College football rolls into Week 10. The rankings have been updated. The betting odds are out. And so are my free college football week 11 picks. Happy hunting.
Free Picks College Football Week 10
Louisville at #2 Clemson
When: Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12:00 pm ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Odds: Clemson -38
Analysis: Seems ridiculous to make the Clemson Tigers such a huge favorite against the spread, but then we realize that the Tigers have covered in 4 of their last 5. They were double-digit favorites in all 4 games.
None of the 4 covers were as impressive as what they did to rival Florida State in Week 9. Clemson pummeled the Seminoles 59-10 on the road as a -18 favorite. Louisville is 1-7 ATS while allowing over 36 points per.
Clemson should beat the Cardinals by 50. The only thing to worry about is if Tigers’ coach Dabo Sweeny pulls his starters before the start of the 3rd quarter, allowing the Cardinals to do just enough to beat the spread.
That shouldn’t happen. Sweeney wants his players to stay sharp for a likely rematch against Alabama in the CFP.
#12 West Virginia at #15 Texas
When: Saturday, Nov.3 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Odds: Texas -2.5
Analysis: Texas had gotten into the CFP discussion until their 35-38 loss to Oklahoma State in Week 9. Although no matter what they do from now until the end of the regular season a College Football Playoff berth’s off the table, the Longhorns could make a case for a New Year’s Day Bowl by beating rival West Virginia.
The Mountaineers thrashed Baylor 58-14 in their Week 9 win. West Virginia’s a good team, but Texas can score points. The Longhorns will keep up with WVU until their defense gets into a groove.
Texas could win by a touchdown or more on Saturday.
#19 Iowa at Purdue
When: Saturday, Nov.3 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
TV: ESPN 2
Odds: Purdue -1.5
Analysis: Iowa’s 24-30 loss to Penn State wasn’t that bad. The Hawkeyes failed to cover the spread by only a half a point. Iowa now gets to face Purdue, the team that ended Ohio State’s shot at the CFP.
Purdue heads into Week 10 after losing 13-23 to Michigan State. Purdue upset Ohio State because their defense played better than it often plays. Purdue won’t stop Iowa from scoring. More importantly, the Boilermakers should have trouble scoring against the Hawkeyes’ stingy defense.