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College Football Week 9: Best Bets & Picks For Ranked Teams (October 28th, 2023)

Get ready for an action-packed College Football Week 9! Discover the best bets and expert picks for October 28th, 2023, as ranked teams clash on the gridiron. From thrilling upsets to blowout victories, find out which teams to watch and where to place your bets.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: Kroger Field in Lexington, KY
  • TV: ESPN
  • Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+3)
  • Total/Over-Under: 51.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The highly anticipated matchup between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Kentucky Wildcats is set to take place at Kroger Field in Lexington, KY this Saturday, October 28, 2023. According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are currently 3-point underdogs. The over-under for the game is set at 51.5.

The Tennessee Volunteers, with a season record of 5-2, are coming into this game after suffering a 34-20 loss against the Alabama Crimson Tide. In their last game, quarterback Joe Milton showcased his skills with 28 completions out of 41 attempts, accumulating 271 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Milton also contributed to the rushing game, leading the team with 59 yards on 15 carries. Overall, the Volunteers rushed for 133 yards on 38 attempts, averaging 3.5 yards per carry. On the defensive end, Tennessee allowed 220 passing yards and 138 rushing yards. The team’s defense has been solid, ranking 30th in Division 1, conceding an average of 19.4 points per game.

The Tennessee Volunteers have been potent on offense, averaging 31.6 points per game. Their rushing attack has been particularly strong, averaging 217.3 yards per game, ranking 7th in the nation. The team has recorded a total of 3,067 yards this season. Tennessee has scored 12 touchdowns through the air and 13 rushing touchdowns. As an offense, they have gained 150 first downs but have also committed 56 penalties for 470 yards. They have turned the ball over 8 times.

On the defensive side, Tennessee has allowed 1,407 passing yards, ranking 26th in the nation. They have given up an average of 201.0 passing yards per game, with a completion rate of 65.2%. The team has surrendered 310.9 yards per game, which places them 17th in the nation. Additionally, they have given up 6 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. The Volunteers have allowed an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt and 109.9 rushing yards per game. Throughout the season, they have conceded 769 rushing yards in 7 games.

The Kentucky Wildcats enter this game with a 5-2 record, coming off a 38-21 loss against the Missouri Tigers. In their last game, quarterback Devin Leary threw for 120 yards, completing 14 out of 27 attempts. He threw 2 touchdowns and had 2 interceptions. Running back Re’Mahn Davis had a standout performance, rushing for 128 yards on 20 carries. The Wildcats accumulated a total of 301 yards on offense. Defensively, they allowed 206 passing yards and 118 rushing yards.

The Kentucky Wildcats’ offense has averaged 352.1 yards per game, ranking 93rd in the nation. They have accumulated 479 penalty yards on 54 infractions, which is 22nd in the country. Their rushing game has been productive, averaging 155.4 yards per game with a total of 1,088 yards. They have thrown for 1,377 yards this season, averaging 196.7 passing yards per game, which places them at 105th in college football. The Wildcats have scored an average of 31.3 points per game, ranking them 45th in the country.

Defensively, the Wildcats have conceded an average of 23.6 points per game, placing them 57th in college football. They have allowed 670 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Through the air, they have given up 12 passing touchdowns and an average of 250.9 passing yards per game. The Wildcats’ defense has recorded 4 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions in the season.

The Pick: Tennessee Volunteers  -3.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
  • TV: FOX
  • Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (+5)
  • Total/Over-Under: 66

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas Jayhawks will face off in a thrilling college football game on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS. The Sooners are the favored team with a point spread of -5, and the over/under for the game is set at 66.

The Oklahoma Sooners have had an impressive season so far, with a perfect record of 7-0. In their last game against the UCF Knights, the Sooners emerged victorious with a final score of 31-29. Quarterback Dillon Gabriel had an impressive performance, completing 25 out of 38 passes for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running back Marcus Major led the ground game with 18 carries for 82 yards. Overall, the Sooners had 442 yards of total offense in the game. Defensively, they allowed 248 passing yards and 149 rushing yards.

The Sooners have been dominant on offense this season, averaging 43.1 points per game. They have a balanced attack, averaging 168.3 rushing yards and 215.6 passing yards per game. Defensively, they have allowed an average of 16.1 points per game.

The Kansas Jayhawks have also been performing well this season, with a record of 5-2. In their last game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, they suffered a 39-32 loss. Quarterback Jason Bean had a solid performance, throwing for 410 yards and 5 touchdowns. Running back Devin Neal contributed 66 rushing yards on 13 carries. The Jayhawks had a total of 500 yards of offense in the game.

Offensively, the Jayhawks have been scoring an average of 35.4 points per game. They have been successful both through the air and on the ground, averaging 231.1 passing yards and 212.0 rushing yards per game. Defensively, they have allowed an average of 27.4 points per game.

Based on their recent performances and season statistics, the Sooners are the clear favorites in this matchup. With their strong offense and solid defense, they are expected to cover the 5-point spread. It will be an exciting game to watch, and fans can tune in on FOX to catch all the action.

The Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -5

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
  • TV: NBC
  • Odds/Point Spread: Badgers (+8)
  • Total/Over-Under: 43.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Ohio State Buckeyes will face off against the Wisconsin Badgers in a highly anticipated game at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2023. The Badgers are the underdogs in this matchup, with a point spread of +8. The over/under for the game is set at 43.5.

Currently undefeated with a 7-0 record, the Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off a hard-fought victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions, winning 20-12. Quarterback Kyle McCord delivered a standout performance, completing 22 out of 35 passes for 286 yards and 1 touchdown. On the ground, Miyan Williams led the team with 24 carries for 62 yards. Overall, the Buckeyes had a total of 365 yards on 76 plays. Defensively, they allowed 191 passing yards and 49 rushing yards.

Ohio State has been strong on offense, averaging 33.7 points per game. Their rushing game ranks 101st in Division 1, averaging 127.0 yards per game. So far, they have accumulated 3,023 total yards this season. The Buckeyes have scored 14 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. They have gained 155 first downs and committed 46 penalties for a total of 367 yards. However, they have turned the ball over 7 times.

Defensively, Ohio State has been dominant, allowing only 10.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.0 yards per rush and 100.6 rushing yards per game. Opponents have gained a total of 704 rushing yards against them. Through the air, the Buckeyes have allowed 1,117 passing yards, with a completion percentage of 51.7%. They have surrendered 260.1 total yards per game and have given up 5 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns.

The Wisconsin Badgers enter the game with a 5-2 record, coming off a close 25-21 victory against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Quarterback Braedyn Locke had a solid performance, throwing for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Braelon Allen rushed for 145 yards on 29 carries. Overall, the Badgers gained 379 yards on 76 plays, with 139 rushing yards on 35 carries. Defensively, they allowed 223 rushing yards and 100 passing yards.

Offensively, the Badgers are averaging 26.9 points per game. They gain an average of 396.9 yards per game, with 331 penalty yards on 41 violations. They have thrown 4 interceptions and lost 7 fumbles, while obtaining 150 first downs. Their passing game ranks 84th in Division 1, with 1,516 passing yards and an average of 216.6 yards per game. On the ground, they average 180.3 yards per game and have rushed for 1,262 yards.

Defensively, the Badgers have allowed 965 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. Through the air, they have allowed 196.3 yards per game and 9 passing touchdowns. They have recorded 2 fumbles and 8 interceptions. The Badgers are conceding 18.3 points per game and have given up a total of 128 points.

The Pick: Wisconsin Badgers +8

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Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA
  • TV: CBS
  • Odds/Point Spread: Nittany Lions (-27)
  • Total/Over-Under: 44.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Get ready for an exciting college football matchup between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Penn State Nittany Lions. The game will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA, and will be broadcasted on CBS. According to the odds, the Nittany Lions are 27-point favorites, with the over/under set at 44.5.

The Indiana Hoosiers, with a season record of 2-5, are coming off a 31-14 loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. In their last game, the Hoosiers’ offense was led by Trent Howland, who rushed for 54 yards on 9 carries. Quarterback Brendan Sorsby completed 15 out of 31 passes for 126 yards and 1 touchdown. On the defensive side, the Hoosiers allowed 276 rushing yards and 39 passing yards. With a total of 279 yards, they struggled to contain the Scarlet Knights’ offense.

The Hoosiers have struggled to score points this season, averaging only 17.9 points per game. Their rushing game has also been weak, averaging 113.7 yards per game, ranking 112th in the country. So far, the Hoosiers have accumulated 2,182 total yards and have scored 6 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. However, they have been penalized 38 times for 337 yards and have turned the ball over 10 times.

Defensively, the Hoosiers have struggled as well, allowing an average of 29.3 points per game. They have given up 4.7 yards per rush and 174.4 rushing yards per game. In total, they have allowed 1,221 rushing yards and 1,342 passing yards. Their pass defense has been relatively better, allowing a completion percentage of 61.2% and 191.7 passing yards per game. However, they have given up 10 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns.

The Penn State Nittany Lions enter this game with a record of 6-1. In their last game, they suffered a 20-12 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Quarterback Drew Allar threw for 191 yards and 1 touchdown, while Nicholas Singleton rushed for 48 yards. The Nittany Lions’ offense struggled to move the ball, gaining a total of 240 yards on 68 plays.

Offensively, the Nittany Lions have been more successful, averaging 39.7 points per game and 400.0 total yards per game. They have accumulated 1,531 passing yards and 1,269 rushing yards so far this season. However, they have been penalized for 312 yards on 36 infractions. The Nittany Lions have been efficient in taking care of the ball, with 0 interceptions and 3 lost fumbles.

Defensively, the Nittany Lions have been outstanding, allowing only 9.7 points per game. They have given up 514 rushing yards and 144.7 passing yards per game. In total, they have surrendered 68 points and have recorded 8 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions.

The Pick: Penn State -27

Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
  • TV: ESPN
  • Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+5)
  • Total/Over-Under: 56.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The highly-anticipated matchup between the Oregon State Beavers and the Arizona Wildcats is set to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. The game will be televised on ESPN. Oddsmakers have listed the Wildcats as 5-point underdogs, with the total set at 56.5.

The Oregon State Beavers come into this game with an impressive 6-1 record for the season. In their last game against the UCLA Bruins, the Beavers emerged victorious with a score of 36-24. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei had a stellar performance, throwing for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Damien Martinez led the ground game with 90 rushing yards on 15 carries. Overall, the Beavers gained a total of 415 yards on 54 plays. On the defensive side, they allowed 284 rushing yards, 166 passing yards, and had a completion rate against them of 44.1%.

Offensively, the Beavers have been strong this season, averaging 38.1 points per game. They have been particularly effective in the running game, averaging 195.1 yards per game on the ground. So far, they have accumulated a total of 3,110 yards. They have scored 18 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Defensively, the Beavers have given up an average of 20.3 points per game. They have allowed 1,543 passing yards and have conceded a completion percentage of 59.3%. Additionally, they have allowed 123.3 rushing yards per game and 863 total rushing yards through 7 games.

The Arizona Wildcats enter this matchup with a 4-3 record for the season. In their last game against the Washington State Cougars, the Wildcats dominated with a score of 44-6. Quarterback Noah Fifita passed for 342 yards and had a quarterback rating of 145.9. Running back Rayshon Luke had 71 rushing yards on 10 carries. In total, the Wildcats gained 516 yards on 80 plays. Defensively, they allowed only 35 rushing yards and 199 passing yards with a completion percentage against them of 69.7%.

Offensively, the Wildcats have been productive, averaging 452.3 yards per game. They have accumulated 1,153 rushing yards and 2,013 passing yards so far this season. They have scored 164.7 yards per game on the ground and have thrown 7 interceptions. Defensively, the Wildcats have allowed an average of 20.6 points per game. They have given up 672 rushing yards, 236.9 passing yards, and have forced 6 fumbles and 2 interceptions.

The Pick: Arizona Wildcats +5

Georgia Bulldogs vs Florida Gators

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
  • TV: CBS
  • Odds/Point Spread: Gators (+17)
  • Total/Over-Under: 48.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators will face off in an exciting college football matchup at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday, October 28, 2023. The Bulldogs are heavily favored with a point spread of -17, and the total points expected in the game is set at 48.5.

Georgia enters this game unbeaten with a perfect 7-0 record this season. In their last game against Vanderbilt, the Bulldogs displayed their dominance with a convincing 37-20 victory. The rushing attack was led by Daijun Edwards, who carried the ball 20 times for 146 yards. Quarterback Carson Beck had a solid performance, completing 29 out of 39 passes for 261 yards and 1 touchdown. The defense was able to contain Vanderbilt’s running game, allowing only 18 yards on 15 attempts. Overall, the Bulldogs gained 552 yards on 78 plays, with 291 yards coming from the ground game.

Georgia has been highly effective on offense this season, averaging 40.1 points per game. They have accumulated a total of 3,566 yards, with 14 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns on the ground. The Bulldogs have also shown discipline issues with 32 penalties for 295 yards. On the defensive end, they have allowed 1,198 passing yards and are currently ranked 6th in Division 1. They have given up 8 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns, while holding their opponents to an average of 14.0 points per game.

The Florida Gators hold a 5-2 record heading into this matchup. In their previous game against the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Gators secured a close 41-39 victory. Quarterback Graham Mertz had a stellar performance, throwing for 423 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions. Montrell Johnson contributed on the ground with 11 carries for 50 yards. The Gators gained a total of 494 yards on 81 plays.

Offensively, the Gators have averaged 421.7 yards per game and have scored an average of 29.1 points per game. They have accumulated 989 rushing yards and 1,963 passing yards this season. On the defensive side, they have allowed an average of 20.0 points per game and have given up 874 rushing yards. They have also conceded 10 passing touchdowns and have recorded 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

The Pick: Florida Gators +17

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USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
  • TV: PAC12
  • Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (+8)
  • Total/Over-Under: 67.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The USC Trojans will face off against the California Golden Bears on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA. In this matchup, USC is favored by 8 points according to oddsmakers. The over-under is set at 67.5.

USC Trojans currently hold a 6-2 record for the season. In their last game against the Utah Utes, they suffered a 34-32 loss. Caleb Williams had a solid performance with 256 passing yards and a quarterback rating of 133.8. Marshawn Lloyd led the rushing attack with 7 carries for 86 yards. The Trojans gained a total of 401 yards on offense. Defensively, they allowed 247 rushing yards and 235 passing yards to the Utes.

The USC Trojans have been averaging 45.4 points per game and have a strong rushing attack, averaging 157.9 yards per game. They have gained a total of 3,849 yards throughout the season. USC has recorded 24 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns. Defensively, they have allowed 1,947 passing yards and have given up an average of 407.6 yards per game. They have surrendered 20 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.

The California Golden Bears enter this game with a 3-4 record. In their previous game against the Utah Utes, they suffered a 34-14 defeat. Fernando Mendoza had a decent performance with 149 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Jaydn Ott led the rushing attack with 46 yards on 8 carries. California gained a total of 254 yards on offense. Defensively, they allowed 317 rushing yards and 128 passing yards to the Utes.

The Golden Bears have been averaging 29.9 points per game and have a total of 407.6 yards per game. They have committed 37 penalties for a total of 285 yards. California has thrown 8 interceptions and lost 4 fumbles throughout the season. They have recorded 157 first downs. Defensively, they have allowed an average of 31.1 points per game and have given up 1,021 rushing yards and 246 passing yards per game. The Golden Bears have allowed 15 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns.

The Pick: USC Trojans  -8.

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