After taking a while to finally figure things out, the college football season is now in full swing, as we are about to head into Week 6. It is pretty much the usual suspects sitting at the top of the rankings after the first few weeks, but it is going to be interesting to see how things play out once the Big 10 and PAC 12 begin their seasons. Have they left it too late or will they be able to sway the playoff committee after playing shorter seasons? Only time will tell. For now, we are going to focus on the coming games this weekend to see if we can come up with some winning picks. We have already delivered SU and ATS college football picks this week, so let’s now turn our attention to some O/U selections so you can go ahead and place your bets against their NCAAF odds.
O/U Picks Week 6 | NCAA Football Betting
NC State Wolfpack at Virginia Cavaliers (OVER 60)
Normally, when I see a point total set this high, I usually steer well clear, but there is actually a lot of like about taking the OVER with this one. Both of these teams are averaging over 30 PPG this season, and both have been very much tending towards the OVER in their most recent games. Of course, this could well prove to be one of those situations where a game that has the potential to be a shootout ends up being a defensive battle. NC State has seen 6 of their last 7 games go OVER, including both games played this season. Things are even more convincing when looking at the Cavaliers, who are currently on a run of 8 straight games with the OVER hitting. That includes 6 in a row versus conference foes.
Florida Gators at Texas A&M Aggies (OVER 57 ½)
Getting through a brutal SEC schedule is always a challenge but managing to navigate it unscathed this season is potentially going to be a nightmare. The conference is home to a handful of very good teams, with the Florida Gators very much among that elite group. The Gators offense has been firing on all cylinders through their opening 2 games of the season, putting a whopping 89 points on the board. When you consider that the Aggies gave up 52 points to Alabama last weekend, you can see how this point total might be easily surpassed. The OVER has hit in 7 of the last 8 games that Florida has played in the month of October.
Arkansas Razorbacks at Auburn Tigers (UNDER 47 ½)
What we are looking at here is a match-up between a pair of teams that are about as far removed from being an offensive powerhouse as you can get. Through their opening two games of the season, the Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging a touch over 13 PPG, while the Tigers are not much better, averaging a little over 17 PPG. Arkansas has struggled pretty badly in their most recent games against the Auburn Tigers, which has them in as the underdog here. In their last 11 games starting as the underdog, the UNDER has hit 8 times. As for Auburn, they have seen the UNDER hit in 6 of their last 8, which includes both games played this season.