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After absolutely nailing three of our four Week 5 predictions for college football teams on upset alert, there's nothing stopping the momentum from rolling into Week 6. Here are the four college football teams that need to be on upset alert this weekend.
4. No. 19 Texas Longhorns (+8) vs. No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners
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Texas began the first two games of this season as perhaps the worst favorite for college football betting, but the Longhorns have completely turned things around since then and earned the hottest rising odds for any team to win the College Football Playoff. The Red River Rivalry has gone in Oklahoma's favor lately, but Herman and his Longhorns are trending in the right direction. Plus, a +8-point cushion is a favorable look for a game that could come down to a touchdown difference.
3. No. 5 LSU Tigers @ No. 22 Florida Gators (+2.5)
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This matchup has already started heating up off the field with former head coaches of each program, Les Miles and Steve Spurrier, striking up a hilarious prop bet after backing each of their former teams to get the win Saturday in Gainesville. These games have been historically close at Florida, and the Gators are 2-1 at home against the Tigers over their last three meetings. It's unlikely that Florida loses and covers, so if there's going to be an upset in Gainesville, it will most likely be outright.
2. No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats (+5.5) @ Texas A&M Aggies
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No, that's not a typo. The 5-0, No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats are in fact +5.5-point underdogs on the road this weekend against Texas A&M in College Station. Kyle Field has proven a tough place to play this season, with A&M going 3-1 ATS at home and 4-1 ATS overall, but Heisman-hopeful running back Benny Snell and his Wildcats have made a living on defeating favorites this season.
1. No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide @ Arkansas Razorbacks (+35)
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Let's make sure one thing is clear on this one, placing No. 1 Alabama on upset alert is purely from an against-the-spread perspective. The Crimson Tide will likely steamroll the Razorbacks, but by a -35-point cover? History doesn't seem to think so. Alabama has won all 10 of their last meetings, but done so by an average margin of less than 23 points in Fayetteville and less than 27 points overall.
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