One of my favorite parts of the football season, be it college or pro, is picking winners with the spread. I play my picks for fun and not for money, but do with these selections as you please.
So without further adieu here are my top three picks for week six of the college football season (Two bonus picks this week on page two).
My picks are in the bold font
All spreads came from CBSSports.com as of Friday afternoon (10/4)
No. 10 LSU @ Mississippi State (MSST +9.5)
We begin in Starkville, Mississippi. Coming off a heartbreaking loss at Georgia, the LSU Tigers (4-1, 1-1) are angry and ready to pounce on their next opponent. LSU is a lock to win, and as much of a lock as a team could be with this spread. I know the Tigers are on the road, but the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) just don't have the talent to keep up with a top-10 team in the country. Lay the points, take the Tigers. LSU wins 38-17.
Minnesota @ No. 19 Michigan (MICH -21.5)
I really wanted to take the Wolverines (4-0, 0-0) here. A third of the way through the season, Michigan has something to prove being the most scrutinized undefeated team in the nation. That's slightly deserved as UM has won its last three contests by an average of just six points (excluding 59-9 vs Central Michigan in week one). The Gophers (4-1, 1-1) are coming off a 16-point home loss to Iowa, however a 3+ touchdown spread is too rich for my blood. Take the points. Michigan opens its B1G schedule with a 40-24 victory.
No. 7 Louisville @ Temple (TEMP +33.5)
This is simply a case of a spread being too big. Yes the Cardinals (4-0, 0-0) are undefeated, and the Owls (0-4, 0-1) have yet to win a game, but Temple won't lose by more than five scores. The last three weeks TU has lost by an average margin of just four points. In their toughest game (Week 1) of the year at Notre Dame, the Owls lost 28-6. Take the points. The Cardinals dominate the battle of the birds in their AAC opener, 41-10.