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Week 6 Teaser: Road To Riches or Ruins?

It’s been a brutal season for college football betting lately. So we’ll cut to the chase and back three of the best road teams to get the job done for Week 6. In this teaser, you’ll find three current or former Top 25 teams against overmatched hosts. The college football lines have them as heavy favorites, but we’ll tease them down to more manageable bets.

Week 6: Teasing Road Favorites By 7

No. 24 SMU Mustangs (5-0) at Navy Midshipmen (1-3)

When: Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET)

Let’s go with our college football betting teaser for Week 6, on image Zach Charbonnet #24 of the UCLA Bruins (Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Point Spread: SMU -13½ (-110), Navy +13½ (-11)

Kick off the teaser with a volatile one here. The Mustangs roll into Jack Stephens Field and take out Navy, a team they have struggled against in recent years. But this isn’t like recent years. SMU is ranked 24th in the nation, surprisingly. The team is red hot on offense and is 4-1 against the college football spread as chalk.

Navy, on the other hand, has been pretty horrible. Its offense is meme-worthy. This team is fifth in the nation in time of possession but averages a measly 16 points. Its “dash-and-smash” style of football would work on the tomato cans, but not against a prolific team like the Mustangs.

Still, trusting SMU to win by two scores in a stadium where it has gone 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five visits is risky business. Teasing that number down by a touchdown should work wonders.

(1) Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) at Texas A&M Aggies (3-2)

When: Saturday (8 p.m. ET)

Point Spread: Alabama -18

When all else fails, turn to the Crimson Tide. Alabama is “only” 3-2 ATS but those two losses were against No. 20 Florida and a ridiculous 54-point spread. Eighteen points shouldn’t be much of an issue, especially when we tease this down to 11.

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The Tide are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings with the Aggies and have scored at least 45 points in its last three games against them. Texas A&M has a shot of covering this spread if it tries to milk the clock and gets a few scores if Alabama takes its foot off the gas.

With that said, Alabama’s offense is just too good. Going by averages, the Tide are scoring 45.6 points to Texas A&M’s 23.4. Winning by two touchdowns shouldn’t be an issue for Alabama.

UCLA Bruins (3-2) at Arizona Wildcats (0-4)

When: Saturday (10:30 p.m. ET)

Point Spread: UCLA -16

UCLA has been an utterly frustrating team but, like suckers, we’ll go with the Bruins again. UCLA cost plenty of folks betting online in two of the last three weeks and dropped out of the Top 25 with a poor defensive showing in its 42-23 loss to Arizona State.

Fortunately for the Bruins, the other Arizona team is anything but a good offense. The Wildcats are averaging just 17 points and 4.94 yards per snap. The team couldn’t even hit the 20-point mark in an embarrassing loss against Northern Arizona as a 26½-point favorite. Yikes.

We still don’t trust UCLA, but we trust Arizona to be really bad. That’s why we’re fading the Wildcats here and spotting UCLA a touchdown. If the Bruins still can’t win by 10 points, you can cancel this team from the sportsbook forever.

7-Pt Teaser Pick: SMU -6½, Alabama -11, UCLA -9 (+150)

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