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Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Pick – In the other College Football Playoff Semifinal of the day, the Clemson Tigers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. It’s a showdown of two unbeaten teams that both flaunt extreme strength on both sides of the ball. Both teams have been pretty dominant this season and it will be fascinating to see how these teams mesh when they hit the field on December 28. It’s a game where any number of different things can happen. Loot attempts to clarify the equation in this piece, along with his ATS pick to win this game and go into the CFP championship. Check it out! (8PM EST) – 12/28

Oklahoma Sooners vs. LSU Tigers Pick – This is it–what we’ve all been waiting for! In the Peach Bowl, which also doubles as the College Football Playoff Semifinal, the 12-1 Oklahoma Sooners will battle the unbeaten and top-ranked LSU Tigers. The Sooners hope their powerful offense will make the difference against an LSU squad whose offense might even be more powerful. After winning every game, with some huge wins along the way with Heisman frontrunner Joe Burrow and his 48 passing TDs, can LSU be stopped? Loot offers his betting take on the game in this article. Have a look-see! (4PM EST) – 12/28

Boise State Broncos vs. Washington Huskies Pick – The Las Vegas Bowl features a high-powered matchup with some intrigue, as the 12-1 Boise State Broncos take on the Washington Huskies at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 21. It will be Chris Petersen’s last game at the helm of the Huskies, facing the team he helped usher into glory in his final game. Granted, Washington didn’t have the same success as Boise this season, but we will see if 7 wins as a Pac-12 team beats 12 wins for a Mountain West team, as the oddsmakers have suggested by making Washington the favorite. Loot offers his betting take in this article! Take a look! (7:30PM EST) – 12/21

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Boise State Broncos Pick – The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors come to Albertsons Stadium on Saturday to take on the Boise State Broncos. At stake is the Mountain West Conference Championship. For Boise, this is a more typical spot for them, as they once again vie for MWC supremacy. For Hawaii, it is a culmination of a long journey from the ranks of mediocrity. After suffering a bad defeat on this field earlier in the season, can a surging Hawaii team give Boise a run for their money or are the Broncos a little too tall of a task? Loot offers his answers in this article. Check it out! (4PM EST) – 12/7

UCLA Bruins vs. USC Trojans Pick – The Crosstown Rivalry takes center stage on Saturday, as the UCLA Bruins take on the USC Trojans at the Coliseum in Saturday in Pac-12 action. USC could certainly be considered the better team just from a W-L standpoint and that’s been the case for years. Still, the Bruins have handled themselves well in this Battle for LA, a game where you can sometimes throw the records out the window. Can the Bruins win like they did last season or will the Trojans show that being the better team and in better form counts for something? Loot breaks down this battle in this article. Take a look! (3:30PM EST) – 11/23

UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes Pick – The UCLA Bruins come to Salt Lake City on Saturday for a Pac-12 battle with the Utah Utes. It’s a tough spot for the Bruins, on the road agaisnt a highly-ranked Utes bunch, but with three straight conclusive conference wins, they are starting to show some serious fangs. Whether they can do it against a fierce and stingy Utah defense remains to be seen. With the big number, maybe the Bruins have some upside from an ATS point of view. Let’s see what Loot has to say, as he’s been hot in the Pac-12 lately! (8PM EST) – 11/16

Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears Pick – On Saturday in Pac-12 Conference action, the Washington State Cougars come to Memorial Stadium in Berkeley to face the California Golden Bears. Both teams need to pick up the pace if they want to get into a halfway-tasty bowl game. The Cal Bears have really fallen off, victimized by injuries and going from a ranked contender to a conference afterthought in a matter of several weeks. The Cougars nearly sprung the upset on Oregon in their last game, but at 4-4, they need to start putting up some wins. Who can get the job done this week in northern Cali? Loot breaks it down here! (7PM EST) – 11/9

UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick – In Loot’s week eight college game of the week, the UCLA Bruins come up north to face the Stanford Csrdinal in Pac-12 action. Both teams have suffered this year to varying extents, but a win over Washington in their last game put some much-needed wind into the Stanford sails, as they now look to build upon that. And facing UCLA has typically been a good time for teams to get well, with the Bruins just 1-5 and really on a slide since taking out Washington State in their only triumph of the season. Who can cover the spread this week? Loot breaks down Thursday’s game here. Take a look! (9PM EDT) – 10/17

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies Pick – Saturday features a heavyweight battle out of the SEC, with the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide taking on the Texas A&M Aggies at College Station. So far, so good for Alabama, as they construct another championship run. But the Aggies have a golden chance here to make their season a successful one. Has Alabama been in too soft up to this point? Or are they licking their chops as they come into face a dangerous, but flawed A&M squad? Loot breaks down the action here. Take a look! (3:30PM EDT) – 10/12

California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks Pick – In Loot’s Game of the Week in week 6, he again ventures into the Pac-12 and Saturday’s showdown in Autzen Stadium between the Cal Golden Bears and the Oregon Ducks. Last week, the Ducks were off, resting up after three easy wins in a row. Meanwhile, the Cal Bears were slugging it out in conference play in a punishing loss to ASU, which ruined their unbeaten record. Who can start making headway in the conference starting this week? Loot breaks the game down here, along with his ATS pick. Take a look! (8PM EDT) – 10/5

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. California Golden Bears Pick – On Friday, the Pac-12 takes center stage, when Arizona State comes into Berkeley to battle the Cal Golden Bears. Cal is unbeaten through four games, including two big wins which includes a road-win over Ole Miss last week. Arizona State, meanwhile, was unbeaten and ranked before last week, before falling in untimely fashion to Colorado. They look to bounce back with a win over a ranked and unbeaten home Cal team this week. In this week’s big college football pick, Loot breaks down this game and offers his ATS bet. Take a look! (10:30PM EDT) – 9/27

Oklahoma Sooners vs. UCLA Bruins Pick – On Saturday in the City the Angels, the Oklahoma Sooners come into the Rose Bowl for a week three matchup against the UCLA Bruins. Granted at 0-2, the Bruins haven’t looked good, but they did manage to cover the spread when they played the Sooners last season. Oklahoma, meanwhile is 2-0 and looks to make another run at big things this season with Jalen Hurts now at the helm. In Loot’s Game of the Week, will the Sooners go on another rampage or will the Bruins be able to keep this from getting out of hand at home? See Loot’s pick here! (8PM EDT) – 9/14

BYU Cougars vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick – In our week two pick, we venture to Neyland Stadium, where the BYU Cougars take to the road to face the Tennessee Volunteers. Each team looks to recover from a tough week one outing where neither team came close to covering the spread. That especially applies to the Volunteers, who lost by 8 points to 25-point underdogs Georgia State. BYU also looked flat in a loss to Utah. Who can play closer to their peaks in week two? In this article, Loot offers his college pick of the week. (7PM EDT) – 9/7

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals Pick – In week one’s college football Game of the Week, Loot breaks down Monday’s Notre Dame vs. Louisville game. The number is pretty big. But Notre Dame is coming off a year that saw them go unbeaten, before running into eventual champion Clemson in the College Football Playoffs. They get a road assignment to open up their 2019 regular season, taking on a Louisville team that hit rock-bottom last season. After losing their last nine games, there is nowhere to go but up for the Cardinals. Can the Irish cover the big number? Or will Louisville show they put last season behind them? Loot answers those questions here. Check it out! (8PM ET) – 9/2

Air Force Falcons vs. San Diego State Aztecs Pick – On Friday, the Air Force Falcons fly into San Diego to take on the Aztecs in MWC action. Air Force should get a lot of support as usual in the military-heavy city of SD and they looked good last week in crushing Navy to end a bit of a drought. San Diego St. has gotten their act together with four straight wins and they look to take down another conference opponent this week. In Loot’s College Football Game of the Week, he breaks down and gives his pick for the Air Force vs. SDSU game here in this article! Take a look! (9PM EDT) – 10/12

Stanford Cardinal vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick – The Stanford Cardinal come out east to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a battle of unbeaten ranked teams on Saturday. The fighting Irish saw their offense take off last week, with new starter Ian Book at quarterback. They will have their hands full this week with an incoming Stanford bunch. Last Saturday in improbable fashion, the Cardinal stormed back on the road to beat the previously-unbeaten Ducks in overtime. Can they follow that up with another big road win or will the Fighting Irish be able to hold down the fort? Loot answers that here in his College Football Pick of the Week. Take a look! (7:30PM EDT) – 9/29

Stanford Cardinal vs. Oregon Ducks Pick – Loot’s college football pick of the week comes from the Pac-12 conference where a pair of 3-0 teams will do battle this week, with the Stanford Cardinal going to Eugene to battle the Oregon Ducks. Stanford has proven they are contenders, but going into Autzen Stadium is a tough road-spot for them. Oregon looks to have something going and would really verify their resurgence with a win here. Loot breaks down this matchup in this article. Click here! (8PM EDT) – 9/22

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. TCU Horned Frogs Pick – In this installment of Loot’s College Pick of the Week, we take a look at this Saturday’s big Ohio State vs. TCU game. The Buckeyes have their eyes on big things this season, but face their real first test of the season, as well as their final game with suspended head coach Urban Meyer not on the sideline. TCU overcame a slow start last week to torch SMU, showing there is still ample horsepower with which they can wield against their foes this season. Loot breaks down the action here! (8PM EDT) – 9/15

USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick – In Loot’s college football Pick of the Week, he takes on the USC vs. Stanford game, a massive Pac-12 matchup in week two. USC is facing life without Sam Darnold, with true freshman quarterback JT Daniels taking the reigns. They come into town to face a Stanford team that has high hopes of their own, led by Heisman frontrunner Bryce Love, who is looking to turn it loose after a slow week one. Will Stanford hold down the fort? Or will a still-talented USC squad bring to light some Stanford weaknesses we didn’t see in week one? Loot offers his ATS take in this article. Have a look! (8:30PM EDT) – 9/8

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick – In Loot’s Pick of the Week for Week One, he casts his take on Friday’s San Diego State Aztecs vs. Stanford Cardinal game. Last season in San Diego, the Aztecs scored the win over a Cardinal program that should be chomping at the bit to make amends at home. Still, the Aztecs have been a handful the last several seasons, featuring massive production at the running back position. But no running back has as much juice as Stanford’s Bryce Love, who comes back as the Heisman frontrunner for 2018. Loot breaks it all down and offers his ATS pick here. Take a look! (9PM EDT) – 8/31

Who Will Win the College Football Championship in 2019? – Sure, it’s a bold bet to make. After all, nothing short of winning the whole thing will suffice. That’s a bet that puts you behind the eight-ball. But the rewards can be great, especially if you are able to identify a bit of a darkhorse who manages to pull it all off. In this article, Loot breaks down the bet itself, gives us the odds for all teams to win the CFP, and then offers his best picks. Take a look!

Who Will Win the Heisman Trophy in 2018? – This college football season is packed with electric players, all of whom have the Heisman in their sights for 2018. There is a lot to take into consideration with a bet of this nature, but make no mistake, it can be one of the more fun and potentially rewarding bets to make. In this article, Loot breaks down the Heisman and tells us what to look for, while also giving us the the odds of each player, along with his best picks to haul in the Heisman hardware this season. Check it out!

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2017/2018 College Football Predictions – Odds for each team to win the college football playoff along with predictions of teams that have a legit shot of winning it all, including a longshot pick.

2017 Heisman Trophy Odds – Picks to Win – College football pundits are expecting either Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield to win the Heisman this year. Loot takes a look at these and other names that offer tremendous wagering value.


College Football Conferences – List of all NCAA football conferences including the teams that make up each conference.

Heisman Trophy Winners – A complete list of Heisman Trophy winners (college football’s best player award) in chronological order, dating back to 1935.

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