It’s week 3 in College Football and we will be giving a pick for each conference to take on Saturday, A 7-point teaser and some over/under options to look at. Let’s take the plunge!
Purdue @ Syracuse -1.5
Syracuse -1.5 is the play in the ACC this week. At home and 2 consistent offensive performances to start the season. Things are looking legit in the Carrier Dome this year. Junior QB Garrett Shrader has been off to an efficient start at an 79% completion percentage after finishing strong last season. Purdue had a tough-fought loss in week 1 against Penn State where they relied on 59 pass attempts which are way too many. Syracuse should be able to hold down their one-way offense and defend home turf. Money is on the Orange after they opened a +1 dog.
7-point ACC teaser– Miami +13, Pitt -4, UVA -1.5
-Miami road dogs vs an underachieving AM team that is making a switch at QB
-Pitt a tough close loss and spread cover at home vs Tennessee
-UVA home vs Old Dominion who upset Vtech a couple weeks ago but could they win on the road this time vs an in-state school? Don’t think so.
Tulane @ Kansas State -14
Kansas State is my play in the Big 12 this week. Been a firecracker start for the wildcats with a very impressive schlacking off Mizzou last week. Tulane is off to a 2-0 start this year but vs far inferior opponents. K-State should take the home-field advantage to a couple TD victory at least.
7 Point Big 12 Teaser– Houston -1.5, Texas Tech +17, Iowa State -11.5
Houston- I think Kansas’s good fortune will hit a curb this week on the road vs a well coached, experienced Cougar team
Texas Tech– Tech should be able to hang vs a NC state team that struggled to score vs ECU
Iowa State- Iowa State was superior vs Iowa last week and should be able to score enough vs visiting MAC team Ohio
Colorado @ Minnesota -27.5
Minnesota is the play here for the Big Ten, Colorado is looking to be one of the bottom feeders in college football this year. Have been anemic on offense. Minnesota at home should run away with it. Averaging over 300 yards per game on the ground in their first two cake walk games this season.
7 Point Big 10 Teaser- Indiana +.5, Nevada +30, Wisconsin -30.5
Indiana- Just need to tease them down to a W vs Western Kentucky at home
Nevada- Was upset at home last week vs Incarnate Word but I am bot sure Iowa will school 30 in this game so should be a safe play at the Hawkeyes
Wisconsin- Bad loss at home vs WASU last week, classic Badger rebound game beating up on NMSU
BYU @ OREGON -3.5
Putting my chips on Oregon to get back to business after putting 70 up on EWU last week following an abysmal loss to Georgia in week 1. BYU had a huge win at home vs top 10 Baylor but now a tough road test vs another top skilled team will be a hard act to follow. Oregon should take the home feild advantage and scrap out a victory. I would have my least amount of confidence on this game out of all my bets, just because that week 1 stench is still on them and BYU has past their test this year so far.
PAC-12 7 Point Teaser– USC -4.5, UCLA -8.5, Michigan St +10.5
USC- Home vs a legit test in Fresno but USC should control this by at least a touchdown. Have been impressive out of the gate under new HC Lincon Reily.
UCLA- Home vs South Alabama who has been formittable but a good line to tease getting it under 10 points
Michigan ST- Big road test vs Washington but this game shouldn’t be won by more than 10 points on either side. Look for a tight battle that gives this tease number great value.
South Florida @ Florida -24
Watch for the gators to get back on top this week after an abysmal performance vs Kentucky last week. This is a get things right game in the swamp against the weakest Florida school year in and year out in USF. If Florida will be any kind of contender this year they should win by 4+ TDs lead by Anthony Richardson.
SEC 7 Point Teaser Vandy +9.5, Auburn +9.5, LSU +10
Vandy- On the road vs MAC school Northern Illinois, Vandy even as the bottom dweller of the SEC should be able to hang within single digits of the Huskies
Auburn- Big home game vs Penn State, the Tigers I think can win this game as Penn State typically has had let downs in recent years.
LSU- Big game for the Tigers home vs Mississippi State, Kelly needs this win to get the fans back and certainly needs to hang close. Look for this to be a battle vs Mike Leach’s Bulldogs.
That’s 5 picks and 5 teases! Good luck everyone!