NCAAF Picks sets up what many will view as the biggest game on the College Football Week 6 slate when the Oklahoma Sooners and Big 12 conference rival the Texas Longhorns clash on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl (12 pm ET, ABC).

In the latest polls released Monday, the Sooners were No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and No. 1 in the USA Today Poll, while the Texans are ranked 17th in both.

NCAAF Odds have seen some small line movement with the Sooners opening as 9.5-point favorites and being bet up to -10. Oklahoma is a -350 favorite and the Longhorns are a +290 underdog in moneyline odds, while the over/under total is at is 56.5.

Oklahoma (4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS) absolutely destroyed the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, cruising to a 62-6 blow-out win. The Sooners covered the point spread as a 40-point home favorite, while the score was over the total of 63.

Texas (4-0 straight up, 3-1 against the spread) beat the Iowa State Cyclones 37-14 on the road on Saturday and cashed as an 8.5-point favorite. The score was over the total of 47.5.

College Football Betting head-to-head stats show Oklahoma 6-4 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in the past 10 meetings, but the Longhorns 4-2 SU and 4-1-1 ATS in the past six meetings. When the teams last squared off on Oct. 2 last season, the Sooners won 28-20 and cashed as a 3.5-point home favorite. The score made it over the total of 46.5.

Oklahoma is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road and Texas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home.

Free Picks sets up a huge College Football matchup when the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers, who are currently neck-and-neck in the Top 10 of NCAAF Polls, battle on Saturday night in a Big Ten conference clash at Camp Randall Stadium (8 pm ET, ABC).

The Cornhuskers are ranked No. 8 in the nation in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Poll, and the Badgers are 7th in both polls. Both teams are undefeated this season.

College Football Odds have the Badgers listed as 10-point favorites after opening at -8. The moneyline odds have Wisconsin at -380 after opening at -340 and the Cornhuskers at +310, up from the opening of +295. The over/under total has dropped to 56.5 from the opening of 58.

Nebraska is 4-0 SU but just 1-3 ATS and beat the Wyoming Cowboys 38-14 on the road last Saturday. Nebraska covered as a 20.5-point favorite and the score was under the total of 55.5. Wisconsin is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS and blew out the South Dakota Coyotes 59-10 at home last weekend. Wisconsin cashed as a 44-point favorite and the score was over the total of 59.5.

NCAAF Betting trends have Nebraska 4-1 SU but just 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall. The Cornhuskers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games on the road. Wisconsin is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games overall, and 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home. The total has gone over in six of the Badgers’ last eight games at home.

NCAAF Picks sets up a Top 25 College Football clash between the No. 2 LSU Tigers and the No. 16 West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium (8 pm ET, ABC).

Football Betting Odds have the Tigers as a 5.5-point, -220 moneyline favorite. The Mountaineers are a +180 moneyline underdog and the over/under total is up to 51 after opening at 48.

Head-to-head, the teams have a very limited history, with just one recent matchup – but that game came last season. The Tigers beat the Mountaineers 20-14 on Sept. 25 last year but failed to cover the spread as a 9.5-point home favorite. The score went under the total of 44.

The Tigers (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs 19-6 on Saturday, cashing as a 3.5-point favorite. The score stayed under the total of 48.5. The Mountaineers (3-0 SU, 1-2 ATS) got past the Maryland Terrapins 37-31. They cashed as a 1-point favorite and the score was over the total of 56.5.

NCAAF Betting trends have the Tigers at 7-1 SU in their last eight overall, and 15-8 SU in their last 23 games on the road. The Mountaineers are also 7-1 SU in their last eight overall. But West Virginia is just 1-3-1 ATS in its last five overall. The Mountaineers are 16-3 in their last 19 at home.

Over/under bettors should note that the total has stayed under in five of LSU’s last six on the road, and in five of the Mountaineers’ last seven at home.

Next week, the Tigers host the Kentucky Wildcats, and the Mountaineers host the Bowling Green Falcons.

NCAA Football Picks previews the Notre Dame Fighting Irish taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday at Heinz Field (12 pm ET, ABC) .

Head-to-head, Notre Dame is 6-4 straight up and 6-3-1 against the point spread over the past 10 meetings. In the last five meetings at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS.

The teams have met each of the past three seasons, with the Panthers winning the first two. Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh 23-17 on Oct. 9 last season, with the score a Push as the Irish were 6-point home favorites. The score stayed under the total of 50.

NCAAF Betting Odds have the Irish as 6.5-point favorites after opening at -5.5. Notre Dame is a -260 moneyline favorite and the Panthers a +220 underdog. The over/under total is up to 54 after opening at 52.

Notre Dame (1-2 SU and ATS) beat the Michigan State Spartans 31-13 on Saturday, cashing as a 6-point home favorite. The score was under the total of 52.5.

Pittsburgh (2-1 SU, 0-3 ATS) lost its first game on Saturday, falling 31-27 to the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Panthers failed to cover as a 3-point road underdog and the score was over the total of 50.

Sports Picks bettors should note that Notre Dame is 5-2 SU in its last seven games overall and 4-2 SU in its last six away from home. Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last five overall and 6-1 SU in its last seven at home.

Next week, the Irish visit the Purdue Boilermakers, and the Panthers host the South Florida Bulls on Sept. 29.

NCAAF Picks previews two high-profile College Football matchups on Saturday, starting with the No. 23 Texas Longhorns facing the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl (3:30 pm ET, ABC).

College Football Odds opened with the Longhorns at -3 and they are up slightly to -4, while they have moved from -160 to -180 on the moneyline. UCLA is currently at +155 on the moneyline. There had been little movement on the over/under total, which opened at 45 and is now at 44.5.

College Football Betting consensus figures show 61 per cent of bettors are backing the ‘Horns to cover the spread, and 58 per cent on the over.

Texas (2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) edged BYU Cougars 17-16 last weekend but failed to cover as a 7.5-point home favorite.  UCLA (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS) beat the San Jose State Spartans 27-17 but failed to cash as 20.5-point faves.

The head-to-head series has UCLA at 3-0 SU and ATS in the past three meetings. Texas will be out to avenge a 34-12 upset loss against the Bruins on their home turf last Sept. 25. The Longhorns had been 15.5-point favorites in that game.

Also on Saturday, the Washington Huskies take on the No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium (3:30 pm ET, ABC).

Nebraska opened at -18 in NCAAF Odds but money on the Huskies has driven the spread down to -16.5. The over/under total has moved from 54 up to 55.

Nebraska is 3-1 SU and ATS in the past four meetings, and interestingly, the teams squared off twice last season after not meeting since 1998. The Cornhuskers drilled the Huskies 56-21 in September as a 3-point road favorite, but the Huskies got their revenge with a 19-7 upset win in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, cashing as a 13.5-point underdog.

NBA Picks previews Game 6 of the NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Miami Heat on Sunday at the American Airlines Arena (8 pm ET, ABC).

NBA Odds have the Heat as a 5-point, -240 moneyline favorite and the over/under total at 187. The Mavericks are a +200 moneyline underdog.

The Mavericks have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and a win in Game 6 will give the franchise its first-ever NBA championship.

In the pivotal Game 5 on Thursday, the Mavs beat the Heat 112-103 in Dallas, covering the spread as a 1-point home favorite. The score went over the total of 184.5.

Once again, Dirk Nowitzki was a standout for the Mavericks, and out-performed the Heat’s Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, netting a game-high 29 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 2:45 remaining. Nowitzki is averaging 27.0 points per game in the Finals and has been dominant in the fourth quarter.

Head-to-head, Dallas is now 8-2 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in the past 10 meetings, and is a dominant 6-1 SU in the last seven meetings in Miami.

The Mavs are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games overall, and 6-1 SU in their last seven games on the road. The Heat are 18-6 SU in its last 24 games overall, and 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home.

If the Heat win Sunday, Game 7 will be played Tuesday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

NBA Picks previews the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks clashing Thursday in pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center (9 pm ET, ABC).

NBA Odds have the Mavericks as a 1.5-point, -125 moneyline favorite and the over/under total at 185.

Dallas evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece with a win in Game 4 on Tuesday, beating the Heat 86-83. The score was a push as Dallas had been a 3-point home favorite, and it went under the total of 187.5. The under is 3-0-1 in the first four games of the series.

Just like in Game 2, Dallas had to stage a furious 4th-quarter comeback to get the win. And just like in Game 2, Dirk Nowitzki made the difference for the Mavs.

Despite playing with a sinus infection that produced a temperature of nearly 102, Nowitzki paced a 21-9 run over the final 10 minutes, scoring 10 of his 21 points and pulling down five of his 11 rebounds in the final frame.

Miami’s LeBron James, on the other hand, had a miserable performance. He finished with just eight points, his smallest total ever in the playoffs and the first time in 433 consecutive games, both regular season and postseason, that he has been held to single digits. He made only 3 of 11 shots and failed to score a single point in the last quarter.

Miami is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games overall, and 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road. Dallas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games overall, and 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home.

NBA Picks sets up the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks meeting in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at the American Airlines Center (9 pm ET, ABC).

NBA Odds have the Mavericks as a 3-point, -145 moneyline favorite and the over/under total at 186. The best moneyline odds bettors can get for the underdog Heat is +135.

Miami leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 after winning Game 3 in Dallas on Sunday. In another game decided by just a single shot, the Heat got past the Mavericks 88-86. Miami cashed as a 2-point road underdog and the score went under the total of 189.

But once again, Miami had a big lead and then watched the Mavs come storming back to tie the game. In Game 2 last Thursday, the Heat had a 15-point lead with just over six minutes left in the game. At one point in the third quarter of Game 3, Miami led by 14 points, only to have Dallas come all the way back. But this time the Heat held on for the win.

Head-to-head, the Mavericks are 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in the past 10 meetings. But while Dallas tends to dominate the Heat straight up when at home (11-2 SU in the last 13 meetings), they have difficulty covering the spread at American Airlines Center, going 1-6 ATS in the last seven.

The Heat are 6-1 SU in their last seven games overall and 4-1 SU in its last five games on the road. Dallas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games overall and 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home.

NBA Picks previews Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals, when the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks square off Sunday at the American Airlines Center (8 pm ET, ABC).

NBA Odds have the Mavericks as a 2.5-point favorite and the over/under total at 189.

Dallas tied the best-of-seven series at a game apiece with a big comeback in Game 2 on Thursday. The Mavericks trailed by 15 points with little more than six minutes left in the game. But Dallas, led by Dirk Nowitzki, staged a furious rally and ended up edging the Heat 95-93. The Mavericks covered the spread as a 4.5-point road underdog and the score was a push on the total of 188.

Nowitzki, who was hampered by a torn tendon in the middle finger of his shooting hand, scored the final nine points for the Mavericks. That run included the game-winning layup with just 3.6 seconds left in the 4th quarter.

He led Dallas with 24 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, dished out four assists, and added one block.

The Heat’s Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 36 points, grabbed five rebounds, and also had six assists and three steals.

The Heat are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games on the road, and the total has gone under in four of Miami’s last six games on the road. The Mavericks are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home, and the total has gone over in four of their last five games at home.

Game 4 goes Tuesday night in Dallas.

The NBA Finals open Tuesday when the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat meet in Game 1 of the championship series at American Airlines Arena (9 pm ET, ABC).

NBA Odds have the Heat as a 4.5-point favorite and the over/under total at 5.5.

Head-to-head, Dallas has dominated the Heat, going 10-0 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in the past 10 meetings. All four of the past 10 have gone over the total.

The Mavericks swept the season series, winning 98-96 on Dec. 20 and covering the spread as a 6.5-point road underdog. The score went over the total of 193.5. The Mavs won 106-95 in their first meeting Nov. 27, cashing as a 2-point home favorite.

The Mavericks took out the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the Western Conference Final. The Heat beat the No. 1 seed Chicago Bulls in the East Final, also in five games, winning four straight after losing the opener.

Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games overall, 16-2-1 ATS in its last 19 games overall, and 5-0 SU in its last five games on the road. Miami is 6-1 SU in its last seven games overall, and 5-0 SU in its last five games at home.

Dallas (57-25 SU, 43-37-2 ATS) is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, and Miami (58-24 SU, 39-42-1 ATS) is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The first two games of the best-of-seven series are in Miami, with the next three in Dallas.

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