College Football Playoff contenders meet up in one of the top matchups on the Week 9 college football schedule when No. 6 Michigan travels to East Lansing to take on No. 8 Michigan State 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 Georgia, meanwhile, is a 14.5-point favorite against Florida 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 see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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-rated college football picks against 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.
Top Week 9 college football predictions
One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for Week 9: No. 12 Kentucky (-1) covers at Mississippi State in a 7 p.m. ET Saturday matchup. The Wildcats rank third in the SEC in total defense, trailing only Georgia and Alabama. The model sees Kentucky limiting Mike Leach's Air Raid offense to just 17 points.
Kentucky's offense, meanwhile, leans on running back Chris Rodriguez Jr., 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 BYU (-2.5) has no problem covering the small spread at home against Virginia 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 back Tyler Allgeier and over 300 yards through the air for quarterback Jaren Hall. BYU covers over 60 percent of the time, while the under 63.5 hits in 60 percent of simulations.
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. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.
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 visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $3,900 in profit over the past five-plus seasons, 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. 28Featured Game | Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Troy Trojans Moneyline Spread Total CSTCAR
Friday, Oct. 29Featured Game | Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Navy Midshipmen Moneyline Spread Total TULSA
Saturday, Oct. 30
Michigan vs. Michigan State (+3.5, 51.5)Featured Game | Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines Moneyline Spread Total MICHST
Georgia vs. Florida (+14.5, 50.5)Featured Game | Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs Moneyline Spread Total FLA
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (+1, 47)Featured Game | Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats Moneyline Spread Total MISSST
UNC vs. Notre Dame (-3.5, 62.5)Featured Game | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Moneyline Spread Total ND
BYU vs. Virginia (+2.5, 63.5)Featured Game | BYU Cougars vs. Virginia Cavaliers Moneyline Spread Total BYU