Senior editor Max Meyer will be sharing his favorite moneyline underdog 🐶 upset picks in weekend Hustle editions. So far, he’s up +3.53 units (7-10 record) and is swinging for the fences with three picks from today’s college football slate.
Purdue +105 at Nebraska [3:30 p.m. ET]
Nebraska is dealing with a lot of key injuries 🩹, especially on the offensive line. On the flip side, Purdue just had its bye week. There are some key advantages in this matchup for the underdog here. Nebraska is fifth in CFB in yards per carry allowed, but is facing Purdue’s Air Raid offense. Purdue’s defense is tied for 111th in 20-yard pass plays allowed, however the secondary is going up against Nebraska’s feeble aerial attack.
Cincinnati +240 at Oklahoma State [8 p.m. ET]
Whatever Mike Gundy did during Oklahoma State’s bye worked, as the Pokes have ripped off three straight Big 12 wins. But it’s time to sell high on Oklahoma State. Cincinnati has a top-25 run defense in terms of yards per carry allowed, which is key for slowing down Ollie Gordon and Oklahoma State’s offense. Cincinnati is better than its 2-5 record, losing a couple close games after significantly outgaining its opponents mixed in with unfortunate turnovers.
California +310 vs. USC [4 p.m. ET]
This is USC’s sixth straight week with a game and its fourth road contest over that stretch, while Cal is fresh coming off a bye. The Trojans defense is once again a disaster 🤢 and the offense has sneakily been declining as well. It doesn’t help that USC head coach Lincoln Riley missed a couple practices this week with pneumonia. I just think the vibes are off with the Trojans and they may not even get off the mat in Berkley with their CFP dreams out the window.