Barrett Sallee
Barrett Sallee
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A nationally known CBS Sports college football writer, Sallee shares his top plays each week with SportsLine subscribers. Over the past three years, he is 105-89 in his popular best bets column. Sallee hosts shows on SiriusXM College and appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ. 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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CFB | LSU 30 @ Georgia 50 | 12/03 | 9:00 PM UTC



ANALYSIS: The Bulldogs defense thrives against one-dimensional offenses and, while LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels has improved as a passer, he relies on the rushing attack to set the tone. Georgia won't let that happen. Daniels and his running back corps aren't dynamic enough to force the Georgia safeties to sell out to stop the run, which means it'll be nearly impossible for Daniels to stretch the field deep. Georgia can throttle up and throttle down its offense based on how games evolve, and it won't ask quarterback Stetson Bennett IV to do much in this one.

+480 7-2 IN LAST 9 UGA O/U PICKS
+270 6-3 IN LAST 9 LSU O/U PICKS

CFB | Clemson 39 @ North Carolina 10 | 12/04 | 1:00 AM UTC

North Carolina +7.5


ANALYSIS: The hook is so important here, especially when it is in a game that involves Clemson's offense. Simply put, it's hard to trust the Tigers and quarterback DJ Uiagalelei at this point. Plus, its defense just let Spencer Rattler throw all over it. We know that North Carolina's defense is a sieve, which will make this one a shootout. In that case, take the Tar Heels to cover. They have a better quarterback in Drake Maye who will be able to keep up enough to stay within a touchdown.


CFB | Kansas State 31 @ TCU 28 | 12/03 | 5:00 PM UTC

TCU -2.5


ANALYSIS: When oh when will the trend become our enemy instead of our friend? Not this week. The Horned Frogs are 8-2-1 against the spread this year, and they'll notch No. 9 this weekend against Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Horned Frogs did something that great teams do last week with a dominating win over a lesser opponent (Iowa State) rather than playing "down" to its opponent. It'll be the same story this week. The Wildcats will make sure that Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan and the wide receiving corps don't beat them through the air, which will allow Kendre Miller to cook in the rushing game. If a field goal win cashes for TCU, I'm in.


CFB | South Carolina 31 @ Clemson 30 | 11/26 | 5:00 PM UTC



ANALYSIS: This point total is inflated after what Spencer Rattler and the Gamecocks did to Tennessee last weekend. Plus, their game plan won't be designed to get into a point-per-minute shootout like it was last weekend vs. the Volunteers. Both teams in this rivalry will keep things close to the vest and focus on ball control rather than lighting it up downfield. Clemson has been an Over machine this year, but that will change in a game that will be much more conservative.

+160 6-4 IN LAST 10 CLEM O/U PICKS

CFB | LSU 23 @ Texas A&M 38 | 11/27 | 12:00 AM UTC

LSU -10


ANALYSIS: Texas A&M is a broken program, its offense is stagnant and its players just want this miserable season to be over with. Meanwhile, LSU is riding high after winning the SEC West, and has a punishing rushing attack that will wear down the Aggies defense. The Tigers also could use some style points just in case they beat Georgia next weekend and have a case to make the CFP.