Stuckey, Locky, Wilson: 3 College Football Moneyline Underdogs to Bet in Week 9

Oct 27, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

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  • Don't forget about the betting underdogs on the moneyline when finalizing your Week 9 college football bets.
  • Three of our college football experts give their best moneyline underdog bets for Week 9.

Each week, we give out our favorite moneyline underdog on the college football card. Week 9 is no different. You can play them straight, throw them in a longshot parlay or just read for additional insight.

Two will always come from Collin Wilson and me on The Action Network Colleges podcast — and college football contributor Locky Lockerson will provide the other.

We picked up profit for the third straight week last Saturday, but came so close to sweeping the board. For anybody who had the courage to sprinkle a little on the 70-1 moneyline parlay with use, what a ride we had. If only North Carolina and Miami Ohio could have found a way to pull out victories in double overtime.

At least Purdue +375 pulled it out for us on Saturday after those two frustrating OT losses in the afternoon. Let’s keep the momentum rolling into Week 9.

This week, we are rolling with three prime-time underdogs, including two that kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET. If you’re feeling a little crazy, a moneyline parlay of all three pays 210-1.

YTD: 9-14 +6.55 units

Stuckey: UTEP +500

  • Spread: UAB -15
  • Over/Under: 50
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN+

The timing is right for Miner Nation and me to come together for one weekend in the interest of that first elusive victory.

UTEP might not have a win on the season, but the team continues to fight each week. After an ugly start to the year, just look at how close the Miners have come over the past four weeks:

  • 27-20 loss vs. NMSU (-4.5)
  • 30-21 loss at UTSA (-10)
  • 27-24 loss vs. North Texas (-25.5)
  • 24-31 loss at Louisiana Tech (-23.5)

They have lost two straight by a combined 10 points to two teams that were a combined 49-point favorites.

Look, I’m not going to give you a detailed analysis regarding why the 0-7 Miners could possibly beat a very solid 6-1 UAB team (although I do think UTEP can have some success on the ground). This is purely a situational spot play on an inflated moneyline on a team I know is still fighting for its first win of the season.

I’m also just not sure how UAB gets up for this extremely flat spot in El Paso. After defeating both Louisiana Tech and North Texas over the past three weeks, the Blazers now sit in the driver’s seat of Conference USA West with essentially a two-game cushion. They can afford to lose once in-conference and still get to the title game.

These are still college kids, and this is simply a tough spot to get motivated for a week after an emotional Homecoming win.




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