College Football Week 15 Saturday Notes

Oregon took care of its business on Friday night, now the other three schools sitting in the top four of the College Football Playoff Rankings will try for a similar result when they hit the gridiron on Saturday.

Oregon, sitting at No. 2 in the CFP Rankings, pounded No. 7 Arizona 51-13 in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night, easily covering the posted spread at the online sportsbooks and all but assuring them a spot in the four-team playoff field.


SEC Championship Game: Alabama chalk

The Alabama Crimson Tide can likely lock up the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings with a victory against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The Crimson Tide won the West Division and hope to capture their second SEC title in three years, beating the Georgia Bulldogs 32-28 in 2012 but failing to cover the spread as a 9-point favorite. The Tigers are in the championship game for the second year in a row after again winning the East Division, but they lost to the Auburn Tigers 59-42 in 2013 as 1.5-point favorites.

Alabama is coming off a 55-44 win over Auburn last week in their annual Iron Bowl intrastate rivalry game, beating the spread for the first time in five games as 9.5-point home chalk. Missouri has won its past six games, going 5-1 against the spread during that stretch following a 21-14 victory against Arkansas last Saturday as a 2.5-point home underdog.

The Alabama Crimson Tide currently sport a record of 11-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-8-1 ATS. The Missouri Tigers are 10-2 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Alabama Crimson Tide post a 5-6 over under record this season, while the Missouri Tigers have gone 5-7 against the number.

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Florida State vs Ga Tech ACC Title Odds

The Florida State Seminoles will try to win their third straight ACC title on Saturday when they meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bank of American Stadium in Charlotte. The defending national champion Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets 21-15 in the 2012 ACC Championship Game but failed to cover the spread as 15.5-point favorites. In fact, Florida State is 0-5 against the spread in the last five meetings with Georgia Tech despite winning three of them.

The Coastal Division champion Yellow Jackets have won five straight games overall both straight up and ATS following a 30-24 overtime victory against the Georgia Bulldogs last week as 10.5-point underdogs. The Atlantic Division champion Seminoles have won 28 games in a row but have gone just 3-10 vs. the line in their past 13.

The Florida State Seminoles will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 8-4 ATS. Florida State is 5-7 against the over under total, while Georgia Tech is 6-6 versus the number.

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Big Ten Championship Betting Prediction

The Ohio State Buckeyes are still looking for their first Big Ten Championship Game victory as they face the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes lost to the Michigan State Spartans 34-24 in last year's Big Ten title game as 5.5-point favorites while the Badgers won the previous two by a combined score of 112-70.

Big Ten East champion Ohio State lost starting quarterback J.T. Barrett to a fractured ankle in last week's 42-28 home win over the Michigan Wolverines, and the team has failed to cover the spread in its past three games against Big Ten opponents. Big Ten West champion Wisconsin is riding a seven-game winning streak in conference play and has gone 4-3 against the spread during that stretch. However, the Badgers have dropped six of the previous seven meetings with the Buckeyes both straight-up and ATS.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-1 so far on the season, and 7-5 ATS vs the point spread. The Wisconsin Badgers, meanwhile, are 10-2 and 5-7 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Ohio State go 10-2 and the Wisconsin Badgers go 6-5-1 on the totals.

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UFC 181 Betting: Hendricks faces Lawler

MMA betting action returns on December 6 with two UFC titles on the line. UFC 181 will be headlined by the long-awaited rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, while the co-main event will feature Anthony Pettis putting his UFC Lightweight title up against Gilbert Melendez.


Gonzaga faces Arizona in marquee hoops

The No. 9 Gonzaga Bulldogs will be out for revenge on Saturday as they take on the No. 3 Arizona Wildcats in a rematch of a third-round game from last year's NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats bounced the Bulldogs in March Madness last season, topping them 84-61 and covering the 7.5-point spread at the sportsbooks in that OVER result. Arizona and Gonzaga have met five times since 2000, with the Bulldogs going just 1-4 SU and 2-3 ATS in those contests.

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Sharks on the road to take on the Flames

The San Jose Sharks have been tagged with the loss in each of their last three games against the Calgary Flames as those two teams meet for the second time this season on Saturday night.

The Flames blanked the Sharks 2-0 as a road underdog on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on November 26 in an easy UNDER result for totals bettors. The UNDER has now paid off in each of the last five games between San Jose and Calgary.

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Warriors pay a Saturday visit to the Bulls

The Golden State Warriors will be looking to turn around an NBA betting trend on Saturday as they take on the Chicago Bulls in marquee basketball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

The Warriors are just 1-3 both SU and ATS in their last four games against the Bulls, with the two teams splitting their two meetings both SU and ATS last season. The OVER has paid out in three of the last four games between Golden State and Chicago for totals bettors.

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Week 15 Betting: Kansas State vs Baylor

The 10-1 Baylor Bears can clinch the Big 12 conference title with a win when they take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday. The Bears have won four straight SU but are just 2-4 ATS in their last six. Baylor has been a reliable bet on home turf however, going 15-3 ATS in their last 18 home dates, and is 12-2 ATS in their last 14 as home favorites.

The 9-2 Wildcats are a solid 3-1 ATS, 2-2 SU, in their last four games as underdogs, and have rewarded bettors in recent meetings with the Bears, going 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups with Baylor, 7-3 ATS in their last 10. K-State is also a strong 14-2 ATS in their last 16 as road dogs, and has surrendered more than 20 points just once in their last five, a 41-20 loss at TCU.

This season the Baylor Bears are 10-1 overall and 7-4 ATS against the spread, while the Wildcats are 9-2 and 8-3 ATS. As for the totals, Baylor is 7-4 on the OU, and Kansas State is 7-4

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Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma Odds Pick

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to halt a five-game SU losing skid when they take on the 8-3 Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Bedlam Game. The 5-6 Pokes ended a five-game ATS losing streak in their last outing, covering a 33-point spread in a 49-28 loss to Baylor two weeks ago, but are just 1-10 SU, 3-8 ATS, in their last 11 against their in-state rivals.

The Sooners have produced mixed results of late, just 4-3 SU since opening the season with four straight wins, and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven. Oklahoma is a solid 7-2 SU in their last nine versus Big 12 opponents, but again has disappointed bettors, going 3-6 ATS. The Sooners have also been outright losers as favorites in two of their last three at home, but have outscored opponents 86-37 in their last two outings.

The Oklahoma Sooners are 8-3 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs the point spread. The Oklahoma State Cowboys, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 4-7 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Oklahoma go 8-3 and the Oklahoma State Cowboys go 6-5 on the totals.

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