WEEK 3: College Football Gambling Picks
With an impressive 7/8 start in Week 2, the Amazing Eight is becoming your go-to college football gambling guide.
Silly to think Miami was going to beat App State by more than a touchdown, I know. I thought they’d be fired up after getting throttled by the best team in college football, but no. They….still stink.
Week 3 is upon us and there are some amazing numbers on Draft Kings Sportsbook that you need to take advantage of right this moment. They’re literally handing out free money. Let’s roll.
UCF (-7) @ Louisville
Central Florida hasn’t missed a beat, in fact they’re better under Gus Malzahn since the departure of Josh Heupel. They’re still scoring points abundantly. Louisville looked abysmal against Ole Miss and seems to hide in their shell when points come up on the scoreboard. Not explosive enough on the offensive side of the football to keep it close with the Golden Knights.
UCF 38 Louisville 21
Maryland (-7.5) @ Illinois
Look, Maryland is extremely well coached. Very capable of making a run in the Big 10. I’ve said it all summer, Mike Locksley is one of the best head coaches in the conference. Stud wide receivers, little Tua can throw it, trust worthy defense and just an all around better team than Illinois. The Fighting Illini have gotten embarrassed the last two weeks after their upset win over mighty Nebraska. Losing to UTSA and getting trounced in Charlottesville by Virginia, 42-14. This gets ugly and is the lock of the weekend.
Maryland 34 Illinois 18
Purdue (+7) @ Notre Dame
LOVING the roadies this weekend. Purdue comes into this game at 2-0 with wins over Oregon State and UCONN. Showed no signs of any weakness in either contest. Notre Dame has been taken to the wire against two extremely inferior opponents. Florida State did everything but hand them the game in that Sunday night game in Tallahassee, only to turn around and lose to Jacksonville State the next weekend. Florida State is bad bad. Toledo then came to Notre Dame and played not to lose this past weekend. If the runner just simply falls down at the one yard line, the game is over. Fate fails the Irish this weekend. I’m going with the Boilermakers.
Purdue 23 Notre Dame 20
Alabama (-15.5) @ Florida
I’ve watched Florida play the last two weeks. FAU and USF were very able in moving the football and making the Gators uncomfortable at times on the offensive side of the ball. Emory Jones is no Kyle Trask, I know. The absence of Kyle Pitts and Ka’darius Toney are being felt painfully as well. I’m not sure this game is even close. Alabama continues to be the gold standard in college football. Bryce Young & Co. are very talented as we all knew they would be. I do believe the Gators defense will create some fits early for the Tide, but a mild tune up in the locker room is all that will be needed to send Danny Mullen to the post game in tears. BLOW OUT.
Alabama 38 Florida 17
Auburn @ Penn State (-6)
The Nittany Lions have already got a signature win under their belt in week one with a win on the road in Madison over the 12th ranked Wisconsin Badgers. The train keeps rolling in Beaver Stadium on Saturday night at 7:30. 106,000 strong. The atmosphere will play a huge factor in this game and I love Penn State pulling away late to cover.
Penn State 28 Auburn 21
Arizona State @ BYU (+3.5)
For the third consecutive week, the BYU Cougars enter their Saturday matchup as an underdog. This BYU team is alway stellar against the points. 2-0. Game is at their house. 10:15pm kick. They are just being downright disrespected by Vegas at this point. I LOVE THE BYU COUGARS HERE.
BYU 26 Arizona State 24
Oklahoma State @ Boise State (-4)
Oklahoma State looks different this year. A team that is usually ranked inside the top 25 this time of year. Narrowly escaped an upset at home by Bobby Petrino and Missouri State and needed a strong second half to beat Tulsa by just five points. Here’s the Pokes problem in this game: POINTS! Only 51 total point in two weeks against inferior opponents. The Pokes usually light the scoreboard up, but not this year. They don’t figure it out by Saturday either.
Boise State 38 Oklahoma State 27
Virginia Tech @ WVU (-3)
I think this game would be in prime time if WVU comes into the game with an unblemished resume. The slip up against Maryland was one that I knew was coming, but the Mountaineers have a great chance in this game. I believe the Hokies win against UNC was a hoax. I don’t believe UNC is as good as advertised and Middle Tennessee, a bottom-tier CUSA opponent, had their way at times against the Hokies in Blacksburg last weekend. If WVU can shake the nerves quickly, because the emotions will be high, I like the Eers to win the Black Diamond Trophy. They must strike fast and control the pace of the game. If they can do that, which I believe they can, then there’s a party in Morgantown that night.
WVU 24 Virginia Tech 17
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