- Week 11 of college football features a heavy slate of games on Saturday, November 14th
- Notre Dame vs Boston College and Georgia vs Missouri are among the intriguing matchups
- Read below for the best ATS picks for Week 11 of the college football season
The 2020 college football season is heading into its 11th week, and there are some big games on tap for Saturday, November 14th. Notre Dame will look to stay unbeaten when they travel to Boston College, while Georgia aims for a big bounce-back win against Missouri.
Over in the Big Ten, Ohio State is being listed as heavy favorites over a surprisingly efficient Maryland squad. Can Justin Fields and company cover the large spread?
Here are three ATS picks to consider for Week 11.
No. 2 Notre Dame vs Boston College Odds
|No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish||-13.5 (-114)||-670||0 48.5 (-112)|
|Boston College Eagles||+13.5 (-107)||+460||U 48.5 (-109)|
All odds taken Nov. 10 at DraftKings
Eagles Keep It Close Against Irish
Notre Dame has the potential for a letdown game in Week 11 after securing a huge upset win over Clemson last weekend. The Irish will be taking on a very solid Boston College team that has covered the spread in three of its four home games this season.
The Eagles are led under center by Notre Dame transfer Phil Jurkovec, who has thrown for 2,083 yards and 15 touchdowns with four interceptions this season. He’s developed great chemistry with wide receivers Zay Flowers and Hunter Long, who have both accounted for over 500 yards.
BC has proved throughout this season that they can hang with the top teams in the conference. They almost knocked off Clemson in Week 9 and lost by only four points to North Carolina earlier in the year.
This game will be even more special as the team will wear their “Red Bandanna” uniforms in honor of fallen 9/11 hero Welles Crowther.
The Fighting Irish should pull out the win, but the Eagles have the offense to hang around. BC turned in a strong defensive showing against Syracuse last weekend and have been one of the nation’s best teams when it comes to forcing turnovers (14). They’ll come up with a few big plays to keep it close against an Irish team that won’t have its full mojo on the road following a big home win.
Pick: Boston College Eagles +13.5 (-107)
No. 12 Georgia vs Missouri Week 11 Odds
|No. 12 Georgia Bulldogs||-11.5 (-107)||-560||0 48.5 (-112)|
|Missouri Tigers||+11.5 (-114)||+360||U 48.5 (-109)|
Bulldogs Bounce Back Against Tigers
Georgia is primed for a big bounce-back win in Week 11 against Missouri after losing to Florida last weekend. The Tigers defense has been troubling this season, as Mizzou is giving up an average of 33 points per game.
Georgia’s offense has been frustrating, but they’ve still put up at least 20 points in five of their six games.
THAT’S HOW YOU START A GAME ZAMIR WHITE
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 7, 2020
One reason to consider Georgia ATS in Week 11 is due to the quarterback position. The team is expected to turn to one of Carson Beck or JT Daniels after both Stetson Bennett and D’Wan Mathis struggled against Florida. A new starting quarterback could be reason to doubt a team, but the Tigers are allowing almost 400 yards per game, and Georgia still has Zamir White in the backfield.
Missouri is only averaging 22 points per game, which isn’t going to cut it against a very strong Bulldogs defense. This Georgia defensive group is getting discounted because they’ve been thrashed by two of the top offenses in the country this season. When you look at the Bulldogs other four games, they’re only allowing an average of 10 points.
Look for the Bulldogs to bounce back in a big way against a Tigers team struggling defensively. White will dominate the ground game, and the new guy under center will inject some much-needed life into the UGA passing attack.
Pick: Georgia Bulldogs -11.5 (-107)
No. 3 Ohio State vs Maryland Odds
|No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes||-24.5 (-114)||-2000||0 73.5 (-105)|
|Maryland Terrapins||+24.5 (-107)||+900||U 73.5 (-117)|
Terrapins Cover Against Buckeyes
Maryland still isn’t being given the respect they deserve after back-to-back victories over Minnesota and Penn State. Oddsmakers still don’t know what to make of this team after they got thrashed 43-3 by Northwestern in their season opener. That uncertainty gives them underdog value for a third straight week.
The Buckeyes have a lethal offense led by Heisman favorite Justin Fields, but the team is still figuring out things defensively. Ohio State’s secondary is allowing almost 225 yards per game, and the team’s pass rush was only able to record a single sack against Rutgers. This defense simply isn’t the same without a guy like Chase Young able to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks.
Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa is playing excellent football right now, as he carved up Penn State’s secondary for 282 yards and three touchdowns last weekend. He shouldn’t have a problem putting up points against an Ohio State defense that is without its top reserve corner in Cam Brown.
Look for Tagovailoa to have the time and space to continue making big throws to his talented receiving core.
The last time Ohio State traveled to Maryland, the Terrapins were a two-point conversion away from upsetting the Buckeyes. This Ohio State team is too good overall for this game to be that close, but Tagovailoa and the Terps offense will do enough against this susceptible Buckeyes’ secondary to keep it respectable.
Pick: Maryland Terrapins +24.5 (-107)