The college football season is moving along quickly, as we are about to head into Week 6 of the season. There was a slight change at the top of the National Rankings, with Alabama ousting Georgia out of the top spot after the Bulldogs struggled to grind out a road win over Missouri. Other than that, the top 4 stays pretty much the same, but we have a few teams making moves up the rankings that could put them right in the mix if one of the top 4 teams stumbles, which would not be a surprise given how the season has gone to this point. As far as our picks have gone this season, we are 31-17 overall, although just 8-8 in our point total picks. Let’s see if we can get above .500 with our O/U picks for Week 6 of the college football season.
NCAAF Week 6 O/U Betting Picks | 2022 College Football Analysis
Wisconsin Badgers at Northwestern Wildcats (UNDER 44)
It’s a huge Big Ten matchup set to go this weekend, as both of these teams look to get rolling in what is a tightly packed West Division. Wisconsin is 2-2 overall, but both of those losses have come at the hands of conference foes. Northwestern is 1-1 in conference play, but they have now lost 4 in a row and sit at 1-4 on the season. It’s fair to suggest that this is a must win game for both teams, and I expect that we might well see a tight defensive struggle here. Northwestern has seen 8 of their last 10 home games go UNDER the point total and I believe we can expect more of the same in this one.
BYU Cougars at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (OVER 52)
While the games this season have very much fallen into the unexpected category on several occasions, there are some trends that make us feel a little bit more comfortable about betting one way or another. When it comes to the BYU Cougars, the OVER has very much been the way to go. Each of their last 3 games this season have gone that route, while if you look back at their last 10 games overall, you will see that the OVER hit in 8 of those games. If you need more than just that, then consider that BYU has seen 5 of their last 7 games playing as the underdog also go OVER the point total. I think we get a ton of offense in this one.
Utah Utes at UCLA Bruins (OVER 64)
Given the number that the bookies have put in for the point total, this one might be seen as something of a risk, but it’s one that I am willing to take. Both teams are undefeated on the season, which means that both are very much in the picture to go to the PAC 12 Conference Game. While not necessarily an elimination game just yet, the winner of this one will get an obvious advantage within the conference. In road games, Utah has seen 6 of their last 7 games go OVER the point total. It’s just as convincing when you look at UCLA, as they have seen 8 of their last 10 home games go OVER. I think we are in for a shootout here.