Who had the undefeated Michigan Wolverines making it to the Big Ten title game? Everyone, right? Out of all the college football games tonight, this is the one on every bettor’s mind.
The defensively strong, but offensively reeling Iowa Hawkeyes also made the conference title game. Coming in as the overwhelming underdog in our college football lines, one would think Iowa is showing up for pride more than anything else.
As Michigan gets ready to revalidate their Big Ten title on Saturday, let’s break down the three best prop bets this conference championship game has to offer.
With Healthy McCarthy, Expect Michigan to Go Full Air Mode
There’s a reason J.J. McCarthy is considered one of the top favorites in our Heisman Trophy odds list. When Michigan’s star QB plays his best football, there’s almost no stopping the Wolverines from running up the score against anybody and everybody.
McCarthy, coming off nursing an ankle injury he suffered against Penn State three weeks ago, is ready to fire on all cylinders again, something that should strike Iowa as a devastating blow.
Iowa’s defense hasn’t faced a strong passing offense since meeting Penn State in a 31-0 shutout loss, and having to square off against McCarthy and Michigan’s top-tier offense for the Big Ten title almost seems unfair.
But hey, this is football, nobody said it had to be fair.
As the Hawkeyes enter this game without star CB Cooper DeJean, and with more doubts than anything in their secondary, take this McCarthy NCAAF prop bet and make some easy money.
College football Pick: J.J. McCarthy over 193.5 passing yards (-113)
Show Loveland Some Love, Take Him to Score a TD
As previously mentioned, considering Iowa hasn’t played a strong passing offense besides Penn, it’s going to stink to play against Michigan’s stout unit with McCarthy in full health and his favorite receiver, Colston Loveland.
With Michigan’s offense slated in the top 10 in yards per pass attempt, and Iowa’s defense not at all ready for what’s coming, I can easily see the Wolverines bashing the Hawkeyes with pass after pass.
So where does this all lead to?
Taking Loveland to score at least one TD on Saturday’s game, as McCarthy’s favorite receiver continues to play a very important role in his team’s offense. It’s too good of an online betting pick to pass up.
College football Pick: Colston Loveland at least 1 TD (+220)
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Michigan’s Defense Become Hill’s Nightmare
You might think that here at BetUS Sportsbook we are under-selling this Deacon Hill prop. We get it, it does seem low. But considering how poor Iowa’s passing game is, and how utterly dominant Michigan’s defense has been all season long, believe me when I tell you; this is a deal you won’t want to pass up.
Hill’s season has been all about low passing yard numbers, with his highest mark being 223 against Rutgers in a 22-0 win, a number that won’t even rattle Michigan.
If all works according to plan, Michigan’s defense –ranked fifth in pass rushing and seventh in completion percentage for opposing passers– will have a field day pummeling Hill and not allowing Iowa to pass the ball.
So, if you’re looking for one of the best college football bets today, take Michigan’s defense keeping Hill’s passing yard total under 104.5 yards.
College football Pick: Deacon Hill under 104.5 passing yards (+102)
Questions Of The Day
Which Big Ten team has the best chance to win the final?
Coming into this game as the overwhelming betting favorite, Michigan stands as the team with the best opportunity to win the Big Ten title.
Which Big Ten conference team has the best offense?
Once again, Michigan takes the cake here, having one of the best overall offenses not only in the Big 10 conference but the country itself.