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Big 12 Football – Week 5 Handicapping Guide

The Big 12 continues to be one of the more successful major conferences this season along with the SEC with six of its10 teams currently ranked in the AP’s latest Top-25 poll. Kansas State vaulted to No.7 after beating Oklahoma, which is now No. 16. West Virginia is next at No.9 with Texas still holding down the No.12 spot. TCU jumped up two spots to No.15 and Baylor worked its way into the polls at No.25. The following is a look at a couple of the top matchups this week in the Big 12 along with the opening spreads as provided by 5Dimes.

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Opening Odds College Football Week 5

It is never too early to take a look at the college football odds, and here at Bang the Book we like to get a look at the odds the moment they are released. The reason for the early look is to get the numbers when they are fresh before they are bet up by the pros and lose their value.

Here is a look at several games on the college football schedule for week 5 that have value.

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Arizona @ Oregon College Football Pick

Two of the top teams in the Pac-12 this year meet in college football betting action on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium, where the Oregon Ducks take on the Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona hasn’t exactly come out of nowhere this year, but it is really a surprise that the team is 3-0 this year. Of course, the Wildcats have only won one game that they were really supposed to lose, that being the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and aside from that, there hasn’t been all that much to talk about.

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Clemson vs Florida State Pick

Clemson moved to No.10 in the rankings with a 3-0 straight-up start that includes a 26-19 victory over Auburn on opening day as a two-point road favorite. Last Saturday, the Tigers rolled over Division IAA Furman 41-7 but could not cover as 39.5-point favorites at home.

Balance has been the key to Clemson’s offensive attack with an average of 298 yards per game through the air and another 219.3 yards per game on the ground.

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Kansas State vs Oklahoma Pick

Kansas State started the season ranked No.22 in the preseason AP Poll but has risen up the ranks with three routs by a combined score of 138-43. Last week against North Texas, the Wildcats failed to cover as 27-point home favorites after covering the spread in their first two games. With an average of 46 points a game, it is easy to see while their last two games have gone OVER the total.

The Wildcats are averaging just over 200 yards a game through the air, but they bring a powerful rushing attack into this contest that is averaging 251.7 yards a game.

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Vanderbilt @ Georgia College Football Pick

Sanford Stadium will be the site of a Week 4 college football betting showdown between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores, which will be shown on the Deuce.

The Dores have just one win so far this year, and one look further down their schedule suggests that they are going to have a heck of a time just getting to a bowl game once again. A game like this would have to be won from time to time to even think about playing in the postseason, and it just might not happen that way.

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College Football Betting By the Numbers: Week 4

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 4. Here are the most important numbers that you need to remember for the week!

4: The number of games that the Cal Golden Bears have covered in a row in the Pac-12. Of course, it is also going to be the number of games in a row that the USC Trojans have failed to cover to start the season if they can’t win this game by more than two touchdown.

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LSU vs Auburn Pick

A pair of Tiger teams are going to be meeting up in a classic SEC West showdown that will surely have National Championship implications, as the Auburn Tigers host the LSU Tigers.

The Bayou Bengals are clearly the best of the Tigers in the SEC this year, and that should show on Saturday night at Jordan Hare Stadium. Yes, this is the first road game for QB Zach Mettenberger, but it isn’t the first road game for so many of these experienced defenders, who are clearly amongst the best in the nation.

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Oregon State vs UCLA Pick

The Pac-12 is going to have a heck of a lot of publicity this week, and the first of the big time clashes on the gridiron on the NCAA football odds pits the Oregon State Beavers against the UCLA Bruins.

We really don’t know a whole heck of a lot about the Beavers yet this year. They have beaten the Wisconsin Badgers at home in a game in which the Reser Stadium faithful stormed the field, but all of a sudden, virtually everyone looks like they can beat the Badgers.

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Free College Football Pick: Baylor @ Louisiana Monroe

One of the new sweethearts of the NCAA football betting world, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are going to be out for another scalp on Friday night on national television, when they take on the Baylor Bears in a rare home game against a major conference foe.

Just a few weeks ago, this looked like it would be a slam dunk game for the Bears. Now, we’re not all that sure that that’s the case. Remember that Baylor struggled last week against the Sam Houston State Bearkats, falling behind 20-10 at halftime before turning on the jets and coasting to a second half victory.

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