In the meantime, let's discuss where the action is flowing for several big Friday night matchups tonight...
7 p.m. ET: Memphis at Central Florida
This American Conference clash features two teams trending in opposite directions. Memphis (4-3 SU, 3-4 ATS) just rolled Navy 35-17, covering as 11-point home favorites. On the flip side, Central Florida (3-3 SU, 1-5 ATS) has lost three of their last four and just fell to Cincinnati 56-21, failing to cover as 21.5-point road dogs. This line opened with Central Florida listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. Respected money has gotten down hard on Memphis, flipping the Tigers from + 2.5 to -1.5. Memphis fits a classic "dog to favorite" sharp line move system. Memphis enjoys a two-day rest advantage, having last played on Thursday while UCF played on Saturday. The Tigers will lean on their offense in this one. Memphis ranks 2nd in the conference in total offense.
9:30 p.m. ET: Colorado State at Utah State
This Mountain West matchup pits a pair of teams coming off wins. Colorado State (3-3 SU, 4-2 ATS) has won two straight and three of their four, including a 36-7 win over New Mexico last week, easily covering as 13-point road favorites. Meanwhile, Utah State (4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS) just edged lowly UNLV 28-24, failing to cover as 7-point road favorites. This line opened with Colorado State listed as a 1.5-point road favorite. Big money has rushed to the window to lay the points with Colorado State, steaming the Rams up from -1.5 to -3. Colorado State has an edge on defense, as the Rams are only allowing 19.5 PPG. In comparison, Utah State gives up 29.5 PPG on defense.
8:08 p.m. ET: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
This is Game 6 of the ALCS. The Astros lead the series 3-2 and can punch their ticket to the World Series with a win tonight. Facing elimination, Boston hands the ball to righty Nathan Eovaldi (11-9, 3.75 ERA in the regular season). Houston counters with fellow righty Luis Garcia (11-8, 3.30 ERA). This line opened with the Astros listed as a short -110 home favorite and the Red Sox a + 100 road dog. The public is riding the hot hand with the Astros, who just won the last two games in Boston in convincing fashion. However, we've seen this line fall to virtual pick'em with some shops flipping Boston to a slight favorite at -107. This signals respected money backing the Red Sox to stay alive and force a Game 7. The total is 8.5 with some juice liability to the over (-115). The over is a perfect 5-0 this series.