This Week's ARGH Game Predictions

These are the ARGH system predictions for games of the weekend of October 17. IMPORTANT: These are predictions, not betting lines! If you are looking for betting lines, please go to!

Revised 10-17-20


LOUISIANA 11 over Coastal Carolina; total 58


ARKANSAS STATE 6 over Georgia State; total 69


Brigham Young 10 over HOUSTON; total 61
Southern Methodist 10 over TULANE; total 68


Army 2 over TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO; total 51
Auburn 3 over SOUTH CAROLINA; total 50
VIRGINIA TECH 6 over Boston College; total 62
MEMPHIS 1 over Central Florida; total 65
Cincinnati 6 over TULSA; total 48
Clemson 22 over GEORGIA TECH; total 57
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 18 over Duke; total 61
CHARLOTTE 14 over Florida International; total 60
Georgia 1 over ALABAMA; total 65
WEST VIRGINIA 22 over Kansas; total 56
TENNESSEE 11 over Kentucky; total 52
Liberty 2 over SYRACUSE; total 50
FLORIDA 18 over Louisiana State; total 71
NOTRE DAME 24 over Louisville; total 61
Marshall 11 over LOUISIANA TECH; total 55
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 25 over Massachusetts; total 63
Mississippi pick 'em over ARKANSAS; total 70
EAST CAROLINA pick 'em over Navy; total 65
North Carolina 20 over FLORIDA STATE; total 60
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 2 over North Texas; total 70
MIAMI, FLORIDA 5 over Pittsburgh; total 54
TEMPLE 13 over South Florida; total 51
TEXAS-EL PASO 3 over Southern Mississippi; total 53
Texas A&M 8 over MISSISSIPPI STATE; total 53
SOUTH ALABAMA 2 over Texas State; total 55
MISSOURI 14 over Vanderbilt; total 51
Virginia pick 'em over WAKE FOREST; total 65
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 15 over Western Kentucky; total 50

ATS picks for all games are evaluated against the first available spread, with my pick'em games treated as a one point spread for this purpose only because there are no ties in college football.

ARGH Picks this week are:

More picks may be added later as lines change. Very late picks may be posted on the ARGH Power Ratings Facebook page. Picks found to be against incorrectly posted lines will be removed.

2020 Results (includes late picks posted on Facebook):

Last WeekOverall
Against the spread20-7.74168-46-2.595
ARGH Picks1-1.50013-10.565

Retrodictive standings measure how the ratings explain the games that have already happened.

ARGH Retrodictive standings
Bias toward home team1.96336
Mean error9.6185
Mean square error151.894

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