Sport College football odds, lines, bets, top predictions for Week 11, 2021: Advanced model picks Baylor, Notre Dame
Conference USA in negotiations to add three universities
Connecticut, New Mexico State and Liberty are all in negotiations to join Conference USA.Conference USA was recently plundered by other conferences adding to their ranks. The American Athletic Conference replaced its upcoming losses by announcing that six Conference USA schools — UAB, Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, Rice and UTSA — would all be joining its ranks. Conference USA also lost Southern Mississippi and Old Dominion to the Sun Belt Conference.
No. 7 Michigan State does not have any room for error after losing at Purdue last week. The Spartans dropped out of the top four in the updated College Football Playoff ranking on Tuesday night. They will host Maryland on Saturday afternoon as part of the Week 11 college football schedule. Michigan State is a 13-point favorite in the latest Week 11 college football odds at Caesars Sportsbook.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, No. 4 Ohio State (-20) will host No. 19 Purdue and No. 6 Michigan (-1.5) makes the trip to Penn State. Should you be targeting any of those Week 11 college football spreads? And which other college football lines have value this weekend? Before making any Week 11 college football picks, be sure to.
Notre Dame vs. North Carolina odds, spread: 2021 college football picks, Week 9 predictions from proven model
SportsLine's model just revealed its CFB picks and predictions for UNC vs. Notre DameOct 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets helmet on the field before a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,500 for $100 players on its top-ratedagainst the spread. It also enters Week 11 of the 2021 season on a 31-20 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 11from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. .
Top Week 11 college football predictions
One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for Week 11: No. 13(+5.5) stays within the spread against No. 8 in a Big 12 showdown at noon ET on Saturday in Waco. The Bears have quietly been one of the top teams in the Big 12 this season, with their two losses coming by a combined 12 points at Oklahoma State and . They have gone 5-0 at home, picking up wins over , and . Junior quarterback has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards and has 15 touchdown passes.
Leftovers & Links: Lack of Playoff worry has Notre Dame in position to worry about the Playoff
Notre Dame hasn't worried about the College Football Playoff, and that gave the Irish some freedom to find ways to ascend, and perhaps become a Playoff contender.So Notre Dame focused on what was ahead of it, the chance at a fifth straight season with double-digit wins.
Senior running backis averaging 7.2 yards per carry, finding the end zone 11 times. Oklahoma snuck past and Texas in one-score road games earlier this season before nearly getting upset at three weeks ago. The Sooners have not inspired confidence away from home, which is why Baylor is covering the spread in well over 50 percent of simulations.
Another one of the college football predictions from the model: No. 9(-5.5) covers against in a 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday matchup. Virginia has ridden quarterback to a productive season on offense, but Armstrong (ribs) is questionable for this game and his status might not be known until close to kickoff. With or without Armstrong, the model sees Virginia falling well short of its scoring average (38.9 ppg) against a tough Notre Dame defense.
Notre Dame, meanwhile, has won and covered in four straight games. Twice during that span, the Irish were single-digit favorites but ended up covering by at least 10 points. That's what SportsLine's model is projecting here as Notre Dame wins by 11 points in the simulations, covering the spread more than 60 percent of the time.
Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 12 predictions from proven model
SportsLine's model just revealed its CFB picks and best bets for Georgia Tech vs. Notre DameOct 13, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; General view of the LSU band before the game against Georgia Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium.
How to make Week 11 college football picks
The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 11 college football schedule, and it's calling for a top-15 team to go down hard in a surprising upset..
So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which top-15 squad gets stunned? Check out the latest college football odds below, then, and find out.
Week 11 college football odds (via Caesars)
Here are the college football lines for some of Week 11's most notable matchups:
Friday, Nov. 12
vs. (+23.5, 58.5)
vs. (-13.5, 48.5)
Saturday, Nov. 13
UMass to bring back Don Brown as next head coach
UMass has made a decision on its next head coach. The Minutemen are trying to rekindle some past success and bringing back Don Brown as their head coach. The hiring was reported on Sunday night and is expected to be announced this week. UMass will be hiring Don Brown as its next head football coach. UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford is expected to conduct a team meeting tomorrow to announce Brown as the next head coach, according to sources inside the program. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November 22, 2021 Brown turned down a big offer from Arizona in order to return to UMass.
vs. (+5.5, 50.5)
Oklahoma vs. Baylor (+5.5, 63)
vs. (-1, 48)
vs. (+51.5, 67)
vs. (+6.5, 37)
vs. (+20, 61)
vs. (+20.5, 55)
vs. (+13.5, 62.5)
LSU’s top three head-coaching targets reportedly revealed
Kentucky's Mark Stoops was listed at No. 3 behind Jimbo Fisher and Bill O’Brien. VERY Good LSU source just saw my report and told me the LSU list is this 1. Jimbo Fischer2. Bill O Brien3. Mark Stoops In that order — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 19, 2021 The list makes sense. Fisher has been a known top target for LSU’s athletic director. O’Brien is the current offensive coordinator at Alabama. He previously was the head coach of the Houston Texans and won the AFC South four times in six seasons. O’Brien also coached Penn State for two seasons before James Franklin took over.
vs. (+2.5, 55.5.)
Notre Dame vs. Virginia (+5.5, 64)
vs. (+2.5, 66.5)
vs. TCU (+13, 54.5)
vs. (+14, 56.5)
Leftovers & Links: While Playoff hopes remain, Notre Dame’s 2022 recruiting takes on double the importance .
With only an expected blowout at Stanford remaining this season, No. 6 Notre Dame has some 2022 roster considerations to already ponder.And yes, that is an indirect commentary on Stanford’s chances of an upset this weekend (8 ET; FOX), given the Cardinal are on a six-game losing streak in which it averages 14.3 points per game, all against defenses significantly worse than Notre Dame’s, per SP+. The No. 6 Irish (10-1) have not given up a touchdown in three weeks, after all.