College football odds, Week 6: Stanford, Ohio State, Georgia, Oklahoma the big favorites

Thearon W. Henderson

We don't talk about fan favorites Alabama and Notre Dame in Week 6. It's Ohio State and Stanford looking to climb the BCS ladder after being favored in opening college football lines this week.

After talking about Alabama for weeks, bettors can largely ignore the Crimson Tide in Week 6, as they are favord by eight touchdowns against Georgia State. Instead, BCS watchers and sharp college football handicappers are taking aim at two late Saturday games featuring Top 25 teams.

Ohio State faces Big Ten foe Northwestern, where the No. 4 Buckeyes are 5.5-point favorites to open the week visiting the No. 16 Wildcats. The Buckeyes have laid waste to Northwestern in recent years, outscoring them 205-34 in the past four meetings. Later in Pac-12 action, No. 15 Washington visits No. 5 Stanford with the host Cardinal opening as 6.5-point chalk at most shops monitored by OddsShark.com.

Check out the full list of college football opening odds, with a few early trends on each game.

Western Kentucky -4.5 at Louisiana-Monroe +4.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games at home.

Texas -9 at Iowa State +9 - Matchup Report

Trends: Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Iowa State. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 7 games at home.

UCLA -4.5 at Utah +4.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of UCLA's last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games at home.

BYU +6 at Utah State -6 - Matchup Report

Trends: BYU is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Utah State. Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Nevada +4.5 at San Diego State -4.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nevada's last 6 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego State's last 6 games at home.

Michigan State +1.5 at Iowa -1.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games. Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Michigan State.

Clemson -13 at Syracuse +13 - Matchup Report

Trends: Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. Syracuse is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home.

Illinois +10.5 at Nebraska -10.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games. Nebraska is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home.

Eastern Michigan +14 at Buffalo -14 - Matchup Report

Trends: Eastern Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games.

Louisville -34 at Temple +34 - Matchup Report

Trends: Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games at home.

Maryland +15 at Florida State -15 - Matchup Report

Trends: Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Ball State +4.5 at Virginia -4.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Ball State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games.

Georgia State +55.5 at Alabama -55.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games. Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

North Carolina +7 at Virginia Tech -7 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games.

Army +11.5 at Boston College -11.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Army's last 6 games. Boston College is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Army.

Central Michigan -3.5 at Miami (Ohio) +3.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of Central Michigan's last 10 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 6 games.

UTSA +14.5 at Marshall -14.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: UTSA is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road. Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Western Michigan +20.5 at Toledo -20.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in all of Toledo's last 5 games.

North Texas -2.5 at Tulane +2.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of North Texas's last 10 games on the road.The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 7 games.

Minnesota +21 at Michigan -21 - Matchup Report

Trends: Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Rice +3 at Tulsa -3 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa. Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice.

North Carolina State -9.5 at Wake Forest +9.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games on the road. Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State.

Kansas State +15 at Oklahoma State -15 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas State's last 9 games on the road. Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Arkansas +10 at Florida -10 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arkansas's last 7 games on the road. Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas.

Georgia -11 at Tennessee +11 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia's last 5 games.Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home.

Florida International +15.5 at Southern Miss -15.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida International's last 8 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games.

Central Florida -10 at Memphis +10 - Matchup Report

Trends: Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games.

Fresno State -24.5 at Idaho +24.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Fresno State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games.

TCU +10 at Oklahoma -10 - Matchup Report

Trends: TCU is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games on the road. Oklahoma is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games.

Cincinnati -12 at South Florida +12 - Matchup Report

Trends: Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Florida's last 8 games.

New Mexico State +8 at New Mexico -8 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Mexico State's last 9 games. New Mexico is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing New Mexico State.

Mississippi -3 at Auburn +3 - Matchup Report

Trends: Mississippi is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games. Auburn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home.

Texas State +10.5 at Louisiana-Lafayette -10.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas State's last 10 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home.

LSU -10 at Mississippi State +10 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games. Mississippi State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home.

Louisiana Tech +1 at Texas El Paso -1 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games.

Kentucky +21.5 at South Carolina -21.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina. South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home.

Arizona State -5.5 at Notre Dame +5.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games. Notre Dame is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games.

Missouri +1.5 at Vanderbilt -1.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Missouri is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Vanderbilt is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home.

West Virginia +27 at Baylor -27 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games. Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Ohio State -5.5 at Northwestern +5.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

Washington +6.5 at Stanford -6.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games.

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