College Football Odds and Spreads for Week 5 Games
By David Hayes
While it may feel like the 2019 college football season just started, the Week 4 slate wrapped up a full third of most team's regular-season schedules.
As we take a look ahead at betting lines in the Week 5 slate, there are plenty of games with large points spreads and over/under totals, as well as game lines that are less than a field goal, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
After two top-10 teams fell in Week 4, between then-No. 7 Notre Dame's loss to No. 3 Georgia and then-No. 10 Utah stumbled against USC on the road, this weekend's upcoming schedule features two more AP Top-25 Poll matchups.
No. 18 Virginia takes on No. 10 Notre Dame as 11.5-point underdogs on the road in South Bend and No. 21 USC faces a 10-point favorite in No. 17 Washington in Seattle, with both games kicking off at 3:30 p.m. EST.
After a tough, 35-34, loss to a struggling Pittsburgh team on the road in Week 4, No. 22 UCF returns home to Orlando as the biggest spread favorite of Week 5, boasting a 43-point edge over 1-2 Connecticut. On the other end of this spectrum, Minnesota (-1) and the Gophers' matchup with Purdue (+1), along with FAU (+1) and the Owls' game against Charlotte (-1) share the closest spreads of the week at one point separating each pair.
As for the highest projected scoring totals of Week 5, New Mexico and Liberty's 6 p.m. EST game Saturday and Colorado State's matchup with Utah State combine to share that crown at 72 points between each game. Justin Wilcox's Cal defense and the Golden Bears take on Arizona State at 10:30 p.m. EST on Friday night, featuring Week 5's lowest total at 40 points.
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