Week 7 NCAAF Upset PicksNoah Williams
If you’re looking for a few Week 7 NCAAF upset picks with bite, then look no further! A trio of Week 7 underdogs are all looking good against their favored opponents.
The Wisconsin Badgers will look to continue their surprising 2016 campaign when they visit Ohio State in a huge Big Ten battle. The Temple Owls will look to rebound from their humbling defeat the last time out and the Arizona Wildcats will look to hold down the fort at home in their Pac-12 pairing.
Now, let’s find out why all three teams look like great Week 7 NCAAF upset picks!
Week 7 NCAAF Upset Picks
Ohio State at Wisconsin
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
NCAAF Odds: Wisconsin +10.5
Analysis: Wisconsin suffered their first loss of the season in their hard-fought 14-7 defeat against Michigan the last time out, but the Badgers did nothing to embarrass themselves and look like a great Week 7 upset pick at home against unbeaten Ohio State.
While the Buckeyes pounded Indiana 38-17 last weekend to move to 5-0, the Badgers have an elite defense (12.2 ppg) that I believe will not only keep them in this contest against Ohio State, but give them the shot of winning outright.
While Ohio State is averaging an insane 53.2 points per game, the Buckeyes will take on a Wisconsin team that has not allowed more than 17 points in any game this season and has gone 6-1 SU and ATS over their last seven games dating back to last season.
I know Ohio State has won four straight in this series including last season’s emphatic 59-0 shutout win at home, but this is not last season and Wisconsin has looked great against comparable opponents in beating Michigan State 30-6 two weeks ago and narrowly lost to Michigan last weekend.
Ohio State is 7-3 SU and ATS in their last 10 games against Wisconsin, but they’ve only outscored the Badgers by an average of less than nine points per game over the stretch and I believe this matchup is going to turn out to be a knock-down, drag-out affair that ends up a lot closer to a field goal finish than a double-digit spanking. Wisconsin covers while pushing Ohio State for the outright win.
NCAAF Upset Pick: Wisconsin +10.5 Points
Temple at Central Florida
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM ET
NCAAF Odds: Temple +3
Analysis: Temple may not be living up to their billing as a preseason top 25 candidate after finishing in the top 25 a year ago under now, widely-respected head coach Vern Rhule, but the Owls are the easy pick to not only cover the college football betting line, but to do so by winning outright.
I know Central Florida has won two of three against temple dating back to 2013, but Temple laid a emphatic 30-16 spanking on the Knights last season and I believe they’re primed for another win this time around after getting humbled in their 34-27 loss against Memphis last weekend.
Central Florida has struggled mightily in going 1-8 SU and just 2-7 ATS in their last nine home games while temple has gone 5-0 ATS this season and 15-8 ATS in its last 23 road games.
More importantly, Temple has the big edge in coaching and will have the best player on the field in underrated running back Jahad Thomas, a player I expect to see playing on Sundays in the very near future.
NCAAF Upset Pick: Temple +3 Points
USC at Arizona
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET
NCAAF Odds: Arizona +8
Analysis: The USC Trojans have won two straight and got past Colorado 21-17 last weekend while the Arizona Wildcats have lost three straight while giving up at least 35 points in each contest.
Nevertheless, it is the Wildcats that are my pick to cover the college football betting line as a 8-point home dog, seeing as how Arizona has not lost to USC by more than eight points over the last nine meetings dating back to 2007.
Not only that, but USC has lost three times on the road this season and Arizona is the better offensive team statistically as they average 3.1 points per game more than the Trojans despite allowing 4.5 points per more than their longtime Pac-12 rivals.
I’m just about sick and tired of watching USC underachieve and I believe sheer desperation will drive the Wildcats, not only to the ATS cover, but the outright home win in a thriller.