Saturday Night College Football Picks

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PUBLISHED: Thursday, December 5th, 2019
LAST UPDATE: 01:18 pm, Thu, December 5, 2019

Saturday Night College Football Picks
The 2019 college football betting season is coming to a close with a number of teams looking to qualify 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...

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December 7th, 2019

The 2019 college football betting season is coming to a close with a number of teams looking to qualify 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 championship 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 14 NFL slate! 

College Football Odds

Cincinnati +9

Memphis -9

Over/Under 57.5 

Bearcats vs. Tigers Prediction 

Cincinnati and Memphis part deux is set to go down from the Liberty Bowl on Saturday afternoon in a rematch from last week’s tilt that saw Memphis log the 34-24 win and non-cover as 13.5-point favorites. I warned of Michael Warren II and the Bearcats defense giving Memphis some issues in the matchup, and each prognostication proved to be correct. Brady White only managed 233 passing yards and a 2:1 TD/INT ratio, while the Bearcats stud RB1 chewed up 122 yards and a score on 21 overall totes of the rock. But now that Mike Norvell and his staff have exact game film of their kids matching up against the ‘Natti, I fully expect the Tigers better overall talent to take control and get the job done in the second go round. Kenneth Gainwell was severely held in check last Saturday with just 87 scoreless yards. Don’t look for that to occur this time around. A better balanced plan of attack should see Memphis come out on top once again; this time by margin. 

College Football Odds

Baylor +9

Oklahoma -9

Over/Under 64 

Bears vs. Sooners Prediction 

Baylor came out of nowhere to win 11 games this season to punch its ticket to the Big 12 title game. The one defeat just so happened to come against the same Oklahoma Sooners squad they’ll match wits with in Saturday’s rematch. The first showdown saw Boomer Sooner squeak out the 34-31 win and non-cover as decided 10.5-point favorites. The fact that OU only managed to win the game by a field goal even though it owned a near 23-minute advantage in the time of possession battle lets it be known that it’s giving up way too many points in this neutral field bout. The Bears special teams held a major advantage outgaining the Sooners 147-77, and the team only committed one penalty to OU’s seven. On top of that, it forced five Oklahoma fumbles but only managed to recover two of them along with picking Jalen Hurts off once. The opportunities were there for it to win the game. If it can put forth another body of work like that in the rematch, it just might be able to cash a +267 money line ticket this time around! 

College Football Odds

Georgia +7

LSU -7

Over/Under 55 

Bulldogs vs. Tigers Prediction 

While Joe Burrow and the LSU offense gets all the pub, Coach O has himself one heck of a defense as well with it allowing just over 22 points per game (No. 31). Regardless of the fact that the Tigers have cashed over tickets in eight of 12 played games, I foresee points being tougher to come by for Burrow and company on Saturday night. That has everything to do with the likely Heisman Trophy winner running up against a Georgia Bulldogs defense that just might be the best in the country. The Dawgs concede an average of 10.4 points per game with the 20-points scored by South Carolina in its shocking overtime upset back in Week 7 the high water mark. On top of that, UGA gives up next to nothing on the ground (No. 2) and limited opposing passing attacks to an average of just 186 yards per game. Unfortunately, UGA’s defense is going to need to play out of its mind to hang in this one with Jake Fromm and the offense leaving much to be desired should LSU make things tough for D’Andre Swift on the ground. I could be playing with fire backing the under in an LSU game, but I think this matchup finds a way to play to a lower than expected final score.