Each week, ESPN’s own Scott Van Pelt gives his favorite picks for College Football on SportsCenter, in a segment called Winner$.

 

Last week, SVP was 1-6 after breaking .500 in Week 9.

Record to Date

36-40

 

SVP Week 11 College Football Picks

 

SVP likes nine games this week, picking seven underdogs and two favorites. Let’s take a look:

  • Baylor at TCU – TCU (+2.5)
  • Connecticut at Cincinnati – UCONN (+35)
  • Notre Dame at Duke – Duke (+8)
  • Missouri at Georgia – Missouri (+16.5)
  • Iowa at Wisconsin – Wisconsin (-9.5)
  • Tennessee at Kentucky – Kentucky (-1)
  • Penn St at Minnesota – Minnesota (+6.5)
  • Wake Forest at Virginia Tech – Virginia Tech (+2)
  • Iowa St at Oklahoma – Iowa St (+14.5)

 

In Week 10, SVP likes seven underdogs, including four home dogs. TCU, Duke, Minnesota, and Virginia Tech are all home dogs. 

The only favorites SVP likes are Kentucky at home against Tennessee, Wisconsin at home against the Hawkeyes. 

This means that of his nine picks, three of them are road teams. He likes UCONN +35 at Duke, Missouri +16.5 at George, and Iowa State +14.5 at Oklahoma.

 

SVP Pick by Pick Analysis

 

  • Baylor at TCU – TCU (+2.5)
    • Baylor is undefeated, having beat up on a subpar schedule to date.
    • With a big game at home next week against Oklahoma, is Baylor overlooking TCU?
  • Connecticut at Cincinnati – UCONN (+35)
    • UCONN football is bad, BUT…
    • SVP is 1-0 in his career picking UCONN, and 35 is a lot of points.
  • Notre Dame at Duke – Duke (+8)
    • SVP opens his Winner$ segment by chanting Duke.
    • Notre Dame continues to be ranked in the top 15, despite losing twice and nearly going down to USC and Virginia Tech, both unranked.
  • Missouri at Georgia – Missouri (+16.5)
    • SVP mentions a post Gator hangover for the “dawgs”. Is Missouri’s talent enough along with 16.5 points?
  • Iowa at Wisconsin – Wisconsin (-9.5)
    • “Bucky will be live”, says SVP. Home B1G game is a big one for both programs
  • Tennessee at Kentucky – Kentucky (-1)
    • We wish this was basketball, but Kentucky at home in essentially a pick ‘em.
  • Penn St at Minnesota – Minnesota (+6.5)
    • One of the two games of the week results in the Gophers +6.5, per SVP.
    • Row the Boat!
  • Wake Forest at Virginia Tech – Virginia Tech (+2)
    • VTech nearly defeated Notre Dame last week, and gets a home game against a lesser talented Wake Forest club.
  • Iowa St at Oklahoma – Iowa St (+14.5)
    • Picking against Oklahoma at home is always bold, but 14.5 is a lot of points.

 

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