College Football Picks: Unveiling the Best 'Over' Plays for Saturday

David Lawrence

Friday, December 4, 2015 7:52 PM GMT

The college football season has hit its final full weekend, so teams are trying to go out with a bang. Here are three O/U college football picks to consider on the Saturday card.

Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears
This is a game in which the Bears are going to be motivated to play well. Baylor is coming off its second loss in three games. What’s more specifically notable about that loss, to TCU, is that it came in a relentless and driving rainstorm. The footing on the field, the ability to grip a ball, the ability of the coaching staff to use the full playbook – all of these things were limited last week, and so a lot of Baylor’s offensive players, if not all of them, will feel that they got cheated. There might be a letdown factor for Baylor after a very tough loss knocked the Bears out of the national championship race and the Big 12 race, but this team will want to go out in style against a team it doesn’t exactly like. Baylor will try to score 50 points, and with better weather conditions, it has a very good chance of succeeding. Baylor’s defense will be good enough to win the game, but as long as it gives up at least 24 points to Texas, this game really should go over the number. Texas played a 93-point game last week, so the Longhorns look like a team that should be involved in a high-scoring game on Saturday, so go over the college football odds.

College Football Pick: Over 67.5 at Bovada

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Temple Owls vs. Houston Cougars
The big thing to note in this game is that Houston gets to play the American Athletic Conference Championship Game at home on artificial turf. The ability to play at home on a smooth synthetic surface should aid quarterback Greg Ward, Jr., who obliterated Navy’s very solid defense last week with his speed. Navy had no answers for what Ward wanted to do. You also need to realize that Houston’s players will be extremely excited about the fact that head coach Tom Herman is staying at the school for next season. That’s a huge momentum boost and a reason for the Cougars to play very well on offense this Saturday. If Houston scores at least 35 points, Temple would just need to score 20 points to put the game over the number. Houston’s defense is decent, but hardly outstanding. That’s a really good position for over bettors to be in, so go that way with your college football picks.

College Football Pick: Over 52.5 at 5Dimes

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans 
This game will be played in a domed stadium in very comfortable conditions for quarterbacks and receivers. You should see a wide-open playbook both ways, and with Connor Cook throwing the ball for Michigan State, the Spartans should have a reasonable amount of success on offense. As long as this game gets into the high 20s, the over will hit, so that’s a good bet to go with in this Big Ten Championship Game.

College Football Pick: Over 51 at BetOnline

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