10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 11
What ten games appear to be the best bets and the best picks against the spread going into Week 11? Here you go. Enjoy.
I’m still above .500. You don’t want to be on the wrong side of history when the ten-team parlay hits – like this week.
Enough playing around. Ten big calls coming up, and in advance, you’re welcome.
Of course, these are all just for fun and giggles. So here you go with the ten best picks and predictions against the spread for Week 10.
10 Best ATS Picks So Far: 35-34-1
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Starting with five that didn’t quite make the cut, but are still spicy …
Week 11: 10 Best Predictions ATS
Line: Georgia -2, o/u: 49
ATS PICK: Georgia
Auburn is fantastic with a defense good enough to slow down and stop the Georgia running game, but the Bulldog defense is too good, and yes, there is a reason this is the No. 1 team in the country. We’re going to be looking back next week wondering why there was so much concern about this.
Line: FIU -9.5, o/u: 48
ATS PICK: FIU
FIU doesn’t have a big-time offense and it could struggle to come up with a few scores to put this away, but the defense will hold down an Old Dominion O that came up with six points in last week’s win over Charlotte. The Golden Panther D has allowed ten points or fewer in four of the last seven games.
Line: Kansas State -1, o/u: 62
ATS PICK: West Virginia
Continuing with an ongoing theory that West Virginia is better than anyone wants to believe – getting the pick over Iowa State right last week – Kansas State is going to be tough at home, but the secondary is awful. Will Grier and the Mountaineer O will roll in a shootout.
Line: Southern Miss -10, o/u: 49
ATS PICK: Southern Miss
This is purely an anti-Rice pick. The Owls have lost seven of their nine games this year by double-digits, and now they have to deal with a reeling Southern Miss team that couldn’t score over the last two weeks and needs a win to go bowling. No, the Golden Eagle O isn’t explosive. It won’t matter.
Line: Middle Tennessee -13, o/u: 50
ATS PICK: Middle Tennessee
Charlotte might be getting back QB Hasaan Klugh, but it still won’t be enough. Middle Tennessee is getting enough defense to keep down a 49er O that scored seven points or fewer in five of the nine games so far. With QB Brent Stockstill back, the Blue Raiders beat UTEP 30-3 last week. Expect more of the same.
5. UConn at UCF
Line: UCF -39.5, o/u: 63.5
ATS PICK: UConn
This is so painful – UCF just just so good, and UConn’s defense is so sketchy. But to win by 40? It might not be that far off, but that’s too much to give to a team that has the offense to put up at least 20 points in a possible shootout.
Line: Michigan -17, o/u: 47.5
ATS PICK: Michigan
The line has shot up, opening at Michigan -14 and only growing larger. The Wolverine offense might have a few problems on the road, but it won’t matter. The running game will be fine, the defense will be fantastic, and Maryland might be down to its fourth quarterback if Max Bortenschlager can’t go. The Wolverines won’t have a problem even if he can.
Line: Boise State -6, o/u: 57.5
ATS PICK: Boise State
The Broncos appear to be on a mission.
San Diego State had the Mountain West’s most dominant defense until it lost to Boise State 24-7. So far this year, the Broncos have allowed 14 points or fewer in seven of the nine games – and lost those other two. They also won all of those seven games by well over six points.
Considering Colorado State lost to Air Force 45-28 the last time it was at home, Boise State will keep on rolling.
Line: Notre Dame -3, o/u: 59.5
ATS PICK: Notre Dame
How many more times do you need to see Notre Dame rock and roll before you believe just how real this whole thing is?
Josh Adams is going, and so is Brandon Wimbush, rolling behind the NFL-caliber offensive front that’s playing as well as any in college football.
Was there a problem against USC? No. How about NC State? Really, no. But on the road against Michigan State? By 20, and the Irish ripped Boston College, too.
As good as Miami might be, the offense is just okay, it’s not explosive enough, and the run defense won’t be able to hold up.
Line: Oklahoma -6.5, o/u: 61
ATS PICK: TCU
The prevailing belief is that Baker Mayfield and the high-powered offense will take over right away, Oklahoma will take over at home, and it’ll prove that it belongs back in the College Football Playoff hunt.
The Horned Frogs can play any style, allowing just 27 points over the last four weeks – this is the Big 12, remember – and getting the offense going when it had to against West Virginia and at Oklahoma State.
Oh yeah, remember that? The Horned Frogs beat the Cowboys by 13 on the road, and now the offense will dial it up, the defense will get to Mayfield just enough, and TCU will be the Big 12 team everyone is talking about next week.