No. 2 Alabama will face its second legitimate test of the season when it travels to No. 20 Arkansas during the Week 5 college football schedule on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). The Crimson Tide struggled to pull away from Texas in their only prior road game this season, escaping with a 20-19 win. They are 17.5-point favorites in the latest Week 5 college football odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is 61. Should you trust Nick Saban’s team to cover the large spread with your Week 5 college football bets?
Another top matchup on this week’s card features No. 5 Clemson (-7) vs. No. 10 North Carolina State. The Wolfpack have not won at Clemson since 2002, but they snapped an eight-game losing streak in the series with an overtime win last year. Before locking in any college football bets on those games or others, be sure to see the top Week 5 college football expert picks, predictions and best bets from Barrett Sallee.
Sallee is a true insider — a CBS Sports analyst, SiriusXM host, Heisman voter and consistently one of the top CBS Sports experts picking games against the spread — and his best bets have helped bring in huge returns. He debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a big way on his college football picks.
Over the past three-plus years, he is 115-94 in his popular best bets column at SportsLine, including going 10-5 so far this season. Anybody who has been following him is way up.
Now, he has turned his attention to the Week 5 college football odds from Caesars and is sharing his top three best bets over at SportsLine. If you parlay them together, you could be looking at a return of around 6-1. Get his top college football picks now.
Top Week 5 college football expert predictions
One of Sallee’s top college football picks for Week 5: He’s taking the Under 45 in the Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State matchup on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Texas A&M tends to play low-scoring games on the road, cashing the Under in nine of its last 12 road games. The Aggies have been one of the top defensive teams in college football this season, holding all four of their opponents to 21 points or fewer.
Arkansas is known for its strong offense led by quarterback KJ Jefferson, but he managed just 171 passing yards against the Aggies last week. Texas A&M’s offense has struggled at times, leading to a quarterback change after Week 2. The Aggies have averaged just 20 points per game in their last two outings, and this will be their first road atmosphere of the season.
They are going to be without star wide receiver Ainias Smith (leg) for the rest of the year as well, making things even more problematic for their offense. Sallee expects Mississippi State defensive coordinator Zach Arnett to come up with a strong game plan that will keep this game ugly from start to finish. See what else Sallee likes at SportsLine.
How to make Week 5 college football picks
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he’s high on, including a big underdog he says will win outright. You can only see his picks at SportsLine.
What are the best bets for Week 5 of college football? And which college football picks need to be part of your parlays? Visit SportsLine now to see Barrett Sallee’s college football best bets, all from one of the top analysts in the nation who has crushed his picks for SportsLine.