The Northwestern Wildcats are up to No. 23 in the AP Top 25 this week after already matching their win total from 2019 with three consecutive victories to start the 2020 season. The Northwestern defense is allowing just 12 points per game and has already forced nine turnovers in three games. Now, Northwestern will visit Purdue on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff from Ross-Ade Stadium and the Wildcats are 2.5-point favorites in the Week 11 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook.
That's one of three Big Ten games involving a ranked team on the Week 11 college football schedule. In the others, No. 10 Indiana visits Michigan State (+7.5), while No. 13 Wisconsin returns to the field after two weeks off due to COVID-19 and will travel to Michigan (+5.5). Should you target those games in your Week 11 college football bets or there better values elsewhere? Before locking anything in for this weekend's action, be sure to see the top Week 11 college football expert picks, predictions and best bets from Barrett Sallee.
Sallee is a true insider -- a CBS Sports analyst, SiriusXM host, Heisman voter and consistently one of the top CBS Sports experts picking games against the spread -- and his best bets have helped bring in huge returns. He debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a big way.
He went 59-35-2 (63 percent, plus $2,037) on all his college football picks for SportsLine in 2019, and after going 5-1 over the past two weeks, he also enters Week 11 of the 2020 college football season on a 60-32 streak on his best bets since the start of last year. Anybody who has been following him is way up.
Now, he has turned his attention to the Week 11 college football odds from William Hill and is sharing his top three best bets over at SportsLine. If you parlay them together, you could be looking at a return of 6-1. Get his top college football picks now.
Top Week 11 college football expert predictions
One of Sallee's top college football picks for Week 11: He's backing No. 11 Oregon (-10) to cover on the road against Washington State in a 7 p.m. ET Pac-12 matchup. The Ducks are the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12 right now coming off a 35-14 win over Stanford in their opener.
Oregon tilted the balance of that game by being incredibly effective on both sides of the ball in third-down situations. The offense converted 9-of-11 third-down attempts while the defense allowed just 4-of-13 conversions on third down. And a big reason the Ducks were able to keep the down and distance manageable was their rushing attack.
Oregon ran the ball 40 times for 269 yards with CJ Verdell, Tyler Shough and Travis Dye all topping 75 yards on the ground and scoring a touchdown apiece. And on the defensive side of the ball, Mario Cristobal's group swarms the football and tackles in groups while keeping everything in front.
Against a Washington State offense that is decidedly less vertical under Nick Rolovich than it was with Mike Leach, Oregon should be able to control the line of scrimmage and the game on Saturday.
How to make Week 11 college football picks
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he's high on, including a play against a home favorite that is "in for a long day." You can only see his picks at SportsLine.
What are the best bets for Week 11 of college football? And which home favorite will go down hard? Visit SportsLine now to see Barrett Sallee's college football best bets, all from one of the top analysts in the nation who has crushed his picks for SportsLine.