College football odds, lines, bets, predictions for Week 9, 2021: Proven model picks Kentucky, BYU

After a week without any Top 25 matchups, there are three on the Week 9 college football schedule. The latest Week 9 college football odds from Caesars Sportsbook lists No. 6 Michigan as a 3.5-point favorite against No. 8 Michigan State. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, No. 5 Ohio State is -17.5 against Penn State. And in the SEC, No. 18 Auburn is -2 against No. 10 Ole Miss.

In the SEC on CBS matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET, top-ranked Georgia has the 14.5-point edge against Florida. Those are some of the top Week 9 college football lines of note, but which games should you look to for betting value? Before making any Week 9 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 9 of the 2021 season on a 26-11 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 9 college football odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 9 college football predictions

One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for Week 9: No. 12 Kentucky (-1) easily covers on the road against Mississippi State in a 7 p.m. ET matchup on Saturday. The Wildcats have been extremely undervalued this season as they’ve gone 6-0 against the spread — often covering with room to spare. SportsLine’s model sees this as another value spot against a Mississippi State squad that’s just 1-3 against the spread at home.

The simulations project just 17 points for Mike Leach’s offense. Kentucky, meanwhile, gets almost 90 yards on the ground from running back Chris Rodriguez Jr., while receiver Wan’Dale Robinson accounts for around 70 scrimmage yards. The Wildcats cover well over 60 percent of the time, while the under hits almost 70 percent of the time.

Another one of the college football predictions from the model: No. 25 BYU (-2.5) has no problem covering the small spread at home against Virginia at 10:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall returns to Provo after serving as the BYU head coach from 2005-15. He has the Cavaliers on a roll right now as they’ve won and covered in four straight.

But BYU has played a schedule heavy on Power Five opponents and enters this matchup with a 6-2 overall record. The model is projecting almost 100 yards the ground for BYU running back Tyler Allgeier and over 300 yards through the air for quarterback Jaren Hall. BYU covers over 60 percent of the time, while the under 63.5 hits in 60 percent of simulations.

How to make Week 9 college football picks 

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 9 college football schedule, and it’s calling for a top-10 team to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which top-10 squad goes down hard? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $3,900 in profit over the past five-plus seasons, and find out.

Week 9 college football odds (via Caesars)

Here are the college football lines for some of Week 9’s most notable matchups:

Thursday, Oct. 28

Troy vs. Coastal Carolina (-19, 52)

Featured Game | Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Troy Trojans

South Florida vs. East Carolina (-8.5, 57)

Featured Game | East Carolina Pirates vs. South Florida Bulls

Friday, Oct. 29

Tulsa vs. Navy (+10, 48)

Featured Game | Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Navy Midshipmen

UNLV vs. Nevada (-20.5, 59)

Featured Game | Nevada Wolf Pack vs. UNLV Rebels

Saturday, Oct. 30

Michigan vs. Michigan State (+3.5, 51.5)

Featured Game | Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines

Pittsburgh vs. Miami (FL) (+11, 62)

Featured Game | Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Baylor vs. Texas (+2.5, 62)

Featured Game | Baylor Bears vs. Texas Longhorns

Cincinnati  vs. Tulane (+24.5, 62.5)

Featured Game | Tulane Green Wave vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Iowa vs. Wisconsin (-3, 37)

Featured Game | Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa State vs. West Virginia (+7, 47.5)

Featured Game | West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Georgia vs. Florida (+14.5, 50.5)

Featured Game | Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma (-17.5, 68)

Featured Game | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Colorado vs. Oregon (-24.5, 49)

Featured Game | Oregon Ducks vs. Colorado Buffaloes

Duke vs. Wake Forest (-16.5, 69)

Featured Game | Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils

Ole Miss vs. Auburn (-2, 66)

Featured Game | Auburn Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels

SMU vs. Houston (-1, 62.5)

Featured Game | Houston Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs

Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (+1, 47)

Featured Game | Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Kansas vs. Oklahoma State (-30.5, 56)

Featured Game | Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Penn State vs. Ohio State (-17.5, 59.5)

Featured Game | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

UNC vs. Notre Dame (-3.5, 62.5)

Featured Game | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

BYU vs. Virginia (+2.5, 63.5)

Featured Game | BYU Cougars vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Fresno State vs. San Diego State (-1, 46.5)

Featured Game | San Diego State Aztecs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

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