NCAAFB Week 5 Picks

Week five of the 2009 College Football Season is has plenty of intriguing matchups and betting lines, and our team of writers and handicappers have picked four games to consider this weekend.

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Georgia -3 vs. LSU, 3:30PM ET

The Tigers have failed to cover the spread in two games this year and pushed once. LSU has not looked impressive in their four wins this year, and now face their toughest opponent in Georgia, which has been battled tested all season. Joe Cox has been progressing as a quarterback, which has made the Bulldogs’ offense more dangerous. In a game that both teams need to contend in the SEC, we like the home team to win by more than a field goal.

NCAA Free Pick: GeorgiaView Matchup | Best Line: -3 SBGGLOBAL

USC -4.5 at California, 8PM ET

USC has won five-straight against the Bears, but it has been because of the Trojans’ defense as much as it has been about the offense. In last year’s 17-3 win over the Bears, USC held Cal to 165 yards of offense. Much like last week’s loss at Oregon, Cal can’t win if it can’t move the ball on the ground, which should play into USC’s hands. While the Trojans are dealing with the loss of Stafon Johnson, they still have plenty of weapons to win by at least a touchdown.

NCAA Free Pick: USCView Matchup | Best Line: -4.5 BetOnline

Central Michigan -8 at Buffalo, 3:30PM ET

The Chippewas came through last week at home against Akron, and this week face a depleted Buffalo team, which is coming off a 37-13 loss to Temple. The Bulls lost running back James Starks early in the season and have injury issues on the offensive line heading into Saturday’s game with CMU, which ranks tops in the Mid-American Conference in team offense and defense. The Chippewas should have no problem winning on Saturday by two scores.

NCAA Free Pick: Central Michigan View Matchup | Best Line: -8

Cincinnati -29 vs. Miami ( Ohio), 1PM ET

The line might be a bit on the large size, but Cincinnati can cover it quickly against the RedHawks, who have performed as poorly as any team in NCAA football thus far. The RedHawks have failed to cover in any of their four games and have lost by at least 42 points in their two non-conference games. The Bearcats have covered in three of their four games and coach Brian Kelly is a former Mid-American Conference coach that knows how to attack poor MAC defenses. The Bearcats should be able to move the ball down the field at will and more than cover the 29-point spread.

NCAA Free Pick: CincinnatiView Matchup | Best Line -29

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Posted: 10/3/09 9:00AM ET


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