College Football Picks: Week 6 Betting Odds Report

Jeff Grant

Monday, September 30, 2013 11:34 AM UTC

Monday, Sep. 30, 2013 11:34 AM UTC

We take a look at the Week 6 opening college football odds, as we aim to hunt down the best value on offer for our college football picks.

The college football season quickly moves into Week 6, as handicappers continue to adjust their numbers to beat the oddsmaker. 

Let’s take a closer look at six games in the next round of action, while also examine the other college football odds that are being offered in the market. 

Opening number at Bookmaker sports book is represented in parentheses (Road team vs. Home team)

UCLA Bruins -4 (-3.5) vs. Utah Utes 

UCLA was last seen picking up a 59-13 victory over New Mexico State on Sept. 21, as the program will enter this contest off a bye week. The Bruins have scored 158 points this season—their most in a three-game stretch since 1997. 

Utah is 6-2 coming off regular-season byes under head coach Kyle Whittingham, with both of those losses coming against Pac-12 Conference opponents. 

Sports bettors will find that the Utes are 3-6 SU and 5-4 ATS in October the last two-plus seasons.


Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes -2

Michigan State is a week removed from its hard-fought 17-13 defeat to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sept. 21, but the program has still managed to hold opponents under 100 yards rushing in all four of its games this season.

Iowa has rushed for 200-plus yards in five straight games to start the season—a statistic that has played a major part in the team outscoring opponents by a 72-10 margin in the second quarter.

Before plaing your sports picks, it should be noted that the Spartans are 7-2-1 ATS as underdogs the last two-plus seasons.


TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma Sooners -11 (-10)

TCU improved to 26-8 in regular-season contests following a loss under head coach Gary Patterson with a 48-17 victory over the SMU Mustangs last Saturday, as it allowed just 16 rushing yards. 

Oklahoma will look to move past an emotional 35-21 road victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Week 5, as it attempts to improve upon its 38-2 SU home record against Big 12 Conference foes since 2002.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the Sooners are 8-11 ATS versus conference opponents.


Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Florida Gators -10.5 (-12.5)

Arkansas is the only team in the country that plays preseason top 10 opponents in four consecutive weeks, as it attempts to bounce back from a 45-33 setback to the Texas A&M Aggies last Saturday.

The Florida Gators possess one of the premier stop units in the country, as they paces the SEC in scoring and total defense. 

Sports bettors will find that the Razorbacks are 1-8 ATS on the road the last two-plus seasons.\


Ohio State Buckeyes -5 (-4) vs. Northwestern Wildcats 

Ohio State extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games with a 31-24 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers last Saturday, with head coach Urban Meyer improving his career record to 47-4 in games played in August/September.

Northwestern is 1-28 SU in this series, while it has also dropped eight of nine games off a bye week under eighth-year head coach Pat Fitzgerald. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the Wildcats are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS as home underdogs of 3.5 to 7 points.


Washington Huskies vs. Stanford Cardinal -6.5 

Washington hasn’t trailed in a game this season, as it improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2001 season. The Huskies have outscored opponents 38-0 in the first quarter this season. 

Stanford owns the nation’s second-longest winning streak at 12 games, while quarterback Kevin Hogan possesses a perfect 9-0 record as a starter.

The Cardinal are 3-0 SUATS as home favorites of 3.5 to 7 points since 2011.


Other Games

Texas -8.5 (-7.5) vs. Iowa State

Western Kentucky -4.5 (-3) vs. UL Monroe

BYU vs. Utah State -6.5 (-6)

Nevada vs. San Diego State -4.5 (-5.5)

Louisville -33.5 (-30) vs. Temple

Western Michigan vs. Toledo -20 (-17.5)

Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo -13.5 (-11)

Army vs. Boston College -11.5 (-10)

Central Michigan -3.5 (-4.5) vs. Miami OH

Virginia -4 (-5) vs. Ball State

Maryland vs. Florida State -14.5 (-17.5)

Clemson -13 (-13.5) vs. Syracuse

NC State -9 (-9.5) vs. Wake Forest

Illinois vs. Nebraska -10.5 (-9.5)

UTSA vs. Marshall -14 (-9.5)

North Texas -2.5 (PK) vs. Tulane

Oregon -38 (-35) vs. Colorado

Georgia -10.5 vs. Tennessee

LSU -9.5 vs. Mississippi State

Rice vs. Tulsa -3 (-2.5)

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech -7 (-6.5)

Cincinnati -11.5 (-13.5) vs. South Florida

Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State -14

Missouri vs. Vanderbilt -2.5

Minnesota vs. Michigan -20.5 (-16.5)

Central Florida -10 vs. Memphis

Rutgers -6.5 (-3) vs. SMU

Fresno State -25 vs. Idaho

Texas State vs. UL Lafayette -10

South Alabama vs. Troy -3 (-2.5)

New Mexico State vs. New Mexico -8.5 (-7)

Northern Illinois -9 (-9.5) vs. Kent State 

Mississippi -2.5 (-1) vs. Auburn

Kentucky vs. South Carolina -21

Florida International vs. Southern Miss -15.5 (-14.5)

Massachusetts vs. Bowling Green -25 (-23)

Florida Atlantic vs. UAB -4.5 (-7)

East Carolina -7.5 (-9.5) vs. Middle Tennessee St

Ohio -6 (-3) vs. Akron

Arizona State -6 (-6.5) vs. Notre Dame *Neutral Site*

West Virginia vs. Baylor -27 (-21)

Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP PK

Penn State -3.5 (-2.5) vs. Indiana

San Jose State -4.5 vs. Hawaii
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