Proven model backing Iowa, Texas A&M

The Week 9 college football schedule is highlighted by a must-see Big Ten battle between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 18 Penn State at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The latest Week 9 college football odds from William Hill list the Buckeyes as 13-point favorites, up three-points from the opening line. Ohio State has been a strong team for bettors to target in conference play since the Buckeyes have gone 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games versus Big Ten opponents. Penn State, meanwhile, is 0-5 against the spread in its last five games at home.

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That’s just one of many games to consider for your Week 9 college football bets. Which college football lines have the most value this week? Before making any Week 9 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 29-19 on top-rated picks through eight weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $450 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 9 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 9 college football predictions 

One of the top Week 9 college football picks the model is recommending: Iowa (-2.5) wins and covers at home against Northwestern. The Hawkeyes are coming off a disappointing 24-20 loss against Purdue in their season-opener. 

Despite their season opening setback, the Hawkeyes will be confident they can secure their first victory of the season on Saturday. That’s because Iowa has been sensational at home, winning seven of its last eight games at Kinnick Stadium. 

Northwestern, meanwhile, has struggled mightily in conference play over the years. In fact, the Wildcats are just 2-9 in their last 11 games against Big Ten opponents. In addition, the Hawkeyes recorded a 20-0 shutout over Northwestern a season ago. The simulations show Iowa’s defense holding Northwestern to just 13 points on Saturday, resulting in the Hawkeyes covering the spread well over 60 percent of the time.

Another one of the top Week 9 college football predictions from the model: No. 8 Texas A&M covers at home as the Aggies take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (+10.5).

Arkansas has been one of college football’s most surprising stories early this season. The Razorbacks snapped a 20-game SEC losing streak earlier this season against Mississippi State and have won two of their last three games overall. However, Arkansas will face a stiff test on the road on Saturday against the eighth-ranked Aggies. 

Texas A&M is 11-2 in its last 13 home games, while Arkansas is