College football picks: ESPN computer predictions for Week 9 games

Week 9 of the college football schedule is here, and it’s time to make our picks and predictions for what should be an exciting and impactful slate of games on Saturday.

Let’s get an update on how the Football Power Index computer prediction model projects the best matches.

The college football ranking and Football Power Index (FPI) computer prediction model is a measure of team strength that predicts a team’s future performance.

Rankings and score predictions are based on 20,000 simulations of a team’s season, using a combination of analysis including scores to date, quality of opponents and a team’s schedule.

Week 9 College Football Picks

All Eastern times and game lines courtesy of SI Sportsbook

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 13 Penn State
Sat 29 Oct | 12 p.m. | Fox
Point spread: Ohio State -15.5
Pick of the Game: Ohio State 79.6%

TCU No. 7 in West Virginia
Sat 29 Oct | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Point spread: TCU -7.5
Game Pick: TCU 67.9%

Notre Dame at No. 16 Syracuse
Sat 29 Oct | 12 p.m. | ABC
Point spread: Syracuse -3
Pick of the match: Syracuse 60.7%

Georgia Tech at Florida State
Sat 29 Oct | 12 p.m. | ACCN
Point spread: Florida State -23.5
Pick of the Game: Florida State 90.9%

Oklahoma at Iowa State
Sat 29 Oct | 12 p.m. | FS1
Point spread: Oklahoma -1
Pick of the Game: Iowa State 62.2%

Arkansas to Auburn
Sat 29 Oct | 12 p.m. | SECN
Point spread: Arkansas -4
Pick of the game: Auburn 56.3%

Miami to Virginia
Sat 29 Oct | 12:30 | ESPN3
Point spread: Miami -2
Pick of the game: Miami 54.1%

Minnesota Rutgers
Sat 29 Oct | 2:30 p.m. | BTN
Point spread: Minnesota -14.5
Pick of the Game: Minnesota 88.5%

Georgia Bulldogs College Football Team Schedule, Standings

Florida vs. No. 1 Georgia
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | SCS
Point spread: Georgia -22.5
Pick of the match: Georgia 92.8%

No. 8 Oregon at California
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | FS1
Point spread: Oregon -17
Game Pick: Oregon 82.5%

No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 22 Kansas State
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | Fox
Point Spread: Kansas State -2
Pick of the Game: Oklahoma State 54.1%

No. 10 Wake Forest in Louisville
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | ACCN
Point Spread: Wake Forest -4
Pick of the Game: Louisville 51.2%

No. 17 Illinois at Nebraska
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Point spread: Illinois -7.5
Game Pick: Illinois 68.3%

No. 20 Cincinnati at UCF
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Point Spread: N/A
Game Pick: UCF 60.4%

Northwestern Iowa
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Point spread: Iowa -11.5
Pick of the match: Iowa 86.7%

EMS in Tulsa
Sat 29 Oct | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Point spread: SMU -2.5
Choice of game: SMU 63.9%

Missouri at No. 25 South Carolina
Sat 29 Oct | 4 p.m. | SECN
Point spread: South Carolina -4.5
Pick of the Game: South Carolina 68.2%

Tennessee College Football Team Schedule Flights, Standings

Kentucky No. 19 at Tennessee No. 3
Sat 29 Oct | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Point spread: Tennessee -12.5
Pick of the Game: Tennessee 82.9%

No. 10 USC in Arizona
Sat 29 Oct | 7 p.m. | Pac-12
Point deviation; USC-15.5
Game Pick: USC 88.7%

Michigan State at No. 4 Michigan
Sat 29 Oct | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Point spread: Michigan -22
Game Pick: Michigan 90.2%

No. 15 Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Sat 29 Oct | 7:30 p.m. | SECN
Point spread: Ole Miss -2.5
Game Pick: Ole Miss 57.8%

Baylor at Texas Tech
Sat 29 Oct | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Point spread: Texas Tech -2.5
Game Pick: Texas Tech 50.8%

Pittsburgh at No. 21 North Carolina
Sat 29 Oct | 8 p.m. | ACCN
Point spread: North Carolina -3
Pick of the Game: North Carolina 67.3%

Stanford at No. 12 UCLA
Sat 29 Oct | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
Point spread: UCLA -16.5
Play pick: UCLA 78.1%


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