College Football Picks: Week 6 NCAAF Value Plays

Joe Freda

Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:52 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 1:52 PM UTC

Saturday’s NCAAF betting board has its large card of wagering opportunities, with a trio of underdogs barking out with some solid value against the college football odds.

Michigan State Spartans at Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa reeled off a fourth straight win in last week’s 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, cashing as a 2 ½-point road favorite. The Hawkeyes allowed a stingy 165 total yards, while jumping out to a 17-0 halftime lead.

Michigan State has been off for a bye week since its 17-13 defeat against Notre Dame, ‘pushing’ the closing number as a four-point road dog. Spartans quarterback Connor Cook found wide out Macgarrett Kings for the team’s sole touchdown, while duo’s side was flagged for 10 penalties (115 yards).

Bet365 opened Iowa as a 1 ½-point favorite, with early ‘steam’ on Michigan State shifting the Hawkeyes to be one-point home dogs. Iowa has a 4-1 spread record in its last five games that followed a victory, while going 3-0-1 ATS in its last four home spots against foes with winning road records.

College Football Picks: Iowa Hawkeyes +1


Arizona State Sun Devils vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame had its two-win streak halted in last week’s 35-21 setback against the Oklahoma Sooners, falling short as a 3 ½-point home dog. The Fighting Irish fell behind early, while quarterback Tommy Rees tossed three interceptions in his side’s 24 minutes of possession.

Arizona State lit up the USC Trojans on the same card, notching a 62-41 victory as 3 ½-point home ‘chalk.’ Sun Devils running back Marion Grace dashed for a pair of touchdowns, while catching two scoring strikes from quarterback Taylor Kelly.

ASU opened as a 5 ½-point favorite on The Greek’s NCAAF betting board, with the affair held in Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. Notre Dame will look to bounce back for a close contest here in “Jerry Land,” while the Sun Devils have a 0-4-1 spread record in their last five matchups on turf.

College Football Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +5 ½ college football odds


San Jose State Spartans at Hawaii Warriors

San Jose State was blown away in last Friday’s 40-12 defeat to the Utah State Aggies, failing to cash as a 10-point home dog. The Spartans came away with four turnovers, while giving up 520 total yards en route to being flagged for 11 penalties (108 yards).

Hawaii moved to a 3-1 ATS mark in Saturday’s 42-37 home loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs, collecting as a 16 ½-point underdog. The Warriors caught up from an early 21-0 deficit, ending the contest with five unanswered touchdowns.

Heritage Sports opened San Jose State as a 4 ½-point road favorite, with early Spartans’ wagers lifting the number north to five. Hawaii remains undervalued with a 4-1 spread record in its last five spots that followed defeats, while San Jose State skids their way out to Aloha Stadium with three straight losses.

College Football Picks: Hawaii Warriors +5 at Heritage sportsbook


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