After a wild and wacky Week 6 where we saw the Alabama Crimson Tide go down, and numerous come-from-behind victories, we don’t think that Week 7’s action will top Week 6, but there will still be some great college football action. The early lines have been released, and after taking a look, we’re going to make some early predictions. Let’s take a look at some games that we’re confident in picking for Week 7 so you can place your bets against their NCAAF odds.
Expert Predictions for Week 7 of the 2021 College Football Season
Kentucky Wildcats @ Georgia Bulldogs (-21)
Did anyone think that these two would be the remaining unbeaten teams in the SEC? Doubtful, but these two are the only ones left. The #11 Wildcats will travel to Athens on Saturday to take on the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs.
Georgia continued their dominance on Saturday with a convincing victory at Auburn. Kentucky remained unbeaten by defeating the LSU Tigers. Kentucky’s offense has been efficient this season, but it’s been their defense that has led the way. Their defense only gave up 13 points to Florida, and 21 to LSU. Georgia’s offense is good, but not great, so the Wildcat defense could give Georgia’s offense some issues.
Speaking of issues, the Georgia defense has given all of their opponents numerous issues. The Bulldogs have allowed just 5.5 points per game this season. No team has scored more than 13 points against them this season. Georgia’s defense has stopped some very good offenses this season, so that doesn’t bode well for Kentucky.
In looking at the betting numbers, both of these teams are 5-1 against the spread this season. Kentucky is 5-0-1 against the spread in its last six SEC contests. Even though we like Georgia to win the game, we don’t think that they’ll beat Kentucky by 21. Kentucky’s defense will keep them close, but not close enough.
Michigan State Spartans (-3.5) @ Indiana Hoosiers
The Spartans have been one of the biggest surprises of the college football season. They’re undefeated and are trying to navigate a loaded Big 10. The oddsmakers are still skeptical about Michigan State. Last week they were only 5.5-point favorites over Rutgers. They beat the Scarlet Knights 31-13. This week, they’re only a 3.5-point favorite over a hobbled Indiana squad. Vegas must be thinking that this is a trap game.
The Hoosiers lost top receiver DJ Matthews for the season, and we’re still not sure of the status of Michael Penix Jr. for Saturday’s game. Penix has a separated AC joint in his throwing shoulder. If Penix Jr. can’t play on Saturday, it will be a huge loss for Indiana. Jack Tuttle is a very capable backup. He took over for Penix last year when he tore his ACL. He also looked good when Penix went out against Penn State.
Until someone shows us that they can stop Kenneth Walker III, we are sticking with the Spartans. Walker leads the nation in rushing, and he has been a huge spark for the Michigan State offense. We think that the Hoosiers keep the game close, but Michigan State will win the game and will cover. We see them winning by 10 points.