It’s Championship Week in college football and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Outside the obvious pressures of winning the conference, at least three teams’ fates for the College Football Playoff are hanging in the balance. Georgia is a 13-point underdog against Alabama for the SEC crown in the latest Championship Week college football odds. Meanwhile, Oklahoma is a 7.5-point favorite in the Big 12 Championship Game as the Sooners look to avenge their loss to Texas in the Red River Showdown, and Ohio State is a 14-point favorite over Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship. With college football odds on the move, check out the latest college football picks and predictions for Championship Week from SportsLine’s advanced computer model before locking in any plays of your own.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks.
The model made some huge calls during Rivalry Week, including nailing Ohio State’s outright upset of Michigan as a 4.5-point underdog. And when it comes to all top-rated picks, the model has been red-hot, entering Championship Week on a blistering 43-23 run. Anybody who has followed it is way, way up.
Now it has simulated every single play 10,000 times and its Championship Week college football picks and predictions are in.
One of the college football Championship Week picks the model is extremely high on: Oklahoma (-7.5) covers in the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas.
The Sooners are looking to avenge their only loss of the season after falling to the Longhorns 48-45 in the Red River Showdown in October. Oklahoma has run the table since then, averaging over 50 points during its six-game winning streak.
The model is calling for more big offensive numbers for the Sooners, including 320 yards through the air and 60 more on the ground from Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray as OU covers in over 60 percent of simulations.
Another one of the Championship Week college football picks the model is recommending: UCF remains undefeated as three-point favorites against Memphis in the AAC Championship Game.
Central Florida sits at No. 7 in the AP rankings and would likely need losses from Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State to have any shot at the College Football Playoff. Even without quarterback McKenzie Milton, their 24-game winning streak is impressive and if last year’s AAC Championship Game is any indicator, Saturday’s matchup should be a thriller.
The Knights beat Memphis 62-55 in double-overtime last season. For the rematch, the model expects Milton’s replacement, Darriel Mack Jr., to have a big game. He’s projected to account for nearly 300 yards of total offense with three touchdowns. That helps UCF cover in more than 55 percent of simulations. The model also is calling for 70 points to be scored, clearing the Over (66) with ease.
The model is also calling for a top contender to go down hard in a game that will shake up the 2018 College Football Playoff picture in a huge way.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence on Championship Week? And what title contender goes down hard? Check out the latest Championship Week college football odds below, and then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $4,000 in profit over the past three seasons.
MAC championship: Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo (-3, 49)
PAC-12 championship: Utah vs. Washington (-5, 44.5)
Big 12 championship: Texas vs. Oklahoma (-7.5, 78)
Sun Belt championship: Louisiana at Appalachian State (-17.5, 58.5)
Conference USA Championship: UAB at MTSU (-1.5, 45)
AAC championship: Memphis at Central Florida (-3, 66)
SEC championship: Alabama vs. Georgia (+13, 63.5)
Mountain West championship: Fresno State vs. Boise State (-2.5, 50.5)
ACC championship: Clemson vs. Pittsburgh (+26.5, 53)
Big Ten championship: Northwestern vs. Ohio State (-14, 60.5)