College football odds, picks, predictions, best bets for Week 9: Proven model loves Michigan, Oklahoma State

No. 13 Penn State has already had one opportunity to face a top-five team this season, getting blown out by then-No. 5 Michigan two weeks ago. The Nittany Lions will be hoping for a better performance when they face the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes during the Week 9 college football schedule. Ohio State is coming off a dominant outing, blowing out Iowa in a 54-10 final last week. The Buckeyes are 15.5-point favorites in the latest Week 9 college football odds at Caesars Sportsbook. 

Elsewhere, No. 7 TCU has a chance to remain unbeaten when it faces West Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The Horned Frogs have won four consecutive games against ranked opponents, while the Mountaineers are coming off a 48-10 loss to Texas Tech. Before locking in any Week 9 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. 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 college football predictions for Week 9

One of the college picks the model is high on in Week 9: No. 9 Oklahoma State easily wins as a 1-point underdog against No. 22 Kansas State. The Wildcats were still alive in the College Football Playoff race heading into their matchup against then-No. 8 TCU last week, but they blew a 28-10 lead in a 38-28 final. They are going to have trouble recovering from that loss emotionally, especially since they are facing a tough team this week. Oklahoma State is coming off an excellent performance, taking down then-No. 20 Texas in a 41-34 final as a 6.5-point underdog. 

Star quarterback Spencer Sanders threw for 391 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 43 yards. Sanders has now racked up more than 2,000 passing yards and 23 total touchdowns this season. Kansas State has been held under 15 points on two occasions this season, which is one reason why the model has Oklahoma State covering the spread more than 60% of the time. 

Another one of the model’s top college football picks: No. 4 Michigan rolls to a blowout win over Michigan State, easily covering the 22.5-point spread. The Spartans were able to snap a four-game losing streak in their previous contest, but it came against a struggling Wisconsin team. They have not been able to hold up against quality opponents this season, with all four losses during their losing streak coming by double digits. Michigan State has only faced one ranked team in 2022, losing to then-No. 3 Ohio State by 29 points. 

Michigan has been blowing teams out all season, including a 41-17 win over then-No. 10 Penn State two weeks ago. Junior running back Blake Corum has rushed for 901 yards and 13 touchdowns on 146 carries, averaging 6.2 yards per attempt. He should have continued success against Michigan State’s defense, as the Wolverines are covering the big number in 60% of simulations. See which other teams the model likes here.

How to make college football picks for Week 9

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other FBS matchup in Week 9, and it says a top-20 favorite will 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-20 favorite 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 $3,000 in profit over the past six-plus seasons, and find out.

College football odds for Week 9 (via Caesars)

See full Week 9 college football picks, odds, predictions here

Thursday, Oct. 27

Virginia Tech at NC State (-13.5, 40)

Featured Game | NC State Wolfpack vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

Louisiana at Southern Mississippi (PK, 43.5)

Featured Game | Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

Utah at Washington State (+8, 56)

Featured Game | Washington State Cougars vs. Utah Utes

Friday, Oct. 28

East Carolina at BYU (-3, 60.5)

Featured Game | BYU Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates

Louisiana Tech at FIU (+6.5, 58.5)

Featured Game | FIU Panthers vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Saturday, Oct. 29

Oklahoma at Iowa State (+1.5, 55)

Featured Game | Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Georgia Tech at Florida State (-22, 47.5)

Featured Game | Florida State Seminoles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Ohio State at Penn State (+15.5, 61.5)

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

Notre Dame at Syracuse (-2.5, 46)

Featured Game | Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 TCU at West Virginia (+7, 69)

Featured Game | West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Arkansas at Auburn (+4, 61.5)

Featured Game | Auburn Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

Miami at Virginia (+2, 47.5)

Featured Game | Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Florida at Georgia (-22, 56)

Featured Game | Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators

Wake Forest at Louisville (+4.5, 62.5)

Featured Game | Louisville Cardinals vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Oklahoma State at Kansas State (-1, 58)

Featured Game | Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Illinois at Nebraska (+7.5, 51.5)

Featured Game | Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

 Oregon at Cal (+17, 57)

Featured Game | California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks

Cincinnati at UCF (+1, 56)

Featured Game | UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Missouri at South Carolina (-6, 47)

Featured Game | South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Missouri Tigers

USC at Arizona (+15, 76)

Featured Game | Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans

Michigan State at Michigan (-22.5, 54.5)

Featured Game | Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans

Ole Miss at Texas A&M (+2.5, 55.5)

Featured Game | Texas A&M Aggies vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Baylor at Texas Tech (-2.5, 61.5)

Featured Game | Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Baylor Bears

Pittsburgh at North Carolina (-3.5, 63.5)

Featured Game | North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Stanford at UCLA (-16.5, 63.5)

Featured Game | UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal

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