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Ohio State vs Michigan State Pick

Ohio State is currently serving a postseason ban as a result of NCAA sanctions but do not tell that to Urban Meyer. The new Buckeye head coach has his team heading into this matchup with a 4-0 straight-up record that includes a 35-28 victory over California as a 17-point home favorite in Week 3 and last Saturday’s 29-15 romp over UAB as a 35.5-point favorite at home. This Saturday will be the first true test to see just how good his team actually is after it failed to cover a hefty spread in its last three games.

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Tennessee Volunteers vs Georgia Bulldogs Pick

Tennessee jumped out to a fast start with a couple of solid victories over North Carolina State and Georgia State, but was somewhat exposed in a 37-20 loss to Florida as a 3.5-point favorite at home in Week 3. The Volunteers bounced back with a 47-26 win over Akron last Saturday as 31.5-point favorites at home, but as a whole, the jury is still out on just how good this team really is.

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Penn State vs. Illinois Pick

The non-conference schedule has been brutal for the Big Ten. The Big Ten has been the media’s punching bad, and for good reason, all through the first four weeks of the season. This is the week where the Big Ten starts to play against each other. Someone has to get off to a hot start inside conference play. Penn State travels to Champaign to take on the Fighting Illini this Saturday.

Bill O’Brien has an extremely difficult job this year. The Penn State Nittany Lions offseason was the toughest any football program has gone through in years.

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Hawaii vs. BYU Picks

Teams that have the ability to score points in bunches are going to be duking it out on Friday night in NCAA football betting action, as the BYU Cougars take on the Hawaii Warriors at Lavell Edwards Stadium.

The Warriors have had a frustrating season, and matters just don’t seem to be getting any better any time in the near future. They aren’t nearly the offense juggernauts that they once were, and they are still struggling defensively.

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NCAA Football Betting: College Football Matchups for Week 5

Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2012 NCAA football betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 5!


Head Coach Hugh Freeze is one of the up and coming coaches in college football, and he would love to put together a great effort here in Tuscaloosa to bring some notoriety to his Ole Miss program. That being said, this is still going to be a huge mountain to climb, knowing that Alabama hasn’t let its foot off of the gas pedal against either of the big time foes that it has faced this year.

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College Football Betting By the Numbers: Week 5

When you bet on NCAA Football, you should know all about the numbers. Numbers for stats, numbers for trends, numbers for betting lines, numbers for ‘totals’ – You should know it all. Here at Bang the Book, we are set to talk about the NCAA football betting lines for Week 5. Here are the most important numbers that you need to remember for the week!

4: The number of Top 10 teams in the country that are going to have to go on the road this week. Perhaps the more accurate number would be ’3′, as that is the amount of Top 10 teams that we think could be on legitimate upset alert this week in the Top 10.

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Ten Betting Tips: College Football Betting Bits To Watch For Week 5

After another great week of the college football betting season, we are back for Week 5, as we look at the top teams, players, and trends of note for the this week on NCAA football schedule.

There are certainly a bunch of teams that are on upset alert this week, but none might be in more trouble this week than the Florida State Seminoles. Not only are the Noles coming off of their biggest win in years over the Clemson Tigers, but they are also playing against a South Florida Bulls outlet that is hungry for a victory and has clearly been looking ahead to this game for the last several weeks.

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Consensus Report For College Football: Top 3 Games in Week 5

If you have not yet applied the football consensus report as a handicapping tool you are missing out on an opportunity to improve your handicapping arsenal with weapons to bang the book and fatten your bankroll.

The college football schedule for week 5 has provided another opportunity to apply the consensus report to select a few winners. Here are three games that jump off the schedule.

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Stanford vs Washington Pick

The Stanford Cardinal will be back on the field for the first time since upsetting the USC Trojans on Thursday night in NCAA football betting action when they take on the Washington Huskies at CenturyLink Field.

The Cardinal are ranked in the Top 10 in the country, but there aren’t many that really believe that they are amongst one of the best 10 teams in the land. The truth of the matter is that the Pac-12 is pretty solid this year, but outside of the Oregon Ducks, there might not be any truly superior teams, and that includes USC.

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SEC Football Week 5 Handicapping Guide

The college football season heads into Week 5 with a couple of interesting conference matchups on the slate. The SEC has six teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll with Alabama still holding the top spot in the nation. LSU fell to third while Georgia held steady at No.5 and South Carolina climbed to No.6. Rounding out the six ranked teams are Florida at No.11 and Mississippi State at No.2. The following is a look at a couple of the top matchups for Week 5 in the SEC along with betting lines as provided by Bookmaker.

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