Not one, not two…not…oh, let me stop myself before I go all LeBron James here.
Seriously though, college football gamblers are going to be treated to three expert Week 6 college football picks that all have a chance to help collegiate gridiron gamblers cash in big!
You see, four Top 25 teams will be in action over these three contests and each is looking for BCS love as the regular season steamrolls toward a fast and furious finish.
Let’s get started with the only pairing of Top 25 NCAAF teams in this trio.
Sat., Oct., 5 at 12: 00 PM ET
No. 25 Maryland at No. 8 Florida State (-15.5)
The Maryland Terrapins probably feel a lot like the late Rodney Dangerfield because they’re not getting a whole lot of respect coming into this ACC matchup against the Florida State Seminoles.
Maryland entered the Top 25 this week after pounding the snot out of West Virginia in its 37-0 Week 5 shutout. The Terps are third in the nation in points allowed, giving up just 10.2 points per contest.
Florida State rolled all over Boston College in its 48-34 Week 5 win despite failing to cover the spread as insane 24-point favorites. The Seminoles have used their explosive offense t overwhelm its opponents this season. Florida State is fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging a whopping 51.3 points per game and has scored at least 31 points in each game this season. The Seminoles have not scored fewer than 48 points over their last three games overall and are one of just five teams to average at least 230.0 rushing yards and 275.0 passing.
Analysis: College football bettors may think the spread here is a bit too high, especially against a team that only allows 10.2 points per game, but I’m here to say it’s not, seeing as how Maryland has mostly beat up on lesser competition thus far.
Wins over Florida International, Old Dominion and UConn aren’t very impressive and I think the step up in talent level is going to be a flat-out sock for the Terrapins.
Florida State has won eight of the L/10 meetings against their conference rivals and they’ll make it nine out of 11 by winning this matchup. The Seminoles have scored an identical 41 points against the Terps in each of the last two years and have covered huge spread in two of the last three meetings overall.
Keep it simple and back the Florida State Seminoles to win and cash in!
The Pick: Florida State -15.5
No. 10 LSU (-9.5) at Mississippi State 7:00 PM ET
The LSU Tigers (4-1 SU, 2-2-1 ATS) and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-2 SU, 3-1 ATS) will square off in an SEC battle that will likely have a huge hand in determining the postseason fates of each team.
LSU will be looking to get back in the win column after suffering a crushing 44-41 road loss to Georgia the last time out, though they did play out as a Push against the point spread.
Mississippi State rolled all over Troy a 62-7 in their last contest and will be well-rested after not playing since September 21. the Rebels covered the spread as a 13-point home favorite to move to 3-1 ATS on the season.
Analysis: The pick here is quite simple, seeing as how LSU is coming into this matchup severely ticked off because of last week’s loss. Combine that with the fact that the Tigers have won 10 straight against the rebels while going 67-3 ATS over the span and it’s easy to see why I like LSU.
Mississippi State’s wins this season have come against Alcorn and Troy while they’ve suffered losses to Oklahoma State (21-3) and Auburn (24-20) and neither is what I’d call an elite D-I program.
LSU wins this one by two touchdowns to cover the spread going away!
The Pick: LSU -9.5 Points
TCU at No.11 Oklahoma (-10.5) 7:00 PM ET
The TCU Horned Frogs (2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS) looked very good in their 48-17 Week 5 rout over SMU, but they’ve also looked pretty pathetic in each of their three losses this season, none more so than their 20-10 road loss at Texas Tech two weeks ago.
The Oklahoma Sooners (4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS) look like they want to get back into legitimate BCS title contention so far this season. Oklahoma rolled in its impressive 35-21 pounding of Notre Dame the last time out and have scored a whopping 86 points over their last two games.
Analysis: It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Oklahoma is going to roll to victory in this matchup. Not only are the Sooners averaging almost 4.0 points per game more than TCU, but they’re also giving up 10.8 fewer point per game defensively.
TCU is going to get a cold, hard slap in the face in this matchup NCAAF gamblers, so keep it simple here!
The Pick: Oklahoma -10.5 Points