NCAA Football Week 6 ATS Picks.

NCAA Football Week 6 ATS Betting Picks

Written by on October 2, 2018

It’s a little hard to believe, but this coming Saturday will essentially mark the midway point of the college football season for many teams. The top 4 NCAAF betting favorites are mostly unchanged, with the teams that started there staying there, albeit with a couple of minor position changes. Two of them survived close calls last weekend and all 4 still have some huge games to come before they can even start to think about making a postseason appearance.

There are some big games on the schedule this coming Saturday and we are going to try and get to as many picks as possible. We have some ATS picks here, but we will also have SU and O/U picks, as well as some parlay tickets in other articles, so look out for those.

NCAA Football Week 6 ATS Picks


Utah State Aggies (+2 ½) vs BYU Cougars

After a stunning win over Wisconsin, there were a lot of people jumping on the BYU bandwagon, as that victory got them into the Top 25. Another win over a lesser opponent followed, but the Cougars were brought back to earth last week with a lopsided loss against the Washington Huskies.
They have another tough one this weekend, with the 3-1 Utah State Aggies coming in. They pushed Michigan State hard win Week 1 and followed that up with 3 straight wins, racking up 155 points in the process. Perhaps more importantly, they are 4-0 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus BYU.

Latest NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Utah State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Brigham Young
  • Brigham Young is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games

Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers (-28 ½)

Over the past few seasons, the West Virginia Mountaineers have been knocking on the door of the playoffs, but have always found a way to lose, usually due to defensive deficiencies. This is one of the best offensive teams in the league, with the Grier/Sills combination a tough one to stop.
They have shored up defensively this season, although they did give up 34 to Texas Tech last week in the win. That said, the Mountaineers are 4-0 ATS this season and will be going against a struggling Kansas team who are at 2-3 SU and ATS. Kansas has covered 4 of the last 5 versus WV, but I don’t see them doing it here.

Latest NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Kansas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas

Syracuse Orange (-4 ½) vs Pittsburgh Panthers

Syracuse took their first loss of the season last week, but there was certainly no shame in losing to Clemson in a game that the Orange could very easily have won. That one ended 27-23 in favor of the Tigers, but it showed us that this Syracuse team can hang with anyone on any given week.
 Syracuse will be looking for a victory in NCAA Football Week 6. 
They will be on the road this weekend to face a Pitt team that has been a little up and down this season, going 2-3 SU and ATS. The Orange are 4-1 ATS this season, and while they have struggled to get any joy on recent trips to Pittsburgh, I think they will change that this weekend.

Latest NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (+17)

Of the teams sitting in the top 4 right now, it is the Clemson Tigers who have been the least convincing. Throw in some QB drama and you have a team that is perhaps not the best bet at the moment. Kelly Bryant transferred out after losing the starting job to Trevor Lawrence, who then got carted off in his first start last week against Syracuse. We are not sure who will be under center for the Tigers this week, which has me leaning towards the Demon Deacons as a 17-point underdog, even though they are just 1-4 ATS this season. 

Latest NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Clemson is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
  • Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wake Forest is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Clemson