College Football Week 9 Odds: NCAA betting preview, lines and predictions
The Big Ten returned to the fold last week, and as we turn our attention to the college football Week 9 odds, we’re faced with one of the conference’s marquee rivalries when No. 3 Ohio State takes on No. 18 Penn State in Happy Valley on Saturday night. But that’s not the only intriguing matchup of Week 9 thanks to a showdown between LSU and Auburn and a huge spread involving Notre Dame.
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Longtime sports broadcaster and gambling expert Michael Jenkins is here to run through the notable college football Week 9 odds, including some betting stats and ATS numbers to help you make the right call.
College Football Week 9 Odds:
Northwestern (1-0) at Iowa (0-1). 3:30 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Northwestern +116, Iowa -141
Spread: Iowa -2.5
Over/Under: 46.5 points
It’s hard to puff out your chest after a win against Maryland, but Northwestern’s 43-3 season-opening triumph was fairly impressive. Iowa returns home to Kinnick Stadium after a disappointing 24-20 loss to Purdue, a game in which the Hawkeyes were shut out in the second half. The Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in this series, and the Total has already dropped two points. The Wildcats are aiming to go 2-0 for the first time since 2015.
Click here for the full list of Iowa-Northwestern odds.
LSU (2-2) at Auburn (3-2). 3:30 p.m. ET
Moneyline: LSU -150, Auburn +115
Spread: LSU -2.5
Over/Under 65.5 points
One of the few surprises thus far in college football is that LSU and Auburn have a combined four losses between them at this point in the season. Auburn quarterback Bo Nix hasn’t improved quite like he expected this year, but he did toss one touchdown in last week’s 35-28 victory at Ole Miss. LSU has put two wins together after a disastrous start to its season, and the Bayou Bengals’ defense finally showed some signs of life in allowing only 24 points to South Carolina.
Auburn is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 as a home dog, while LSU is 7-2 against the number in its last nine on the road.
Click here for the full list of LSU-Auburn odds.
#4 Notre Dame (5-0) at Georgia Tech (2-3). 3:30 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Notre Dame -1430, Georgia Tech +800
Spread: Notre Dame -20.5
Over/Under: 57.5 points
Getting away from South Bend was good for the Irish, as they absolutely pummeled Pitt 45-3 last Saturday. Notre Dame needs to continue to impress voters now that Ohio State’s season is underway, and the Irish shouldn’t have much trouble doing so against Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets followed up their 73-7 thrashing against Clemson with a 48-27 loss to Boston College. Freshman quarterback Jeff Sims leads the team in both passing and rushing, but the Irish give up just 9.8 points per game and have covered the spread in seven of their last ten.
Click here for the full list of Notre Dame-Georgia Tech odds.
#3 Ohio State (1-0) at #18 Penn State (0-1). 7:30 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Ohio State -455, Penn State +310
Spread: Ohio State -11.5
Over/Under: 63.5 points
Rare is the week that college football bettors are talking about a win for Indiana football, but the Hoosiers somehow managed to upset Penn State last Saturday 36-35 in overtime on a two-point conversation that was ruled a score. Now the Nittany Lions limp back to State College to host Ohio State, which eventually dismantled Nebraska 52-17 at The ‘Shoe.
Buckeyes quarterback Justin Field was one incompletion away from a perfect game, and he’s now a 4-1 favorite to win the Heisman at BetRivers.com. Ohio State has won the last three games in this series by a combined 13 points.
Click here for the full list of Ohio State-Penn State odds.
#24 Oklahoma (3-2) at Texas Tech (2-3). 8:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Oklahoma -670, Texas Tech +410
Spread: Oklahoma -14.5
Over/Under: 68.6 points
The Red Raiders made a change at quarterback last Saturday, opting for Henri Colombi instead of Alan Bowman, and it paid off with a 34-27 win against West Virginia, ending Texas Tech’s three-game losing streak. However, Tech also gave up 438 yards defensively, and that may not bode well against Oklahoma star freshman Spencer Rattler, who has thrown for 13 touchdowns this season.
Night games in Lubbock are always tinged with a little weirdness, but Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last seven.
Click here for the full list of Oklahoma-Texas Tech odds.