Welcome to the Predictem.com college football favorite of the week free picks page. Each week, we'll select one favored team against the spread in which we believe has the best chance of covering. While favorites really aren't our forte, we do still however expect to turn a profit for our readers by seasons end. Expect this pick to be posted by Friday afternoon each week.
Our goal: Winning with favorites is not easy. In all candidness we'd be happy to hit 56% on this page over the course of the season. That's still a hell of a lot better than many can do on their own, it's just not what we're best at. We really do prefer sticking with underdogs and/or totals whenever possible. Enjoy!
Note: Fav picks have concluded for the 2013 college football season. See you next year!
Week 16: (12/14) Passing
Week 15: (12/7) We don't like any favs this week; Passing!
Week 14: (11/30) North Carolina Tar Heels -5.5 ***3 UNIT BEST BET ALERT*** (loss)
Week 13: (11/23) Arizona State -1.5 (win)
Week 12: (11/16) Oklahoma St. -3 (win)
Week 11: (11/9) Marshall -24 (win)
Week 10: (11/2) Michigan State -4 (win)
Week 9: (10/26) Florida St. -32 (push)
Week 8: (10/19) Florida St. -3 (win)
Week 7: (10/12) Texas San Antonio -1.5 (loss)
Week 6: (10/5) Toledo Rockets -23 (win)
Week 5: (9/28) Washington Huskies -10 (win)
Week 4: (9/21) Penn State -21 (1 point buy at -130)(win).
Week 3: (9/14) Arizona St. -4.5 (loss)
Week 2: (9/7) Ohio State -28 (win)
Week 1: (8/30) Texas Tech -5.5 (win)
Previous Season's Results:
Bowl Games: Florida St. -13.5 (win)
Week 14: (12/1) Alabama -7 (pay -120 to buy off the hook) (loss)
Week 13: (11/23) San Jose St. -3.5 (win)
Week 12: (11/17) Arizona St. -22.5 (win)
Week 11: (11/10) Nebraska -8.5 (win)
Week 10: (11/3) Kansas St. -9 (win)
Week 9: (10/27) Nevada -3.5 (loss)
Week 8: (10/20) Florida St. -21 (loss)
Week 7: (10/13) Rice -2.5 (win)
Week 6: (10/7) North Carolina -5.5 (win)
Week 5: (9/29) Texas San Antonio -1.5 (win)
Week 4: (9/22) Florida St Seminoles -14 (loss)
Week 3: (9/15) Nebraska Cornhuskers -23 (win)
Week 2: (9/8) Arkansas State -23 (loss)
Week 1: (8/30 through 9/3) USC Trojans -42 (loss)
Week 14: (12/1 through 12/4) San Diego St. -8 (loss)
Week 13: 11/26) Marshall -2.5 (win)
Week 12: (11/19) Texas -7.5 (loss)
Week 11: (11/12) Georgia Bulldogs -12 (win)
Week 10: (11/2 through 11/5) Virginia -3 (win)
Week 9: (10/25 through 10/29) Florida St. -19 (win)
Week 8: (10/18 through 10/22) Temple -13.5 (loss)
Week 7: (10/13 through 10/15) Oregon State -3 (loss)
Week 6: (10/6 through 10/8) Temple -9.5 (win) and Missouri -4 (loss)
Week 5: (9/29 through 10/1) Virginia Tech -7 (loss)
Week 4: (9/22 through 9/24) Clemson -2.5 (win)
Week 3: (9/15 through 9/17) Notre Dame -5 (win) and Bowling Green -9.5 (loss)
Week 2: (9/8 through 9/10) Vanderbilt Commodores -2 (win)
Week 1: (9/1 through 9/4) No games qualified for a fav. of the week play. PASSING.
Editor's Picks - Each weekend our very own in-house All-American Editor makes his NCAA point spread predictions in an attempt to force fumbles, sack and intercept your bookie!
Expert Picks - Free premium college foots plays against the spread from expert handicappers from around the web from week 1 through the National Championship.
Underdog of the Week Pick - We sort through it all and find out which University is getting "too many points" this week. If there was a Heisman Trophy for picking underdogs, we'd be a frontrunner. Expect a 57%+ winning percentage with these picks as we've got a keen ear for loud barking dogs.
Favorite of the Week Pick - Giving points means we start the game down. We're not a real big fan of betting college football favorites as it's similar to trading field goals for touchdowns but stick with us as we buck the odds each week, selecting the favored team with the best chance of covering the spread.
Line Movement - NCAA football lines open early in the week and often times move up or down based on wagering activity, injuries to key players and weather. We decipher whether it's square or wiseguy action and predict the point spread winner based on value.
College Football Consensus Picks - We assess the public perception each week and let them pick the winners for us as we fade their selections which provides us with many trips into our bookies endzone.
Computer Picks - We enter them into the computer and the machine makes it's picks. This is a great guide especially when betting totals! These are available after the first few weeks of the season.
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2014 BCS Championship Predictions - College football handicapper Jay Horne gives his picks on who he thinks will win the 2014 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship. Despite not liking to side with heavy favorites, he believes the Alabama Crimson Tide are unstoppable and has high expectations for them to cash his betting ticket at season's end!
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