Week 9 college football lines: Oregon, Oklahoma, Missouri favored in big games

Jonathan Ferrey

Oregon faces No. 12 UCLA and is still favored by more than three TDs. What are the odds they can cover? What other battles are must-wager games in Week 9? This story was provided to SB Nation by OddsShark.com.

Oregon dropped a spot in the BCS rankings, but remains a major threat to play in the championship game. And that motivation to win impressively at home vs. No. 12 UCLA makes that big point spread seem not so absurd.

"We are looking into some stats to see when a team ranked as high as 12th has been an underdog of 22.5 points, and we haven't found one yet," said Jack Randall of OddsShark.com.

Oregon is 9-2 straight up in 11 recent meetings with their Pac-12 rivals. The Bruins' last win here at Oregon was back in 2004. The Ducks are 9-2 against the spread in their past 11 conference games.

Elsewhere, Week 8 sees top-rated Alabama facing upset-minded Tennessee. The Volunteers are dogs of 28 points, but come off an upset victory over South Carolina. The Gamecocks dropped to No. 21 in the BCS, and they face surging No. 5 Missouri. The Tigers opened as 3-point home chalk.

In the Big 12, a key conference clash pits No. 10 Texas Tech against No. 15 Oklahoma. The Sooners are home and favored by a touchdown, even s the lower-ranked team.

Check out the other college football opening spreads and totals, courtesy of 5Dimes.eu.

Louisiana-Lafayette -2.5 at Arkansas State +2.5, Total 67 - Matchup Report

Trends: Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Marshall -8.5 at Middle Tennessee +8.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games.

Kentucky +10 at Mississippi State -10 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games when playing Mississippi State. Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kentucky.

Boise State +7.5 at BYU -7.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Boise State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games. BYU is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home.

Oklahoma State -12.5 at Iowa State +12.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Oklahoma State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 5 games.

Houston +7 at Rutgers -7 - Matchup Report

Trends: Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games. Rutgers is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home.

Nebraska -10.5 at Minnesota +10.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games. Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games.

Louisville -20 at South Florida +20 - Matchup Report

Trends: Louisville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games.  The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games.

Connecticut +22.5 at Central Florida -22.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of Connecticut's last 11 games on the road. Central Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games.

Ball State -11 at Akron +11 - Matchup Report

Trends: Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Akron's last 15 games.

Northwestern +4.5 at Iowa -4.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Northwestern's last 8 games when playing Iowa.

Wake Forest +20.5 at Miami -20.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 7 games. Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Vanderbilt +18 at Texas A&M -18 - Matchup Report

Trends: Vanderbilt is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas A&M's last 7 games.

Georgia Tech -10 at Virginia +10 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 9 games when playing Virginia. Virginia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech.

Pittsburgh -6 at Navy +6 - Matchup Report

Trends: Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Navy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Miami (Ohio) +25 at Ohio -25 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 9 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 5 games at home.

Western Michigan +3 at Massachusetts -3 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Western Michigan's last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games.

Temple +11.5 at Southern Methodist -11.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games at home.

North Carolina State +29.5 at Florida State -29.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 6 games. Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Tennessee +28.5 at Alabama -28.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee's last 7 games on the road. Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Tulsa -3.5 at Tulane +3.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulane. Tulane is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.

Michigan State -11.5 at Illinois +11.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games at home.

Clemson -14.5 at Maryland +14.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road.  The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Maryland's last 7 games when playing Clemson.

Eastern Michigan +30.5 at Northern Illinois -30.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games. Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Boston College +7.5 at North Carolina -7.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Boston College's last 19 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games.

Texas Tech +7 at Oklahoma -7 - Matchup Report

Trends: Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. Oklahoma is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Texas Tech.

Duke +13.5 at Virginia Tech -13.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Duke is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games. Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

West Virginia +10.5 at Kansas State -10.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of West Virginia's last 10 games. Kansas State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home.

Troy +8.5 at Western Kentucky -8.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Troy's last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games.

Utah +7.5 at Southern Cal -7.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Southern Cal's last 13 games at home.

UAB +5 at UTSA -5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UTSA's last 5 games.

Louisiana Tech -5 at Florida International +5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisiana Tech's last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games at home.

UNLV +6.5 at Nevada -6.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games when playing on the road against Nevada. Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNLV.

South Alabama -2 at Texas State +2 - Matchup Report

Trends: South Alabama is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games. Texas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Furman +47 at LSU -47 - Matchup Report

Trends: Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games. LSU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home.

UCLA +22.5 at Oregon -22.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games. Oregon is 9-2 ATS past 11 conference games.

Georgia State +12 at Louisiana-Monroe -12 - Matchup Report

Trends: Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 5 games.

Wyoming +6 at San Jose State -6 - Matchup Report

Trends: Wyoming is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games. San Jose State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home.

South Carolina +3 at Missouri -3 - Matchup Report

Trends: South Carolina is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games. Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

North Texas -10.5 at Southern Miss +10.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Miss's last 10 games at home.

Baylor -35.5 at Kansas +35.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games at home.

Texas +1.5 at TCU -1.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of TCU's last 5 games.

Idaho +41 at Mississippi -41 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road. Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Penn State +14.5 at Ohio State -14.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State. Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Fresno State -9.5 at San Diego State +9.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Fresno State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Diego State's last 11 games.

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