The best bets from college football’s championship weekend

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We made it to championship weekend!

College football is set for a huge weekend of games as teams make one final push to add a quality win to their resumes in hopes of impressing the selection committee and earning a spot in the playoff.

While our picks last week went a less-than-ideal 2-5, thanks to some late breakdowns and a few good ol’ fashioned bad bets, we’re still big winners so far on the year, sitting comfortably at 11-games above .500. So we’ll try and keep the streak rolling as the college football season wraps up and we begin planning our Bowl game calendars.

Below are our best bets for championship weekend. 

LAST WEEK: 2-5
OVERALL: 51-40

USC (-3.5) over Stanford

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This game is Friday, so be sure to get your bets in on time. USC beat down Stanford in the second game of their season, 42-24, and while I don’t expect quite that degree of a blowout, I still think the Trojans have what it takes to pull this one out. It could be Sam Darnold’s last career game in the Pac-12, and I expect him to put on a show.

Oklahoma (-7) over TCU

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Baker Mayfield is the best player in college football, and I will be betting on him until he lets me down. The Sooners already handled TCU with relative ease just a few weeks ago, and with a spot in the playoff on the line, I don’t expect Mayfield to let up one bit.

Georgia (+2.5) over Auburn

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While it might not be clear from my first two picks in this column, I’m a firm believer that it is extremely difficult to beat the same team two times in one season. Opposing players are amped to come back and make you pay, opposing coaches have obsessed over game film to try and find flaws to exploit. There’s a lot working against you. So while I think USC and Oklahoma can hold on to go 2-0 against their opponents just on sheer talent, I like Georgia to win this one out of spite.

They were the top-ranked team in the nation until their trip to Auburn, and on Saturday they’ll want to show them why.


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