Week 11 College Football Expert Picks From ESPN, Barstool, Cash The Ticket

Written By Drew Ellis on November 11, 2022 - Last Updated on November 13, 2022

Along with some eye-opening results, last week proved to be a good one for our College Football expert pickers.

Most came through with a winning record and step into Week 11 looking to add to the momentum.

While this weekend doesn’t have as many high-profile games, it still can be a big game for those digging through Michigan sportsbooks.

Here’s a look at what the top prognosticators think about the Week 11 slate of games.

ESPN’s SVP, Stanford Steve & The Bear

Week 10 saw The Bear and Stanford Steve put up a trio of perfect picks. Scott Van Pelt didn’t quite have the same luck.

SVP held back the ESPN trio, going just 4-6 for the week.

Looking to bounce back, Van Pelt likes a lot of underdogs, but also doesn’t shy away from the big games.

The Bear and Stanford Steve are looking to be a little more selective, sticking with a 3-game slate.

SVP (4-3)

  • Arkansas +3.5 vs. LSU (Win)
  • Virginia +4.5 vs. Pittsburgh (Loss)
  • Marshall +1 vs. Appalachian State (Win)
  • Mississippi State +16 vs. Georgia (Loss)
  • Washington +13 at Oregon (Win)
  • Texas Tech -3.5 vs. Kansas (Win)
  • Texas -7 vs. TCU (Loss)

The Bear (1-2)

  • Louisville +7 at Clemson (Loss)
  • Texas Tech -3.5 vs. Kansas (Win)
  • Wake Forest -3.5 vs. North Carolina (Loss)

Stanford Steve (1-2)

  • Fresno State -9.5 at UNLV (Loss)
  • Army vs. Troy Under 46 (Win)
  • Baylor -2.5 vs. Kansas State (Loss)

Barstool college football picks

It wasn’t a bad week for Dave Portnoy, but it wasn’t a great week either.

The Barstool founder posted a 10-8 mark in Week 10 to maintain his overall record slightly over .500 on the season.

However, his partner Big Cat has slowly been catching up to Dave in the season standings. Last week, Big Cat went 20-16-1 to pass him on the year at 50.8 percent success. Rico remains far behind both.

Portnoy is pulling back a bit this week with a smaller card to try and get back on top.

Regardless, all three missed their “Lock of the Weeks”

Portnoy (4-7-1)

  • USC -34.5 vs. Colorado (Win)
  • Ohio State -40.5 vs. Indiana (Win)
  • Georgia Tech -1.5 vs. Miami (Loss)
  • Iowa +1 vs. Wisconsin (Lock of the Week) (Win)
  • Ole Miss +11.5 vs. Alabama (Win)
  • Louisville +7.5 vs. Clemson (Loss)
  • Oregon -13.5 vs. Washington (Loss)
  • Texas -7 vs. TCU (Loss)
  • Texas vs. TCU Over 67 (Loss)
  • Wake Forest -3.5 vs. North Carolina (Loss)
  • Arkansas +3 vs. LSU (Push)
  • Arkansas vs. LSU Over 63 (Loss)

Big Cat’s Lock of the Week

TCU vs. Texas Over 67 (Loss)

Rico’s Lock of the Week

Washington State -7 vs. Arizona State (Win)

Cash The Ticket Picks

The Cash The Ticket duo has had their struggles during the college football season, but Jim Costa and Mike Valenti both had winning records in Week 10.

Costa put up a 5-3 mark, while Valenti was 3-2 with his picks.

However, nothing has been more certain than fading the “Costa Lock.”

It moved to 0-4 on the season when he took Tennessee to cover at Georgia in last week’s featured game.

Valenti strays from his usual strategy of underdogs this week by going with some sizable favorites. Costa has decided to dive into the first-half spread territory.

Valenti (1-6-1)

  • Texas -7 vs. TCU (Loss)
  • Tennessee -20.5 vs. Missouri (Win)
  • Arkansas +3 vs. LSU (Push)
  • Oregon -13 vs. Washington (Loss)
  • Oregon vs. Washington Over 71 (Loss)
  • Michigan State -9.5 vs. Rutgers (Loss)
  • UCLA -19.5 vs. Arizona (Loss)
  • UCLA vs. Arizona Over 77 (Loss)

Costa (4-3-1)

  • Arkansas +3 vs. LSU (Push)
  • Nebraska +15.5 first half at Michigan (Win)
  • Texas -7 vs. TCU (Loss)
  • Michigan State -9.5 vs. Rutgers (Loss)
  • UCF +2.5 at Tulane (Win)
  • Tennessee -20.5 vs. Missouri (Win)
  • UCLA -19.5 vs. Arizona (Loss)
  • Washington +13 at Oregon (Costa Lock) (Win)

College Football Week 11 lines at Michigan sportsbooks

Some of these picks are made early in the week and may have had the lines change. Be sure to get your best value. Here’s what’s available at Michigan’s top sportsbooks for each game this weekend.

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