Reed's Underdog Round Robin for College Football Week 11

North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary (13) passes to a teammate. The North Carolina
North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary (13) passes to a teammate. The North Carolina / Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat / USA

We have another full slate of college football, meaning volatility will be high and there will be live underdogs all over the betting card. As always, I took to it to try and find some strong underdog bets for Saturday.

We have five plays making up the underdog round robin card. After a 1-4 last week, the updated record is 21-22. Let's hope that this can be the week we get the 5-0 card.

As always, don't make this a big part of your bank roll, this is a small piece for a big payout. Theseodds are courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

East Carolina (+185) vs. Memphis

Memphis is coming off a big home win over SMU, but I haven't been a believer in this Tigers team, and think they are ripe for an upset loss against East Carolina, who is looking to lock up bowl eligibility on Saturday.

The Pirates have been competitive all season against a tough schedule and boast one of the most improved defenses in the country. The team is just outside the top 20 in PFF's coverage rating and top 10 in havoc generated, which is huge against a pass-happy Memphis offense.

Seth Henigan returned at quarterback for Memphis, but this is a tougher test than SMU's from last week. East Carolina can also attack the Memphis rush defense that has allowed 200 or more yards in three of their last six games.

I have this game closer to a pick, ECU is legit and can go bowling on Saturday.

Pick: East Carolina +185

Charlotte (+195) vs. Louisiana Tech

Charlotte at 5-4 is catching a touchdown on the road to Louisiana Tech, who is 2-7 and hasn't won since September? Why?

La. Tech is an oddsmakers darling, favored in two of their past four, losing both outright, and now the team appears to be going with freshman JD Head. Austin Kendall struggled with turnovers all season and his year may be done now. Head was fine in his debut, a 52-38 loss to UAB, completing 20-of-35 passes for 196 yards.

However, the QB change isn't swaying me as the 49ers are looking to lock up a bowl game this weekend behind their explosive offense.

Chris Reynolds is back from injury and is in charge of a passing offense that is17th in success rate in the country. Even though the Charlotte defense is a sieve, I'll take Reynolds as an underdog of +200 or greater against either Head or Kendall, especially with Louisiana Tech possibly quitting on the season.

Pick: Charlotte +195

Exclusive offer. Bet $1, Win $100 if either team scores a TD. . dark

Tulane (+130) vs. Tulsa

Tulsa got stopped at the goal line to ruin an upset bid of Cincinnati, and now must turn around to go on the road to face 1-8 Tulane. I can't imagine the Golden Hurricane are looking forward to this one, especially considering they have been an awful bet as a favorite, going 1-5 ATS and 2-3 SU.

Yes, Tulane is 1-8 on the year, but the team has held up against Cincinnati and UCF in the past two weeks, covering each. At home, the Green Wave are primed to grab win No. 2 on the year.

Pick: Tulane +130

North Carolina State (+110) vs. Wake Forest

For this bet specifically, I was hoping Wake pulled out a win last week against North Carolina, but they didn't, so we lost some value, but I still believe the wrong team is favored in this spot.

The NC State defense will be the toughest test for Sam Hartmann and the Wake offense this season, and I expect them to keep a lid on the explosive unit while controlling the clock on the ground. The Wolfpack offense is inside the top 25 nationally in pass success and top 50 in rush success. With a methodical tempo, quarterback Devin Leary is going to look to keep Hartmann on the sidelines and finish drives with touchdowns.

The Demon Deacons' defense is terrible, ranking outside the top 100 in success rate, and will struggle to get off the field. Despite all the praise for the offense, the team will run into issues against a more complete opponent.

I have NC State favored, so I'll add them to the round robin.

Pick: NC State +110

Utah State (+170) vs. San Jose State

A familiar face in this column, Utah State is in control of the Mountain West Mountain divisiion at 7-2 on the year, 4-1 in conference play.

A win against a struggling San Jose State team can go a long way towards punching their ticket to the conference championship game, and they are live to do so.

It starts with each team's passing game, which are trending in opposite directions. Utah State is electric with Logan Bonner under center, who has given opposing defenses fits. Bonner is averaging nearly nine yards per target and is completing more than 61% of his passes. The Aggies are explosive from all over the field, namely speedy receiver Deven Thompkins, who is averaging more than 18 yards per catch on 72 receptions.

On the other side, Nick Starkel doesn't look the same as he did last year, when he lead the Spartans to a Mountain West championship. The offense is 124th in turnovers lost and bottom half of the country in success rate. Against an explosive unit who has a ton to play for, I like Utah State at this big number to cash in.

Pick: Utah State (+170)