Expert NCAA Football Week 5 ATS Picks.

NCAA Football Week 5 ATS Betting Picks

Written by on September 25, 2018

With the opening month of the college football season now in the books, it has become very clear who the playoff favorites are going to be this year. There is a definite separation taking place between the top 4 and the rest of the top 25, but we all know that one bad week from any of those top teams can mean a drastic change in the overall rankings. Based on the latest NCAAF Odds, we are going to look at a bunch of the big Week 5 games today, giving you some SU and O/U picks, as well as the ATS picks that we are delivering here, so let’s get right to it.

NCAA Football Week 5 ATS Betting Picks

UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns vs Alabama Crimson Tide (+48 ½)

I generally always steer clear of spreads of this size, but this one seems too tough to resist. The Alabama Crimson Tide have looked totally unstoppable through the opening 4 weeks of the season, which is why they are in as such heavy favorites here.If they can match their scoring average of close to 54 PPG this weekend, they should cover, as I find it hard to believe that the Ragin’ Cajuns are going to be getting any joy on the offensive side of the football. Nick Saban rarely takes pity on any team, so don’t expect the Crimson Tide to take their foot off the gas at any stage of this game.

Latest NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Alabama is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

West Virginia Mountaineers (-3 ½) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech picked up a massive win last week when they took down the Oklahoma State Cowboys and their high-powered offense. The question now is whether they can stop a very good offensive unit in back to back weeks, as they will be up against Will Grier and a very solid Mountaineers attack, one of the best from the Big 12.West Virginia is 3-0 to start the season after being forced to sit out in Week 3 due to weather issues. They are as good as always on the offensive side of the game, but they also appear to have tightened up defensively, which is why I like them to win and cover on the road.

Latest NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Trends

  • West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech
  • Texas Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Virginia Cavaliers (+6) vs NC State Wolfpack

The last 10 meetings between these two have essentially been split down the middle, with all the stats being about as close to the same as it gets. The Cavaliers have a slight 6-4 SU edge, but they are 5-5 ATS in those 10 games.NCA State is one of the favorites for NCAA Football Week 5.That would suggest that we are going to see another close one here, and what I am looking at is that the Cavaliers have covered in all 4 of their games to start the season. They are also 2-1 ATS in their last 3 when in as an underdog. They are just 2-4 ATS in their last 6 visits to NC State, but I like them to keep it close and cover this weekend.

Latest NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
  • North Carolina State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Pittsburgh Panthers vs UCF Knights (-15)

The Pittsburgh Panthers are having an up and down start to the season, where they have found it impossible to build any sort of momentum. A good win over Georgia Tech in Week 2 was followed up by a bad loss to UNC the following week.They look to be in for another rough go of it against a UCF team that has been lighting up the scoreboard in their 3 games this season. Pittsburgh has only managed 2 cover twice in their last 7 road games, while UCF has covered in 4 of their last 5 games on home field. I see this one going only one way, which is in favor of the Knights.

Latest NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
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