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5 College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 15

5 College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 15

5 College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 15

From SEC blowouts to one of the best rivalry games in the country, we have some good college football matchups to pay attention to against the spread this weekend. Alabama and Florida are big favorites the weekend before they set their sights on each other in the SEC Championship Game. The ACC Championship Game won't include Miami or North Carolina, but they will play a pretty meaningful game this weekend.

The Big Ten has a couple of cancelations already, including Michigan-Ohio State, but the scheduled game between Iowa and Wisconsin is popping out as a very intriguing contest according to the line. And, of course, it is Army-Navy Game weekend as one of college football's best games of the year continues under unique circumstances.

Here is a look at these games we'll be watching this weekend.

Note: All times are ET and games are on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Alabama (-31) at Arkansas, 12 p.m.

Sure, Arkansas has had an encouraging season that took many by surprise. But it's about to end on a down note as Alabama comes into town as the nation's top-ranked team on a path to the SEC Championship Game and a likely spot in the College Football Playoff. Mac Jones will likely not have to play a full game but should still have a solid line before taking a seat with Alabama in full control. Alabama 52, Arkansas 16

College Football Top 25 Rankings: Alabama

Army (-7) vs. Navy, 3 p.m.

America's Game will be played on a service academy campus for the first time since 1945. Oddly enough, Navy is a perfect 3-0 all-time in games played on Army's campus, but the Midshipmen may not be equipped to keep that historical note in pristine condition. Army powers their way past Navy to sing second on their home field. Army 26, Navy 17

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Miami (-3) vs. North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

This matchup no longer carries any weight as it relates to the ACC Championship Game, but the stakes could still be pretty high for the conference's bowl outlook. A win by either team will likely send the winner to one of the ACC's better bowl destinations. North Carolina is pretty tempting, but their defense will struggle to shut down D'Eriq King and the Hurricanes. A spot in the New Year's Six lineup could be there for the taking. Miami 45, UNC 36

College Football Top 25 Rankings: Miami

Iowa (+1) vs. Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m.

Ever since opening the season looking a bit lost, Iowa has been on a tear. The Hawkeyes have won five straight games, four of which have been by double digits. Yet, they are a home underdog against Wisconsin a week after the Badgers scored six points against Indiana, and seven in their most recent game played before that against Northwestern. This seems too good to be true. Take Iowa and the points and run with it. Iowa 24, Wisconsin 17

College Football Rankings: Iowa Football

Florida (-23) vs. LSU, 7 p.m.

The LSU Tigers are limping across the finish line of the 2020 season. Doing so while heading to Gainesville to serve as the final tune-up for the Gators before they head to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game is not a great spot for the defending national champions to be in. Florida's offense is much too potent with Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts, and Kadarius Toney. LSU's defense is about to get swamped. Florida 47, LSU 20

College Football Top 25 Rankings: Florida

Last Week: 2-2

Season: 33-31

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— Written by Kevin McGuire, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Follow him on Patreon, on Twitter @KevinOnCFB, on Instagram, and Like him on Facebook.