College Football Odds, Picks & Betting Cheat Sheet for Saturday Night Games

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A wonderful college football Saturday is sadly coming to a close, but not before you add some night slate plays to wash it all down.

EDGE members can access all these full articles, but we’ve compiled some snippets below.

College Football Odds & Picks

Projected Lines for Every Game

Our Collin Wilson uses a Vegas-style approach to create his own power ratings, and there are a few games way off from what sportsbooks have out right now.

Get Collin’s projected odds for every game here.

Tricky Situational Spot for UVA

Virginia is coming off a thriller against Florida State, and takes on Notre Dame next week. Sandwiched between? A game with Old Dominion.

The Monarchs have lost a little bit of value, going from +28.5 to +27 — an incredibly key number when a bad team is trying to cover a big spread — but this game sets up well for ODU. Virginia has also played slow this year, ranking 126th of 130 teams in seconds per play.

Get all of Stuckey’s favorite situational spots here.

Oklahoma State vs. Texas

Oklahoma State is among Kyle Miller’s favorite plays of the day. Here’s what he wrote:

Texas is definitely the more battle-tested of the two, but I’m really, really concerned about the Longhorn defense. They rank 104th in yards per play allowed and 80th in explosive play percentage. Oklahoma State isn’t exactly the opponent you want to be facing when you’re having defensive struggles.

The Oklahoma State offense ranks 17th in yards per play, 17th in explosive play percentage, and 10th in offensive efficiency. I expect Spencer Sanders, Chuba Hubbard, and Tylan Wallace to have monster days in Austin on Saturday.

I make this game around a pick despite moving Texas up a few points since the start of the season. I was happy to get the seven points but I’m still looking to play the Cowboys.

You can get all our favorite plays for Saturday here.

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Mismatch

There’s one glaring mismatch in Notre Dame vs. Georgia that bettors need to know about, and that the Irish need to overcome if they have any chance — stopping the run.

That’s going to be much easier said than done for an Irish front that’s outside the top 100 in yards per carry allowed and facing the mammoth Georgia offensive line.

How are we betting this game with the line steaming in UGA’s direction? Get our full Notre Dame vs. Georgia betting guide here.

Moneyline Underdog to Play

Collin Wilson likes an underdog in one of the last games of the day.

FCS Yes

He’s also taken a side on Hawaii at Central Arkansas, which kicks off on the island at midnight.

Central Arkansas is basically the Hawaii of FCS, very rarely putting the ball on the ground and instead doing all its damage through the air.

College Football Odds & Line Shopping for Key Games

Our live game pages allow you to compare odds at several legal United States sportsbooks to find the best prices on each contest. You can also get live scores and live odds in-game.

Here are links to those pages and odds for Saturday college football games, as of Friday night.

Notre Dame at Georgia (-14.5, 57.5)
Central Michigan at Miami (Fla.) (-29.5, 48.5)
Kentucky at Mississippi State (-6, 47.5)
South Carolina at Missouri (-9, 61)
Oregon at Stanford (+10.5, 57.5)
Charlotte at Clemson (-41.5, 61.5)
Oklahoma State at Texas (-7, 72.5)
Nebraska at Illinois (+13.5, 62)
Colorado at Arizona State (-8.5, 48.5)
UCLA at Washington State (-18.5, 58)