We love our NCAAF college football action and we have our best expert NCAAF picks and predictions for three games this Sunday.
With the season in full swing, punters are getting quality betting spots to target. The games we look at this Saturday include: Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Indiana vs. Wisconsin, and Alabama vs. LSU.
Saturday College Football Picks
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
In what was a delayed start for the Ohio State Buckeyes, they are started the season on fire. They are 4-0 after victories over Indiana, Rutgers, Nebraksa and Penn State.
Two of those teams were ranked, which is quality form to bring into this contest against the unranked Spartans.
Michigan State started their season with a loss to Rutgers before beating #13 seed Michigan. Back-to-back losses to Indiana and Iowa put them on the back foot, but they scored a terrific win over Northwestern last week.
The 29-20 was a huge upset and they are good enough to keep this game close against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State is a top-four team, but they will need to cover a 24-point spread. Punters should identify the value with Michigan State, who should keep this game close until the final quarter.
We expect to see money coming for the Spartans on Saturday. We wouldn’t recommend taking the huge head-to-head odds, but seek safety in the spread.
Bet: Michigan State +24
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin has had only three games because of restrictions and they have provided mixed form to date.
They started their season with consecutive victories over Illinois and Michigan, where they scored a combined total of 94 points.
The Badgers conceded only 18 points in those games, but they didn’t look too good against Northwestern last time out. They scored only seven points in the 10-point loss to the previously unbeaten side.
Indiana has looked good with a 5-1 record, with quality wins coming over Maryland, Michigan State and Michigan.
The Hoosiers only loss came to Ohio State, but that was a 42-35 loss, so they didn’t lose any admirers with that effort.
It holds them in good stead against the Badgers, who are a similar team. Surprisingly, the Badgers are the –14 favourites in this contest, and we’re not sure why.
They are a quality team but we don’t think they’re good enough to beat this Hoosiers team by double digits.
We suggest backing Indiana with the significant points advantage.
Bet: Indiana +14
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers
It won’t be the typical Alabama vs. LSU matchup, but it should be an intriguing game for punters to follow.
Alabama are 8-0 on the season and the current #1 team. LSU hasn’t been able to match their recent success, with QB Joe Burrow leaving for the NFL.
However, despite being 3-4, the Tigers always play Alabama well and they could keep this game close.
LSU has suffered recent losses to Missouri, Auburn and Texas A&M. They were outclassed in all three games, but they only have to keep this game within 29.5 points to keep punters happy.
The question is whether Alabama can cover the spread, which they’ve had no problem doing this season. They come into this game having routed Auburn 42-12 in the Iron Bowl, which was a massive effort.
Prior to that that they put up 63 points on Kentucky, 41 points on Mississippi State and 48 points on Tennessee. Their only test came against Georgia, which saw them losing at halftime.
However, Alabama kicked into top gear and won that game 41-24. LSU will have a tough time keeping this game close if they don’t start well, so the start is important.
If the Tigers can find something on offense, that will put pressure on Mac Jones. He has scored 23 touchdowns and only three interceptions, but LSU’s defense can be stout.
Winning by 30 points is never easy and we believe LSU is good enough to cover.
Bet: LSU +29.5
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.