School soccer Week 10 picks in opposition to the unfold for each top-25 recreation | NCAA Soccer


Week 10 is loaded with nice video games that can come simply days after the primary School Soccer Playoff rankings are revealed on Tuesday. It is the most effective weekend of the yr thus far.

4 video games between ranked groups happen this week, every with enormous Playoff implications. At 3:30 p.m., have your distant on the swivel. No. 6 Georgia performs at No. 11 Kentucky, No. 12 West Virginia travels to No. 15 Texas and No. 14 Penn State faces No. 5 Michigan. All that units up the principle occasion between No. 1 Alabama and No. Four LSU at Tiger Stadium at Eight p.m.

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After back-to-back robust weeks, we’re able to get again at it:

Here’s a take a look at our report to this point:

Straight up: 136-36, .791 (9-8 final week)
In opposition to the unfold: 88-70, .557 (8-9 final week)
Upset picks: 7-8, .467 (2-2 final week)

And now, Sporting Information’ picks in opposition to the unfold for Week 10 (traces replicate Consensus picks based on as of Monday):

Temple at No. 9 UCF (-10.5)

McKenzie Milton’s standing is a large issue right here, and the Knights are up in opposition to an bettering Temple group that gained its final three video games and hasn’t misplaced a recreation by greater than 10 factors in opposition to respectable competitors. If Milton performs, the Knights ought to be high-quality right here. UCF wins 42-24 and COVERS the unfold. 

Louisville at No. 2 Clemson (-37.5)

Take the over, for starters. It is a large unfold, however the Cardinals have allowed 53.Three factors per recreation of their final three losses as a part of a five-game dropping streak that continues to boost questions on Bobby Petrino’s future. The Tigers definitely can cowl that large quantity, however maybe they pull up in anticipation of the showdown at Boston School the next week. Clemson wins 49-14 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

Nebraska at No. Eight Ohio State (-20.5)

The Buckeyes have destroyed the Cornhuskers the final two years by a mixed rating of 118-17, however there could be extra questions on Ohio State right here popping out of the bye week after the loss to Purdue. Nebraska has gained two straight, and Adrian Martinez is enjoying with confidence. The Huskers are minus-6 in turnover margin. If they do not flip it over thrice, they’re going to cowl. We simply assume the Buckeyes comes out a bit bit higher. Ohio State wins 45-21 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 22 Syracuse (-4.5) at Wake Forest

Take a look at the Orange. Syracuse is within the AP High 25 and appears able to make a run at a New Yr’s Day Six bid if this retains up. The road bumped up early, however be mindful the Demon Deacons gained this matchup 64-43 final season. The observe meet is on, however we expect the Orange get revenge. Syracuse wins 49-43 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 25 Texas A&M at Auburn (-6)

Someone goes to depart this recreation with 4 losses and an sad fan base. The Tigers had per week to arrange, and that line is a double-take contemplating their struggles. Auburn’s at residence, and the Aggies struggled on the highway final week. All that stated, we expect Texas A&M is the higher group. Texas A&M wins 29-28 in an UPSET.

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No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas (-3)

That is the massive recreation with Huge 12 championship implications, and the Longhorns have not misplaced at residence this season. That stated, they have not confronted an offense fairly like this both. West Virginia seemed in sync after a much-needed bye week, and the Mountaineers have gained two of their final three visits in Austin. We belief Will Grier on this spot on the highway. West Virginia wins 38-34 in an UPSET.

No. 6 Georgia (-9.5) at No. 11 Kentucky

The Wildcats have their shot on the SEC East championship right here, and the road dropped from its preliminary 10-point perch. Kentucky has the higher run protection on this recreation, and the final time they met in Lexington it was a 27-24 thriller in favor of Georgia. This time, the Bulldogs get the late landing to take management of the SEC East. That half-point hook made the choice for us. Georgia wins 27-17 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 19 Iowa at Purdue (-3)

The Hawkeyes are a 3-point canine on the highway right here in opposition to an up-and-down Purdue group that could not get going in opposition to Michigan State. The Boilermakers gutted out a 24-15 win in opposition to the Hawkeyes in Iowa Metropolis final yr, and they need to be capable to get some large performs at residence. It is a toss-up, however we’ll go together with an “upset” right here. Iowa wins 27-24 in an UPSET.

No. 14 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan (-10)

This is among the more-difficult video games to select due to the distinction in types. Michigan gained 49-10 in 2016, and the Nittany Lions returned the favor in a 42-13 blowout final yr. Hint McSorley had three dashing touchdowns in that recreation. The Wolverines are 4-1 in opposition to the unfold at residence this yr, however the Nittany Lions do not make it straightforward. Michigan wins 31-23 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

No. 24 Boston School (-2.5) at Virginia Tech

The Hokies misplaced by three touchdowns to Georgia Tech and had the weekend to stew about it. Boston School bought a lift from the return of AJ Dillon, who rushed for 149 yards in his return in opposition to Miami final week. The Hokies are at residence, however that did not matter final week. Go along with the group with extra to play for. Boston School wins 30-24 and COVERS the unfold.

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No. 13 Florida (-6) at Missouri

Each groups are coming off robust losses, so will probably be a query of motivation. Florida nonetheless has extra to play for, and the Gators have a protection that may strain Drew Lock. The Tigers rank 11th within the SEC in sacks, so Feleipe Franks could have time to hit just a few deep pictures within the passing recreation. Florida wins 31-23 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 16 Utah (-7) at Arizona State

Utah is among the greatest second-half tales of the season, a group that has discovered its offense and has scored 40 or extra factors in every of its final 4 video games. The Solar Devils have misplaced all 4 of their video games by seven factors and are coming off a win in opposition to USC. The Utes change that development. Utah wins 41-27 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 17 Houston (-13) at SMU

Houston ranks second within the FBS with an offense that averages 49 factors per recreation. That lastly bought observed within the blowout victory in opposition to South Florida. D’Eriq King is legit, too. SMU has seen UCF and Michigan this yr. Can Houston pour it on much more? Houston wins 48-28 and COVERS the unfold.

No. Three Notre Dame (-8) at Northwestern

Big recreation from a notion standpoint for each groups. Notre Dame can beat one other Huge Ten group, one which may characterize the Huge Ten West in Indianapolis in just a few weeks. Northwestern has gained the final two conferences with the Irish, and that is one other likelihood for Pat Fitzgerald to win a giant recreation. There can be lots of people that put the Irish on upset alert this week. We’re not fairly there. Notre Dame wins 34-24 and COVERS the unfold.

Louisiana Tech at No. 21 Mississippi State (-21)

Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald silenced the critics in a victory in opposition to Texas A&M, however they can not sit up for Alabama with Louisiana Tech coming to Starkville. Louisiana Tech’s greatest lack of the season is 21 factors — and it wasn’t in opposition to LSU. Mississippi State wins 34-21 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

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Pittsburgh at No. 23 Virginia (-7.5)

The Cavaliers appear to be a group able to successful the ACC Coastal Division, and that is due to their regular play by means of a three-game win streak. The Panthers are an unpredictable group: They’re 0-Three on the highway, however have additionally gained the final three conferences in opposition to the Cavs. This can be a good recreation. Virginia wins 28-24 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

No. 1 Alabama (-14) at No. Four LSU

What are we purported to do right here? We all know Alabama has gained the final three conferences in Baton Rouge by a mean of seven factors per recreation, however we additionally know the Crimson Tide hasn’t had an offense fairly like this. That is the largest recreation between the 2 since 2012, and the Tigers will empty out all their methods. If they will survive the primary half with out star linebacker Devin White, then the second half may get fascinating. We will not guess in opposition to the Tide proper now. Alabama wins 34-17 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 7 Oklahoma (-10) at Texas Tech

The final time these two groups connected, Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes placed on a record-setting present. The Purple Raiders have an opportunity to play spoiler with Alan Bowman, however how does Texas Tech plan on slowing down Kyler Murray? The Sooners are dropping one other 50 right here. Oklahoma wins 52-31 and COVERS the unfold.

No. 20 Fresno State (-24.5) at UNLV

Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion has 18 touchdowns and two interceptions this season, and he is up in opposition to a UNLV protection that has allowed 40 or extra factors in its final 4 video games. Jeff Tedford’s protection has been fairly good too — permitting 33 mixed factors the final 4 weeks. Fresno State wins 45-17 and COVERS the unfold.

Cal at No. 10 Washington State (-10.5)

The Cougars could have revenge on their minds after final yr’s blowout loss at Cal, and the Golden Bears can be enjoying with confidence after knocking off Washington. We nonetheless like Washington State to win behind one other efficiency by Gardner Minshew, however this can be shut. Washington State wins 35-27 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

No. 18 Utah State (-18) at Hawaii

The midnight kickoff is for the die-hards, and the Aggies made a giant soar up the highest 25 rankings heading into this showdown with the Warriors. Hawaii has misplaced three in a row in blowout style, and Utah State quarterback Jordan Love leads an offense that ranks third within the FBS with 49.Four factors per recreation. They preserve it rolling. Utah State wins 56-34 and COVERS the unfold.

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