The 2017 college football betting season continues this week with marquee matchups that are bound to have an impact on the national rankings. Speaking of the national rankings, the committee has come under fire as of late for what many consider to be questionable rankings, what with Clemson being No. 2 among other things. The committee has shaken things up a bit, giving us something closer to reality. However, suspicions have been raised, something no committee wants to deal with. But enough about the rankings, let’s take a look at your best sportsbook betting options for this weekend’s spread action.
Nebraska vs. Penn State
The 4-6 Cornhuskers look to pick up an unlikely conference win over the 8-2 Penn State Nittany Lions. There’s no question that the No. 10 team in the country will come out on top this Saturday, as the money line is at -4000 for Penn State. However, you can cash in on a much better -110 payout by betting on the 26 point spread. It may seem like a lot, but the Nittany Lions are averaging 37.7 points offensively while only allowing 13.9 this year. Nebraska is putting up around 20 this year and their defense gives up a whopping 32.5. Lastly, Penn State is 4-1-1 against the spread this year so you know you’re not taking that massive of a NFL gambling site risk.
Maryland vs. Michigan State
The 7-3 Michigan State Spartans will be hosting the 4-6 Maryland Terrapins. The money line is favoring the Spartans, the No. 17 team in the country, heavily as they’re pegged -750 straight up. The spread line is set at 16 points with a -110 payout and it’s safe to say that Michigan State will have no problems covering that this weekend. The Spartans are coming off a 48-3 mauling of the Ohio State Buckeyes, at that was the 13th best collegiate program in the country. Against an unranked opponent, why would Sparta hold back? Considering that Michigan State just happens to be 5-1 against the spread at home, this is one of the surest bets you can wager on this weekend.
Texas vs. West Virginia
This will be one of the best matchups of the weekend if not the year. The 7-3 Mountaineers will try to hold off the 5-5 Longhorns. Texas might not have the best record in collegiate football but they do have a pretty good ATS road record in 2017. Specifically, the Longhorns are 3-1 against the spread when they play on the road and they’re also 7-3 against the spread on the year. There’s not much guarantee that the Longhorns will pull off the upset this Saturday, but you can rest assured that they’ll cover that best sportsbook spread.
Syracuse Orange vs. Louisville Cardinals
This is a great matchup to rack up some sportsbook bonuses on. The 4-6 Syracuse Orange will be traveling to Louisville this weekend to take on the 6-4 Louisville Cardinals. The best sportsbooks on the web are siding with the Cardinals as Louisville is pegged as a -500 favorite straight up. The spread is set at 13 points with a -110 payout. The reason this is a great matchup to bet on is simply because Louisville is 1-4 against the spread at home while Syracuse is 4-0 against the spread this season.