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.
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, 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.
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:
- BJ Cunningham
- Danny Donahue
- Darin Gardner
- Dillon Essma
- Mike Calabrese
- Pete Ruden
- Ryan Collinsworth
- Steve Petrella
And don’t miss our Staff Best Bets column, which we publish every Friday in preparation for the week’s Saturday slate action:
Week 5 NCAAF PRO Report Picks
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.
- Navy vs. Air Force: Historical Over/Under Trends for Service Academy Teams
- Week 5 Pace Report: Using Advanced Metrics to Target Over/Under Value
- College Football Havoc Ratings & Matchup Analysis
- Projected Odds for Every Week 5 College Football Game
- Overvalued vs. Undervalued: Comparing the AP Top 25 Poll to Our Power Ratings
- Explosiveness/IsoPPP in College Football: Definition, Examples, More
- Using Advanced Stats to Handicap College Football
- CFB Success Rate Leaders, Examples & Methods
Top Offers & Betting Promotions for Saturday:
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!
- Updated College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker
- Updated 2020 Heisman Trophy Award Odds Tracker
- Real-Time Updates for NCAAF Futures Odds
- Week 5 Moneyline Underdog Two-Team Parlay
- Collin Wilson’s Week 5 Moneyline Round Robin Recommendations
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
Game Guides for the 7:30 p.m. ET Evening-Kickoff Window
Game Guides for the Noon ET Early-Kickoff Window (Currently Live/Ongoing)
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:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Tennessee (Coming soon!)
- West Virginia
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: