College football picks predictions again
Conference championship weekend is here, and the 10 matchups will not only close out the 2019 college football regular season, but also help determine the College Football Playoff and New Year's Day 6 bowls.Plus, it's just a weekend of great college football matchups, featuring ranked meetings between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia; No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Wisconsin; No. 3 Clemson and No. 22 Virginia; No. 5 Utah and No. 13 Oregon; No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 8 Baylor; and No. 16 Memphis and No. 21 Cincinnati.Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderSporting News will pick all 10 conference championship games against the spread to close out what has <a href="https://www.shopproyankees.com/new-york-yankees">New York Yankees</a> been a great season. Here's how we've done this season:Straight up: 217-49, .816 (18-1 last week)Against the spread: 148-118, .556 (11-8 last week)Upset picks: 3-16, .158 (1-0 last week)With that, Sporting News' picks against the spread for every conference championship game (odds provided courtesy of as of noon ET on Monday, Dec. 2):No. 5 Utah (-6.5) vs. No. 13 OregonThe Pac-12 championship, played on Friday night, is must-watch material. The Utes can potentially punch their Playoff ticket with an impre sive performance against the Ducks, and they have covered each of the last eight weeks since losing to USC. The Utes won a 32-25 thriller against Oregon <a href="https://www.shopproyankees.com/new-york-yankees/aroldis-chapman-jersey">Aroldis Chapman Jersey</a> last year, and this one could be similar. We just have a feeling Oregon can start the weekend off with some chaos.Oregon wins 34-33 in an UPSET.No. 6 Oklahoma (-8) vs. No. 8 BaylorStyle points count for both of these one-lo s teams if Utah wins. This is a rematch of the cla sic these two played in Waco on Nov. 16, and its on the Bears to prove they are as comfortable as the Sooners on the big stage. Remember, Baylor at one point led the Sooner 28-3 before surrendering the . If Oklahoma looks the part, it finds a way to the Playoff as a result.Oklahoma wins 41-34 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: No. 20 Appalachian State (-6.5) vs. LouisianaThis is a rematch of last years Sun Belt championship game, and the Mountaineers still have some New Years Day 6 bowl hope. Zac Thomas is coming off his best game of the season against Troy, and the App State quarterback keeps that rolling against Louisiana.Appalachian State wins 36-21 and COVERS the spread.Central Michigan (-7) vs. Miami (Ohio)The Chippewas are looking to complete a banner first season under Jim McElwain, and <a href="https://www.shopproyankees.com/new-york-yankees/derek-jeter-jersey">Derek Jeter Jersey</a> former Tenne see quarterback Quinten Dormady is heating up at the right time. Central Michigan averaged 47.3 points in its last three games. Miami lost its regular-season finale to Ball State.Central Michigan wins 38-28 and COVERS the spread.MORE: No. 16 Memphis (-10) vs. No. 21 CincinnatiIts a dj vu game for both teams, who met on Black Friday. The Bearcats committed three costly turnovers in that game, and Luke Fickell will throw new wrinkles at the Tigers offense. It will be a little tighter this time, but it comes with the same result.Memphis wins 34-27 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.UAB vs. FAU (-7)Its a matchup of the last two Conference USA champions, and a great coaching matchup between Bill Clark and Lane Kiffin. The Owls have scored 34 points or more in every game of their five-game winning streak, and Kiffin wins a second conference title before looking at some job opportunities in the Power 5.FAU wins 37-27 and COVERS the spread.MORE: No. 19 Boise State (-13.5) vs. HawaiiThe Broncos won <a href="https://www.shopproyankees.com/">MLB New York Yankees</a> the Oct. 12 matchup 59-37, but they are 3-5 against the spread as a double-digit favorite this season. The Warriors closed the regular season on a four-game win streak and will hang around a little longer this time.Boise State wins 42-31 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 1 LSU (-7.5) vs. No. 4 GeorgiaIf the Bulldogs win, then both teams might end up in the Playoff. Its a strength-on-strength matchup where the nations second-best scoring offense (48.7) meets the second-best scoring defense (10.4). The Tigers, however, prove to be too much in the second half.LSU wins 34-26 and COVERS the spread.WEEK 15 RANKINGS: | No. 3 Clemson (-29) vs. No. 22 VirginiaThe Tigers have won the last four ACC championship games by an average of 20.5 points per game, so why would this one be any different? The schools haven't met since 2013, and Virginia should play with confidence after . That wont be enough against a team that has allowed more than 14 points in just one game this season.Clemson wins <a href="https://www.shopproyankees.com/new-york-yankees/joe-dimaggio-jersey">Joe DiMaggio Jersey</a> 41-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 2 Ohio State (-16) vs. No. 10 WisconsinThe Buckeyes can leave no doubt by completing a perfect season in the Big Ten which would be the first since the conference went to a nine-game conference schedule. The Buckeyes broke open a 38-7 blowout against the Badgers on Oct. 26 in the second half. Look for a similar trend here.Ohio State wins 40-21 and COVERS the spread.