College Football Week 6 Preview, Odds & Best Bets: Three Sides for Week Six

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This weekend is full of some gridiron action on college campuses across the country. So naturally we had to bring you our College Football Week 6 Preview and best bets!

This isn’t the best slate of college action, but we’ve still got a few Top 25 matchups, and plenty of edges to be found.

Let’s dive in!

College Football Week 6 Preview

Here is how we stand on betting CFB through four weeks of play.

  • 33-37
  • -2.92 units

We are climbing out of our early hole, however, there are some things worth highlighting:

  • NCAAF Prop Bets
  • 16-6 +10.28 units

Also a meaningless stat:

  • Bets involving the Oklahoma Sooners
  • 5-0 +6 units

Let’s get into this week’s action!

College Football Bets: Friday Night Lights

Kansas State @ Oklahoma State

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Can Will Howard and the Wildcats stay undefeated in Big 12 play?

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Boone Pickens Stadium (Stillwater, OK)
  • Date: Friday, October 6th, 2023
  • Kick Off: 7:30pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: ESPN

The Pick: Kansas State 1H -6 (-120) BetOnline

Both of these teams are coming off a bye week, and had extra time to prepare. I simply think the Wildcats come out hot against the Cowboys in this Big 12 showdown.

Since winning their first two games, Oklahoma State is trending in the wrong direction. They got spanked at home against South Alabama, 33-7, then went on the road and lost a shootout to Iowa State, 34-27.

You could argue they want to bounce back at home, but the Wildcats have their sights set on another Big 12 Title. Doing so would require perfection from here on out.

After losing on a 61 yard field goal as time expired at Missouri, K-State handled business against UCF at home, 44-31.

The Wildcats have scored at least 2 Touchdowns in each 1H this season, whereas the Cowboys have struggled to jump out early.

I trust the Wildcats to come focused and cover this 1H spread.

College Football Best Bets: Saturday’s Action

#12 Oklahoma vs #3 Texas

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Read about what our guy, Eddie Griffin, likes in the Red River Rivalry!

Syracuse @ #14 North Carolina

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Drake Maye and the Tar Heels are 4-0 and eyeing an ACC Title

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Kenan Stadium (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023
  • Kick Off: 3:30pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: ESPN

The Pick: North Carolina 1H TT Over 16.5 (-135) Bovada

We made this exact bet a couple weeks ago when the Tar Heels hosted Appalachian State, and it did not hit.

However, this week we’ve got an easier defense to go against.

For starters, this Tar Heel team has come out to a hot start against opponents, scoring nearly 19 points per 1H. Plus, Syracuse gave up 21 first half points to Clemson last Saturday at home.

On the road, I think this Syracuse defense starts out sluggish again. They give up 238 passing yards and Maye throws for nearly 300 a game.

The Tar Heels can score in bunches and very quickly, and I think they can manage three first half touchdowns for the 3rd straight week.

Central Florida @ Kansas

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Devin Neal has 439 yards and 5 TDs in just 5 games this season

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
  • Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023
  • Kick Off: 4:00pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: FOX

The Pick: Kansas ML (-120) BetOnline

Call it a homer pick, whatever you have to do, the Jayhawks are winning this game no matter what. Even without Jalon Daniels.

I’m planning on him not playing, and Kansas throwing out Jason Bean to start the game. He didn’t look awful against Texas, and I think he might have an easy day.

When the line drops, I will definitely be betting on Devin Neal’s rushing yards, and an appropriately priced Anytime TD, maybe 2+ TDs.

The Jayhawks run for 188 yards on the ground per game, with Neal accounting for 44% of the ground game this year. He averages 87.8 yards per game, and I expect him to have 100+ on Saturday.

This UCF defense can not stop the run. At all. They allow 175.5 yards on the ground per game, and they have had a rough couple of weeks.

The Knights allowed 153 rushing yards to Baylor, 100 of them to Richard Reese. However against Kansas State two weeks ago, they allowed 281, 207 of them to DJ Giddens, who added 4 TDs as well.

With Bean at the helm, I like the Jayhawks to pound the ground and utilize Neal, taking the pressure off Bean. Ultimately, I like the Jayhawks to get the win at home against a UCF team that allowed a 28 point comeback to Baylor.

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 5 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Nate loves data and uses his understanding of numbers to help him be a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.

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