The early college football betting spreads for Week 7 dropped yesterday afternoon and here are the top games you need to mark on your calendar.
College Football ATS Betting Analysis Week 7
Friday, Oct. 11
Colorado at Oregon -22
Oregon averages 34.2 points per game. That’s not the reason to really like them on Friday. The Ducks don’t just average 34.2 points per, they dominate on defense. Opponents have no shot versus the Ducks unless they can score with the Ducks. Uh…do the Buffs play defense?
Saturday, Oct. 12
Oklahoma -10 ½ vs. Texas
Texas is a tough team, and the Sooners did struggle with the Kansas Jayhawks in the first half of their blowout win this past Saturday. Let’s not kid ourselves, though. The Sooners are just better than Texas this season. Jalen Hurts will dominate an okay but not great Texas defense while the Longhorns will find it difficult to score points against an improving Oklahoma D. Sooners roll.
Michigan -19 at Illinois
Michigan is finally on track. Yep, the offense sure struggled in the 10-3 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday. However, the Illinois Illini aren’t close to being as talented as the Iowa Hawkeyes. Wolverines make it 3 in a row SU and ATS.
Georgia Tech at Duke -16
Duke’s played exceptionally well, really well, since having to battle Alabama in Week 1. The Blue Devils barely lost to Pitt, 30-33, in a game that they won ATS. Duke can score. They should score at will versus an awful Georgia Tech squad.
Alabama -18 at Texas A&M
All is right in college football because the Alabama Crimson Tide are once again the top team in the nation. This is the lowest spread that Alabama has faced yet this season, which is why they should have no trouble covering it even though A&M played them tough last year.
Florida State at Clemson -27 ½
Clemson doesn’t care about rankings. You want to know what Clemson cares about? Putting a beating year in and year out on the former best team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. That’s Florida State, which is why the Tigers win this by 30 – 35 points.
Michigan State at Wisconsin -9 ½
Michigan State might just be a lousy football team. How else to explain Sparty losing at home to ASU and then getting drilled 10-34 to Ohio State in their last? Wisconsin is undefeated and 4-1 against the spread.
USC at Notre Dame -10
USC is down to its third-string quarterback. Even the second-string quarterback wouldn’t play well enough in this matchup to keep it close. Notre Dame is for real. They’ll dominate their rivals on Saturday.
Florida at LSU -13
Florida is a decent squad. The defense is excellent, while the offense has looked good in every game this season. The problem with facing LSU is that the Tigers boast a top Heisman Trophy contender in Joe Burrow. Burrow has thrown for 1,864 yards, 22 TDs, and 3 picks while completing 78.4% of his passes. Florida falls back to earth after the impressive victory over the Auburn Tigers.