Last Updated on October 7, 2020
The college football season is in full swing with the SEC, Big 12, and ACC all in action. The first few weeks of the season started slow, but this Saturday will feature a bunch of crazy matchups. The odds for this week’s games are out and there are a ton of potential upsets on the board.
There are four games between ranked teams on Saturday and we’re hoping some of those turn into all-time classics. The SEC has two marquee games with Georgia taking on Tennessee and Florida traveling to Texas A&M. The ACC has the No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers hosting the No. 7 ranked Miami Hurricanes.
But there are great games up and down the slate this weekend. Here are three of our upset alerts this weekend.
Texas over Oklahoma
After the last two weeks, how can anyone trust either of these teams? Oklahoma is coming off of two disappointing losses to Iowa State and Kansas State. Clearly, these Sooners are nothing look the Oklahoma teams that were winning Big 12 championships and going to the College Football Playoff.
On the other hand, Texas blew a game against TCU last week and almost let Texas Tech edge them out the week before. The Red River Rivalry doesn’t have the juice it did in previous years simply because of the slide these two teams are on.
With all this said, we like Texas moneyline in this one. This isn’t a massive upset, of course, but there is some value to be had on the moneyline for the Longhorns. Simply put, it’s much easier to put faith into Sam Ehlinger rather than Spencer Rattler. The Oklahoma quarterback has been loose with the football and makes some poor decisions.
Arkansas over Auburn
Auburn laid an egg last Saturday against Georgia, only managing to score 6 points. Bo Nix couldn’t get out of his own way and the running game was never able to get going.
Conversely, Arkansas shocked the rest of the SEC by taking down Mississippi State — who beat the defending champion LSU Tigers the week prior. Staunch defense from the Razorbacks shut down Mike Leach’s high-flying passing attack.
Now it’s worth noting that Auburn is a two-touchdown favorite for good reason. They have way more talent than Arkansas right now and they are playing at home, albeit in front of a smaller crowd. Remember, the Arkansas win over Mississippi State last week snapped a 20-game SEC losing streak for the Razorbacks.
Nonetheless, there are still legitimate question marks surrounding Auburn. Don’t break the bank but take Arkansas moneyline for +500 odds, or take them getting the points if you’re not as confident in an outright win.
Boston College over Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh could definitely bounce back this weekend after a crushing loss to NC State, but don’t sleep on Boston College. BC smacked Duke earlier in the year and took eighth-ranked UNC down to the wire last week.
The Panthers recently fell out of the top 25 and they’ll be eager to get back in there. Even though home-field advantage is worth much less in 2020, the fact that Pittsburgh has to travel to Boston College could make a slight difference in this game.
We feel confident that this will be a one-score game and BC will cover the spread, but we also love Boston College moneyline in this one.
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