College football Week 10 betting: Alabama on upset watch
Week 10 of the College Football is season bring brand-new enjoyment after the first College Football Playoff rankings were launched on Tuesday. Many were amazed to see Ohio State ranked as the leading team in spite of ESPN BET noting Michigan (+225 ), Georgia (+250) and Florida State (+600) with much shorter chances than the Buckeyes (+700) to win the National Championship. Some of those questions may be answered this weekend as No. 5 Washington face No. 20 USC and No. 8 Alabama takes on No. 14 LSU. With a lot of betting choices to make our panel of Matt Miller, Kevin Haswell and Kevin Pulsifer break down whatever you require to understand about the weekend in college football.Odds by ESPN BET
The Michigan are presently a +225 preferred at ESPN BET to win the Championship game. With Georgia (+250), Florida State(+600)and Ohio State (+700 )rounding out the top 4. What are your thoughts on the College Football Playoff race and who do you believe has an opportunity to make a surprise appearance?Matt Miller: The committee got it right with the top four groups– even if you desire
to argue the order– and that’s what matters most for this time of year. We’ll ultimately see Michigan vs. Ohio State and have a great chance to see Oregon vs. Washington and Texas vs. Oklahoma in their particular conference title games. Having said that, I believe Oregon( +1200)is the group to enjoy here. The defense is playing lights out, the Ducks ‘offense is powerful and the experience of quarterback Bo Nix matters when it comes down to it.Kevin Haswell
: I’m going to opt for Oregon too. The Ducks have 4 games remaining on their routine season schedule and have at least a 78% chance to win
each of those games according to ESPN Analytics. If they triumph, that will position one game between them and a potential trip to the College Football Playoff, a revenge opportunity against Washington in the Pac-12 Champion. If Oregon triumphes, it will be truly difficult to keep them out of the CFP. For the value, I like Oregon to make the playoff at +160. Kevin Pulsifer: I’m shocked by sportsbooks’ hesitation to give Ohio State (+700 )more credit. ESPN Analytics’premier group has 4 wins against the FPI leading 30, consisting of Notre Dame and Penn State. Even if you think Michigan is a little much better(I believe it’s close to a wash), the title odds should not be drastically different, yet Michigan is +225 with a harder staying schedule. When it comes to a surprise team to reach the CFP, there’s just 4 teams longer than +200 noted: Alabama(+260)and Oklahoma (+300 )feel fairly priced, LSU(+550)is exceptionally unlikely as a two-loss group, so give me the 20-1 longshot with Penn State. If they beat Michigan and Michigan beats Ohio State, a 5th tiebreaker determines who gets the Big 10 title bid.No. 5 Washington (-3.5, 76.5) (+160 to win Pac-12 at ESPN BET) goes into Saturday night’s primetime matchup against No. 20 USC wanting to stay undefeated. Do you think Michael Penix Jr. and the Huskies can create a total performance versus Caleb Williams
and the Trojans or does USC pull off an upset at the Coliseum?Matt Miller: USC is reeling behind a dreadful defense and the truth that Caleb Williams ‘offense doesn’t have the star power of the leading groups in the nation when it comes to supporting casts. Williams has been asked to be a hero, and I’m doubtful he’ll be able
to put up adequate points to leading Washington’s electrical offensive playmakers.Kevin Haswell: This will be perhaps the very best quarterback match we have actually seen in college football this season. After losing to Notre Dame and Utah and hardly leaving California recently, I believe wind has actually been gotten of the Trojan’s sails. USC’s hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff are almost certainly gone. When it comes to the Huskies, they are looking to continue a wonderful, unbeaten season. In a game that suggests more for one side than the other, give me Washington(-3.5). Kevin Pulsifer: USC hasn’t covered in 6 straight games and its last 3 wins have all come over one score versus middling Pac-12 squads as double-digit favorites. Now we’re asking the Trojans to win against a top-5 team that still has everything to bet? Only 2 of Williams’34 touchdowns have been available in his two games against ranked teams. Washington is installing 40 point almost every night and USC has permitted over 40 PPG considering that mid-September. I simply don’t see a course to the Huskies losing unless they do not come prepared, which is not likely coming off consecutive unranked challengers and this matchup remaining in primetime.No. 8 Alabama (-3, 60.5)welcomes No. 14 LSU to Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon for an essential SEC matchup. Do you like the Crimson Tide to win this game or will LSU and Jayden Daniels upset the Tide for the second straight year? What are your thoughts on the SEC title race right now?Matt Miller: Gim me the Tigers! Yes, Nick Saban’s group is always tough, however LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels is having a quietly fantastic season and
needs to remain in your leading 3 Heisman candidates. Georgia (-160)is naturally the team to beat in the SEC– especially with Carson Beck looking much enhanced at quarterback– however LSU (+550)is a sly good group that has done nothing however enhance because that Week 1 loss to Florida State and the shootout loss to Ole Miss.College Select ‘Em
Select games every week and contend for rewards! Make Your Picks Kevin Haswell: Part of me wishes to choose the vengeance path and choose Alabama Saturday but Jayden Daniels and LSU’s offense has been just too excellent to overlook. Daniels (+400) has the third-shortest chances to win the Heisman, while the offense as a whole leads the FBS in overall lawns this season. While the moneyline (+135
)is luring, I ‘d
like to have the most points possible against Nick Saban. Provide me LSU +3. As
for the SEC title race, I still like Georgia to beat whoever comes out of the SEC West.Kevin Pulsifer: Alabama permitted 3 goals in the second half of the Texas loss while still attempting to pick a QB. Because committing to Jalen Milroe, the Tide are unbeaten and have actually permitted simply 3 second-half touchdowns in five games (all SEC groups, 3 with winning records in conference play). Jayden Daniels has actually been electric, however the Tigers defense has been suspect in essential minutes. These teams have dealt with 3 common challengers, both slipping past Arkansas and blowing out Mississippi State, however Ole Miss scored 55 on LSU after handling simply 10 versus Alabama, so give me the more complete group in the Tide. That most likely sets up another Alabama-Georgia clash of the titans, so get your popcorn!What is your upset pick for Week 10? Matt Miller: Texas A&M( +3)over Ole Miss. After a humiliating choice of Florida as my upset unique recently, I’m staying in the SEC and looking for the Aggies to remain on track with an underdog win on the road versus Ole Miss. The Rebels have won 4 straight games with at least 27 points scored in each victory, but A&M is fuming at the correct time and has the offensive playmakers and horses on defense to stifle Ole Miss.Kevin Haswell: In a battle of teams that took down North Carolina this season, Virginia is in some way two-point favorites in the house against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have actually won multiple games versus ranked challengers over the past 3 weeks and have looked extremely excellent. In a tightly objected to game, offer me Georgia Tech to win outright(+110). Kevin Pulsifer: I’ll ride with Arkansas over Florida, presently +195 on the moneyline and 6-point underdogs. Overlook the 0-5 SEC record for a second– the Hogs have played three top-10 teams on the road and kept them all within one rating. KJ Jefferson is a vibrant playmaker with 3 years of SEC experience and the Gators are down their leading tackler in Shemar James. Florida needs that elusive sixth win quickly however– after Arkansas, they deal with LSU, Missouri Tigers and Florida State Seminoles.Do you have any preferred bets for Week 10? Matt Miller: Notre Dame (-3 )over Clemson feels light. I would hammer that over offered the poor play of Dabo’s offense and the fact that Notre Dame is a more complete football team.
Maybe the infamous interview today from Dabo will light a fire under his group, but this seems like a game Notre Dame escapes with.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Kevin Haswell: On Saturday, I see LSU beating Alabama by doing what they do best, score. The Tigers have discussed the total in 12 consecutive games dating back to last season, an active streak that is 7 games longer than any other team in the FBS. Alabama’s offense on the other hand, is averaging 31 points per game over its last four games. Offer me the over 60.5 in LSU-Alabama Saturday.Kevin Pulsifer: The Iowa-Northwestern game has an opportunity to set records with an over/under hovering around 30(currently 30.5). But I’m aiming to the spread for my pick here and taking the Hawkeyes -5. They’ve covered this number in all however two games this season– one being a loss to Penn State and the other coming last week when an incorrect call negated a go-ahead TD that would have pressed at -5. Northwestern’s 4 losses this season have all
visited several ratings. I do not know that I recommend watching the game, however I will suggest banking on it.