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Louisville Looking to Bounce Back, Baylor Wants to Stay Hot, Stanford, Oregon State Square off in Huge Pac-12 Battle

The Louisville Cardinals will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season while the Baylor Bears look to remain unbeaten and move to a pristine 7-0. The Stanford Cardinal will look to record consecutive victories for the first tie since suffering its first loss of the season two weeks ago.

Here is how you can boost your bank roll with my expert college football betting breakdowns on all three games featuring the trio of nationally-ranked teams.

NCAA Football Betting Odds & Picks

Louisville at South Florida
The 20th-ranked and 20.5 point favorite Louisville Cardinals take on the South Florida Bulls in NCAAF action this weekend.
Starts: 10/24/2013 12:00PM
Raymond James Stadium, 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida

In a tale of two teams, the 18th-ranked Louisville Cardinals (6-1 SU, 3-4 ATS) will look to rebound from their first loss of the season in Week 8 while the South Florida Bulls (2-4 SU, 3-3 ATS) try to extend their modest two-game winning streak when they meet in this Week 9 battle.

Louisville is coming off a disheartening 38-35 loss against Central Florida as a 14-point home favorite while South Florida recorded a narrow 13-10 win over UConn to cash in as a 4-point road dog.

Analysis: I know the Louisville Cardinals are going to go all out in this one after getting upset last weekend, but my advice to NCAAF gridiron gamblers is to ‘man up’ and back the underdog South Florida Bulls.

Not only has the Underdog posted a perfect 5-0 ATS mark in the L/5 meetings between these AAC rivals, but Louisville has also gone 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against a team with a losing home record. The spread here is too big for the Cardinals to cover.
The Pick: South Florida +20.5 Points

Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks
The Baylor Bears are 35.5 point favorites when they visit the Kansas Jayhawks
Starts: 10/26/2013 7:00PM
Memorial Stadium, 1017 West 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas

The high-scoring Baylor Bears (6-0 SU, 5-1 ATS) will look to extend their unbeaten streak and stay in the race for a BCS bowl game bid when they take on a reeling Kansas Jayhawks (2-4 SU, 2-4 ATS) team that has lost three consecutive games.

Baylor looked absolutely phenomenal in spanking Iowa State 71-7 in Week 8 to cash in as an insane 33-point home favorite. Kansas is coming off a disappointing 34-19 Week 8 loss to Oklahoma, though they narrowly managed to cover the spread as a 21-point home underdog.

Analysis: Now, normally, I’d tell NCAAF gridiron gamblers to stay away from such a high point spread, but I think the Bears may actually win this one by 40. Baylor has won three straight in this series – with a 48-point win being among the trio.

I’m going to advise college football betting buffs to back the Baylor Bears minus the points. Baylor has gone 7-1 ATS in their last eight conference games and a bankroll-boosting 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following an SU win.

Kansas, on the other hand, has compiled a discouraging 2-6 ATS mark in their last eight games and 1-4 ATS mark in their last five home games.
Baylor wins big!
The Pick: Baylor -35.5 Points

Stanford at Oregon State
The 6th ranked and 5.5 point favorite Stanford Cardinal take on the 25th ranked Oregon State Beavers.
Starts: 10/26/2013 10:30PM
Reser Stadium, 2600 SW Western Blvd.
Corvallis, Oregon

The Stanford Cardinal (6-1 SU, 3-4 ATS) and the Oregon State Beavers (6-1 SU, 4-3 ATS) will throw down in a fascinating matchup of Pac-12 rivals that both know they desperately need to win this Week 9 contest in order to keep any BCS bowl game hopes that they may have, alive.

Stanford bounced back from its shocking Week 7 road loss to Utah by beating UCLA 24-10 to cover the spread as a 4-point home favorite and snap a two-game ATS losing streak.

Oregon State will look to keep its impressive six-game winning streak alive after routing  California 49-17 in Week 8 to easily cash in as a 11.5-point home favorite.

Analysis: Maybe it’s me, but I just don’t see why Stanford is favored in this contest. Oregon State has held two of is last three Pac-12 opponents to an identical 17 points while giving up 24 points to Washington State in a blowout that was decided by halftime.

Not only that, but the Ducks have found their sea legs when it comes to scoring, putting up at least 33 points in each of their last six games and 44 or more in each of their last three games overall.

Oregon State has gone 9-3-1 ATS in its L/13 games against a team with a winning record and  the Home team in this series is 5- ATS in the last six meetings. I like the Oregon State Ducks to give Stanford their second cold, hard, slap in the face this season.
The Pick: Oregon State +5.5