Today is a crucial day in the 2014 NCAA Football season so let's get right to the betting advice with top-value picks, as the level of competition is very high this first day of November.
#10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) vs. Navy Midshipmen (4-4)
If Notre Dame wants to keep their national championship playoff hopes alive they need to beat Navy, a team that they've had trouble with recently, quite convincingly. which is important to consider when looking over the College Football odds
This is a different season and the Irish are a huge two touchdown favorite in this matchup. The Irish look to shrug off the lone loss of their season last week as they lost to Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles, 31-27. Notre Dame had a chance to win this one as starting quarterback Everett Golson threw for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns, but they let a major opportunity get away. Now, they get to face a Midshipmen team who ranks 2nd in the nation in rushing at 352.3 yards per game and their primary goal will be to stop the combination of Keenan Reynolds and Noah Copeland who have each rushed for over 600 yards apiece this season.
Junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds will be full of confidence entering this game as he's coming off of a 251 yard game with 3 TD's on 39 carries in a win over San Jose State. Of course, the level of opposition is much greater for Navy in this matchup and the Irish know what they're going to get out of Reynolds. He's not going to throw much more than 10 passes; Notre Dame's objective in this game will be quite easy as Navy attempts to win on the ground with ball control while trying to bleed the clock.
Notre Dame will be looking to play off of the confidence that running back Tarean Folston gained in his last game when he ran for 120 yards. Golson will also target his favorite reason William Fuller often. Fuller has found the endzone 8 times this season and Navy doesn't have the ability to stop him here.
This is a game in which Notre Dame wants to make an impression on the pollsters with. When preparing this Week 10 College Football picks, you can expect an Irish blowout here.
Free College Footbal Pick: Notre Dame -14 at 5 Dimes
Bettors might be looking more towards the betting total in this game which is very important game where the Pac-12 Conference standings are concerned. UCLA is a 6.5 point betting favorite and the total for the game is 70.5.
Even though Connor Halliday managed to light the Wildcats up for 489 yards last week, Arizona was up for the task as they outscored Washington State 59-37.
Special teams got things going for the Wildcats and they managed to outrush the "pass-happy" Cougars and their balanced offensive attack was the difference in the game. Now, they must face the UCLA trio of Brett Hundley (14 TD, 4 INT, 2056 yards), Paul Perkins (993 yards rushing, 5 TD's), and Jordan Payton (664 yards receiving, 6 TD's). UCLA can ill-afford a 3rd loss on the season and this should be a very competitive game.
Paul Perkins is coming off of a huge performance against Colorado when he ran for 180 yards and 2 TD's. UCLA was pushed to a 2nd overtime by the Buffaloes, but were able to hold on in the end 40-37.
Defense is not a strength of either team as they both allow near 30 points per game. That said, 70.5 points is a lot of points when all is said and done. Take the under in this spot.
Free College Football Pick: UCLA/Arizona -Under 70.5 at 5 Dimes