Get a jump on Week 5 College Football odds and lines ahead of time and three bets to make this weekend before odds begin to change during the week. Find the most updated College Football odds for Week 5 below.
Week 5 College Football Odds & Lines
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Early College Football Week 5 Bets To Place
Week 4 of the college football season is here, which means it isn’t too early to get a look at some of the lines for Week 5’s action. Some of these lines may shift after this weekend’s games, so here are some of the bets you might want to lock in sooner rather than later.
NC State +8 vs. Clemson
A largely untested Clemson team faces a major test in Week 4 with a road matchup against Wake Forest. If the Tigers fail that test and can’t keep up with a Sam Hartman-led offense, you might see this line move under a touchdown.
NC State is a top-15 team that has looked more like itself after an ugly opening week win over East Carolina. QB Devin Leary is beginning to play like he did last year, when NC State took down Clemson.
A win for the Wolfpack in Death Valley will be an uphill battle, but it’s very possible that their offense keeps them within a touchdown. NC State +8 is worth locking in before a potential Clemson disappointment this weekend.
Maryland +3.5 vs. Michigan State
Maryland faces Michigan this week as a significant underdog, so even if the Terrapins suffer a sizable loss, it shouldn’t hurt their odds much. Instead, Maryland’s underdog status for Week 5 could shrink based on how Michigan State performs.
The Spartans are still a bit of an unknown. They didn’t face significant competition in their first two games and were soundly defeated by Washington last weekend. If Michigan State loses handily to Minnesota this weekend, which isn’t unrealistic considering how good the Golden Gophers have looked early in the season, the line could move from Maryland +3.5 to less than a field goal. As it stands now, Maryland is a nice value before we find out more about the Spartans.
LSU Moneyline (-125) vs. Auburn
Auburn hasn’t looked like an above-average team ever since T.J. Finley took over for Bo Nix late last season. Aside from a miraculous defensive performance in a loss to Alabama, the team has looked lost with Finley (and Robby Ashford, who occasionally rotates in) under center.
Auburn is 0-3 against the spread this season and an unimpressive 2-1 overall. The Tigers’ second win was a narrow 24-16 victory over San Jose State, and they followed it up with a 41-12 home loss to Penn State last weekend. Why does this matter? Auburn might be at risk of losing to Missouri as a home favorite this weekend.
If Bryan Harsin’s group loses to a Missouri team that was trounced by Kansas State two weeks ago, LSU would become an even greater favorite and lose value on the moneyline. LSU hosts New Mexico State this weekend, so it would be surprising if they did anything that could push the line back in Auburn’s favor.
Harsin is on the hot seat, Auburn has proven it’s vulnerable at home, and the quarterback situation is a mess. LSU -125 is a great value while you have it.
Arkansas +15.5 vs. Alabama
I don’t see a real path to Arkansas taking down Alabama, just based on the talent gap. Still, the Razorbacks’ near-miss on the road last season can be taken as an indication that Sam Pittman knows how to gameplan for a Nick Saban team. We saw Alabama look vulnerable on the road once already this season. Is Texas that much better than Arkansas? There’s at least some reason to hope the Razorbacks keep this within two touchdowns.
If you’re a believer, it might be best to lock Arkansas in at +15.5 now. A great performance against Texas A&M this weekend could allow the line to move under two touchdowns, taking away some of the value. This is a well-balanced Arkansas team that has a real chance to beat the Aggies and stay within range of Alabama.