Four games this week feature two ranked teams, and all four are rivalry games with conference implications on the line. None is bigger than No. 6 Oregon at No. 3 Stanford, which figures to have a whole lot more scoring than last week’s LSU at Alabama matchup.
No. 3 Stanford improved to a perfect 9-0 both SU and ATS in their win and cover at Oregon State last week, and this week they open as a 3.5-point favorite at home against Oregon at BetOnline. Oregon is 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against Stanford, but the Cardinal did win in their last meeting in Palo Alto. Stanford will have to overcome multiple key injuries to win this Saturday.
No. 19 Nebraska is a slight 2.5-point favorite on the road at No. 12 Penn State at 5Dimes. Neither team has fared well ATS this season (Nebraska is 7-2 SU and 3-6 ATS while Penn State is 8-1 SU and 2-7 ATS), but the small spread may make that less of a factor. Disturbing allegations off the field have been levied against Penn State, and could affect the team’s focus this week.
Since starting the season off 0-2 SU and ATS, No. 14 Georgia is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS. This Saturday they are a 13-point favorite at home against No. 24 Auburn at TopBet. Georgia is 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last four games against Auburn.
Thursday night, the No. 10 Virginia Tech Hokies visit the No. 20 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the huge ACC showdown is a pick’em at 5Dimes. Virginia Tech is 19-2 SU overall and 11-1 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
No. 5 Boise State has the toughest remaining game on their schedule this week at home against TCU. Boise State is favored by 14 at BetOnline, and are 2-1 SU and ATS against TCU in their last three matchups.