College Football Week 6 Early Betting Values

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 3:56 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 3:56 PM UTC

Our college football handicapping professional shares three early leans on Saturday’s card. Read this highly insightful betting article, and receive a razor sharp betting edge.


Ross Benjamin of Sportsbook Review once again has shown why he’s among the best sports handicappers in the world. He went an off the charts 10-1 ATS with his college football week 5 predictions.


Iowa vs. Minnesota

After starting 3-0, Minnesota suffered its first setback of the season last Saturday during a 29-26 overtime defeat at Penn State. The Gophers are a profitable 8-3 in their previous 11 conference home games. They’ll also be playing with revenge stemming from last year’s 40-35 loss at Iowa.

Iowa saw many things go right on its way to a 12-0 regular season a year ago. However, since that time, they’ve gone 3-4. During their only road game this season, they narrowly escaped with a 14-7 win over Rutgers and did so as a sizable 15.0-point favorite.

Minnesota will definitely receive strong consideration for one of my college football week 6 picks.

Early Lean: Minnesota +2.0 -110
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Army vs. Duke

Duke has already sustained home favorite upset losses at the hands of Wake Forest and Virginia. Sandwiched between those poor performances was a huge upset at Notre Dame as a 21.5-point underdog. Needless to say, consistency hasn’t been a strong attribute of this 2016 Duke football team. Furthermore, if they can’t be focused at home against fellow ACC teams, then how motivated can I expect them to be against an opponent coming off a loss to one of the worst teams from the MAC.

Army had two weeks to think about being upset in overtime as a double-digit favorite at Buffalo. It ruined a dream 3-0 start for the Cadets. This is a veteran team with plenty of resiliency and character. I’d be very surprised if they don’t turn in a superlative effort on Saturday, and an upset is well within the realm of possibility. Nevertheless, it’s seldom a good idea to pass up the points, and proceed to get greedy with a money line underdog wager instead.

Early Lean: Army +4.5 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage which has been given an A+ grade at SBR's online sports betting rating guide.

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#21 Colorado vs. USC 

Enough already with this overvalued USC team. It’s all about past reputation at this point, and little to do with the current Trojans team. Am I supposed to be enamored with their home win over Arizona State last week? Give me a break, let’s be real, USC is 2-3 thus far, and that includes 1-2 in conference action.

Colorado is the most improved team in the PAC 12, and nobody is a close second. The Buffaloes are off to a 4-1 start and covered all 5 of those contests. As a matter of fact, their only loss came at #4 Michigan, and they had a 3 point second half lead in that contest before losing its starting quarterback to injury. At the time of this writing, consensus college football betting odds shows Colorado as a 5.5-point underdog. I’m of the opinion that this is an overinflated line.

Early Lean: Colorado +5.5
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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