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Underdogs Against the Spread: Top Week 5 G5 Football ATS Picks

Let’s get that money.

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What a whirlwind Week 4 turned out to be for our Underdogs Against the Spread.

Friday night I celebrated one of my best friend’s wedding. Saturday was my birthday. There was one thing we both had in common coming into the weekend: we both loved Marshall.

That’s all we talked about in our group of friends all weekend. Hammer Marshall. They are the underdog and the better team. Come Saturday night, just about all of us were in on the action. We even had the bar turn it on the big screen projector and some of the locals were asking us what we were so excited about. “It’s easy money” we told them.

Oops.

We still finished the weekend on the good side with a 3-2 mark, and if it wasn’t for a missed extra point and later a failed two-point conversion by Arkansas State, we wouldn’t have been hooked in that game. That’s what makes sports gambling so heart breaking but fun at the same time.

This will be the weekend where the overall record finally shoots into the green. Usually I struggle to find five bets that I feel pretty confident about, but this week, I’m a big fan of everything listed. Here are my picks for Week 5.


Last week: 3-2

Overall: 9-11

*All lines are according to Scores and Odds and are accurate at the time posted

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UConn Huskies (+17.5)

As I said on our latest episode of the Underdog Pawdcast, I never thought there would be a day that I backed UConn, but here we are. Cincinnati is one of the country’s biggest surprises at 4-0, but they haven’t suddenly become an offensive juggernaut. David Pindell is capable of scoring some points and this game won’t be blowout that Vegas is expecting.

South Alabama Jaguars vs. Appalachian St. Mountaineers (over 56.5)

This one is real simple. The Jags are giving up 42 points per game and nearly 300 yards through the air. App State has posted 38 points or more in every game and is coming off a 72-point outing. The last time these two teams met, the final was 34-27. Expect a similar outcome this time out.

Arkansas State Red Wolves (-3) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

Yes, I am back on stAte again this week. The Red Wolves picked up a 43-25 win in Statesboro last season and have many of the same pieces from that game.

Texas-El Paso Miners vs. Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (-10)

UTEP is one of, if not the worst, teams in the nation. UTSA hasn’t looked great either, but they’ve played a much more difficult schedule. The Roadrunners have failed to cover the spread this season and this will be their first as they should win by at least two touchdowns.

Florida Atlantic Owls (-3.5) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

The Owls are 7-2 in their last nine conference games and while they lost to UCF last week, their offense looks to be in much better shape than MTSU.

Check back with us next week for more and let me know what you think in the comments below or via Twitter. Until next week, SHOW ME THE MONEY!!