Top NCAAF Betting Picks to Parlay in Week 5

Top NCAAF Betting Picks to Parlay in Week 5

Written by on September 25, 2017

I’ll admit that I thought Florida State would be in the College Football Playoff this season. But losing star QB Deondre Francois for the year basically wrecked the Noles’ season. For the first time since 2011, they are not ranked in the AP Top 25. And they definitely shouldn’t be an NCAAF betting pick for you at this stage of the season. But we continue to move forward and head into Week 5, as we pick out our top College Football Week 5 odds & picks to parlay on this week.

Top NCAAF Betting Picks to Parlay in Week 5

Texas Longhorns at Iowa State Cyclones

When: Thursday, 8 PM ETWhere: Jack Trice Stadium, AmesTV: ESPNStream: WatchESPNRadio: KTXX 104.9 FM (Texas) / Cyclone Radio Network (Iowa State)Opening NCAAF Betting Lines: Texas -5

Series History

It’s the 15th meeting between the schools. The Longhorns lead the series with a record of 12-2. Texas enters with a 5-1 record on the road against Iowa State. The first meeting between the two schools was a 17-9 Texas win in 1979. The first matchup in Ames was a 44-41 UT victory in 1999. Thursday’s game will mark the eighth straight season that the two schools have played. Texas was victorious against the Cyclones last season in Austin, 27-6. The Longhorns were defeated 24-0 the last time the two programs squared off in Ames (2015).

Why Bet On Texas?

The Horns (1-2) were off on Saturday and come off what could be called a good loss: 27-24 in double overtime on Sept. 16 at No. 4 USC. Junior defensive back DeShon Elliott had a huge game with two interceptions, seven tackles and two pass breakups. Elliott and the defense allowed just 17 points in regulation and 71 total rushing yards. USC entered averaging 45.5 points and 269.5 rushing yards per game.The defense has been much improved overall. Through three games, Texas has allowed an average of 373.7 yards per game, almost 75 yards better on a per game basis than in 2016. The Longhorns’ rushing defense (125.3) has improved by nearly 65 yards per game over their average last season. UT is first nationally in fourth-down defense, not allowing a conversion in five attempts. Only 11 teams have been perfect on fourth down defensively, while having faced at least three attempts. On third down, Texas is drastically improved as well. It is currently third in the conference and 22nd nationally having allowed just 11-of-41 (.268) third-down attempts to be converted.  The Longhorns’ red zone defense has allowed points on just 60-percent of opponents’ trips, good for 12th nationally.Texas has already come up with five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble recovery). Last season through three games, the Longhorns’ defense had just one turnover. Not counting season openers, Tom Herman is 4-0 in his career with at least 12 days since the last game.  UT is 10-7 since the start of 2011 in such games.

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Why Bet On Iowa State?

The Cyclones (2-1) also were off on Saturday. They come off a 41-14 win at Akron on Sept. 16. The Cyclones have now tallied over 400 total yards in six straight games, a school record, and have put up over 40 points in their first three contests.And the difference maker has been running back David Montgomery. Montgomery, a sophomore, has totaled 321 yards on the ground this season for an average of 107 yards per game and 5.7 yards per carry. Montgomery currently leads college football in broken tackles.“He’s the catalyst for what we are offensively,” said coach Matt Campbell. “He practices that way every day. Our kids have really taken to that. He’s been a catalyst in this program. That has really drawn and gotten the most out of himself and his teammates.”This is the second time in school history that ISU has scored 40 or more points in each of the first three games of a season (1976). The three consecutive 40-point games also tie an overall school record (three other times, most recently in 1976). ISU is 5-2 under Campbell in games with a positive turnover margin (+3 today).

Miami Hurricanes at Duke Blue Devils

When: Friday, 7 PM ETWhere: Wallace Wade StadiumTV: ESPNStream: WatchESPNRadio: WQAM 560 AM (Miami) / (Duke)Opening NCAAF Betting Lines: Miami -5.5

Why Bet On Miami?

The Canes (2-0) are 14th in the latest poll and come off a 52-30 win over Toledo. The Rockets were up 16-10 before UM took over. The Canes were a bit rusty after having not played in three weeks due to Hurricane Irma. Mark Walton had 137 yards and a touchdown on six carries before leaving the game with an injury in the middle of the second quarter, but the junior returned with 1:36 remaining in the third quarter and finished the game with a career-high 204 rushing yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.Walton recorded the seventh 200-yard rushing game in Miami history and first since Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards at Virginia Tech in 2014. His 204 yards tie him for sixth in a single game in Miami history with Willis McGahee, who ran for 204 yards at Florida in 2002.UM has appeared in every AP poll this season. The Canes haven’t done so for an entire year since 2005. They were ranked in every poll from 2000-05, in 1996, from 1986-94, and in 1984.UM’s trip to Durham is its first since Oct. 31, 2015, when the Hurricanes produced one of the most memorable endings in modern college football history: the eight-lateral kickoff return that ended with Corn Elder’s 92-yard sprint to the end zone, and a 30-27 win.College Football Week 7 Top Games to Bet On

Why Bet On Duke?

The Blue Devils beat North Carolina 27-17 on Saturday. Shaun Wilson’s one-yard touchdown run with 6:09 left in the fourth quarter lifted Duke to the win. The Blue Devils improved to 4-0 thanks to an interception return for a score by Bryon Fields Jr. late in the final period. Daniel Jones was 18 of 32 for 202 yards with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Davis Koppenhaver and a key 45-yard pass to T.J. Rahming to start the drive that ended with Wilson’s TD.The Blue Devils racked up 11 tackles for losses, with redshirt senior defensive tackle Mike Ramsay netting 2.5 and linebacker Ben Humphreys two. The pressure came from everywhere as eight different players recorded a tackle for loss. UNC had six drives where it failed to secure a first down. After the Tar Heels took their 17-13 lead, they had the ball three times with a chance to build on that advantage. They ran 12 plays on those three drives, gaining only 23 yards.The Blue Devils matched their victory total from last year, prolonged their best start since 2014 and kept possession of the Victory Bell by beating the rival Tar Heels for the second straight year — just the second time that’s happened since 1989.

Expert NCAAF Betting Predictions

Going for the road double here for your NCAAF betting picks – take Texas and Miami for the win.