Week 6 of the college football season features four matchups between teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25.
The Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 21 Texas kicks off at 12 p.m. on FOX.
Given the offensive firepower in this matchup, the total opened at 65 but has since been bet up to 66. It’s one of the higher scoring totals on the Saturday card, which is great news for us as college football fans.
We have big games, like Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech, showing a big betting edge, and matchups that won’t interest most fans and casual bettors, like Old Dominion vs. Marshall, attracting oodles of smart money from the wiseguys.
And to make it even more interesting, there’s also windy weather forecasted across the country, bringing our highly-profitable Windy Unders PRO Betting System back into play.
With the luxury of our college football PRO tools and data, let’s break down the four smartest bets from Saturday’s Week 6 slate.
Meanwhile, both teams are coming off absolutely brutal beatdowns and are hungry for a bounce-back win as a result.
His career has been short, but Sam Pittman is a covering machine and he’s 3-1 ATS off a loss as a result. Meanwhile, Lane Kiffin is just 10-12 ATS following a loss (although he’s 7-2 ATS following two losses):
An SEC showdown between No. 13 Arkansas and No. 17 Ole Miss is in the same window. No. 2 Georgia travels to No. 18 Auburn in another SEC classic rivalry at 3:30 p.m.
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That leaves the top-five showdown between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at 4 p.m. That Big Ten matchup will have huge College Football Playoff implications.
Each week Sporting News, picks every AP Top 25 matchup by the spread. It’s been an uphill battle with the upsets this season.
Straight up: 74-22 (13-8 in Week 5)
Against the spread: 45-51 (13-8 in Week 5)
Upsets: 5-3 (1-2 in Week 5)
With that in mind, a look at this week’s picks:
Week 6 picks against the spread
Thursday, Oct. 7
No. 15 Coastal Carolina (-16.5) at Arkansas State (7:30 p.m., ESPNU)
This line dropped a point from the opening. The Chanticleers are 4-1 ATS this season, and all of those spreads have been double digits. Arkansas State ranks 129th in the FBS in scoring defense at 45.6 points per game. It’s a road game, but Coastal Carolina covers again.