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College Football Odds & Picks: Everything You Need to Bet Saturday’s Week 9 Games

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Looking to bet Saturday’s Week 9 college football slate but don’t know where to begin?

Our college football staff has worked hard to bring you comprehensive analysis for Saturday’s games, so we’ve taken a page from our NFL betting team’s handbook to compile a simple cheat sheet to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Updated Power Ratings, PRO Projections, single-game betting guides, matchup breakdowns, expert picks, best bets — whatever you’re looking for, odds are we’ve got you covered.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to bet Saturday’s 38-game college football slate: Wall-to-wall coverage for (nearly) every matchup from noon ET all the way through the nightcap double-header featuring Western Kentucky vs. No. 11 BYU at 10:15 p.m. ET and Nevada vs. UNLV at 10:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

We’ve also included links for some of the weekend’s top college football betting promotions, plus information on how and where to legally bet in your state.

College Football Expert Picks

Collin Wilson

Collin Wilson, The Action Network’s resident college football in-house oddsmaker, analyst, writer and renaissance man, reveals his biggest betting edges for Saturday based on his Week 9 projections.

Those projections also inform our brand new NCAAF PRO Projections, which highlights betting market misvaluations and even displays a grade for the current spread, total or moneyline that you’re interest in betting.

Read about Collin’s favorite betting positions this week.


Also check out analysis from Stuckey, the Official King of Degenerate Nation, Prime Minister of Team No Sleep, Action Network Colleges Podcast host and master of ceremonies — not to mention our senior college football writer.

Friends of the podcast, check out Stuckey’s and Collin Wilson’s Week 9 Moneyline Underdogs, which is linked below:

Our College Football Staff’s Best Bets for Week 9

Don’t miss our Staff Best Bets column, which we publish every Friday in preparation for the week’s Saturday slate action. As our staff has continued to grow, so too has our Best Bets column, which includes 10 unique betting recommendations this week. That’s over a quarter of Saturday’s card already!

So, in order to help you find precisely what you’re looking for no matter what time of day or what time zone you’re in, we’ve broken up our Best Bets column into three distinct articles: One for each of Saturday’s primary college football kickoff windows:

Noon Kickoffs (at or around 12:00 p.m. ET):

Afternoon Kickoffs (at or around 3:30 p.m. ET):

Evening Kickoffs (at or around 7:00 p.m. ET):

Ohio State vs. Penn State Staff-Wide Betting Guide

The eyes of the college football world will be trained on University Park, Pennsylvania on Saturday night as the Ohio State Buckeyes hit the road to take on the Nittany Lions of Penn State.

In honor of the second pseudo-“play-in game” for the College Football Playoff, our college football betting team has pulled out all the stops for Saturday night’s game to top off your betting card. Nine (!) of our analysts weigh in on Ohio State vs. Penn State, resulting in six different ways to bet the matchup — including how to bet team totals, player props, first-half and second-half lines, alternate lines, teasers and more!

You’re not going to want to miss out on this one:

Our Full Bettor’s Suite of Game Guides & Analysis

We’ve got a huge backlog of game-by-game breakdowns for nearly every matchup on Saturday’s Week 9 card:

Game Guides for the Noon (12 p.m. ET) Kickoff Window

Memphis at Cincinnati, 12 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson

Michigan State at Michigan, 12 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson

Boston College at Clemson, 12 p.m. ET | by Matt Wispe

Purdue at Illinois, 12 p.m. ET | by Mike Bainbridge

Georgia at Kentucky, 12 p.m. ET | by Mike Ianniello

Wake Forest at Syracuse, 12 p.m. ET | by Pat McMahon

UCF at Houston, 2 p.m. ET | by Darin Gardner

Game Guides for the Afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET) Kickoff Window

LSU at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Northwestern at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Matt Wispe

Indiana at Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Mike Calabrese

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Texas at Oklahoma State, 4 p.m. ET | by Mike Ianniello

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. ET | by Patrick Strollo

Virginia Tech at Louisville, 4 p.m. ET | by Pat McMahon

Game Guides for the Evening (7 p.m. ET) Kickoff Window

Boise State at Air Force, 6 p.m. ET | by Mike Calabrese

Mississippi State at Alabama, 7 p.m. ET | by Ace DeCardano

Ohio State at Penn State, 7:30 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson

Missouri at Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET | by Darin Gardner

Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. ET | by Reed Wallach

Nevada at UNLV, 10:30 p.m. ET | by Patrick Strollo

College Football PRO Report Picks for Week 9

Using our new NCAAF PRO Report, Danny Donahue details three Week 9 games offering betting value, including Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt:

Futures & Exotics Bets, Trackers & Article Resources

From the futures market to round robin moneyline parlays, we’ve got you covered with exotics, too!

Betting Resources & Analysis for Week 9

We don’t just deliver picks. All of our betting recommendations are powered by data. And, since technical analysis is at the heart of what we do, we pull back the curtain to detail how certain advanced metrics affect our position on college football handicaps.

Updated College Football Power Ratings

We’re giving away a free glimpse into our College Football Betting Power Ratings, which power our all new PRO Projections, a tool that automatically highlights the biggest betting edges on our live odds page.

Advanced Stats & Technical Analysis

Top Offers & Betting Promotions:

The State of Tennessee Launches Legal Betting Operations on Sunday, Nov. 1!

Michigan vs. Michigan State, 12:00 p.m. ET

Purdue vs. Illinois, 12:00 p.m. ET

West Virginia vs. Kansas State, 12:00 p.m. ET

Indiana vs. Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. ET

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET

Ohio State vs. Penn State, 7:30 p.m. ET

BYU vs. Western Kentucky, 10:15 p.m. ET

General Betting Education

How & Where To Bet On College Football

You can find reviews of the best online sportsbooks in your states, their latest promos and more in this hub.

Legal online sports betting is currently available in the following states:

Note: It is not currently legal to wager on amateur athletics in the state of New Jersey, which includes the Rutgers college football program, for example.

And here are some of the top online sportsbooks:

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