Degenerates Guide to College Football Week 9

By Chad Cooper

Twitter @thechadcooper

It’s been a helluva ride for the last 3 weeks as our picks are on a 29-19 ATS (Against the Spread) run since Week 6 of the college football season. 

Record ATS: 59-60

Over/Under: 7-10

Leans: 31-23

Friday, Oct. 25

USC (-11.5) @ Colorado

Scoop: CU has dropped 4 in a row while USC comes to Boulder off a blowout win vs. Arizona. The Buffs are also 0-6 ATS after consecutive losses. 

Play: USC -11.5

Saturday, Oct. 26

Wisconsin @ Ohio St (-14, 49.5)

Scoop: The Buckeyes are the real deal. Wisky shit their pants last week at Illinois, which really pissed me off. The only thing that could hamper this game is if Wisky controls the game clock & weather. 

Play: Ohio St -14

Miami-FL @ Pitt (-5, 43)

Scoop: Home team has won the last 3 in this series. The Canes have been very fickle this season. After upsetting ranked Virginia, they lost to lowly Ga Tech. Pitt has won 4 straight. 

Play: Pitt -5

Appalachian St (-27, 52) @ South Alabama

Scoop: App St has a legit chance of a New Years 6 Bowl game. Expect a lot of points by the Mountaineers here.

Play: App St -27

Auburn @ LSU (-10.5, 59)

Scoop: While LSU has been rolling, they are only 2-2 ATS in the Bayou this season, which worries me some, plus this rivalry has been close the last 3 years. BUT…LSU is a different animal. 

Play: LSU -10.5

Texas (-1, 57) @ TCU

Scoop: Where has Texas gone? TCU opened as a 2.5 pt favorite and $ poured in on the ‘Whorns. I’m living dangerously here and going with the fact that TCU might play some defense. 

Play: Under 57

Miami-OH @ Kent St (-2, 56.5)

Scoop: #MACaction two 3-4 teams who have a history of unders in this series. 

Play: Under 56.5

Duke @ North Carolina (-3, 53.5)

Scoop: Tar Heels have lost 3 straight and despite a losing record, they are favored. Should be a fun game and I think Mack Brown has the magic Saturday. 

Play: UNC -3

South Carolina (-4.5, 47.5) @ Tennessee

Scoop: Sometimes bad football leads to a lot of points, but this series usually stays well below the total, even though it’s lower than usual. 

Play: Under 47.5

Arkansas @ Alabama (-31.5, 55.5)

Scoop: Don’t really care who plays QB for the Tide, they should roll poor Arkansas back to the Southwest Conference. Hogs may not score many. 

Play: Bama -31.5

Texas St @ Arkansas St (-11, 60)

Scoop: 2 bad teams, but ASU should be the better of the worst. ASU has owned this series as of late but does have a few injuries. Both teams have had extra time to prepare for this shit show, but let’s go Red Wolves. 

Play: Ark St -11

Texas Tech (-4, 64) @ Kansas

Scoop: KU lost a heartbreaker last week @ Texas and Tech has been playing really well on the road. KU also 0-for at home this season ATS.

Play: Tech -4

Boston College @ Clemson (-34, 60)

Scoop: Of the last 5 in this series, only 1 game went over the total. 

Play: Under 60

Utah St @ Air Force (-3.5, 58)

Scoop: Points should be aplenty as the last 2 meetings have combined to score more than 140 points. 

Play: Over 58

Cal @ Utah (-21, 36.5)

Scoop: 2 teams going in the opposite direction. Utes still have a shot at earning a bid in the PAC 12 title game while Cal comes to the mountains after an embarrassing loss to Oregon St. 

Play: Utah -21


EMU/Toledo U57.5

Bowling Green/WMU U64

Iowa/NW U37.5

South Florida -2

Florida St -10

Mia-OH +3

Navy -3

North Texas -4

Notre Dame -1

San Diego St -13

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