High/Low Spreads & Totals for Week 10 College Football Picks

Matthew Jordan

Friday, October 31, 2014 4:25 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 4:25 PM UTC

Welcome to Week 10 of High/Low, a look at the highest and lowest spreads and totals on every NCAA football game on Saturday. Last week we put up another 2-2 mark and now stand at 18-18 for the year. All NCAA football odds courtesy of BetOnline.

Kansas vs. Baylor (-35.5 at sportsbooks)
This is the second time Baylor has appeared on this list as the biggest favorite of the week. The Bears were -31.5 in their season opener against SMU and no one knew the Mustangs were so terrible back then. Baylor is No. 13 in the first College Football Playoff poll so it seems rather unlikely it will get into the Top 4. That 41-27 loss at West Virginia two weeks ago in BU's last game was a killer. Still, Baylor  could win the Big 12 and get into a major bowl as it still gets to play conference leader Kansas State. The Bears rank No. 2 nationally in scoring but have been held to 28 or less in two of their past three games.  Kansas is terrible again and will be hiring a new head coach this offseason. Strangely, you hear rumors that Jim Harbaugh might be interested in that job for some reason. Kansas? The Jayhawks also haven't played for two weeks. They lost at pretty bad Texas Tech 34-21 on Oct. 18. Four of Kansas' five losses have been by at least 13 points. Its only two wins were against minor directional schools. KU ranks 123rd in scoring at 16.6 ppg.

Free college football picks: Baylor. There's a slight worry that the Bears will look ahead to next week's game at Oklahoma, but they should put up at least 50 and I'm not sure KU can score more than 10. Kansas has covered only seven of its past 28 road games on NCAA football odds.

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TCU vs. West Virginia (total 73 on NCAA football odds)
We stay in the Big 12 for the highest total of the week and this is a big one. TCU has been one of the nation's biggest surprises and is No. 7 in the first College Football Playoff poll. No team in the nation has undergone more of an offensive overhaul this year than the Frogs. They were a middling No. 88 in scoring a year ago but now lead the country at 50.4 points per game. Last time out? A cool 82 in a slaughter of Texas Tech. The school actually ran out of its entire season's supply of fireworks to shoot off following TCU scores at Amon G. Carter Stadium. QB Trevone Boykin might deserve a trip to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. He has thrown for 2,306 yards, 21 touchdowns and just three picks. TCU is a game behind Kansas State for the Big 12 lead and plays the Wildcats next week. WVU is no slouch offensively, ranking 23rd (36.9 ppg). I chose against the Mountaineers for my college football picks last week to be honest, but they routed a pretty good Oklahoma State team 34-10 in Stillwater. WVU also controls its destiny in the conference as it faces Kansas State on Nov. 20. ESPN GameDay is in Morgantown for this one.

Free college football picks:  'Over' at sportsbooks. The 'over' is 5-1 in TCU's past six Big 12 games. It is 4-0 in WVU's past four in November.

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New Mexico vs. UNLV (pick'em at sportsbooks)
This would be a much better Mountain West Conference basketball matchup than on the gridiron. New Mexico, coached by former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie, is one of the worst programs in the country and has been for a while. The Lobos are like Army or Navy in terms of offense in that New Mexico runs all day but can't pass a lick. UNM is No. 6 in rushing (304.4 ypg) and 127th in passing (84.6 ppg). The school has attempted only 90 passes, while five guys have at least 269 yards rushing. The Rebels, meanwhile, can't run the ball much at just 122.1 yards per game. Oh, and they can't score (117th) or stop anyone (116th). The Rebels have been playing without their best receiver, Devante Davis, who has missed the past four games. Davie said he expects Davis to see some action against the Lobos. UNLV won 56-42 at New Mexico last year, and the Rebels also have won three straight at home in this series.

Free college football picks:  UNLV. It has covered five of the past six meetings on college football odds.

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Central Florida vs Connecticut (total 39 on NCAA football odds)
After losing star quarterback Blake Bortles you had to expect a step back for Central Florida from last year's Fiesta Bowl-winning team. The Knights do have two losses but are unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference. UCF's regular-season finale at East Carolina could be for the conference title. Central Florida has won five straight, routing Temple last week. In fact, the Knights are 11-0 all time in the AAC. The Knights rank 10th in the FBS in total defense and aren't a good offensive team (94th in scoring). UConn fans are waiting for college basketball season to start in a couple of weeks. The Huskies' only win this season was a close one against Stony Brook. They did play pretty well last time out in only losing by 10 to East Carolina. The Huskies haven't scored more than 21 points all year and rank 127th in scoring offense (14.0 per game). UCF scored its most points in a conference game in school history when it topped UConn 62-17 in the teams' first meeting last year.

Free college football picks:  'Under' even though this is the lowest total of the season. The 'under' is 5-1 in UCF's past six conference games and 4-0 in UConn's past four.

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