Week 6 college football betting odds, TV schedule for Oct. 8: TCU-Kansas, Tennessee-LSU, more

Kansas head coach Lance Leipold enters the field with his team before Saturday's game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
Kansas head coach Lance Leipold enters the field with his team before Saturday's game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

No. 1 Georgia survived a huge scare as a 31-point favorite in Saturday’s college football action, so the point spreads don’t always mean a lot.

But they do give us a pulse to start with for the week, and a place to get some value bets in before the lines move throughout the week.

In Week 6 of the college football season, the game everyone thought would be the week’s biggest — Alabama-Texas A&M and the Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher grudge match. But with A&M already having lost twice and Bama looking vulnerable, particularly with quarterback Bryce Young leaving with an injury Saturday, that one has taken a backseat. Alabama is favored by 23½ points, so not much of a contest is expected.

Likewise, the annual Texas-Oklahoma showdown at the Texas State Fair has lost a lot of luster with four combined losses between the teams. Oklahoma is a 4-point favorite to open.

Instead, eyes turn elsewhere around the country, especially to Lawrence, Kansas, where the nation’s most surprising 5-0 team, the Jayhawks, plays host to another unbeaten in TCU. The Horned Frogs are laying 5 points on the opening line.

Also, No. 7 Tennessee travels to 4-1 LSU, with the Volunteers opening as a 3½-point favorite, and the Pac-12 race will thin out with games between Washington State (4-1) and No. 6 USC (5-0) and between No. 12 Utah (4-1) and UCLA (5-0). USC is favored by 10½ to start, and Utah is a 3½-point road favorite.

Here’s a complete schedule and list of the available Week 6 point spreads and over/under totals at Caesars Sportsbook.

(*no lines available yet for games involving FCS teams)

Top 25 games

No. 4 Michigan (-23, o/u 59) at Indiana, noon Saturday, CBS

No. 8 Tennessee (-3½, o/u 65) at No. 25 LSU, noon Saturday, ESPN

Arkansas at No. 23 Mississippi State (-4½, o/u 61), noon, SEC Network

No. 17 TCU (-5, o/u 67½) at No. 19 Kansas, noon Saturday, FS1

South Florida at No. 24 Cincinnati (-27, o/u 59), 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Auburn at No. 2 Georgia (-28, o/u 49), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS

Texas Tech at No. 7 Oklahoma State (-10, o/u 67½), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, FS1

No. 11 Utah (-3½) at No. 18 UCLA, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox

No. 3 Ohio State (-24½, o/u 63) at Michigan State, 4 p.m. Saturday, ABC

No. 9 Ole Miss (-18, o/u 59½) at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

No. 21 Washington (-13½, o/u 58½) at Arizona State, 4 p.m. Saturday

No. 5 Clemson (-22, o/u 50) at Boston College, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC

Washington State at No. 6 USC (-10½, o/u 66), 7:30 p.m. Saturday

South Carolina at No. 13 Kentucky (-11, o/u 49½), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

No. 16 BYU at Notre Dame (-2½, o/u 52), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC

Army at No. 15 Wake Forest (-15, o/u 67), 7:30 p.m. Saturday

No. 20 Kansas State (-2, o/u 46) at Iowa State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU

Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama (-23½, o/u 51), 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS

Florida State at No. 14 NC State (-4, o/u 52), 8 p.m. Saturday, ACC Network

No. 12 Oregon (-10½, o/u 70½) at Arizona, 8 p.m. Saturday

Other games

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

SMU at Central Florida (-3½, o/u 64½), 7 p.m., ESPN2

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

Nebraska (-2, o/u 52) at Rutgers, 7 p.m., FS1

Houston at Memphis (-3, o/u 57), 7:30 pm., ESPN2

Colorado State at Nevada (-4, o/u 44), 10:30 p.m., FS1

UNLV at San Jose State (-4, o/u 52½), 10:30 p.m., CBSSN

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

Texas (-4, o/u 65) vs. Oklahoma at Dallas, noon, ABC

Missouri at Florida (-10½, o/u 54½), noon, ESPNU

Louisville (-5, o/u 51) at Virginia, noon, ACC Network

Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan (-4½, o/u 58), noon, CBSSN

Purdue at Maryland (-3½, o/u 59), noon, BTN

Buffalo (pick ’em, o/u 54½) at Bowling Green, noon, ESPN+

Georgia Southern at Georgia State (-2, o/u 65), 2 p.m.

Akron at Ohio (-11, o/u 60), 2 p.m.

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (-14, o/u 43½), 3:30 p.m., ACC Network

Wisconsin (-10, o/u 44) at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m., BTN

East Carolina at Tulane (-2½, o/u 53), 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

Liberty (-24½, o/u 50½) at UMass, 3:30 p.m., ESPN+

Middle Tennessee at UAB (-10, o/u 53), 3:30 p.m.

Tulsa (-4, o/u 47) at Navy, 3:30 p.m., CBSSN

Toledo (-6, o/u 61) at Northern Illinois, 3:30 p.m., ESPN+

Kent State (-3½, o/u 57) at Miami (Ohio), 3:30 p.m., ESPN+

Ball State at Central Michigan (-8½, o/u 63½), 3:30 p.m., ESPN+

North Carolina at Miami (-4, o/u 65½), 4 p.m., ESPN2

Duke (-3½, o/u 53) at Georgia Tech, 4 p.m.

Western Kentucky at UTSA (-4½, o/u 70½), 6 p.m., ESPN+

Air Force (-9½, o/u 55) at Utah State, 7 p.m., FS1

Appalachian State (-19, o/u 55½) at Texas State, 7 p.m., ESPN+

James Madison (-10½, o/u 57½) at Arkansas State, 7 p.m., NFL Network

Wyoming (-3, o/u 37½) at New Mexico, 7 p.m., CBSSN

Southern Miss at Troy (-6, o/u 45½), 7 p.m., ESPN+

UConn (-4, o/u 49) at Florida International, 7 p.m.

UTEP (-1, o/u 53) at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m., ESPN+

Iowa at Illinois (-3½, o/u 35), 7:30 p.m., BTN

Coastal Carolina (-16, o/u 58½) at UL-Monroe, 8 p.m., ESPN+

Fresno State at Boise State (-6, o/u 48), 9:45 p.m., FS1

Hawaii at San Diego State (-20, o/u 49½), 10:30 p.m., CBSSN

Oregon State (-6½, o/u 55½) at Stanford, 11 p.m., ESPN

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