Week 7 of the 2020 NCAA football season is already here, although there have been many hiccups along the way. Two of the Power 5 Conferences have yet to kick things off, but that will change next weekend.
Some games have already been postponed or canceled in Week 7, but there are still some terrific matchups on the schedule. Below is a brief betting overview for almost all of the games featuring Top 25 teams in action on Saturday.
|12:00 AM||Virginia Tech Hokies||+180|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||-227|
|3:00 AM||Michigan State Spartans||+190|
|6:00 PM||Western Michigan Broncos||+550|
|6:00 PM||Penn State Nittany Lions||+130|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
Clemson remains the top-ranked team in the country, and it is the clear leader in the ACC. Georgia Tech will look to play the role of spoiler, but it is a huge underdog in this matchup.
Clemson is fresh off of dominating performance against Miami, and the Tigers have been sharp so far in 2020. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence leads a high-powered offense, and the Tigers can also defend really well.
Georgia Tech is just 2-2 so far this season, but it has some momentum after beating Louisville a week ago. The Yellow Jackets are one of the top rushing teams in the country, and they will need to run it well in this game.
Don't expect this to be a game for long as Clemson will steamroll another ACC opponent and cover the 27.5-point spread.
|Finished||Tulsa Golden Hurricane|
Cincinnati has climbed all the way up to No. 8 in the rankings after starting the season off 3-0. Tulsa will host the Bearcats on Saturday, and the Golden Hurricane are three-point underdogs in this game.
Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder is a dual-threat at that position, and he will be looking to carve up the Tulsa defense. The Bearcats have been a terrific defensive team in 2020, allowing just over 12 points per game.
Tulsa is coming off of a huge upset win over UCF, so it has plenty of momentum. The Golden Hurricane have a balanced offensive attack, but they aren't very explosive.
Look for Cincinnati to cruise to a victory in this conference showdown.
Miami returns home after getting hammered by Clemson on Saturday night. The Hurricanes will take on the 3-2 Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
Pittsburgh is led by quarterback Kenny Pickett, who has thrown for 1,389 yards and eight touchdowns this season. The Panthers can score, but it will be the defense that gets tested in this game.
Miami is scoring close to 37 points per game this season, but the Hurricanes scored just 17 points last week against Clemson. Quarterback D'Eriq King will need to have a huge bounce-back game for Miami to get back in the win column.
The Hurricanes will get a win in this game, but take the 10.5 points and bet on the Pittsburgh Panthers to keep it close.
|South Carolina Gamecocks|
Auburn heads to South Carolina for an SEC showdown on Saturday, and the Tigers are slim three-point favorites. Auburn is 2-1 on the young season, while South Carolina is just 1-2.
The Tigers are led by quarterback Bo Nix, who continues to struggle with consistency. Auburn does feature a dominant defense, and that unit will need to play well in this game.
South Carolina running back Kevin Harris leads the team with 326 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and he will try to find room to run against a great defensive front. The Gamecocks have struggled to defend this season, and that could hurt them in this game.
Auburn is the better team, and it covers the three-point spread in this one.
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
The Fighting Irish returned to the field on Saturday after a layoff due to COVID-19. Notre Dame is now the No. 4 team in the country after starting a perfect 3-0.
Quarterback Ian Book leads the Fighting Irish, and their offense can score points in a hurry. The defense will have to play better this week after giving up some big plays to Florida State.
Louisville is just 1-3 so far on the season, and it has yet to win an ACC game. The Cardinals give up a ton of points, and their offense has been unable to keep up.
Notre Dame is going to win this one handily, covering the 17.5-point spread.
Kentucky and Tennessee don't like each other, and that should make for a terrific SEC battle on Saturday. Both teams are solid this season as well, and this is a game that could come down to the wire.
Kentucky is just 1-2 so far this season, but it has already played a very difficult schedule. The Wildcats gave up just two points in a win on Saturday, and this defense can provide plenty of problems for the Volunteers.
Tennessee was blown out by Georgia on Saturday, but the Volunteers led for the entire first half. The Volunteers feature a balanced offensive attack, but this defense does have some holes.
This game will be tight, but a late touchdown from Tennessee will give them a seven-point win.
|Finished||Texas A&M Aggies|
|Mississippi State Bulldogs|
Texas A&M enters this game with a record of 2-1 after pulling off a stunning upset over Florida on Saturday. Mississippi State upset LSU in its season opener, but the Bulldogs have now lost two games in a row.
Quarterback Kellen Mond of Texas A&M is one of the best in the country, and the Aggies average close to 290 passing yards per game. Texas A&M is allowing over 34 points per game, though, so the defense needs to play better.
Mississippi State has scored just 16 total points since putting up 44 in the season opener. The Bulldogs lead the country with 403 passing yards per game, but they have to find the end zone in this one.
Texas A&M's defense will falter in this game, and Mississippi State will pull off a big upset.
|Finished||Florida State Seminoles|
|North Carolina Tar Heels|
North Carolina is one of the biggest surprises in the country this season as it is now 3-0 and No. 5 in the country. Florida State is just 1-3 so far in 2020, and it's going to be another long year for the Seminoles.
North Carolina is scoring 37 points per game this season, and it has plenty of balance on that side of the ball. The Tar Heels average 245 rushing yards per game, and that attack has yet to be slowed down.
Florida State is scoring just 22.5 points per game, and it doesn't really do anything well. The Seminoles do have plenty of athletes on defense, but they will need to create some takeaways in this game.
Look for the Seminoles to keep this game close and cover the 13-point spread, but North Carolina remains unbeaten.
|Alabama Crimson Tide|
The most anticipated game this weekend will feature the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide hosting the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs. This game will likely be a preview of the SEC Championship Game to be played later this season.
Georgia is one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing just over 12 points per game. The Bulldogs also run the ball for 172 yards per game, and that will be the strategy they use against Alabama.
The Crimson Tide have actually struggled defensively at times this season, but their offense is explosive. Alabama is averaging 51 points per game, and there are future NFL stars all over the field.
This game will be extremely physical, and it should be one of the best games of the year. Alabama just has too much offense in this game, and it wins this one by double-digits.
|Alabama Crimson Tide|
The 3-1 Boston College Eagles will take on the 2-1 Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC battle on Saturday night. Both teams are off to solid starts this season, but this game will paint a better picture of where each team truly stands.
Boston College traditionally likes to run the football, but it is a passing team in 2020. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec leads the way with 1,181 passing yards this season, and the Eagles will look to throw their way to a victory.
Virginia Tech allowed 56 points to North Carolina in its most recent game, and the defense will need to play better in this one. The Hokies average just under 300 rushing yards per game, and running the football well will give the defense a breather.
Eleven points is simply too large of a spread in this game, and the correct bet is on the Boston College Eagles.
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