Don't Let the Weather Rain on Your Week 9 NCAAF Picks

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Swinging Johnson

Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:46 PM GMT

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 12:46 PM GMT

The college football odds change depending on a number of factors, one of which is the weather. Stay sharp and be aware of the forecast because all that homework you did to put together your top NCAAF picks can go to waste if you don't.

12:00 PM ET Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia

South winds of 5-10 miles per hour and a game-time temperature of 58 degrees would seem to be fairly comfortable conditions for a game in late October but the 70 percent chance of rain showers could very likely be spoiling this parade in the Mountaineer State. The Cowboys opened as 7-point favorites and that number was skewed just a bit higher with most college football odds makers dealing Oklahoma State as 7 ½ or even 8 point road chalk.

Even the total has not dropped as low as one might expect with the line falling from 74 to as low as 72 ½ at top online sportsbooks like 5Dimes, Bookmaker, and Heritage. If you believe the wet weather will slow down the offenses and wish to include under in your college football picks then shop on over to BetOnline or Bovada where they are holding firm with a total of 73 on this contest.

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12:30 PM ET Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

This clash between ACC rivals Virginia and Pittsburgh is most definitely being impacted by the 70 percent chance of rain at Heinz Field. The oddsmakers opened this one up with a total of 53 ½ but that number has plummeted to 49 ½ in most shops and even as low as 49 at Bovada. Apparently, the bettors believe the wet track will adversely affect the Panthers as the home team has dropped from 4 point favorites to as low as 1 ½ at BetDSI. If you like value then click over to BetDSI and get the Cats at a great number.

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3:00 PM ET Air Force vs. Colorado State

If you've decided to travel to Fort Collins, Colorado to watch the Falcons and the Rams do battle then have no fear as you will be under mostly sunny skies throughout the afternoon with game time temperatures of between 48-51 degrees. A little bit chilly perhaps but nothing a few layers of clothing won't cure. So why is this game on the weather report? It has nothing to do with any impending storm and everything to do with the 20-30 mile per hour wind gusts from the northwest. The football does crazy things when it's airborne and these high winds could force both teams to keep their attack on the ground and stay away from long distance field goals. The Rams opened as -11 point favorites and are now at -10 at most shops. Surprisingly the total has been virtually unaffected, staying solid at 69 across the board. Perhaps a play on this game going low wouldn't be such bad advice?

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8:00 PM ET Georgia Tech vs. Clemson

The Yellow Jackets will buzz into South Carolina and take on a Tigers' squad fresh off a stunning defeat to Syracuse. The total opened at 52 and that number is currently as low as 48 at Bovada while most shops are dealing the over/under at either 48 ½ or 49. Clemson opened as 16 point home favorites but most top online sportsbooks are dealing them at -14 as of this early Saturday morning writing. Southwest winds of 4-9 miles per hour and a 70 percent chance of rain is helping shape these numbers so make sure to keep your eyes on this forecast as the day moves along.

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