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Wake Forest leads our NCAAF Expert Picks this week

Seven weeks into the 2021-22 college football season, we’re starting to get an idea of the NCAAF betting landscape. Surveying an entire weekly college football slate, picking out FBS and FCS value plays, and cashing a profit on college football week over week can be difficult. So, we’re doing all the research and hard work for you.

On this page, we’ll pick out five or more weekly NCAA 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 NCAAF money-making endeavors.

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College Football Expert Pick #1: Coastal Carolina -4

The Game: Coastal Carolina vs Appalachian State - Oct. 20

Coastal Carolina has won each of its last five road games flashing Jamey Chadwell’s innovative offense. In the last three games, the Chanticleers have won by an average of 45 points. They’re inching closer to becoming a top-10 team in the country, and a win over a 4-2 App State team is a must for the rise to continue.

Pick #2: UL Lafayette/Arkansas State UNDER 70

The Game: UL Lafayette vs Arkansas State - Oct. 21

Yes, Arkansas State’s defense has allowed 40 or more points in every contest this year. But Louisiana’s offense has failed to reach 30 points in half its games in 2021.

With the Ragin’ Cajuns holding opponents to an average of less than 20 points per game this season, the burden of point-scoring falls on UL Lafayette this week. Arkansas State’s porous defense provides an opportunity for a big score, for once, but the betting trends suggest this one will go UNDER.

Pick #3: Wake Forest -3.5

The Game: Wake Forest vs Army - Oct. 23

Close conference wins against Louisville and Syracuse may give pause to some in Winston-Salem, but there’s no reason to hit the panic button with a 6-0 record. Per ESPN’s Football Power Index, Army is the second-worst team the Demon Deacons will have played this season, and they’ve taken care of business against the other six opponents thus far.

While a six-point loss to Wisconsin may seem like a solid loss for Army, Wake Forest should end up being the best team the Black Knights play in 2021.

Pick #4: Memphis/UCF OVER 63

The Game: Memphis vs University of Central Florida - Oct. 22

Memphis and UCF are two of the best yards per game squads in the FBS, averaging over 440, and both are scoring more than 34 points per contest. In three of the last four matchups between these two schools, the total has gone OVER 95 points — 63 should be easy, no?

Pick #5: San Diego State +3.5

The Game: San Diego State vs Air Force - Oct. 23

This is a sneaky-good matchup between two teams with one combined loss. Air Force is having a surprisingly strong season, but many still sleep on the undefeated SDS Aztecs.

The Aztecs have been pushed to the brink in recent games, sneaking by San Jose State in overtime and topping Utah in extra football in September. But, San Diego State has won the last five matchups against Air Force, and should be good to steal another win this weekend.

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How To Place The Best College Football Bets

At any of our top NCAAF betting sites, you will find college football odds that look like the following:

Penn State: +5.5
Wisconsin: -5.5
OVER/UNDER: 58.5

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 NCAAF games every weekend, and use our resources below to help enhance your college football betting skills.

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