College football picks, predictions, odds: Michigan vs. Indiana, Kansas vs. TCU among best bets in Week 6

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Every week, I use this space to tell you what I think are the best bets for the weekend. I’ll also add a upset of the week that will feature a team that is at least the underdog of the touchdown I choose to win. I’ll also tell you about other games featuring potential college football playoff teams. Almost everyone is technically an early-season CFP candidate, so at least for the first few weeks, I will be working with teams that are currently in the top 12 of the AP Top 25 poll.

I got back into action last week. My picks in week 5 were 2-1 with a near miss in an upset special that now wins 1-2 but has covered all three times.

Below are the results of the sixth week of college football.

6th week selection

No. 4 Michigan in Indiana

Featured Game | Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines
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IND

+950

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+22
-110
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-110
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MIS

-1700

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-22
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U59
-110
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No team has suffered more at the hands of the two biggest names in Big Ten football than Indiana. The Hoosiers have not defeated Ohio State since 1988 and have only defeated the Wolverine once since 1987; this happened during the weird COVID-shortened 2020 season, so it doesn’t really count. Indiana scored enough points to stay in some games and win a few, but the Hoosiers didn’t face the kind of defense that Michigan had. They will probably also fight off Wolverine’s attack. Pick: Michigan -22

Wisconsin in the Northwest

Featured Game | Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers
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S-WEST

+285

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+10
-110
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-110
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WISC

-365

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-110
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-110
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This is a bad week to play in Wisconsin. The Badgers suffered a humiliating loss to Illinois, resulting in the school firing the popular and successful coach the next day. The Wildcats played their best game of the season last week in a 17-7 loss to Penn State. However, Northwestern is arguably the worst team in the Big Ten right now and Wisconsin is hungry. Choice: Wisconsin -10

Florida State ranks 14th in North Carolina

Featured Game | North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Florida State Seminoles
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NCST

-155

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-115
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-110
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FSU

+130

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-105
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U50.5
-110
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Neither team impressed with big games last week as they each suffered their first losses of the season. This line seems to indicate that these teams are equal and the wolf pack only has the advantage because they are at home. I’m not sure about FSU yet, and I don’t expect the Seminole defense to have the same level of success against the NC state offense as the Clemson defense. Choice: NC State -3.5

Upset of the week

No. 17 TCU at No. 19 Kansas

Featured Game | Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs
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KANSAS

+215

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-110
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-110
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TCU

-267

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-7
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-110
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It should be fun. Kansas is still looking for respect after a 5-0 start. The Jayhawks made their debut in the AP Poll this week after beating Iowa State 14–11. This game showed that Kansas can win even when his opponent dictates his style of play. TCU is also undefeated and coming out of Oklahoma’s humiliation. It looks like a much more equal match than this line shows and I like it when the hosts win. Choice: Kansas +7, +222 ML

Other CFP candidates

  • Texas A&M at No. 1 in Alabama (O/U 51.5) Choice: up to 51.5
  • Auburn at number 2 in Georgia (O/U 50) Select: up to 50 years
  • No. 3 Ohio State (-22.5) in Michigan Choice: Ohio State
  • No. 5 Clemson (-20.5) at Boston College Select: Clemson
  • Washington State No. 6 USC (-13) Select: OSK
  • Texas Institute of Technology ranked 7th in Oklahoma (-9.5) Choice: Oklahoma State
  • No. 8 Tennessee (-3) at No. 25 LSU Select: Tennessee
  • No. 9 Mississippi (-18.5) in Vanderbilt Select: Vanderbilt
  • No. 11 Utah (-4.5) to No. 18 UCLA Select: Utah
  • No. 12 Oregon (-13) in Arizona Select: Oregon

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