College Football Week 5 Expert Picks And Projections For Top Favorites

Posted by Eric Williams on September 28, 2016 in

If you’re looking for Week 5 college football winners, then look no further! A trio of favorites look like they’ll all cover the spread in their respective Week 5 matchups, making all three virtual must-bet selections for college football bettors looking to increase the annual online betting bankroll. With that said, let’s get started.

A Closer Look At The College Football Week 5 Expert Picks And Projections For Top Favorites



Baylor Bears (4-0) at Iowa State Cyclones (1-3)

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Where: Jack Trice Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Iowa State Cyclones +16.5

Analysis: Iowa State Cyclones got a rare win last weekend, but they had better enjoy it because the Cyclones are going down and going down hard in their Week 5 Big 12 battle against Baylor. The Bears are far superior on both sides of the ball and should be able to make an ATS win stand up even as a double-digit road favorite, against an Iowa State team that has issues all over the place.

I know the Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games against Iowa State, but these two teams really aren’t close in talent level or their on-field performances. Baylor has scored an insane 165 points in the last three meetings against the Cyclones and should be able to approach the 50-point plateau once again in this meeting.

My Pick: Baylor 42 Iowa State 21

Oregon Ducks (2-2) at Washington State Cougars (1-2)

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3:33 PM
Where: Martin Stadium
TV: Pac-12 Network

NCAAF Odds: Washington State Cougars +1

Analysis: I know Oregon can score the ball with the best teams in the nation, but the Ducks are clearly missing something this season on both sides of the ball.

While Oregon has gone 0-4-1 ATS in its last five games, the Washington State Cougars have gone 8-4 SU in its last 12 games and an incendiary 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games. Expect points aplenty on this contest, but Washington State wins outright, making the Cougars the pick to get the ATS cover.

My Pick: Washington State 35 Oregon 31

Kentucky Wildcats (2-2) at Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0)

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -32.5

Analysis: While Kentucky picked up a nice win over rebuilding South Carolina last weekend, the Wildcats are in for big trouble against No. 1 Alabama in this contest. Alabama is 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 7-3 ATS following an SU win. Kentucky is 1-4 against the spread following an SU win and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.

However, with the road team in this SEC rivalry covering the spread in each of the last five meetings, I say the Kentucky Wildcats use their solid rushing attack to both, keep the final score close – and find a way to narrowly cover the college football betting line.

My Pick: Alabama 35 Kentucky 10