Before The Snap: College Football Picks Against The Spread, Week 7: Will Georgia Cover Vs. Kentucky?

Welcome to Before The Snap, For The Win’s college football series where we’ll break down the sport’s trending storylines, examine each week’s biggest matchups and track the College Football Playoff and Heisman Trophy races.

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Going into Week 7 of this wild college football season, Before The Snap was joined by BetFTW managing editor Caroline Darney for some picks against the spread in some of this week’s top games.

And, especially after madness in Week 6, the college football picture this year is far from what we expected. Georgia is undefeated and No. 1 in the country, Cincinnati is ranked higher than one-loss Alabama, the Big Ten has five teams ranked in the top 10 and two-loss Clemson is not even ranked in the AP Poll. So who knows what the College Football Playoff picture will look like in a couple weeks?

What we do know is that when it comes to the lines and over-unders for Week 7, a few teams’ potential may have been overestimated, providing us with some confident picks against the spread. Let’s break it down with all betting info per Tipico Sportsbook as of Wednesday.

No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia (-22.5)

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When: Saturday, October 16, 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia

Channel: CBS

O/U: 44.5

As the No. 1 team in the country, Georgia also boasts the top defense, which is giving up just 201.2 yards and 5.5 points per game. And while it’s certainly possible that the Bulldogs will steamroll the Wildcats, Kentucky deserves a bit more credit for being 6-0 at this point with a win over Florida earlier in October. We’re predicting Georgia will beat Kentucky but not by more than three touchdowns.

No. 10 Michigan State (-4.5) at Indiana

When: Saturday, October 16, Noon ET


Video: Betting: Will Georgia cover -22.5 vs. Kentucky? (Yahoo! Sports)

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