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COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Arkansas, Michigan and Week 11's 26 other best bets

It's time to pick only the best wagers from the weekend schedule. This is our college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.

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1. ULL +3 at South Alabama: This is a play on turnover luck, as few schools nationally have had worse fortunes with turnovers than the Ragin' Cajuns.

2. Michigan -13 at Indiana: Indiana is not physical enough to stop Michigan's rushing attack.

3. Maryland +16 at Michigan State: Maryland has some horrible turnover luck, and Michigan State could have a hangover from its loss to Nebraska that should eliminate the Spartans from the playoff hunt.

4. Arkansas +8 at LSU: Could LSU have a hangover game after its crushing defeat at Alabama?

5. Washington +3 at Arizona State: I find value in getting the full field goal.

6. San Jose State +1.5 at Nevada: Nevada didn't play all that well against Fresno State, and I think San Jose State is a better team.

7. Virginia +14 at Louisville: Louisville's offense is not consistent enough to lay double digits to another ACC team. Virginia is sneaky average.

8. Wyoming +24.5 at San Diego State: San Diego State is a strong defensive team, but 24.5 is too much.

9. Tulsa at Cincinnati -17: Cincinnati's offense is humming and should be able to put away Tulsa.

10. Texas San Antonio at Charlotte +5.5: The home crowd won't be great, but my numbers say to grab anything more than four points here.

11. UMass at Eastern Michigan +7: Why is UMass laying a touchdown to anyone on the road?

12. Temple at USF +3.5: USF plays strong defense, and Temple is an overrated squad.

13. Kentucky at Vanderbilt -3: Kentucky seems to be a mess, and Vanderbilt's defense is the only decent thing on the field in this SEC clunker.

14. Georgia State at Texas State -3: I don't think Georgia State can keep up with Texas State's offense.

15. Washington State at UCLA -10: UCLA has a good pass defense and a bad rush defense, which is fine because the Cougars don't run.

16. Texas at West Virginia -8.5: The Mountaineers should be able to shut down the Texas run game, and the Longhorns have been horrible on the road.

17. Miami at North Carolina -12: North Carolina has the best offensive line in the ACC, and Miami has one of the league's lesser defensive lines.

18. Southern Miss at Rice +7.5: Taking the points in a shootout.

19. Oklahoma State at Iowa State +14.5: Oklahoma State will never be higher rated in the eyes of the gambling public than after last week's upset of TCU.

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Totals

20. Arkansas at LSU Over 53.5: Arkansas' offense is a lot better than its defense, and LSU still has Leonard Fournette. A 34-30 final would not surprise me.

21. Oregon at Stanford Over 69: Oregon's offense is humming once again, and Stanford's offense is strong.

22. Kansas State at Texas Tech Over 71.5: Texas Tech does not stop anyone, and Kansas State can run the ball a bit. Harder to control pace on the road due to crowd and momentum, suggesting this will be played at the Red Raider's pace.

23. Tulsa at Cincinnati Over 76.5: Cincinnati and Tulsa are a lot better on offense than defense.

24. Southern Miss at Rice Over 61: I expect this to be a shootout.

25. Kentucky at Vanderbilt Under 40.5: Kentucky's offense is sneaky bad, and we know Vanderbilt's offense is trash.

26. Purdue at Northwestern Under 49: Northwestern's defense is the reason for the under wager.

27. Minnesota at Iowa Under 46: Minnesota's offense doesn't have it together and this should be played at a reduced pace.

28. Akron at Miami (OH) Under 42: Unders in MAC games are always scary but both defenses are better than the opposing offenses.