Updated on 09/15/2011 2:21PM

Players lose for third straight week (10/29)


For some reason, there wasn't as much line movement Sunday night at the Stardust "lottery" - in which some of the city's heavy hitters take a first crack at the opening football lines. A contributing factor might be because it was the third straight losing weekend for bettors.

In college games for next week, 12 of the 15 line moves were toward the underdog (the New Mexico-San Diego St. game that opened pick-'em). A notable exception was Michigan, which opened as a 5-point favorite vs. Michigan St. and was bet up to 6 1/2.

In the NFL, all four line moves were toward the favorite - the Bears, Dolphins, Seahawks and Raiders drawing action.

Last week, college line moves were 14-14 and are now 93-75 (55 percent) for the season. NFL line moves went 3-6 and are barely profitable for the season at 19-17 (52.8 percent).