Ten Betting Tips: College Football Betting Bits To Watch For Week 6

After another great week of the college football betting season, we are back for Week 6, as we look at the top teams, players, and trends of note for the this week on NCAA football schedule.

There is a new clear cut favorite on the odds to win the Heisman Trophy this year, and that man is QB Geno Smith for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Smith threw for a whopping 656 yards and eight scores in last week’s win over the Baylor Bears. Now, he has his biggest challenge of the year to date, and maybe his biggest challenge period. He is going to have to take on the Texas Longhorns, who are a Top 10 team and are looking to contend for the BCS National Championship as well as the Big XII title, too. It’s clear that this is going to be yet another wild game, but it isn’t the most important game for a Top 10 team of the weekend by any stretch of the imagination. That title goes to the…

Georgia Bulldogs, who know that they could prove their worth as one of the best five teams in the nation this week. UGA has it tough on the road this week as two-point underdogs in Columbia against the South Carolina Gamecocks, but it has something that the Cocks don’t: A heck of a lot easier road to the National Championship Game. Next week, South Carolina has to play the LSU Tigers, on the road no less, and the likelihood is there that they will already have two losses in the SEC before the middle of October if they lose this clash. The Bulldogs do still have to play the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, but this is the only game before the SEC Championship Game in which they will be underdogs. Does that familiar? Check out the road for the…

Florida State Seminoles. The Noles are 5-0 and won’t have a game during the entire season in which they won’t be favored. This game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack is a tough one though, as it comes against a team that was on the verge of the Top 25 before its defense fell apart last week against the Miami Hurricanes. The Seminoles, 12.5-point favorites this week, have had no luck here in Raleigh, losing outright in 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010. In fact, the Wolfpack are 9-1-1 ATS over the course of the last 11 in this series dating back to 2001, a streak that was only snapped last year. At least the garnet and gold got over their skid against NC State. That’s more than we can say for the…

Washington Huskies against the Oregon Ducks. U-Dub is just 0-7-1 ATS and 0-8 SU against the Ducks since 2003, and this just doesn’t feel like it is going to be the game in which all of that changes. Sure, the Huskies are back in the Top 25, and sure, their only loss this year is one in which they have nothing to be ashamed of from when they were beaten by LSU in Baton Rouge. However, this is a totally, totally different game against the Ducks, who are going to score a heck of a lot of points. There is a lot of pressure on the back of QB Keith Price in this one to keep scoring, something that he hasn’t done much of over the course of this year, but this is a problem that…

Stephen Morris is going to have this week when he leads his Miami Hurricanes into the Windy City against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Golden Domers have just been awesome this year, holding teams down to just 291.2 yards per game. It’s not like this has been a cupcake schedule either. The Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines are both great teams, and neither one was able to even get into the end zone. Morris though, is coming off of a perfect game against the NC State Wolfpack in which he threw for an ACC record 566 yards and five TDs. The Canes are 13-point underdogs to Notre Dame this weekend to open up the week. The 566-yard game though, was the crowning moment for Morris, who finally validated the fact that he was such a highly rated recruit for “The U.” In fact, one of the places that Morris spurned on the recruiting trail was the…

Purdue Boilermakers, who ironically also brought in QB Robert Marve to their school from Miami. Marve injured his ACL and won’t be playing this week against the Michigan Wolverines, but QB Caleb TerBush will be, and he has a chance to put together one of the biggest wins in his career this weekend against the Michigan Wolverines. This is the biggest game in West Lafayette in quite some time, knowing that the Big Ten Leaders Division is absolutely up in the air this year. In fact, Purdue is the only eligible team that hasn’t lost a game yet in conference of the four in the Leaders Division that are fighting for a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Boilermakers are 2.5-point underdogs this weekend, which is the exact same spread that the…

LSU Tigers are favored by over the Florida Gators this weekend. With West Virginia playing Texas and Georgia playing South Carolina, this game in the Swamp seems to be flying under the radar just a bit. Speaking of big time games though, this is the biggest game that Gainesville has seen since QB Tim Tebow left for the pros, as this is a chance for Head Coach Will Muschamp to come up with his biggest win ever as a head coach. The Gators started 4-0 and fell apart last year, and that’s something that the men in blue and orange have to be fearing when push comes to shove this year. Speaking of teams that started off the year at 4-0 and might be on the verge of falling apart, talk about the…

Minnesota Golden Gophers, who were 4-0 going into the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes last week. It’s not just that Minnesota lost, but a matter of how it lost. Losing by 18 is bad news for a team that doesn’t have an offense that is all that great. The good news is that the Golden Gophers are off this week, but they have at least four straight, if not seven straight games ahead in which they are going to likely be underdogs. The Gophers are trying to get to a bowl game for the first time since the 2009 Insight Bowl, where they knocked off the…

Iowa State Cyclones, who are also hoping to get back to a bowl game and win for the first time since that game against Minnesota. The Cyclones were on the verge of being ranked in the Top 25 in the land when they were beaten by the Texas Tech Red Raiders last week. One of those two teams were going to move to 4-0 last week, and it was Texas Tech that ended up getting the job done. Now, the Cyclones know that they are in trouble, going on the road to take on the TCU Horned Frogs, who are going to be hosting their very first Big XII game as a member of the conference this week. But in the end, TCU doesn’t have a job nearly as tough as the…

West Virginia Mountaineers, who are about to play their first Big XII game on the road this week against the Longhorns. We haven’t seen West Virginia play a game like this one in quite some time, and the Mountaineers are going to be shooting for the stars. If they can win this one, they’ll be back on the verge of the BCS National Championship Game for the first time since Head Coach Rich Rodriguez was coaching the team.

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan has been in the sportswriting biz since the late-90s, and he has worked side by side with some of the best and brightest in sports gambling. Always searching for the best trends in sports, Andrew uses his brilliant math mind to his advantage to beat the books.

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