Three ATS Upsets In College Football Just Waiting To Happen This Saturday

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Ross Benjamin

Friday, September 2, 2016 8:51 PM UTC

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016 8:51 PM UTC

SBR contributor Ross Benjamin returns for another season of his weekly college football underdog picks. Go inside to read this compelling betting article which includes 3 college football picks.

Western Michigan vs Northwestern 12:00 PM ET
Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck has his football program pointed north and moving at an accelerated rate. The Broncos are coming off consecutive 8-5 seasons, and Fleck has garnered the MAC’s top recruiting classes in each if the past two years. His current team returns 13 starters, and the Broncos have gone a profitable 4-1 versus Big Ten opponents under Fleck’s watchful eye.

Northwestern is coming off an extremely successful 10-3 season. Unfortunately, under Pat Fitzgerald, the Wildcats have gone 5-7 and 6-6 following its previous two winning years. Fitzgerald enters his 11th season as head coach of Northwestern, and his teams are a dismal 0-6 ATS against MAC opponents during his tenure.

This has all the makings of a nail-biting finish. I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see an outright upset. Nevertheless, I’ll take the points as an additional bonus for one of my Saturday college football picks, and this wager will be made at 5Dimes.


Free NCAAF Pick: Western Michigan +5.0
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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UCLA vs Texas A&M 3:30 PM ET
UCLA will have one of the best passing quarterbacks in the nation with sophomore Josh Rosen. Granted, UCLA has lost a bulk of its offensive skilled position players from last year’s team. However, head coach Jim Mora has brought in some of the highest ranked recruiting classes on a national scale during his four years at UCLA, and there’s plenty of talent to replenish those offensive losses. Speaking of Mora, he’s gone a stellar 37-16 (.698) in his first three years at UCLA. Mora has moved his way up the coaching ladder due to his reputation as a defensive guru. The Bruins return 9 starts on defense, and will be a stout group to deal with.

Despite coming off a respectable 8-5 campaign, Texas A&M endured a somewhat tumultuous season. Much of that turmoil came as a result of a season-long quarterback controversy, and in turn created divisiveness within the Aggies' locker room. Well, that particular issue has seemed to be at least temporarily resolved.  Yet, what can’t be ignored is the Aggies less than inspiring 6-5 record through its last eleven home games. The 12th man will stay in check on Saturday.  I’m going with the road underdog in this one. I’ll be making this specific wager at one of the best sportsbooks, and that’s BetOnline.


Free NCAAF Pick: UCLA +3.5
Best Line Offered:at BetOnline

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Clemson vs Auburn 9:00 PM ET
Clemson will once again be a dynamic and high scoring offensive team. Nonetheless, this isn’t exactly an easy game to open their schedule with. I’m a bit skeptical regarding Clemson’s defense for this upcoming season. They only return 4 starters on that side of the ball and lost several NFL caliber talents from last year’s outstanding stop unit.

Auburn is coming off a season in which they vastly underachieved, evidenced by their mediocre 7-6 record. That disappointing year has created whispers of head coach Guz Malzahn being on the proverbial hot seat. Nonetheless, it’s definitely worth noting, Auburn is a perfect 29-0 during their previous 29 non-conference home games.

Visiting teams coming away with a win at Jordan-Hare Stadium is never an easy task, let alone covering as better than a touchdown favorite. Current college football betting odds at Bovada provides me with the best number for this specific wager. I would highly encourage checking out some of Bovada’s superb sign-up bonuses.


Free NCAAF Pick: Auburn +8.0
Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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