2020 NCAAF Betting: Predictions for Week 5

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 29, 2020 in

So far, the college football season has been very unpredictable. We’ve seen a lot of upsets and a lot of surprises. With teams playing altered schedules, we have yet to figure out who are the real contenders, and who is still a pretender. Now that this week’s lines have come out, we’ve selected a few games where we think some money can be made. Let’s preview those games and hope that our predictions will earn you some cold, hard cash against their College Football odds.

NCAA Football Odds, Picks, Predictions for Week 5 of the 2020 Season

North Carolina State Wolfpack at Pittsburgh Panthers (-14.5)

Pittsburgh has started the season 3-0. With victories over Austin Peay, Syracuse, and Louisville, things have been looking good for the Panthers.

Pittsburgh’s victory over Louisville was a tough win over a quality opponent. The Panthers are now the 21st-ranked team in the country.

North Carolina State enters this contest with a 1-1 record. The Wolfpack own a victory over Wake Forest but were dominated last week by a very strong Virginia Tech squad.

North Carolina State has a nice offense, but the defense has been easily scored upon, giving up 87 points. Pittsburgh has a solid offense and should be able to exploit the Wolfpack defense.

We like Pittsburgh to cover here. The Panthers win at home 35-18.

Oklahoma State Cowboys (-21.5) at Kansas Jayhawks

Les Miles and his Kansas Jayhawks haven’t gotten off to a very good start this season. They lost to Coastal Carolina, then were dominated by Baylor last Saturday. In the 47-14 loss to Baylor, Kansas was only down 10 at the half but was severely outplayed in the second half.

Oklahoma State struggled in its opener but pulled out a 16-7 win over Tulsa. Last weekend, the Cowboys beat a superb West Virginia squad 27-13.

Oklahoma State is known for its high-scoring offense, but that offense has yet to get going this season. Even though they looked better last week, Mike Gundy’s offense has yet to get where it needs to be.

Kansas will try it’s best to grind the clock. Les Miles is known for his conservative offense, and this year is no different. When you’re not very good, you look for ways to control the clock and keep the other team’s offense on the sidelines.

We don’t think Kansas will be good enough to keep Oklahoma State out of the end zone on Saturday. They won’t cover by many more than the 21.5, but the Cowboys still cover in a victory.

North Carolina Tar Heels (-13.5) at Boston College Eagles

Both teams come into this one undefeated. Boston College narrowly slipped past Texas State last weekend, while the Tar Heels defeated Syracuse.

North Carolina has put together an impressive roster. Mack Brown has done a great job of rebuilding the Tar Heels program. Sam Howell has looked impressive under center, and he has a nice cast of offensive weapons to utilize.

Boston College isn’t as strong as North Carolina. The Tar Heels will be too much for the Eagles.

We’re taking UNC in this one.