Four top-10 SEC teams are set to be in action during the Week 9 college football schedule. The latest Week 9 college football odds from William Hill list No. 2 Alabama as a 31-point favorite against Mississippi State. No. 5 Georgia is favored by 15 points against Kentucky, No. 8 Texas A&M is -12.5 against Arkansas and No. 10 Florida is laying 13 points against Missouri.
Where are the best values in those SEC lines? And which other spreads around the country should you target in your Week 9 college football bets? Before locking anything in for this weekend’s action, be sure to see the top Week 9 college football expert picks, predictions and best bets from Barrett Sallee.
Sallee is a true insider — a CBS Sports analyst, SiriusXM host, Heisman voter and consistently one of the top CBS Sports experts picking games against the spread — and his best bets have helped bring in huge returns. He debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a big way, posting a winning record in his weekly college football best bets column since that point.
He went 59-35-2 (63 percent, plus $2,037) on all his college football picks for SportsLine in 2019, and he also enters Week 8 of the 2020 college football season on a 55-31 streak on his best bets since the start of last year. Anybody who has been following him is way up.
Top Week 9 college football expert predictions
One of Sallee’s top college football picks for Week 9: UCF (-2.5) goes on the road and covers against Houston at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Look for a lot of offense in this AAC matchup. William Hill lists the total at 82.5 points. UCF is averaging 45.2 points per game, while Houston is averaging 37.3. Sallee gives the edge to the Knights on offense and doesn’t see Houston being able to keep up in this one.
Sallee believes UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel is “one of the most dynamic players in the country.” He’s thrown for 2,178 yards and a whopping 19 touchdowns this season. He’s the x-factor, according to Sallee, as UCF lights up a Houston defense that gave up 43 points in a loss to BYU a couple weeks back.
How to make Week 9 college football picks
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he’s high on, including a strong play against a Top 25 team he says “lacks a true identity.” You can only see his picks at SportsLine.
What are the best bets for Week 9 of college football? And which ranked team should you completely fade? Visit SportsLine now to see Barrett Sallee’s college football best bets, all from one of the top analysts in the nation who has crushed his picks for SportsLine.