NCAAF Picks — September 8

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’s college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below.

Confidence rating is in parentheses. Also note, given the volume of college football games (and picks), a “5” rating does not imply the best pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick within that individual game.

Game 1: No. 3 Georgia at South Carolina:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Georgia -10 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 53 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: South Carolina Under 23.5 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Georgia -6.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 28 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 5:30 (3/5)

Game 2: Ball State at No. 12 Notre Dame

Side Prediction/Full Game: Notre Dame -34.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 62.5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Notre Dame under 48.5 points (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ball State +21.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 34.5 points (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 3: Iowa State at Iowa

Side Prediction/Full Game: Iowa -3.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 47 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Yes to 1st score TD (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Iowa -3 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 23 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 6:30 (3/5)

Game 4: No. 2 Clemson at Texas A&M

Side Prediction/Full Game: Clemson -12.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 54 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Longest TD Over 51.5 yards (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Clemson -7 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 27 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to first score in 5:30 (3/5)

Game 5: Kentucky at Florida

Side Prediction/Full Game: Florida -14 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 49.5 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Florida over 32.5 points (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Florida -7 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 26.5 points (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 6:00 (3/5)

Game 6: Cincinnati at Miami of Ohio:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Miami -1.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 50 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Miami PK (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 25 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 7: Tulsa at Texas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Tulsa +23 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 61 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Texas -13.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 33.5 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 8: No. 10 Penn State at Pittsburgh

Side Prediction/Full Game: Penn State -9 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 57 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Penn State over 32.5 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Penn State -5.5 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 28 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 5:30 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 14-10
Season Record: 19-17

1-star play record: 0-0
2-star play record: 0-0
3-star play record: 14-7
4-star play record: 2-8
5-star play record: 3-2

Author: Chris Altruda

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