NCAAF Week 9 Lines and Analysis: Top Loser Picks

NCAAF Week 9 Lines and Analysis: Top Loser Picks

It’s hard to believe that we’re just a few weeks away from the end of the college football season. Week 8 didn’t bring the excitement and the crazy results that Week 7 did. We’ll see some important games this week, as teams are headed down the home stretch of the conference season. After looking over this week’s slate of games, we’ve found a couple of games that caught our NCAAF Betting eye. Instead of giving you the winners, we’re going to give you our “sure losers” for the week. Here is the preview for those games. 

Who Will Be the Big Losers In Week 9 of the 2022 College Football Season?

USC Trojans @ Arizona Wildcats (-15)

Both of these teams are coming off of a bye in Week 8. USC lost their first game of the year in Week 7 when they lost at Utah. Arizona is coming off of a loss to Washington. Both of these teams will be looking to get back on the winning track, as the Wildcats will host USC on Saturday.

The Trojans know that they can’t afford to lose another game in the conference. After Oregon beat UCLA on Saturday, USC, UCLA, and Utah all have one loss, while Oregon is undefeated. It’s going to be an interesting race to get to the Pac-12 title game. Arizona knows that they’re now playing the spoiler, and they will cherish that role.

USC has one of the best offenses in college football. When Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC, he brought Caleb Williams with him. Riley and Williams enticed numerous other transfers to come to USC, and they have built an offensive powerhouse. While the defensive side of the ball has had its issues, there’s not a defense in the Pac-12 that can slow the USC offense down.

As for Arizona, the 3-4 Wildcats gave up nearly 600 yards of offense in their loss to Washington. Arizona likes to throw the ball, so their passing game could give USC some issues. We’re sure that they’ll throw for quite a few yards, as we see them having to play catch-up throughout the game.

Unfortunately for Arizona, we’re going to make them one of our “sure losers.” USC will have no issues scoring against Arizona’s porous defense, and even though the Wildcats will be able to put up some points, they won’t be able to keep up. Arizona wins this one by at least three touchdowns, and easily covers the spread, thus making Arizona a “sure loser.”

Kentucky Wildcats @ Tennessee Volunteers (-13.5)

This will be a huge SEC battle. Tennessee is undefeated in the division, and is trying to stay that way in anticipation of their meeting with the Georgia Bulldogs. Kentucky had a good start to the season, but has since tapered out some, and they’re now looking to play spoiler.

Tennessee has one of the best offenses in college football, as they’re averaging nearly 48 points per game. Their average margin of victory is nearly 25 points per game. While Kentucky has had a nice season, we just feel like this is Tennessee’s year.

With this game being at Tennessee, we’re making Kentucky one of our “sure losers” for the week. Kentucky won’t be able to keep up with Hendon Hooker and the Vols. Kentucky ends up getting beat by at least 21 points.


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