College Football Odds, Picks, Predictions: Saturday’s 4 Best Bets for Week 6’s Noon Games, Including Tennessee vs. LSU
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- Are you ready? Well, Saturday's Week 6 college football noon slate is straight up loaded, and that means plenty of value is in the cards.
- The Red River Showdown, Tennessee vs. LSU and TCU vs. Kansas are all a part of our staff's best bets.
- Dive in below and get set for a wild Saturday of football.
We have a loaded noon slate to kick off Week 6 of the college football season.
Whether it’s the Red River Showdown, a battle between two unlikely Big 12 contenders or an intriguing SEC tilt, we have you covered with best bets for all three of these matchups.
So, dive in below to help formulate your college football betting card and start Week 6 with some winners.
Week 6 Noon College Football Best Bets
The team logos in the table below represent each of the matchups that our college football staff is targeting from today’s slate of games. Click the team logos for one the matchups below to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.
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Tennessee vs. LSU
I’m a believer in this Vols team in 2022, and it’s in large part due to the play of quarterback Hendon Hooker. Hooker and the Volunteers’ offense can put up points in bunches, and that type of production will be needed in Death Valley.
While Tennessee’s defense does give some pause here, I just don’t see LSU being able to keep pace for four quarters.
Jayden Daniels really struggled last week against Auburn, completing just eight of his 20 pass attempts for under 100 yards. Whether it’s Daniels or Garrett Nussmeier on Saturday, this is an offense still searching for some continuity under Brian Kelly.
Josh Heupel’s team should be plenty focused for this one coming off of a bye week, and it never hurts to give an already strong staff two weeks to prepare.
Give me the Vols to find a way to get it done Saturday, moving to 5-0 in advance of a showdown vs. Alabama.
Pick: Tennessee ML -130 (Play to -140)
TCU vs. Kansas
Kansas is a football school! Well, maybe not, but for the first time ever College GameDay will be in Lawrence, Kansas.
Jalon Daniels has this team rolling and with their biggest game since 2007 against Mizzou, surely the Jayhawks will roll to an easy win. But, in the words of Lee Corso: not so fast my friend.
This could be a game where we see the majority of the tickets on Kansas and despite that, the line moves in the direction of the Horned Frogs. I hope this number is still there on Saturday!
As of now we have this game projected as TCU -10.8, crossing two key numbers and giving the Horned Frogs a sizable advantage.
This TCU offense is shaping up to be one of the best in the country. Look at the discrepancy here between the Jayhawks’ defense and the Horned Frogs’ offense:
Kansas’ offense is good this year, there’s no doubt. But I believe this Horned Frogs offense is elite and will run through this Kansas defense.
The Jayhawks have been a nice story so far, but we do not have them favored in a single game for the rest of the year. There’s a real chance the Jayhawks finish 5-7, and I think the losing streak starts this week in front of a national audience.
Pick: TCU -6.5
Texas vs. Oklahoma
Quinn Ewers is back. We saw the redshirt freshman torch the Alabama defense with the deep ball before getting knocked out of the game in the first quarter. He completed 9-of-12 passes for 134 yards against one of the top defenses in the country.
Ewers is poised to have a field day against an Oklahoma defense that has allowed a combined 96 points over the last two weeks.
The Sooners’ defense allowed TCU and Kansas State to total 1,218 yards in the two contests. TCU quarterback Max Duggan threw for 361 yards while averaging 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
The Oklahoma defense has been even worse when it comes to defending the rush, as it allows 5.2 yards per carry and 220 yards per game. The Texas offense is going to be able to find success in both areas in this matchup.
Oklahoma will need to be perfect offensively to stay competitive in this edition of the Red River Showdown. But quarterback Dillon Gabriel took a vicious late hit against TCU that left him motionless and has him as questionable for this game.
Brutal hit on Oklahoma QB Dillon Gabriel pic.twitter.com/QGT2h2Ca7H
— Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) October 1, 2022
If Gabriel does play, it’s hard to imagine he will be utilizing his legs as often, which will make him one-dimensional.
The Texas offense has averaged 41 points against its four opponents not named Alabama. Against this defense, the Longhorns will put up a 50-burger.
Pick: Texas -8.5 (Play to -9.5)
Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State
Thrash is a viable buy-low candidate after two tough matchups against Army and Coastal Carolina.
He’s still the favored target in the Georgia State offense, and it’s really not even close. Thrash is posting 3.45 receiving yards per team pass attempt – the fourth-best clip nationally.
Thrash’s numbers have been sapped, because the Panthers are dialing up rushes on nearly two out of every three plays this season. However, Georgia Southern can be exploited through the air. The Eagles are bottom-20 nationally in opponent completion percentage, and they absolutely welcome a track meet.
Saturday’s pace should be electric. Even if the projected total falls a few points shy of expectation — approximately 67 points – Trash’s receiving yard prop has still dipped way too low.
It may only take a few targets to ship this prop home on Thrash, who’s posting a solid 17.3 yards per grab in 2022.
Pick: Jamari Thrash Over 65.5 Receiving Yards (Play to 69.5)
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