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College Football Odds & Picks: Everything You Need to Bet Saturday’s Week 5 Games

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Editors Note: Noon ET kickoff games have been moved below the mid-afternoon and evening kickoffs in our Game Guides section below.

Looking to bet Saturday’s Week 5 college football slate but don’t know where to begin?

Our college football staff has worked hard to bring you comprehensive analysis for Saturday’s games, so we’ve taken a page from our NFL betting team’s handbook to compile a simple cheat sheet to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Power Ratings, projected odds, individual game betting guides, matchup breakdowns, expert picks, best bets — whatever you’re looking for, odds are we’ve got you covered.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to bet Saturday’s 30-game college football slate: Wall-to-wall coverage for (nearly) every game, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET and running all the way through tonight’s 8 p.m. ET nightcap between Virginia and No. 1 Clemson.

We’ve also included links for some of the weekend’s top college football betting promotions, plus information on how and where to legally bet in your state.

College Football Expert Picks

Collin Wilson

Collin Wilson, The Action Network’s resident college football in-house oddsmaker, analyst, writer and renaissance man, reveals his biggest betting edges for Saturday based on his Week 5 projections. Read about his six best bets this week.

Also check out Collin’s Week 5 Moneyline Round Robin, where he highlights seven (7) undervalued underdogs to include in your two-team and three-team round robin moneyline parlays this Saturday.


And, of course, also check out analysis from Stuckey, the Official King of Degenerate Nation, Prime Minister of Team No Sleep, Action Network Colleges Podcast host and master of ceremonies — not to mention our senior college football writer.

Friends of the podcast, check out Stuckey’s and Collin Wilson’s Week 5 Moneyline Underdogs, plus check out each of Stuckey’s game guides for Saturday’s action below:

Action Network College Football Staff

We’ve got a fantastic crew of analysts, writers, and college football die-hards delivering you comprehensive coverage to serve your betting needs. In addition to the aforementioned Collin Wilson and Stuckey, also check out work from:

And don’t miss our Staff Best Bets column, which we publish every Friday in preparation for the week’s Saturday slate action:

Our Staff’s Best Bets for Week 5’s Saturday Slate of Games

Week 5 NCAAF PRO Report Picks

Using our new NCAAF PRO Report, we detail four Week 5 games offering value, including NC State-Pittsburgh.

Week 5 College Football Power Ratings

We’re giving away a free glimpse into our College Football Betting Power Ratings, which power the model projections in our new NCAAF PRO Report, a tool that automatically highlights the biggest betting edges across multiple of categories. See our projected spreads for every game.

Week 5 Betting Resources & Analysis

We don’t just deliver picks, after all. All of our betting recommendations are powered by data. And, since technical analysis is at the heart of what we do, we pull back the curtain to detail how certain advanced metrics affect our position on college football handicaps.

Top Offers & Betting Promotions for Saturday:

No. 3 Florida vs. South Carolina, 12 p.m. ET

No. 4 Georgia vs. No. 7 Auburn, 4 p.m. ET

Offers Just for Bettors in Colorado (Aren’t Y’all Special)

Futures & Exotics Bets, Trackers & Article Resources

From the futures market to round robin moneyline parlays, we’ve got you covered with exotics, too!

Our Full Bettor’s Suite of Game Guides & Analysis

We’ve got a huge backlog of game-by-game breakdowns for nearly every matchup on Saturday’s Week 5 card:

Game Guides for the 3:30 p.m. ET Midday-Kickoff Window

No. 13 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama, 3:30 p.m. ET, by Collin Wilson

No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College, 3:30 p.m. ET, by Michael Calabrese

No. 17 Oklahoma State at Kansas, 3:30 p.m. ET, by Dillon Essma

No. 25 Memphis at SMU, 3:30 p.m. ET, by Darin Gardner

Virginia Tech at Duke, 4:00 p.m. ET, by BJ Cunningham

Ole Miss at Kentucky, 4:00 p.m. ET, by Collin Wilson

Navy at Air Force, 6:00 p.m. ET, by Stuckey

Game Guides for the 7:30 p.m. ET Evening-Kickoff Window

No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia, 7:30 p.m. ET, by Collin Wilson

Tulsa at No. 11 UCF, 7:30 p.m. ET, by Michael Calabrese

Arkansas at No. 16 Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. ET, by Collin Wilson

No. 18 Oklahoma at Iowa State, 7:30 p.m. ET, by Stuckey

Virginia at No. 1 Clemson, 8:00 p.m. ET, by Collin Wilson

Game Guides for the Noon ET Early-Kickoff Window (Currently Live/Ongoing)

South Carolina at No. 3 Florida, 12:00 p.m. ET, by Darin Gardner

TCU at No. 9 Texas, 12:00 p.m. ET, by Dillon Essma

Missouri at No. 21 Tennessee, 12:00 p.m. ET, by Michael Calabrese

NC State at No. 24 Pittsburgh, 12:00 p.m. ET, by Pete Ruden

Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina, 12:00 p.m. ET, by Collin Wilson

Baylor at West Virginia, 12:00 p.m. ET, by BJ Cunningham

How & Where To Bet On Week 5 College Football

You can find reviews of the best online sportsbooks in your states, their latest promos and more in this hub.

Legal online sports betting is currently available in the following states:

Note: It is not currently legal to wager on amateur athletics in the state of New Jersey, which includes the Rutgers college football program, for example.

And here are some of the top online sportsbooks:

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