College Football Expert Picks

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Umass vs Eastern Michigan

The sharps and the betting public rarely agree on things, but both are all over Eastern Michigan as a 20-point favorite over UMass this week. The Eagles grabbed headlines with a win over Arizona State a couple of weeks ago, so they should be able to have their way with one of the worst teams in the country. To be fair, Eastern Michigan followed up that upset win with a 50-31 loss to Buffalo last week. But the Eagles seem to have settled with Austin Smith at quarterback even though he wasn’t the starter to begin the season. He gives their offense a mobile quarterback and a passer who can get the ball down the field, which is why the Eagles could be hard for the Minutemen to hang around in a high-scoring game.

We say that after the Minutemen got shut out by Temple last week in a 28-0 loss. In their two other games against FBS opponents this season, UMass scored just 10 points, losing to both Tulane and Toledo. There are few signs that things will start to get better for the Minutemen with quarterback Gino Campiotti completing just 49% of his passes and averaging 3.4 yards per pass this season. While Campiotti is a good athlete who can make plays with his legs, he’s been inadequate as a passer and had a pick-six last week. Barring a sudden uptick in production from Campiotti and the UMass offense, the Minutemen could have trouble scoring enough points to stay within 20 points and make this a respectable and competitive game.

Michigan State vs Maryland

The Maryland Terrapins may not have pulled off an upset over Michigan last week, but they were competitive enough to make the sharps believe they can win and cover against Michigan State this week as 8.5-point home favorites. The major caveat is that quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is technically listed as a game-time decision because of injuries to his knee and rib. But even if he’s not 100%, it’d be a surprise if Tagovailoa didn’t play, especially since he’s been off to such an impressive start. Despite throwing two interceptions last week, he played well enough against a quality Michigan defense to give his team a chance. As long as he’s at least close to 100% and willing to play through his injuries, there is every chance that the Terrapins can bounce back quickly and cover the 8.5-point spread against MSU.

On the other hand, there are plenty of reasons to doubt the Spartans, particularly after last week’s 34-7 at home to Minnesota. Quarterback Payton Thorne didn’t play like a quarterback of his pedigree or experience level last week and has struggled early in the season with six interceptions in four games. In fairness, the Michigan State defense has also been a letdown in back-to-back losses to Washington and Minnesota. The defensive front for the Spartans has been solid, but some of last year’s problems in the secondary remain. They allowed nearly 400 yards of passing against Washington and were completely ineffective against Minnesota’s balanced attack last week. With Maryland having a competent quarterback in Tagovailoa and a viable rushing attack, the MSU defense could be in a little bit of trouble heading on the road this week.

California vs Washington State

The most intriguing game in the Pac-12 this weekend could be the showdown between the Cal Golden Bears and the Washington State Cougars. After a 21-6 win in Berkeley last season, the Cougars are four-point home favorites over Cal in Saturday’s game. However, while the betting public is backing the Cougars in this game, a lot of sharps are leaning more toward the Bears. The sharps could be sensing a letdown from Wazzou after the Cougars let a 12-point lead over Oregon last week disappear in less than seven minutes. Granted, the Cougars also have a win over Wisconsin earlier this season and have seen sophomore quarterback Cameron Ward make some strides early in the season. But Ward has also thrown five interceptions in his last three games with the Washington State defense on alert after blowing a fourth-quarter lead last week.

At the same time, the Bears got their sluggish offense rolling last week in a 49-31 win over Arizona to open Pac-12 play. Cal also played a tight game with Notre Dame a couple of weeks ago, nearly forcing overtime in South Bend. To be fair, the Cal offense isn’t going to steamroll many teams this season. But running back Jaydn Ott is gaining 8.3 yards per carry on the season and Jack Plummer has looked sharp outside of the Notre Dame game when the Bears were a little outclassed talent-wise. Meanwhile, Justin Wilcox is once again putting together a solid defense that’s allowing 20.5 points per game. With a good defense and a productive rushing attack, not to mention an experienced quarterback, the sharps see a lot of signs that Cal is capable of at least beating the spread on the road, if not pulling off a small upset.

College Football Expert Picks:

At BetQL, we know that sports bettors want the most options possible at their disposal before they place their hard-earned money on a college football game. Not only do we have our computer models picks on each game every week, but we have a team of experts working throughout the season to help you make your bets. This is a team of real people who work each week to crunch the numbers and do their own research to find you the best value on certain games. But that’s not where the options stop with BetQL. We have all the betting data you need from the sports books to figure out where the money is going, from public money percentage to sharp money. This lets you see where the big bets are being placed, and which side the expert college football picks are coming in on. Placing wagers is never easy, and winning involves having all the best information before betting a game. BetQL gives you many options, so you are never stuck with just one way to bet.

Most sites will only show you one specific expert or a panel of experts, but with BetQL you are looking at multiple expert bettors within that sport. Stop taking your picks from one single person and use BetQL's college football expert picks to dive into which side the pros are betting. With a BetQL subscription you can see which side the experts are taking for every game and every bet type, even over under picks. No matter the weekend, the game, or the bet type, BetQL can tell you who the professionals are betting.

College Football Picks Against the Spread:

If you are a die-hard sports bettor, you probably know that a majority of the action in college football is on the spread. Much like the NFL, this is the most common way that sports bettors bet on football games. Unlike money line bets where you simply pick the outright winner of each game, the spread allows you to bet on the final score of each game. Will the favorite win by x many points, or will the underdog stay within that many points when the final score is decided? What this does is allow people to bet without having to pay a large amount on favorites, or allow them to pick the underdog without having them win the game outright. Usually, lines for spread betting are fairly even and most start out at -110 both ways. This line increases or decreases depending on how much money is going to a certain side of the spread. If everyone is betting on the favorite at -110 to win the game by at least x number of points, the line will move up, costing bettors more to bet that side. The same will happen if all the money comes in on the underdog. Eventually, the actual number of points the team has to cover will increase or decrease depending on where the money goes. BetQL will have you covered all college football season picking games against the spread, but you should always be informed as to what each bet means. Below you will find an example of betting against the spread.

College Football Picks Against the Spread Example: Example: Notre Dame (+7, -110) vs. Clemson (-7, -110)

In this example from one of last year’s best college football games, Clemson is favored by 7 points over Notre Dame. That means that if you bet on Clemson, they would have to beat Notre Dame by at least 7 points for you to win this bet. A win of exactly 7 would be a push, and you would simply get your money back. A bet on Notre Dame here does not mean that they have to beat Clemson, rather, they just have to keep the game within 7 points when the final score is announced. Unlike betting this number with Clemson, if the game is decided by exactly 7 points, you will still win this bet and collect your winnings. Notre Dame can also win outright for you to win this bet, all that matters is that they do not lose by more than 7 points and you will win.

Now for the second part, the actual odds you have to pay to make the bet. This is fairly simple to understand once you know what the numbers mean. In this instance, both spreads are listed as -110. What this simply means is that in order to win $100, you must bet $110 dollars. The amounts do not have to be this small or large either, as it would mean the same thing with any amount. An $11 wager would win you $10, while an $1100 dollar wager would win you $1000, and so on. This extra price you have to pay is called “vigor” or “juice” on a line. Think of it like a tax you are having to pay the books to place your bet.

There are times when you will occasionally see a “plus-money” line with a spread bet, however, that is very rare. If you do see one, it will simply have a “+” instead of a “-“ in front of the number. Let’s say the number is +160. What this means is that if you bet $100 on this line, you would win $160. So you are not having to pay a tax at all, and instead, you are getting a much higher payout. Lines like these are always on a bet that is more unlikely to win, so you will have to be okay with the risk that involves being in the unfavorable situation.

College Football Picks and Parlays:

Some sports bettors don’t like to simply bet on one thing at lower odds, so what they do to increase their winnings is make parlays at higher odds. You can parlay picks together for a higher payout, but always be weary, because you have to win every bet in a parlay to receive the winnings. With BetQL, we make it easier than ever to create winning parlays with our picks and projections. Whether you want to parlay our model picks against the spread, totals picks for this weekend, or picks from our team of experts, it’s easier to identify good bets and parlay them together for huge profits. You can also parlay together the sharp plays, tailing the big bets and cashing in with the pros. Each week, we will have 3-4 free plays during the college football season, so you will have the chance to build a winning parlay every single week of the 2021 college football season, regardless of subscription status. Parlaying our 5-Star picks together is your best bet to making a winning parlay, and building a bankroll for picks down the line.

College Football Computer Picks:

I’m sure many of you out there are skeptical about letting a computer make picks for you rather than an actual person. It’s not uncommon for many to think technology is untrustworthy. So let me explain to you why you should trust our model’s plays, and how they differ from that of a person. As humans, all of us carry some form of bias. This is just natural, and there is not a person on earth who is completely unbiased. That’s where the computer comes in. Our model doesn’t have a favorite team or favorite player, it doesn’t think like a human. If the advanced statistics and data say that a certain team will win and the other will lose, then our model will tell you that.

Advanced statistics are growing more and more popular each and every year throughout all sports and leagues. College football computer projections are having a larger emphasis being placed on them now than ever before, and starting to become more relied upon than paying thousands of dollars for picks from a professional NCAA Football handicapper. Picking college football winners is one of the hardest tasks for any handicapper, but that task becomes much easier with computer models like BetQL. The computer simply is much faster sorting through all the data and analytics, able to do research in a fraction of the time it would take a human.

More and more sports bettors are trusting the machines to do the research for them, and get to the books faster so they can get the best of a number. They come up with unbiased projections throughout the year for every game and every bet, including all the bowl games and college football championship. Our model takes into account everything a sports handicapper would, and gives its best bet based on accurate stats, solid formulas, and a whole lot of math. Player injuries, weather conditions, trends, and much more are all considered into the picks, making a very complex algorithm that gives you the best chance to pick college football winners. These algorithms are updated after every single game to make sure that each pick is made with the most up to date information. If the computer picks for this weekend are not your style you can also find out which side the public is betting for every college football game this week. BetQL not only has computer picks but public betting data to let you know which side the public is picking.

When Do BetQL's College Football Picks Go Live:

BetQL wants to be sure that you get the best of the number and secure that closing line value before it is stripped away. Our picks go live the instant the odds come out, so you won’t have to wait on the experts to sort through all the research and data. Our computer does that in seconds after each game is played, so it is already able to make a pick as soon as the lines come out on which way the data is telling you to bet. BetQL is a faster way to make smarter and more informed bets.

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