Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide (-10) MOVE (-9)
Auburn Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks (-6.5) MOVE (-1.5)
Texas A&M Aggies at Ole Miss Rebels (-4) MOVE (-5)
Clemson Tigers (-4.5) at Miami Hurricanes MOVE (-3.5)
Florida State Seminoles at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Pick)

Thursday, October 29

Oregon Ducks (-5) at Arizona State Sun Devils MOVE (-3.5)
West Virginia Mountaineers at TCU Horned Frogs (-20)

Saturday, October 31

Boise State Broncos (-28.5) at UNLV Rebels
UCF Knights at Cincinnati Bearcats (-6) MOVE (-7)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-10) at Virginia Cavaliers
Ole Miss Rebels at Auburn Tigers (-4) MOVE (-6)
Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs (-12) in Jacksonville
South Carolina Gamecocks at Texas A&M Aggies (-10) MOVE (-11)
Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes (-16)

Tuesday, November 3

Northern Illinois Huskies at Toledo Rockets (-3)

Thursday, November 5

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Missouri Tigers (-6) MOVE (-5)
Baylor Bears (-12) at Kansas State Wildcats MOVE (-10.5)

Saturday, November 7

LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide (-9)
Arkansas Razorbacks at Ole Miss Rebels (-1)
Auburn Tigers (-1.5) at Texas A&M Aggies MOVE (-2)
TCU Horned Frogs (-11) at Oklahoma State Cowboys MOVE (-9.5)
Michigan State Spartans (-6) at Nebraska Cornhuskers
Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers (-2)
Virginia Cavaliers at Miami Hurricanes (-6.5) MOVE (-7.5)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-3) at Pitt Panthers MOVE (-3.5)
Arizona Wildcats at USC Trojans (-7.5)

Thursday, November 12

Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-9.5) MOVE (-7.5)

Friday, November 13

USC Trojans (-12) at Colorado Buffaloes

Saturday, November 14

Arkansas Razorbacks at LSU Tigers (-1.5) MOVE (-5)
Utah Utes at Arizona Wildcats (-3)
Oregon Ducks at Stanford Cardinal (Pick)
Georgia Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers (Pick) MOVE (-2.5)
Alabama Crimson Tide (-9) at Mississippi State Bulldogs MOVE (-8)
Florida Gators at South Carolina Gamecocks (-2.5)
Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears (-13) MOVE (-11.5)
BYU Cougars vs. Missouri Tigers (-12) in Kansas City MOVE (-7.5)

Saturday, November 21

San Diego State Aztecs (-16) at UNLV Rebels
LSU Tigers at Ole Miss Rebels (Pick) MOVE (Ole Miss -3)
Fresno State Bulldogs at BYU Cougars (-18)
TCU Horned Frogs (-5) at Oklahoma Sooners MOVE (-3.5)
Baylor Bears (-10) at Oklahoma State Cowboys MOVE (-8.5)
Michigan State Spartans at Ohio State Buckeyes (-14) MOVE (-12.5)
Michigan Wolverines at Penn State Nittany Lions (-3.5)
Mississippi State Bulldogs at Arkansas Razorbacks (-10) MOVE (-11)
Tennessee Volunteers at Missouri Tigers (-2.5)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-6) at Miami Hurricanes MOVE (-5)
Arizona Wildcats at Arizona State Sun Devils (-3) MOVE (-4)
USC Trojans at Oregon Ducks (-6.5)
UCLA Bruins (-1) at Utah Utes
Cal Golden Bears at Stanford Cardinal (-13)

Friday, November 27

Baylor Bears at TCU Horned Frogs (-6)
Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks (-22.5)
Washington State Cougars at Washington Huskies (-4.5)
Iowa Hawkeyes at Nebraska Cornhuskers (-7) MOVE (-8)

Saturday, November 28

Texas A&M Aggies at LSU Tigers (-7.5)
Kansas State Wildcats (-24) at Kansas Jayhawks
Oklahoma Sooners (-3) at Oklahoma State Cowboys
BYU Cougars at Utah State Aggies (Pick) MOVE (BYU -4)
Ohio State Buckeyes (-16) at Michigan Wolverines MOVE (-13)
Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan State Spartans (-12)
UCLA Bruins at USC Trojans (-3) MOVE (-3.5)
Colorado Buffaloes at Utah Utes (-13.5)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Stanford Cardinal (-3) MOVE (-4)
North Carolina Tar Heels at North Carolina State Wolfpack (-6) MOVE (-1.5)
Virginia Tech Hokies (-4) at Virginia Cavaliers
Missouri Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks (-7)
Alabama Crimson Tide (-3.5) at Auburn Tigers MOVE (-2.5)
Florida State Seminoles (-4) at Florida Gators MOVE (-4.5)
Georgia Bulldogs (-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Louisville Cardinals (-2.5) at Kentucky Wildcats
Ole Miss Rebels (-2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs MOVE (-1)
Clemson Tigers (-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks
Vanderbilt Commodores at Tennessee Volunteers (-17) MOVE (-20)

Saturday, December 5

Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears (-18) MOVE (-16.5)
West Virginia Mountaineers at Kansas State Wildcats (-5)

Saturday, December 12

Navy Midshipmen (-13) vs. Army Black Knights in Philadelphia

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