Here are our picks for Week 9 of the college football regular season. Latest odds provided by Bookmaker.eu.
Virginia Tech Hokies (-2.5) vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The pick: Hokies -2.5
The first intriguing bet of the week comes on Thursday in the matchup between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Virginia Tech gets this game at home, and the key is the spread. The Hokies are listed as 2.5-point favorites, which is important since the belief is they will squeeze this one out by a field goal. Roll with Virginia Tech as the slight favorites.
UCLA Bruins vs Utah Utes (-10)
The pick: Utes -10
The UCLA Bruins are coming off a win, but it’s not very impressive to beat a bad Arizona team that was missing its quarterback. UCLA is at home and is facing off a much more talented foe in the Utah Utes. Utah is a 10-point favorite on the road but don’t get scared away by that number. UCLA is not a good team this year and will not be competitive in this showdown.
Washington State Cougars (-3) vs Stanford Cardinal
The pick: Cougars -3
The Washington State Cougars are coming off a big win over Oregon and now must hit the road to play Stanford. Washington State is much better at home, but it is the more talented team. This is a big clash of styles and one the Cardinal usually wins. However, the Cougars are the choice to not only cover the three-point spread but to pull the upset on the moneyline.
Georgia Bulldogs vs Florida Gators (+7)
The pick: Gators +7
The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators are preparing for a critical top-10 clash in Jacksonville. Florida has surprised many with its play this year but is still not getting a ton of respect as it is the seven-point underdog. That spread is too high. Take the Gators to at least cover, and a lucrative moneyline payout is another intriguing option.
Texas A&M Aggies vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
The pick: Aggies +2.5
The Texas A&M Aggies are another underdog with a chance at pulling off an upset. They must hit the road to face off against Mississippi State and its talented defense. While the Bulldogs are great at stopping people, they aren’t too good at actually scoring themselves. Texas A&M is the more well-rounded team and the choice to capture this upset win.
Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan State Spartans (-2.5)
The pick: Spartans -2.5
The Purdue Boilermakers are riding high after demolishing the Ohio State Buckeyes last time out. Will that momentum carry over into this Week 9 road matchup against Michigan State? Don’t count on it. The Spartans lost a tough one last time out to Michigan but will be able to bounce back at home in this one and cover as the 2.5-point favorites.
Oregon Ducks (-9.5) vs Arizona Wildcats
The pick: Ducks -9.5
For the most intriguing wager of the week, let’s take a look at the matchup between Oregon Ducks and Arizona Wildcats. As mentioned earlier, Arizona is coming off a loss to a bad UCLA team. While the Wildcats are headed home, they are not nearly as talented as Oregon and will be the 9.5-point underdog.
Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate hopes to play in this one after missing time with an ankle injury, but that is up in the air. Either way, Oregon is the much better team and should be able to run away with this victory. The best wager in Week 9 of the college football schedule is Oregon to cover as the 9.5-point favorite against the Wildcats.
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