College Football Week 6 Picks: Predictions for Top Games Against the Spread

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2012

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Hairy, mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Week 6 of the college football season is just around the corner, and there are a lot of intriguing matchups pending, many of which are ripe for bettors to get action on.

There seems to be a lot of road underdogs that have a great chance to cover or even win outright at the midpoint of the season.

Let’s take a look at a few of those and another solid wager you can play this upcoming Saturday.

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Northwestern ML over PENN STATE

The Wildcats might be one of the most underrated teams in the Big Ten, and just snuck in the Top 25 polls after an impressive 5-0 start.

This team will have its first real test against the Nittany Lions on Saturday, but have been a great play as a road team in the month of October over the past 20 seasons. In fact, they are 20-17 on the money line in that time period.  When considering how weak this Penn State squad is in 2012, Northwestern is the clear play here.

Suggestion: Don’t even bother taking the points and bet the Wildcats on the ML.


AUBURN -10 over Arkansas

Arkansas is still getting respect from Vegas, despite proving that they are one of the worst big-conference teams in Division I.

While Auburn isn’t exactly a powerhouse, they are playing at home—where they just missed beating LSU and Clemson.

Those teams are much better than the Razorbacks, meaning that the Tigers should have little problem dispatching these pitiful Hogs by a large margin.

Suggestion: Lay the points and take Auburn.


Georgia +2 over SOUTH CAROLINA

These are two evenly matched teams, so getting points is imperative if you are to bet this SEC East showdown.

The game is in South Carolina, but the Bulldogs have a shot at winning this outright, or at least keeping it within a single point.

If the Dawgs' offensive line can get leverage and open lanes against the Gamecocks, this is going to be a relatively easy win.

Suggestion: Take Georgia with the points.