COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS WEEK 6 EXPERT PICKS, 2020: BARRETT SALLEE’S THREE BEST BETS REVEALED
CBS Sports analyst Barrett Sallee shares his three college football Picks Week 6 best bets every week with SportsLine.
When it comes to college football, there are few who deserve the “expert” tag quite like Barrett Sallee. The CBS Sports writer and analyst hosts shows on SiriusXM College, writes for CBSSports.com and appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ as well as countless radio shows across the nation as a guest.
Sallee debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a BIG way, posting a winning record in his weekly best bets column since that point. He went 59-35-2 (63 percent, plus $2,037) on all his college football picks for SportsLine in 2019, and he also enters Week 6 of the 2020 college football season on a 49-28 streak on his best bets since the start of last year. Anybody who has been following him is WAY UP.
Now, he’s turned his attention to the Week 6 college football schedule and is revealing his three top plays. We can tell you Sallee is backing (Kentucky -2 at William Hill) at home against Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
“Arkansas made it clear how to beat Mississippi State last week — lots of zone,” Sallee said. “Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is one of the brightest defensive minds in the country, and he’s smart enough to take Arkansas’ game plan and expand on it. What’s more, Kentucky running backs AJ Rose and Chris Rodriguez Jr. will run through the Bulldogs defense.”
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he loves, including a strong play against a historic power that he says “seems to be breaking more and more by the day.” You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any college football picks.
Here are Barrett Sallee’s picks and write-ups for Week 6 (picks made on Oct. 8):
TENNESSEE @ GEORGIA | 10/10 | 3:30 PM ET
Both of these teams run the ball, play defense and are stout on both lines of scrimmage. Plus, they’ll square off in Athens under what should be less-than-ideal conditions due to Hurricane Delta. Both coaches will protect their quarterbacks, lean on their running games and try to get into the fourth quarter with a chance at the win in the most conservative way possible.
TEXAS @ OKLAHOMA | 10/10 | NOON ET
The Red River Rivalry doesn’t carry a lot of juice this year due to the struggles of both teams, but I still trust Oklahoma to put up points and yards against a Texas defense that hasn’t exactly impressed over the last year-plus. Give me Spencer Rattler and his 331 yards per game of total offense over a Texas program that seems to be breaking more and more by the day under Tom Herman.
MISS. STATE @ KENTUCKY | 10/10 | 7:30 PM ET
Arkansas made it clear how to beat Mississippi State last week — lots of zone. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is one of the brightest defensive minds in the country, and he’s smart enough to take Arkansas’ game plan and expand on it. What’s more, Kentucky running backs AJ Rose and Chris Rodriguez Jr. will run through the Bulldogs defense.