College football odds, picks, lines, predictions for Week 9, 2023: Proven computer model backs Georgia, USC

One of the marquee matchups on the Week 9 college football schedule features Bo Nix and the No. 8 Oregon Ducks traveling to play the 14th-ranked Utah Utes. Nix has thrown 19 touchdown passes this season, helping the Ducks average 47 points per game. Meanwhile, the Utes are coming off an impressive 34-32 victory over Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans.

The latest Week 9 college football odds via SportsLine consensus list Oregon as 6.5-point favorites on the road. Elsewhere in college football, top-ranked Georgia is a 14-point favorite against Florida (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS) in Jacksonville and No. 6 Oklahoma is an 8-point favorite on the road at Kansas. Before locking in any Week 9 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, it has generated a stunning profit of well over $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 9 and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top college football predictions for Week 9

One of the college football picks the model is recommending for Saturday: Georgia (-14) cruises to victory over Florida in a SEC East rivalry at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs are 5-1 in their last six games against the Gators and they’re 14-0 in their last 14 games in conference play.

Georgia is averaging 509.4 yards per game on offense, the second-best mark in the SEC. The Bulldogs are led by quarterback Carson Beck, who’s thrown for 2,147 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Defensively, Georgia is giving up just 14 points per game, which ranks seventh in the nation. SportsLine’s model projects Georgia’s defense to hold the Gators to just 16 points on Saturday, a big reason why the Bulldogs cover the spread more than 60% of the time. 

Another prediction: No. 24 USC (-10) bounces back with a blowout win at California in a 4 p.m. ET kickoff. The Trojans are coming off their first two losses of the season, but they still have the nation’s third-best scoring offense, averaging 45.4 points per game. They are led by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams, who has thrown for 2,277 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 143 yards and seven scores. 

California has lost its last two games by double digits, allowing an average of 43 points per game to Utah and Oregon State. The Golden Bears have a one-dimensional offense, with none of their quarterbacks throwing for 600 total yards this season. They are going to have trouble keeping pace with USC’s explosive offense, which is why SportsLine’s model has the Trojans covering the spread 60% of the time. See which other teams the model likes here.

How to make college football picks for Week 9

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other FBS matchup in Week 9, and it’s calling for several underdogs to win outright. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence, and which underdogs win outright? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned well over $2,000 in profit since its inception, and find out.

College football odds for top Week 9 games 

See full Week 9 college football picks, odds, predictions here

Saturday, Oct. 28

Indiana vs. Penn State (-31, 45)

Florida State vs. Wake Forest (+20.5, 52)

Oklahoma vs. Kansas (+8.5, 66)

Georgia vs. Florida (+14, 49)

Duke vs. Louisville (-6, 46)

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame (-20.5, 45.5)

BYU vs. Texas (-20, 50)

Oregon vs. Utah (+6.5, 47)

Tulane vs. Rice (+10, 55)

USC vs. California (+10, 66.5)

Tennessee vs. Kentucky (+4, 51)

Air Force vs. Colorado State (+14, 47)

Washington vs. Stanford (+27.5, 61)

Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss (-24.5, 62.5)

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (+14.5, 46)

Colorado vs. UCLA (-15, 61)

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech (+12, 64.5)

Old Dominion vs. James Madison (-20.5, 48.5)

Oregon State vs. Arizona (+3, 56.5)

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