The stretch run of the college football season is in full gear with the top teams in the nation trying to secure one of the four spots up for grabs in this year’s College Football Playoff. The top four teams in the current CFP rankings should fill the field if they can each win out, but there is still quite a bit more work to be done for that to take place.
The rest of the teams in the national rankings that are out of the race for a playoff spot are all trying to secure a berth in one of the top postseason bowls. The next tier of teams are focused on securing at least six victories to become bowl eligible and anyone left after that is already riding out the string.
When it comes to this Saturday’s slate of action at BetAnySports, one of the top early matchups of the day sends the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes on the road for a Big Ten East Division battle against the Michigan State Spartans in a 12 p.m. start on FOX. Ohio State is listed as a 3.5-point road favorite with the total set at 54 points. The Buckeyes are 6-1 straight-up with a 5-2 record against the spread in their last seven road games against Michigan State.
At 3:30 p.m. on CBS, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will look to remain perfect on the year as 24.5-point home favorites against the No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs. BetAnySports has set the total for this SEC West Division tilt at 51.5 points. The Tide have gone 5-0 SU in their last five home games against the Bulldogs with a 4-1 edge ATS.
The featured matchup on Saturday night’s betting board pits the No. 2 Clemson Tigers on the road against the No. 22 Boston College Eagles in an 8 p.m. kickoff on ABC. The Tigers comes into this ACC Atlantic Division contest as 20-point favorites with the total set at 58.5 points. They have won nine of their last 10 games against the Eagles SU, but the series is tied 5-5 ATS. Clemson is 4-1 SU in its last five road games against BC and the total has gone OVER in four of the last six meetings in Boston.