College Football Week 3 Picks And Predictions
There are few head-to-head games between ranked teams in the College Football Week 3. There is room for several good matchups to land some money for us. College Football season has one gigantic favorite; a handful of teams chasing the favorite and then, everyone else. That’s the way it is and is not about to change soon. College football picks are below and odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 50% Up To $1000 Bonus.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Prediction
I’m done betting against Alabama. I learned my lesson, and it was no fun. This might be the most dominant Bama team in Nick Saban’s era. Am I getting ahead of myself? Maybe. But this version of the Crimson Tide plays excellent football on both sides of the ball, unlike previous teams. The oddsmakers at Sportsbetting.ag opened Alabama as a 22-point favorite on the road. The line swallowed one point and is currently at -21.
Bama has always been unstoppable on defense. But this time they are scary good on offense as well. If you are an Alabama fan is great. Just get comfortable and wait for your team to play again in the College Football Championship game, again. If you hate Alabama, I suggest you focus your anger on some other team because they are not going away anytime soon. Ole Miss can score, and that should at least keep them in the game for a while. Playing at home helps too. But eventually, Alabama will get a few consecutive stops and just run over with the win. The Rebels have scored 16 touchdowns in two games. But they have also allowed 68 points in those meetings against Texas Tech and Southern Illinois.
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. TCU Horned Frogs Prediction
The casual College Football fan wouldn’t even know head coach Urban Meyer hasn’t been coaching the team during the past two games. Ohio State has looked downright scary. Just check these numbers: the Buckeyes average 64.5 points per game and 650.0 total yards in the first two games of the season. Their third-down conversion rate is 72.4%. Ohio State smacked Rutgers 52-3 in the first game covering the spread as a 35-point favorite at Sportsbetting.ag. Last weekend they also covered by destroying Oregon State 77-31 while pulverizing a 40-point spread as favorites.
The oddsmakers opened the betting line with the Buckeyes as a 12.5-point favorite. It moved to 13-points, but it when back and stayed at 12.5-points. TCU is 2-0 straight up but just 1-1 against the spread. The Frogs failed to cover as 50-point favorites against Southern in week 1. Their defense has held opponents to 8.0 points per game in the first two weeks, but let’s not kid ourselves. Neither SouthernIllinois nor SMU is anything like Ohio State. This is easy money.
USC Trojans Vs. Texas Longhorns Prediction
Remember when this was a big College Football classic? It’s been a while. USC and Texas are on the wrong side now. Neither program has impressed. Instead, they are 1-1 and have already disappointed their delusional fans. Texas opened as a 3.5-point favorite, but the line moved half a point, leaving the Longhorns as a field goal favorite. The oddsmakers made Texas the favorite because the game is in Austin. Otherwise, this matchup is a pick’em.
How disappointing have the Longhorns been when the expectations are on their side? Longhorns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite of 0.5-3.0 points. USC held Stanford to 17 points despite the loss last weekend. Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The head coach that loses this contest will be in deep trouble. So at least this will ensure an entertaining game between two bad football teams.
Washington Huskies Vs. Utah Utes Prediction
Washington leads the series 10-1. So it’s over, right? It’s not that simple. The Huskies offensive line is a problem. The Utes seemed tire to get ignored inside the Pac-12 and giving Washington a second loss so early in the season will put Utah in the news. The Huskies opened as 6.5-point favorites, but the lined dropped to 5-points, and it has been there for a while. I don’t see any sudden movement coming before the game starts.
Washington’s offense just needs to give protection to quarterback Jake Browning, and they should be fine. Browning with a clean pocket could carve up any defense in the nation. The problem is giving him enough time has been an issue lately. The Huskies are an every weekend solid bet when they play at home. They are 18-4 ATS in their last 22 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0 points and 8-3 ATS in their previous 11 conference games. But when they hit the road everything changes. Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Utah is only looking for some respect inside the Conference. They had their chance last season losing at the Nation’s Capital by just a field goal. Home-field advantage could be the difference maker to win outright in the series. But for our betting purposes it is good the Utes are 44-20-ATS in their last 66 games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.