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College Championship Picks: SEC, Big Ten, Conference USA

Conference championships and BCS berths are at stake this weekend and we take a stab at picks in the all-important SEC, Big Ten as well as Conference USA.

Odds courtesy of Sugarhouse and BetRivers. See matchup reports on every game plus live college football odds every day.

Conference-USA Championship UAB Blazers at Marshall Thundering Herd (-5/42.5)

In the first conference title game on the schedule Friday night we think an upset may be in order. An upset against the spread at least. Marshall will be at home Friday night, but that hasn’t mean much for bettors lately. In their last 16 games as a home favorite Marshall is 4-12 ATS. In their last 21 home games overall Marshall is 6-15 ATS. In the last 10 matchups between Marshall and UAB the favorite is only 3-7 ATS. Take UAB +5.

Big Ten Championship Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes (-21/57)

The Big Ten’s top scoring offense meets the conference’s top scoring defense in this year’s title game. No team has scored more than 20 points against the Wildcats this season. No offense to Northwestern, but they didn’t exactly face the best the Big Ten has to offer this season as they faced the five lowest scoring teams in the conference. It won’t be as easy against Ohio State. The Buckeyes have gone Over the posted total in their last three games, while averaging over 47 points per game. In the last seven matchups between the Buckeyes and Wildcats the Over is 6-1. That will continue this weekend. Take the Over on the 57 total.

SEC Championship Florida Gators vs Alabama Crimson Tide (-15.5/72.5)

We had a good feeling about the Gators until they lost to LSU as a 23-point favorite. When favored by 15 points or more Alabama is 30-0 straight up and 20-10 ATS. They’ve also completely dominated the Gators in recent years with six straights wins and a 5-1 ATS record. In their last 11 against the Gators the Crimson Tide are 9-2 ATS. Alabama heads into this game on a seven-game ATS winning streak and we think they’ll make it eight on Saturday.

Take Alabama -15.5.

Upcoming Games

Aug 27th, 12:00 PM

Austin Peay

WKU

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Aug 27th, 12:30 PM

Nebraska -10.5 -107

Northwestern +10.5 -107

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Aug 27th, 3:30 PM

Idaho State

UNLV

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Aug 27th, 3:33 PM

Nevada -16.5 -110

New Mexico State +16.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 4:00 PM

Wyoming +8.5 -110

Illinois -8.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 4:00 PM

UCONN +29.5 -110

Utah State (24) -29.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 5:00 PM

Duquesne

Florida State

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Aug 27th, 7:00 PM

Charlotte +5.5 -110

Florida Atlantic -5.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 8:15 PM

Florida A&M

North Carolina

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Aug 27th, 9:00 PM

North Texas -4 -110

UTEP +4 -110

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Aug 27th, 10:30 PM

Vanderbilt -4.5 -110

Hawaii +4.5 -110

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Sep 1st, 6:00 PM

St. Francis-PA

Akron

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Ball State +27.5 -110

Tennessee -27.5 -110

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Central Michigan +19 -110

Oklahoma State (7) -19 -110

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

West Virginia +7.5 -107

Pittsburgh (13) -7.5 -107

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

South Carolina State

UCF

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Bryant

Florida International (FIU)

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

LIU

Toledo

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Sep 1st, 7:30 PM

VMI

Wake Forest (15)

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

LA Tech +16 -107

Missouri -16 -107

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

Penn State -3.5 -107

Purdue +3.5 -107

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

Eastern Illinois

NIU

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

Alabama A&M

UAB

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Sep 1st, 9:00 PM

New Mexico State +37.5 -107

Minnesota -37.5 -107

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Sep 1st, 10:00 PM

Northern Arizona

Arizona State

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Sep 1st, 10:30 PM

Cal Poly

Fresno State

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Sep 1st, 10:30 PM

Portland State

San Jose State

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

Virginia Tech -7.5 -107

Old Dominion +7.5 -107

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

Western Michigan +20 -107

Michigan State (9) -20 -107

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Michigan

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

William & Mary

Charlotte

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Sep 2nd, 7:30 PM

Temple +6.5 -110

Duke -6.5 -110

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Sep 2nd, 8:00 PM

Tennessee Tech

Kansas

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Sep 2nd, 8:00 PM

Illinois +3.5 +103

Indiana -3.5 +103

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Sep 2nd, 10:00 PM

TCU -9 -107

Colorado +9 -107

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Sam Houston State

Texas A&M

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Rutgers +9 -110

Boston College -9 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

NC State (20) -10 -110

East Carolina +10 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

North Carolina -4 -110

Appalachian State +4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

South Dakota State

Iowa (23)

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Buffalo +20.5 -110

Maryland -20.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Colorado State +30 -110

Michigan (3) -30 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Central Connecticut State

UCONN

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Delaware

Navy

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Sep 3rd, 12:30 PM

Richmond

Virginia

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Sep 3rd, 2:00 PM

Southeast Missouri State

Iowa State

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Sep 3rd, 2:30 PM

Bowling Green +3 -110

UCLA -3 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Cincinnati (4) +7.5 -107

Arkansas (21) -7.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (22) +16.5 -107

Georgia (1) -16.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Arizona +10 -110

San Diego State (25) -10 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

UTEP +39 -110

Oklahoma (10) -39 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Bethune-Cookman

Miami-FL

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

North Dakota

Nebraska

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Houston (17) -6.5 -110

UTSA +6.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Tulsa -1 -110

Wyoming +1 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Norfolk State

Marshall

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Sep 3rd, 3:33 PM

Northern Iowa

Air Force

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Sep 3rd, 3:33 PM

Maine

New Mexico

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Sep 3rd, 3:33 PM

WKU -7 -105

Hawaii +7 -105

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Sep 3rd, 3:33 PM

Texas State +11 -110

Nevada -11 -110

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Sep 3rd, 4:00 PM

Troy +21.5 -110

Ole Miss (11) -21.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 4:00 PM

UC Davis

California

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Sep 3rd, 4:00 PM

BYU (19) -13 -110

USF +13 -110

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Sep 3rd, 5:00 PM

Nicholls State

South Alabama

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Rice +33.5 -110

USC -33.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Middle Tennessee +4.5 -110

James Madison -4.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Morgan State

Georgia Southern

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Florida Atlantic -1 -110

Ohio +1 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Mercer

Auburn

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Utah (12) -1.5 -107

Florida +1.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Miami-OH +20 -110

Kentucky (18) -20 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Elon

Vanderbilt

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

South Dakota

Kansas State

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Albany-NY

Baylor (5)

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Illinois State

Wisconsin

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Massachusetts +31.5 -110

Tulane -31.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Army +3 -110

Coastal Carolina -3 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Liberty -4 -110

Southern Miss +4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Grambling State

Arkansas State

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Southeastern Louisiana

Louisiana-Lafayette (16)

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Utah State (24) +34.5 -106

Alabama (2) -34.5 -106

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Memphis +12.5 -110

Mississippi State -12.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Georgia State +11 -110

South Carolina -11 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Notre Dame (8) +13.5 -107

Ohio State (6) -13.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

SMU -7.5 -110

North Texas +7.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Colgate

Stanford

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Monroe +37 -110

Texas -37 -110

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Murray State

Texas Tech

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Louisville -4 -110

Syracuse +4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 9:30 PM

Idaho

Washington State

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Sep 3rd, 10:30 PM

Boise State +4 -110

Oregon State -4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 10:30 PM

Kent State +21.5 -110

Washington -21.5 -110

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