Week 5 College Football Expert Picks From ESPN, Barstool And Cash The Ticket

Written By Drew Ellis on September 30, 2022 - Last Updated on October 2, 2022

Collectively, it was a pretty good week of college football picks from expert prognosticators.

Most provided a winning weekend for Michigan sports bettors, including some outstanding results from ESPN’s trio.

Heading into Week 5, conference matchups are in full swing. With a lot of compelling contests on the slate, here’s a look at what the prognosticators have to say about them.

ESPN’s SVP, Stanford Steve & The Bear

It was a great Week 4 for ESPN’s college football picking trio.

Scott Van Pelt put up a 7-2 record while Stanford Steve was 3-0-1. The Bear really knew his stuff, going a perfect 6-0 with his picks against the spread.

Can they possibly follow it up in Week 5?

SVP (4-5)

UCLA +3 vs. Washington (Win)

Purdue +12 at Minnesota (Win)

Ole Miss -7 vs. Kentucky (Loss)

TCU +7 vs. Oklahoma (Win)

Iowa State -3 at Kansas (Loss)

Virginia Tech +9 at North Carolina (Loss)

California +4 at Washington State (Loss)

Virginia +3 at Duke (Loss)

Missouri +29 vs. Georgia (Win)

The Bear (4-2)

Iowa State -3 at Kansas (Loss)

Kentucky +7 at Ole Miss (Win)

Utah -10 vs. Oregon State (Win)

UTSA -4 at Middle Tennessee (Win)

Tulane +2.5 at Houston (Win)

Tulsa +9.5 vs. Cincinnati (Loss)

Stanford Steve (2-1)

TCU +6.5 vs. Oklahoma (Win)

Mississippi State -4 vs. Texas A&M (Win)

Baylor moneyline vs. Oklahoma State (Loss)

Barstool college football picks

It hasn’t been an impressive run for the Barstool trio of Dave Portnoy, Big Cat and Rico.

Portnoy at least grabbed a winning record of 9-8 last week, while Big Cat was 10-18. On the year, just Portnoy is over .500 at 45-42-2.

For now, we will keep it to the leader’s picks and just note the “Lock of the Week” for the others.

Portnoy (5-5)

Purdue +12 at Minnesota (Win)

Texas Tech +8.5 at Kansas State (Loss)

Kentucky +7 at Ole Miss (Lock of the Week) (Win)

TCU +6.5 vs. Oklahoma (Win)

Arkansas +17.5 vs. Alabama (Loss)

Alabama vs. Arkansas Over 61 (Win)

Baylor -2 vs. Oklahoma State (Loss)

Penn State -26.5 vs. Northwestern (Loss)

Mississippi State -3.5 vs. Texas A&M (Win)

N.C. State +6.5 at Clemson (Loss)

Big Cat’s Lock of the Week

Michigan -11 at Iowa (Win)

Rico’s Lock of the Week

Ohio vs. Kent State Over 68.5 (Loss)

Cash The Ticket Picks

Mike Valenti and Jim Costa have had their struggles during the college football season, but bounced back a little bit in Week 4. Valenti went 4-3 for his first winning week, while Costa was 4-4.

Valenti went 4-1 in his Saturday picks.

Here’s what the Cash The Ticket duo is looking at for Week 5, including a parlay suggestion.

Valenti (2-6)

UCLA +3 vs. Washington (Win)

Florida State -6.5 vs. Wake Forest (Loss)

Indiana vs. Nebraska Over 59.5 (Loss)

Iowa State -3 at Kansas (Loss)

Navy +14 at Air Force (Win)

Ole Miss -6.5 vs. Kentucky (Loss)

Baylor -1.5 vs. Oklahoma State (Loss)

N.C. State +6.5 at Clemson (Loss)

Parlay Suggestion: UCLA ML, Baylor -1.5, Florida State -6.5 (+675) (Loss)

Costa (3-5)

UCLA +3 vs. Washington (Win)

Iowa +10.5 vs. Michigan (Loss)

Arkansas +17.5 vs. Alabama (Loss)

Baylor -1.5 vs. Oklahoma State (Loss)

Florida State -6.5 vs. Wake Forest (Loss)

Cal vs. Washington State Under 53.5 (Win)

Nebraska -5.5 vs. Indiana (Win)

USC -25.5 vs. Arizona State (Loss)

Parlay Suggestion: UCLA ML, Florida State ML, Baylor ML, Oklahoma ML (+680) (Loss)

College Football Week 5 lines at Michigan sportsbooks

Some of these picks are made early in the week and may have had the lines change. Be sure to get your best value. Here’s what’s available at Michigan’s top sportsbooks for each game.

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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