Biggest College Football Bets - Week 6

Week 6 of the college football season packs some big showdowns between major conference heavyweights, but we continue to focus all our energy on a couple of big picks that will provide a big payday for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games.


The following is a look at the biggest line moves, biggest underdogs, and biggest battles to help you get ready for this week’s games. All lines quoted provided by 5Dimes.

Biggest College Football Line Moves - Week 6


NFL Odds: Week 5 NFL Line Moves

The biggest line move of the week on the NFL betting odds at the online sportsbooks comes from the Ravens vs. Chiefs game in Kansas City, where road-favored Baltimore has gone from a favorite of 4.5 points to 7 points over the last few days.

The Ravens are 3-1 SU but just 2-2 ATS on the season, while the Chiefs sit with records of 1-3 both SU and ATS through the first four weeks. Baltimore blasted Kansas City 30-7 last season as a 3-point road favorite.


Wild Card Betting: St. Louis Atlanta

The visiting Cardinals look to extend their season and defend their title Friday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves in the one-game Wild Card game.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Kyle Lohse to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 16-3. Getting the ball for the Braves is Kris Medlen, who owns a 9-0 record on the season with a 0.97 ERA.
Odds courtesy of Bovada:

St. Louis Cardinals      +145

Atlanta Braves             -165

Total 6.5

Most Hits, Runs and RBI's         

Jason Heyward (ATL)                 -110     

Carlos Beltran (STL)                   -120    

Most Hits, Runs and RBI's         

Chipper Jones (ATL)                   -115     

Matt Holliday (STL)                    -115               

Who will record more strikeouts?

Kyle Lohse (R)               +240    

Kris Medlen (R)              -300    

Total Strikeouts - Kyle Lohse (R)

Over/Under                    4½

Total Strikeouts - Kris Medlen (R)           

Over/Under                    6

Total Hits, Runs and RBI's - Jason Heyward (ATL)           

Over/Under/Under           2

Total Hits, Runs and RBI's - Chipper Jones (ATL) 

Over/Under                    2

Will Jason Heyward (ATL) hit a home run?          

Yes                  +400

No                    -600

Will Chipper Jones (ATL) hit a home run?

Yes                  +425

No                    -625

Will Brian McCann (ATL) hit a home run?

Yes                  +450

No                    -650

Will Carlos Beltran (STL) hit a home run?

Yes                  +350

No                    -500

Will Matt Holliday (STL) hit a home run? 

Yes                  +400

No                    -600

Will Allen Craig (STL) hit a home run?     

Yes                  +375

No                    -550


USC favored over Utah

The 3-1 USC Trojans, after righting their ship with a victory over Cal, look for conference victory No. 2 when they visit the 2-2 Utah Utes Thursday night (9 pm ET, ESPN).

Southern Cal, which last played in Salt Lake City 95 years ago, were early 13-point favorites over the Utes, who lost their Pac-12 opener at Arizona State by 30 points.

These teams have only met twice in the past decade and both games went well UNDER the total, which had not been set at press time (check it out at 5Dimes).

Last year's game had a crazy finish with the 23-14 final score being changed to a 17-14 final score due to a game-ending  TD and ensuing penalty. But the 23-14 result was restored by the Pac-12, meaning USC covered the 7.5-point spread after all.


UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot Odds

Saturday Night fights will continue for the third straight week with UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, and MMA betting action is already available on three of the bouts.

In the main event Travis Browne looks to get one step closer to a title shot with a win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The undefeated contender fights out of Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting and should be well prepared for his televised main event debut.


BYU vs Utah State Prediction

Beehive State rivals meet as the BYU Cougars play host to the Utah State Aggies Friday night in Provo (10:15 pm ET, ESPN).

Brigham Young, coming off a 47-0 demolition of Hawaii, is 3-2, its two losses coming by a combined four points.


USU, meanwhile, is 4-1 and could easily be 5-0 if not for a missed field goal at the buzzer against Wisconsin. BYU sat as 7-point chalk as of Thursday at 5Dimes while the total was sitting near 46.


Syracuse vs Pitt Betting Preview

Conference rivals Pitt and Syracuse meet for last time as members of the Big East before they both bolt for the ACC next year when they play at the Carrier Dome Friday night (7 pm ET, ESPN).

Pittsburgh (2-2), which has won the last seven games in this series, was an early three-point favorite over the 1-3 'Cuse. The Panthers have also rewarded bettors in this series, going 7-3 ATS in those 10 meetings.

Syracuse had lost five straight at home before beating FCS Stony Brook a few weeks back.


East Carolina vs Central Florida Pick

In a game that will help decide who wins the Conference USA title this year the 3-2 East Carolina Pirates and 2-2 Central Florida Knights get it on Thursday night in Orlando (8 pm ET, CBS Sports Network).

In early betting, UCF was favored by 14 points over EC, which is already 2-0 in conference play.


NHL Betting Odds: Lockout Related Bets

The preseason is done and the NHL is on the brink of cancelling regular-season games. And there are no negotiations planned.

There are no games to bet on, but plenty of hockey to bet on, as NHL props continue to be churned out fast and furious at Bovada.


Rams vs Cardinals Betting Pick

The Arizona Cardinals hope to remain undefeated this Thursday night when they visit the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome.

Arizona is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games against the Rams, including seven straight wins at St. Louis.

Seven of the last eight games between these two teams have gone UNDER the total. But Arizona is just 3-13 SU in its last 16 road games.



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