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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 11, 2020: Proven model backing Florida, USC
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 11 college football game 10,000 times . Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 37-20 on all top-rated picks through 10 weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $900 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 11 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup.
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We're counting down the players to watch this season, and one day afteron the list, here are the top 5:
5. Ayo Dosunmu, F, Illinois
tested the NBA draft waters in the offseason, but decided to return to the Big Ten and was immediately named a first-team AP All-American. The junior put up 16.6 points per game last year while also adding 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
Dosunmu's already a great scorer, but if he improves his 3-point shot, he'll be downright unguardable. The Chicago native made only 29.6% of his triples last year after hitting on 35.2% as a freshman. Getting back to that clip will have the NBA calling his name after this season.
College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 12, 2020: Proven model backing Wisconsin, Auburn
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 12 college football game 10,000 times . Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 39-21 on all top-rated picks through 11 weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $1,000 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 12 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup.
4. Cade Cunningham, G/F, Oklahoma State
The first of three straight Big 12 players on this list is prized freshman. If the 2021 NBA Draft was held today, it's a safe bet he'd be the first pick.
The 6-foot-7 star from Montverde Academy surprised many with his decision to head todespite the Cowboys likely facing a 2021 postseason ban. He may not be in Stillwater for long, but his versatile game could make his stint a very successful one. Mike Boynton's offense should be a perfect fit for Cunningham's all-world passing ability, and if he can show improvement on his 3-point shot, he's almost guaranteed to be the top pick in next year's draft.
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Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell required hospitalization after contracting the coronavirus, according to the team. The second-year Denver DC was hospitalized last week but discharged Sunday. Donatell, 63, has been battling COVID-19 symptoms since Oct. 31 and has missed the past three games. Donatell, who is in his third stint with the franchise, is one of a few Broncos staffers to have contracted the virus. Running backs coach Curtis Modkins did so in October, and offensive line coach Mike Munchak was in the team’s COVID protocol.
3. Jared Butler, G, Baylor
It seemedwas destined for the NBA draft after an impressive sophomore season, but the Louisiana native opted to return to school, and couldn't be happier about it. Butler was a revelation in his second season with the program, pouring in 16 points per game while canning 38% of his shots from beyond the arc. He's not only an offensive threat, as Butler averaged almost two steals per contest, helping Baylor establish itself among the nation's elite.
With the Bears bringing back a number of last year's key contributors, expect a deep March run from Scott Drew's program. Butler will be leading the charge.
2. Marcus Garrett, G, Kansas
It can't be fun to play basketball against. The reigning national defensive player of the year is back at for another season of ruining the opposition's offensive game plans.
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Air Force RB Brad Roberts had 28 carries for 177 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons 28-0 win over New Mexico on Friday night.
While Garrett makes his name on the defensive end, he's shown offensive improvement throughout his career, averaging 9.2 points, 4.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds last season. He also made 32.7% of his triples, a significant improvement from 24.5% the year before. Those numbers are only going to go up after the Jayhawks lost their top scorers, Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike, to the NBA. With Garrett shouldering more of the load offensively, expect a jump in production - and national recognition - for this standout senior.
1. Luka Garza, C, Iowa
In a world in which very little can be agreed upon,opening the season as the best player in the country seems as close to a unanimous opinion as we're going to get. The standout is the only consensus 2019-20 first-team All-American who returned to college, and you can expect more accolades this season.
Garza's essentially unguardable in the post, and is one of the more efficient players in the country, pouring in 23.9 points per game on 54.2% shooting last season. He's also shown the ability to step out beyond the arc, canning 36% of his 109 3-point attempts in 2019-20.
Iowa's set for a run at the NCAA title this year, and with Garza back in the fold, that appears all but guaranteed.
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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wanted his team to stay positive, test negative and play. But the opposite is happening right now for the Wolverines.The Michigan football coach was enthusiastic about the reinstatement of Big Ten football after a five-week postponement that roiled this section of the country.