College football week 3 betting action begins this Thursday so let’s not waste anytime. Here is a rundown of the best games and CFB bets you can make this week. I am using the recently updated Amway Coaches Poll for updated week 3 rankings.
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A Closer Look At CFB Week 3 Betting Tips
No. 9 Clemson at Louisville
Clemson has officially stamped itself as the team to beat in the ACC. The Tigers have looked great so far. Louisville doesn’t have the players to keep up with Clemson in this.
No. 6 Florida State at Boston College
Florida State has been okay but not great. Boston College almost upset Florida State last season. This season, FSU’s offense actually seems more under control with Everett Golson back there instead of Jameis Winston. But FSU’s defense doesn’t look all that great. You have to think that this is the year that the Eagles upset the favored Seminoles, right?
Pick: Boston College
Air Force at No. 4 Michigan State
It’s doubtful that Michigan State suffers a letdown versus Air Force. The big win over Oregon was nice, but Coach Mark Dantonio won’t let his kids bask in the glory for too long.
Pick: Michigan State
Connecticut at No. 20 Missouri
Connecticut doesn’t belong on the same field as Missouri. Say what you want about the other teams in the SEC East, Tennessee, Georgia Florida, and South Carolina. All Missouri does is win football games and end up in the SEC Championship Game every year.
Northern Illinois at No. 1 Ohio State
Northern Illinois has fielded some very good football teams in the past. This isn’t one of them. The number one team in the nation gets to feast on a cupcake again.
Pick: Ohio State
No. 16 Georgia Tech at No. 10 Notre Dame
With QB Malik Zaire, Notre Dame was a College Football Playoff contender. Without Zaire, they might not win 8 games. Expect the Ramblin’ Wreck at Georgia Tech to win this by 14 to 21 points.
Pick: Georgia Tech
Nebraska at Miami (FL)
The Cornhuskers covered a -27.5 point spread in a 48 to 9 win over South Alabama in Week 2. What it tells us is that the last second loss to BYU in Week 1 isn’t going to ruin the Cornhuskers’ season. Mike Riley is the better coach in this matchup. Go with the better coach.
No. 15 Auburn at No. 14 LSU
Man, Auburn is a bad team. Either that or the light bulb hasn’t gone off yet. The Tigers had better step it up because LSU showed how good they are by beating Mississippi State on the road. The defense did give up some points late in that game, though. This is a tough call, but LSU should prevail.
South Carolina at No. 8 Georgia
Oh, so it’s Week 3 when Georgia implodes? Sometimes, it’s Week 2. Georgia looked terrible versus Vanderbilt in Week 2 before finally blowing the game open. Don’t expect the Old Ball Coach to just sit around and wait for Georgia to explode. South Carolina could upset the Bulldogs this Saturday.
Pick: South Carolina
California at Texas
Things are bad for Charlie Strong in Texas. The defense is good but it faces one of the top quarterbacks in all of college football in Jared Goff. California has outscored their last 2 opponents by a combined 108 to 21.
Stanford at No. 7 USC
There comes a time when a rivalry game is no longer a rivalry game because one team has way better players. That’s what’s happened to this rivalry game. USC is much better than Stanford this season. Cody Kessler is in the driver’s seat for the Heisman. In 2 games, he’s thrown for 646 yards, 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He’s completing a remarkable 78.9% of his passes.
No. 11 Ole Miss at No. 2 Alabama
Ole Miss has scored over 70 points in 2 straight games. Granted, they didn’t play anybody good in either game, but 70 points is a lot! Don’t expect the Rebels to touch 70 versus Alabama. This is going to be a tough game for the Crimson Tide but they should prevail.