College Football Odds, Picks & Cheat Sheet for Friday Night’s Games

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The Sports Gambling Deities have blessed college football bettors with some Friday Night Lights.

There are four games for your betting pleasure tonight, starting with Duke at Virginia Tech (-3) at 7 p.m. and closing with some Pac-12 After Dark action between Arizona State and Cal (-4).


Projected Spreads for Every Game

Don’t fly into Friday night’s college football slate blind. Collin Wilson has projected the line for every game this weekend to help you find value all over the slate.

Get Collin’s projected odds for every game here.

Sharp Report

There are three Power 5 matchups tonight but it’s often the under-the-radar showdowns that attract professional money. That’s the case tonight as sharps have hit the spread in San Jose State at Air Force.

Find out where the smart money is going in Friday’s sharp report.

Our Favorite Bets

For a small slate of games, there’s a lot to unpack. Is Penn State for real? Is Virginia Tech this bad? How can a triple-option team cover such a large spread.

Our college football experts discuss all of that in their favorite betting strategies for Friday night.

Buy-Low on Virginia Tech?

The Hokies are off to a slow start this season, but their underlying numbers suggest they are probably a little better than we’ve seen so far.

Va Tech has a positive yards per play (YPP) differential at +0.75, while Duke has a negative differential at -0.11. Despite a loss to Boston College and a close win against Furman, Virginia Tech ranks inside the top 40 in total defense and inside the top 10 in sack rate.

Read Collin Wilson’s betting preview for tonight’s ACC showdown here.

Sell High on Penn State?

The Nittany Lions are the No. 12 team in the country, but have they earned that ranking? What can we truly gather from a close win over Pittsburgh as 17-point favorites, a blowout over Idaho and a misleading cover against Buffalo?

Will Maryland give Penn State a test? Read Stuckey’s betting guide here.

Can San Jose State Stop the Triple Option?

Following a program-defining win at Arkansas, the Spartans of San Jose State head into Colorado Springs for a dust-up against Air Force.

Backing Service Academies as big favorites usually doesn’t end well, could this game be an outlier? Read our favorite betting angles for San Jose State-Air Force.

Pac-12 After Dark

The showdown between Cal and Arizona State has the lowest total on Friday night’s board by some margin.

A low Over/Under on Pac-12 After Dark, what could go wrong?