College Football Picks - Free Weekly ATS Predictions
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Given Wisconsin's statistical advantages and better performance against common opponents, and considering the matchup is on the road, we favor Wisconsin to cover the spread in what is expected to be a closely contested game.
Considering Oregon's recent form and statistical advantages, coupled with Oregon State's challenging game against Washington, the Ducks appear to have the upper hand. While a blowout is not anticipated, we lean towards giving the points and backing Oregon in Friday night's game.
This matchup between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Clemson Tigers is set to be a showcase of tactical prowess and talent. With UNC's impressive offensive record and Clemson's home-field advantage, bettors are in for a challenging but potentially rewarding game. The key will be whether UNC's high-scoring offense can overcome Clemson's solid defense, making them a tempting pick against the spread.
Georgia is coming off perhaps its best performance of this season, Tennessee its worst. Also, the Bulldogs own a much better performance against common opponents. Also, Georgia won this match-up last season by two touchdowns, and while it might not seem like it they might be better right now than they were that day. Meanwhile, the Vols are not as good right now as they were last season. Finally, playing on the road keeps the spread just a little friendlier. We’re betting on the Bulldogs on Saturday, minus the points.
As mentioned, the Scarlett Knights have struggled to put up puts against a high-level defense, amassing seven versus Michigan, 13 vs. Wisconsin, 16 versus Ohio State, and zero against Iowa. The Nittany Lions have many top-30 defensive rankings and are top five in total yards, yards a play, rush yards, and yards per rush. Take the Under
Handicappers should consider Indiana's offensive capabilities against their defensive flaws, and Michigan State's overall performance struggles. The total points over appears to be a promising bet, with Indiana's ability to cover the spread hinging on their defense's performance.
Boston College was playing winning football until last week. Perhaps the Eagles are primed for a rebound effort this week. Pitt, meanwhile, just cant seem to get out of its own way. Also, the Eagles own the better running game and the better performance against common opponents. Were betting BC Thursday night.
While it may be popular to root against Michigan, betting on them is a different story. The Wolverines are relentlessly defeating opponents and have embraced an "us against the world" mentality. Having won decisively in last season's matchup and showing improvement, they're poised for success again. The fact that this game is on the road also makes the spread more appealing. Our pick is on the Wolverines to cover on Saturday.
This Week 11 matchup between Texas Tech and Kansas is shaping up to be an offensive showcase. With both teams featuring potent offenses and less-than-stellar defenses, the Over on total points seems like a tempting bet. Furthermore, Kansas's consistent home performance and their ability to exploit Texas Tech's defensive woes offer strong reasons to back the Jayhawks to cover the spread.
Coach Odom is doing a super job in his first season at UNLV. However, we do get the feeling the Rebels have been producing a bit over their heads, taking advantage of a weak MWC schedule so far. Meanwhile, in its two games against the top two teams in the MWC, Wyoming beat Fresno State and took Air Force to the last two minutes of the game. Our take is this game will play close, too, so we're betting the Cowboys plus the points.
Louisville has the advantage with a better QB, running game, and defense, and is still vying for important season goals. However, the Cardinals may be overvalued in this matchup. Virginia showed promising play until their last game and is expected to bounce back. While not predicting an outright upset, we suggest taking Virginia and the points.
LSU gets the check-mark on offense but Alabama gets it on defense. And we like betting on the defense in match-ups like this season. Also, the Tide own the better performance against common opponents this season, and they’ve been very good when giving up short spreads. And while Alabama’s struggled a bit on offense this season, that Tigers secondary looks vulnerable. We’ll take the Tide for Saturday night.
Considering Penn State’s stronger running game, superior defense, and recent betting trends, they have the edge in this matchup. After a less-than-stellar performance last week, we anticipate a more focused effort from the Nittany Lions. The away game also provides a more favorable spread. Our pick is Penn State, minus the points.
Boston College owns a four-game winning streak, while Syracuse owns a rather dismal four-game losing streak. The Eagles are averaging over 200 yards per game on the ground and they own the better defense. And that’s enough for us. We’re betting BC Friday night, for the win on the money line.
South Alabama looked like it was gearing up for a run, then just blew that game last week. We’re thinking the Jaguars might be prime for a bounce-back effort - or at least a cleaner one - this week. Meanwhile, Troy looks good, especially on defense. These teams look darn close, and they played a couple of close games in the last two seasons. We’re thinking this one will play close, too, so we’ll take Jags plus the points.
Ohio State is just the better team in this match-up and should win this game. The one thing the Buckeyes are not doing too well at the moment is rushing the football; perhaps they can remedy that against a Wisconsin defense that just gave up 223 yards on the ground to Illinois. Also, the Badgers are playing with a QB making his second career start. Also, playing on the road means the spread is a little friendlier toward OSU. We’re betting the Buckeyes Saturday night, minus the points.
Florida Atlantic was playing some good ball, then laid an egg last week. We consider the Owls good candidates to bounce back this week. Meanwhile, Charlotte was playing losing ball, then pulled a short upset on the road last week. We consider the 49ers good candidates for a letdown here. Also, FAU beat the 49ers soundly last season, and not a ton has changed since then. We’re betting on the Owls on Friday night.
We give Tennessee the edge in the QB match-up and with the better running game, and while Alabama might own the better defense, it's close. Also, the Volunteers outlasted the Tide last season, and basically, not all that much has changed since then. Also, Alabama has allowed 19 sacks over its last four games. We're taking Tennessee plus the points for Saturday.
SMU is just the better team in this matchup, at QB, with the running game and on defense, and should win this game outright. The Mustangs already own three wins by 20-plus points this season while Temple already owns four 3-touchdown losses. And playing on the road keeps the spread just a little friendlier for SMU. We’ll give the points with the ‘Stangs Friday night.
These teams look very close in talent and ability, but one thing sticks out to us; James Madison, thanks mainly to a stiff run defense, is out-rushing opponents by 112 YPG this season while Marshall is getting out-rushed 36 YPG. And when one team is stuffing the run and the other is getting run over, that means a lot to us. We like the Dukes for Thursday night, minus the points.