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Ohio vs Nevada Spread for 2020 Idaho Potato Bowl Takes Massive Leap Hours Before Kickoff

By David Hayes
Nevada WR Ben Putnam hauls in a pass in a game against San Diego State.
Nevada WR Ben Putnam hauls in a pass in a game against San Diego State. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

While many college football fans have started tuning out of the 2019-20 bowl season with most of the major games outside of the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship already in the books, at least one sports bettor is still locked in on this year's Famous Idaho Potato Bowl between the Ohio Bobcats and Nevada Wolf Pack.

Ohio vs Nevada Spread

When the 2020 Idaho Potato Bowl spread was first released by FanDuel Sportsbook on Sunday, Dec. 8, Ohio opened as a 6.5-point favorite. Fast forward a few weeks to 10:33 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 1 (the morning of the game) and the Bobcats had moved by just a single point to 7.5-point favorites, according to oddsFire. However, less than three full hours later, Ohio had climbed all the way to a whopping 10-point favorite at 1:13 p.m. EST this afternoon.

At the time this article was written (approximately 2 p.m. EST), Ohio had been bet back down to a 9.5-point (-115) favorite over the Wolf Pack for Friday's 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl kickoff at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Watching a football game's spread move by a few points over a lengthier period of time is nothing new in the world of sports gambling, but witnessing a game's spread bounce by more than 3.0 points in either direction in a matter of hours is rather unique.

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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.