Expert Picks College Football Week 10Josh Bailey
Can No. 25 Washington State hold off visiting No. 18 Stanford in their Week 10 Pac-12 pairing to get the win as a slight home favorite after suffering a crushing loss last weekend?
Can No. 9 Miami get the win and ATS cover against visiting No. 13 Virginia Tech to both, remain unbeaten and keep their hat in the ring for a berth in the four-team College Football Playoff?
Last but not least, who’s going to bring home the bacon when No. 11 Oklahoma State hosts No. 8 Oklahoma in a Big 12 battle that will undoubtedly have huge bowl game implications when they square off in their annual Bedlam Series rivalry on Saturday afternoon?
If you’ve got questions, then I’ve got answers college football betting enthusiasts! Now, let’s get to it!
Expert Picks College Football Week 10
No. 18 Stanford (6-2) at No. 25 Washington State (7-2)
When: Saturday, November 4
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
Odds: Washington State -2
Analysis: Now, No. 25 Washington State got completely humbled in their stunning 58-37 road loss against Khalil Tate and Arizona on Saturday, but Stanford didn’t look very impressive in squeaking past lowly Oregon State 15-14 this past weekend. While these two teams average almost identical scoring figures on both sides of the ball, I’m going to urge you to back the Cougars to get their act together despite the fact that they’ve dropped two of their last three games. I lost a lot of faith in Stanford because of their poor performance against a completely awful Oregon State team and the Cougars have a bunch of desperation right now. The Cougars are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and spanked Stanford badly 42-16 a year ago despite being on the road.
Expert Pick Week 10: Washington State -2
No. 8 Oklahoma (7-1) at No. 11 Oklahoma State (7-1)
When: Saturday, November 4 at 4:00 PM ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Odds: Oklahoma State -3
Analysis: Both teams in this Week 10 matchup have Heisman Trophy-contending quarterbacks and both teams average over 40. points per game while less than one point per separates them defensively. You’d think that Oklahoma State would be the pick seeing as how they’re at home and these two teams are extremely evenly matched on both sides of the ball, but for some reason, the Sooners just seem to have the Cowboys’ number. Oklahoma has won two straight in this longtime rivalry and four of the last five meetings overall. The Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against their in-state rivals and 9-3 ATS in the last dozen meetings overall. 56 percent of public bettors are backing the Oklahoma Sooners to cover the chalk despite being on the road in this affair and I believe that’s the right call even though I think this Week 10 Bedlam, Series rivalry has the look and feel of an ‘instant classic’ just waiting to happen.
Expert Pick Week 10: Oklahoma +3
No. 23 Arizona (6-2) at No. 17 USC (7-2)
When: Saturday, November 4 at 10:45 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Odds: USC -7.5
Analysis: USC may have throttled Arizona State 48-17 on Saturday to bounce back from their humbling 49-14 blowout loss at Notre Dame in Week 8, but I don’t see the Trojans ether covering the chalk against streaking Arizona or winning outright for that matter. A compelling 61 percent of public bettors are backing the Wildcats to cover the spread as touchdown road dogs and it’s easy to see why. Arizona has an absolutely phenomenal young quarterback in electrifying sophomore Khalil Tate. Arizona has averaged a whopping 48.75 points in the last four games with Tate running the show. The Wildcats breakout star torched No. 15 Washington State for 275 passing yards and 146 rushing yards in Saturday’s 58-37 beatdown over the Cougars and Tate has eight runs of over 40 yards this season. Tate rushed for a mind-boggling 327 yards against Colorado a month ago and 230 yards to UCLA the following week. I could go on and on, but I won’t. Right now though, I just don’t see USC’s defense stopping Tate either on the ground or through the air. The Trojans are a winless 0-5 ATS in their last five games following an SU win while Arizona has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six road dates against USC.