The 2020 college football season picked up some serious steam this past weekend with the SEC in the mix. Right now, three of the top five major conferences are in action. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are expected to be back on the field in a few weeks.
Turning to Week 5, here are my Top 10 college football best bets.
South Carolina Gamecocks at (#3) Florida Gators Pick: Florida -18½
The Gamecocks had to settle for a PUSH as four-point home underdogs against Tennessee. The Gators shook off a slow start to breeze past Ole Miss 51-35. Florida should once again cover the double-digit spread.
TCU Horned Frogs at (#9) Texas Longhorns Pick: TCU +13
TCU was able to cover against Iowa State as a 4½-point home underdog last Saturday. The Horned Frogs are 5-1 straight-up and against the spread in their last six games against Texas. Look for another close battle on Saturday.
This is one of the featured matchups of the day but Alabama should have things well in hand by the second half. The Crimson Tide has won their last five games against the Aggies and they should cover the point spread with ease this time around.
South Florida Bulls at (#15) Cincinnati Bearcats Pick: South Florida +21½
Cincinnati is clearly the better team in this AAC matchup but take the Bulls and the points. South Florida has been able to cover the closing number in its last five games against the Bearcats.
(#17) Oklahoma State Cowboys at Kansas Jayhawks Pick: Oklahoma State -21
The Cowboys are coming off a big win and cover against West Virginia. Kansas is still looking for its first win of the year. Oklahoma State has won its last five road games against the Jayhawks SU.
(#25) Memphis Tigers at SMU Mustangs Pick: Memphis -1½
Memphis is well rested coming off a Sept. 5 win against Arkansas State. The Tigers have won their last five games against SMU. Bank on a sixth-straight win to cover the small spread on the road.
(#7) Auburn Tigers at (#4) Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia -6½
The biggest showdown of the day should be a good one. Auburn handled Kentucky with relative ease. However, Georgia may have the betting edge in this one. The Georgia Bulldogs have covered ATS in their last five home games against the Tigers.
(#18) Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones: Oklahoma -8½
The Sooners have nowhere to go but up after the embarrassing loss to Kansas State. Look for Oklahoma to take out that frustration on the Cyclones. It is 16-1 SU in the last 17 meetings and 5-0 SU in the last five road games against Iowa State.
(#20) LSU Tigers at Vanderbilt Commodores Pick: LSU -20½
The LSU Tigers obviously missed Joe Burrow in Saturday’s stunning loss to Mississippi State. However, Vanderbilt is more than a step down in competition this week. LSU has won the last five meetings SU.
Virginia Cavaliers at (#1) Clemson Tigers: Clemson -28
Virginia is next up for a Clemson team just looking for someone to put up a legitimate fight. The Tigers have now won 24 of their last 25 games with a pair of victories this season by a combined 73 points.
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It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.
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My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.
I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.