Thanks to the trio of expert upset picks that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great chance to strike pay dirt three times by cashing in on a trio of bankroll-boosting Week 5 upset picks.
That’s right college football bettors….these dogs are barking in Week 5!
Analyzing The Top College Football Upset Picks Of Week 5 Highlights Trio Of Matchups!
No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma State
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma State -2.5 / Over/Under 71.5
Analysis: I know Oklahoma State is playing at home, but I think the Texas Longhorns are in a great spot to steal the road win in this one, seeing as how the Horns are well-rested and battle-tested with some bigs games already under their collective belts.
Both teams have struggled trying to cover the spread with Texas going 1-6 ATS in its last seven road games and Oklahoma State going 2-6 ATS in its last eight games. Texas has won 14 of the last 18 matchups against Oklahoma State while going 7-1 ATS in their last eight road dates against the Cowboys. I like the more explosive Longhorns to get the win and ATS cover.
My Pick: Texas 35 Oklahoma State 31
No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, September 30, 2016
Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
NCAAF Odds: Washington -3 / Total: 44
Analysis: The Washington Huskies are in a great position to beat Stanford and bolster their playoff chances, but I wasn’t very impressed with the Huskies in their narrow win over a so-so Arizona squad last weekend while conversely, I was encouraged by the fight that Stanford showed in refusing to lose against UCLA.
While it would seem like Washington has the far more explosive offense in this matchup, I believe the Huskies’ offensive statistics are skewed because of their early-season matchups against inferior opponents.
Stanford has gone6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS win. While Washington has gone 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following an ATS loss, the Huskies are also just 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a winning road record.
While the home team in this Pac-12 rivalry has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. I’m going with Stanford to get the outright road win and ATS cover, seeing as how the Cardinal are 38-16-1 ATS in their last 55 conference games and have a defense that is as good as any in the nation right now.
My Pick: Stanford 31 Washington 28
No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Clemson +1.5
Analysis: While I picked the Clemson Tigers to get back to this year’s national championship after falling just short a year ago and I’m sticking with that pick, I must admit that Louisville’s Lamar Jackson scares the hell out of me. Having said that, let me also say that I believe the Tigers are still the right pick to get the narrow win for two reasons. The Tigers are playing at home in front of their crazed fans and they have an elite defense.
I know Louisville is 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games in the month of September, but Clemson is 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an SU win and an encouraging 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
The Tigers have won two straight over the Cardinals in narrow fashion and I expect them to make it three in a row by keeping Jackson in check and forcing someone else to beat them. I love the spread with Clemson being a surprising 1.5-point home dog and I believe Clemson will cover the spread by getting the outright win!
My Pick: Clemson 38 Louisville 31