Free NCAAF Expert Picks

Dig into every Top-25 betting line from this week in college football – from point spreads to over/unders to moneylines – with our expert picks.

Bookies Tipster Dan Kilbridge
Dan Kilbridge
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Veteran journalist Dan Kilbridge is Bookies.com’s NCAA football analyst/handicapper. He has covered sports betting and college sports for more than decade.
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Utah over Oregon
No chance we’re hopping off the Utes gravy train. They’ve covered eight games in a row and now have a seriously legitimate shot at the College Football Playoff. Oregon continues to regress and hasn’t looked the same for a month. The Ducks only managed 24 points last week against an Oregon State defense allowing 445.7 yards per game. Utah has the No. 3-ranked defense in the country and has scored 30 or more points in all but one game this season. No-brainer here.
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Ohio State over Wisconsin
This Buckeyes offense in a dome is gonna be something else. They put up 38 points against Wisconsin during a monsoon in Columbus and should turn this thing into a track meet from the start. Michigan is pretty similar to Wisconsin defensively and didn’t stand a chance last week, with J.K. Dobbins running wild and Justin Fields doing whatever he wanted. We’re expecting more of that this week at Lucas Oil. Buckeyes by three touchdowns at least.
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Oklahoma over Baylor
The Sooners broke out of a funk with a solid win at Oklahoma State and never let the Cowboys offense get going. OU already beat Baylor once this season without star receiver CeeDee Lamb. He’s back in the lineup, and that 25-point comeback win over Baylor last month should give the Sooners plenty of confidence. They had 525 yards of offense and possessed the ball for 41:11, falling behind due to turnovers and penalties. We’ve seen enough to believe OU gets it done in more convincing fashion this time around.
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Cincinnati over Memphis
Weird one here in a rematch of last week’s 10-point Memphis win. Same venue, too. A lot of things went wrong for the Bearcats in that one. Memphis housed the opening kick for a 7-0 lead and Cincinnati turned it over three times. But a balanced Bearcats offense put up 407 yards and controlled time of possession while covering the +11 spread. It was a 3-point game with five minutes to go and the Bearcats know they let one slip away. They should make the most of a second chance just seven days later.
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Georgia over LSU
LSU has only played one great defense this season. That Auburn squad held the Tigers to a season-low 23 points and nearly pulled off an upset with a 3-point loss in Death Valley. The Bulldogs were 11-point underdogs in the 2018 title game and took Alabama to the wire. Betting against Joe Burrow and this offense is unsettling, but from a matchup standpoint the Bulldogs should be able to limit the damage far more efficiently than others. Georgia has way more to play for and responded well to adversity all season long. We’re expecting a one-score game in Atlanta.
David Caraviello has covered college football and basketball betting extensively for Bookies.com and has reported from the NCAA Final Four, Paradise Jam and every SEC football stadium during his career.
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Ohio State over Wisconsin
Although Ohio State covered just one of its final three regular season games, the Buckeyes have been the most consistent team in college football this season, and their 9-3 mark against the spread tied for the best nationally. Wisconsin earned a Big Ten title game berth by thumping a Minnesota squad that wasn’t as good as many wanted it to be, but that was one of just two covers for the Badgers in their past six games. It’s also hard to forget that 38-7 Ohio State rout in October.
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Oregon over Utah
Bettors have fallen in love with the Utes, and with good reason, given they’ve covered in eight straight games, many by healthy margins. But Oregon will be the best team they’ve played all season, and the line for this Pac-12 title tilt against the Ducks just looks too big. Oregon has covered in four of its last six, and despite the presence of high-powered offensive players, expect a close, low-scoring grinder between the two best defenses in the league.
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Baylor over Oklahoma
Barely a month ago, Baylor was an almost identical underdog to the Sooners and ran out to an 28-3 lead before falling 34-31, though still notching one of four straight covers to end the regular season. The Big 12 title game could bring more of the same, given that Oklahoma has been a train wreck against the spread, covering just twice in its last eight outings. Sooners QB Jalen Hurts hasn’t finished as strong as he started, and he goes back up against an excellent Baylor defense that forced three turnovers in the teams’ last meeting.
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Cincinnati over Memphis
Cincinnati covered as a 14-point underdog. The spread is smaller this time around in the American title game, but it’s only natural to assume that two meetings in two weeks can further narrow the gap. Memphis is at home and has been the more reliable cover as of late, but Cincinnati has the superior defense—one which showed last week that it could bottle up Kenneth Gainwell, the Tigers’ best player.
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Clemson over Virginia
Since its close call at North Carolina, Clemson has been absolutely hammering people, covering six of seven—the aberration in that span a 45-point win over Wofford against a 47-point line. Virginia might present the best defense the Tigers have seen this season, but the ACC is so bad, it’s hard to judge this title game by what the Hoos have done against everyone else. Clemson is a different animal, and Dabo Swinney is on the disrespect warpath, so brace yourself for another blowout by the reigning national champions.

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The team you like is favored to win big, and you like that bet but don’t want to risk $900 to win $100. That’s where our expert college football picks against the spread come in to play. Betting against the spread in college football means not only are you betting on a team to win, you need them to win by a certain amount in order to cash your ticket. Say Alabama has a moneyline of -900 against Texas A&M. That equates to point spread of about 16 points, meaning Alabama would need to win by 17 or more for you to win. You only risk $110 to win $100, which might make you more comfortable.

You can also do the reverse. Maybe you like Texas A&M in that game. A $100 bet would win you $510 on the moneyline. Not a bad return. But if you’d rather be a bit more cautious, you can take Texas A&M and the points, giving you a much better chance at cashing a ticket, even if it is for a smaller payout.

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