Week 5 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 19-13-0 (59.4%)

TGIS is on fire recently as we have almost hit the 60 % point through four weeks… WE ARE GOING TO HIT IT THIS WEEK!I absolutely love the board early. So… HERE ARE THIS WEEKS PICKS:

Week 5 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#7 Miami (+14) at #1 Clemson – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: There are a lot of unknowns with this game. And I hate betting on unknowns. But it is the game of the week and we have to do it. Clemson is in sleepwalk mode through the first few games of the season and have yet to cover an ACC game. But they are still too good to let the Hurricanes walk into Death Valley and win this game. While D’Eriq King and Miami have looked like a dangerous team early in the season, I don’t see them winning this game. But Miami could still keep it within two TDs (unless Clemson decides they want to show up and be dominant for the first time this season). Clemson wins by double digits

Pick: Clemson 31-20

Top Picks of the Week

Louisville (-4.5) at Georgia Tech – Friday 6:00pm

A little Friday night action to wet the beak. Louisville should be favored by way more than they are. The Cards were competitive with Miami and narrowly lost to a good Pittsburgh team. All Georgia Tech has done is mess around with a bad Florida State team, get blown out by overrated UCF, and lose by double digits to Syracuse. Louisville with their explosive offense is the easy call.

Oklahoma (-1.5) vs #22 Texas – Saturday 11:00am

Oklahoma is in desperation mode after losing their first two Big 12 games. The interesting thing is quarterback Spencer Rattler hasn’t played bad, he has just made some redshirt freshman mistakes (Lincoln Riley’s first year with a QB that wasn’t a transfer). Anyways, I think Oklahoma is the better team and that is what I am betting on. Texas’s secondary is a mess and will be torched by Rattler. The Texas offense is mistake prone and can’t hang. Oklahoma 41-31.

#17 LSU (-13.5) at Missouri – Saturday 11:00am

This line doesn’t make any sense. When it was scheduled in Baton Rouge it was LSU (-20) and I was leaning that way. Now I am jumping on the line after a 6.5 point swing after the teams rescheduled the game moving it to Columbia due to the hurricane. This is the same Mizzou Tigers that were torched by Tennessee last week. Give me LSU. Give me the win.

#4 Florida (-6.5) at #21 Texas A&M– Saturday 11:00am

You have the best QB in the SEC (Florida’s Kyle Trask) going against the accident waiting to happen (Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond). Florida’s offense is one of the best in the nation and Texas A&M won’t be able to keep up. Gators by double digits.

NC State (+9.5) at Virginia – Saturday 11:00am

NC State has been one of the hardest teams to figure out after getting blown out by Virginia Tech, but beating Pittsburgh and Wake Forest. Virginia gave Clemson a game, but I’m not making them as 9.5 point favorites. NC State covers.

#19 Virginia Tech (+5) at #8 North Carolina– Saturday 11:00am

These are two even football teams. So if I have the chance to get one team and five points you bet I’m going to take it. Honestly, North Carolina is still living off pre-season buzz and overall has not been impressive. Not only do I think the Hokies cover… I’m sprinkling some on the moneyline for a Hokies upset win.

Kansas State (+9) at TCU – Saturday 3:00pm

The line makes no sense at all. These are two even football teams and I don’t think TCU has it in their arsenal to blow out someone. Give me Kansas State and the points… also another moneyline sprinkle.

Arkansas (+13.5) at #13 Auburn (UNDER 48) – Saturday 6:30pm

You have Bo Nix vs. Feleipe Franks and an O/U of 48?? Arkansas’s defense held Mississippi State to 21 points and I expect the same against Auburn. Under. Under. Under. Auburn wins 21-13.

#2 Alabama (-23.5) at Ole Miss (UNDER 74.5)- Saturday 6:30pm

Hope you got the point total early as it opened at 79.5… there is a hurricane coming through Oxford and it is going to be rainy. 74.5 points is way too high as Alabama’s defense is much better than given credit for. Also did I mention the hurricane? Alabama wins big 45-17.

Mississippi State at Kentucky (-2) – Saturday 6:30pm

Kentucky started the year with a good Auburn team and an emerging Ole Miss team. The SEC took two weeks to figure out Mike Leach’s offense (HEY LSU YOU DON’T PLAY PRESS COVERAGE AGAINST AIR RAID). Kentucky gets their first win against an overrated Mississippi State team.

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