One of the big underdogs getting a lot of early attention amongst college football picks experts is Central Florida as they play host to the No.6 ranked team in the nation, the Texas Longhorns. The Texas Longhorns are sitting as a 19 point favorite at SportsBetting.com, but college football bettors don’t appear comfortable laying the big wood with a Texas team that has only looked good in small doses so far.
“Personally, I think after being embarrassed against Arkansas State opening day, the Lonhorns really bounced back well against TCU last week,” stated Point-Spreads.com College Football Picks Expert Reno Goldberg. “However the way underdogs have been covering I think UCF at -19 is a good value. Better get it quick because I think it will drop.”
In fact, it’s not so much they don’t feel comfortable backing them at this number, but rather sports bettors are targeting them as a “go-against” in this battle. Central Florida is getting a ton of attention, as a little over 70% of the tickets being written on this one are on the home underdog.
Some other potential college football picks to keep an eye on this weekend include:
The Auburn Tigers faces the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend as a 13-point favorite. The Tigers have played the Bulldogs in each of the last five season, and they’ve covered the spread in all five of those contests.
In a game that might not be on many college football predictions experts’ radar, Eastern Michigan is a 14.5-point underdog at Northern Illinois, but they’ve fared well in this spot in the past, covering the spread the last three times they have traveled to play the Huskies.
A game that is attracting quite a bit of attention from college football picks experts and the betting public is the in-state rivalry match-up between Iowa vs Iowa State (with Iowa getting 75% of the early betting action). The Hawkeyes from Iowa are 17.5 point favorites at SportsBetting.com, but they struggle to cover the number in this yearly battle, posting a money-losing 1-8 mark against the spread the last nine years.