We are so friggin’ back! Last week, we hit on a top-10 upset and went 2-1 on the weekend. That gets us back above .500 to 12-13 on the year. It get a lot better though when you look at the money. We made 2.85 units last week, leaving us up 3.78 on the year!
We are getting into our first week of the year under the College Football Playoff Rankings. That has surely affected some of the lines. Hopefully, we can take advantage of that. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Thursday evening. Also, be sure to catch my, and my fellow ATB bettors’, locks and underdogs of the week on Around The Book.
Let’s get started and dive into the best bets for Week 10 of the college football season!
Week 10 College Football Best Bets
#23 Kansas State at #7 Texas: Texas -4 (-110)
Is Texas back? Probably not. Their loss to Oklahoma just got a lot worse after last week. Nevertheless, they still have a great shot at winning the Big 12. Kansas State shouldn’t get in the way of that.
The Wildcats are solid, but enigmatic. They step up when playing tough competition, but don’t do enough to win. Texas offers a very similar challenge to that of Missouri, but this road trip to Austin might be even tougher.
Texas’ talent will likely prove to be too much for Kansas State. The Wildcats will keep it close and respectable. However, the Longhorns should still win this one by at least a touchdown. You should feel comfortable laying four points with Texas at home.
#9 Oklahoma at #22 Oklahoma State: OK State ML (+190)
Let’s stay in the Big 12 for another matchup between two ranked opponents. Oklahoma is trying to bounce back from that upset loss against Kansas, but it won’t be easy. The Sooners now have to travel to Stillwater for the Bedlam game against a tough Oklahoma State team.
The Cowboys are playing really well as of late. They have rattled off four straight wins, all against conference opponents, including that same Kansas team that just knocked off Oklahoma.
The Sooners could be in for a long day against Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon II. The nation’s leading rusher could be primed for a Heisman-caliber game against an Oklahoma team who was gashed on the ground by Kansas last week.
The mismatch and the momentum should already be enough to like this upset pick. If you need more convincing, just take a look at that sweet value at +190.
#19 UCLA at Arizona: Arizona ML (+114)
That’s right, we are betting on yet another UCLA game. However, the under might be a little too low for this one with the line set at 50. The result offers better value anyways.
Arizona is beginning to build some serious momentum. This will be their fifth consecutive game against a ranked opponent. So far, they have played everyone tough. They ended September by taking a now-top-five Washington team down to the wire. Then, they almost beat USC (before everyone else) in a triple-overtime shootout. Most recently, the Wildcats have put together back-to-back wins against Washington State and Oregon State. They look ready to make it three in a row.
Keep in mind that Oregon State team is also the last team to beat UCLA. Since then, the Bruins have coasted along with games against Pac-12 basement dwellers Stanford and Colorado. If they sleepwalk through this one, they will regret it.
Just looking at conference play, Arizona has arguably looked better than UCLA at this point. The Wildcats are certainly more battle tested. They have a great opportunity at home this week to get the upset, and we have a great opportunity to make some money at +114.
Week 10 College Football Best Bets Recap
- Texas -4 (-110)
- OK State ML (+190)
- Arizona ML (+114)
- Parlay odds: +1084