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College Football Betting Picks, Week 10: Louisville-Florida State, Cocktail Party And ASU-Utah

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Weekly selections from the ACC, Big Ten, Mountain West, SEC and Pac-12.

Andy Lyons

Last week:

Jeff: 2-3 (22-23 on the year)
Brian: 1-4 (17-28 on the year)
ATL: 0-1 (2-5)


Florida State Seminoles (-5) at Louisville Cardinals - Louisville is probably getting a little too much respect in this game. FSU has not been dominant and I do expect them to lose a game to finish the regular season and ACC Championship at 12-1 but I'll take them against just about anyone giving only 5 points.

Duke Blue Devils (+3) at Pittsburgh Panthers - Duke should win easily here with how poorly Pittsburgh has been playing lately. Duke has gone through a tougher stretch of their schedule which would be the only reason for them to lose this one.

Maryland Terrapins at Penn State Nittany Lions (-4) - Coming off almost getting shut out against Wisconsin, what makes you think Maryland will score more than once against Penn State? Once again it will come down to seeing if Penn State can score for them to cover.

Boston College Eagles (+5.5) at Virginia Tech Hokies - Since the Ohio State win, Virginia Tech is awful. BC has been a decent road team this season. I like BC A LOT to cover here.

Virginia Cavaliers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-3.5) - I still do not understand why UVA gets so much respect. I am surprised GT is not favored by 10.


Bold man taking all those Coastal Division matchups ...

Air Force Falcons (-2.5) at Army Black Knights - Sketchy line in this weekend's Commander-in-Chief matchup between the Falcons and Black Knights. It's a very early game on the East Coast (11:30 a.m. Eastern), which could play into Army's favor. Army's also coming off a bye week. But the Black Knights are reeling -- coming off consecutive losses to Rice and Kent State -- as well as currently dealing with a recruiting scandal where they used alcohol and women to lure recruits ... so, like, every other school in the nation? Last year, Air Force beat Army 42-28.

Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs (-10.5) - Florida (mercifully) had the week off to prepare for Georgia in the "Cocktail Party." But the Bulldogs also had the week off and really haven't skipped a beat without star tailback Todd Gurley. Throw out the record books and whatnot in a rivalry game, but I just can't see Florida being competitive in this one. The Gators are coming off a 42-13 drubbing at home vs. Missouri two weeks ago; the same Tigers team that a Gurley-less Georgia team blanked 34-0 ... in Columbia. UGA big.

USC Trojans (-9) at Washington State Cougars - USC has had a bunch of close calls in Pac-12 play, including getting Hail Mary'd by Arizona State (L 38-34), ekeing out a win over Arizona in the desert (W 28-26) and dropping a back-and-forth game at Utah (L 24-21). A trip to Pullman and a chance to avenge last year's 10-7 loss to the Cougars is probably just what USC needs to jump back into the Pac-12 South title race.

Colorado State Rams (-7) at San Jose State Spartans - All the attention is on ECU and Marshall, but Colorado State is quietly putting together a solid season. At 7-1 with two wins over Power 5 conference teams, the Rams could start a push for a Mountain West title and entering the discussion for a major bowl invite as the highest ranked non-Power 5 team (though they'll need some help in the form of another Boise State conference loss). Even with this game on the road in San Jose, I'll take the clearly better team to cover the TD spread.

Utah Utes at Arizona State Sun Devils (-5) - Devonte Booker is a stud, but I'm still not sold on Utah as a legit Pac-12 title contender just yet. Utah faces three ranked teams in its next four games -- @ #14 Arizona State, #5 Oregon and #12 Arizona -- as well as a road game against a pretty solid Stanford team. With Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly back in the lineup after missing three games, I've got the Sun Devils tightening their grip on the Pac-12 South title with a big win over the Utes.

Year Jeff Brian
2008 42-33 39-36
2009 36-34 40-30
2010 35-35 35-35
2011 37-33 31-39
2012 33-37 37-33
2013 40-35 36-39
08/03/14 1-4 3-2
09/06/14 4-1 2-3
09/13/14 1-4 2-3
09/20/14 2-3 2-3
09/27/14 0-5 2-3
10/04/14 5-0 2-3
10/11/14 4-1 2-3
10/18/14 3-2 1-4
10/25/14 2-3 1-4
2014 22-23 17-28
All-Time 245-230 235-239