Lutz’s Locks For College Football Week 5
Welcome to another exciting week of college football action! Last week, I had a solid 4-1 record on my picks, and I’m looking to carry that momentum into this week’s matchups. For real-time updates and more insights, make sure to follow me on Twitter @Carter_Lutz16.
This week’s spotlight game features Duke taking on Notre Dame, and I’m all in on the Blue Devils. Duke’s quarterback, Riley Leonard, has displayed his dynamic play style both through the air and on the run.
Notre Dame is coming off an emotionally draining loss to Ohio State, and hitting the road to face a motivated Duke team is no easy task. I expect the Blue Devils to rise to the occasion and keep it within 5 points on Saturday night.
Syracuse has had a strong start to the season, going 4-0 with a 3-0-1 record against the spread. However, this is the week where their hot streak slows down.
Clemson may have faced some tough losses against Florida State and Duke, but Dabo Swinney will have his team locked in and ready. The Tigers boast more talent and should come out firing.
I believe the Jayhawks are being somewhat underrated coming into this game. Second-year coach Lance Leipold has his team playing outstanding football during their 4-0 start. Sixteen points seem like too much for a Texas team that has shown some offensive struggles. I anticipate a closely contested matchup.
The Wolverines have had a somewhat underwhelming start to the season, going 0-3-1 against the spread. However, this is the week when Jim Harbaugh’s squad makes a statement as a top-ten team.
I expect Michigan to head into Nebraska and dominate the inferior opponent, particularly in the trenches. I don’t think the Cornhuskers can keep up with the Wolverines.
While the Hoosiers let me down last week, resulting in my only loss, I’m liking them in this spot. This presents a classic look-ahead situation for Maryland as the undefeated Terrapins are set to face Ohio State next week.
With over 70% of the money on Maryland, I think Indiana can not only stay within the spread but potentially even pull off the upset, especially considering the firepower of Maryland’s offense.