Week 11 offers us a great selection of value underdogs that all have a legitimate shot to win their games straight up as they are going up against teams that are either overvalued or struggling in their own right. We also have some favorites that could very well be peaking ahead or not taking their underdog opponents very seriously. In all we have a parlay with five potentially strong underdog values that not only bring on the field capability but also have intangible factors in their favor. With that in mind let’s take a look at this week’s Value Underdog Parlay!
Baylor Bears +14 at Iowa State Cyclones
The Baylor Bears are coking off an impressive 35-31 comeback win at home over the Oklahoma State Cowboys and are just one win away from bowl eligibility. The Iowa State Cyclones are also just one win away from bowl eligibility and have the hot hand with five consecutive payouts. But Iowa State is not a good offensive team with rankings of 98th in the country for overall offense and 85th for scoring offense. That lack of offense could well leave the back door open. Baylor boasts the nation’s 22nd ranked passing attack led by quarterback Charlie Brewer, who was instrumental in the win over Okie State last Saturday. Brewer threw for two touchdown passes in the win over the Pokes.
Kansas Jayhawks +12 at Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas announced that head coach David Beatty will not be returning next season but will be allowed to finish out the season with his players. This sets up a “Win one for the Gipper” scenario against struggling intra-state rival Kansas State. The Wildcats have lost four out of their last five and have national rankings of 120th for scoring offense and 93rd for total defense. While Kansas has similar rankings, they will have players recruited by Beatty that will be motivated to give him a signature win before he departs. The Jayhawks have also covered their last two meetings against the Wildcats. What may surprise some fans and gamblers is the fact that Kansas does have talent. In fact, senior quarterback Peyton Bender has a 10/2 touchdown to interception ratio and running back Pooka Williams Jr is averaging 6.1 yards per carry with 711 yards.
Michigan State Spartans +3.5 vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
This is a classic Spartan setup with an early noon kickoff as a home dog against an opponent in Ohio State that is dropping like a rock on defense with a ranking of 70th overall in the country. And while the Buckeyes do rank 10th in the nation for scoring the Spartans rock ribbed defense ranks 16th for points allowed. Ohio State has not covered the spread in five consecutive games while the Spartans have covered two in a row. Just as important the Spartans have come away with the cash in five of their last six home games with Ohio State. The Buckeyes are coming off a track meet with Nebraska last week in which their defensive weaknesses were fully exposed. Hardnosed Spartan running back Connor Heyward is averaging 5.1 yards per carry with five touchdowns and will get plenty of work against OSU.
Maryland Terrapins +3.5 at Indiana Hoosiers
Maryland is coming off a tumultuous week in which their head coach DJ Durkin was reinstated one day only to be fired the very next day. But all of that is behind them now. Despite all of the chaos since August the Terrapins have somehow come within just one more win for bowl eligibility. The Terps defense is solid and ranks 28th overall in the country while their ground attack ranks 27th overall. Indiana is in free fall with four consecutive losses with rankings of 84th for scoring offense and 82nd for scoring defense. The Terps should feel good about getting away from home after all that has transpired. Maryland running backs Anthony McFarland and Ty Johnson are both averaging over 6.9 yards per carry.
College Football Live Betting Odds Parlay Pick: Baylor, Kansas, Michigan State and Maryland
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