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Week 5 college football betting nuggets to know

College Football

Here is a look at some things to know as you bet the weekend slate of Week 5 college football games.

All lines are courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, and all games are on Saturday unless otherwise specified.


Miami Hurricanes (-6.5, 56) at Duke Blue Devils -- 7 p.m. ET (Friday)

  • Duke is 6-0 ATS with four outright wins in their last six games as a home underdog.

  • Duke is one of four FBS teams that have gone 4-0 ATS so far this season (New Mexico State, SMU and Utah are the others).

USC Trojans (-3.5, 64) at Washington State Cougars -- 10:30 p.m. ET (Friday)

  • Since the start of the 2015 season, Washington State is 9-3 ATS with six outright wins as an underdog.

Northwestern Wildcats at Wisconsin Badgers (-15.5, 49) -- 12 p.m. ET

  • Since the start of the 2014 season, Northwestern is 6-0 ATS with five outright wins as a double-digit underdog.

Vanderbilt Commodores at Florida Gators (-9.5, 42) -- 12 p.m. ET

  • The road team has covered in eight of the last nine meetings between these teams. During this span, Vanderbilt is 4-0 ATS in games played at "The Swamp."

Indiana Hoosiers at Penn State Nittany Lions (-18.5, 63.5) -- 3:30 p.m. ET

  • This will mark Penn State's third game with an over/under in the 60s this season, with the previous two both going under. In the last 18 seasons prior to 2017, the Nittany Lions played in two games with an over/under in the 60s.

Georgia Bulldogs (-7.5, 47) at Tennessee Volunteers -- 3:30 p.m. ET

  • In the last five meetings between these teams, the underdog is 5-0 ATS with each game going over the total.

Florida State Seminoles (-7.5, 47) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons -- 3:30 p.m. ET

  • Since the start of last season, Wake Forest is 7-1 ATS with four outright wins as an underdog.

  • The under is 8-2 in Florida State's last 10 road games.

Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan State Spartans (-3.5, 43.5) -- 4 p.m. ET

  • This marks the Big Ten opener for Michigan State. Last season, the Spartans went 1-5 ATS with five outright losses as a favorite in conference play.

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers (-9, 52.5) -- 6 p.m. ET

  • The under is 8-1 in Auburn's last nine games dating back to last season.

  • Each of the last five meetings between these teams has gone under the total.

Troy Trojans at LSU Tigers (-20.5, 49) -- 7 p.m. ET

  • Since Neal Brown became Troy's head coach in 2015, the Trojans are 6-2-1 ATS in nine games as an underdog. This includes a 3-1 ATS record against Power 5 opponents under Brown.

Ohio State Buckeyes (-30.5, 54) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights -- 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Since winning 59-0 over Rutgers as 39-point favorites last season, Ohio State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games.

Clemson Tigers (-7.5, 51) at Virginia Tech Hokies -- 8 p.m. ET

  • The underdog has covered in five of the last six meetings between these teams. This includes the ACC Championship Game last season, when Virginia Tech lost by seven as 10.5-point underdogs.

Oklahoma State Cowboys (-9.5, 85.5) at Texas Tech Red Raiders -- 8 p.m. ET

  • The over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these teams.

  • Since Mike Gundy became Oklahoma State's head coach in 2005, the Cowboys are 8-3-1 ATS against Texas Tech.

Ole Miss Rebels at Alabama Crimson Tide (-27.5, 59.5) -- 9 p.m. ET

  • Since the start of the 2014 season, Ole Miss is 6-2 ATS with five outright wins in SEC play. This includes a 3-0 ATS mark with two outright wins against Alabama.

Northern Illinois Huskies at San Diego State Aztecs (-11, 47.5) -- 10:30 p.m. ET

  • Northern Illinois is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five games as an underdog, including a 2-0 ATS mark this season, including an outright win at Nebraska as 11.5-point underdogs.

Colorado Buffaloes at UCLA Bruins (-7, 68) -- 10:30 p.m. ET

  • Colorado is 7-1 ATS with three outright wins in its last eight games as road underdog.

California Golden Bears at Oregon Ducks (13.5, 68.5) -- 10:30 p.m. ET

  • California is 3-0 ATS with two outright wins as an underdog this season, tied with New Mexico State for the best ATS mark as a 'dog in 2017.

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