Sport College football odds, lines, bets, predictions for Week 9, 2021: Proven model picks Kentucky, BYU
Arizona QB Jordan McCloud out for season, to have surgery
The Arizona Wildcats are having a season to forget and fell to 0-5 via Saturday's 34-16 loss to the UCLA Bruins. © Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Arizona coach Jedd Fisch confirmed more bad news about the campaign on Monday. According to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Fisch told reporters that starting quarterback Jordan McCloud will miss the rest of the season and have surgery to repair knee and ankle injuries. McCloud was Arizona's QB1 for the past two games, and he ends his year with 481 passing yards, two touchdown throws, and five interceptions with 75 rushing yards on 18 attempts.
College Football Playoff contenders meet up in one of the top matchups on the Week 9 college football schedule when No. 6travels to East Lansing to take on No. 8 at noon ET. The latest Week 9 college football odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Wolverines as 4.5-point road favorites. Oddsmakers predict an easier Saturday for other playoff contenders such as No. 2 Cincinnati (-24.5 vs. Tulane) and No. 4 Oklahoma (-17.5 vs. Texas Tech).
Top-ranked, meanwhile, is a 14.5-point favorite against in the 3:30 p.m. ET SEC on CBS matchup. Which lines should you target for your Week 9 college football bets? Before making any Week 9 college football picks, be sure to .
Conference USA proposes reorganization with AAC
The new era of college football realignment is not over yet, with at least one Group of Five conference offering up one of the more radical proposals to date. © Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports According to Ross Dellenger of SI, Conference USA has proposed a full reorganization with the American Athletic Conference. While the two leagues would remain distinct, the schools in them would be reorganized geographically, and the leagues would have different names.
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 $3,900 for $100 players on its top-ratedagainst the spread. It also enters Week 9 of the 2021 season on a 26-11 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 9from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. .
Top Week 9 college football predictions
One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for Week 9: No. 12(-1) covers at in a 7 p.m. ET Saturday matchup. The Wildcats rank third in the SEC in total defense, trailing only Georgia and . The model sees Kentucky limiting Mike Leach's Air Raid offense to just 17 points.
Five-star WR recruit chooses Missouri over Alabama, Georgia
The Missouri Tigers on Tuesday landed a huge commitment. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Luther Burden, a 5-star wide receiver, committed to Missouri over Alabama and Georgia. He tried to fake people out when doing the announcement by picking up the Georgia and Bama hats first before discarding them. 2022 WR Luther Burden has Committed to Missouri pic.twitter.com/v3VEA5Lojc — Megan Strickland (@StricklyMeg) October 19, 2021 Burden said that he wants to help rebuild the Missouri program: Luther Burden- "We're gonna rebuild this thing…"video via @KSDKSports pic.twitter.
Kentucky's offense, meanwhile, leans on running back, who runs for close to 100 yards in the simulations. That's enough for Kentucky to pick up a six-point road win in the projections. Kentucky covers well over 60 percent of the time, and you can consider a parlay with the under 47, since that side of the total hits in almost 70 percent of simulations.
Another one of the college football predictions from the model: No. 25(-2.5) has no problem covering the small spread at home against at 10:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall returns to Provo after serving as the BYU head coach from 2005-15. He has the Cavaliers on a roll right now as they've won and covered in four straight.
But BYU has played a schedule heavy on Power Five opponents and enters this matchup with a 6-2 overall record. The model is projecting almost 100 yards the ground for BYU running backand over 300 yards through the air for quarterback . BYU covers over 60 percent of the time, while the under 63.5 hits in 60 percent of simulations.
Oklahoma-Kansas game briefly halted due to power outage
Saturday’s game between Oklahoma and Kansas was halted due to a brief power outage in Lawrence. © Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) talks with head coach Lincoln Riley. With just over ten minutes to go in the first quarter, Kansas Memorial Stadium lost power. All the scoreboards went down, prompting an official timeout. The succinctly stated reason was that “everything is off.” "Timeout on the field. Everything is off" pic.twitter.
How to make Week 9 college football picks
The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 9 college football schedule, and it's calling for a top-10 team to go down hard..
So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which top-10 squad goes down hard? Check out the latest college football odds below, then, and find out.
Week 9 college football odds (via Caesars)
Here are the college football lines for some of Week 9's most notable matchups:
Thursday, Oct. 28
vs. (-19, 52)
vs. (-8.5, 57)
Friday, Oct. 29
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.
vs. (+10, 48)
vs. (-20.5, 59)
Saturday, Oct. 30
Michigan vs. Michigan State (+3.5, 51.5)
vs. (+11, 62)
vs. (+2.5, 62)
vs. (+24.5, 62.5)
vs. (-3, 37)
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vs. (+7, 47.5)
Georgia vs. Florida (+14.5, 50.5)
vs. (-17.5, 68)
vs. (-24.5, 49)
vs. (-16.5, 69)
vs. (-2, 66)
vs. (-1, 62.5)
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (+1, 47)
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vs. (-30.5, 56)
vs. (-17.5, 59.5)
UNC vs.(-3.5, 62.5)
BYU vs. Virginia (+2.5, 63.5)
vs. (-1, 46.5)
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