Best Moneyline, ATS, and Over/Under Bets for College Football Week 5

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Last week was supposed to be a relaxing one for college football. There were few big games, and many of the top teams were heavily favored. However, there were plenty of surprises and upsets in Week 4. Clemson is already out of the College Football Playoff hunt after four games, and Arkansas is somehow still undefeated.

This is setting up to be one of the wildest college football seasons in the history of the sport. Only the Tide and the Bulldogs look prepared to play, and they each play highly-ranked SEC teams next week.

Needless to say, this week will play a pivotal role in determining who wins a national championship this year. Can Alabama survive at home against Ole Miss? Will another top program be upset by a massive underdog? We’ll see what happens, but expect plenty of craziness this Saturday.

With that in mind, here are the best bets for the chaotic week ahead of us. We’ll start with a NCAAF pick against the spread, but there is also value with the point total and the money line.

Boston College Eagles vs. Clemson Tigers

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 – 7:30 PM EDT at Memorial Stadium

Clemson was upset on the road against NC State, and many believe that they will bounce back this week against the undefeated Boston College. However, this matchup needs context. Clemson is 2-2 so far this season, but they haven’t looked good at all this year. They are 0-4 against the spread, and Boston College is 3-1. DJ Uiagalelei has one passing touchdown so far this season, and they have yet to score more than 14 points without overtime against an FBS opponent.

Boston College will look to extend this game with long drives. Since Clemson’s defense is banged up, this is possible. This will also force Clemson to have an efficient game on offense, and they have yet to have that this season. Clemson should win this game, but it will likely be low-scoring.

Many assume they will figure things out, but there is no reason to believe that will happen this week. Now that they are out of the CFP race, they are only playing for pride. Expect the Tigers to win in a low-scoring affair that keeps them from covering the spread. Let’s now look at a points total.

NCAAF Pick: Boston College +16 (-108) with Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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Tennessee Volunteers vs. Missouri Tigers

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - 12:00 PM EDT at Memorial Stadium

Both the Volunteers and the Tigers are flawed. Missouri is expected to win, but both teams have been disappointing on both sides of the football. Tennessee has a new quarterback, but they still make mistakes consistently on offense.

They put up points against the Gators, but they are not known for having one of the best offenses in the country. Turnovers are an issue, and they can’t consistently convert.

Missouri lost a tough game against Boston College last week, and they may feel a bit of a hangover in this game. If they come out sluggish, it will be hard for them to hit the over.

This line is expecting both teams to score around 30 points, and that seems unlikely. With how they are playing, it is more likely for them to have excess turnovers and stall on potentially successful drives. Expect the under to hit as both offenses fail to get in a rhythm.

NCAAF Pick: Missouri u64 (-110) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - 12:00 PM EDT at Sanford Stadium

This is strictly a value play. Arkansas is undefeated despite having one of the toughest schedules so far this season. Their offense is balanced, and the defense has enough experience to win. They played well against Texas and Texas A&M. While Georgia has played well, they are still capable of losing.

Many think that Arkansas is simply riding a high that will only last momentarily. However, there is a chance they keep that momentum going for one more game.

Again, I think the Bulldogs win this game. They have a stifling defense and an experienced front. However, the value is too much to pass up. Getting over 7-1 odds on a single game is rare, and Arkansas is playing too well to justify that.

NCAAF Pick: Arkansas (+735) with Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

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