Week 11 of the 2017 college football betting season is here sending players in a scramble in search of the best sportsbook options for this weekend’s action. Looking over the contest and odds available on said contests this Saturday, it’s clear this weekend offers some of the best betting options we’ve seen all year, particularly on the spread. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the most lucrative sportsbook bets players can make in Week 11.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
The 4-5 Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to take on the nation’s former No. 2 on the road this Saturday as the 7-2 Penn State Nittany Lions host this weekend’s action. Penn State fell all the way to No. 14 after losing 38-39 to Ohio State followed by a 24-27 loss at the hands of Michigan State. Nevertheless, US sportsbooks are expecting Penn State to break this losing streak this weekend as most sites have PSU pegged as a -11,000 favorite over Rutgers. However, despite the fact that Penn State merits such heavy favoritism on the money line, the 31 point spread prediction is completely absurd.
The Nittany Lions are averaging 38.0 and are giving up 14.8 while the Scarlet Knights are earning 22.6 while allotting 24.9. Penn State is riding a losing streak and there’s no reason to expect them to have a massive day offensively. Lastly, Rutgers is 7-2 ATS this year, 3-0 on the road specifically, so there’s no question this is a solid bet.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
The 9-0 Crimson Tide are looking to regain the nation’s No. 1 spot and a win over the No. 16 Mississippi St. Bulldogs would certainly help. The Tide is listed as a -500 favorite on the money line and most US sportsbook players would agree they’ll come out on top decisively. However, fans should take Mississippi State on the money line. The Bulldogs are 4-1 against the spread at home this season and Bama is 1-1 ATS on the road. The line is set at 13 points with a -110 payout. It’s inarguably one of the best sportsbook bets you can make on this weekend’s action.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas Longhorns
The 1-8 Kansas Jayhawks travel to Texas to take on the 4-5 Longhorns. Texas is listed at over a -18500 favorite on the money line and with this particular line, fans should bet the favorite on the spread. The line is set at 33 ½ points and while Texas’ offense only average 28.56 points per game, the Jayhawks give up a whopping 42.22 defensively. Furthermore, Kansas struggles to put up 20 points each weekend and with them playing on the road this Saturday, fans should expect some miscommunications on the offense. Texas is 7-2 against the spread this season including 4-1 ATS at home. Kansas is 0-3 against the spread on the road, making it clear that betting Texas is the way to go.
Virginia Cavaliers vs. Louisville Cardinals
The 6-3 Cavaliers look to defeat the 5-4 Louisville Cardinals in Week11. The Cardinals, despite having a worse record, are a heavy -450 favorite on the money line while Virginia is pegged at +360. Stick with Virginia on the spread with this matchup as the Cardinals are 0-4 against the spread at home so far in 2017