College Football Expert Picks

College Football Expert Picks: Championship Week Locks

Nearing the end of another college football season, there’s still plenty of time to make some money. 

On this page, we pick out weekly college football best bets with betting trends, roster news and specific stats to back up our picks. We’ll track the success of our best college football bets so you can come back every week to help educate your college football money-making endeavors.

All of the below best college football bets and picks feature odds from our top college football betting sites. Below, find our Week 14 picks:

Current Season Record: 17-19-2

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College Football Expert Pick #1: USC -3 vs Utah

The Game:  Utah vs USC - Dec. 2

Utah upset USC the last time these teams met. But it took basically everything going right for the Utes to sneak out a one-point win. Utah TE Dalton Kincaid had 16 catches while QB Cam Rising had his best passing game of the season and added 60 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Since then, Kincaid has had multiple games with under 60 yards, Rising single-handedly cost Utah multiple games, and the QB picked up some injuries that lessen his rushing threat.

It’s hard to expect everything to break right for Utah again this week, especially when the Trojans know they need a win to stay in the CFP hunt.

College Football Expert Pick #2: UNC +7.5 vs Clemson

The Game: Clemson vs UNC - Dec. 3

This game is really just for pride at this point, as neither team can make the College Football Playoff or change their bowl positioning too much. For Clemson, a team deep with NFL draft prospects, the lack of meaning in this ACC championship might mean key players choose to sit out to avoid injury. With a questionable offense, the Tigers can’t really afford to lose many players.

On the flip side, the Tar Heels have all they need to score with QB Drake Maye and WR Josh Downs. They’ve been one of the best connections in the conference this season and will drive Clemson crazy. UNC has the firepower to set the tempo in this one, and I’m not sure Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei has what it takes to keep up.

College Football Expert Pick #3: Troy -8 vs Coastal Carolina

The Game: Troy vs Coastal Carolina - Dec. 3

By expected points added on offense and defense, the Trojans rank over 20 spots higher in the country than Coastal. Even with a healthy Chanticleers team, the edge would be leaning to Troy in this one. Add in the fact that Coastal QB Grayson McCall is out and the advantage swings toward the Trojans in a big way.

Since McCall went down in early November against App State, the Chanticleers have snuck past Southern Miss and gotten their doors blown off by James Madison. Sure, Coastal Carolina rested some players against JM last week, but there’s no excuse to lose 47-7.

How To Place The Best College Football Bets

At any online sportsbook you will find college football odds that look like the following:

Penn State: +5.5
Wisconsin: -5.5

The odds listed above are lines for the spread and total for a fictional Penn State/Wisconsin game. The plus (+) and minus (-) lines represent the spread, a line set by the books that a team must “cover” in order to win. In this circumstance, the minus (-) favorites, Wisconsin, must win by more than 5.5 points to win a bet. Penn State, the plus underdogs, can lose by five points or less.

The OVER/UNDER is as simple as it sounds. In this example, you choose if there will be OVER or UNDER 58.5 total points scored in the Badgers-Nittany Lions game.

Use our college football expert picks to help you choose your pick for a few college football games every weekend, and use our resources below to help enhance your college football betting skills.

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