Week 15 is in the books, and we are one step closer to the college football play-offs. Kesh went 8-3, so it was another week to hammer Vegas as we head into December. Anything above 55% is a good week so let’s get straight into it.
Kesh looks ahead to this week’s college football slate, sprinkling a bit of Vegas in there and giving his predictions on each game from the Conference Championships. This is the final Vegas article for the year so I would like to thank you for taking your time to read and interact with my writing over the course of this year’s college football season. I can’t wait to get back on your screen next year.
Please note, all the lines are courtesy of SkyBet at the time of writing. Lines are subject to change.
UAB v Marshall (-4)
UAB have not played much since Halloween, how on earth are they in the Conference Championship? I don’t rate either team but I have got to give it to Marshall. Marshall money line/or -4 if you want that extra risk/added boost.
Buffalo (-13) v Ball State
Buffalo are a naughty college football team this year. Putting up some serious numbers continuously this year, I fear for Ball State in this one. Buffalo wins and wins handsomely. Buffalo -13
USC (-3) v Oregon
I have backed USC all season long and despite having a spot in my heart for Oregon, there is nothing better than winning money. USC continues to fund the back roll and wins this matchup. USC -3.
Iowa State v Oklahoma (-5)
Oklahoma lost this matchup against Iowa State earlier this year but I cannot trust Iowa State to replicate their glory. This will be a tasty rematch and will be an exciting watch. I’m leaning Oklahoma but only to the win outright.
Northwestern v Ohio State (-20)
Huge game alert. Ohio State are surprisingly nearly a 3 touchdown favourite against their opponents. It’s Playoff countdown and the The Buckeyes will know the playoff committee will be keeping a close eye on this one, with the Top 4 college football teams to be decided in the coming week. Ohio State prevails and you don’t win without buying a ticket so let’s roll the dice. Ohio State -20.
Louisiana v Coastal Carolina
Cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak on the Carolina program.
Notre Dame v Clemson (-10.5)
This is going to be my most contrarian pick of the season. Hot take, I still don’t rate Notre Dame and come Sunday neither will the playoff committee. Trevor Lawrence is going to prove why he will be the consensus number 1 overall pick if he declares for the NFL Draft and books The Tigers a place in the dance. Clemson -10.5 with ease.
San Jose State v Boise State (-7)
Boise State are currently 13-0 against San Jose State. I expect them to go 14-0 this week and continue their winning ways. Boise State money line.
Cincinnati (-14) @ Tulsa
Pass of the week.
Alabama (-16.5) v Florida
The Gators have lost it. Their playoff hopes are done, Kyle Trask’s Heisman hopes are down the drain and it is a dream crusher of a matchup as they face odds on favourite to win the Heisman, Mac Jones, and odds on #1 seed in this year’s College Football Playoffs, Alabama. Roll Tide, money line and once again, Bama with the points to boost your odds.
Kesh will be back in 2021 with some more predictions over @5yardcollege. Saturdays are for… you know the drill by now. Let’s go win some money!