After today, the College Football Playoff picture some be pretty clear. All teams in contention (minus Notre Dame) have one final chance to make their case, and a couple of these games today are simple win-and-you’re-in situations.
It’s a lighter slate, but there’s still money to be made, so let’s get it. All odds below are powered by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Georgia -6.5 over Alabama
Georgia’s dominance has been nothing short of spectacular all season long. Tennessee actually scored the most points on the Bulldogs this season... with a measly 17. Kirby Smart’s team is the deepest, most talented roster in the country.
But they’ve got a hump to get over today. Kirby has never beaten Nick Saban before, but he’s never had a clear roster advantage either. I think today is that day.
Alabama’s offense was dreadful against Auburn and LSU, and their defense proved to be plenty leaky against Arkansas. This Saban team is a tier below where they usually are, and I expect Georgia to pull away late and cover the 6.5 point spread.
I will say, it is curious that this line has failed to move all week, despite a good majority of the money coming in on the Bulldogs.
Houston +10.5 against Cincinnati
Cincinnati has take care of business all season long, and nobody can fault them for that. However, this weekend has to be a little uneasy for them. First off, they’ve got a pretty good opponent coming to town and second, do we really believe the committee would put them in over a potential Big 12 Champion Oklahoma State? I’m not sold.
How do they come out in such a big spot? We’ve seen the Bearcats struggle with much worse teams that this — Tulsa and Navy for example. Houston has had similar results in conference play.
Cincinnati could use a convincing win here to remove any doubt, but I don’t think they get it here. 10.5 is too large of a spread.
Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh OVER 71
Dave Clawson’s Demon Deacons have been one of the most fun teams to watch in 2021 — a high powered offense paired with an awful defense. That’s a recipe for points, especially with quarterback Kenny Pickett on the other side.
Pickett might just be the best quarterback in the country, and he should be in store for a big day in Charlotte. He has the Panthers ranked 4th in total offense, while Wake Forest checks in at 9th.
71 is a big number, but it’s not big enough here.
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