Free College Football Picks: Tonight's Top ATS Betting Trio

David Lawrence

Saturday, October 17, 2015 2:10 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 2:10 PM UTC

A number of big games take place tonight. There are also the kinds of games in which struggling teams need to try to stay in divisional races. Join us as we share 3 picks to play with this Saturday.

Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers
LSU -7
This is a game in which the Gators are going to be at a disadvantage because of the fact that Will Grier, the team’s starting quarterback, has been suspended for the season due to the use of a performance-enhancing drug, an over-the-counter supplement he took without checking with the school’s medical staff. Treon Harris will replace Grier, and if only for the simple reason that he didn’t beat out Grier in the offseason competition for the job, Harris should not be trusted from a betting perspective. LSU isn’t easy to beat at home at any time of day, but it is especially hard to beat at night, when the Louisiana crowd gets very loud and spirited. LSU also has the trump card in this game, Leonard Fournette. The Heisman Trophy leader is the best player on the field. Florida has no one who can match him. If the Tigers can score even 21 points, it will be very hard for Florida to match that. If LSU scores 28, it should easily cover the College Football Odds here at home.

College Football Pick: LSU -7 at 5Dimes

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Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia -14.5
The key point to make here is that Missouri has been utterly incapable of playing really well on offense this season. A 24-point showing against a really bad South Carolina defense at home a few weeks ago was as good as Missouri will score in the SEC. The Tigers just don’t have much of anything which can threaten Georgia. They don’t have a fast quarterback who can make broken plays with his legs. They don’t have a dominant offensive line which can take command at the line of scrimmage and control the ball in the second half. The receivers can’t do special things in one-on-one situations. Georgia is an average or slightly above average team, but compared to Missouri, the Bulldogs look very explosive and powerful. Georgia should cover the number here, grab them with your saturday College Football Picks.

College Football Pick: Georgia -14.5 at Bovada

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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Utah Utes
Utah -7
It’s going to be a very tough test for bettors here, because Arizona State didn’t show up in September and has just started to play well in October. Do we know what kind of Arizona State team we’ll see here – the one which couldn’t do anything on offense in the first month, or the one which has come to life against UCLA and Colorado and looked a lot more like the team everyone (or most people) expected to see all along? Utah has a defense which disrupted ASU’s offense a year ago, though, so Arizona State probably can’t expect to play as well on offense as it did in last Saturday’s win over Colorado. However, Arizona State is in such a good groove that the Sun Devils don’t figure to be blown off the field.

Utah will win this game, but Arizona State will keep it under a touchdown.

College Football Pick:  Arizona State +7 at Bodog

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