Thus far, during the week the biggest moves on betting lines for Week 11 have involved schools that are smaller such as Appalachian State and Georgia Southern.
However the bigger schools scheduled to play games that are much more meaningful for the inaugural College Football Playoff, will likely attract large volume come Saturday.
According to data take from Bovada and topbet, both Alabama and Auburn have must win games if they want to stay in the race for the College Football Playoff.
Big Ten action features the conference’s most important matchup of the entire season between Ohio State and Michigan State.
On betonline and sportsbook.com, Appalachian State was a pick ‘em when the lines opened on Sunday, but by Friday was -4. Georgia Southern opened as a favorite on the road by -9 over Texas State, but that has grown to 14.
Northwestern opened the week as a favorite at home by 2.5 points over Michigan, but by Friday, the line reversed and the Wolverines became a 1.5-point favorite.
Six games are expected to take a huge amount of action on Saturday, including Alabama visiting LSU, Texas A&M visiting Auburn, TCU hosting Kansas State, Michigan State hosting Ohio State, Oregon traveling to Utah and Notre Dame on the road versus Arizona State.
These are all games that will determine who moves on as well as who is gone.
One odds maker said that the wise guys would still be looking at some secondary schools. However, he added that the public would only be looking at these all important games with postseason implications.
Auburn was a 20-point favorite at home to open against a Texas A&M team that has struggled of late. That line by late Friday was at -23. Bettors have bailed out on A&M after they have won just 1 of their past 4 games and are 0-5 ATS in their past 5 games played.
With Kenny Hill sidelined, no one really feels they have a remote chance of keeping the game close, unless Auburn is looking ahead to another important game.
Michigan State was a 3-point favorite at home over Ohio State when the lines opened. That went up to -4 but has settled on -3.5.
Whoever wins this matchup of perennial Big Ten powerhouses, will have the best shot in the conference of making the College Football Playoff.
Late games will also influence the College Football Playoff this weekend.
With Utah hosting Oregon in Pac-12 play and Notre Dame visiting Arizona State, there are 3 teams playing in two games that have legitimate shots at playing for the national championship if they win today as well as the rest of the season.
Sit down and get ready to watch football at its best.