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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish welcome the University of Southern California Trojans in one of the most highly anticipated college football tilts on the Week 7 slate. Notre Dame has been one of the best NCAAF bets in the league this season, heading into the game a red-hot 5-1 ATS including a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS record in front of their hometown fans.

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  • Notre Dame is 6-1 SU and ATS in its last seven games.
  • The total has gone Under in Notre Dame’s last 5 against the Pac-12 at home.
  • Helton has not coached since the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl, which the Trojans won.

USC has dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons recently thanks to its embattled former head coach, Steve Sarkisan. Sarkisan, who was initially given a leave of absence after last weekend due to issues with alcohol, has since been relieved of his duties. The Trojans will turn to Clay Helton as the team's interim coach. Who's the betting favorite to replace Sarkisan? Click here to find out.

Notre Dame has averaged 239 rushing yards per game this year, good enough for the 13th-best mark in the nation. USC is lagging behind at 178 yards on the ground per contest this year.

UNDER bettors have loved seeing the Trojans leave California in recent weeks. The UNDER has paid out in five-straight games when USC has hit the road.

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Gators Begin Life Without Grier vs LSU

Florida Gators Touchdown Celebration

Standout Louisiana State University running back Leonard Fournette has stolen the headlines for the Tigers so far in the college football season, and this week it’ll be up to the Florida Gators to stop the Heisman favorite on his home turf. But the big news surrounding this tilt came when the NCAA has suspended starting Florida's standout freshman QB Will Grier for the season for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs on Monday. Sophomore Treon Harris will be handed the reigns to the quarterback position as a result.

Shark Bites
  • Treon Harris had nine touchdowns and four interceptions and 1019 passing yards in 2014.
  • The Over is 4-0 in LSU’s last four games.
  • LSU is 13-0 SU in its last 13 games at home in October.

Florida has been a fantastic play so far for bettors. The Gators, owners of a perfect 6-0 SU record, are 5-1 ATS and have covered the spread in four-straight tilts ahead of their meeting with LSU and breezed to a 21-3 victory over MIzzou last week while covering as 6.5-point favorites.

The Tigers have had no issues putting points on the scoreboard, ranking 24th in the nation with an average of 468.4 points per game so far. Florida hasn’t been as impressive on the offensive side of the ball (84th in the country) but sports a smash mouth defense that’s only allowing 296.3 total yards per game – good enough to rank 16th overall.

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Ohio State is Riding An Ugly ATS Skid

Ohio State Urban Meyer

Sure, Ohio State has won its first six games in the 2015 NCAAF season. But they’ve been stinging their bettors, covering the spread in only one contest so far. They’ll have an opportunity to right the ship for gamblers when Penn State comes to town in a Week 6 clash Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Penn State is 0-4 ATS in their last home games against conference opponents.
  • The Over/Under is 8-1 in Ohio State’s last nine October games.
  • The Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the teams.

The name of the game for Penn State has been defense this year. The Nittany Lions aren’t lighting it up offensively but boast a defense that’s 10th in the nation in total yards allowed (275.7) and 12th in points allowed (14.3). That stingy D has led Penn State to an Over/Under record of 1-5, one of the best Under marks in the entire league.

Ohio State has also been profitable for Under bettors, going 2-4 O/U so far through six games. That’s partly due to an offense that was supposed to feature a high-flying attack hasn’t lived up to expectations averaging a middle of the road 229.8 passing yards per game.

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Props: Week 6 NFL Betting Specials

Lets face it; there will be talk about the NFL being in Los Angeles until it eventually happens. The talk has been happening since the Rams moved from L.A. to St. Louis in 1994. Despite all of the speculation, odds from Bovada suggest that there will not be a team in L.A. in 2016.

Speculation has two teams squarely associated with Los Angeles, that being the San Diego Chargers and the Rams.


Can Price Put Playoff Demons to Rest?

The Toronto Blue Jays hope that their regular season ace can help even out the American League Championship Series with the Kansas City Royals Saturday. David Price will take to the mound in hopes to end his postseason woes where the pitcher has posted an ugly 0-6 record with a 5.23 ERA as a starter.

The Blue Jays, who are known for their big bats and longball, started their second consecutive series off slow and were shut out in Game 2 Friday. Luckily for the Jays teams that dropped the first game of the ALCS are still very much alive, as they have won 28 of 25 all-time series.

Over the past two games, the Kansas City Royals pitching has been unhittable. The team has now gone 16 innings without allowing a single run to plate, which is the record for the Royals franchise. Kansas City will start Yordano Venture who has been great at keeping the ball in the park with opponents hitting just four home runs in his past 12 starts. 

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Stoops Has Had Edge Against K-State

Oklahoma Sooners Bob Stoops

The Oklahoma Sooners came back down to earth in Week 5 thanks to a 24-17 loss to the Texas Longhorns but will look to get back on track when they take the road in Week 6 for a showdown with Kansas State. Oklahoma, who failed to cover as healthy -16 faves against Texas, is averaging 473 total yards per game – good enough to rank 22nd in the country in that department.

Shark Bites
  • Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last six conference road games.
  • Kansas State is 7-0 ATS in its last seven October home games.
  • Sooners coach Bob Stoops is 5-0 SU in games played at Kansas State.

Historically, when these teams meet high totals tend to follow. The Over has paid out in six out of the last seven times the Sooners and Wildcats played. Kansas State has typically performed well against conference opponents, going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 tilts versus familiar foes.

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MSU vs UM Rivalry Has Renewed Life

University of Michigan Wolverines Jim Harbaugh

For the first time in years, this inter-state matchup is not looking one-sided on paper. That’s because the Wolverines, led by head coach Jim Harbaugh, have been playing some lights out football as of late and are being taken seriously as a contender in college football circles.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan State is 7-0 ATS in its last seven vs. Michigan.
  • MSU is tied with Baylor for the longest streak in the nation of 24 points or more (21).
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Michigan’s last seven home games.

Fresh off a 38-0 pummeling of Northwestern, Michigan has now shut out opponents in three-straight games while amassing an amazing 97 points during that span. The Wolverines are a very respectable 4-2 ATS on the year as a result.

On the flip side for NCAAF bettors, however, is the Spartans. Michigan State has won six-straight games straight up but have been miserable when it comes to covering the spread, recording an ugly 0-6 ATS record so far.

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Alabama-Texas A&M Betting Preview

Alabama QB Jake Coker

The Alabama Crimson Tide sport a 5-2 SU record but they’ve been underwhelming for bettors this season, going 2-4 ATS through the college football season’s first six games. That’s a far cry from Texas A&M, as the Aggies are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS so far in the campaign. Both sides will square off in the Lone Star State in Week 6.

Shark Bites
  • Texas A&M is 2-6 ATS in its last eight home games.
  • Since joining the SEC in 2012, the Aggies are 5-7 against conference opponents.
  • The Under is 5-1 in Alabama’s last six contests in October.

Alabama has only played one game on the road so far – a 38-10 victory over Georgia – and will be hoping it can repeat its dominating performance over Texas A&M last year. ‘Bama demolished the Aggies 59-0 as 11-point favorites in 2014, something the Texas-based squad will surely have in the back of their minds.

Alabama historically loves facing the SEC, going 9-1 SU in its last 10 games against conference opponents.

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KC Losing Streak Providing Fade Material

Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost four consecutive games and they continue to be fade worthy as the team has also failed to cover in their past four. The Chiefs will try and cure what ails them when they visit the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. 

To make matters worse for Kansas City, running back Jamaal Charles suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Sunday. Charles had rushed the ball 71 times this season with all other Chiefs running backs combining for 28 carries.

The Vikings, who are coming off a bye, have discovered a gameplan full of Adrian Peterson is their best option. In Week 1, AP rushed the ball 10 times for 31 yards. In the three games since the perennial Pro Bowler has averaged nearly 22 carries a game and 113.7 yards.

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Northwestern vs Iowa Betting Outlook

Northwestern Wildcats Zack Oliver

The Northwestern Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season in ugly fashion last week in the form of a 38-0 shutout at the hands of Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines but will try and get back to their winning ways in Week 7 at home against Iowa.

Shark Bites
  • Iowa is 6-2 ATS in its last eight road games vs. conference opponents.
  • The Under has gone 5-1 in Northwestern’s last six games.
  • Northwestern is 2-7 SU in its last nine conference games at home.

Both squads are a respectable 4-2 ATS to start the year. Northwestern’s defense has been the story this year and is ranked as the ninth best team in the country when it comes to total yards allowed. The Hawkeyes have been particularly good in limiting the damage by opposing running backs, sitting at no. 5 in the nation in running back yards allowed.

Northwestern has traditionally not fared well at home against conference opponents, however. The Wildcats are just 2-7 SU in their last nine home games against Big Ten teams.

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