10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 9

10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 9

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10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 9


What ten college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks against the spread going into Week 9? Here you go. Enjoy.

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Here are the ten games that look to be a wee bit favorable …

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10. Penn State at Michigan State

LINE: Penn State -6.5
ATS PICK: Michigan State
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That’s right … keep doubting Penn State.

Michigan did cover last week thanks to its late comeback, and Iowa came within a two-point conversion of covering a few weeks ago, but that’s sort of the point here. Penn State is coming off two straight nasty games and gets a week off after this. Michigan State is at home after getting two weeks off to recharge. Mark Dantonio’s defense is beyond overdue for something special.

9. Liberty at Rutgers

LINE: Liberty -7
ATS PICK: Liberty
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This is insane, right?

It’s LIBERTY, and Rutgers is a Big Ten team.

The Flames just gave up 44 to Maine. Their best win the year is over Buffalo. They got rolled by Louisiana and shut out be what’s now an awful Syracuse team.

They got pushed by New Mexico and New Mexico State – no one gets pushed by New Mexico and New Mexico State unless they’re playing each other.

The problem is that Rutgers, really, really, really can’t score, putting up seven points or fewer in five of its last six games. This might not seem right, but you also might be kicking yourself if you miss out on what might be more obvious than we all think.

8. UCF at Temple

LINE: UCF -10.5
ATS PICK: Temple
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This is Part One of the double-digit home dog portion of the program – Part Two coming up next.

Temple might just win this outright, and it’s getting 10.5.

It’s a great home team so far, stunning Maryland back when it seemed like that offense was going to be a thing, and it handed Memphis its first loss of the season a few weeks ago. The Owls are 4-0 at home, they have the firepower to hang with the Knights, and they should be able to keep this within single-digits in what should be a firefight.

7. USC at Colorado

LINE: USC -13.5
ATS PICK: Colorado
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Colorado has become a hot mess. The offense has fizzled to nothing, the defense is consistently getting hammered for 30 points or more, and the team has lost three straight and four of its last five. And …

USC stinks on the road. It’s a Friday night game and the home team is getting 13.5 – don’t mess with the trend.

Granted, playing Notre Dame and Washington had something to do with the 0-3 road record, but there’s a loss to BYU in there, too. USC is 4-0 at home, though – it’s just a different team in LA.

By the way, USC is going to miss the snow that’s expected for the weekend, but the team is about to play in 45-degree weather.

It”s going to be 91 in Los Angeles tomorrow.

6. Auburn at LSU

LINE: LSU -10.5
ATS PICK: Auburn
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At some point Joe Burrow is going to Joe Burrow and he won’t be the most accurate passer in the history of college football – which he’s on pace to be, at the moment. Like the Auburn defensive line that might be the best in college football, and give some respect to those other Tigers who have the makeup to stroll into this and potentially pull it off outright. It’s the SEC in the afternoon game. It’s going to be interesting.

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