There are a few things to consider when making college football picks, including the spread. The “trash for cash” point spread is a common example, with speculators attempting to guess which team is more likely to push for points in garbage time. Each side of the point spread comes with its own “money line” payout offer. The odds are typically in favor of the favorite by four points or more.
Louisville has averaged just 27 points all season, but the flimsy Florida State defense will be tough to stop. Andrew Caley picked the total at 27.5. On the other side of the spread, the Falcons face a tough defense in Wyoming. The Cowboys are good tacklers and can get into the offensive backfield.
While Florida State isn’t as in-form as they’ve been in recent years, the team’s running game is better than expected. Running back Travis Etienne had 31 yards from scrimmage against the Tigers last week. Still, some handicappers are waiting to pick the Seminoles until run-blocking costs them the game.
The Ole Miss Rebels covers the 16-point spread against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. After a drubbing by a FCS team last weekend, Ole Miss should cover the spread. Georgia Tech has a 4-10 ATS record as a home underdog. However, they’re up a touchdown from their off-season opener. The Rebels run the football offense well, and Zach Evans and Quinshodd Judkins are big contributors on the ground. They win 42-20 and cover the spread.
Week 3 in college football has two matchups between top teams. One is a rematch of last year’s Big Noon Kickoff Game, while the other is a rematch of Oklahoma and Nebraska. There are also two games that will be played in prime time. Despite the fact that there are a number of high-profile profile matches this week, the week is still very competitive.
Two teams in the Big 12 are looking to avoid a 0-3 start. Both teams are trying to win at home against a team with a strong history of winning. In addition to Notre Dame, the Cal Golden Bears has only one win in their last two games. The two teams have a rivalry that has a long history.
While Michigan State’s offense has struggled to put away Eastern Illinois in Week 1, the Wolf Pack is off to a hot start against inferior teams. Last week, Vanderbilt covered a tough game against Tulsa and a Michigan State transfer quarterback, Rocky Lombardi. While there are a few questions about the offensive line, there is still a chance of a breakout game from the Wolf Pack.