Seeing it the holiday weekend and the last big weekend for betting college football, thought we would step it and go away from usual four upset picks and take to an even half dozen.
Doug's Record For These Upset Plays (21-19-1 ATS)
It is rivalry week, so crazy things are sure to occur, so why not add a little more enjoyment right!
When looking over the college football odds at A+ rated BetOnline, decided to tackle six games in which the underdog has a legit shot to win outright!
Can Michigan Win at Columbus?
Michigan is at disadvantage being on the road and presumably without regular starting quarterback Wilton Speight, but don't think the Wolverines cannot win this titanic tilt. The Wolverines are 18th in the country in rushing and Ohio State has permitted 148 or more yards on the ground (twice over 200) four times this season. Michigan could also make the Buckeyes one-dimensional with No.10 run defense and if they get them off kilter, for college football picks, if you wanted to take the Wolverines at +210 on the ML, well, that could be interesting.
Underdogs With Unique Abilities
Frequently when upsets occur, the team catching points has a particular skill that allows them pull off an upset. On Saturday, we have two such clubs that could wear down an opponent with their style of play and be useful for college football picks.
California is the No.3 passing team in the country and has played better at home this season than on the road. UCLA is in the midst of another poor season and not sure what they have to play for after losing to rival USC. As a three-point underdog, the Golden Bears have money line potential.
Georgia Tech runs the option and is ninth in the country in rushing and travel to Athens to do battle with Georgia, in a game known as - Good Old Fashion Hate. The Yellow Jackets are four-point road underdogs and could engineer the upset since the Bulldogs have allowed 186 or more yards rushing in two of their last three games.
Does Big Win Turn Into Being Flat?
Arkansas State and Wyoming both scored big upsets last week. The Red Wolves trounced Troy 35-3 to take over first place in the Sun Belt and the Cowboys ended San Diego State's nearly two-year unbeaten streak in the Mountain West Conference.
Often, teams are a little flat in next outing, not having the same motivation and energy. With both UL- Lafayette and New Mexico coming in off losses and listed as home underdogs by sportsbooks, this is ideal opportunity to look at both these pooches.
Does Disappointment Carry Over for West Virginia?
The Mountaineers had their biggest home game in years against Oklahoma and got a serious case of stage fright and were thoroughly whipped by the Sooners. It is not uncommon for one setback like that to lead to two, as the loser dwells on missed opportunity.
Now be honest, when you saw Iowa State 66 and Texas Tech 10, you thought where you saw it was a mistake. With the Cyclones on a 7-2 ATS surge, if West Virginia does not comes to play in Ames, this could be upset city.