Florida, Michigan among Week 6 favorites

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(OddsShark.com) — The Florida Gators will look to continue their meteoric rise up the AP Top 25 rankings when they battle the Missouri Tigers on Saturday as early 4-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Gators rose 14 positions in the national rankings following their stunning 38-10 upset of Ole Miss last weekend, picking up the against the spread win as 7-point home underdogs and extending their current straight up win streak to six games.

With the win, Florida enters Saturday night’s Gators vs. Tigers betting matchup at Memorial Stadium ranked No. 11 in the nation, and sit atop the SEC East division standings with a 3-0 conference record, 5-0 overall.

Mizzou picked up their first conference victory of the season last weekend, topping the South Carolina Gamecocks 24-10 as 3-point home chalk and ending a four-game ATS losing streak to begin the season.

This is the fourth meeting between these two teams in as many years, with the Tigers posting SU victories in the last two while covering the spread in all three contests.

Meanwhile, No. 18 Michigan welcomes No. 13 Northwestern to Ann Arbor on Saturday as 8-point home favorites. The Wolverines posted their second straight shutout last weekend, blanking the Maryland Terrapins 28-0 as 13.5-point chalk, and have surrendered just 14 total points in their past four contests.

The Wildcats improved to 5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS, with their 27-0 shutout of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and have allowed an average of just seven points per game.

Michigan has dominated the Wildcats on the field in recent meetings, going 12-3 SU in their last 15 according to the OddsShark College Football Database. However, Northwestern has held the edge at the sportsbooks, posting a 9-6 ATS record in those contests.

In other college football betting action, No. 5 Utah is favored by seven points over No. 23 California in the only other Week 6 matchup between ranked squads.

The Utes crushed No. 13 Oregon 62-20 in their last outing to record their sixth straight SU win, while the Golden Bears failed to cover as 17-point favorites in a 34-28 win over the Washington State Cougars but are 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS on the season.

No. 15 Notre Dame will look to bounce back from a disappointing 24-22 loss to Clemson when they battle the Navy Midshipmen as 14-point favorites, while the Tigers, who have risen to No. 6 in the rankings following their win over the Fighting Irish, host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as 7.5-point chalk.

Boise St., Michigan St. among Week 2 favorites

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(OddsShark.com) — The Boise State Broncos will be gunning for an 11th straight-up win in a row on Saturday when they visit the BYU Cougars as three-point road favorites on the college football betting lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Broncos were a disappointment in their Week 1 victory over the Washington Huskies, failing to cover as 12.5-point favorites in a 16-13 win, dropping them to 2-4 against the spread in their past six games.

BYU enters Saturday’s Broncos vs. Cougars betting matchup at LaVell Edwards Stadium with eight SU wins in their past nine September dates, but have failed to cover in each of their past five games against Mountain West opponents.

As well, the Cougars lost starting quarterback Taysom Hill for the season in their opener with a foot injury.

The Stanford Cardinal will try to bounce back from a 16-6 Week 1 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats when they take on the Central Florida Knights as 17.5-point favorites this week.

Listed at No. 21 in the AP Top 25 preseason rankings, Stanford saw a three-game SU and ATS winning streak end with the loss and is just 4-3 SU and 4-2-1 ATS in its last seven games at home.

The Michigan State Spartans have emerged as 3.5-point betting favorites for their marquee Saturday night date with the Oregon Ducks, in a contest that opened as a pick’em.

The Spartans have won five straight SU, but saw their four-game ATS win streak end in Week 1 when they failed to cover as 16-point chalk in a 37-24 defeat of the Western Michigan Broncos.

The Ducks also failed to reward bettors in their season opener last Saturday, failing to cover as 35-point favorites in a 61-42 win over the Eastern Washington Eagles.

In other early Week 2 college football betting action, Wake Forest and Syracuse kick off the ACC conference schedule with the Orange perched as 4.5-point favorites over the Demon Deacons.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be aiming for a third straight win, SU and ATS, when they travel to Charlottesville on Saturday to take on the Virginia Cavaliers as early 11.5-point favorites.

The Utah State Aggies will be seeking to end a seven-game SU losing streak against  rival Utah when the two teams meet on Friday night, with the Utes perched as strong 13.5-point favorites.

And Jim Harbaugh will be searching for his first SU win as Michigan bench boss, and the Wolverines’ first SU win in their past four games as favorites, when they battle the Oregon State Beavers as 15-point chalk this week.