College football odds Week 7: Miami and Auburn less than TD faves in opening lines

The Clemson Tigers and the Washington State Cougars both face conference road tests Friday night as large betting favorites at the sportsbooks.

The No. 2 Clemson Tigers are 12-0 straight up and 6-6 against the spread in their last 12 games on the road. The Tigers will try to extend their road winning streak this Friday night against the Syracuse Orange.

Clemson is a 21.5-point road betting favorite in Syracuse at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The defending champions have won 11 straight games and are 7-4 ATS over that stretch. The Tigers rank eighth in the nation in total yards allowed with 264 per game and fifth in scoring defense allowing only 11.3 points per game.

College Football Week 7 Odds

Arkansas at Alabama (-30.5)

Missouri at Georgia (-30.5)

Clemson (-21.5) at Syracuse

Washington (-17.5) at Arizona State

Washington State (-15) at California

Utah at USC (-13)

Georgia Tech at Miami (-6.5)

Auburn (-6.5) at LSU

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In the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader, the No. 8 Washington State Cougars are 15-point favorites on the road against the California Golden Bears. The Cougars are just 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against Cal.

Coming off a shaky performance in a 27-19 win over Texas A&M, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will look to return to their dominant ways as 30.5-point favorites at home against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. The Crimson Tide have won each of their last 10 games against Arkansas, covering the spread in six of those 10 games.

No. 3 Penn State has a bye week this week before its match against Michigan next week. No. 4 Georgia is at home as a 30.5-point favorite hosting Missouri and No. 5 Washington is on the road as a 17.5-point favorite at Arizona State.

Georgia is 5-0 SU and ATS in its last five games against conference opponents and gives the SEC two teams ranked in the Top 4 in the AP Top 25 poll.

Auburn isn’t too far behind sitting at No. 10. The Tigers are 6.5-point road favorites this Saturday visiting the LSU Tigers. LSU bounced back from its loss against Troy last week with a 17-16 road win over the Florida Gators. In the last 10 games between these two SEC rivals, LSU holds a 7-3 SU edge according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

Other big games on this week’s card include Georgia Tech at No. 11 Miami (-6.5), Utah at No. 13 USC (-13), and No. 12 Oklahoma (-7.5) at Texas. USC has failed to cover the spread in each of its last four games.

Via SBNation.com