Stuckey, Locky, Wilson: College Football Moneyline Underdogs to Bet in Week 6
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Rutgers Scarlet Knights running back Jonathan Hilliman
- Don't forget about the underdogs when finalizing your Week 6 college football bets.
- Three of our college football experts give their best moneyline underdog bets for Week 6.
Each week, we will each give out our favorite moneyline underdog on the college football card. You can play them straight, throw them in a longshot parlay or just read for additional insight.
We went 1-2 last weekend for a small profit, but were a bit unlucky not to go 2-1 as San Jose State (+310) lost a three-overtime thriller to Hawaii.
Let’s get into our Week 6 moneylines, starting with Rutgers. If you feel like really rolling the dice, a moneyline parlay of all three pays 43-1.
YTD: 5-10 -1.35 units
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Ken Barkley: Rutgers +175
- Spread: Illinois -4.5
- Over/Under: 50
- Time: Noon ET
- TV: BTN
After giving out Georgia State last week, I figured I’d take a big step up in class so I settled on … Rutgers.
The thought process here is really simple: I have this lined much closer to a pick ’em, and I think a few of Rutgers’ embarrassing losses have stretched this line too far.
The Illini also seem to be getting credit for some odd results:
- They were competitive against Penn State and then got 35-0’ed in the 4th. Is that … good?
- They kept it close against USF in one of the most deceiving final scores of the season (USF significantly outplayed them all game).
In reality, the talent level in this matchup is pretty even. And although the offensive and defensive units are pretty atrocious, they are evenly matched. Rutgers is playing its third home game in a row and finally showed signs of life last week in a seven-point loss to Indiana. In maybe the most winnable game left on the schedule, head coach Chris Ash might need this game to save his job. I expect an inspired effort.
In what looks like a coin flip, gimme +175.