Diving into the week of college football picks this week, there’s a lot to unpack and a number of teams that jump out as potentially great bets either against the spread or when evaluating the total on games. But per the usual, the potential prop bets available once again have a ton of appeal, especially when evaluating a few of the Top 25 matchups of the week.
Let’s take a closer look at some NCAA football odds worth considering.
UCLA WR Logan Loya Hits the Over
UCLA wide receiver Logan Loya has gone over 46 receiving yards in all but two games this season — with the two exceptions being the first game in which he had a season-low three catches, and last week in a 42-7 dominant victory for the Bruins over Stanford.
He’s been as consistent and reliable as they come, and that should continue in a matchup made for points and potentially a high total this week.
Colorado allows 316.3 passing yards per game, which sets up Loya in a better position to not only clear his projected total, but possibly to do so in a big way. There are some appealing odds on Loya to finish with 56, 66, and 76 yards as well that might be worth dabbling on, but we’re going to grab the prop for 46 or more receiving yards in this spot.
College Football Pick: Logan Loya 46 or more receiving yards (-114)
Tennessee QB Joe Milton III Passing Yards
There’s no question that Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton has the potential to put up big numbers and do so against some talented opponents. He threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns against Alabama last week, and although he struggled the week prior against Texas A&M, threw for 239 yards before that matchup against the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Milton’s passing can easily surpass the mark of 233 yards if the matchup is right, and I love the way this week lines up on paper for him. Kentucky has been great against opposing rushing attacks, giving up just 95.7 yards per game, but the Wildcats have also allowed 250.9 passing yards per game this season.
Overall, Milton should be in for a big day passing, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him land around 260-280 yards through the air.
College Football Pick: Joe Milton III over 233½ passing yards (-113)
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Oregon State’s DJ Uiagalelei Passing yards
Last but not least is our late-night game when No. 11 Oregon State heads on the road to face Arizona in an ESPN matchup. I’m circling Oregon State quarterback DJ Uiagalelei in a spot that’s similar to the one with Milton.
Arizona has also been great against the run, allowing 96.6 yards per game on the ground, but the Wildcats have given up 236.9 passing yards per game, which bodes well for Uiagalelei and the Beavers passing attack.
Uiagalelei’s over/under for yardage in this game is set at 226½, and he comes in off two of his most impressive performances of the season.
In their last game against UCLA on Oct. 14, the Oregon State signal-caller needed just 14 completions to throw for 266 yards, and the week prior threw for 275 yards with a superb five touchdowns. He’s red-hot and the Beavers should threw the ball more than enough for him to clear the 226½ yards needed here.
College Football Pick: DJ Uiagalelei over 226½ passing yards (-113)
Questions Of The Day
What is the best team prop to bet on in week 9 among Top 25 teams?
UCLA-Colorado first score to be under 5 minutes into the game at -137. These teams can both put up points in bunches and have no interest in slowing the game. I think we see a touchdown quickly in this matchup.
Which Top 25 team quarterback is the best bet to throw for over 300 yards in Week 9?
UNC QB Drake Maye. After a stunning loss to Virginia last week, I think Maye bounces back in a big way against a Georgia Tech team capable of giving up big yards. He has more than enough talent and plenty of motivation in this spot also.