Best College Football Bets for October 17, 2020

| October 13, 2020 2:52 pm PDT

The Georgia vs. Alabama game at Bryant-Denny Stadium is certainly the most captivating matchup on Saturday. LSU vs. Florida is next in line in terms of a national following, but this post wasn’t designed simply to gain attention.

The goal is to deliver the college football best bets of the week, nothing more.

Let’s get right to it.

Ole Miss Rebels (-2.5) -116

While the Rebels are a three-point favorite over the Razorbacks at nearly all of the top sportsbooks, they were available at -2.5 at BetOnline as of late Tuesday. Grabbing hold of Mississippi laying less than a field goal appears to be one of the best college football bets this week, and here’s why.

Despite a loss against Alabama last Saturday, Lane Kiffin’s offense has to be feeling good about putting up 48 points versus the Tide. I trust Matt Corral more than I trust Feleipe Franks, and we know Ole Miss can beat Kentucky – they already did that in Lexington.

On the flip side, Arkansas’ only win came against a suspect Mississippi State squad by seven – the same one that just got trucked by Kentucky.

Boston College vs. Virginia Tech (Over 62) -110

BC (+6) against Pittsburgh was one of the three college football best bets I advertised last week. I’m tempted to go back to the well and hammer the Eagles again, but the “over” is actually the wager I’m keen on targeting in this game.

Virginia Tech is going to roll out a potent offense in Blacksburg, but their defense can’t stop anybody. Through three games, the 23rd-ranked Hokies are surrendering 37 points and over 486 yards per game.

Studying at what Jeff Hafley is up to during his first year at Boston College, the former NFL assistant seems to have learned a few tricks from Ryan Day. Hafley served as Ohio State’s Co-DC last season and had a front-row seat to watching that prolific offense in Columbus go to work.

Notre Dame transfer Phil Jurkovec is averaging over 295 passing yards per game and should have a field day on Saturday evening. Look for this total to soar over 62.

West Virginia Mountaineers (-22.5) -110

Picking on Kansas has been a good idea this season. The Jayhawks are 0-3 against the spread on the heels of a disastrous -88 point differential through three games. Are you really that surprised backing WVU is one of this week’s NCAAF best bets?

After highlighting Les Miles being on the hot seat in this previous post, all Kansas has done is get obliterated by Oklahoma State in front of their fans in Lawrence.

Talk about being the bottom feeder in the Big 12, the Jayhawks conversion rate on third down (22.0%) is the third-lowest in all of the FBS. They average a minuscule 146.7 passing yards per game playing in a “pass-happy” league.

The Mountaineers have a ton of speed on both sides of the ball and this game takes place in Morgantown. All signs are pointing to this one being a good-old-fashioned blowout.

Michael Wynn
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  1. Michael Wynn October 15, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Ole Miss down to -1.5 now so even more incentive!

  2. Buzzma October 13, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Make me a believer give me 2 solid winners ??!!!!!!



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