Week 7 college football lines are out: Early look at the best bets (presented by Betfred Sportsbook)
Week 6 of college football is in the books - and it's time look ahead to a LOADED Week 7.
A Top 10 matchup between Alabama and Tennessee. A Top 10 showdown between Penn State and Michigan. A season-defining game for USC at Utah - we get them all next Saturday!!!
As we do every Sunday, here is your first look at the big Week 7 lines, with quick reaction to the big games.
No. 3 Alabama (-8) at No. 6 Tennessee: The biggest game of Week 7 is in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Tennessee offense is the key here, and Hendon Hooker has led the way for a juggernaut of a unit that now goes up against one of the best defenses in the country. The key to the game and a storyline to keep an eye on is if Bryce Young will play in this game too. That will be a major factor.
No. 10 Penn State at No. 4 Michigan (-7): The biggest matchup in the Big Ten up to this point takes center stage between the two programs that could push Ohio State the most. This game will be won with defense, with both the Nittany Lions and the Wolverines having very good units a piece. Also, it will be a battle of strengths on offense with both teams having great running games.
No. 8 Oklahoma State at No. 13 TCU (-3.5): Expect a classic Big 12 shootout here in Fort Worth. Both the Cowboys, and the Horned Frogs average 46 points a game, so this just feels like a game that’s going to be decided by which offense has the ball last. The defenses have been able to make plays, especially with turnovers. Look for the game to hinge on Spencer Sanders and Max Duggan at the quarterback position.
No. 7 USC at No. 20 Utah (-3.5): This is a very interesting contrast in styles that’s going to take place in Salt Lake City. USC is all about the flashiness under Lincoln Riley and have made a living off big plays and turnovers on the defensive side. Utah, on the other side, is all about power and efficiency on offense and then physicality on defense. Salt Lake City is going to be rocking when these two teams meet up, and it’s another game that could come down to who has the ball last.
No. 15 NC State at No. 18 Syracuse (-5): Syracuse has been one of the bigger surprises of the year up to this point. NC State still has a lot to play for after losing to Clemson two weeks ago. The key in this game will be the battle between the NC State defense and the Syracuse offense. Also, Drew O’Leary got injured last week for the Wolfpack, so that will be huge to see where their quarterback situation lies.
No. 16 Mississippi State (-6.5) No. 22 Kentucky: Mississippi State comes into this game red hot ever since the LSU game. Will Rogers has been great at quarterback in the air raid and the defense has also been very good. Kentucky was just upset against South Carolina and is reeling a bit, especially on offense. Will Levis is a big difference maker, so if he’s not back at quarterback, Kentucky might be in for a struggle
Other games to look at:
No. 4 Clemson (-4) at Florida State
Auburn at No. 9 Ole Miss (-15.5)
Iowa State at No. 22 Texas (-14)
No. 19 Kansas at Oklahoma (-6.5)
Vanderbilt at No. 1 Georgia (-38.5)
Minnesota No. 24 Illinois (-3.5)
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