Last Updated on September 30, 2021




Thursday nights of course have an NFL matchup on Thursday Night Football, but there is another tradition on Thursdays as well. On the midnight SportsCenter, host Scott Van Pelt has a segment called “Winners”. In this segment, he gives his favorite betting picks for the weekend ahead in college football. In addition, Stanford Steve provides a pick on the show. “Winners” is a popular one for sports bettors, so let’s take a look at his picks.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at Scott Van Pelt’s betting picks for Week 5 in college football. In this article, you will find SVP’s betting picks from his “Winners” segment on SportsCenter. In addition, we take a look at how his picks have done in 2021 and his overall betting history. Finally, a full look at the best odds for Week 5.



SVP Picks for College Football Week 5

On Thursday’s SportsCenter after a tremendous finish in Virginia vs. Miami, Scott Van Pelt provides his winners for Week 5. Below is a look at the full betting card from Scott Van Pelt, with odds listed.


Utah State +8.5 vs. BYU

All time, SVP is 14-11 picking Friday night home dogs. He goes back to the well here.


Indiana +12.5 vs. Penn State

SVP is backing Indiana here, 12.5 points feels “too steep” for SVP. He looks to go above .500 all time picking against Penn State.


Colorado +7.5 vs. USC

Van Pelt has never picked wrong on Colorado, and he goes back to it this week.


Stanford +8 vs. Oregon

Picking against number three in the country, SVP picks Stanford in Week 5.


Georgia -18 vs. Arkansas

SVP is 4-1 all time picking Georgia, picking a huge favorite for this week.


Florida State -4.5 vs. Syracuse

Florida State makes the “Winners” segment again, as SVP picks them here as a favorite over Syracuse. He says one more loss means they are “dead to me”, though.


Kentucky +7.5 vs. Florida

One team that SVP has done well with is Kentucky, now they are underdogs at home against the Gators. SVP has them on his card for Week 5.


TCU +5 vs. Texas

While Texas has been playing well, SVP goes with the other side and takes the Horned Frogs.


Stanford Steve Week 5 Picks

After SVP’s eight picks, Stanford Steve’s pick is Wisconsin -2 against Michigan. Steve is taking the Badgers favored against a 14th-ranked Michigan.



Are Scott Van Pelt’s picks a follow or fade?

Scott Van Pelt is a lot of things, but one he has never said about himself is being a top-tier handicapper. SVP is an entertainer first, but the “Winners” segment has turned into a fun one for viewers. In the last few seasons, Van Pelt has taken more winners than losers. Given the fact that he picks mostly underdogs, that is definitely something to note. In Week 4 he had a bad one however, going 2-5. Let’s take a look at how he has performed on a week-to-week basis this season.

Last week, SVP’s winners record was 2-5 as he struggled.

  • Miami (OH) +8.5 (Loss)
  • Florida State +1.5 (Loss)
  • Baylor +7 (Win)
  • Nebraska +5 (Win)
  • Kent State +14.5 (Loss)
  • South Carolina +5 (Loss)
  • Oklahoma -17 (Loss)

For Week 3, SVP’s CFB picks went 4-4.

  • Illinois +7.5 (Win)
  • Indiana (+3.5 (Loss)
  • Florida +14.5 (Win)
  • Memphis +3 (Win)
  • Purdue +7 (Loss)
  • Colorado State +14.5 (Win)
  • Vanderbilt +12 (Loss)
  • Tulane +14 (Loss)

For Week 2, SVP’s betting picks were 4-4.

  • Colorado +17 (Win)
  • Rice +9 (Loss)
  • Arkansas State +5.5 (Win)
  • Arkansas +7 (Win)
  • Missouri +5.5 (Loss)
  • Appalachian State +9 (Win)
  • Washington +7 (Loss)
  • East Carolina +2 (Loss)

In Week 1, SVP went 4-1.

  • VT +5.5 (Win)
  • Penn State +5.5 (Win)
  • Louisiana Lafayette +9 (Loss)
  • UTSA +5 (Win)
  • Florida State +7 (Win)

SVP winners betting history

CFB betting record in 2021: 14-14

NFL betting record in 2020: 15-12

CFB betting record in 2020: 27-27-1

All time, SVP is 320-307-10 after last week.



What are the best Week 5 college football odds?

Below, we provide a chart that shows the best betting odds for Week 5 in college football. You will see various legal sportsbooks and prices for spreads, moneylines, and totals. You can see which price and odds are the best, increasing your chance of having a winning week in college football betting. Here’s a look at the best odds.

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Looking to bet on college football this week? Make sure you check out the public betting consensus picks first.

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