College football odds, predictions for Championship Week, 2020: Model picks Northwestern, San Jose State

Championship Week has arrived in college football and at least three of the title games will directly shape the College Football Playoff field. In the Big Ten Championship Game No. 4 Ohio State is favored by 18.5 points against No. 14 Northwestern, according to the Week 16 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Top-ranked Alabama is -17 against No. 7 Florida in the SEC Championship Game. No. 2 Notre Dame is a 10.5-point underdog against No. 3 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

No. 5 Texas A&M (-14) vs. Tennessee and No. 9 Cincinnati (-14.5) vs. No. 23 Tulsa are among other games on the Week 16 college football schedule that could impact the playoff picture if there’s chaos elsewhere. Which lines should you target in your Championship Week college football bets? Before locking in any college football picks for Championship Week, be sure to see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 54-34 on all top-rated picks through 15 weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $600 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Championship Week from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Championship Week college football predictions 

One of the top Championship Week college football picks the model is recommending: No. 14 Northwestern (+18.5) keeps it within the spread against No. 4 Ohio State in the 2020 Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday at noon ET. The Wildcats were 6-1 against the spread this season. They also covered both times they were listed as underdogs. 

Ohio State, meanwhile, failed to cover in two of its last three games. The model shows the Wildcats holding Justin Fields to around 250 passing yards as they cover in over 50 percent of simulations. The under (55.5), meanwhile, hits almost 70 percent of the time. 

Another one of the Championship Week predictions from the model: the No. 24 San Jose State Spartans (+6.5) stay within the spread in the 2020 Mountain West Championship Game against Boise State in a 4 p.m. ET kickoff in Las Vegas on Saturday. Oddsmakers have regularly underestimated San Jose State this season. The Spartans have cruised to a 6-0 record against the spread and they’ve covered with a lot of room to spare in their last two games against Nevada and Hawaii.

Boise State, meanwhile, is 3-3 against the spread and has failed to cover in its last two games. The Spartans rank second in the Mountain West in scoring defense (17.5 ppg) and the model predicts that they’ll be able to contain Boise State’s offense enough to keep this one competitive. SJSU quarterback Nick Starkel also throws for around 250 yards as the Spartans keep it within the spread more than 50 percent of the time. 

How to make Championship Week college football picks 

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other Championship Week FBS matchup, and it is calling for a shocking upset in one of the conference title games. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which underdog should you be all over? Check out the latest college football odds for some of the week’s most notable games below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $3,500 in profit over the past four-plus seasons, and find out.

Championship Week college football odds (via William Hill)

Saturday, Dec. 19

Big Ten Championship: Northwestern vs. Ohio State (-18.5)

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Ohio State Buckeyes

SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Florida (+17)

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Florida Gators

Big 12 Championship: Iowa State vs. Oklahoma (-6)

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Iowa State Cyclones

ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Notre Dame (+10.5)

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish

AAC Championship: Tulsa vs. Cincinnati (-14)

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Cincinnati Bearcats

Mountain West Championship: Boise State vs. San Jose State (+6.5)

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San Jose State Spartans

Florida State vs. Wake Forest (-7)

Texas A&M vs. Tennessee (+14)

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Tennessee Volunteers

Washington State vs. Utah (-10.5)

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Utah Utes

Air Force vs. Army (-5.5)

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Army West Point Black Knights

Ole Miss vs. LSU (-1.5)

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LSU Tigers

Missouri vs. Mississippi State (+1.5)

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Mississippi State Bulldogs

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (-11)

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Wisconsin Badgers

Penn State vs. Illinois (+14.5)

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Penn State Nittany Lions

Stanford vs. UCLA (-7)

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UCLA Bruins

Arizona State vs. Oregon State (+7)

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Oregon State Beavers

Published: 2020-12-19 01:09:51

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