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College football expert picks for Week 11: Oklahoma State covers easily

Before you make any bets or picks for Week 11 of the college football season, you need to hear what Barrett Sallee has to say.

A CBS Sports college football expert, ESPNU SiriusXM Radio host and Heisman Trophy voter, Sallee is absolutely crushing the books this season.

He continues to be among the top CBS experts picking against the spread with a blistering 108-87 mark this season. He’s also cashing a stellar 67 percent of the best bets he has shared with SportsLine.

When he shared his favorite selections at SportsLine two weeks ago, he said Arizona would cover as a 2.5-point underdog against Washington State. The result: The Wildcats not only covered, they dominated the Cougars in a resounding 58-37 upset victory. Anybody who took his advice didn’t even break a sweat.

Now, Sallee has studied the college football matchups for Week 11 and he’s again sharing his favorite picks over at SportsLine.

We’ll give one away: Sallee is calling for Oklahoma State (-6.5) to bounce back in a huge way from its crushing loss to rival Oklahoma last week. How? The Cowboys will go on the road and easily cover against Iowa State.

Sallee sees this as a battle between an offensive power and a strong defensive team. He likes the offense to win out in this case. Iowa State is No. 2 in the Big 12 in total defense, but Oklahoma State’s offense, led by quarterback Mason Rudolph and ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 in scoring (45.3 ppg), will overwhelm the Cyclones.

The Cowboys have scored at least 41 points in all but one game this season and have averaged 51 points the past two weeks. 

“Give me the offense in this one,” Sallee said. “Oklahoma State knows it needs to win out and get a ton of luck to make the Big 12 Championship Game. It has the offensive firepower to make this resemble last weekend’s Bedlam for the ages.”

SportsLine’s advanced projections predict Rudolph will continue to roll, throwing for almost 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He has 13 scores the past three weeks and is No. 1 in the nation in passing yards with 3,314. He’s also fifth in passing touchdowns with 27.

The Cyclones showed some vulnerabilities last week in a 20-16 loss to West Virginia. They’ve also given up at least 24 points three times this season. While their defense is strong by Big 12 standards, it’s still one Oklahoma State will be able to move the ball against.

Sallee has also identified an underdog who will pull off a big upset, meaning a huge payday for anyone who backs them. Find out who it is at SportsLine and you’ll be well on your way to a profitable weekend.

So who is Sallee extremely confident in for Week 11 of the college football season? Visit SportsLine now to see which favorite is about to go down hard and which playoff contender is about to take another huge step, all from one of CBS’ most accurate college football experts who nailed Arizona’s huge upset of USC last week and is cashing on 67 percent of his best bets given to SportsLine.

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