It was another wild week in college football, with upsets once again seeming to be par for the course. We saw Oklahoma lose, which may effectively end their playoff hopes, while Miami was absolutely crushed by Middle Tennessee. The defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs played the sloppiest game we have seen out of them in a while, but they ground out the win against Kent State to stay unbeaten and in the #1 spot in the national rankings. One thing that remains steady in college football are our picks against the spread, as we delivered our second consecutive perfect week, which took us to 10-3 in our ATS picks for the season. Let’s see if we can keep it rolling in Week 5 so you can continue betting against the NCAA Football Lines.
NCAAF Week 5 Against the Spread Betting Picks | 2022 College Football Analysis
Georgia State Panthers (+9) at Army Black Knights
It has been a rough start to the season for the Georgia State Panthers, who are 0-4 and leaking points all over the place. Things might get a little easier this weekend when they hit the road to face Army, who are off to a 1-2 start to the season. By easier, I mean that they might not get blown out this weekend, although I do still expect them to lose. This pick is all about the point spread, which is why I am looking at Georgia State despite their poor start. This is a team that has covered the spread in 8 of their last 10 games away from home. I think they can keep this one close enough to cover.
Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers (-10 ½)
Over the opening 3 weeks of the season, the Minnesota Golden Gophers won big in games where they were huge favorites, covering the spread in each of those matchups. They had a tougher go of it last weekend versus Michigan State, but they delivered another great performance and once again covered, which means that they are now 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Compare that to Purdue, who are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games versus teams from the West Division. They are also just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings with Minnesota.
Georgia Bulldogs (-27 ½) at Missouri Tigers
As we mentioned earlier in this piece, the defending champions looked sloppy in a 39-22 win over Kent State in Week 4. There were mistakes to be found all over the place, and it is a performance that head coach Kirby Smart will not be pleased with at all. You can bet that he will not have been kind in his words to his team, so I expect them to be a whole lot sharper this weekend on the road to the Missouri Tigers. The Georgia Bulldogs have been money in road games of late, covering the spread in 9 of their last 10 games away from home. This spread may be a little on the higher side of things, but I think the Dawgs put the Tigers to the sword, scoring early and often.