The NCAA football lineup for week 9 has a number of interesting matchups. With conference schedules in full swing, teams are fighting for a possible trip to a conference championship game and a postseason bowl appearance.
Eight out of the top 10 teams in the rankings remain undefeated thus far after 8 weeks. Three of the teams – Oregon, Texas Tech and Missouri play opponents that are ranked this week.
Most of the lines and point totals listed below have come from online sites such as topbet, betonline, sportsbook.com or Bovada. Always remember that the spreads and point totals are always changing right up to game time.
Penn State vs. Ohio State (-15.5, 56.5)
This game looks much closer than what the spread might indicate. Penn State has a solid passing offense, where Ohio State is most vulnerable on defense. Nevertheless, the Buckeyes will cover and the total will cash on the OVER.
Texas Tech (-6.5, 59) vs. Oklahoma
Texas Tech is 7-0, but many doubt their strength since their competition has been inferior. The Red Raiders will still win this but the game will be close. I like the Sooners and the points.
Tennessee vs. Alabama (-27.5, 52)
The way Alabama has played the past three or four weeks, it is tough to go against them at home even with such a large spread. At home, the Crimson Tides is winning by an average of 38-2. However, four touchdowns against an improving Tennessee team are too much. Take the Volunteers and the OVER.
Cal vs. Washington (-28.5, 66.5)
Cal has not covered one point spread the entire season. However, Washington has lost three straight and giving way too much chalk in this matchup. The Cal Bears will cover this nearly four touchdown spread and the OVER will cash.
UCLA vs. Oregon (-24, 73)
The Oregon Ducks are 4-0 SU over the past 4 games head to head with UCLA. However, this season the Bruins are not an easy pushover.
The line looks to be overly inflated partly due to the huge scoring average for Oregon at over 56 points per game and UCLA’s loss last week to Stanford. Take UCLA and the points, with the OVER.
Many other great matchups highlight week 9 of the NCAA football season with conference games across the docket. For all your updates to lines, spreads and point totals do not forget to check out Bovada, sportsbook.com, betonline and topbet.