Week 11 is upon us in college football, and that means a whole new slate of games to bet on.
BetMGM has released their college football odds for the week, and there are a few underdogs stand out.
Who are the best college football underdogs? Let’s take a look.
Minnesota (+6) at Iowa
This is one of my favorite college football underdog picks of the week as the Golden Gophers travel to take on the Hawkeyes. Iowa is laying six points here, and it is already a good sign that a ranked team is giving less than a touchdown at home.
On top of this, Iowa’s offense has not proven to be reliable this year. They are last in the Big Ten in total yards per game with about 299, compared to Minnesota’s 361.
Defensively, Iowa has been notable and respectable, only giving up 15.7 points per game. However, Minnesota’s defense actually allows five fewer yards per game than Iowa’s.
When it comes to facing Big Ten defenses that do not allow many yards, Iowa does not have a great history. They only scored seven points in each of their losses against Wisconsin and Purdue.
With that in mind, I like the Golden Gophers to cover.
Nevada (+2.5) at San Diego State
This matchup is another game I am keeping a close eye on this week, as the ranked Aztecs are favorites by less than a field goal at home.
Nevada is best scoring offense in the Mountain West in Nevada. They average 36.4 points per game compared to 28.3 for the Aztecs.
If that was not enough, the Aztecs were in a very similar spot at home a few weeks ago when they lost to Fresno State. Both teams were viewed as some of the conference’s biggest challengers with the best offenses and average at best defenses.
However, the Bulldogs came out on top in that game, and the Wolf Pack have a legitimate chance at a similar upset here.
Connecticut (+40.5) at Clemson
Is it crazy to rely on a team that is 1-8 overall? Maybe a little at first, but when you take a closer look at this game, it makes more sense.
On paper, Clemson is the better football team, but anybody that has watched the Tigers this year has to question if the offense can put up 40 points.
The only time Clemson has scored more than 40 points in a game was when they beat South Carolina State 49-3. But, they have to win the game by 41 points.
Admittedly, the Huskies are a risk considering they have been shut out in 40+ point losses twice this season already. However, Clemson has one of the lowest-ranked scoring offenses in the nation, averaging just 22.2 points per game.
Only 23 teams score fewer points per game than Clemson. Granted, one of them is Connecticut, but considering how difficult it is for the Tigers to put up points, I can’t justify backing them as 40.5-point favorites.
Pick Your College Football Underdogs
These are some of my best college football underdogs this week. Do you agree, or do you have other teams that you think are better underdogs?
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