2019 Early Big Game Predictions, Lines, Value Picks

2019 Early Big Game Predictions, Lines, Value Picks

College Football Predictions

2019 Early Big Game Predictions, Lines, Value Picks

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2019 Big Game Predictions 
August/September | November

Michigan State at Ohio State

Saturday, October 5
Love, love, love, love, love Ohio State this year. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate ever giving Michigan State 13.5 points, especially if the offense decides to get off the bus.

Spring Line: Ohio State -13.5
Spring Prediction: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 17

Texas at West Virginia

Saturday, October 5
There’s a solid chance the first year under Neal Brown is going to take a little while to ramp up. West Virginia could still be really good, and still lose to the Longhorns by more than four.

Spring Line: West Virginia -3.5
Spring Prediction: Texas 34, West Virginia 27

Auburn at Florida

Saturday, October 5
Sort of like earlier picks when Auburn has to go against Oregon and Texas A&M, it’s a bit hard so far in advance to see how it’s going to come together and be outstanding against this brutal schedule. Even so, this should be a bit of a defensive slugfest – 7.5 is wee bit too high.

Spring Line: Florida -7.5
Spring Prediction: Florida 24, Auburn 20

USC at Notre Dame

Saturday, October 12
USC is getting 11.5 points. Of course, the game was in LA, but last year’s Trojan team was awful, and Notre Dame was great, and going for a spot in the College Football Playoff. To repeat … USC is getting 11.5 points.

Spring Line: Notre Dame -11.5
Spring Prediction: Notre Dame 24, USC 20

Florida at LSU

Saturday, October 12
Florida came up with one of its better performances last season with a 27-19 win over LSU. Turn the tables this time around, even though being on the road hasn’t mattered all that much in the recent history of the series.

Spring Line: LSU -2.5
Spring Prediction: LSU 17, Florida 13

Alabama at Texas A&M

Saturday, October 12
Alabama is the best team in college football coming into the 2019 season – or a close second to Clemson. Even so, 13 points are a whole lot to give away to a Texas A&M team that should be fully jelled by mid-October.

Spring Line: Alabama -13
Spring Prediction: Alabama 30, Texas A&M 20

Oregon at Washington

Saturday, October 19
The kinks should be worked out with all the new starting parts on the Washington defense in what should be the Pac-12 game of the year. After last year’s thrilling 30-27 Duck win in Eugene, it’ll be another tight one going the other way.

Spring Line: Washington -6.5
Spring Prediction: Washington 23, Oregon 20

Michigan at Penn State

Saturday, October 19
42-7. It was a total and complete annihilation last year by Michigan in Ann Arbor, but Penn State whacked around the Wolverines 42-13 the season before. The year before that? Michigan won 49-10. It’s been an ugly series lately, but this one is due to be a bit closer.

Spring Line: Michigan -5.5
Spring Prediction: Michigan 26, Penn State 23

Washington State at Oregon

Saturday, October 26
Wazzu tagged the Ducks 34-20 in Pullman last season to make it four in a row in the series. The last time Oregon beat the Cougars in Eugene was 2013. The streak ends here in a fun, high-scoring battle.

Spring Line: Oregon -6.5
Spring Prediction: Oregon 38, Washington State 30

Auburn at LSU

Saturday, October 26
The last three were each decided by five points or fewer. Auburn could win this outright, and covering with the way these two defenses will play shouldn’t be an issue.

Spring Line: LSU -7.5
Spring Prediction: LSU 20, Auburn 17

Texas at TCU

Saturday, October 26
By the time gametime rolls around, Texas will be favored. Even if you like TCU to pull this off, several months in advance, the Longhorns as any sort of an underdog is a phenomenal value.

Spring Line:TCU -2
Spring Prediction: Texas 19, TCU 17

Notre Dame at Michigan

Saturday, October 26
Again, right now it’s about value. Michigan is going to be more than a touchdown better than the Irish in terms of talent and experience, but there’s a shot the Irish reload instantly. This could be closer to around 3ish come late October.

Spring Line: Michigan -8.5
Spring Prediction: Michigan 23, Notre Dame 17

Wisconsin at Ohio State

Saturday, October 26
Even if Ohio State is amazing – and it will be – giving away nine to a Badger team that should have the quarterback and O line figured out weeks before this is way too scary.

Spring Line: Ohio State -9
Spring Prediction: Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 20

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