2019 College Football Week 5 Odds, Overview & Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 24, 2019 in

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already moving on to week 5 of the college football season. This week’s slate of games sees very few matchups where ranked teams are facing one another. In the other games that involve ranked teams, we have some very large spreads. Let’s analyze the College Football Week 5 top matchups and break down and make some predictions on the games that have very large point spreads.

2019 College Football Week 5 Odds, Overview & Picks

#21 USC @ #17 Washington (-9.5)

USC is coming off of their huge victory over Utah. The Huskies went to Provo and beat up on BYU. This is the same BYU squad that beat USC just a few days ago. USC is now on their 3rd string quarterback.

Even though Matt Fink played well last weekend, we think that he’ll come back down to Earth against Washington. Huskies win this one by 10.

#18 Virginia @ #10 Notre Dame (-10.5)

The Irish played better than what many had expected against Georgia. Many had considered Notre Dame to be overrated, not any more. Virginia struggled against Old Dominion last Saturday.

Although Virginia is still one of the better teams in the ACC, they’re still not good enough to beat Notre Dame. Irish win by two touchdowns.

Arizona State @ #15 California (-3.5)

The California defense has been tremendous. Arizona State came off of it’s upset over Michigan State to then lose to Colorado last Saturday. This one will be a low scoring affair.

We see Cal winning 20-17, so take Herm Edwards and the points.

Mississippi State @ #7 Auburn (-11)

Auburn has two top tier wins, as the Tigers have defeated Oregon and Texas A&M. Gus Malzahn was on the hot seat to start the season, but if the Tigers continue on their path, he’ll be just fine.

After a tough loss to Kansas State, Mississippi State came back to defeat Kentucky last Saturday. Auburn has everything going their way right now. They beat the Bulldogs by two touchdowns.

#5 Ohio State(-16.5) @ Nebraska

Ohio State has been running over everyone. Even though Nebraska nearly beat them last season, Nebraska hasn’t played all that well this season. They barely beat Illinois last weekend. Ohio State rolls over Nebraska.

Northwestern @ #8 Wisconsin (-22.5)

Wisconsin embarrassed Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines last Saturday. With top Heisman candidate Jhnathan Taylor leading the Badger offense, they’ve looked really good.

We cannot forget how dominant the Badger defense has been as well. Northwestern has only scored 47 points in the last 3 games. It’s gonna be a long day for the Wildcats in Madison. Wisconsin puts up a ton of points and wins by at least 25.

Texas Tech @ #6 Oklahoma (-26)

Jalen Hurts has been tremendous for the Sooners. Lincoln Riley’s offense has been rolling along. Coming off of a bye week, the Sooners will be ready for the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. Tech can put up some points as well, but they won’t put up near enough. Oklahoma wins by 30.