Week 5 NCAA Football Picks
Week 5 delivers some outstanding conference matchups. Fans and bettors alike will get off to a great start with two Conference-USA games on Thursday. Then, the Big 12 offers up two of the conference’s newest members – Cincinnati and BYU – as part of a Friday night college football feast that includes a Pac-12 showdown between Utah and Oregon State. That means our Sports Hub handicappers will put in extra effort to bring you the best Week 5 NCAA football picks.
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On Week 5 NCAA Football
SEC Showdowns Top Week 5 Schedule
A couple of SEC showdowns could be statement making games for a couple of teams and their coaches. Georgia plays its first true away game of the season at Auburn. The Eagles have a new head coach in Hugh Freeze. What a statement an upset would be for Auburn.
The same is true in a South Carolina-Tennessee matchup. Last season, the Gamecocks pulled a huge 63-38 upset at home. This year, it’s back to Rocky Top. Tennessee will have a new quarterback in Joe Milton, who finished last year’s game when Hendon Hooker got hurt. Can Gamecocks’ head coach, Shane Beamer, and the company do it again?
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Read on to find out the best bets available in Week 5. Our Week 5 NCAA football picks include the best option in a number of different betting categories. You will find our best pick in each of the following categories:
- Best moneyline pick
- Best ATS pick
- Best Over and Best Under pick
- Best team prop pick
- Best player prop pick
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Best Pick ATS
When looking to make Week 5 NCAA football picks, you should always start by trying to bet against the spread. There are a ton of options to explore, but the best game to look at takes place in the Pac-12 Conference as the Colorado Buffaloes host the USC Trojans.
Colorado was the major story in college football through three weeks, but they just went to Oregon and were blasted. The same fate is going to face the Buffaloes in Week 5, as that defense won’t be able to stop USC as this game will get out of control.
Best Moneyline Pick
The 3-1 Florida Gators travel to Kentucky in Week 5, and this is a huge matchup in the SEC East Division. Florida has bounced back nicely after losing to Utah in Week 1, while Kentucky has been terrific all season long.
This is one of those great rivalry matchups in the SEC that always seems to deliver, and this is going to be a great battle. Don’t expect a ton of separation throughout this matchup, but it will be Florida that picks up an upset win.
Best Total Pick
The Kansas Jayhawks have moved up into the Top 25, but now they face their toughest test of the season as they have to travel to Texas. The Longhorns are up to number three in the most recent poll, and they have been dominant throughout the year.
Both of these teams love to score on offense, and that has the over/under line set all the way at 62 total points. You might think that this is going to turn into a shootout but don’t be surprised to see each team get some defensive stops on Saturday.
Best Player Prop
The Michigan Wolverines are heading to Nebraska hoping to keep their perfect season alive, and they have been sharp so far this season. Michigan hasn’t scored more than 35 points in a game yet, but that offense is going to break out in a big way soon.
Most people tend to think about the rushing attack when discussing Michigan football, but quarterback J.J. McCarthy is also having a tremendous season. Look for him to light up the Nebraska defense in this one, as he nearly throws for 300 yards.
Best Team Prop
You can also look at team props when making Week 5 NCAA football picks, and there are going to be tons of options to explore. The Alabama Crimson Tide are heading to Mississippi State on Saturday for a big matchup in the SEC, and at some point, this offense has to show up.
Look for Week 5 to be the week in which Alabama is able to break out a bit, and they will find the end zone a ton in this one. Alabama is going to score at least four touchdowns on Saturday as they will put together their best effort of the year.
LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels
LSU and Ole Miss are set to battle it out in a Top 25 meeting in the SEC, and the betting spread for this one is razor-thin. That doesn’t always mean that it’s going to be a great game, but you should expect a battle in this one.
Ole Miss just went to Alabama and was completely shut down on offense, and a similar thing should happen against a tough LSU team. The Tigers aren’t going to blow this game out, but taking LSU on the money line at -125 is the way to go.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers
We are going to stay in the SEC for the next of the Week 5 NCAA football picks as Georgia and Auburn are set to battle. Georgia remains the top-ranked team in the country, but they haven’t been as dominant this season.
Auburn still has a way to go before they can get back near the top of the SEC, but they will battle in this one. Georgia will escape with a win, but taking the 16 points is the way to go in this game.
Missouri Tigers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
The Missouri Tigers are making big moves in the SEC, and now they will head to Vanderbilt as a double-digit betting favorite. Vanderbilt has been a program on the rise in recent years, but there are still some significant flaws with this team.
There are exciting ways to bet on the favorite in each matchup without betting on a double-digit spread. Taking the Tigers to be winning at halftime and then at the end of the game is a way to take advantage of some favorable odds.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Duke Blue Devils
Notre Dame was one second away from upsetting the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 4, and they will be on a mission to avenge that loss this weekend. The Fighting Irish travel to Duke to take on a surprising Blue Devils squad.
That loss by Notre Dame proved to the country that they could play with anyone, and this team isn’t going to lose again. Look for the Fighting Irish to be determined in this battle as they win big at Duke and cover the spread.
South Alabama Jaguars vs. James Madison Dukes
South Alabama and James Madison are set to battle in an exciting matchup, and the Dukes are 4.5-point favorites in this one. South Alabama has lost two games this season, including a loss to Central Michigan last weekend.
James Madison is clearly the better overall team in this one, but the Jaguars are a tough team to defend. Look for South Alabama to try to speed up the tempo in this one, and it’s going to lead to this point of totally hitting the over.
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Week 5 NCAA Football Picks FAQs
What are the top trends in the Georgia-Auburn Week 5 matchup?
It’s the Deep South’s oldest rivalry. Georgia and Auburn have been playing since 1892. The Bulldogs have won the last six games in a row, the last three by double digits. Auburn has just three wins in the series since 2006. This game is sure to be among our Week 5 NCAA football picks.
What college football totals trends should I watch for?
Bettors often look at scoring numbers and then place a bet on a college football game total. Typically, if two teams’ average scores add up to more than the game total, the average bettor will bet the Over. The problem there is that the trend points to bettors doing the opposite. A 1500-game sample over the past several years shows that the Under hits in this situation hits 58.2 percent of the time. Each week, you can check Sports Hub’s Week 5 NCAA football picks for the best Over pick and the best Under pick.
What are sharp college football bettors?
The term “sharp” refers to a professional bettor. You may also hear the term “wiseguy” to refer to these betting professionals. These individuals make a living by betting on sports. They are very good at what they do. They are so good that other smart bettors try to figure out how the sharps are betting and follow along. It is believed only about two percent of bettors are considered sharp.