College Football Picks - Bet On Week 9 Potential Playoff Busters

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:51 PM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 6:51 PM UTC

There are 3 games involving undefeated teams on Saturday that SBR expert Ross Benjamin has his eye on. Go inside to read why Ross can make a compelling case against all 3 of those unbeaten teams.

#13 Boise State (7-0) vs Wyoming (5-2) 7:00 PM ET

Despite their perfect record, Boise State is still a sizable longshot for the college football playoffs. However, as it stands now, they’ll be a favorite in each of their remaining 5 games, and can make it tough on the playoff committee by winning out. Nevertheless, the Broncos last 2 wins against BYU and Colorado State have come by a combined 6 points. Additionally, both contests were played on their blue turf in Boise. They’ve also failed to cover in 5 of its last 6 games, and that signifies to me, a vastly overvalued team.

Wyoming has already collected 3 straight up wins as an underdog this season. The last of which occurred on 10/8 against then undefeated Air Force. The Cowboys won that contest 35-26, and did so as a 13.0-point home underdog. At the time of this writing (10/26), college football odds at Bookmaker shows Wyoming as a 13.5-point home underdog.

Wyoming will enter Saturday’s contest riding a 3-game win streak, and is also 3-0 in games played in Laramie this season. It wouldn’t shock me at all to see an upset take place. At the very least, the double-digit underdog should receive strong consideration when making your college football picks against the spread.

Free College Football Pick: Wyoming +13.5Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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#3 Clemson (7-0) vs #12 Florida State (5-2) 8:00 PM ET

Florida State pretty much saw their playoff hopes come to an end after getting lambasted 63-20 at Louisville. If that wasn’t enough, their 37-35 home loss to North Carolina 2 weeks later definitively put an end to those ambitions. Nonetheless, this is still an extremely talented Seminoles team, and despite the North Carolina defeat, they’re still an extremely impressive 23-1 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee since 2013. Finally, they’ll be playing with revenge stemming from last season’s 23-13 loss at Clemson.

Keep in mind, this is a Clemson team that narrowly escaped with identical 6 point wins at Auburn, and on their home field against Troy.

Free College Football Pick: Florida St. +4.5Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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#7 Nebraska (7-0) vs #11 Wisconsin (5-2) 7:00 PM ET

The line in this contest speaks volumes to me. College football point spreads at lists Wisconsin is a sizable 9.0-point favorite in this contest, despite being the lower ranked team, and already having 2 losses on their resume. Even if this game were to have been played in Lincoln, Nebraska, my power index numbers specifies that Wisconsin would’ve opened as a 2.0-point road favorite. It clearly proves to me that Nebraska isn’t as good as their 7-0 record shows.

Wisconsin’s only 2 losses this season have come by scores of 14-7 at #2 Michigan, and 30-23 in overtime to #6 Ohio State. Furthermore, since the start of the 2004 season, Wisconsin is an outstanding 74-10 (.881) at home.


Free College Football Pick: Wisconsin -8.5Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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