Best CFB bets for Week 5

Ole Miss, California among weekend's 10 best value picks

Updated: September 26, 2013, 11:54 AM ET
By Will Harris | ESPN Insider

Bo WallaceBrendan Maloney/USA TODAY SportsWill quarterback Bo Wallace and Ole Miss have enough to upset Alabama this weekend?

Week 4 left us impressed with Stanford, Utah, Missouri, Wyoming and Mississippi State, among others, but didn't do much to change which teams we've been buying or selling. A 6-4 mark against the number puts us at 21-19 for the season.

This week, in what is a more westerly slate than usual, we stay on the offensive against some schools we've been consistently fading and endorse a trio of home teams in competitively priced contests.


Central Michigan Chippewas at North Carolina State Wolfpack (-23)

ATS pick: North Carolina State

Stay aggressive when it comes to this sinking Central Michigan team. The Chips were already scheduled for a losing campaign, but the season turned sour early with serious injuries to bell cow rusher Zurlon Tipton and quarterback Cody Kater, followed by a blown three-touchdown lead in a loss at UNLV. This team hasn't covered a game yet this year, and it should be at least another week, as there's nothing favorable about a long road trip to step up in class against a coaching staff that knows Central well (from Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren's time at Northern Illinois).

Score: North Carolina State 49, Central Michigan 0