Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean
FILE - Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean (17) plays during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athlens, Ga., in this Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, file photo. Dean was selected to The Associated Press Midseason All-America team, announced Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

NCAAF BEST BETS, NOV. 6

Patrick Werkmeister

From here going forward, each game in college football carries massive importance as we head towards championship week. This slate is a prime example of what is to come from here on out, with exciting matchups and fierce rivalries at hand. After going 0-3 in last week’s best bets for college football, I am much more confident these picks will deliver positive results. While there are plenty of matchups to pick from, now that it’s Week 10, there are more than a few trustworthy options to cash in on. Here are the plays I hope to bounce back with for this fun-filled Saturday.


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Wake Forest @ North Carolina (Over 77.5)
For this ACC matchup, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. The opening total for this contest was an eye popping 76.5 and is currently listed at O/U 77.5 points. Last week, the Heels were defeated by Notre Dame by a score of 34-44 whereas the Demon Deacons blew out Duke at home by 38 points. Although North Carolina’s defense allowed an absurd amount of points to an average offense, Carolina’s offense led by QB Sam Howell was able to easily move the ball against a formidable Notre Dame defense. Similarly, the Wake Forest offense has been electric where they have scored at least 35 points in each game. In addition, they also dropped a staggering 70 points on Army. When these programs met in 2020, the final was a total of 112 points with North Carolina edging out the 59-53 victory. This number may look scary, but these rosters that are similar to last year’s and should yield similar results on the scoreboard. Take Over 77.5 where points should come fast.

Missouri @ Georgia (-39.5)
In this SEC contest, from Athens, the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs host the Missouri Tigers. The opening spread for this one favored the Dogs by 38.5 points, and they are currently 39.5 point home favorites. Missouri is a dreadful 0-11 ATS in their previous 11 games, whereas the Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five. Last week, the Tigers defeated Vanderbilt 37-28 in a game that was too close for Mizzou fans. Vanderbilt has two wins on the year against the other two worst teams in Division 1-A, Uconn and Colorado State, and has lost to teams such as East Tennessee State. Despite their 4 wins, Missouri was barely able to escape the Commodores home turf with a win. Additionally, the Tigers only wins on the season have been against Central Michigan, Southeast Missouri State, North Texas and of course Vanderbilt. A far less impressive resume than Georgia’s to say the least. On the season, their defense has only allowed 5 touchdowns and they have blown out everyone they’ve faced. With a battle at the QB position for Georgia, their offense should be motivated enough to absolutely blow Vandy out of the water. Take the Dogs to cover in a rout at home.

Baylor (-7.5) @ TCU
From Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, the TCU Horned Frogs look to upset the red-hot Baylor Bears. Initially, Baylor was favored at just under a touchdown by six and a half-points, but they have since been bet up to seven and a half-point road favorites. Baylor comes into this one 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games whereas TCU is a flipped 1-6 ATS in their previous 7. In Week 9, the Bears put together a tremendous winning performance against the Texas Longhorns where Baylor won 31-24. However, the Frogs just dropped their third straight loss after an embarrassing performance vs Kansas State. With Baylor building their momentum each week and TCU drawing further away from themselves, Baylor should run away with this one. Take the Bears to cover this relatively low spread with ease.

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