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Clay Travis College Football 2023 Week 5 Picks

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Clay Travis went 7-6-1 last week and is now 30-25 overall this season with his college football picks. In Week 5, he shares 15 picks.

Clay Travis’ Week 5 College Football Picks

  • Utah-Oregon State under 45.5
  • Penn State -25.5 at Northwestern
  • Kansas +17 at Texas
  • Florida at Kentucky -2.5
  • Texas A&M vs Arkansas +6.5
  • Clemson at Syracuse +7
  • USC at Colorado +21.5
  • Indiana at Maryland -14
  • Georgia -14.5 at Auburn
  • Michigan at Nebraska +17.5
  • Missouri at Vanderbilt +14
  • LSU at Ole Miss +2.5
  • South Carolina +12.5 at Tennessee
  • Notre Dame at Duke +5.5
  • Alabama at Mississippi State +15.5

Utah-Oregon State under 45.5

Travis is betting on the Utah defense, which has taken the air out of every game so far. He doesn’t think that changes on the road against Oregon State. This game will be played in the mud and the under will cash.

Penn State -25.5 at Northwestern

Travis is done betting against Penn State, who has scored 30+ in 11 straight and destroyed Iowa last week. He doesn’t think Northwestern will score much against Penn State’s defense. Penn State wins 38-7.

Kansas +17 at Texas

With Kansas surprisingly 4-0, getting 17 points is a big number, especially with Texas looking ahead to Oklahoma. Travis isn’t saying Texas loses, but it may be close in the 4th. He’ll take Kansas.

Florida at Kentucky -2.5

Travis thinks Kentucky wins a 3rd straight over Florida. The Gators aren’t good and Kentucky won’t be intimidated. The environment will be electric and Kentucky’s defense will stop Florida’s rushing attack. Kentucky wins 27-14.

Texas A&M vs Arkansas +6.5

This rivalry has featured Texas A&M heartbreaking Arkansas. Travis thinks it’s another close field goal game, so Arkansas +6.5 has the value.

Clemson at Syracuse +7

After a tough loss to a rival, Clemson now travels to face an undefeated Syracuse team they’ve struggled against before. A touchdown is too much, Syracuse covers and could win outright.

USC at Colorado +21.5

Everyone is off Colorado but Travis thinks USC’s road defense issues are overlooked. At 9am local time, USC may struggle. Colorado plays better at home and covers the 21.5 in a 14 point loss.

Indiana at Maryland -14

Travis loves Maryland, who is rolling over everyone. They rout Indiana, who barely beat Akron in OT. Maryland covers easily in a 20+ point win.

Georgia -14.5 at Auburn

In SEC play, Travis doesn’t see Auburn scoring much against elite defenses like Georgia’s. Georgia has dominated the series lately and continues that in a 35-14 win.

Michigan at Nebraska +17.5

After 2 losses, Nebraska has won 2 straight at home. Michigan is undefeated but the offense has been unimpressive. Travis doesn’t see many points, so 17.5 is too high. Nebraska covers in a 10 point loss.

Missouri at Vanderbilt +14

Missouri’s 4 wins were all close home games. Now on the road, Travis doesn’t see them winning by 14+ over Vanderbilt. He’ll take Vanderbilt +14.

LSU at Ole Miss +2.5

Travis thinks Ole Miss wins this game outright as a home underdog. Last time here they won by 14. Ole Miss wins by 7 so the +2.5 covers easily.

South Carolina +12.5 at Tennessee

Travis doesn’t understand this line after Tennessee gave up 63 to South Carolina last year. Spencer Rattler could pick the defense apart again. Tennessee wins but fails to cover 12.5.

Notre Dame at Duke +5.5

After a crushing loss, Notre Dame now travels to face a raucous Duke crowd hosting Gameday. Travis sees another Duke home upset. Duke wins outright.

Alabama at Mississippi State +15.5

If Travis believes Bama’s offense struggles on the road, getting over 15 points with Mississippi State at home is too good to pass up. Either he looks smart or Bama blows them out.

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