The weekend is almost here, so it’s time to make your College Football Week 7 picks. We’re doing our best to give you the insight you need to help with your BetRivers.com wagers. Miami looks to rebound from getting smoked by Clemson, Notre Dame tries to stay perfect, and Auburn hopes to keep luck on its side.
Longtime sports broadcaster and gambling expert Michael Jenkins is here to give you his favorite picks—including the “Game of the Week” between SEC heavyweights Georgia and Alabama.
You can read his preview of the College Football Week 7 Odds right here.
But before we get to the picks, it’s time to sit down, listen up, and soak in another episode of “Weekend Jenks.”
College Football Week 7 Picks:
Pittsburgh (3-2) at #13 Miami (3-1). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Miami -500, Pittsburgh +370
Spread: Miami -13
Over/Under: 47.5 points
The Hurricanes are coming off a devastating 42-17 loss to Clemson where they were clearly outclassed. Miami can be dynamic behind quarterback D’Eriq King, but as the Tigers proved, the Canes can also be shut down.
Pittsburgh has the sixth-best defense in the country, led by all-everything defensive lineman Patrick Jones II, who leads the nation in sacks with seven. The Panthers are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Boston College—a missed extra-point in overtime was the difference—but that won’t change their methodical style. The Under is 11-1 in their last 12 as a road dog. The pick: Under 47.5.
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South Florida (1-3) at Temple (0-1). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Temple -400, South Florida +300
Spread: Temple -11
Over/Under: 54 points
While South Florida has played four games this season, the Temple Owls finally got on the field for the first time last week in a 31-29 loss to Navy.
We know what the Bulls are: not good! They’ve dropped three straight contests, including a 44-24 defeat at the hands of East Carolina, while allowing 32.5 points per game. The Owls will only get better and are 6-1 against the number in their last seven as a home favorite. The pick: Temple -11.
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#15 Auburn (2-1) at South Carolina (1-2). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Auburn -165, South Carolina +133
Spread: Auburn -3.5
Over/Under: 51.5 points
WHO IS YOUR GOD, AUBURN? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO DESERVE SUCH BLESSINGS?!
The Tigers beat Arkansas 30-28 after one of the worst calls of the season. Bo Nix’s clear fourth-quarter fumble was ruled an incomplete pass, allowing Auburn to kick a game-winning field goal escape Fayetteville with a win. Now the Tigers are a small favorite on the road against South Carolina, which exploded for 31 points in the second half in a 41-10 drubbing of Vanderbilt.
Unless Auburn receives more divine intervention, I like the Gamecocks to control the clock and keep it close. The pick: South Carolina +3.5.
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Louisville (1-3) at #4 Notre Dame (3-0). 2:30 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Notre Dame -670, Louisville +460
Spread: Notre Dame -16.5
Over/Under: 61.5 points
We’re still waiting for the Irish to get a serious challenge this season because Duke, South Florida, and Florida State don’t count.
Then again, Louisville doesn’t either. The Cardinals have athletes who can put up numbers, and quarterback Malik Cunningham will find a way to get points on the board. His defense just won’t be much help. The Cardinals give up 34.3 points a game. The Over is 8-1 in Louisville’s last nine games, so if Irish quarterback Ian Book doesn’t have a big day in the air, then running back Kyren Williams will do it on the ground. The pick: Over 61.5.
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#3 Georgia (3-0) at #2 Alabama (2-0). 8:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Alabama -138, Georgia +182
Spread: Alabama -5.5
Over/Under: 56 points
Strap on your big boy belt because your trousers are gonna drop if you ain’t ready for this one! That’s my attempt at creating an expression that perhaps will one day (read: never) catch on in SEC country. Georgia’s rise has everything to do with their nasty defense—ranked second in the country and allowing only 12.3 points per game.
Alabama has been leaky on the defensive side but has the best scoring offense in the country at a clip of 51 points per game. The Crimson Tide are 1-7 ATS in their last eight when favored by seven points or less. Gimme the Dawgs. The pick: Georgia +5.5.
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