Welcome to Week 9 College Football Picks Against the Spread. This is the week for the home dogs and they are howling. With a ton of interesting match ups this week including an ACC clash in Tallahassee and a two Big 12 battles. It was a mediocre Week 8 going 2-2-1 taking the overall record to 19-18-2. Lets find some winners this week and continue to improve the overall record.
Florida State Seminoles +4.5 vs Clemson Tigers
This game has marked on the calendar of many college football fans coming into the season but the season has not gone the way Seminoles expected. However they have to chance to make a huge statement this week when they welcome a Clemson team to Tallahassee that has been riding a roller coaster despite remaining undefeated. The Tigers made an impressive statement beating Louisville at home. They also survived against NC State when the Wolfpack kicker missed a chip shot. With both teams coming off of a bye, lack of preparation should not be an issue. I expect this game to come down to the wire with Florida State having a good shot at the outright win. Take the Seminoles with the points and feel free to dabble on the money line.
Pick: Florida State +4.5
Oklahoma State Cowboys +3.5 vs West Virginia Mountaineers
What do you know? Another home dog catching points against an undefeated team. West Virginia comes into this game after impressive wins against Texas Tech and TCU. This week however they face a big road test heading into Stillwater. The Mountaineers defense has been impressive, the opposite of what the you typically see in the Big 12. Mason Rudolph, James Washington and company will give them a big test. The Cowboys defense will have to come to play if they want to slow Skyler Howard and the West Virginia offense. I think Oklahoma State finds a way to keep this game close and have a legit shot at handing the Mountaineers their first loss this season. Take the home dog to cover the 3.5 on the road.
Pick: Oklahoma State +3.5
Texas Longhorns +3.5 vs Baylor Bears
I know the Longhorns have been up and down all season with an underwhelming defense but this line stinks out loud. The Baylor Bears are undefeated and come into DKR favored by 3.5 points. The Bears have played nobody outside a home game against Oklahoma State and now they will be there first true road test. This is the same Baylor team that needed a late field goal to beat Iowa State on the road. Texas will need to lean on D’onta Foreman to control the clock and get the offense moving.Take the Horns at home to not only cover but get the outright win.
Pick: Texas +3.5
Georgia Bulldogs +7.5 at Florida Gators
The world’s largest outdoor cocktail party is once again upon us. Both of these teams have had issues this season on both sides of the ball. Florida has a strong secondary that can cause issues for Jacob Eason and the Georgia passing game. The good news for the Bulldogs is the Gator offense isn’t very good either. They can’t run the ball effectively and Luke Del Rio has been average at best. This game has an over/under of 44 and should fall under that total if you want more action for Saturday. A field goal likely decides this game and Georgia covers.
Pick: Georgia +7.5
Utah Utes +10 vs Washington Huskies
The Washington Huskies have been very impressive all season. Quarterback Jake Browning has been very impressive and continues to utilize his weapon. The Huskies defense has also been strong something many PAC 12 schools can’t say. However this week the are on the road to take on Utah team that can make plays on both sides of the ball. The Salt Lake City altitude is one that can impact teams coming in.
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Pick: Utah +10