Late NCAA Football Picks of the Day for Week 9 Betting

Joe Catalano

Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:41 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 1:41 PM UTC

With a lot of inter-conference NCAA Football games on the board, theres plenty of opportunity to make a good profit and carry that over to NFL Sunday. Time to look for the betting edges as we select our picks of the day.

#14 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1) vs. Washington Huskies (5-2)
The junior Mike Bercovici has hit college football by storm as he's thrown for 1243 yards with 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in his last 3 starts. Nobody could have thought that the Calabasas, California native would be so productive.Bercovici threw for 510 yards against USC and threw for almost 500 yards against a great UCLA Bruins team. It simply doesn't get better than that.

Now, he'll face another challenge on the road against a Washington Huskies team that's just 1-2 in the Pac-12 Conference after a 45-20 loss to Marcus Mariotta and the Oregon Ducks. Does Washington, who averages just 364 yards per game, have the ammunition to handle the throwing game of the Sun Devils as Washington is a 3 point betting underdog at home?

Washington and quarterback Cyler Miles will be forced to throw more than they would like to. However, Miles is quite capable of delivering the home run ball. He'll be targeting sophomore wide receiver John Ross quite often. Ross leads the Sun Devils in receiving this season and is averaging a whopping 23.3 yards per catch. Along with the sure hands of Ross, Miles is a quarterback that doesn't make mistakes. On the season, he has 10 touchdowns and 1 interceptions which equates to a 141.8 passer rating. The Sun Devils will also use a lot of Lavon Coleman on the ground. Coleman isn't a flashy runner. He's more of a grinder that will attempt to bleed the game clock and keep the unstoppable Bercovici off of the field.

Don't expect a blowout, but Arizona State's passing game is simply unstoppable and they should pull out a victory here.

College Football Pick: Arizona State -3 on college football odds

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South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3) at #5 Auburn Tigers (5-1)
After a crushing 38-23 loss to Mississippi State, Auburn will need to run the table in order to get into an NCAA Playoff and it starts here. This is a golden opportunity for the Tigers who face a South Carolina team that's not as good as they've been in previous seasons. The Gamecocks allow a massive 31.4 point per game and have lost 2 out of their last 3 games. This is a perfect opportunity for an even balanced Auburn offense with a great defense to have a nice win on their resume.


Nick the Quick
Quarterback Nick Marshall gives the Tigers the edge as he can deliver the football on time and is a major threat to take off with the football. Marshall has rushed for 100 yards or more in 3 consecutive games and you can expect another huge output out of the senior from Pineview, Georgia. Auburn also can control the game with leading rusher Cameron-Artis Payne. Payne is coming off of one of his lower outputs of the season; 70 yards rushing against Mississippi State. This offense is very talented and experienced. Look for a huge game out of the two-headed monster in Marshall and Payne.

South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson prefers to throw the ball as he's amassed 1835 yards with 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. This Gamecocks squad is quite capable of pulling off the upset. Running back Mike Davis has rushed for 398 yards and 6 touchdowns in his last 3 games alone. For your college football picks keep in mind the Gamecocks defense is their weakness and may be the difference in this contest.

College Football Pick: South Carolina +19.5 at 5Dimes

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