College Football Week 9 Betting Picks: What Sides Are Sharps Betting?

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NCAA SATURDAY 10/26/2019

We're looking to bounce back from last week, but don't fret: Vegas Whispers is back with four best bets from Saturday's slate that are attracting sharp money.

169 Oklahoma State +10.5 vs 170 Iowa State (64)

Oklahoma State (4-3 SU, 5-2 ATS); Iowa State (5-2 SU, 4-2 ATS)

No. 23 Iowa State, led by sophomore Brock Purdy, will be going for its fourth straight win on Saturday when it takes on Oklahoma State in a Big 12 showdown. The Cyclones have looked impressive in wins over TCU, West Virginia and Texas Tech, going 2-0-1 ATS. Oklahoma State comes in with a porous defense that has surrendered 90 points in back-to-back losses to Texas Tech and Baylor. In contrast, the Purdy-led Cyclones have been clicking on all cylinders on offense, putting up 40.3 points per game over their three-game winning streak. The sharps feel this is the biggest angle in the game—Iowa State's high-powered offense versus Oklahoma State's woeful defense—and is the primary reason to lay the double digits on the home favorite with confidence.

  • Iowa State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games overall
  • Iowa State is 21-8-2 ATS in its last 31 conference games
  • Iowa State is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 home games.
  • The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the schools
  • The home team is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings between Oklahoma State and Iowa State
  • Oklahoma State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games in Jack Trice Stadium
  • Oklahoma State is 0-4 ATS in its last four meetings between these two teams

THE PLAY: 170 Iowa St. -10.5

207 Notre Dame PK @ 208 Michigan (51.5)

Notre Dame (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS); Michigan (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS)

In a matchup of two top-25 ranked teams, bettors are being afforded the option to wager on the outcome without having a point spread involved. The sharps see a significant edge with backing No. 8 Notre Dame to go into Ann Arbor and come away with a victory over No. 19 Michigan. After losing to No. 10 Georgia a few weeks back, Notre Dame needs a road win over a ranked opponent if it has any hope to stay in the mix for a College Football Playoff appearance. The task of coming out of the “Big House” won’t be easy for the Irish, as Michigan is currently on a 12-game home winning streak.

  • Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games overall
  • Notre Dame is 7-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
  • Michigan is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games overall
  • Michigan is 0-4 ATS in its last four non-conference games
  • The home team is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 meetings between these foes
  • The underdog is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 meetings between these two schools

THE PLAY: 207 Notre Dame PK

117 Memphis -10.5 @ 118 Tulsa (58.5)

Memphis (6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS); Tulsa (2-5 SU, 4-3 ATS)

Memphis, who snuck into the top 25 in the Coaches Poll this week, will need to win on Saturday to keep pace in the AAC with No. 17 SMU. The Mustangs remained undefeated on Thursday night with their 34-31 win over Houston. Memphis QB Brady White has been posting some big numbers in the passing game, but the star of the Tigers' offense is RB Kenneth Gainwell, who has emerged as a late long-shot candidate in Heisman discussions. The freshman running back ranks second in the nation in all-purpose yards, and could be the difference-maker once again on Saturday. From all monetary indications, No. 25 Memphis minus the 10.5 is the best bet of the sharp wagers this weekend.

  • Memphis is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 conference games
  • Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games overall
  • Tulsa is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 home games.
  • The road team is 7-1 ATS in its last eight meetings between the schools
  • The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two foes

THE PLAY: 117 Memphis -10.5

185 Tulane +3.5 @ 186 Navy (56.5)

Tulane (5-2 SU, 5-2 ATS); Navy (5-1 SU, 5-1 ATS)

Navy, who has won three consecutive games, improved to 4-0 at home with a dominant 35-3 victory over South Florida last week. The Midshipmen will need to take care of business against the Green Wave on Saturday if they have any hopes of keeping pace with No. 17 SMU in the West division of the American Athletic Conference. Navy will be out to avenge last season’s 29-28 loss to Tulane, who comes in fresh off a 47-17 dismantling at the hands of the Memphis Tigers. The sharps have profited several times this season backing Navy and are once again supporting the Midshipmen to not get caught looking ahead with pivotal showdowns against Notre Dame and SMU on the horizon.

  • Tulane is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Navy is 5-0 ATS in its last five home games
  • Navy is 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 games overall
  • Navy is 6-1 ATS in its last seven conference games
  • The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between the teams

THE PLAY: 186 Navy -3.5

Record: 3-6