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College Football Top Ranked, Clemson Tigers – Are They Really That Grrreat?

college football week 5 picks

Well, it’s fall. At least that’s what the calendar says. I was walking around Philadelphia today and it still felt like summer.

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Nonetheless, it’s time for teams to dive into conference play. Two of the top 5 are off this week but there are some interesting match-ups. Let’s take a look at the schedule and what DraftKings has to say on week 5 college football predictions, odds, picks, spreads and totals.

College Football Game of the Week

#18 Virginia (48.5) at #10 Notre Dame (-12.5)

This is a really fascinating game at South Bend. Virginia is undefeated and could be the biggest threat to Clemson in the ACC. Notre Dame took Georgia to the limit on Saturday night. 

Virginia won their opener at Pitt so they can hang on the road. The Irish have been excellent at home under Brian Kelly.

The Irish should win but that spread seems daunting. The total for this week 5 college football matchup seems fair.

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Week 5 college football predictions in the Pac-12

#21 USC (60.5) at #17 Washington (-10.5)

An early West Coast kickoff in Seattle pits two Pac-12 contenders in a key early season battle. So is this week 5 college football prediction as easy as it looks?

Two losses in September could seal one’s fate.

USC has done well with their new, new QB. Jacob Eason has continued to develop for the Huskies.

The total looks good for two high-powered offenses. The Trojans will have to keep the momentum going from their upset of Utah to cover that spread.

College Football – Top Ranked vs Unranked

#1 Clemson (-27) at North Carolina (61)

On the surface, this seems like another easy win for the Tigers. However, UNC has already put a shocking win off this year against that other team from South Carolina.

The big question is which Tarheel teams shows up. Do we get the one that knocked off the Gamecocks and the Canes, or the one that lost to Wake Forest and App State?

Honestly, it may not matter. Clemson has played with poise and focus this year. It’ll be hard to argue against the spread and under.

Pride VS Tide

Ole Miss (61) at #2 Alabama (-38)

This has been a challenging match-up for the Crimson Tide in the past. However, this Rebels team isn’t as strong as years prior.

Ole Miss may be able to take their frustration from losing at home to Cal and put it towards Saturday’s game at Tuscaloosa. Pulling an upset like they did in 2015 is a whole different question. The answer is probably no.


ohio state week 5 picks

#5 Ohio State (-17) at Nebraska (66.5)

No, I don’t think so. Ohio State’s offense has been extra prolific this year. They already proved their mettle on the road by demolishing Indiana.

Saturday night in Lincoln, we may see the defense shine under the lights. Adrian Martinez has played really well for the Huskers, who are one collapse in the thin air of Boulder from entering undefeated and possibly ranked. 

So far Ohio State has allowed just 36 points in their four wins and teams average just over 60 yards on the ground per game. That’s a good strategy to win at Nebraska. The line seems plausible and the Buckeyes might hit that total by themselves.

Note: Four of the games we’ve profiled have 3:30 kickoffs. This might be a good weekend to head to a book in AC, where the weather remains pleasant and the sea breeze is a welcome respite from the stifling humidity.

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