Complete NCAA Football Betting Guide For Week 5

Complete NCAA Football Betting Guide For Week 5

Written by on July 15, 2016

When we hit Week 5 in the NCAA football season, we’re past the third-way mark, and some would-be contenders will already have suffered a loss that will crush their College Football Playoff hopes, and in the Power 5 conferences the races will already be intriguing. Let’s take a look at some of the best college football odds for you to consider as this week approaches.

Take a Look At My Complete NCAA Football Betting Guide For Week 5

Kansas @ Texas Tech (Thursday, September 29, 8:30pm ET, FS1)

Let’s see. Kansas is one of the real bottom-feeders in the Big 12. Texas Tech runs a spread offense set that scores points in droves, particularly when they’re playing at home. When you have a team that can’t play defense against a team that plays video-game offense, you have the recipe for a rout every time. Even if the spread is a couple of touchdowns, I’d consider taking Tech. But the real reason I mentioned this is that if the total on this game is under 44, I really think about the over. I just don’t think the Jayhawks can slow down the Red Raider attack.

Louisville @ Clemson (Saturday, October 1, time and TV TBA)

Everyone’s talking about Clemson’s matchup with Florida State being the best regular-season game in the ACC this year. They might be right, but I think Louisville will bring a ton of motivation to this contest. The Louisville Cardinals underperformed on the basis of their talent last year and ended up on the outside looking in when it was time for the ACC title game. I think Clemson will win this one, but if the line is more than a touchdown, I really look at Louisville covering.

North Carolina @ Florida State (Saturday, October 1, time and TV TBA)

North Carolina has to feel disrespected going into this season. After all, they had Clemson where they wanted them in the ACC title game and ended up falling just short, but nobody’s mentioning them among the ACC contenders this year. Just like Louisville heading to Clemson, I see North Carolina teeming with motivation for this game, and I see them giving the Seminoles all they want. My bet here is similar — if the line is more than a touchdown, I really take a hard at look at picking the Tar Heels to cover.

Baylor @ Iowa State (Saturday, October 1, time and TV TBA)

So we have Baylor, with a new head coach, a quarterback who has yet to be identified — and a staff of assistants who were hired by Art Briles. This is a perfect breeding ground for an awful season. Iowa State is not a tough team by any means, but their stadium is a place where a lot of pretensions have gone to die. Remember that one-loss Oklahoma State team a few years back? That’s right — they lost at Iowa State. If Baylor is favored by more than a touchdown in this one, the Cyclones would be my pick.