NCAAF Betting: 2020 Week 9 Odds & Picks
With the Big Ten and Mountain West resuming their schedules last weekend, things are starting to take shape in the college football world. Once the Pac-12 resumes play in the next couple of weeks, we’ll have all of the Power 5 conferences playing.
With only one head-to-head matchup between Top 25 teams this weekend, we’ll be looking to some of the other games for some possible upsets. Let’s take a look at this week’s slate of games, and make some predictions against the spread, along with their NCAAF odds.
College Football Odds, Overview and Picks for Week 9 of the 2020 Season
Boston College at Clemson (-31)
After last week’s lackluster performance against Syracuse, we’re expecting Clemson to come back with a vengeance. Boston College has been a pesky team this season, but unfortunately for the Eagles, they’re catching Clemson at the wrong time. Clemson wins this one 42-10 and covers.
Mississippi State at Alabama (-30.5)
Mike Leach teams like to score a lot of points, but they don’t like to play defense. This won’t work out well for them, as Alabama’s offense is one of the best units in the country.
Ever since its season-opening win over LSU, Mississippi State has averaged just over 10 points per game and has lost three straight. The Tide will roll and will cover the spread.
Ohio State (-13) at Penn State
Justin Fields and the Ohio State offense looked like they were already in midseason form in their dominant performance over Nebraska. Penn State is coming off of a controversial loss to Indiana.
Penn State won’t have its normal home-field advantage, as Beaver Stadium will be devoid of fans on Saturday. The Buckeyes will show why they are one of the top teams in the country and will win by 21.
Notre Dame (-20) at Georgia Tech
The Irish have shown that they can be dominant at times, but they have also shown that they can be disinterested at other times. One week they can barely beat Louisville, and the next week, they dominate a strong Pittsburgh squad.
Georgia Tech can’t beat the Irish, but Notre Dame won’t cover the 20-point spread.
Texas @ Oklahoma State (-3.5)
Oklahoma State is the only unbeaten team left in the Big 12. Texas has been a major disappointment this season.
We know that there will be a ton of points scored in this one. We’re going to go out on a limb and pick the Longhorns to upset the Cowboys in this one.
Memphis at Cincinnati (-6.5)
Many thought that SMU would give Cincinnati a strong game last weekend, but the Bearcats had other thoughts as they tamed the Mustangs rather easily. Memphis can score, but it doesn’t seem to have much interest in stopping anyone. Cincinnati wins big over the Tigers.
Michigan State at Michigan (-25)
Michigan State was embarrassed in its loss to Rutgers last week. Michigan looked good in its win over a tough Minnesota squad. Could this finally be the season where Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines break through?
Joe Milton could be the answer to the quarterback woes that have plagued Harbaugh’s tenure in Ann Arbor. Michigan dominates its in-state rival and covers.