College Football Week 3 has a full sports betting board of great games and I am here to give you the rundown on which teams are a virtual lock to win their games.
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College Football Week 3 Five ? Betting Picks
Temple (-10.5) at Massachusetts
Undefeated Temple has been a dog in both of its games this season. The Owls were 6 point dogs versus Penn State and rolled to a 17 point victory. Temple was a 6 point dog versus Cincinnati in Week 2. They beat the Bearcats 34 to 26. UMass lost 14 to 48 to Colorado, a team that in Week 1 was upset by Hawaii. Temple’s defense is allowing only 18 points per game. This one should be over by the end of the second quarter. Temple will roll to a 20 to 30 point victory.
No. 16 Georgia Tech (-2.5) at No. 10 Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s defense gave up 127 rushing yards, a 4.2 per carry average, to Virginia in the Irish’s comeback win in Week 2. Even if the man replacing injured QB Malik Zaire proves to be another effective Notre Dame quarterback, the defense is going to have trouble stopping Georgia Tech’s rushing game. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 457.5 yards per game on the ground. It’s one of the best rushing attacks ever produced in college football history. Georgia Tech easily covers the spread in this one.
California (-6.5) at Texas
Texas is having all sorts of issues this season. Changing quarterbacks from Tyrone Swoopes to freshman Jerrod Heard was a smart move by Charlie Strong. It won’t help the Longhorns in this matchup, though. California has one of the top QBs in all of college football. Jarrod Goff is completing 73.2% of his passes. Since Texas’ defense allowed Rice to rack up 462 total yards, what chance do the Longhorns have of stopping Goff and the Golden Bears? None. California covers .
Stanford at No. 7 USC (-10)
Sure, this is a rivalry game. Most rivalry games go down to the wire and USC and Stanford always seem to play down to the wire. But this season USC just seems so much better than Stanford that it’s scary. The Trojans have outscored their two opponents 114 to 15. They also have a serious Heisman Trophy candidate in QB Cody Kessler. Kessler hasn’t thrown a pick while completing 78.9% of his passes. He’s thrown for 650 yards and 7 touchdowns. Kessler and USC will dominate this game on Sunday, winning it by at least 17 points .
No. 21 Utah (-14) at Fresno State
The Utes are undefeated after beating Michigan and Utah State. Both of those teams are much, much better than Fresno State. Utah hasn’t looked great, but the defense held firm against 2 very good offensive teams. Fresno State gave up 73 points to Ole Miss in Week 2. Utah won’t score that many points, but they could break the 40 point barrier. That will be enough for the Utes to cover this spread ATS .