College Football Best Bets

Welcome to our college football best bets section where we outline our best college football bets this weekend.

Here you can find our expert’s college football best bets for each week of the season, right through until the National Championship Game. With hundreds of college football games each week, be sure to check out our  College Football Picks and College Football Predictions page for all of our other Power 5 conference picks as well as the remaining Top-25 teams’ matches.  Also, be sure to head to our College Football Parlays page for those bigger odds, multiple team wagers each week.


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Game Totals, Florida State @ Louisville
Game Totals Pick
Under 61.0 Game Totals
Best Odds

Florida State’s offense is nothing special, so a Seminoles +5 bet would go well with an under play. If this game goes over, it probably won’t be thanks to the ‘Noles lighting up the scoreboard. That being said, this one isn’t going over. The total has been on a steady decline since it opened, and for good reason. While Louisville scored only seven points last weekend, it have up only 12 to Notre Dame. The home team’s linebacker corps is especially impressive. Dorian Etheridge and Monty Montgomery have combined for seven of Louisville’s 11 sacks and C.J. Avery is tied for second with 29 tackles.  Florida State will be without an injured Tamorrion Terry, who is its best wide receiver. Hammer the under 61 while you can still get it on that number.

Point Spread, Alabama @ Tennessee
Point Spread Pick
Alabama Win -21.0 Point Spread
Best Odds

Alabama proved it is in the conversation with Clemson for the best team in the country last week when it beat the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. The Crimson Tide defense, which had been disappointing for the most part this season, showed up in the second half and completely shut down the Dawgs. Alabama is also averaging 48.5 points per game, good for second-most in the country.  Tennessee, on the other hand, just got smashed by Kentucky 34-7. The Volunteers once again were overhyped by a lot of people and proved they should not even smell the rankings again this season. They average just 23.5 points per game, and their defense is not going to hold up against this elite Alabama offense. This is probably one of the better plays on the entire card. Alabama has run through its schedule, so I will back the Tide here to dismantle the Vols and would so with a ton of confidence.

Game Totals, West Virginia @ Texas Tech
Game Totals Pick
Over 54.0 Game Totals
Best Odds

This total seems quite low to me. Texas Tech is not the offensive juggernaut they have been in the past but they have given up at least 31 points in every game and 33 to Houston Baptist. I can definitely get behind West Virginia scoring about the average of  Texas Tech opponents, which is 39 ppg this season. With the Mountaineers in the high 30s, they can play pretty good defense and we still get to punch this over. Texas Tech has to be feeling a little desperate at this point and if they are losing they are not going to balance the offense, they are just going to throw more. I am looking for this one to be a little more back and forth and as long as we get touchdowns we should get an easy over.

Point Spread, Cincinnati @ SMU
Point Spread Pick
SMU Win -2.5 Point Spread
Best Odds

This is a great game for the AAC with two unbeaten and ranked teams meeting deep in the heart of Texas. Cincinnati has been a force in the league for some time, while SMU looks to be taking advantage of small dips by Memphis and UCF. The Bearcats are a very solid team; they are 3-0 SU but just 1-2 ATS, so they have not been overwhelming the markets. The defense has been very impressive limiting Army to 10 points and USF to just seven in their most recent game three weeks ago. The reason they have been disappointing the markets is that the offense has not come together. Their opponents have not been strong defensively and if you throw out their game against Austin Peay, they have not scored more than 28 points in a game. They will need to be more productive to keep their ranking.

SMU is undefeated, too, at 5-0 SU but saw their three-game ATS streak end last week in a close win over Tulane. The Mustangs have been consistent on offense this season, scoring at least 30 points in every game–including a win over Memphis. That Memphis game is a key marker on defense, too, as they held the Tigers to just 27 points. That was the same Memphis team that lit up UCF last week. Not having key playmaking receiver Reggie Roberson hurts, but this team is still very solid in all areas. I am loving the home side as a small favorite in this game. Cincinnati is a very good defensive team but SMU befuddles opponents because it is so balanced. The Mustangs are averaging more than 200.0 ypg on the ground and are fifth in passing offense. QB Shane Buechele should easily outplay his counterpart Desmond Ridder. Once the pressure is on the Cincinnati offense to keep up, we will see some mistakes to help the Mustangs pad their lead. Bet this now before it moves. Take SMU.

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College Football Best Bets

What Are Our College Football Best Bets

At Pickswise our team of expert college football handicappers conduct extensive research across all of the best college football action throughout the season and into the postseason, with the sole aim of bringing you the most informed and best free college football bets around. 

The 2020 College Football Season has taken a different shape to once we’re accustomed too, but that doesn’t stop the action coming thick and fast, all season long. With a wealth of Inter-conference games across the four Power Five conferences that are currently planning to play college football this fall, our experts will be on hand to breakdown every single game.

Alongside our expert analysis, our handicappers will post their prediction for every game including picks on the over/under market, Against the Spread and Moneyline picks. Each of our selections across Pickswise is given a confidence rating ranging from 1 to 3 stars, with 3 stars being the most confident, 1 the least.

In addition to our confidence ratings, college football bettors in particular – with the sheer number of games each weekend, like to know what our most confident selections are across the slate. This is where our College Football Best Bets page comes to the fore, here we detail just that, our most confident selections, our College Football best bets this weekend.

College Football Best Bets Today

Find all of our best college football bets today, right here on our College Football Best Bets page.

There are countless ways in which you can wager on a college football game and with hundreds of games each week in a typical season, being selective in your wagering is arguably the most important aspect in achieving long-term betting success on college ball.

Covering every game in the required detail is a long process, and then filtering down your picks into those top selections, your best bets is a difficult task. Fortunately, here at Pickswise, we lean on industry-leading analysis and decades of wagering experience to bring you the top college football best bets this week for free. Not only do we break down every match, but we also highlight our best college football bets today right here, each week, so be sure to check back for those best bets across the college football slate. 

The College Football Best Bets page works perfectly with our College Football Picks and Predictions page where you can find all of our game previews, in addition to our best bets here, to combine for a comprehensive view of today’s college football games.

What Is The Best Site To Wager On Your College Football Best Bets Today

There are many ways in which you can wager on our college football best bets today, with all major sportsbooks all vying to offer the most competitive odds. As with any sports wagering you do, you must compare odds and markets to seek out the best value with all of our college football best bets.

With all of our College Football picks and predictions, including our college football best bets, and College Football Parlays, we post the best odds and the sportsbook offering those odds next to our selections.

With the volatility of sports odds, these can change quickly, so be sure to check before you wager. An extra point on the spread can be the difference between winning and losing, and why bet the moneyline at +250 when you can get +350 elsewhere. 

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Best College Football Bets This Weekend

With so many college football games scheduled across the conferences each weekend, you simply can’t bet on them all. Our college football best bets this weekend are just that, our best bets across this weekend’s college football games.

All of our best bets are posted during the week to allow you to take in and breakdown our analysis and best bets, before deciding whether you agree, and want to place a wager.

Posting our best college football bets This Weekend also gives you more time to shop the odds, and in all likelihood, ensure you get the best odds, on our best bets. 

Best Bets Against The Spread College Football

The most popular college football bet is betting against the spread (ATS). Against the spread betting isn’t about picking a winner of the game, it’s about picking the team who will cover the spread, a line set by sportsbooks. Let’s say you bet your money that Team A covers the spread (wins by a certain amount of points), Michigan -8.5 for example. Or that Team B will cover the spread (keep the game closer than oddsmakers expect), Penn State +8.5. If Michigan beat Penn State 30-27, then Penn State covers the spread, and underdog backers are cashing tickets with +8.5 on Penn State. Whereas if Michigan wins 30-20, more than 8.5 they cover the spread and favorite backers are cashing tickets. 

Against the spread betting is extremely popular in football and that’s one of the main reasons why it’s one of our most popular College Football Picks and Predictions on-site and is very often included in our college football best bets each weekend.