College Football picks against the spread October 4-5, 2018
There is only one college football game from a power five conference this week in our five pre-Saturday games. That can be a good thing. Most bettors shy away from non power five games. There could be a couple of places to come out ahead here.
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I haven’t completely finished with last weekend’s games yet, so my picks from last week haven’t all been tallied. That article will be up soon, but first, the picks for the three games before our football Saturday!
For those of you that are new to this, I pick every college football game every week. Not a top five. Not a top ten. All of them. Big deal, right? Lots of people make picks. Well, I do them all against the spread! I take the odds of each game and average them out at all the Vegas casinos and round to the nearest half. There will be no ties here. Ties are for the other football.
I also assign a point value based on the confidence I have in each pick. 1 means that I have little to no confidence. 5 is one I would place a decent wager on. I keep track of my record and my points from week to week and year to year. I am aiming for 55% this year. It’s harder than it looks!
This is for entertainment purposes only! I cannot be responsible for the loss of money, possessions, spouses, or limbs because of my picks. I can’t have that on my conscious.
Without further delay, here are the early picks for week 6!
Georgia State at Troy(-15.5)(2): This line has dropped a couple of points, and I like where this is headed. The Georgia State offense is not a fast moving unit despite what they did to Monroe last week. Monroe just couldn’t stop them. Troy can. Give me the Trojans.
Tulsa at Houston(-17.5)(2): I don’t really like that half, especially when you consider that Tulsa has not lost a game by more than two touchdowns all year. Give me Tulsa.
Georgia Tech(-4.5) at Louisville(4): Are the Bees really better than Florida State? Offensively maybe, but not on defense. The Louisville D has been solid. It’s the offense that has been the problem. Jawon Pass looked pretty good last week in guiding Louisville to a near upset. I think I like Louisville straight up.
Middle Tennessee State at Marshall(-6.5)(3): The uncertainty of Isaiah Green is keeping this line down for now. I’m not opposed to placing a bet before we get confirmation of his status just because this is way too low if he plays. If not, I still like Marshall at home, so yeah, I like the line at this no matter what. I would feel a lot better about it if Green does play though.
Utah State at BYU(-2.5)(2): This may not quite be the Holy War, but it’s close. This BYU defense is impressive, and they will ugly up this game as much as they can. I like Utah State, but I’m not sure they can take BYU here. Give me the Cougars at home.
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