Week 6 college football lines are out: Early look at the best bets (presented by Betfred Sportsbook)
As crazy as it sounds, Week 6 of the college football season is already here - and we will have a jam-packed next Saturday in college football.
Alabama hosts Texas A&M in a still highly anticipated game, despite A&M's struggles. The Red River Rivalry may have never had more at stake than next week, when one team will fall to 3-3, plus a couple big, Big Ten games dot the calendar.
As we do every Saturday, Jake Faigus has your first look at the big Week 6 lines, with quick reaction to the big games.
Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama (-24): This matchup lost some of its luster with A&M looking as good as projected. However, this matchup still carries weight, especially with the two head coaches going back-and-forth in the offseason. A&M needs to find some sort of offense to have a chance here, but the Bama defense is one of the best in the country.
Texas (-6) vs Oklahoma: This matchup has also lost a lot of its luster with the way both teams have played to start the year. However, this rivalry game is almost always an entertaining game, highlighted by what happened last year. Quinn Ewers should be back at quarterback for Texas, which could be a big difference with how Oklahoma’s defense has played the last two weeks.
No. 17 TCU (-5) at No. 19 Kansas: This should be the most fun game of the week. The environment is going to be electric with College GameDay visiting for the first time. The key to this game will be who has the ball last because both offenses are averaging over 40 points a game, so expect a high-scoring game in Lawrence.
No. 11 Utah (-3) at No.18 UCLA: Utah is finding its stride right now as the preseason Pac-12 favorite. UCLA has also come onto the scene with one of the best offenses in the Pac-12 and the country. Utah’s bread and butter is on the defensive side of the ball, so expect the game to be won with the matchup between the Ute defense and the Bruin offense.
No. 8 Tennessee (-4) at No. 25 LSU: Tennessee is coming off a bye but has an offense that not many teams can contain. LSU’s been a bit up and down all year, and they are coming off a very sloppy win against Auburn. For LSU to have any chance in this game, they need to find a way to contain the Tennessee offense, something that no team has been able to do yet.
Florida State at No. 14 NC State (-4): Both teams had very close losses this past week, but they also both have a chance to redeem themselves, and it starts in this game. NC State’s offense has been inconsistent and needs to step up here to keep up with a Florida State team that can score easily. The matchup between Florida State’s offense and NC State’s defense will ultimately decide the game.
No. 16 BYU vs. Notre Dame (-2.5): This week’s slate is not amazing, but this neutral site game in Vegas should be a fun watch. BYU’s offense finally got its go-to receivers back but didn’t look impressive last week against Utah State. Notre Dame was off last week but looks like it might be getting its act together a little bit, even with the injuries they have dealt with. This should be a back-and-forth game, that gets decided in the final minutes.
Other games to look at:
No. 12 Oregon (-11) at Arizona
Arkansas at No. 23 Mississippi State (-5.5)
Texas Tech at No. 7 Oklahoma State (-10)
Washington State at No. 6 USC (-10.5)
No. 20 Kansas State (-2) at Iowa State
Auburn at No. 2 Georgia (-28)
No. 3 Ohio State (-25) at Michigan State
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