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2023 college football Week 6 picks against the spread, betting odds, trends: Top Vegas insider reveals picks

One of the most interesting matchups on the Week 6 college football schedule is a matchup of unbeatens in Ohio State vs. Maryland. The Terrapins are one of 14 Power-5 schools still undefeated but the only one that’s not ranked. That would surely change with an upset of the fourth-ranked Buckeyes, which is easier said than done. Ohio State has a 38-point average margin of victory in these teams’ last six meetings, and the Buckeyes are 19.5-point favorites in the latest Week 6 college football odds.

Maryland ranks 16th nationally in both points per game and points allowed per game. With Big Ten passing leader Taulia Tagovailoa leading the way, should the Terps factor into your Week 6 college football bets? Before locking in any college football picks for Week 6 of the 2023 season, be sure to see the college football betting guide from legendary Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall

For years Vegas-based Marshall was synonymous with The Gold Sheet, the famed sports betting newsletter. With a background in play-by-play work and sports information while in college, Marshall joined TGS in 1981 when hired by the legendary Mort Olshan and served as executive editor for many years. He now supplies his unique and colorful brand of football and basketball analysis to SportsLine members.

An in-demand guest on numerous sports talk radio and TV shows across the country, Bruce’s vast array of editorial work has been featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New York Post and many other outlets. He has won various handicapping titles and also is working on several book projects.

Now, using his Tech Corner technique, Marshall has turned his attention to the latest college football odds for Week 6 and evaluated each matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top college football predictions for Week 6

One of the top college football picks Marshall is recommending for Week 6: No. 20 Kentucky (+14.5) covers at top-ranked Georgia in a 7 p.m. ET SEC East matchup on Saturday. 

Kentucky has figured out how to defend Georgia better than any other SEC team. Since the start of the 2020 season, Georgia’s two lowest-scoring SEC games have both come against Kentucky. The Wildcats held the Bulldogs to just 16 points in last year’s contest and 14 points in the 2020 matchup. No other conference foe has kept Georgia below 24 points during that span.

While Georgia has ultimately prevailed on the scoreboard in not just those games, but each of the last 13 meetings between the two, Kentucky has covered the spread in the last four matchups. Georgia has an ATS streak of its own, but not a positive one as it’s failed to cover in every game this season. With those trends in mind, and with Kentucky’s recent history of containing Georgia on offense, Marshall backs Kentucky to cover and the Under (49) to hit. See which other picks to make here

How to make college football picks for Week 6

Marshall has evaluated every other matchup and he’s found an alarming 14-4 spread trend that makes one side a huge value on Saturday. Get betting analysis for each matchup at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence, and what alarming 14-4 trend gives one side an edge on Saturday? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams to back, all from the legendary Vegas expert who has won multiple handicapping titles, and find out.

College football odds for top Week 6 games 

See full Week 6 college football picks at SportsLine.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Sam Houston vs. Liberty (-19.5, 46)

Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech (+6.5, 59.5)

Friday, Oct. 6

Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State (+11.5, 54.5)

Nebraska vs. Illinois (-3.5, 43)

Saturday, Oct. 7

Maryland vs. Ohio State (-18, 55.5)

LSU vs. Missouri (+6.5, 64.5)

Oklahoma vs. Texas (-5, 59.5)

Washington State vs. UCLA (-3.5, 59)

Virginia Tech vs. Florida State (-25.5, 53)

Syracuse vs. UNC (-9, 58)

Alabama vs. Texas A&M (+2.5, 50)

Kentucky vs. Georgia (-14.5, 49)

Notre Dame vs. Louisville (+6.5, 52.5)

Michigan vs. Minnesota (+20.5, 47.5)

Arkansas vs. Ole Miss (-10.5, 62.5)

Georgia Tech vs. Miami (-21, 59.5)

Fresno State vs. Wyoming (+6.5, 47)

Oregon State vs. California (+9.5, 53)

Arizona vs. USC (-22, 72)

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