- No.3 Iowa and No.4 Penn State face off in a matchup that is expected to be low-scoring (40.5 points total), leaving lots of value for the longest touchdown game prop listed on sportsbooks.
- Michigan State’s red zone troubles have led to the fourth-most field goal attempts in the NCAA, opening the door for great value with their first score method game prop.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Week 6 college football slate features a number of exciting matchups, and with that, a number of interesting game props. A handful of game props are currently being offered by online sportsbooks that may allow sports bettors to leverage trends into potential profit.
Iowa Vs. Penn State – Longest Touchdown UNDER 54.5 Yards (-189)
This week’s matchup between No.3 Iowa and No.4 Penn State is expected to be an old-fashioned, low-scoring Big 10 matchup. Internet sportsbooks have the points total set at 40.5, meaning they are expecting 5 or fewer total touchdowns to be scored, equating to fewer opportunities for explosive plays. Both defensive units are among the best in the NCAA (Iowa is ranked 2nd and Penn State is ranked 3rd in points allowed per game) which may lead to conservative game scripts from both teams. Iowa has scored just 1 touchdown longer than 54.5 yards in their games against ranked opponents this year, a 56-yard scamper by Tyler Goodson for their first score in their Week 1 matchup against Indiana. Penn State has yet to log a touchdown of 54.5 yards or longer in either of their two games against ranked opponents in 2021.
Coastal Carolina Vs. Arkansas State – Either Team To Score 40+ Points (-333)
Coastal Carolina has scored the second-most touchdowns in the NCAA so far in 2021 (31), while Arkansas State has allowed the second-most touchdowns to opponents this year (also 31). While the (-333) odds may seem a little short, Coastal Carolina has scored 40+ points in all but one of their 2021 games while Arkansas State has allowed 40+ points in each of their games against an opponent from a major conference. The odds do not provide a ton of room for value, but this game prop is about as sure a thing as you can get in the sports betting world.
Michigan State Vs. Rutgers – First Score To Be Anything But A Touchdown (+184)
Michigan State kicker Matt Coghlin has attempted 11 field goals so far in 2021, the fourth-most in the NCAA, despite only converting on 63.6% of those attempts. This points to offensive red-zone struggles forcing coach Mel Tucker’s hand. Rutgers ranks in the top third of the nation in opponent’s points allowed and has allowed 1.2 field goal attempts per game to opponents. On the other hand, Michigan State has allowed 2.2 field goal attempts per game, ranking 116th in the nation. The odds are long enough to provide plenty of value, and it is very possible that the first score of the game is a field goal.