College Football ATS Matchups to Exploit in Week 9

Max Staley
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Week 9 of the college football season kicked off Thursday night as No. 16 SMU knocked off Houston, 34-31. Unfortunately for SMU bettors, Houston managed to cover the 13.5-point spread, despite the three-point loss.

With that in mind, here are three college football matchups that can potentially be exploited against the spread (ATS) in Week 9.

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1. No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 2 LSU (-10.5)

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. EST
Joe Burrow's LSU Tigers have looked virtually unstoppable this season. Six of their seven wins have come by at least 14 points, including a 14-point home victory over Florida in Week 7. LSU's 385.7 passing yards per game and 50.1 points per game (PPG) both rank second in the country, and this train could keep on rolling against an Auburn team that lost to Florida, 24-13, on the road in Week 6.

2. No. 13 Wisconsin (+14.5) vs. No. 3 Ohio State

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12 p.m. EST
No. 3 Ohio State has the talent advantage in this matchup, but Wisconsin has held its own in recent seasons. While OSU has won six straight games against Wisconsin, dating back to 2011, only one of those victories have come by more than seven points. Admittedly, that was a beatdown that Ohio State won, 59-0, but there are some numbers that point to this game being close. The Badgers are still the best-scoring defense in the country, holding opponents to 7.6 PPG, and Wisconsin leads the NCAA in time of possession, which could allow the team to keep this game within two touchdowns.

3. No. 6 Penn State (-5.5) vs. Michigan State

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. EST
The No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions have been a buzzsaw this season. PSU is coming off a 28-21 Week 8 victory over Michigan, and has looked dominant in its two road games in 2019, winning those contests by an average margin of 32.0 PPG. Considering Michigan State has lost two straight conference games by an average of 31.0 PPG, the Spartans could have a hard time keeping this game within reach, even at home.


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