All odds are from Las Vegas Westgate SportsBook via Oddsshark.com.
Last week wasn’t our best showing (SU: 5-4, ATS: 3-5-1) but we are gonna get back on track this week.
Saturday, November 4th
7 Penn State (7-1, 4-1) (-8.5) at 24 Michigan State (6-2, 4-1)
12 PM ET on FOX
Both teams are looking to bounce back from heartbreaking losses last week. Penn State blew an 18-point lead against Ohio State in the Shoe, 39-38, and Michigan State lost in three overtimes at Northwestern, 39-31. Penn State is still alive for the playoff and the B1G championship, but they need some help. The Nitanny Lions have more to play for and more firepower than the Spartans. Penn State wins and covers.
Penn State 31, Michigan State 21
South Carolina (6-2, 4-2) at 1 Georgia (8-0, 5-0) (-24)
3:30 PM ET on CBS
The Georgia Bulldogs are ranked number 1 in the country for the first time since when Herschel Walker was roaming around campus. With four games left in the regular season before a possible showdown with Alabama in Atlanta, the Bulldogs can’t afford to look ahead. This game feels like a trap game, as South Carolina, led by sophomore QB Jake Bentley, is loaded with young talent. Georgia’s defense and running game will be too much for the Gamecocks to handle, but they won’t win by as much as Vegas suggests. Take the points here.
Georgia 35, South Carolina 17
21 Stanford (6-2, 5-1) at 25 Washington State (7-2, 4-2) (-2)
3:30 ET on FOX
Both teams did not play well last week, with Stanford barely beating a one-win Oregon State 15-14, and Washington State dropping a game to Arizona 58-37. Washington State’s normally potent passing game has gone cold in recent weeks. Stanford will start QB K.J. Costello, as they are looking towards the future. Bryce Love, who should play after sitting out last week, will be the difference as he will gash a Cougar D that struggles with the run.
Stanford 38, Washington State 31
4 Clemson (7-1, 5-1) (-7.5) at 20 NC State (6-2, 4-0)
3:30 PM ET on ABC
This game is for first place in the ACC Atlantic, and a loss will effectively end Clemson’s season. NC State is coming off a back-breaking loss at Notre Dame, 35-14, and Clemson just beat Georgia Tech 24-10 at home. A healthy Kelly Bryant will be the key here, and Clemson’s defense will shut down the Wolfpack offense. The Tigers will comfortably win on the road.
Clemson 27, NC State 10
5 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1) at 11 Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1) (-2.5)
4:00 PM ET on FOX
Bedlam. College Gameday is in town as the biggest game in recent memory of this rivalry will take place in Stillwater. With huge Playoff and Big 12 implications, this one should be a classic Big 12 shootout. Heisman candidates Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph will go back and forth for 60 minutes and I can see this one going either way. I gotta give this one to the home team.
Oklahoma State 45, Oklahoma 40
Texas (4-4, 3-2) at 8 TCU (7-1, 4-1) (-7)
7:15 PM ET on ESPN
TCU is reeling following their stunning 14-7 loss at Iowa State last week. They welcome to Fort Worth a Texas Longhorn team that is way better than their .500 record suggests. TCU will still be shaken up from their last outing, and Sam Ehlinger (Shane Buechele?? Give us an answer, Tom Herman) will lead his team past the Horned Frogs on the road.
Texas 34, TCU 24
19 LSU (6-2, 3-1) at 2 Alabama (8-0, 5-0) (-21.5)
8:00 PM on CBS
The SEC’s best rivalry of the last decade will play its 2017 edition under the lights in T-Town. Both teams are coming off of their bye weeks. LSU has found new life in the last month or so after a rough September, and they are primed to give mighty Alabama all it can. The Tide are just too disciplined and too good to lose to a team they outclass talent-wise. 21.5 is a lot of points, though, especially in what should be a low-scoring game. In last year’s game, 10 points were scored.
Alabama 17, LSU 6
13 Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1) (-2.5) at 10 Miami (7-0, 5-0)
8:00 PM ET on ABC
Miami has struggled in recent weeks but has continued to find ways to win, beating a dreadful UNC team 24-19 last week. Virginia Tech has been on a roll since their loss to Clemson, rattling off 3 straight wins including a 24-3 triumph vs Duke last week. The undefeated Canes’ trapeze act doesn’t look like it can last much longer. It will end on Saturday, when the Hokies will take care of business in South Beach, vaulting themselves into the thick of the playoff conversation.
Virginia Tech 30, Miami 24
22 Arizona (6-2, 4-1) at 17 USC (7-2, 5-1) (-7.5)
10:45 PM ET on ESPN
Some quarterback named Khalil Tate has burst onto the college football scene over the last couple of weeks by virtue of breaking seemingly every Arizona single-game rushing record. USC got back on track with a 38-17 win over Arizona State last week, and Arizona continued its surge by ripping through Washington State, 58-37. Arizona is still too much of an unknown to me for me to pick them straight up in a hostile environment against USC. However, their offense should be good enough to keep them within a touchdown of the Trojans in this #Pac12AfterDark showdown.
USC 36, Arizona 31