College Football Picks Against the Spread: Week 5, 2016

(Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Week 5 of the College Football season is already here! The College Football playoff will be here before we know it. Week 4 was a disaster for my picks. I was feeling great about the Gators up 21-3, then the Volunteers woke up and walked all over them in the second half. Arkansas had 4 straight possessions on the goal line and failed all four times. Then Trevor Knight took off and scored right before halftime. The game was much closer than the final score indicated. The column is 10-9 season even after a 1-4 mark last week. Lets flip those numbers around and rebound this week in College Football Picks Against the Spread.

Michigan Wolverines -10 vs Wisconsin Badgers

Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines welcome the Badgers to the big house this week for a Big 10 clash. This line may confuse some and have them wondering why an undefeated Wisconsin team is double-digit underdogs. The Badger defense has looked good thus far but have faced questionable at best offenses. The Wolverines have yet to play a real opponent outside of Colorado who gave the Wolverines a test for three quarters. This game will be a route in favor of the Wolverines. Their offense is better and will score a ton of points. Their defense will give the Badger offense a massive test, one they will not be ready for. Take Michigan minus the points.

Pick: Michigan -10

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Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

In a line that makes little sense Penn State is a favorite at home against Minnesota. Penn State has been a mess this season on both sides of the ball. The Nittany Lion AD had to come out in support of James Franklin. Minnesota comes into this game undefeated after beating three questionable opponents. I expect the Penn State offense to find itself this week led by Saquon Barkley. It may be ugly, it may be uncomfortable, but Penn State will win and cover in this game.

Pick: Penn State -2.5

Ole Miss Rebels -14 vs Memphis Tigers

Despite blowing two 21 point leads to Florida State and Alabama this Rebels team has come together and played well. They trounced the Georgia Bulldogs last week, sorry. Swag Kelly has this offense humming. Their defense is improving each week and are still trying to play well in conference play. This week the Memphis Tigers are 3-0 thus far but have played a very questionable offense. Mike Norvell can coach up the offense but defense is a huge question mark. I expect Ole Miss to roll in this game and cover the two touchdown spread with ease. The over/under of this game is up to 68 but I still like the over. Look that way if you want a little more action.

Pick: Ole Miss -14

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Georgia Bulldogs +3.5 vs Tennessee Volunteers

I know, i know. The Bulldogs looked awful last week against Ole Miss. The Vols on the other hand come into this game after getting monkey of their back against Florida. They come into this game with all the momentum and yet are only favored by 3.5 points. There is a chance that Nick Chubb misses this game but Coach Kirby Smart said he is doing everything he can to play this week. This is a huge let down spot for Tennessee who has huge games coming against Alabama and Texas A&M in the coming weeks. Take the Dawgs in Athens to not only cover but get the outright win.

Picks: Georgia +3.5

Kansas State Wildcats +3.5 at West Virginia Mountaineers

Dana Holgorsen is working some magic again this season with West Virginia. Quarterback Skyler Howard has looked strong and the run game has been productive. Unfortunately for the Mountaineers they are about to encounter Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats. I love K-State in this spot. Their defense is really strong and should be able to keep the Wildcats in this game. They will have to be able to run the ball to limit the West Virginia offensive possessions. Take the Wildcats in this spot and thank me later.

Pick: Kansas State +3.5

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