College Football Betting: Week 5 Lines
Week 5’s college football betting card is highlighted by four games between two ranked opponents, including three conference showdowns that will help establish early pecking orders in the SEC, ACC, and Big Ten.
No. 3 Alabama visits No. 12 Florida in an SEC West vs. SEC East matchup that gives both teams a chance to make a strong statement. Both have looked sharp in getting out to 4-0 starts, with Alabama at 3-1 ATS and Florida at 3-0-1 ATS.
Alabama has owned this series in recent years, going 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against Florida. The Crimson Tide are a 5-point road favorite at 5Dimes.
No. 8 Nebraska will have a chance to prove they belong among the Big Ten elite with a tough road test this week at No. 7 Wisconsin. While both teams are 4-0, Wisconsin has looked much sharper on defense with a 3-1 ATS record than Nebraska, who is just 1-3 ATS. The winner of this one could be considered the early favorite to win the Big Ten. Wisconsin is a 9.5-point home favorite at TopBet.
After last week’s big win over Florida State, No. 13 Clemson has a chance to take down another ACC favorite when they visit No. 11 Virginia Tech. While they haven’t played since 2007, Virginia Tech is 5-0 both SU and ATS in their last five meetings with Clemson. Despite a 1-3 ATS start, Virginia Tech is still being respected as a solid 7-point favorite at BetOnline.
In the only non-conference game between two ranked opponents, No. 14 Texas A&M takes on No. 18 Arkansas at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses and will have to bring their best to avoid a second straight defeat. Arkansas is 2-0 SU and ATS in their last two meetings against Texas A&M, but are a 3-point underdog at TopBet.
Both No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Oklahoma are heavy home favorites this week, with LSU a 29.5-point favorite over Kentucky and Oklahoma a 38-point favorite over Ball State (both at 5Dimes).