College Football is full of upsets week in week out and there are a handful of games I believe are ripe for an upset. Keep reading to get an edge on your Week 5 college football straight-up moneyline upset bets.
College Football Straight-Up Moneyline Upset Alerts Week 5
Friday, Sep. 27
Arizona State +180 at California
California’s got a fantastic defense. The Sun Devils’ defense isn’t too shabby, though. If ASU can contain California until the fourth quarter, they’ll be in an excellent position to upset the Golden Bears the way they did Michigan State on the road a couple of weeks ago.
Pick: Arizona State
Duke +125 at Virginia Tech
Duke has bounced back with two excellent efforts after losing to Alabama in Week 1. The Blue Devils have got their offense going while the defense looked great in the 41-18 win over Middle Tennessee. VA Tech struggled to beat Furman 24-17 in their last.
Saturday, Sep. 28
Northern Illinois +215 at Vanderbilt
Yes, Vandy is an SEC squad, and, yes, Northern Illinois has lost their last couple of matchups, but look who they played? Utah and Nebraska. LSU beat Vanderbilt 66-38 in the Commodores previous time out. We have no clue how good Vanderbilt really is. It’s worth taking a shot on the Huskies.
Pick: Northern Illinois
Kansas +575 at TCU
Undefeated TCU has looked great so far this season. However, Les Miles, LSU’s former coach, has Kansas playing tough. The Jayhawks have already beaten Boston College on the road. They made it close against West Virginia. KU could surprise the Horned Frogs on Saturday.
Wake Forest at Boston College +243
Boston College beat Wake 41-34 in last season’s battle. BC is getting no love against the spread for a home team that has a shot at winning straight up. The line is 7. It’s hard to understand why. Boston College has faced tougher competition and gets the Demon Deacons at home. It makes sense to the roll the dice on the Eagles to get the job done on Sep. 28.
Pick: Boston College
Cincinnati at Marshall +135
After the 0-42 loss to Ohio State, Cincinnati got back on track with an excellent 35-13 win against Miami-Ohio in their last. The Bearcats must beat Marshall at home, though. That’s one of the reasons to back the Thundering Herd. The other reason to support Marshall is that they allow less than 21 points per game while averaging over 33 per on offense.