Crimson Tide, Tigers, Sooners favorites on college football Week 11 odds

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Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Alabama Crimson Tide have a matchup on Saturday against a Mississippi State Bulldogs team which took down a top team last week. Alabama is listed as a 29-point favorite against Mississippi State at sportsbooks monitored by

The OddsShark College Football Database shows the Crimson Tide are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, but Mississippi State ended Texas A&M’s College Football Playoff hopes last weekend and is 4-0 ATS in their last four road games after consecutive home games.

The Tide’s Hurts and the Bulldogs’ Sam Fitzgerald are the two best rushing QBs in the SEC, and Fred Ross gives MSU a bona fide deep threat. Mississippi State is better than its record, but keeping OLB Tim Williams and MLB Shaun Dion Hamilton from wreaking havoc will be a tough job.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10.5-point favorites on the road against the Duke Blue Devils in a Thursday game. North Carolina, which has balance between QB Mitch Trubisky and RB Elijah Hood, is coming off a season-best offensive performance. Duke often matches up well with explosive passing teams – they won at Notre Dame and stayed within two scores of Louisville – but their top two RBs, Shaun Wilson and Joseph Ajeigbe, are both banged up.

The LSU Tigers are seven-point favorites against the Arkansas Razorbacks, even though they are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games against the Hogs. Tigers RB Leonard Fournette has a good matchup against a weak Razorbacks defense, but one wonders how much trust there is in QB Danny Etling after he amassed only 92 passing yards last week against Alabama. Arkansas has a solid offense led by QB Austin Allen.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are favored by seven on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers, who they are only 3-6-1 ATS against in their last 10 matchups. Nittany Lions RB Saquon Barkley has emerged as a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate and QB Trace McSorley is very good at ball security, whereas Hoosiers QB Richard Lagow is interception-prone. If Indiana’s rushing game fails to keep them out of third and long, it will play into Penn State’s hands.

The Oklahoma Sooners are listed as the 15.5-point favorite against the Baylor Bears. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield might have RB Samaje Perrine rejoining him in the backfield to test a Bears defense which has yielded 97 points in their last two games. Baylor has benched star RB Shock Linwood, but QB Seth Russell and the likes of WR K.D. Cannon should get some big pass plays. Baylor is 7-0 ATS in their last seven road games against the Sooners.

The Washington Huskies are favored by nine points against the USC Trojans. Washington QB Jake Browning will have his favorite target, WR John Ross, in a tough matchup against CB Adoree’ Jackson. The Trojans come in on an upswing with freshman QB Sam Darnold providing a spark but they are only 3-7 SU on the road since Clay Helton became coach. Washington is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games after consecutive road games.

Clemson’s road winning streak on the line as betting favorite at Louisville

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Defending national champion Clemson’s road winning streak, built with a quarterback who’s now in the NFL, could be on shaky ground against the Louisville Cardinals, who are a tough out on home turf.

Clemson, now with Kelly Bryant at quarterback, is listed as a three-point road favorite against Louisville with a 56 total in their Week 3 matchup at sportsbooks monitored by

Clemson is 10-0 straight-up and 4-6 against the spread over its last 10 home games, with the over hitting in seven of those contests. Louisville, led by reigning Heisman Trophy-winning QB Lamar Jackson, is 9-1 SU in its last 10 home games as well as 7-1 ATS in its last eight Week 3 matchups.

The Florida Gators are 5.5-point favorites against the Tennessee Volunteers on the Week 3 college football odds with a 49 total. Tennessee is 1-11 SU and 4-6-2 ATS in its last 12 games against Florida. The total has gone over in seven of Florida’s last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13.5-point road favorites against the Boston College Eagles, with a 51 total. The total has gone under in Notre Dame’s last seven games against Boston College. Boston College is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home.

The USC Trojans are 16.5-point favorites against the Texas Longhorns, with a 67 total. Southern Cal is 11-0 SU in its last 11 games. Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against the Pac-12 conference.

The LSU Tigers are seven-point road favorites against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, with a 51.5 total. LSU is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games against Mississippi State. The total has gone under in seven of Mississippi State’s last 10 games at home.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 28.5-point favorites against the Colorado State Rams, with a 53.5 total. Colorado State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games. The total has gone under in seven of Alabama’s last eight home games according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 30-point favorites against the Army Black Knights, with a 53 total. Army is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games in September. The total has gone under in five of Ohio State’s last seven games in September.

The Wisconsin Badgers are 17-point road favorites against the BYU Cougars, with a 41 total. Wisconsin is 8-0 SU and 4-4 ATS in its last eight road games as a favorite of 14 or more points. Brigham Young is 2-8 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games as the underdog.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 14-point road favorites against the Pittsburgh Panthers, with a 64.5 total. Oklahoma State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games as a road favorite. Pittsburgh is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games at home.

And the UCLA Bruins are three-point road favorites against the Memphis Tigers, with a 70.5 total. UCLA is 8-2 SU and 4-6 ATS in its last 10 games as a road favorite. Memphis is 4-6 ATS in its last 10 home games.

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Must See: Is this the catch of the year in college football?

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Many players have tried to copy Odell Beckham Jr.’s incredible one-handed touchdown grab against the Cowboys.

And many have failed.

But Georgia’s Terry Godwin put up one heck of an effort that would’ve made OBJ proud.

On a fade in the end zone, Godwin put up one hand and came down with the ball in impressive fashion to tie up the game against Notre Dame in the second quarter.

So what if there was a slight bobble. Godwin’s catch is one for the 2017 college football highlight reel.