We're coming down the stretch of the college football season, but there are plenty of marquee matchups on this week's slate. If you're looking to place a wager on some of these contests, here are three games that can potentially be exploited against the spread (ATS).
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1. No. 4 Penn State (-6.5) vs. No. 17 Minnesota
The No. 4 Penn State Nittany Lions have been a buzzsaw this season, jumping out to an 8-0 start. They're coming off back-to-back games against Big Ten opponents, with Penn State winning both contests by at least seven points. Meanwhile, the No. 17 Golden Gophers have impressed thus far, as they're also undefeated, but Minnesota hasn't played a team like Penn State yet. Penn State has also won five of the last six matchups between these two, with three of those five wins coming by at least seven points.
2. Vanderbilt (+27) vs. No. 10 Florida
The No. 10 Gators are coming off a loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, and Florida could have a tough time covering this spread. While Florida has won five straight matchups against Vanderbilt, none of those victories have come by more than 27 points and only one came by more than 20. Vanderbilt isn't exactly the most intimidating opponent, but only one of its losses has come by 28 points or more this season, and that was against an LSU team that won, 66-38.
3. No. 2 LSU (+5.5) vs. No. 3 Alabama
With Tua Tagovailoa's status still up in the air, the No. 2 LSU Tigers have a chance to surprise No. 3 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. If Tagovailoa does play, he's unlikely to be at 100 percent, and that could make it tough for Alabama to put LSU's dynamic offense away. Joe Burrow's Tigers have averaged the fourth-most yards per game (535.9) and points per game (46.8) in the country. If Alabama's offense isn't firing on all cylinders, LSU has a chance to keep this within a touchdown.
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