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.
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, 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.
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:
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
Game Guides for the Afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET) Kickoff Window
Game Guides for the Evening (7 p.m. ET) Kickoff Window
College Football PRO Report Picks for Week 9
Futures & Exotics Bets, Trackers & Article Resources
From the futures market to round robin moneyline parlays, we’ve got you covered with exotics, too!
- Updated College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker
- Updated 2020 Heisman Trophy Award Odds Tracker
- Real-Time Updates for NCAAF Futures Odds
- Our Favorite Moneyline Underdogs
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
- Pace Report: Using Advanced Metrics to Target Over/Under Value
- College Football Havoc Ratings & Matchup Analysis
- Projected Odds for Every Week 9 College Football Game
- Misleading Box Scores from Week 8
- Contrasting the AP Top 25 Poll vs. Our Betting Power Ratings
Top Offers & Betting Promotions:
General Betting Education
- Using Advanced Stats to Handicap College Football
- CFB Success Rate Leaders, Examples & Methods
- Explosiveness/IsoPPP in College Football: Definition, Examples, More
- Explaining ‘The Betting Market’ in Sport Betting
- Prop Bet in Sports Betting: Definition, Examples, More
- Round Robin Betting: Definition, Examples, How To
- Arbitrage Definition in Sports Betting
- How to Calculate & Remove Hold on a Futures Bet
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:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Tennessee (Coming This Sunday!!!)
- West Virginia
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: