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August 29, 2023

After already diving into the biggest spread shifts for the Week 1 college football slate, now it’s time for totals. A pair of totals have swung by over 4 points, with the two moving in opposite directions from their opener.

We brought back strategy and trading analyst Jake Fisher to get his thoughts on these shifts.

Central Michigan at Michigan State (Fri., 7 p.m. ET)
Opening Total: 51
Current Total: 45.5
ASK THE TRADER: “Under money ???? has driven this total down a bit leading up to Friday night’s interstate showdown. The weather is calling for a cooler kick with temperatures in the mid 50s and light winds. Look for Sparty’s strong defensive front to disrupt a run-first CMU attack that has yet to commit to a starting quarterback. On the other side of the ball, bettors may be down on a Michigan State offense that lost last year’s starting QB (Payton Thorne) and top wideout (Keon Coleman) to the transfer portal in the spring.”

Colorado at TCU (Sat., 12 p.m. ET)
Opening Total: 59
Current Total: 63.5
ASK THE TRADER: “Over money continues to trickle in for this showdown which holds plenty of unknowns. Colorado brought in head coach Deion Sanders along with more than 70 new players. The Horned Frogs will attempt to follow their 2022 Cinderella run with Chandler Morris, who actually beat out Max Duggan for the starting QB job last season before getting injured. Both team’s identities bode well for a shootout ???? in Forth Worth between up-tempo offenses and defensive units focused on creating turnovers and making big plays.”