No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson impressed, No. 5 USC stumbled and casual bettors crushed in the last weekend of September. In case you missed it, here is your College Football Week 5 betting recap.

Week 5 Betting Trends

Favorites: 31-21 (59.6%) ATS

  • First weekend in 2017 that underdogs were losers

Road teams: 28-24 (53.8%) ATS

  • Road favorites: 12-5 (70.6%) ATS

Ranked teams: 12-8 (60%) ATS

Teams getting 60% or more of bets: 20-10 (66.7%) ATS

  • Ranked teams getting 60% or more of bets: 6-1 ATS

Unders went 28-25 (52.8%)

  • Unders of 60 or more points: 10-5

Biggest Money-line Upsets

Troy (+894) at LSU

No. 25 LSU lost 24-21 to Troy, turnovers (4) were the Tigers downfall. The Trojans are the first team outside the SEC to win in Death Valley since 2000.

Maryland (+426) at Minnesota

Ty Johnson ran for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:10 to play to give Maryland the upset over Minnesota 31-24. Third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager threw two touchdowns and ran for another.

North Texas (+242) at Southern Miss

Mean Green trailed 21-7 before scoring 26 straight points in the second and third quarters. North Texas was as an underdog despite losing the turnover battle 0-2.

Washington State (+166) vs. USC

Washington State had lost 15 straight home games against ranked opponents. The Cougars ended the streak beating No. 5 USC 30-27. Luke Falk threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns while his counterpart, preseason Heisman favorite Sam Darnold passed for 164 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

ATS Streaks

Two teams are now 5-0 ATS: New Mexico State and SMU

Three teams have started 2017 0-5 ATS: BYU, Oregon State and Bowling Green

Fireable Offense?

Butch Jones and Tennessee got routed at home by Georgia 41-0. The Vols head coach was already on the hot seat as the favorite to be the first coach in the SEC fired. Only thing saving his job, for now, is the buyout.

Trend Highlight – High Scoring Team, Home Conference Game

If you can score points, you can win college football games. The sweet spot is when the high-power offense is at home against a conference opponent. Teams matching this system have gone 5-2 ATS in 2017 and are +38.66 units since 2005.


College Football Pro Systems

All picks in 2017 have gone 104-74 (58.4%), +28.77 units

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