Week 6 of the 2016 college football has several interesting games on the slate. Here are the betting odds for some of the more high-profile games in Week 6.
College football is already in its sixth week of the 2016 season. Teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Some are full steam ahead to the College Football Playoff. Others have lost all hope. A few can still control their own Playoff destiny.
Here are the betting odds for some of the more interesting games on the Week 6 slate, according to OddsShark.com:
No. 3 Clemson at Boston College: Boston College +17
Texas vs. No. 20 Oklahoma: Oklahoma -6.5
No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 17 North Carolina: North Carolina -5.5
No. 9 Tennessee at No. 8 Texas A&M: Texas A&M -6.5
No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas: Arkansas +13
No. 23 Florida State at No. 10 Miami: Miami -1.5
The No. 3 Clemson Tigers should be favored on the road against their ACC Atlantic rival Boston College Eagles. However, Clemson isn’t exactly clobbering its opponents en route to a 5-0 start. Boston College isn’t a good team, but that is a lot of points the Eagles are getting at home.
The Red River Rivalry will see its next installment at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday afternoon. The Oklahoma Sooners have improved after a 1-2 start to be the No. 20 team in the nation entering Week 6.
Texas has fallen off a cliff since beating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at home in Week 1. Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong needs another victory to keep his job in Austin. Not sure he’ll get it done against the Sooners on Saturday, but Texas might be able to cover the 6.5-point spread.
No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 17 North Carolina is a sneaky good ACC Coastal game this weekend. Both teams have a shot at winning their division despite having non-conference losses to SEC East teams.
Whomever comes out on top in Chapel Hill will be the biggest challenger to the Miami Hurricanes in the Coastal. North Carolina is a 5.5-point favorite, but should be able to cover the spread en route to a Week 6 victory over the Hokies.
College Station will be rocking on Saturday when the No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies host the No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers in Kyle Field. The winner of this game will be a serious College Football Playoff contender in the SEC.
Both teams still need to beat the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide to make the playoff, but should feel great about a Week 6 victory. Texas A&M is the more complete team. Tennessee needs luck to win in College Station. The Aggies should be able to cover the 6.5-point spread to reach 6-0.
Fayetteville has another high-profile SEC game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 16 Arkansas. The Crimson Tide are favored by 13 points on the road over the Razorbacks. Bret Bielema’s Arkansas team plays Nick Saban’s Alabama team close annually. Take the points Arkansas is getting.
Finally, in a huge ACC in-state rivalry, the No. 23 Florida State Seminoles will play the No. 10 Miami Hurricanes in Miami Gardens. Jimbo Fisher vs. Mark Richt. While Miami is a 1.5-point favorite, this is a stay away game. Just let this rivalry game happen and enjoy it with no money on the line.