Week 6 College Football Expert Picks From ESPN, Barstool And Cash The Ticket

Written By Drew Ellis on October 7, 2022 - Last Updated on October 9, 2022

In the world of sports betting, there are good weeks and there are bad weeks.

We can officially place Week 5 of the College Football season into the “bad” category.

Our prognosticators mostly struggled to get to .500, while a choice few put up a winning record.

Week 6 of the season has a lot of intriguing spreads that the experts were sure to rack their brains over. Let’s see who they like for the weekend. Here’s their picks for this weekend.

ESPN’s SVP, Stanford Steve & The Bear

Of the college football expert picks we list, the ESPN crew has been the most successful collectively.

While Scott Van Pelt had an off 4-5 week last week, The Bear continued to shine at 4-2, while Stanford Steve was 2-1.

The Bear has posted an impressive 10-2 record over his last 12 picks. However, he has limited his picks this week to just two games. Can he keep it up in Week 6?

SVP (4-4)

  • Bowling Green +2 vs. Buffalo (Loss)
  • Indiana +22.5 vs. Michigan (Win)
  • LSU +3 vs. Tennessee (Loss)
  • Navy +6 vs. Tulsa (Win)
  • Iowa State +1.5 vs. Kansas State (Win)
  • Army +17 at Wake Forest (Loss)
  • Florida State +3 at N.C. State (Win)
  • Arizona +13 vs. Oregon (Loss)

The Bear (1-1)

  • Houston +3 at Memphis (Win)
  • Arizona +13 vs. Oregon (Loss)

Stanford Steve (3-1)

  • Purdue vs. Maryland Over 58.5 (Win)
  • TCU -6.5 at Kansas (Win)
  • Washington vs. Arizona State Over 56.5 (Win)
  • Oregon State -7 at Stanford (Loss)

Barstool college football picks

Dave Portnoy managed an even 5-5 in Week 5 of the College Football Season. That kept him just over .500 on the season at 50-48-2.

Big Cat (97-104-5) and Rico (35-43) are still trying to get back on solid footing. Given how many picks these guys make, we will stick with their “Lock of the Week” for the time being.

Here’s the Week 6 selections.

Portnoy (4-9-1)

  • Oklahoma +7 vs. Texas (Loss)
  • Texas vs. Oklahoma Over 65 (Loss)
  • LSU +3 vs. Tennessee (Lock of the Week) (Loss)
  • Tennessee vs. LSU Over 65 (Loss)
  • Kansas +7 vs. TCU (Push)
  • Utah -4 at UCLA (Loss)
  • Utah vs. UCLA Over 64.5 (Win)
  • Wisconsin -9.5 at Northwestern (Win)
  • Georgia Tech +3 vs. Duke (Win)
  • Miami -3.5 vs. North Carolina (Loss)
  • Washington State +13 at USC (Loss)
  • Washington State vs. USC Over 66 (Loss)
  • BYU +3.5 vs. Notre Dame (Loss)
  • Texas A&M +24 at Alabama (Win)

Big Cat’s Lock of the Week

TCU -7 at Kansas (Push)

Rico’s Lock of the Week

Kansas State -2 at Iowa State (Loss)

Cash The Ticket Picks

Just when we though Mike Valenti and Jim Costa were finally finding their sea legs in college football picks, they fell back to losing records in Week 5.

Valenti went just 2-6, while Costa was a more respectable 3-5.

The two took full responsibility for their struggles on this week’s Cash The Ticket Podcast, and are back at it in Week 6 to attempt and right the ship.

This week’s selections include one game the two are at odds over and four they agree on (maybe fade?).

Valenti (2-3-1)

  • UCLA +3.5 vs. Utah (Win)
  • Mississippi State -8.5 vs. Arkansas (Win)
  • TCU -7 at Kansas (Push)
  • Northern Illinois +5.5 vs. Toledo (Loss)
  • Air Force -10.5 at Utah State (Loss)
  • Alabama -23.5 vs. Texas A&M (Loss)

Costa (1-4-1)

  • LSU +3 vs. Tennessee (Loss)
  • UCLA +3.5 vs. Utah (Win)
  • Kansas +7 vs. TCU (Push)
  • Alabama -23.5 vs. Texas A&M (Loss)
  • Air Force -10.5 at Utah State (Loss)
  • Northern Illinois +5.5 vs. Toledo (Loss)

Friendly Parlay Suggestion: Alabama -23.5, Air Force -10.5, UCLA +3.5, NIU +5.5 (+1200) (Loss)

College Football Week 6 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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