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College Football Week 5 Betting Trends – 8 Schools Are Perfect ATS

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in College Football

Sep 28, 2022 · 2:01 PM PDT

Week 5 college football betting trends
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  • In the Week 5 college football betting trends, there are 20 FBS schools remaining unbeaten for the 2022 season
  • However, just 8 schools can boast of a perfect against the spread record
  • All of the best Week 5 college football betting trends are assessed in the story below

If you’re looking for perfection in the Week 5 college football betting trends, then you’ve come to the right place.

Entering Week 5 of the NCAA football season, there are 20 FBS schools who can still boast of being unbeaten straight up. However, just eight schools are able to point out that they are showing an unblemished record against the spread.

Only five schools can brag about maintaining membership in both of these exclusive clubs. The Washington Huskies (4-0), Kansas Jayhawks (4-0), Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0), TCU Horned Frogs (3-0) and James Madison Dukes (3-0) are the picture of perfection both SU and ATS.

Taking these betting trends another step further, the Jayhawks, Golden Gophers and Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles all own a share of the nation’s longest active ATS win streak. Going back to last season, each school is heading into Week 5 of the college football season with a 7-0 ATS slate over their last seven games.

Let’s delve more deeply into this key college football betting trend and see which of these unbeaten ATS squads is worth a wager in the Week 5 CFB odds.


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Jayhawks Facing Difficult Test Surviving Cyclones

Known best as a basketball school, Kansas is making plenty of noise as a college football team this season. Although the Jayhawks did beat previously unbeaten Duke 35-27 to get to 4-0, so that might add confusion to this crossover success. The Jayhawks, 4-0 for the first time since 2009, are among 12 unbeaten teams with two wins over Power 5 schools already on their resume.

The Jayhawks have covered as a 30.5-point favorite against Tennessee Tech (56-10 win) and as 14-point road underdog at West Virginia (55-42 win). Kansas has scored at least 35 points in every game this season. However, the Jayhawks have also allowed at least 27 points in three of four games.

Playing host to Iowa State on Saturday, October 1 (3:30pm ET on ESPN at David Booth Memorial Stadium) figures to be offering the sternest test of the season for Kansas. Overall, the Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. However, they’re 1-4 ATS in the last five games against the Cyclones.

Iowa State is 7-0 SU in the last seven games against Kansas. The Cyclones are set as 3-point road favorites.

Golden Gophers Set Betting Trend With Defense

Not only is #21 Minnesota 4-0 both SU and ATS this season, the Golden Gophers are smothering the opposition with a stifling defense. In fact, as 11.5-point underdogs in Saturday’s game (12pm ET, Huntington Bank Stadium, on ESPN2), the Purdue Boilermakers are getting more points in the spread than Minnesota has allowed on the field in any single game this season.

The Golden Gophers shut out New Mexico State 38-0 as the 36-point chalk. Next, they won 62-10 over Northern Illinois as a 41-point pick. Minnesota was a 28-point favorite while humbling Colorado 49-7. Last week at Michigan State as a 3-point road pick, the Golden Gophers pounded the Spartans 34-7.

Minnesota is 7-0 both SU and ATS over the past seven games. The Golden Gophers have never allowed more than 14 points in any of those seven contests. Minnesota’s defense is #1 in college football in scoring defense (4.7 points), total defense (185.7 yards per game), and third-down conversion percentage (17.2).

Facing Purdue, Minnesota coach PJ Fleck is 4-1 ATS in the past five games against the Boilermakers. To make matters worse for Purdue, starting QB Aidan O’Connell is questionable with an undisclosed injury. He didn’t play in last week’s 28-26 win over Florida Atlantic.

Golden Eagles A .500 College Football Team

If you were doing a which one of these things is not like the others assessment of the college football ATS perfection club, Southern Mississippi would be the one standing out like a sore thumb. And no, it’s not because of Brett Favre.

Though perfect ATS, the Golden Eagles have achieved this betting trend while being just 2-2 SU. They’ve kicked off as an underdog in three of their four games so far in the college football season. In fact, Southern Miss hasn’t been the favorite in five of seven games during the school’s ATS win streak.

Southern Mississippi lost outright 29-27 to Liberty to open the season, but covered as 3.5-point home underdogs. A Week 2 road loss by a 30-7 count to the Miami (Fla) Hurricanes enabled the underdog Golden Eagles cover the 27.5-point spread.

Favored by 33 points at home over Northwestern State in Week 3, Southern Miss belted the Demons 62-10 for their first SU win of the season. Last week, the Golden Eagles won outright 27-24 at Tulane as 12-point road underdogs.

Week 5 of the college football season is a bye week for Southern Mississippi, so they’re guaranteed to be still perfect entering Week 6. And depending upon how the Kansas vs Iowa State and Minnesota vs Purdue games turn out, perhaps holding sole possession of the nation’s longest ATS win streak.


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