FBS vs. FCS Lines, Games To Watch Out For, Upset Alerts: Week 1

FBS vs. FCS Lines, Games To Watch Out For, Upset Alerts: Week 1

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FBS vs. FCS Lines, Games To Watch Out For, Upset Alerts: Week 1

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Which FCS vs. FBS games matter, and which ones are the most dangerous – who should be on upset alert?

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No one likes FBS vs. FCS games.

They’re cash grabs for the lower-level programs, easy wins for the FBSers, and they’re generally nothing more than a light scrimmage to get everything tuned up for games that actually matter.

However, if you’re going to play them – considering there’s no preseason like there is in the NFL – play them now.

There are 39 of these games in Week 1, and almost everyone will blow them off because 1) they’re almost certainly going to be ugly blowouts and 2) it’s hard to bet on them.

We do previews and predictions on every FBS vs. FCS game, but we don’t count them in out record against the spread, mainly because most places don’t take wagers on them. But there are lines out there and outfits that will take your investment if you want to place it.

When doing the write-ups we never look at the spread until after predicting the score – don’t want the judgement to be clouded. Where should the spread be and what is it?

Which cupcake matchups do you need to care about? Here’s a ranking of all 39 of them from FBS vs. FCS lines that appear to be the most off – going from closest to what it should be, to the biggest disparity.

Click on each game for the preview and prediction

NA. Grambling State at ULM

Line: Not Available, o/u: Not Available
The Line SHOULD Be: ULM -18

NA. Abilene Christian at North Texas

Line: Not Available, o/u: Not Available
The Line SHOULD Be: North Texas -21

NA. Monmouth at Western Michigan

Line: Not Available, o/u: Not Available
The Line SHOULD Be: Western Michigan -33

NA. Portland State at Arkansas

Line: Not Available,  o/u: Not Available
The Line SHOULD Be: Arkansas -41

NA. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at TCU

Line: Not Available, o/u: Not Available
The Line SHOULD Be: TCU -57

34. Incarnate Word at UTSA

Line: UTSA -6.5, o/u: 58.5
The Line SHOULD Be: UTSA -7

33. Weber State at San Diego State

Line: San Diego State -7.5, o/u: 36.5
The Line SHOULD Be: San Diego State -7

32. Northern Iowa at Iowa State

Line: Iowa State -18.5, o/u: 41.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Iowa State -18

31. Nicholls State at Kansas State

Line: Kansas State -23.5, o/u: 47.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Kansas State -22

30. Gardner-Webb at Charlotte

Line: Charlotte -31.5, o/u: 55
The Line SHOULD Be: Charlotte -32

29. Campbell at Troy

Line: Troy -35.5, o/u: 42
The Line SHOULD Be: Troy -33

28. Northern Colorado at San Jose State

Line: San Jose State -16, o/u: 59.5
The Line SHOULD Be: San Jose State -18

27. Alcorn State at Southern Miss

Line: Southern Miss -26, o/u: 55
The Line SHOULD Be: Southern Miss -24

26. Norfolk State at Old Dominion

Line: Old Dominion -27, o/u: 55.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Old Dominion -24

25. Florida A&M at UCF

Line: UCF -45, o/u: 65.5
The Line SHOULD Be: UCF -48

24. Houston Baptist at UTEP

Line: UTEP -17.5, o/u: 61.5
The Line SHOULD Be: UTEP -21

23. James Madison at West Virginia

Line: West Virginia -6, o/u: 52.5
The Line SHOULD Be: West Virginia -10

22. Eastern Washington at Washington

Line: Washington -21, o/u: 54.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Washington -25

21. Southern Utah at UNLV

Line: UNLV -24, o/u: 70.5
The Line SHOULD Be
: UNLV -20

20. Morgan State at Bowling Green

Line: Bowling Green -25.5, o/u: 49.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Bowling Green -30

19. Sam Houston State at New Mexico

Line: New Mexico -9, o/u: 62.5
The Line SHOULD Be: New Mexico -14

18. UC Davis at Cal

Line: Cal -13, o/u: 48
The Line SHOULD Be: Cal -18

17. Albany at Central Michigan

Line: Central Michigan -16, o/u: 45
The Line SHOULD Be: Central Michigan -21

16. East Tennessee State at Appalachian State

Line: Appalachian State -32.5, o/u: 51.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Appalachian State -38

15. Montana State at Texas Tech

Line: Texas Tech -25, o/u: 60
The Line SHOULD Be: Texas Tech -31

14. Alabama State at UAB

Line: UAB -38, o/u: 51.5
The Line SHOULD Be: UAB -32

13. VMI at Marshall

Line: Marshall -39, o/u: 60.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Marshall -45

12. Wagner at UConn

Line: UConn -17.5, o/u: 70.5
The Line SHOULD Be: UConn -24

11. Illinois State at Northern Illinois

Line: Northern Illinois -5.5, o/u: 42.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Northern Illinois -13

10. Holy Cross at Navy

Line: Navy -21.5, o/u: 53.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Navy -31

9. Rhode Island at Ohio

Line: Ohio -22.5, o/u: 66.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Ohio -13

8. Howard at Maryland

Line: Maryland -29.5, o/u: 65.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Maryland -39

7. Bucknell at Temple

Line: Temple -40.5, o/u: NA
The Line SHOULD Be: Temple -31

6. Central Arkansas at WKU

Line: WKU -10, o/u: 54.5
The Line SHOULD Be: WKU -20

5. Stephen F. Austin at Baylor

Line: Baylor -38, o/u: 57.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Baylor -48

4. South Dakota State at Minnesota

Line: Minnesota -14.5, o/u: 56
The Line SHOULD Be: Minnesota -4

3. Robert Morris at Buffalo

Line: Buffalo -45.5, o/u: 70.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Buffalo -34

2. Colgate at Air Force

Line: Air Force -19.5, o/u: 43.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Air Force -30

1. Idaho at Penn State

Line: Penn State -36.5, o/u: 58.5
The Line SHOULD Be: Penn State -48

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