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The College Football Playoff committee will have some tough decisions to make by Tuesday evening afterupset and held off in Week 13. Several matchups on Championship Week, however, will go a long way in setting the final playoff field. The latest college football odds for Championship Week from Caesars Sportsbook list as a 6.5-point favorite against (4 p.m. ET, CBS) in the SEC Championship Game. , meanwhile, is -10.5 against in the AAC title matchup.
Those are just a couple of the games during the college football Championship Week schedule that will impact the final rankings. With so much on the line, which college football spreads should you be targeting? Before making any college football picks for Championship Week, be sure to.
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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 $3,700 for $100 players on its top-ratedagainst the spread. It also enters Championship Week 2021 on a 42-28 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 Championship Weekfrom Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. .
Top college football predictions for Championship Week
One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for Championship Week: Cincinnati (-10.5) covers against Houston in the AAC Championship Game at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Bearcats came in at No. 4 in the last playoff rankings and they held serve in Week 13 with a 35-13 win over, covering the 15-point spread in that one. Expected to be on the bubble as the committee evaluates its credentials against Power Five teams, Cincinnati needs a big win over a ranked Houston squad.
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SportsLine's computer says the Bearcats get the job done. The model projects a strong defensive effort for the Bearcats, who hold Houston quarterbackunder 200 yards of passing. Cincinnati quarterback throws for around 230 yards and rushes for 30 more, helping the Bearcats cover in 60 percent of simulations.
Another one of the college football predictions from the model: Oklahoma State, fresh off a massive Bedlam win over rival Oklahoma, continues its roll and knocks off thein the Big 12 Championship Game at noon ET on Saturday. The Cowboys pushed (-4) against OU in the 37-33 win. It was just the second time all season they didn't cover as they enter this week with a 9-1-1 ATS record on the season.
Dave Aranda's Baylor squad has been solid against the spread as well, going 7-4. But Oklahoma State, still very much in the playoff picture, has more on the line this week, and the model is projecting a big win for the Cowboys. They hold Baylor to just 18 points as the Cowboys cover well over 50 percent of the time. That strong defensive effort also helps the under (46.5) hit, making this game a great target for college football parlays.
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How to make Championship Week college football picks
The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game during the Championship Week college football schedule, and it's projecting multiple underdogs to win outright..
So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which underdogs do you need to jump on now? Check out the latest college football odds below, then, and find out.
Championship Week college football odds (via Caesars)
Here are the college football lines for Championship Week:
Friday, Dec. 3
Conference USA:vs. (+1.5, 72)
Pac-12:vs. (-2.5, 60)
Saturday, Dec. 4
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MAC:vs. (+3, 72.5)
Big 12: Baylor vs. Oklahoma State (-5, 46.5)
Mountain West:vs. (-6, 50.5)
Sun Belt:vs. (+3, 52.5)
SEC: Georgia vs. Alabama (+6.5, 50)
AAC: Houston vs. Cincinnati (-10.5, 54)
ACC:vs. (+3, 72.5)
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