Week 3 college football opening odds: Alabama by 9 over Texas A&M

Kevin C. Cox

The Tide are favored big over the Aggies in College Station. It's one of many intriguing spreads as college football opening lines were posted Monday at Odds Shark.

Not every Week 3 college football game has a line yet, but the biggest one does.

Elsewhere, Kansas State saw the biggest Week 3 opening spread (38.5 points), according to OddsShark.com, with many games still off the board as of Monday morning. LSU was laying 37.5 points at home to Kent State, and Florida State was 32-point home chalk to Nevada, as the Seminoles finally get to re-start the Jameis Winston hype engine.

Action kicks off Thursday with three Southern-fried matchups: Tulane at Louisiana Tech, Troy at Arkansas State and TCU at Texas Tech.

Early lines via 5Dimes

Thursday opening spreads

Troy +10.5 at Arkansas State -10.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in eight of Troy's last nine games. Arkansas State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home.

Tulane +7.5 at Louisiana Tech -7.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana Tech's last 7 games at home.

TCU -3.5 at Texas Tech +3.5 - Matchup Report

TCU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 6 games.

Friday opening spread

Air Force +23 at Boise State -23 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 6 games. Boise State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home.

Saturday opening spreads

Louisville -12.5 at Kentucky +12.5 - Matchup Report

Louisville is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games. Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisville.

Tulsa at Oklahoma - Matchup Report

Tulsa is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games. Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa.

Akron +36.5 at Michigan -36.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 5 games on the road. Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Stanford -28.5 at Army +28.5 - Matchup Report

Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 5 games.

Georgia State +37.5 at West Virginia -37.5 - Matchup Report

Georgia State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games.

Virginia Tech -7.5 at East Carolina +7.5 - Matchup Report

Virginia Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing East Carolina. East Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home.

Bowling Green +3 at Indiana -3 - Matchup Report

Bowling Green is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games.

New Mexico +21 at Pittsburgh -21 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Mexico's last 11 games on the road. Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home.

Louisiana-Monroe +3 at Wake Forest -3 - Matchup Report

Louisiana-Monroe is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Wake Forest's last 9 games.

Eastern Michigan +27.5 at Rutgers -27.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Eastern Michigan's last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers's last 7 games.

Fresno State -9.5 at Colorado +9.5 - Matchup Report

Fresno State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home.

Boston College +14 at Southern Cal -14 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston College's last 17 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Cal's last 10 games at home.

Alabama -9 at Texas A&M +9 - Matchup Report

Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Georgia Tech -8 at Duke +8 - Matchup Report

Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games at home.

Tennessee +25.5 at Oregon -25.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road. Oregon is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games.

Nevada +32 at Florida State -32 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nevada's last 5 games on the road. Florida State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games.

Ball State -3 at North Texas +3 - Matchup Report

Ball State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 5 games at home.

Northern Illinois -28 at Idaho +28 - Matchup Report

Northern Illinois is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games. Idaho is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games.

Washington -10.5 at Illinois +10.5 - Matchup Report

Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games.

Bethune-Cookman at Florida International - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International's last 6 games at home.

Central Florida +6 at Penn State -6 - Matchup Report

Central Florida is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games at home.

Iowa -1.5 at Iowa State +1.5 - Matchup Report

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

S. Utah at Washington State - Matchup Report

S. Utah is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games at home.

Florida Atlantic +10 at South Florida -10 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 6 games.

Memphis +4.5 at Middle Tennessee -4.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games.

Mississippi State +6 at Auburn -6 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 8 games when playing Auburn. Auburn is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Mississippi State.

Massachusetts +38.5 at Kansas State -38.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games. Kansas State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home.

Vanderbilt +12.5 at South Carolina -12.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing South Carolina. South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Kent State +37.5 at LSU -37.5 - Matchup Report

Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road. LSU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home.

Kansas +5 at Rice -5 - Matchup Report

Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games. Rice is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games.

UTEP -6.5 at New Mexico State +6.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 5 of UTEP's last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 5 games.

Notre Dame -20.5 at Purdue +20.5 - Matchup Report

Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Purdue. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games at home.

Western Michigan +31.5 at Northwestern -31.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games. Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Oregon State +2 at Utah -2 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon State's last 5 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games.

Central Michigan +7 at UNLV -7 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Central Michigan's last 8 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNLV's last 6 games at home.

UTSA +25 at Arizona -25 - Matchup Report

UTSA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home.

Wisconsin +5.5 at Arizona State -5.5 - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games on the road. Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.

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