Trio Of ATS College Football Picks To Finish Week 6

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Mark Lathrop

Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:12 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 2:12 PM UTC

Our College Football handicapper looks to rebound from a tough week 5 performance and sees a trio of favorites that bettors should be willing to lay the chalk for. Read on as he explains the teams he will be backing for his NCAAF week 6 predictions.

Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks

The Washington Huskies passed their coming of age test on national television last Friday night as they pasted the Stanford Cardinal in a 44-6 rout in Seattle. That win vaulted the Huskies into the College Football Playoff discussion, as they jumped all the way to 5th in the current rankings. The Cardinal; however, lick their wounds and go home to meet up with the upstart Washington State Cougars.

I think with the way that the Huskies are dominating on both sides of the ball right now, the only risk in this game for Husky backers is the potential for a let-down game. What should help them in this regard is another day of rest playing after a Friday night game, and head coach Chris Peterson, who is coming off of a program used to running the table in Boise State. The other main reason is the combination of Washington’s superior quarterback, Jake Browning (17/2 TD/INT ratio), and the Oregon Ducks’ putrid passing defense. Oregon sits just below Idaho and above Louisiana Tech in passing defense this year. Take the Huskies for you NCAAF week 6 picks, who should run away late with this one at -9 at 5Dimes.


Free NCAAF Pick: Washington -9 
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Speaking of terrible defense, Rutgers is near the bottom of the FBS in rushing defense right now. On the flip side, Michigan is in the top 20% of the country in rushing offense at 209.8 yards per game, racking up 16 touchdowns in the process. So how exactly is Michigan going to let up the gas here if they spring out to a big lead? The answer will be that they can’t and the Wolverines should continue to win every quarter through the 4th.

Michigan has been more than 30-point favorites already twice this season, and passed those tests with flying colors – covering 38 points against Hawaii and 36.5 pints against Central Florida. Rutgers has been 25 point underdogs in two games already this year, and failed to cover in each one. I can’t trust a team that just lost 58-0, and to think that the Wolverines can win each quarter by a touchdown – with a field goal at the end, is not that outlandish. Take Michigan here at -29.5 at Heritage.


Free NCAAF Pick: Michigan -29.5 
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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Colorado Buffaloes vs USC Trojans 

The Colorado Buffaloes are partying like its 1991, but they face a newly motivated opponent in the USC Trojans this week. Sporting a nasty opening hook at 4.5, the books are daring us to drink the Colorado kool-aid here and take the Buffs on the road.

Fast forward a day to Friday night, and that line has spiked to -5.5 at BookMaker, as lines makers are searching for anyone to take the Buffaloes early season success seriously. That would not be advised. Since the change at quarterback for USC from Max Browne to Sam Darnold, Clay Helton’s team has been on fire. As long as this line is under 7 in favor of USC, I like them, so take the Trojans to hold serve at home in this Pac-12 matchup.


Free NCAAF Pick: USC -5.5 
Best Line Offered: at BookMaker 
2016 College Football Record: 14-17-1, -4.80 Units

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