Most Popular College Football Spread Picks for Week 5 Include Ohio vs. Kent State, Georgia vs. Missouri, More
Kent State Golden Flashes Running Back Marquez Cooper (1). (Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The most popular college football spread picks for Week 5 are, for lack of a better phrase, all over the place.
We always tend to notice unusual betting action revolving around under-the-radar, mid-major matchup, but Saturday's Week 5 ticket count is unusually obscure.
Georgia vs. Missouri is a popular bet in the SEC; otherwise, bettors are loading up on a handful of random sides, taking clear sides in Ohio vs. Kent State, Bowling Green vs. Akron and others.
Overall, these college football betting spreads in Week 5 are receiving the most-lopsided attention.
Most Popular College Football Spread Picks
1. Kent State (-10.5) vs. Ohio
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Kent State threw the kitchen sink at Georgia last weekend, while Ohio couldn't stop Fordham's offense.
That was enough to sway the public, which loves the Golden Flashes today.
Kent State's the top side for Saturday Week 5, with 87% of spread tickets backing the favorite.
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The reigning national champs caught some money late in the week, pushing the spread for Saturday's SEC clash past -28 to -29.
The Bulldogs are getting pounded in the betting markets, and our data backs it up, as we've logged 86% of the wagers on the road team to cover the big number.
3. Eastern Michigan (-20) vs. UMass
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Another double-digit, mid-major favorite attracting a bulk of betting action is Eastern Michigan, which beat Arizona State on the road in Week 4, only to lose outright to Buffalo last Saturday.
We've tracked 83% of the tickets on the Eagles against UMass, which has covered just two of its last 10 games dating back to last season.
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USF gave everything it had in a near-upset win over Florida in Week 4, then got blasted by Louisville in a clear hangover spot last Saturday.
The public believes the bad times keep rolling for the Bulls, who are being faded heavily as home 'dogs in Week 5.
ECU's generating 83% of the spread bets with the early window right around the corner.
5. Bowling Green (-9) vs. Akron
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Believe it or not, Bowling Green vs. Akron made the top-five cut — that's how much the public loves the road team.
Bowling Green's catching 81% of spread wagers as a near-double-digit road favorite, something you don't see too often.