Irish-Canes Among Week 11 College Football Games to Circle

David Schwab

Monday, November 6, 2017 2:22 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 2:22 PM UTC

The month of November is moving time in all five NCAAF power conferences as some of the top teams in the nation continue their quest for a division title and a spot in their respective conference championship game.  

There are a number of great matchups on the betting board at SBR Odds in Week 11 of the college football season, including the following five showdowns that should be circled when it comes to betting on the games.

ACC: Notre Dame (-3) at Miami

While Notre Dame still plays as an Independent with a heavy lean towards the ACC in its yearly schedule, this Saturday’s matchup in south Florida has major implications on a national scale in terms of this season’s College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish moved to 8-1 straight-up with last week’s 48-37 victory at home against Wake Forest, but they failed to cover as 15.5-point favorites to fall to 7-2 against the spread.

Miami is a 8-0 SU on the year (4-4 ATS) following its impressive 28-10 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday as a 2.5-point favorite at home. The Hurricanes are 2-3 ATS this season at home and the total has stayed UNDER the closing spread in their last six games. It has also stayed UNDER in five of their last six games at home.


Big Ten: Michigan State at Ohio State (-16)

The Spartans are coming off a huge 27-24 upset against Penn State as 10-point home underdogs to bring quite a bit of momentum into this Saturday’s game as heavy road underdogs. Michigan State is now 7-2 SU overall with a 6-3 record ATS. It is 2-1 this season ATS when closing as an underdog, but just 1-2 ATS on the road.

Ohio State’s stunning 55-24 loss to Iowa on the road Saturday as a heavy 20.5-point favorite put a likely fatal dent in its chances to earn one of the four spots in this season’s College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes slipped to 7-2 SU with a 4-5 record ATS. They have failed to cover in four of their previous five home games this season and the total has gone OVER in seven of nine games overall.


Big 12: TCU at Oklahoma (-7)

The Horned Frogs are 8-1 SU on the year with a 5-1 record in Big 12 play. They knocked off Texas 24-7 on Saturday as 7.5-point home favorites with the total staying UNDER the 44-point closing line. It has now stayed UNDER in TCU’s last five games behind a defense that has only allowed an average of 10.2 points per game during this same span. It heads on the road at 3-1 ATS this year.

Oklahoma has an identical 8-1 SU record that includes a 5-1 run in conference play. The Sooners are coming off a wild 62-52 upset against rival Oklahoma State as one-point road underdogs. The total went way OVER the closing 76-point line and it has gone OVER in five of their last seven games. Oklahoma has failed to cover in four of its last five home games against TCU.


Pac-12: Washington (-7) at Stanford

The Huskies control their own destiny on the Pac-12 North Division title race at 5-1 SU in conference play. They are 8-1 SU overall with a profitable 6-3 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the nine games. Coming off back-to-back blowouts against UCLA and Oregon on the road in which Washington scored a combined 82 points, the total has still stayed UNDER in four of its last five games.

Stanford fell to 5-2 SU in the Pac-12 North following last week’s 24-21 loss to Washington State as a one-point road favorite. It is now 3-5-1 ATS this season with the total staying UNDER in six of the nine games. The Cardinal are 2-1 ATS at home on the year heading into Friday night’s clash. The total has stayed UNDER in two of those three games.


SEC: Georgia (-2.5) at Auburn

The No. 2 Bulldogs face one of their stiffer tests down the stretch after posting a perfect 9-0 SU record to this point. They failed to cover against South Carolina on Saturday in a 24-10 victory as heavy 23.5-point home favorites. The total stayed UNDER 45 points after going OVER in their previous three games. This was the first time that Georgia failed to score at least 30 points in its last seven contests.

Auburn improved to 7-2 SU on the year with Saturday’s 42-27 victory against Texas A&M in a game they ended as a PUSH. The Tigers are 3-1-2 ATS in their last six games and the total has gone OVER the closing line in each of these six outings. They are 1-1-2 ATS in four previous home games this season and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against Georgia.

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