In Week 10’s college football picks, Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica is eyeing a few underdogs to outperform expectations. Last week he went 3-6, bringing his overall season record to 28-37-1. Despite recent outcomes, Fallica shares his optimism for this week’s selections, providing bettors with his best bets.
Chris Fallica’s Week 10 Picks:
- No. 5 Washington at No. 20 USC, USC (+3)
- Illinois at Minnesota, Illinois (+2.5)
- Arizona State at No. 17 Utah, Utah (-11)
- Virginia Tech at No. 13 Louisville, Virginia Tech (+9.5)
- No. 14 LSU at No. 8 Alabama, LSU (+3)
No. 5 Washington at No. 20 USC, USC (+3)
Fallica criticizes Washington’s recent form, suggesting they are vulnerable and may have peaked too soon. He acknowledges USC’s defensive woes but cites their comeback against Cal as evidence of resilience. Expecting USC to remain competitive in the Pac-12 title race, Fallica opts to take the points with USC, despite reservations he may have as the game progresses.
Illinois at Minnesota, Illinois (+2.5)
Pointing out Illinois’ strong rushing performance against Wisconsin and a bye week to recover, Fallica favors Illinois and the points. Despite anticipating a typically unattractive Big Ten West game, he believes Illinois will cover the spread in what could be an important matchup for both teams.
Arizona State at No. 17 Utah, Utah (-11)
After a tough loss, Fallica expects Utah to rebound strongly at home. He trusts the coaching staff to correct the team’s trajectory, especially on defense. Therefore, he backs Utah to cover the spread, anticipating a commanding victory over Arizona State.
Virginia Tech at No. 13 Louisville, Virginia Tech (+9.5)
Fallica remarks on Virginia Tech’s recent form, winning three of their last four games, and notes their competitive performance against Florida State. Given Louisville’s track record of close games against lesser opponents and QB Jack Plummer’s inconsistent performance, he suggests the point spread might be too generous, favoring Virginia Tech to cover.
No. 14 LSU at No. 8 Alabama, LSU (+3)
Fallica perceives the short betting line as indicative of LSU’s potential to upset. He expresses concerns about Alabama’s secondary against the LSU offense and sees Jayden Daniels as a significant threat on the ground. Believing in LSU’s chance to win outright, Fallica picks them to cover, if not win, and possibly shift the Heisman race.