College Football Week 10 Betting Cheat Sheet

College Football Week 10 Betting Cheat Sheet

The biggest game on the schedule in Week 10 pits Alabama versus LSU in a battle of Top 10 teams. Both teams have to win this game in order to have any hopes of making it to the SEC Championship and possibly the College Football Playoff.

But, did the Alabama versus LSU game make the cut for one of the top ATS, Over/Under or Moneyline wagers of the week?  Keep reading this college football week 10 betting cheat sheet to find out!

College Football Week 10 ATS Picks

No. 2 Baylor at Kansas State
When: Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm ET
Odds: Baylor -17.5

Analysis: Due to starter Seth Russell’s neck injury, 6’ 3” 195 lb freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham will now take over at Baylor. Stidham faces a tough first test as a starter. It’s hardly ever easy to win in Manhattan, KS.

But, the Baylor defense, even if DL Andrew Billings can’t play, is much better than it looks. LB Shawn Oakman is still a major defender in the Big 12 Conference even though he hasn’t had the season this year that he had last year. Oakman figures to step up his play in the final stretch of the season.

Also, Stidham goes into the game playing against a massive offensive line that will keep his jersey clean while giving him time to find likely All-American WR Corey Clement and RB Shock Linwood. Stidham and the Baylor offense figure to put on a show this Thursday night.  

Pick: Baylor

Duke at No. 21 North Carolina
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12:00 pm ET
Odds: North Carolina -8.5

Analysis: The Blue Devils haven’t looked very good in their last 2 games. Yes, they lost to Miami via some terrible calls in the field, but they had given up 24 points to Miami before the ridiculous 8 lateral play to end the game. Before that loss, the Blue Devils had given up 43 points to Virginia Tech.

Now, Duke has to travel to North Carolina where, save for a Week 1 loss to South Carolina, the Tar Heels have been perfect on the season. North Carolina averages 469.9 yards and 36.9 points per game. The Tar Heels defense is allowing an average of less than 17 points per game. NC has gone 5 and 2 ATS in their last 7. The Heels should have their way with the Dookies on Saturday.

Pick: North Carolina

No. 9 Stanford at Colorado
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1:00 pm ET
Odds: Stanford -16

Analysis: The Cardinal finally came back down to earth in their 30 to 28 win over Washington State on the road in Week 9. After a Week 1 loss to Northwestern as a big favorite, Stanford had run off 6 straight wins where they beat their opponents by double-digits and covered every spread.

Things weren’t as clean against the Cougars. But, Washington State has turned it on lately. So, we can forgive the mighty Cardinal for taking a step back on the field. It was a still a victory and the Cardinal is still the best team in the Pac 12.

Colorado played UCLA to a 31 to 35 loss, but Stanford is a whole other animal. The Cardinal should have this one in the bag by half time. Colorado’s offense is going to find it difficult to move the ball against Stanford’s defense while Stanford QB Kevin Hogan should get back to his dominating ways in this.

Pick: Stanford

College Football Week 10 Game Total Over/Under Picks

No. 24 Mississippi State at Missouri
When: Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9:00 pm ET

Analysis: Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott is very impressive. He’s one of the top quarterbacks in college football. He’s completing 66.5% of his passes and has thrown only a single pick while playing behind a new offensive line.

Prescott is going to make an NFL team very happy. Prescott’s excellent decision making is one of the reasons why this game should go under on Thursday night. Dak isn’t going to put the Bulldogs’ offensive into a precarious situation against a Missouri defense that’s allowing only 12.5 points and less than 285 total yards per game.

Missouri’s offense is terrible. Expect Prescott to lead the Bulldogs to a 17 to 10 type win by controlling the clock with short passes and his feet.  

Pick: Under

Texas Tech at West Virginia
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12:00 pm ET

Analysis: Once the total comes out for the Texas Tech versus West Virginia game expect some intimidation. Tech averages over 47 points while West Virginia averages 32.6 points per game.

The total betting line should easily be over 70 points and it’s probably going to be close to 80 points. Who cares?  Texas Tech doesn’t really play defense while the Mountaineers have given up 62 and 30 in their last 2 games. This matchup should easily go over the total.   

Pick: Over

California at Oregon
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 pm ET

Analysis: Here’s another battle that has over written all over it. Neither one of these Pac 12 teams has much of a defense while the offenses are known for putting up a ton of points.

California’s defense has gone south in a hurry. The Golden Bears have lost 3 in a row straight up while giving up 30, 40 and 27 points. Oregon scored 62 in their last game while giving up 55 to ASU. The Ducks gave up 45 while scoring 38 against Washington State two games ago. This will be another over contest.

Pick: Over

College Football Week 10 Straight Up Moneyline Picks

No. 5 TCU at No. 12 Oklahoma State
Odds: TCU -5.5
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 pm ET

Analysis: The Horned Frogs looked great when beating West Virginia 40 to 10. TCU dominated the Mountaineers. But, the Mountaineers were reeling well before trying to take on TCU on the road.

Oklahoma State has proven to be a viable contender for the Big 12 Championship. The Cowboys are undefeated for a reason. They have a never die attitude that showed up big time against Texas Tech in Week 9. After being down 38 to 28 to Texas Tech at halftime, the Cowboys outscored Texas Tech 28 to 15 in the second half. Oklahoma State won 70 to 53. They can beat TCU on Saturday.

Pick: Oklahoma State

Arizona State at Washington State
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 pm ET
Odds: Washington State -1

Analysis: Washington State QB Luke Falk averages 407.4 passing yards per game. Falk completes 70.8% of his passes. He’s thrown for 28 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions.

Falk should have no trouble absolutely dominating ASU’s defense, which has trouble getting to quarterbacks unless they blitz. Blitzing a guy like Falk is not the way to win. Washington State is going to make that -1 point spread look silly by beating the Sun Devils into the ground on Saturday.  

Pick: Washington State

No. 4 LSU at No. 7 Alabama
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 pm ET
Odds: Alabama -6.5

Analysis: The game of the week has made it onto the College Week Picks. Is it LSU or Alabama?

The odds figure to go down to the point where Alabama is going to be a -3 to -4 point favorite. The problem is that Alabama is a terrible team to back on the point spread. But, the Crimson Tide is an excellent team to back on the moneyline. They have the defense to contain RB Leonard Fournette.

More importantly, Alabama has the offense to take advantage of LSU’s less than stellar defense. The Tigers give up 22.6 points on average per game while Alabama’s defense is allowing only 16.4 points on average per matchup. Expect this to be a close game, think 14 to 10, or 13 to 10, but Alabama will prevail.

Pick: Alabama