10 Best Point Total Predictions: Week 5

10 Best Point Total Predictions: Week 5

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10 Best Point Total Predictions: Week 5

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What ten games appear to be the best bets and the best point total picks going into Week 5? Here you go. Enjoy.


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10. UCLA at Arizona

LINE: Arizona -6.5, o/u: 71.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under

Of course you know better than to go with the under on a late night Pac-12 game after the 67-63 UCLA win over Washington State last week …

But you’re not going with the over.

The other three UCLA games this season went way, way under, and the offense is more likely to score 14 than it is 40 against a rested Arizona team that hasn’t been all that bad.

The Texas Tech-Arizona game was supposed to be a blast, and it was a 28-14 Wildcat win – that’s more like what this should be. It should still be entertaining, but take the chance that UCLA didn’t turn the corner that fast.

9. Kentucky at South Carolina

LINE: South Carolina -3, o/u: 54.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under

The Kentucky offense wasn’t explosive before, and now it’s struggling to do much of anything with QB Terry Wilson out for the year. The Cats managed just 34 points over the last two games with both going well under the 54.5-point mark. South Carolina’s offense has’t been rocking, either, failing to score more than 23 in any of the three games against FBS teams on the slate.

8. Georgia Tech at Temple

LINE: Temple -8.5, o/u: 49.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under

Georgia Tech just doesn’t score. It only put up 14 on Clemson, but it also only put up 14 on USF. In the loss against Citadel, the Yellow Jackets put up just 24 points as the two teams combined for a mere 51 points.

Temple allowed 38 to Buffalo last week, but the performance against Maryland – giving up just 17 points – is more like the Owl defense as it should be at home. The two teams should hang in the low 20s, with the loser likely to finish with around 17.

7. Ole Miss at Alabama

LINE: Alabama -37.5, o/u: 61.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Over
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Sometimes, you just don’t mess with a streak.

In 2015, these two combine for 80 points. In 2016 they hit 91. Two years ago, Alabama hung 66 on the board, and last year is put up 62.

As is, the Crimson Tide are averaging 50 points per game, but the Ole Miss defense has yet to allow 30 or more. Even if its sort of half trying, the Crimson Tide should be able to come up with the 47 they generated against South Carolina, and then you just need 15 points from the Rebel side.

Nah … Alabama will take care of most of the heavy lifting all on its own.


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6. Clemson at North Carolina

LINE: Clemson -25.5, o/u: 60.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under
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Clemson’s defense has been the issue for point totals this season.

The offense is able to go through the motions and do its part, but the problem with the 60.5 is the other side of the ball that’s allowing just ten points per game. It is a road game, and North Carolina will be fired up to make a statement, but if that happens, it’s likely going to be on the defensive side.

The Tiger’s put up 41 on the road at Syracuse, and that’s about where they’ll hit against the Tar Heels. North Carolina’s offense isn’t potent enough to push for more than 20 points.

This shouldn’t be a wild shootout. Expect either a low-scoring battle, or Clemson to get off the bus, come up with a methodically easy win, and leave.

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