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Top Three 2017 NCAAF College Football Rivalry Week Must Bet Games

It’s the final weekend of the NCAA football regular season. And for us die-hard fans that only means one thing: Rivalry week. Get going with the top three 2017 college football rivalry week must bet games.

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Washington State Cougars at Washington Huskies

When: November 25, 2017, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Husky Stadium
Spread: Washington -9
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As the early odds suggest, the Huskies are the big favorites to defeat the Cougars in the Apple Cup.

However, the Cougars are slightly higher ranked than their opponents and have also defeated three Associated Press Top 25 teams.

Why then are the Cougars not your best bet? As it so happens, WSU hasn’t won this cup since 2012, in fact, they’ve been pretty much dominated by the Huskies on the past three occasions: The Huskies won 31-13 in 2014, 45-10 in 2015 and 45-17 last season.

If history holds true, betting on Washington is a lock and you shouldn’t expect things to change this year.

Cougars vs Huskies Betting Trends

  • Washington State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington State's last 8 games
  • Washington is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Pick: UW has won four in a row over WSU, all by double digits, and seven of the last eight. Bet on the Huskies to cover.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines

When: November 25, 2017, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Michigan Stadium
Line: Ohio State -11
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While the Wolverines won’t be winning the Big Ten East, they can throw a wrench in the Buckeyes’ playoff race.

It all comes down to this one game for Michigan and they’ll put everything on the line in attempting to defeat the Buckeyes.

However, coach Urban Meyer is 5-0 against Michigan but a win by Jim Harbaugh’s squad would be a big deal for Wolverine fans.

The Buckeyes will come out gunning however; since their loss to Iowa two weeks ago, Ohio State has won convincingly over both Michigan State (48-3) and Illinois (52-14) and I don’t think they’ll slow down their pace given what’s at stake.

After clinching the Big Ten East, Meyer is focusing his players on the task ahead. And for him, that’s beating the team up north.

Buckeyes vs Wolverines Betting Trends

  • Ohio State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State's last 8 games
  • Ohio State is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Michigan is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Michigan is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games

Pick: If things fall into place, the Buckeyes are still in the race to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines will hold tough, but in the end the Buckeyes will unleash the big guns and win. The pick is Ohio State at -11.

Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Tigers

When: November 25, 2017, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium
Spread: Alabama -4.5
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Though the Crimson Tide has rolled over opponents this season, they enter the Iron Bowl as the small betting favorite giving away only 4.5 points.

This game has plenty of implications for both teams.

An Alabama win gets the Tide a trip to the College Football Playoffs for the third straight year.

If Auburn wins, they’ll get to play Georgia in the SEC Championship game and can also potentially make the playoff.

Can the Tigers, however, beat a team as good as the 2017 Crimson Tide? I don’t think they will.

Even if Auburn is on a roll, beating Alabama and Georgia in consecutive weeks is unlikely.

But, whatever the case, this is a tough call to make. Most likely, the team that will win is the one that can run the ball because of how good both of these defenses are.

Crimson Tide vs Tigers Betting Trends

  • Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Auburn is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Auburn is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Auburn's last 8 games

Pick: It’s going to be a close call; I think Alabama will win, but it’s going to be much closer than what the spread reflects and it’ll be Auburn that covers. I’m picking the Tigers at +4.5.