2020 NCAAF Betting Odds: Top Games For The Weekend

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 18, 2020 in

With many of the Power 5 Conferences not starting their seasons as of yet, the pool of college football games isn’t as large as it normally is this time of the year. With the Big 12 and the ACC playing, along with a few of the mid-major conferences, let’s take a look at some of the NCAAF games we think you can bet on to take home a nice profit against their College Football odds.

NCAA Football – Top Games for The Weekend To Bet On

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-22.5)

This will be their NCAAF season opener for both teams. The Cowboys come into this one as the 11th-ranked team in the country.

They should have a powerful offense, as much of last year’s group that averaged nearly 33 points per game is returning, including running back Chuba Hubbard (2,094 yards in 2019). As is the case with the offense, much of Oklahoma State’s defensive starters from last year will also be on the field on Saturday.

As for the Golden Hurricane, coming off a 4-8 season, they’re looking to make improvements. They should have a superb offense, as much of last year’s unit will return.

Baylor transfer Zach Smith will once again be under center. Smith had a nice year in 2019, throwing for over 3,200 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The defense will be a major weakness for Tulsa this season. Last year’s group gave up over 31 points per game. With only four starters returning from that unit, Tulsa is hoping that the replacements outplay their predecessors.

Oklahoma State has won the last seven meetings between these two. Tulsa is 5-15-1 against the spread in its last 22 games against Big 12 opponents. In their last nine home games, the Cowboys are 7-2 against the spread.

Oklahoma State will be too powerful and will be able to withstand the Golden Hurricane. The Cowboys win this one 42-14 and cover the 22.5-point spread.

Austin Peay Governors at Cincinnati Bearcats (-33.5)

Austin Peay didn’t get off to a very good start, as it has lost its first two games to start the season. After a 24-17 loss to Central Arkansas, the Governors were destroyed by the Pittsburgh Panthers 55-0.

As if things couldn’t get worse for Austin Peay, it now has to travel to Cincinnati to take on the hungry Bearcats.

Cincinnati will be playing its season opener. The Bearcats won 11 games last year and return many of the key players from that team.

With a high-powered offense and a defense that returns its leading tackler and many key defensive front men, things are looking good for the Bearcats this season.

Even though 33.5 points is a lot, we see Cincinnati covering this large spread. Austin Peay has struggled on the defensive side of the ball, and we expect to see the Bearcats starters for a good portion of the game.

With limited practice time, the Bearcats will be looking to get their first team a ton of reps. The Bearcats trounce the Governors in this one by a score of 55-10, sending Austin Peay to an 0-3 start.