College Football Picks: Week 9 Betting Odds Report

Jeff Grant

Monday, October 21, 2013 6:38 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 6:38 PM UTC

The college football season quickly moves into Week 9, as sports handicappers continue to adjust their numbers to beat the odds and win.

Let’s take a closer look at six games in the next round of action, while examining other college football odds that are being offered in the marketplace.

Opening number at Bookmaker sportsbook is represented in parentheses (Road team vs. Home team)

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide -28 (-26.5)

Tennessee has lost its last nine Southeastern Conference road games, as it prepares to take on Alabama, who just earned the No. 1 spot in the first BCS standings release Sunday.

The Crimson Tide are 7-0 SU/ATS as favorites of 21.5 to 31 points since 2011.


UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks -23 (-17.5)

UCLA will try to bounce back after suffering its first loss of the season, as it was held to 35 points below its scoring average at Stanford, while Oregon prepares to host ESPN College GameDay on campus. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the Ducks are 21-2 SU and 16-6-1 ATS versus Pac-12 Conference opponents.


NC State Wolfpack vs. Florida State Seminoles -30 (-27.5)

NC State will try to snap a two-game losing streak coming off a bye week, as it prepares to take on a Florida State squad that has 19 touchdown drives of 2:00 or less on the season. 

The Seminoles are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS as favorites of 21.5 to 31 points since 2011, with the OVER going 4-1 in that situation. Given these circumstances, where do you believe that the best value lies for your college football picks?


Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Horned Frogs -2.5 (-3) 

Texas has compiled a 20-5 SU record following a regular-season bye week under head coach Mack Brown’s direction, while TCU has won 31 of its last 36 home games.

In its last six opportunities as a road underdog of three points or less, the Longhorns have covered the number in five of those contests.


Stanford Cardinal -4.5 (-6.5) vs. Oregon State Beavers 

Stanford has forced a turnover in 32 consecutive games, as it prepares to face Oregon State signal-caller Sean Mannion, who has already thrown for 2,992 yards during the 2013 campaign.

The Beavers are 4-3 SU/ATS as underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 4-3 in that situation.


Oklahoma State Cowboys -13 (-17) vs. Iowa State Cyclones 

Oklahoma State will likely score 20 or more points for a 46th consecutive game, as Iowa State has allowed 144 combined points over its last three contests.

College football handicappers will find that the favorite has covered the number in seven  of the last eight meetings in this series.


Other Games

Louisiana -2.5 (-1.5) vs. Arkansas State

Kentucky vs. Mississippi State -10

Marshall -10.5 vs. Middle Tennessee State

Boise State vs. BYU -7 (-6.5)

Georgia Tech -10 (-8.5) vs. Virginia

Connecticut vs. Central Florida -22.5 (-23)

Ball State -11 (-11.5) vs. Akron

Miami OH vs. Ohio -24.5 (-24)

Western Michigan vs. Massachusetts -3 (-2)

Houston vs. Rutgers -7 (-9.5)

Boston College vs. North Carolina -7.5 (-10)

Clemson -14 (-13) vs. Maryland

Duke vs. Virginia Tech -13 (-13.5)

Pittsburgh -5.5 (-6.5) vs. Navy

UAB vs. UTSA -5.5 (-3.5)

Temple vs. SMU -11 (-10)

Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois -30.5 (-31)

Arizona -15 (-17) vs. Colorado

FAU vs. Auburn -24 (-28)

Utah vs. USC -6.5 (-6)

West Virginia vs. Kansas State -10 (-7.5)

Michigan State -11.5 (-13) vs. Illinois

Wake Forest vs. Miami -21 (-23)

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma -7

Northwestern vs. Iowa -4.5 (-3)

UNLV vs. Nevada -6 (-3.5)

Wyoming vs. San Jose State -6 (-3.5)

Troy vs. Western Kentucky -9.5 (-7.5)

Idaho vs. Mississippi -40.5 (-40)

North Texas -10 vs. Southern Miss

Louisiana Tech -5 (-6) vs. FIU

Baylor -35.5 vs. Kansas

Nebraska -10.5 (-8.5) vs. Minnesota

Louisville -19.5 (-21) vs. South Florida

Toledo vs. Bowling Green -4 (-2.5)

Penn State vs. Ohio State -15 (-14.5)

UTEP vs. Rice -17 (-18)

Fresno State -9.5 vs. SDSU

Colorado State -5.5 (-5) vs. Hawaii

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