The No. 5 Washington Huskies are about to begin a three-game stretch that could define their season. Washington finds itself below other undefeated teams such as Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State in the polls, but three straight wins over ranked opponents could change that. The Huskies’ next three opponents are currently ranked in the Top 25, starting with a matchup at No. 24 USC on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Washington is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Week 10 college football odds from the SportsLine consensus.
No. 24 USC has lost two of its last three games and barely held on to a 50-49 win over unranked Cal last week. The Trojans could desperately use a resume-building win over the fifth-ranked team in the country to strengthen their case to play in a top bowl game. Should your Week 10 college football bets include backing the Trojans at home, or should you look elsewhere for value? Before locking in any Week 10 college football picks on that game or others, be sure to see the college football betting guide from legendary Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall.
For years Vegas-based Marshall was synonymous with The Gold Sheet, the famed sports betting newsletter. With a background in play-by-play work and sports information while in college, Marshall joined TGS in 1981 when hired by the legendary Mort Olshan and served as executive editor for many years. He now supplies his unique and colorful brand of football and basketball analysis to SportsLine members.
An in-demand guest on numerous sports talk radio and TV shows across the country, Bruce’s vast array of editorial work has been featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New York Post and many other outlets. He has won various handicapping titles and also is working on several book projects.
One of the top college football picks Marshall is recommending for Week 10: Arkansas (+6) covers at Florida in a noon ET SEC matchup. Arkansas enters on a six-game losing streak, but they are 3-2 against the spread over their last five games. The Razorbacks rallied from a 24-6 deficit before falling to No. 11 Alabama 24-21 two weeks ago as 19-point underdogs. The week before, Arkansas held a 20-17 lead over No. 16 Ole Miss in the fourth quarter before losing, 27-20, and covering a 13-point spread. Both those games also came on the road.
Florida is 1-2 ATS as a home favorite this season despite sporting a 4-0 record straight-up at the Swamp. Arkansas is 2-6 overall with a +29 points differential. In comparison, Florida is 5-3 with a +41 point differential. These teams are way more even than their records would indicate and given Arkansas’ ability to keep teams like Alabama and Ole Miss close throughout the game, Marshall likes Arkansas to keep pace with Florida and cover the spread again.
He also expects both teams’ offenses to be rolling in the Swamp. Arkansas scored at least 20 points in five of its six games during its losing streak and Florida averaged 39.5 points in its two SEC games before falling to Georgia, 43-20, last week. Their last three meetings have an average scoring total of 59.7 points and for these reasons, Marshall likes Over (48.5) to hit along with Arkansas covering as 6-point underdogs. See which other picks to make here.
Marshall has evaluated every other matchup and he’s found an alarming 18-4-2 spread trend that makes one pick a huge value on Saturday. Get betting analysis for each matchup at SportsLine.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence, and what alarming 18-4-2 trend makes one pick a huge value? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams to back, all from the legendary Vegas expert who has won multiple handicapping titles, and find out.
Arkansas vs. Florida (-5.5, 49)
Washington vs. USC (+4, 76.5)
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