This week, #2 Alabama vs. #17 Texas A&M, #10 NC State vs. #23 Florida State, #1 Georgia vs. Auburn, LSU vs. #8 Tennessee, Notre Dame vs. #19 BYU and Kansas vs. TCU are some of the top matchups and we’ll discuss two of them below. Scroll down to find out why three games stand out as the most fascinating on Saturday’s slate.
Not only is Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels a legitimate Heisman candidate due to his stellar play, but the Jayhawks have gone a perfect 5-0 ATS and 5-0 SU this season. Three of their outright victories have come as underdogs (+14 at West Virginia, +8.5 at Houston and +3.5 at Iowa State) and head coach Lance Leipold has this team clicking on all cylinders.
Meanwhile, TCU is also off to a perfect start, going 4-0 ATS and 4-0 SU against Colorado, Tarleton State, SMU and Oklahoma. Their 55-24 victory over Oklahoma turned heads and made them the clear favorites in this matchup against Kansas. Mobile quarterback Max Duggan has been on a hot streak of his own and this has the potential to be a shootout. Be sure to see our best bets above and find out which team our model projects to beat the spread and stay perfect!
Speaking of undefeated teams, James Madison is also 4-0 ATS, having beaten and covered against Middle Tennessee, Norfolk State, Appalachian State and Texas State. While their win at Appalachian State was close (32-28), their other three victories came by 37, 56 and 27. The Dukes are clear road favorites in this showdown.
Arkansas State is 2-3 SU, but 5-0 ATS and they’ve covered all three games in which they were underdogs: +44.5 at Ohio State (result: +33), +14.5 at Memphis (result: +12) and +6 at Old Dominion (result: +3). Will they hang around again in this one and improve to 6-0 ATS or will JMU cover? See our model’s best bets above; we are listing a massive five-star ATS value.
The under has gone a perfect 5-0 in Georgia games (against Oregon, Samford, South Carolina, Kent State and Missouri). The Bulldogs have allowed 13.5 points per game this season and sport one of the nation’s top defenses once again, which has certainly contributed to the under’s perfect mark. Check out our model’s best O/U bet above!