A pair of ranked Group of Five teams will look to make a statement during the Week 9 college football schedule. No. 7 Cincinnati hosts Memphis with the latest Week 9 college football odds from William Hill listing the Bearcats as 6.5-point favorites. No. 22 Coastal Carolina will try to remain unbeaten as the Chanticleers are 3.5-point favorites at Georgia State.
Should you target those games in your Week 9 college football bets? And which lines in the Power Five have the most value? Before locking anything in for this weekend's action, be sure to see the top Week 9 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, posting a winning record in his weekly college football best bets column since that point.
He went 59-35-2 (63 percent, plus $2,037) on all his college football picks for SportsLine in 2019, and he also enters Week 8 of the 2020 college football season on a 55-31 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 9 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 9 college football expert predictions
One of Sallee's top college football picks for Week 9: The UCF Knights (-2.5) cover on the road in a 2 p.m. ET Saturday matchup against Houston in the AAC. The Knights bounced back from a two-game losing streak with a 51-34 win over Tulane in their last outing. Offensively, UCF has been almost unstoppable. The Knights have scored at least 49 points in four of their five games as quarterback Dillon Gabriel has piled up over 2,000 yards of passing.
Houston has been impressive on offense as well, averaging 37.3 yards per game. But Sallee doesn't think the Cougars have the firepower to keep up in this one. In their only other matchup against an explosive offense, Houston was drilled 43-26 by BYU. BYU quarterback Zach Wilson threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns in that one, and Sallee expects more trouble for Houston's defense in this matchup.
"I guarantee you that Knights coach Josh Heupel has examined the BYU game in great detail," he told SportsLine. "Why? Because his quarterback, Dillon Gabriel, is one of the most dynamic players in the country. Houston won't be able to keep pace in what will be a track meet -- AAC style."
How to make Week 9 college football picks
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he's high on, including a strong play against a Top 25 team he says "lacks a true identity." You can only see his picks at SportsLine.
What are the best bets for Week 9 of college football? And which ranked team should you completely fade? 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.