College Football Odds, Picks & Cheat Sheet for Night Slate
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate (14), wide receiver Cedric Peterson (18).
We hope you’re having a lovely college football Saturday. If you’re ready to keep it rolling, you’ve come to the right place.
Below we’ve compiled some insights into the college football games starting at 7 p.m. ET or later.
The full articles are available to Action EDGE members.
College Football Night Slate Betting Cheat Sheet
All odds above as of Saturday at 2 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
Our power ratings make Oklahoma and Clemson smaller underdogs than they are on Saturday night, but stomaching bets on UCLA and Syracuse will not be easy.
See all of Collin Wilson’s projected spreads compared to what’s available on Saturday to find betting value.
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Hawaii has one of the most high-powered offenses in the country behind Nick Rolovich’s Run-N-Shoot scheme.
Quarterback Cole McDonald and his super-talented receiving corps are picking up where he left off last year — Hawaii ranks 19th in explosive plays and 22nd in offensive efficiency so far this season. The Warriors also rank 119th in rush play percentage so you know they’ll have the ball in the air almost exclusively.
The Hawaii defense has been the complete opposite so far, ranking 125th in defending explosiveness and 119th in defensive efficiency. I’m expecting Jacob Eason and Washington to score at will on Saturday on the Warriors defense.
The Cal defense forced Eason into some tough situations but when faced a -defense in Week 1, he threw for 349 yards and four touchdowns.
Hawaii should carry its weight in the scoring department because this Washington defense isn’t nearly as good as its been in year’s past.
In fact, Washington has given up the 32nd most explosive plays despite playing an FCS team and Cal. Take the over in this matchup. — Kyle Miller
Pick: Over 58.5
Arizona has taken one of the biggest dives in my power ratings since the start of the season and it has nothing to do with the offense. The Wildcats rank No. 3 in yards per play on offense, fifth in overall explosiveness and seventh in offensive efficiency. They’ve yet to face a good defense, but they’ve scored plenty against the bad defenses they have played.
The defense, on the other hand, has been a disaster. After surrendering 595 yards to Hawaii, the Wildcats went into a bye week looking to fix their defensive problems.
The following week they allowed FCS Northern Arizona to put up 442 yards and 41 points on them. This team ranks 124th in yards per play, 112th in points per play, 119th in defensive explosiveness, and 120th in defensive efficiency. — Kyle Miller
South Carolina State is a 24-point underdog to South Florida on Saturday, and currently represents the biggest ticket/money discrepancy we’re tracking.
Just 36% of the tickets are on Bulldogs, but they’ve received 77% of the tickets.
EDGE members can see all the ticket and money percentages here.