NCAA Football is here and I have a trio of Week 1 moneyline underdog picks you can cash in on. That’s right I have waded through all of the early college football odds, stats and possible outcomes to bring you three must bet underdog picks in Week 1 when there is the biggest chance of an underdog squad upseting the big dog. Now let’s jump right in to review my NCAAF Week 1 underdog betting picks.
NCAAF Week 1 Underdog Picks
Texas-San Antonio at Arizona State
When: Saturday, Sep. 1 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Moneyline: Texas-San Antonio +700
Analysis: Arizona State should beat Texas-San Antonio in Week 1. There are reasons to believe the Sun Devils might not be ready, though. A big question looms as to whether ASU has the personnel to run the gimmicky 3-3-5 defense that Herm Edwards and defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales has installed.
Texas-San Antonio returns 7 starters on defense. The defense could do enough to keep ASU’s offense in check. If the Road Runners offense take advantage of the 3-3-5, Texas-San Antonio could pull off the huge moneyline upset.
NCAAF Week 1 Moneyline Underdog Pick: Texas San-Antonio
#8 Miami vs #25 LSU
When: Sunday, Sep. 2 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Moneyline: LSU +135
Most sports bettors feel that Miami alone can upset Clemson and win the ACC. The Hurricanes do look strong. They must replace 4 starters along the offensive line, though. The line should come together. It’s not likely to come together on Sep. 2 when the Canes face the underdog LSU Tigers.
LSU returns an experienced offensive line. They don’t have an experienced running back or quarterback, but the Tigers do have a 5-star wide receiver recruit in Terrace Marshall. Jonathan Giles, who caught 13 TD passes in 2016, will play opposite Marshall.
LSU’s defense should once again be one of the best in the SEC. I am picking LSU as my underdog college football week 1 pick to beat Miami.
NCAAF Week 1 Moneyline Underdog Pick: LSU
#20 Virginia Tech at #19 Florida State
When: Monday, Sep. 3 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
Moneyline: Virginia Tech +245
Analysis: Although experienced, Florida State’s offensive line yielded 32 sacks last season. That’s bad news for the Seminoles in Week 1. They face one of the best defenses in the ACC.
Virginia Tech’s D might only be second in the conference to Clemson’s. Legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster must replace 8 starters on the Hokies’ D. If anybody can get 8 players to step it up, it’s Foster.
Like Virginia Tech, Florida State’s D also only returns 3 starters. The difference could be Hokies’ quarterback Josh Jackson. He has unreal skills when healthy. If he’s over the shoulder injury that caused him to regress late last season, VA Tech is my top underdog moneyline betting pick to pull of the upset in Week 1.