Teams are going to be looking to make a statement this week, as this is the final week before we get our first set of College Football Playoff Rankings. In looking at this week’s slate of games, we’ve found a few games that we think we have a good beat on. Let’s take a look at five games that we think we can make you some money on.
Top 5 College Football Games to Bet On This Weekend
Ohio State Buckeyes (-15.5) @ Penn State Nittany LionsThis game started off with the Buckeyes favored at 13.5, so Ohio State has gotten a lot of early action. CJ Stroud and the Buckeyes offense has been an unstoppable force this season. They’re averaging nearly 50 points per game, while giving up just under 16 points per game.
While Penn State will be a formidable foe, they’re not in the same league as Ohio State. When they went to Michigan and played, they were dominated by the Wolverines. We know that this game is at Penn State, but it’s an afternoon game, and the home crowd won’t be enough to help the Lions.
OSU wins by 21 to cover.
Michigan State Spartans @ Michigan Wolverines (-21)
This season has been a bust for Michigan State. While many felt that Michigan would take a step back after last season’s playoff appearance, that hasn’t been the case. Michigan State is running into a Michigan team that is on a mission. The Wolverines have one of the best defenses in college football, and they want to continue to make a statement.
The Wolverines win this one big, and they’ll cover the spread.
Oregon Ducks (-17) @ California Golden Bears
When Oregon was lambasted by the Georgia Bulldogs in the season opener, many felt that this would be a long season for the Ducks. Well, the Ducks had other plans. After last weekend’s big victory over previously-undefeated UCLA. The Ducks have won six games in a row, and are 5-1 against the spread in those six games.
California has lost four out of their last five, and have struggled to put points on the board. The Oregon defense is underrated, and they’ll have their way with Cal. Oregon wins by 21 points.
Illinois Fighting Illini (-8) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Illini are one of the biggest surprises in the nation. Right now, they’re on a path to play in the Big 10 Championship game. Chase Brown is the leading rusher in the country, and he has made the Illini offense hard to stop. Bret Bielema has done a great job of rebuilding the Illini program.
As for Nebraska, we all know that they’ve had some issues this season. Both teams are coming off of a bye week. We just have a hunch that this is going to be a trap game for the Illini. While we think they win, they won’t cover the spread.
Kentucky Wildcats @ Tennessee Volunteers (-13)
Kentucky was a nice story to start the season, but now that they’ve gotten into the heart of the SEC season, they’ve come back to earth. They have to make a tough trip to Knoxville this Saturday. The Vols are on a roll, and know they have a team that could be in the playoffs. They can’t overlook the Wildcats, as they’re anticipating their game with Georgia. It may not be pretty at times, but Tennessee pulls away late and wins by 14.