College Football Picks: Week 10

College football lines, spreads and predictions for Week 10

Week 9 Recap: We went 5-2 overall with Iowa, Kentucky and Navy all getting wins ATS, raising our two week earnings to $89.33. As a note, all wagers are at -110 odds and I make the majority of my plays the morning after opening lines have been released. Visit http://www.vegasinsider.com for updated points and spreads.

Arguably the best game slate of the college football season, so let’s find the winners and make some money.

Pitt (+7.5) at Virginia (This Panther team is ridiculously unpredictable and Virginia isn’t known for blowing anyone out. Clemson might run away with the Atlantic title, but no team seems to want to win the Coastal division, so let’s keep the chaos rolling and bank on a close one.) 

Nebraska (+21.5) at Ohio State (I grabbed this line early and by publication it’ll probably be around 17. This Buckeye team can’t run, or stop the run. Huskers have rolled off two straight and look much improved with a healthy Adrian Martinez/Devine Ozigbo combo.) 

Georgia Tech (-4.5) at North Carolina (UNC has an abysmal run defense and Tech loves to run. The Tar Heels season is virtually over, while the Yellow Jackets are fighting for bowl eligibility.) 

NC State (-6.5) vs Florida State (The ‘Noles are terrible and the Wolfpack can put up points at the very least. In a battle between two reeling teams, I’ll take the one with more to play for.) 

WVU (+2.5) at Texas (Hoped this game would bump to a field goal for added support but the line hasn’t budged. This is the make or break game for Will Grier’s long-shot Heisman campaign and Texas just let a former walk-on throw for 321 yards and 3 touchdowns.) 

Iowa (+3) at Purdue (Two weeks ago, I would’ve taken Purdue -3 and not thought twice about it. That of course, was before I watched their pitiful performance against Michigan State.)

Penn State (+12) at Michigan (I am still not convinced Shea Patterson is a quality starters and two scores seems like a stretch for a team with a mediocre offense.)

Florida (-5.5) vs Missouri (I’ll take Florida to win this game by a touchdown in The Swamp. Mizzou is 0-4 in the SEC and the #11 Gators still have plenty to play for with being the highest two-loss team in the first CFP poll.) 

Northwestern (+10.5) vs Notre Dame (Betting against Notre Dame to cover the spread has netted me $32 in profits this year. Pat Fitzgerald and his Wildcats have a chance to make history at home and they almost pulled off a stunner against Michigan earlier this season.)

LA Tech (+24) at Miss. St (This is the same LA Tech team that only trailed LSU by 3 points in the 4th. State Bulldogs should win, but don’t be surprised if the Tech Bulldogs hang around in Starkville.)

LSU (+15) vs Alabama (I firmly believe no one is beating Bama but LSU won’t back down and Death Valley should be electric. Westgate has raised their spread to +15 so grab the extra half point and join me in praying that Tua is mortal.) 

Texas Tech (+13.5) vs Oklahoma (Grab anything above 10.5 as Tech dominated OK State and kept WVU and Iowa State within 10. Oklahoma is rolling, but craziness is always expected under the lights in Lubbock.) 

USC (Pick ’em) vs Oregon State (Trojans have seemingly settled for mediocrity, although they should have enough athletes to beat a bad Beavers squad that is 1-19 against FBS foes. This one opened as a surprise pick’em and has since bounced to two touchdowns.) 

Stanford (+10) at Washington (The Pac-12 tends to cannibalize itself each week, so don’t be shocked if the Cardinal pull the upset. Neither team has been impressive and Washington quarterback Jake Browning was benched in their loss against Cal.) 

Utah State (+18) at Hawaii (Utah State likes to pummel teams, they’ve won three of their last four by over 25 points. Hawaii is highly pummel-able and just lost to Fresno State by 30.) 

O/U Picks:

Kentucky vs Georgia (Under 46.5) (I’ve never been more unsure on what to play in a game. I wanted to sit on the sidelines and not make a bet, but this is the presumptive SEC East Championship game and I can let my readers down. My mind says UGA in a blowout, but my heart loves this Wildcat defense. I expect a slug fest between the trenches, with both teams struggling to score.) **I have bought two points to raise the total, lowering my payout to +100**

Boston College at Virginia Tech (Under 57.5) (Each time I ran my simulation, I came out with a final around 48. I like 28-20 for the score, which sits safely under the current line.)  

College Gameday Pick ’em: 

Alabama-24 vs LSU-13 (LSU keeps things close going into the half, but Tua and the Tide are too much for the Tigers, who fail to produce offensively.)

Overall: 8-6 (57%)

ATS: 5-4

O/U: 1-2

Gameday: 2-0

Earnings: +$89.33

College Football Picks: Week 9

College football lines, spreads and predictions for week 9

Week 8 Recap: We hit home runs with Stanford and LSU but with the remaining four picks missing, it’s time to right the ship and cash in this week.

Spread Picks: 

Navy (+24.5) vs Notre Dame (Midshipman aren’t great but 25 points is a lot to cover and the Fighting Irish have a tendency to allow bad teams to hang around.)

Kentucky (+7) at Missouri (As if they needed any extra motivation, 12th ranked Wildcats are the undercats against Tigers, who are 0-3 in SEC play.)

Iowa (+7.5) at Penn State (Hawkeyes are a solid football team and Nittany Lions have historically struggled against Iowa. Expect a barnburner in Happy Valley.) 

Colorado State (-1.5) vs Wyoming (Cowboys have the second worst scoring offense in the country, while CSU is desperate for wins to become bowl eligible.) 

Texas A&M (+3) at Mississippi State (Another ranked SEC team that opens as the surprise underdog. Kellen Mond has improved each week and the Bulldog’s offense is pitiful.) 

O/U Picks:

Oregon at Arizona Under 65 (This Duck squad has offensive shortcomings and Arizona doesn’t even know who their quarterback will be. I think 38-16 is a reasonable score and well under the line.)

College Gameday Pick ’em: (No money here, just channeling my inner Lee Corso)

Georgia-28 vs Florida-24 (In what could decide the SEC East, Georgia wins the most anticipated game this rivalry has seen since the Tim Tebow-Mark Rict era. Florida has improved but still needs a year to develop defensively.)

Overall: 3-4

ATS: 2-2

O/U: 0-2

Gameday: 1-0

Earnings: +$11.20

College Football Picks: Week 8

College football lines, spreads and predictions for week 8

No frills or flash. Just a quick six picks.

Spread Picks: 

Stanford (-2.5) vs Arizona State (Cardinal win by a touchdown against reeling Sun Devils who have dropped 3 of 4)

Memphis (+9.5) vs Missouri (Potential “upset”; At the very least, MU Tigers aren’t 10 points better than UM Tigers) 

Kentucky (-11.5) vs Vanderbilt (Wildcats defense is the real deal and Vandy can’t score. The Bluegrass Cats are still tied for 1st in the East and should roll.)

LSU (-6.5) vs Mississippi State (On the road in Death Valley doesn’t fare well for a Bulldog squad averaging 12 points/game in SEC play)


O/U Picks:

NC State vs Clemson Over 56 (Expect a shoot-out. Clemson D-Line is stellar, but big plays have been a problem and Wolfpack have a gunslinger in Ryan Finley)

Michigan State vs Michigan Over 41 (These two have combined for 40+ in 13 of last 16 meetings)


College Gameday Pick ’em: (No money here, just channeling my inner Corso)

Oregon-39 vs Wazzu-42 (Cougs prevail in Pullman, making Pac-12 the first Power 5 conference to officially eliminate itself from national title contention)

Overall Record: 0-0

ATS: 0-0

O/U: 0-0

Gameday: 0-0