Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Edit: Since two of these games have already been cancelled, i will be adding Army +2.5 and Minnesota +12. We had a tough week last week but thanks to a last second USC score we were able to salvage a 3-3 record. Our record on the season now sits at 44-26-2. We've made it to championship weekend! The slate this week is full of great games but these 5 are my best bets.
If Oregon and USC played in the PAC-12 championship last week, I would take Oregon and the points all day. The Ducks come in losers of their last two games but could still have a chance at a New Years bowl game with a win. Oregon has also shown in the past they are great at spoiling teams playoff hopes. Last year, Oregon crushed the playoff dreams of Utah by beating them in them in the Pac-12 championship game. All signs point Oregon, but how could I pick against the Trojans after saving me last week? Fight On! USC -3.
The Florida State Seminoles are 6.5 point underdogs in a game of football against Wake Forest. Not basketball, football. How could I not bet this game? Florida St +6.5
If you can only watch one game this week, Oklahoma against Iowa St should be that game. Both of these teams would need a ton of help to secure a spot in the playoffs, but bringing home the Big 12 championship is a top priority for these programs. This is a Big 12 game so obviously the over is never a bad bet here, but I think Iowa St keeps it close and could even steal a win over the Sooners. Iowa St +5.5
The Chanticleers against the Ragin' Cajuns. Has there ever been a better mascot battle? Coastal comes in looking to be the first and only team in the country to get 12 wins on the season. Louisiana looks to not only avenge the loss the Coastal a few weeks ago, but too finally win the Sun Belt Conference Championship after losing in the final in each of the last two seasons. The first matchup between these two programs was about as even as it gets. The Chanticleers had exactly 1 more total yard on offense than the Ragin' Cajuns and escaped with a 30-27 victory. I've stayed away from betting the surprise Coastal Carolina team for much of the year. Better late than never. Coastal Carolina -3
The Cincinnati Bearcats are a better football team than Tulsa. The big issue here is that the Bearcats haven't played a game since November 21st, when they barely escaped with a 36-33 victory over a mediocre UCF team. I really think Tulsa has a chance to not only cover but might take the game outright. If you're feeling lucky, the moneyline is a smart play here in my opinion. Ill take the points be safe. Tulsa +14.5
Blueprint Best Bet
Texas A&M is looking to make a statement Saturday night. The 5th Ranked Aggies know the playoff committee will be watching closely to see if they are worthy of a chance at the National Championship. The Tennessee Volunteers are not a great team this year, they're only scoring 22 points a game and now have a record of 3-6. I think the Volunteers are held below their season scoring average and the Aggies offense will try to score as many points as possible. I think Texas A&M win 55-17 , making the over a viable play here as well. Texas A&M -12.5