Last week, Scott Van Pelt had a tough run, finishing 2-4 on his college football picks. This places his overall record for the season at a less-than-stellar 32-36-1. Despite the setbacks, Van Pelt is back this week with fresh insights and picks for Week 9, aiming to turn his fortune around.
Scott Van Pelt Week 9 Picks
- (9) Oregon at (13) Utah – Utah +6.5
- (22) USC at California – Cal +10.5
- (3) Ohio State at Wisconsin – Wisconsin +14.5
- Colorado at (24) UCLA – UCLA -17
- (17) North Carolina at Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech +11.5
- Old Dominion at (25) James Madison – Old Dominion +20.5
- Cincinnati at Oklahoma State – Cincinnati +7
- (12) Oregon State at Arizona – Arizona +3
Stanford Steve Pick
- Maryland at Northwestern – Maryland -13.5
(9) Oregon at (13) Utah
Van Pelt suggests riding with Utah at home, especially when they’re getting points from Oregon. He expects it to be a high-stakes, good football game.
(22) USC at California
Scott likes Cal at home, plus the points against a USC team that seems to be on shaky ground.
(3) Ohio State at Wisconsin
In this pick, Van Pelt points out that Ohio State is solid but acknowledges that Madison at night can be unpredictable. He’s going for Wisconsin with the points.
Colorado at (24) UCLA
Scott believes UCLA will dominate Colorado, especially in the run game, and is confident they’ll cover the large spread.
(17) North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech has been struggling, but they’re at home and getting double digits. Van Pelt is taking those points against North Carolina.
Old Dominion at (25) James Madison
Van Pelt describes James Madison as a “buzzsaw” but is taking a risk with Old Dominion, especially given the large spread.
Cincinnati at Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State has been on a roll, while Cincinnati has dropped their last five games. Despite this, Scott is taking a chance on Cincinnati.
(12) Oregon State at Arizona
Van Pelt mentions that he doesn’t quite remember the details of his first meeting with Tucson, but he’s betting on Arizona to cover the small spread.
Stanford Steve’s Pick: Maryland at Northwestern
Stanford Steve is going with Maryland to cover the -13.5 spread against Northwestern, noting that his picks on the show have been notably strong.