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Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 14 Picks

UCLA Bruins

UCLA Bruins

Happy Thanksgiving, college football fans. It's the best day and weekend of the sports calendar. According to me, at least.

It's also one of the toughest weeks to predict as historic rivalries dominate the landscape. Strange things happen in rivalry games, so none of my top picks are from traditional Power 5 Thanksgiving matchups.

Enjoy the holiday, be thankful and please don't burn your house down.

Last Week: 4-3

Year-to-Date: 48-48-1

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Stanford (+4.5) at UCLA

Jim Mora is out for revenge and has three championships (division, conference, national) hanging in the balance against the Cardinal. Brett Hundley has been excellent in November, but it's the Bruins defense that should control the game against the below-average Stanford offense. Prediction: UCLA -4.5

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Utah (-9) at Colorado

The Utes have been one of the best plays all season long, going 8-3 against the number. And of importance for this week's game: Utah is 5-0 against the number on the road. Colorado is overmatched here and may be without their starting QB. Prediction: Utah -9

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Colorado St (-7) at Air Force

The Falcons are a solid team and could find some space to run but more is hanging in the balance for the Rams. Jim McElwain's group won't know where they stand in the Mountain West race until Saturday, so they have to take care of business on Friday. The Rams have been one of the best plays all year (8-3 ATS) and are even better on the road (4-1 ATS). Prediction: Colorado St -7

UL-Monroe (+14) at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern is one of the better stories in college football this fall. The Eagles are unbeaten in the Sun Belt and are poised to win the league (if allowed). This team is also excellent against the spread, going 8-3 for the season and a tidy 4-0 ATS at home. Willie Fritz's club has had two weeks to prepare. Prediction: Georgia Southern -14

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Syracuse (+11) at Boston College

The Eagles are playing well and Cuse is playing exactly the opposite of that. The Orange can't score right now, recording only 40 points in its last four games. Boston College is 7-4 against the spread and Cuse is 4-7 for the season. Take the Eagles to win big. Prediction: Boston College -11

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Top 25 Picks ATS:

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Auburn (+9.5) at Alabama

Oregon (-20) at Oregon St

Florida (+7.5) at Florida St

Mississippi St (-2) at Ole Miss

Michigan (+21) at Ohio St

Baylor (-24.5) vs. Texas Tech

Stanford (+4.5) at UCLA

Georgia Tech (+12.5) at Georgia

Michigan St (-13) at Penn St

Kansas (+28) at Kansas St

Arizona St (NL) at Arizona

Minnesota (-9) at Wisconsin

Utah (-9) at Colorado

Notre Dame (+7) at USC

Arkansas (+2) at Missouri

South Carolina (+4.5) at Clemson

Nebraska (+1) at Iowa

Kentucky (+13) at Louisville

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