College Football Odds & Picks for Afternoon Slate: Angles on Alabama-South Carolina, More


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Sep 14, 2019, 02:31 PM EDT

Your college football Saturday is just getting into a rhythm, and now it’s time to bet the afternoon games and keep building on what’s hopefully been a successful start.

We’ve got you covered from every betting angle, and pulled out some snippets here.

The full articles are available to EDGE members.

College Football Betting Odds & Picks

Saban vs. True Freshmen

Get our full Alabama vs. South Carolina betting guide here.

There’s some narrative out there that Nick Saban squashes true freshmen quarterbacks, but that hasn’t been the case against the spread.

He has fared well is a sizable favorite in SEC play, though, going 35-19 ATS as a double-digit favorite.

CyHawk Showdown

Get our full betting analysis and picks for Iowa vs. Iowa State here.

What would you have made the Iowa-Iowa State line before the season? Iowa State -1 or -2?

But because all we’ve seen from the Cyclones is an overtime with over Northern Iowa as a three-touchdown favorite, the Hawkeyes are a short favorite in the road in this rivalry clash.

Our projections see this game a little differently, but we’re waiting for the line to get to a key number either pregame or live before firing.

Afternoon Sharp Report

Sharp bettors hit a handful of games this afternoon, including Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State and BYU vs. USC.

The Golden Hurricanes are a two-touchdown home dog, while BYU is catching four points.

Market Sentiment Shifts on USC

Entering the season, a lot of people were down on USC. But after last week — a 45-20 win over Stanford in which freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis looked excellent — the market has flipped the other way.

The Trojans are a 4.5-point favorite at BYU on Saturday with critical conference games against Utah and Washington on deck.

Our projections make this game much closer than the spread indicates, and Collin Wilson broke it down in more detail here.

Service Academy Situational Spot

Stuckey learned his lesson going against a service academy situational spot last week when Army took Michigan to overtime, but is he willing to back the Black Knights against UTSA?

One Key Stat

Get Stuckey’s full Michigan State-Arizona State preview here.

We knew Michigan State had maybe the best run defense in the country entering the season, but the Spartans have really backed it up through two games against Western Michigan and Tulsa.

MSU is allowing -0.1 yards per carry on the ground — that’s right, it’s allowed -6 rushing yards through two games.

That could spell trouble for an Arizona State team that’s really struggled to get star running back Eno Benjamin going through its first two games.

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