Top 10 College Football Rivalry Week picks against the spread

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It’s college football Rivalry Week and it all starts tonight with the Egg Bowl. Here are picks for the top 10 rivalry games against the spread.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

While many football fans associate Turkey Day with the NFL and rightfully so, Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the greatest college football weekends of the year too.

Not only is it the final weekend of the regular season, but it’s college football’s Rivalry Week which means great names for great games such as the Egg Bowl, Iron Bowl, Palmetto Bowl, Clean Old-Fashioned Hate, The Game, Bedlam, The Apple Cup and more.

Those games along with Florida-Florida State, Oregon-Oregon State, and Kentucky-Louisville are on our list for the top 10 games of college football Rivalry Week, and here is our prediction for each game against the spread.

All odds for Rivalry week games are according to WynnBet.

10. Florida State at Florida (-2.5), 12 PM EST Saturday, ESPN

Florida and Florida State used to be one of the biggest rivalries in college football. It always used to have national title implications and routinely featured top-10 teams and Heisman contenders.

This year, the game only matters to the two struggling programs. The Gators fired their head coach last week and Florida State, after a terrible start, might wind up keeping their head coach.

A win on Saturday would do a lot for Mike Norvell and would get the Noles back to the postseason. Florida is the better overall team but there is a lot of dysfunction and the Gators also aren’t sure who will be starting at quarterback due to injury.

I’d probably only watch this if you are a glutton for punishment.

Score: Florida State 27, Florida 24