Ten Betting Tips: College Football Betting Bits To Watch For Week 10

After another great week of the college football betting season, we are back for Week 10, as we look at the top teams, players, and trends of note for the this week on NCAA football schedule.

The argument could be made that this is the biggest Saturday of college football betting action in quite some time, and the team that is in the center of it all is the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide just continue to roll over all of their foes, and this is the only time this year that they are going to be a single digit favorite until perhaps the SEC Championship Game, and more likely the National Championship Game or whatever bowl game they end up at. Last year, the team that they are facing, the LSU Tigers, didn’t get the ball in the end zone once, and there were literally only two field goals to show for their work, not including the overtime period in Tuscaloosa. That means that all of the pressure in the world is on…

Zach Mettenberger, who is going to try to get the team past midfield, something that didn’t happen at all in the National Championship Game. Still, Mettenberger has some real issues this year, and now that he is playing against the big boys, his numbers are slacking. Mettenberger has only thrown for 1,419 yards this year, and he is only completing 56.6 percent of his passes. Just seven touchdowns doesn’t cut it even though there are five backs that all have at least 250 yards on the ground through eight games. Still, because Mettenberger hasn’t proven that he can get the job done against the best defenses in the nation, LSU is an eight-point underdog under the lights in Baton Rouge. Think that it’s weird to see the Tigers as underdogs at home? Imagine how weird it must be to see the…

USC Trojans as an underdog of more than a touchdown on the college football odds at home on the exact same night! The Men of Troy are going to be getting 8.5 from the Oregon Ducks to start the week, and they know that they have to win this game if they want to continue to hold control over the Pac-12 for the rest of the year. This is still likely going to be a preview of the Pac-12 Championship Game, but it is the only shot that USC probably has of winning, knowing that the rematch would have to be played at Autzen Stadium instead. Yikes. USC hasn’t lost a game at home this year, but it is a sizeable dog to do it for the first time. You wouldn’t think that the…

Duke Blue Devils would have anything whatsoever in common with the Men of Troy, but they absolutely do. The Dookies are also perfect at home, they have also failed against all of their best opponents this year, and they are likely to lose this weekend. The Clemson Tigers are coming to Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday night, and it is arguably the biggest game that the Blue Devils have played under Head Coach David Cutcliffe. Still, this is the fourth time this year that the Dookies have played against a team that was either ranked in the Top 15 at the time or was ranked in the Top 15 at some point. All three previous games have ended in disastrous blowouts. Speaking of blowouts, that’s all that the…

Colorado Buffaloes know right now. They have lost their last four games in succession in the Pac-12 after winning the conference opener against the Washington State Cougars. Those losses have come by 28, 34, 44, and now 56 points. The good news is that the Stanford Cardinal are coming to town this week, and they aren’t going to be winning by more than 40 points for sure. More good news? If the Buffs win out, they really could be on their way to the Pac-12 Championship Game! Okay, we know that the chances are slim of any of that happening, especially knowing that Colorado is at 28 point underdog this weekend, but it could suddenly look realistic if the…

Arizona Wildcats beat the UCLA Bruins this week. Remember that USC is likely to lose, and so too is Arizona State, and if that turns out to be the case, UCLA will be the only two-loss team in the Pac-12 South. Virtually everyone actually controls its own destiny or virtually does in this side of the conference title race, just like last year when the 6-6 Bruins were romped by the Quack Attack in the Pac-12 title game and became the first team to ever finish a season 6-8 or go to a bowl game with a 6-7 record in college football history. QB Matt Scott is leading the nation’s fourth ranked passing attack, and he has just about as much pressure on his back as…

Nick Florence does for the Baylor Bears. Florence is leading the top ranked passing unit in America, but he has a few massive strikes against him. He has a defense that ranks dead last in the land on the other side of the field, and he doesn’t really have any running attack whatsoever. That means that he really has to do it all. The Bears have lost four in a row, and they have a tough schedule on the way out. They have to beat the Kansas Jayhawks this week to keep their bowl hopes reasonably alive, and they are laying 17 points in doing so. Florence is going to be one of the best statistical quarterbacks in the nation this year, but it is going to be up to…

Collin Klein to win the Heisman Trophy or lose it. This is a fantastic week on the docket for the Wildcats, as they are taking on an Oklahoma State Cowboys outfit that was really in their same shoes last year. In 2011, Okie State needed just two wins to make it to the BCS National Championship Game, but it failed to do so by losing to the Iowa State Cyclones. Now, Kansas State needs just four wins to do it (in all likelihood), and this is a tough game that should not be overlooked. It is one of the many teams in the Top 5 in the land that could reasonably be on upset alert on Saturday, and the last one that we didn’t talk about was the…

Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Golden Domers have a schedule that is one of the toughest in the nation, but there isn’t much in the way of signature games left, especially if USC loses to Oregon on Saturday night. Notre Dame has the easiest game of the bunch this week, taking on the Pitt Panthers as comfortable three score favorites, but in the end, we have to remember that the last four games have all been decided by less than a touchdown. It could be gritty in South Bend on Saturday, though the Fighting Irish are clearly going to have an eye on what the…

Alabama Crimson Tide are doing. The argument could be made that Notre Dame and the rest of the teams near the top of the country would just be better off if Alabama kept on winning. Sure, one of these undefeated teams has to go away, but the argument could be made that a one loss SEC team could be more valuable than an undefeated Notre Dame team that doesn’t really play much of anyone down the stretch and has seen its once strong schedule dissipate thanks to everyone else’s shortcomings.

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan has been in the sportswriting biz since the late-90s, and he has worked side by side with some of the best and brightest in sports gambling. Always searching for the best trends in sports, Andrew uses his brilliant math mind to his advantage to beat the books.