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Pickswise College Football Best Bets Record: 15-12 (started on 09/21/2019)

Best College Football Bets This Week

Minnesota @ Iowa

The Golden Gophers have been one of the biggest surprises of the season, and they will look to improve to 10-0 on the season. The Iowa Hawkeyes stand in their way. What are the Hawkeyes known for in November?  They have a reputation for upsetting unbeaten teams, especially at Kinnick Stadium. Minnesota proved doubters wrong with a victory over a top-four ranked Penn State team in their last game. The Gophers are 6-0 ATS in their last six games, while Iowa is just 2-3 ATS in their last five. The Hawkeyes have beaten the Gophers each of the last three years, along with covering the spread in each of those games. Minnesota is 6-2-1 ATS this season and hasn’t had any real trouble covering since their September 14th match-up with Georgia Southern. This could be a defensive battle but backing the Gophers plus three points is the right call.

Air Force @ Colorado State

The offenses in this game should be able to score a lot of points as they have all season. Air Force ranks 28th in points scored per game with 34.44 while Colorado State ranks 52nd with 31.67. However, the defense for the Falcons is one of the best in college football as they have allowed the 29th fewest points per game this season with 20.89 a game. Meanwhile, the defense for the Rams hasn’t been as great, allowing 32 points per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. I look for the Falcons to come close to the 40 point mark in this game. I also look for the Rams to come close to the 30 point mark, Take the over 63.5 as a lock of the week. 

UCLA @ Utah

Only two Utah games have gone over this season, that Washington game and a home date with Northern Illinois. Last year the Utes held UCLA to just 10 points and I am not seeing them get much more than that this time. Utah is a huge favorite and their best way to get an impressive margin is to really shut down the Bruins, as they did to Cal, ASU, Oregon State, and Washington State. Take the under of 51.5

West Virginia @ Kansas State

West Virginia’s offense leaves a lot to be desired as they are only averaging 21.11 points per game this season, which ranks 110th in the nation. Meanwhile, the offense for the Wildcats has been solid this season, ranking 40th with 32.33 points per game. Kansas State’s defense has also been one of the best this season, allowing a meager 21.11 points per game, which is the 32nd fewest in college football. The defense for the Mountaineers, on the other hand, has been dreadful, ranking 110th with 32.11 points per game this season. I look for this game to be an exciting one, with the over 47.5 being one of the best bets in week 12.