CFB bad line of the week: Tulane will roll against Southern Miss
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We detected our second consecutive bad line of the week last Saturday, with Boston College getting 5.5 points against Duke. The Eagles didn't even need 'em, taking care of business with a 26-6 win.

Which Week 4 spread is way off? Here's how the board is shaping up:

Week 4 lines

Matchup Spread
UAB @ South Alabama UAB -6
Kansas State @ Oklahoma OU -27.5
Louisville @ Pitt Pitt -2.5
Florida @ Ole Miss Florida -14.5
Kentucky @ Auburn Auburn -7.5
Georgia State @ Charlotte GSU -1
Georgia Southern @ ULL ULL -14.5
Georgia Tech @ Syracuse GT -8
UCF @ East Carolina UCF -27
Notre Dame @ Wake Forest ND -16.5
Iowa State @ TCU Iowa State -2.5
FIU @ Liberty Liberty -6.5
Tulsa @ Arkansas State Ark State -2.5
Mississippi State @ LSU LSU -16.5
Texas @ Texas Tech Texas -18
West Virginia @ Oklahoma State OSU -8.5
Army @ Cincinnati Cincinnati -14
UTEP @ UL Monroe ULM -9.5
Georgia @ Arkansas Georgia -26
Duke @ Virginia VIrginia -6
Texas State @ Boston College BC -17.5
South Florida @ Florida Atlantic FAU -3
Alabama @ Missouri Alabama -27
Tulane @ Southern Miss Tulane -3.5
Tennessee @ South Carolina Tennessee -2.5
North Texas @ Houston Houston -21.5
Kansas @ Baylor Baylor -16
Vanderbilt @ Texas A&M Texas A&M -30.5
NC State @ Virginia Tech VT -7
Florida State @ Miami Miami -11
Troy @ BYU BYU -14

Bad line of the week: Tulane (-3.5 at Southern Miss)

You may as well call this one the Hangover Bowl.

Tulane could struggle to raise its game after coughing up a 24-0 lead to Navy last weekend. Meanwhile, Southern Miss lost to Louisiana Tech on the final play of its game.

However, if I had to pick which team gets back on track, my money is on the Green Wave.

Southern Miss has endured a tumultuous start to the 2020 season. The Golden Eagles lost to South Alabama as 13-point favorites in Week 1, watched their head coach resign just a few days later, then fell to 0-2 with another defeat as favorites last Saturday.

Now they're gearing up to play their toughest opponent in Tulane, which is also looking for its first win against the spread.

The Green Wave were unimpressive in Week 1 against South Alabama. However, that outcome was a bit fluky, with Tulane turning the ball over three times inside the Jaguars' territory. Tulane obviously needed to work out the kinks during its first game, and the school was playing a team on its second contest.

Then, last week, the Green Wave simply didn't show up for the final two quarters. They flat-out dominated Navy in the first half, storming out to an early 24-0 lead before crumbling in the second. Tulane still outgained the Midshipmen, and the team was unfortunate to throw a red-zone interception.

The Green Wave haven't put together a good game yet, but this is a prime opportunity against a deflated Southern Miss program. Fade a Golden Eagles squad that's 1-4 against the spread over its last five as 'dogs, and 0-5 ATS in its last five overall.

Pick: Tulane -3.5

(Odds source: theScore Bet).

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.

CFB bad line of the week: Tulane will roll against Southern Miss
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