There are a handful of weeks left in the 2016 college football season and if you aren’t using my weekly college football lock picks its time you start. I have found a trio of Week 10 college football lock picks that you should bet on right now. Happy hunting!
Week 10 College Football Lock Picks
Will ranked Colorado put a beating on UCLA in a Pac 12 showdown? How will Vanderbilt play against hot Auburn on the road? Is North Carolina ready to destroy Georgia Tech as a big favorite at home?
UCLA at #20 Colorado
When: Thursday, Nov. 3 at 9:00 pm ET
Where: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
Odds: Colorado -11
Analysis: UCLA is a mess of a college football program. Bruin fans had high hopes going into the season. Many felt that QB Josh Rosen was going to be a Heisman Trophy candidate. Since I live in Los Angeles, I can’t begin to tell you the crazy things that UCLA fans were saying before the season. But after losing 4 out of their last 5, it’s apparent that Jim Mora Jr. has lost control of this team. UCLA has good players. The problem is that the team has no fire at all.
That’s why I think Colorado pummels the Bruins in Boulder this Thursday. To me, this is one of those no-brainer picks. Colorado is a college football squad that has covered in every single football game this season. The Buffalos can score. They put up 40 against ASU. Or, they can play defense. They beat Stanford 10 to 7 in their last.
An 8 and 0 ATS squad versus a team that has seemingly given up on the season? I’ll take the undefeated ATS team every time.
Week 10 College Football Lock Pick: Colorado
Vanderbilt at #11 Auburn
When: Saturday, Nov. 5 at 12:00 pm ET
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Odds: Auburn -24.5
Analysis: I thought Penn State was the hottest team in college football. I was wrong. The hottest team in college football are the 11th-ranked Auburn Tigers. Just when I thought that Auburn was done as a football program, that there was no way they’d get back to prominence, they do this.
The Tigers are 6 and 2 straight up. More importantly, to us football handicappers at least, Auburn is a stunning 7 and 1 ATS. The Tigers have covered in 5 straight games. They beat Ole Miss 40 to 29 on the road as a -4 favorite in their last.
Here’s what’s surprising: Auburn allows 16 points per game on average. The Auburn Tigers are winning football games via their defense.
Vanderbilt’s in trouble on Saturday.
Week 10 College Football Lock Pick: Auburn
Georgia Tech at #18 North Carolina
When: Saturday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 pm ET
Where: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
TV: ACC Net
Odds: North Carolina -11
Analysis: Consistency is the hall mark of a good football program. It’s going to be hard to find a college football program less consistent than North Carolina. The Tar Heels aren’t good enough to make it to the College Football Playoff. But, they’re good enough to make it to the ACC Championship where they’ll have a shot to upset Clemson.
What I like about the Tar Heels is how the defense has locked down their last 2 opponents. Miami could only muster 13 points against North Carolina. Virginia could muster only 10 points.
Georgia Tech is riding a 2 game winning streak. But the Ramblin’ Wreck’s defense has given up 35 points or more in 3 out of Georgia Tech’s last 4 games. I just don’t see the Yellow Jackets getting closer than 14 points to NC in this.