College Football Week 5 Opening Odds – By the Numbers


Get amped up for some more great college football betting action by taking a look at some of the more notable facts and figures for the Week 5 NCAA football betting odds.


The Numbers

2: The number of times Vanderbilt has ever won a game in Gainesville in school history. The Commodores are coming off of a horrid 59-0 loss to Alabama last week, and now they have to go to the Swamp to take on what seems to be a touched Florida team that keeps finding ways to escape in games. The Gators are only 9.5-point favorites on the opening college football odds in Week 5, the first time since 1985 that they’ve only been single-digit home favorites against Vandy.

11: The number of games in a row in which Louisiana Monroe has been an underdog. That will all come to an end on Saturday when the Warhawks battle it out with Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers are still getting used to life in the top flight of college football, and they’re not ready to play against even the Sun Belt at this point. So not only is ULM a favorite for the first time in almost a calendar year, but it’s a double-digit favorite as well at -11.

24: The number of points that Army is favored by over UTEP on Saturday. The Black Knights are playing relatively good football this year, and they’re going to have a good shot to get to a bowl game this season. That said, they haven’t been a 20-anything-point favorite since college football betting lines became readily available in the mid-1980s. The biggest favorite Army has been in recent history was last season against North Texas when it was -17.5.

29: The number of points Ohio State is favored by over Rutgers. It’s the second consecutive weeks the Buckeyes are the biggest favorites on the board. Ohio State is also the biggest road favorite of the entire season, a stat that very likely could hold over the course of the rest of the campaign. In fairness to the Scarlet Knights, they haven’t been beaten by more than 16 points in a game this season, so it would take a horrid game by this season’s standards to not cover this spread.

Opening Week 5 College Football Odds

(Odds courtesy of

Texas at Iowa State (+4)
Miami at Duke (+4.5)
Nebraska at Illinois (+6.5)
BYU at Utah State (+3)
USC at Washington State (+4)
Charlotte at FIU (-10)
Rice at Pittsburgh (-21.5)
South Florida at East Carolina (+24)
Memphis at Georgia State (OTB)
Syracuse at N.C. State (-11.5)
Eastern Michigan at Kentucky (-14)
Ball State at Western Michigan (+4.5)
Central Michigan at Boston College (-8)
Akron at Bowling Green (-1)
Ohio at UMass (+6.5)
Buffalo at Kent State (+4)
Houston at Temple (+14)
Marshall at Cincinnati (-5)
Baylor at Kansas State (-14)
Maryland at Minnesota (-12.5)
Ohio State at Rutgers (+29)
Iowa at Michigan State (-2.5)
Florida State at Wake Forest (+7)
Northwestern at Wisconsin (-13)
Indiana at Penn State (-18)
Navy at Tulsa (+3)
Connecticut at SMU (-17.5)
Texas State at Wyoming (-18.5)
Colorado at UCLA (-7)
California at Oregon (-15)
Washington at Oregon State (+28)
Coastal Carolina at UL Monroe (-11)
South Carolina at Texas A&M (-8)
Troy at LSU (-19.5)
New Mexico State at Arkansas (-18.5)
San Jose State at UNLV (-10.5)
UTEP at Army (-24)
Vanderbilt at Florida (-9.5)
Georgia at Tennessee (+6.5)
North Texas at Southern Miss (-9)
South Alabama at Louisiana Tech (-14)
Miami (OH) at Notre Dame (-23)
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic (OTB)
Mississippi State at Auburn (-9.5)
North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-10)
Clemson at Virginia Tech (+5.5)
Air Force at New Mexico (PK)
Ole Miss at Alabama (-28)
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech (+11)
Arizona State at Stanford (-15.5)
Nevada at Fresno State (-9)
Northern Illinois at San Diego State (-12)
Memphis at UCF (-3)

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