College Football Picks vs. Spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 11 Picks


I had a strong week 10, going 6-4 towards the unfold to place me even towards the season quantity. The nice: hitting my particular upset decide for Coastal Carolina to win App State. The unhealthy: selecting Tennessee to maintain you near Georgia. The ugly: selecting Clemson to take care of Notre Dame.

Listed below are this week’s guesses.

(All level spreads come from BetMGM, Click on right here for stay odds, all Japanese begin occasions.)

#7 LSU (-3.5) in Arkansas, midday, ESPN

The Tigers are on the rise, however it should be onerous to not have some hangover impact right here, particularly since they’re going to be on the highway towards a group of unranked Razorbacks that simply misplaced to Liberty. I believe Arkansas maintain this shut earlier than Jayden Daniels leads a late LSU rally.

LSU 28, Arkansas 27
Alternative: Arkansas +3

Purdue at #21 Illinois (-6.5), midday, ESPN2

Each groups are coming off disappointing losses, however I like that Bret Bielema’s Illini leans on a Purdue group that was run over final week by Iowa and the week earlier than in Wisconsin.

Illinois 26, Purdue 14
Alternative: Illinois -6.5

On the. 9 Alabama (-11.5) at No. 11 Ole Miss, 3:30 pm, CBS

Crimson Tide has been actually shaky all season, and now the School Soccer Playoff appears out of attain. Bama has allowed not less than 180 yards in every of his final three away video games. I believe Lane Kiffin will exploit that, however Bryce Younger will discover a strategy to preserve Tide from dropping back-to-back video games.

Alabama 27, Ole Miss 23
Alternative: Hey Miss +11.5

Louisville at #10 Clemson (-7), 3:30pm, ESPN

The Cardinals’ protection has actually improved throughout Louisville’s present four-game profitable streak, and Clemson seemed horrible final week. I’m going with the group that appears hungrier proper now.

Louisville 20, Clemson 16
Alternative: Louisville +7

Maryland at No. 14 Penn State (-10.5), 3:30 pm, Fox

Penn State has sufficient athletes to comprise the terps’ velocity and a operating assault highly effective sufficient to put on down Maryland. Mike Locksley’s group is on the highway for the second week in a row and has misplaced within the operating sport the final two occasions.

Penn State 38, Maryland 24
Alternative: Penn State -10.5

On the. 22 UCF at No. 17 Tulane (-1.5), 3:30 pm, ESPN2

Each have been wonderful this season. I am selecting the house group whose protection was somewhat higher this 12 months.

Tulane 31, UCF 27
Alternative: Tulane -1.5

On the. 25 Washington at No. 6 Oregon (-13.5), 7pm, Fox

Count on fireworks from gifted QBs Michael Penix Jr. and Bo Nix, however the Geese are significantly better in highschool, and that would be the distinction on this one.

Oregon 44, Washington 28
Alternative: Oregon -13.5

#1 Georgia (-16.5) in Mississippi State, 7pm, ESPN

I do know it is Starkville, and possibly there’s somewhat disappointment for Georgia after crushing Tennessee final week, however Mississippi’s offense has been apathetic for the previous three video games, averaging underneath 300 yards, and none of these opposing defenses was as gifted as Este.

Georgia 38, State of Mississippi 20
Alternative: Georgia -16.5

On the. 4 TCU at No. 18 Texas (-7), 7:30 pm, ABC

Texas has a whole lot of firepower, and Horned Toads are flying somewhat too near the solar these days. The hunch right here is that they will not have the ability to rally within the second half this time round in entrance of what ought to be an excited Austin crowd.

Texas 40, TCU 28
Alternative: Texas -7

North Carolina’s #15 in Wake Forest (-3.5), 7:30pm, ESPN2

I used to be stunned to see the Demon Deacons favored, however I see Dave Clawson’s group correcting their latest turnover points towards what has been a really suspicious UNC protection.

Wake Forest 45, North Carolina 44
Alternative: North Carolina +3.5

This week’s shock: Appalachian State (-1) in Marshall, 3:30 pm, ESPN+

The Thundering Herd has one of the best protection of the Solar Belt and is excellent at slowing down the race. When App State was bottled up in rush play this season, it bought into bother.

Marshall 20, App State 17
Alternative: Marshal +1

(Photograph by Bucky Irving: Tom Hauck/Getty Photos)