By the 2018 NCAA Football Week 6, some of the major teams will be hitting the halfway point of their year, and it should be clear whether or not they are on schedule with what they hope to achieve. There are always a couple of surprising strugglers at this stage, as well as a few teams flirting with the top 4 who we did not expect to see there. Injuries may also be taking a toll at this point, which is why the season starts to get a little tougher for those still in the playoff battle. Let’s look ahead the best NCAAF betting games of Week 6.
2018 NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Picks
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Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes – This is always one of the most anticipated games of the season, as it is one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. The tide has turned somewhat in this one over the past couple of seasons. It was Florida State who owned this match-up for several years, but the Hurricanes are now back in business and are the better of the two teams.
This one is always close, though, so we can probably expect more of the same in the 2018 encounter. I am taking the Hurricanes to edge the win here.
Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma Sooners – There are a couple of questions about both of these teams heading into the new season. The Longhorns have somewhat stalled over the past few seasons and have been unable to get over the hump to become a contender once again.
The Sooners had a huge season in 2017 but are going to need to find an adequate replacement for QB Baker Mayfield if they are to get back to the playoffs again. No easy task, that one, although I do think Oklahoma wins here.
Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan State Spartans – The meeting between these two last season was one for the ages, and we can only hope that the 2018 version is even half as entertaining. After a sloppy start, Northwestern rolled off 8 straight wins, including a bowl game, to end last season, leading some to believe that they could be a player in the Big Ten this season.
The Spartans will be out for revenge after losing 39-31 in triple OT last season to the Wildcats. This should be an entertaining game, with the slight nod going to the Spartans at home.
Washington Huskies at UCLA Bruins – In a pick that may come back to haunt me later in the year, I have the Huskies winning the PAC 12 and heading to the playoffs. They have some tricky games ahead of them this season, with this one being right up there.
The Huskies should have more than enough to get past the Bruins, but with a new coaching regime in place, you never know how things might turn out for UCLA. Still, I am all over Washington in this one.
Missouri Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks – The Missouri Tigers had their way in the SEC East for a couple of seasons but have recently fallen back to earth. There is a sense, though, that they are going to be much better this year, and this game should serve as a solid test.
The Gamecocks made some big strides forward last season and look to be the main challenger for the Georgia Bulldogs this year. This is one that South Carolina should win.