Time for this week’s college football betting picks! Last week, we finally went 3-0, taking us to 6-6 on the year! In terms of units, we were up 2.72 for the week and now only down 0.33 for the year. We’re slowly working our way back to the black.
We finally have an awesome college football slate to bet this week, as most of the country is playing conference games this week. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Thursday evening. Also, be sure to catch me and my fellow ATB bettors’ locks and underdogs of the week on Around The Book (those picks are actually hitting).
Let’s get started and dive into the best bets for Week 5 of the college football season!
#10 Utah at #19 Oregon State: Under 44.5 (-110)
At this point, you just have to keep hammering those Utah unders. Not only is the under undefeated in Utah games this year, but a lot of them haven’t been close. Last week was a perfect example.
Yes, Oregon State does have a solid offense and can light up the scoreboard, but they have not seen a defense like Utah’s. The Beavers might very well win this game, but they will struggle to break 24 points. This is going to be a 20-17 slugfest. Hammer the under on Friday night.
West Virgina at TCU: West Virginia +14.5 (-115)
West Virginia might be one of the most underrated teams in the country right now. Their resume is impressive. They have held every team, other than Penn State, to under 20 points, and they have only played one game outside of the Power Five so far. TCU, on the other hand, has just one Power Five win this year and it is against Houston, a Big 12 newcomer.
This spread is simply giving the Horned Frogs too much credit for what they did last year. That does not mean anything this season. The Mountaineers look like they could contend for that second spot in the Big 12, a conference that is wide open outside of Texas. TCU looks like a seven win team, at best. Take the points.
Troy at Georgia State: Georgia State -1 (-105)
Troy is another program getting too much benefit of the doubt for last year’s accomplishments. The fact of the matter is they have as many losses as they do wins, and their best win was a nail-biter over Western Kentucky. Their blowout loss to Kansas State looks worse every week. Hell, their best game this season was a close loss to James Madison (we called that here, by the way), a team who has been in FBS for less than 18 months.
Georgia State is the real deal. Since their slow start against Rhode Island, they have been handling everyone. The Panthers look like a legit contender in the Sun Belt. The fact that this is basically being treated as a pick ’em is too easy. This is a situation where you might want to shop around for a better line. You might be able to get plus odds on the money line on some sites.
Week 5 College Football Best Bets Recap
- Utah @ Oregon State UNDER 44.5 (-110)
- West Virginia -14.5 (-115)
- Georgia State -1 (-105)
- Parlay odds: +601