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NFL Betting: NFL Matchups for Week 6

Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2012 NFL betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 6!

The name of the game here on Thursday Night Football is sticking around for the push for the playoffs in the AFC. The Titans are probably said and done with four losses already, especially knowing how many insanely difficult games are still on the docket for a team that was a second place outfit last year. Pittsburgh though, still clearly has all to play for at 2-2.

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Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech Picks

Hurricane Isaac wiped out the first game of the season for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies. College football betting action will take place on Saturday for these two though, as they played their postponed game at Independence Stadium in a de facto road game for the Aggies.

Texas A&M has averaged right at 74 snaps per game this year, and that’s exactly what Head Coach Kevin Sumlin promised to bring to this team.

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Tennessee vs. Mississippi State Picks

SEC rivals clash in Starkville on the NCAA football odds on Saturday night, as the Mississippi State Bulldogs hope to move to 6-0 when they take on the Tennessee Volunteers.

The pressure is starting to mount once again on Head Coach Derek Dooley. After starting 2-0, the Vols have been beaten in two of their last three games with both losses coming in the SEC East, and losing this one would likely be the continuation of a four-game losing streak when push comes to shove.

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South Carolina vs LSU Pick

South Carolina vaulted all the way to No.3 in the latest AP poll with its impressive 35-7 thrashing of then-No.5 Georgia as a one-point home favorite. The Gamecocks are now a perfect 6-0 straight-up and a very profitable 5-1 against the spread. The total stayed UNDER against the Bulldogs with a closing line of 54.5 and has now stayed UNDER in two of their last three games.

The old ball coach has his team playing rock-solid on both sides of the ball behind quarterback Conner Shaw and running back Marcus Lattimore on offense and a shutdown defense

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USC vs. Washington Picks

Teams that are evolving into arch rivals in the Pac-12 are going to meet for some NCAA football betting action on Saturday night on FOX, when the Washington Huskies welcome to town the USC Trojans.

Oh, the ironies in this game for the Men of Troy. They are on the road against their former coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, and they are playing in the very same building that their old coach, Pete Carroll is now coaching in on a regular basis for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Stanford vs Notre Dame Pick

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are really starting to believe that they have a real chance of going to the BCS this year. In order to do that though, they are going to have to start by knocking off the Stanford Cardinal in a crucial tilt on the college football odds on Saturday afternoon.

As bad as the Cardinal have looked at times this year, the bottom line is that they are a 4-1 team ranked in the Top 20 in America,

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Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins Picks

The Utah Utes entered the PAC 12 Conference last year, and they had a solid 8-5 season in 2011. The Utes expected to accomplish bigger things this year, but injuries have slowed them down. UCLA had another disappointing season last year, and they hired Jim Mora Jr. to take the team in a different direction this year. The Bruins are off to a solid 4-2 start to the season. Still, they are just 1-2 in the PAC 12. Can they level their conference record with a home win here?

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Kansas State vs. Iowa State Pick

Every year the Kansas State Wildcats are overlooked, and every year they make some serious noise. Bill Snyder may be the best coach in the nation. It’s hard to argue against him, since he gets so much out of his talent at Kansas State. The Wildcats are all the way up to number five in the rankings, but they’ll face a very dangerous Iowa State team in Ames this weekend. This game isn’t getting the same publicity as some others this weekend, but it has major national implications.

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College Football Consensus Picks Week 7

The College consensus report featuring the top games on the schedule for week 7 is a useful tool for handicapping all the great games. As expected the top games are very popular to bet on which provides a good barometer of where the public is betting for the upcoming weekend.

West Virginia jumped into the national spotlight with back-to-back big wins against Baylor and Texas and this weekend are just slim four point road chalk over Texas Tech.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans Pick

Arch rivals from the AFC are going to meet in a crucial tilt of teams that are trying to get back in the AFC playoff picture. The Pittsburgh Steelers will go on the road to take on the Tennessee Titans.

The Steelers at least looked remotely healthy for a half of football or so in last week’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. RB Rashard Mendenhall came back to the fold and gave some life to a running game that had been completed drab, while both LB James Harrison and S Troy Polamalu came back after missing games with various injuries.

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