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Game 1: No. 22 Mississippi St. Bulldogs (+6, -110) @ No. 5 LSU Tigers (-6, -110), 7 p.m. EST

The spread for this one is questionably low for a Top-5 favorite down in Baton Rouge on Saturday night, especially after LSU and its historically impressive defense embarrassed then-No. 2 Georgia by 20 points with the same home-field advantage a week ago in Death Valley. The only hesitation here comes from the fact that three of the last four matchups in this series have been decided by five points or less, and two those of four games were LSU wins in Baton Rouge.

Game 2: No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes (-13, -110) @ Purdue Boilermakers (+13, -110), 7:30 p.m. EST

There's been a lot of buzz around the idea that the Buckeyes may come out of the gates a little cold after learning their star DE ​Nick Bosa would be withdrawing from school to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft. But how could you not love a less-than-two-touchdown spread for an Ohio State team taking on a fledgling Big Ten West team like Purdue. 


$10 2-Game Parlay Payout = $26.45


Bonus Adds: Even though we know you can't parlay spreads and moneylines on the same game, we're so confident in these picks that we wanted to see just how much it would pay out on a $10 bet.


No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (-500): If Purdue can't get the better of Eastern Michigan or conference foe Northwestern, how in the world are they are going to find a way to beat the No. 2 team in the country chasing a College Football Playoff bid? Buckeyes roll into West Lafayette and derail an overhyped Boilermakers train.

No. 5 LSU Tigers (-240): It's hard to imagine LSU losing to a sub-par Mississippi State team in Death Valley. If this LSU team is going to be eliminated from the College Football Playoff with a second loss, it'll be in a loss to Alabama in November, not in Week 8 against the Bulldogs at home.

$10 4-Way Parlay Payout = $51.96


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