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Barrett Sallee
Barrett Sallee
CFB Guru
A nationally known CBS Sports college football writer, Sallee debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a big way. Over the past two years, he went 79-55 (59 percent) in his popular best bets column and 107-83-3 (plus $1,570) overall. Sallee hosts shows on SiriusXM College and appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ. His previous work appeared on Bleacher Report, Scout.com, CNN, MLB.com, FoxSports.com, Athlon Sports and various print publications throughout the Southeast. He is a regular on local, regional and national radio programs, including The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio and the SEC Network. For Barrett Sallee media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Ohio St. 24 @ Alabama 52 | 01/12 | 1:00 AM UTC

UNDER 75

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Both defenses are much better up front than most people realize, and that will be proven. As a result, drives will stall out and both teams might have to settle for field-goal attempts rather than touchdowns. QBs Mac Jones and Justin Fields will get pressured up the middle, which will lead to disrupted plays that will make it hard for both teams to put together long drives.

Ohio St. 24 @ Alabama 52 | 01/12 | 1:00 AM UTC

Ohio St. +9

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Make no mistake, the real Ohio State team was the one you saw against Clemson. How many times do we see teams hit their stride around the middle of the season and make a run to the title? All of the time. Well, that's essentially where the Buckeyes are, if we'd had a normal 12-game schedule. Now that it's healthy, the defense has become a force, the offensive line has evolved into one of the best in the nation and Trey Sermon has found his stride at running back. Not only will Ohio State keep it close, it'll win outright after owning both lines of scrimmage.

+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 BAMA ATS PICKS
+79 4-3 IN LAST 7 OHIOST ATS PICKS

Texas A&M 41 @ North Carolina 27 | 01/03 | 1:00 AM UTC

North Carolina +7.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: This is the biggest North Carolina game in generations and it's going to show on Saturday night. The Tar Heels will dictate the style and pace of this game, which will make it a battle of quarterbacks. I trust Sam Howell much more than Kellen Mond in a shootout. Take the Tar Heels, grab the points and consider a money line sprinkle.

+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 UNC ATS PICKS

Oregon 17 @ Iowa St. 34 | 01/02 | 9:00 PM UTC

UNDER 58

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Under is 6-4-1 in Iowa State games and Oregon's offense is hard to trust. Expect a heavy dose of old-school football by the Cyclones and Oregon to protect Tyler Shough and not get too creative with the play-calling. This won't be a typical Pac-12 vs. Big 12 matchup.

+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 IOWAST O/U PICKS

Ole Miss 26 @ Indiana 20 | 01/02 | 5:30 PM UTC

Ole Miss +9

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Rebels impose their style on every opponent, and that won't change on Saturday against an Indiana team that has shown, at times, to have a potent offense. That hasn't been the case over the last two games though. The loss of Michael Penix has been clear, and Jack Tuttle hasn't been able to replicate the early-season success of the Hoosiers offense. Take the Rebels and consider a money line sprinkle.

+600 6-0 IN LAST 6 MISS ATS PICKS