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College Football Betting Odds, Trends & Top Three Picks for Week 5

College Football Betting Odds, Trends & Top Three Picks for Week 5

College Football Betting Odds, Trends & Top Three Picks for Week 5

I brought an even 6-6 record into Week 5 with my top college football picks, but with a 1-2 mark in last Saturday’s games I dipped into the red for the year. With the help of 5Dimes’ posted college football betting odds, I am determined to get back in black this Saturday with the following three picks for Football.US.

LSU (-12) at South Carolina

The No. 7 Tigers continue to move up in the rankings with a 4-0 straight-up start that already includes victories against Mississippi State and Auburn in the SEC. LSU has been riding the back of Heisman front runner Leonard Fournette. He has already rushed for 864 yards and 11 touchdowns on 99 carries and you can expect another heavy workload in this Saturday’s game.
South Carolina is 2-3 SU on the year and still looking for its first win this season in conference play following losses to Kentucky, Georgia and Missouri. It also failed to cover against the spread in all three games. The Gamecocks are only averaging 20 points a game behind an offense that is ranked 110th in the country in average passing yards (163.2). They have done a decent job running the ball this season behind quarterback Lorenzo Nunez, but that is not going to get it done against LSU.

Georgia (-3) at Tennessee

The Bulldogs were thoroughly beaten in every phase of the game this past Saturday in a 38-10 loss to Alabama as one-point favorites at home. Georgia may have been a bit overrated all along, but you get the feeling that it is going to take out its frustrations on someone following such a poor performance and the Volunteers just so happen to be next up on the list.
Tennessee finds itself in a very tough position to try and turn its season around after posting losses to Florida and Arkansas in its first two conference games. The Volunteers closed as six-point home favorites against the Razorbacks this past Saturday, but they came up short in a 24-20 loss. This is another team that was probably a bit overrated at first and this will become even more obvious this Saturday against the Bulldogs.

Wisconsin (+1.5) at Nebraska

The Badgers took a big step backwards this past Saturday in pursuit of another Big Ten West Division title with a 10-6 loss to Iowa as five-point home favorites in their conference opener. This Saturday’s game now dials-up the pressure to help keep those dreams alive. The one constant with Wisconsin is a stout defense that is ranked fourth in the nation in points allowed (9.6) led by linebacker Joe Schobert.

Nebraska continues to struggle out of the gate with a 2-3 start both SU and ATS. The Cornhuskers opened play in the Big Ten this past Saturday with a 14-13 loss to Illinois as three-point road favorites. This was a matchup they should have won, but poor clock management and shaky defense down the stretch cost them the game. Look for this loss to linger into this week’s contest as Nebraska loses another game as a favorite.

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