Saturday Night College Football Picks

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PUBLISHED: Thursday, November 28th, 2019
LAST UPDATE: 12:18 pm, Thu, November 28, 2019

Saturday Night College Football Picks
The 2019 college football betting season is getting down to the nitty gritty with a number of teams making dashes for the College Football Playoff. The betting lines are the tightest they’ve been all season with linemakers having ample data on every...

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November 28th, 2019

The 2019 college football betting season is getting down to the nitty gritty with a number of teams making dashes for the College Football Playoff. The betting lines are the tightest they’ve been all season with linemakers having ample data on every team to this point of the season. Even so, there’s value to be had during rivalry week, and I’ve pinpointed three spots worthy of investing in. Without further ado, let’s put the Saturday night college football picks slate under the microscope and see if we can come up with a few winners to fatten the bankroll up for Sunday’s Week 13 NFL slate! 

College Football Odds

FIU +7.5

Marshall -7.5

Over/Under 49 

Golden Panthers vs. Thundering Herd Prediction 

FIU shocked the heck out of me and the rest of the college football betting world when they upset the Miami Hurricanes as 21-point underdogs last weekend. They entered the tilt losers in two of their last three to Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic falling by an average of 31.5-points per game. On top of that, they failed to cover at online sportsbooks in four straight. Regardless, James Morgan and Anthony Jones each had huge showings against the best defense they ran up against all season to secure the shocking 30-24 outright win and cover. Now that the team’s been treated like royalty for the last week and they’ve done nothing but read their press clippings, they have to jump on a plane for Huntington, WV and run with a Thundering Herd squad fighting tooth and nail with FAU for the CUSA East division title. The Owls don’t kick-off until later in the day, so Marshall knows full well that if it handles its business all it can do is hope and pray Southern Miss finds a way to pull the upset. There won’t be any upset at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday; not with so much on the line for the Herd! 

College Football Odds

Wyoming +11

Air Force -11

Over/Under 41 

Cowboys vs. Falcons Prediction 

Wyoming has been a solid moneymaker for CFB bettors this season with the Cowboys logging 7-4 records both SU and ATS. I did a double-take when gendering the week’s lines when I saw the Flyboys laying double-digits against a team I know they’ve struggled with in the past; immensely! After doing more digging, I discovered Air Force has managed just a pair of wins in the last eight overall meetings. On top of that, they last covered the spread against the Cowboys dating all the way back to 2008. That’s a span of 10 straight games that Air Force failed to cover in the recent rivalry yet they’re laying 11-points this weekend. “Things that make you go hmmm.” Adding to the bewilderment of this betting line is that it actually opened -10.5 and has since been bought up. That right there is enough for me to not fall for the trap of taking the plentiful points with Wyoming who’sowned the recent rivalry and gone 3-2 ATS getting points to date. Instead, I’ll lay ‘em with the Falcons. 

College Football Odds

Arizona +14

Arizona State -14

Over/Under 59.5 

Wildcats vs. Sun Devils Prediction 

The Pac-12 South was nothing if not a dumpster fire of mediocrity this season. Much of the division’s struggles were because of both U of A and ASU with each grossly failing to live up to expectations. Granted, the Sun Devils are lacing their bowling shoes up once again, but a possible fifth place finish wasn’t what was expected in the second season of the Herm Edwards regime. Arizona on the other hand just might be the biggest underachiever in the country. So much so that there are rumblings coming out of Tucson that this could be Kevin Sumlin’s last game overlooking the program should it be lost. Since getting out to a solid 4-1 start to their 2019 campaign, Arizona has gone on to lose six straight games both SU and ATS. Because of it, Saturday night’s throw down with Arizona State will represent their bowl game. Up until last week’s shocking 31-28 upset of Oregon as 13-point underdogs, ASU had dropped each of its previous four games and failed to cover each matchup. Now they’re being asked to lay two touchdowns against a team they stole a 41-40 decision from last season. Throw the records out for this one and look for Arizona to step up and cover the number if not win the game outright!