Five Gambling Picks For The First Week Of College Football

David Hookstead | Contributor

We’re only hours away from our first great game of the college football season, and that means it’s time to take a hard look at some great gambling picks.

Here are my five games to throw your money down on this week. Make some plays and we can all get rich.

1) Indiana (+20.5) vs. Ohio State:

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NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to passs the football in the second half of their game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Buckeyes are winning this game, but Vegas is drastically underestimating Indiana. It’s a sold out Hoosiers crowd in attendance. Take Indiana and the points in this one tonight.

2) Utah State vs. Wisconsin (-27.5):

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EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 24: Paul Chryst, head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, reacts on the sideline during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 24, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

This line has shifted a few points in Utah State’s favor since it opened, and gamblers should jump on the Badgers at -27.5. It’s a night game in Madison and it could be over in the first few minutes. This won’t be close and it could be a 40 point margin when it’s all said and done.

3) Michigan (-5.5) vs. Florida:

Florida has multiple suspensions, they’re out coached and are starting a freshman quarterback. This adds up to a disaster for the Gators against Michigan. Grab the Wolverines at -5.5.

4) BYU vs. LSU (-15.5):

This game is essentially a home game for LSU after the game was moved from Houston. BYU’s offense struggled mightily against Portland State. If they struggled to put up points against an FCS school, I really don’t see any chance they can score on LSU.

5) Florida State (+7) vs. Alabama:

The Crimson Tide could likely win this game, but a seven point gap is a lot. I see this game being a dog fight won by four points or less. Take FSU with the points.

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