Unlike the NFL, college football injury reports can be one of life’s great mysteries. Last week in a high-profile matchup for first place in the Big 12 Conference, the Kansas State Wildcats faced the TCU Horned Frogs. Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez left the game early with some leg issue. But the FS1 telecast could not get a straight answer from the Wildcats as to the problem. And that has carried over to this week.
Martinez is questionable, as is his backup, Will Howard. And for that matter, game-breaking running back Deuce Vaughn is also questionable. Further, all three of these Wildcats are questionable for undisclosed reasons. But K-State opened as a 1.5-point home chalk against the Big 12 leading Oklahoma State Cowboys. Oddsmakers and sharps expect the final disclosure to be that all three players will be on the field.
College Football Odds - #9 Oklahoma State at #22 Kansas State
Kickoff time at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is at 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FOX. Kansas State opened as a 1.5-point favorite.
This game is a potential letdown spot for Oklahoma State after their epic homecoming comeback win over the hated Texas Longhorns. K-State lost at TCU last week, as everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Yet the Wildcats still could have won. K-State is America’s most underrated team.
Best Bet: Kansas State Wildcats
Betting on College Football - #17 Illinois at Nebraska
Kickoff time at Memorial Stadium is at 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ABC. Illinois opened as an 8-point favorite.
Illinois was off last week, and that might kill their momentum. Nebraska is playing hard for interim head coach Mickey Joseph. The Huskers were also on a bye that followed a tough loss at Purdue. Look for the Sea of Red to carry the Huskers in their fight to make Joseph the permanent head coach.
Best Bet: Nebraska Cornhuskers
NCAA Football Odds – Florida vs. #1 Georgia
Kickoff time at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, is at 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on CBS. Georgia opened as a 22.5-point favorite.
The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is appropriately named for this matchup. Outmanned Florida faces the most talented team in the land. Florida fans will want to drown their sorrows, while Georgia fans will want to celebrate into the night and the possibility of a second straight national championship.
Best Bet: Georgia Bulldogs
College Football Betting - #19 Kentucky at #3 Tennessee
Kickoff time at Neyland Stadium is at 7 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN. Tennessee opened as a 12.5-point favorite.
Tennessee has a trip to the Georgia Bulldogs on tap next week and will not want to blow its shot for the lead of the SEC East by losing to a good but outclassed Kentucky team. So far, Tennessee has not let down all season. Kentucky lacks the firepower of Big Orange.
Best Bet: Tennessee Volunteers
NCAAF Betting Odds – #15 Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Kickoff time at Kyle Field is at 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on SEC Network. Ole Miss opened as a 2.5-point favorite.
Texas A&M is the ultimate contrarian bet in this spot. The Aggies are slumping, coach Jimbo Fisher is under fire, and several players were suspended for smoking pot in the locker room. Everything is going wrong for the Aggies. Of course, that means the Aggies will circle the wagons. And the Ole Miss defense will allow for some scoring chances.
Best Bet: Texas A&M Aggies
NCAA Vegas Odds – Michigan State at #4 Michigan
Kickoff time at Michigan Stadium is at 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ABC. Michigan opened as a 21.5-point favorite.
Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker got a $95 million contract last year based largely on beating Michigan in both of his previous chances. The Spartans are indeed under par this season, but Tucker has proven to be able to get MSU focused and ready for the Wolverines. Also, Michigan carries an inflated price tag.
Best Bet: Michigan State Spartans
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