Spread 'Em! Top Early College Football Picks Against The Spread

South Carolina Gamecocks

Doug Upstone

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:06 PM GMT

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017 8:06 PM GMT

Another week is at hand and we are on the hunt for more winners in college football, looking to continue to build that bankroll. It is never easy, thus digging deep is imperative to have success.

This week we are thin on marquee matchups, yet there are some spreads that should be viewed from both perspective against the college football odds which could lead to profits.

For an early look at college football picks, this is what sticks out.

 

Oklahoma Bashes Baylor

The fall of the Baylor football program has been swift and this is before any real sanctions have come forth. The Bears are 0-3 SU and ATS and are making the transition from spread offense and taking numerous shots down the field, to more traditional offense with new head coach Matt Ruhle and you can see the players thinking rather than reacting. Defensively, Baylor lacks perimeter speed, especially in space and this is where quarterback Baker Mayfield and his receivers could generate multiple big plays and take the will away from the Bears. Some might shy away from -27 on the Sooners, but I like a 56-20 final and would also recommend Oklahoma on the first half line at -15 or less.

Free Football Pick: Oklahoma -27Best Line Offered: at JustBet

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Texas Tech Solid Underdog Play

It makes sense Houston should be a six-point favorite over Texas Tech. Kliff Kingsbury knows little and seemingly could care less about defense for his Red Raiders team, even if his job is in jeopardy by most accounts. Even with this, have to think about Houston, with a new head coach in Major Applewhite, who was the team's offensive coordinator and had a lot players to replace on that side of the ball. He did find Texas A&M transfer Kyle Allen to be quarterback, but if you have following all QB transfers this season, nearly all are not upgrades. With Oklahoma State next for Texas Tech, a loss here starts the talk again in Lubbock. With the Red Raiders 7-2 ATS as road underdogs and the Cougars an underwhelming 3-10-1 ATS handing out points at home, the Techsters cover and might win outright.

Free Football Pick: Texas Tech +6Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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South Carolina is Current Undervalued Home Favorite

South Carolina's inability to run the ball and stop the run at home against Kentucky, pinned them with their first loss of the season. That poor showing coupled with losing one of their best wide-outs in Deebo Samuel for the season, has dropped the Gamecocks from -11 to -8 against Louisiana Tech. I think this adds tremendous value to South Carolina, as they still have superior size, speed and talent compared to the Bulldogs and at least to this point, this is not usual Louisiana Tech high-scoring team we are used to with 44 total points in past two outings versus FBS competition. Grab early before line goes back up.

Free Football Pick - South Carolina -8Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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