NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

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A new season from college football has begun and on Thursday August 30th are several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time on Big Ten Network as the Minnesota Golden Gophers are hosting New Mexico St Aggies. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Minnesota Golden Gophers favored by -20 ½ points with the total lined at 46 ½ points. It is a short week for New Mexico St after their home loss 29-7 late night on Saturday to Wyoming. Aggies are an inexperienced offensive team and it showed in their opener as they gained only 135 yards of offense. Golden Gophers have experience on both sides of the ball with seven starters returning on offense and defense. It was another good defensive year last year for Minnesota who held opponents to 22 points per game. That was the second straight season.

It will be a Big Ten conference showdown on ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time as Purdue Boilermakers are home to the Northwestern Wildcats. Purdue is favored by -1 ½ points with the total set at 51 points. Northwestern returns starting quarterback Clayton Thorson from a 10-3 team last year. Seven starters return on offense and defense. Wildcats defense held opponents to 20.1 points per game. Purdue was an improved team in 2017. Nine starters return on offense including starting quarterback Elijah Sindelar. Boilermakers allowed only 20.5 points per game last year an 18 point improvement from the previous season.

On CBS Sports Network at 8PM Eastern Time Tulane Green Wave has a home date with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is favored on the road by -6 with the over under line of 55 points. Wake Forest returns eight starters to an offense that improved point production by 15 points per game in 2017. They gained 466 yards and scored 35.3 points per game. That was 155 yards greater than 2017. Tulane has experience on offense with nine starters returning but only five return to the defense. Head coach Willie Fritz has improved the scoring output by the Green Wave in each of his two seasons. Jonathan Banks returns at quarterback for his senior season.

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