On any given week in the college football season, you have a large selection of games available for wagering. It is impossible to bet on them all, though, which is why we like to narrow things down a little each week. I like to focus on the Power 5 conferences, as that is where the playoff teams are going to come from. With that in mind, we are going through the schedule and picking the best games for NCAAF betting enthusiasts featuring a team from each of those conferences. Without further ado, let’s get into the 2018 NCAA Football Week 3.
2018 NCAA Football Week 3 Betting Picks
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UCF Knights Vs North Carolina Tar Heels – What we have here is a game between a pair of teams coming off of very contrasting seasons. The Tar Heels were one of the worst teams in the ACC last year, winning just 3 games and looking pretty poor in the process.
Contrast that with what the Knights delivered, which was an unbeaten 13-0 season that left this program declaring themselves as the unofficial champions of college football. UCF is going to have a tough time matching what they did in 2017, but I certainly think they get the win here.
Boise State Broncos vs Oklahoma State Cowboys – This should be a fun one to watch for those of you who like your football with a liberal sprinkling of offense. The Oklahoma State Cowboys put together another double-digit win season in 2017, but they also continued their habit of losing the big games, with losses to TCU and Oklahoma particularly painful.
They will have a tough test at home against a Boise State team that delivered 11 wins last season. This is one where the OVER should be the pick, and I also like the Cowboys to win SU.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs TCU Horned Frogs – The Ohio State Buckeyes found themselves in the odd position of being the Big Ten champion but not part of the playoff picture. There is the feeling that they will be strong again this season, but you have to wonder what impact the Urban Meyer controversy is going to have on this team.
TCU was one of the better teams in the Big 12 last season, making it to the Conference Championship Game, where they were pounded by Oklahoma. Given all that is going on right now, I am taking TCU to win this one at home.
Washington Huskies Vs Utah Utes – A solid match-up that delivered one of the better conference games of the season in 2017. The Washington Huskies put together a 10-win season last year predicated on great offense, while the Utes managed to get over the .500 mark with their bowl game win at the end of the season.
When these two met late in the year in 2017, it was the Huskies who came away with the 33-30 win. I’m not so sure this game will be as close, as I like Washington to win this one going away.
LSU Tigers Vs Auburn Tigers – If anyone is going to take a serious run at Alabama in the SEC West, you figure it will be one of these two. It was Auburn who won the West last season before running into a great Georgia team in the SEC Championship, a loss that cost the Tigers a playoff spot.
LSU won 9 games in the regular season, with one of those victories coming at home to Auburn in a 27-23 thriller. This should be another good one, but I think it will be Auburn who get their revenge at home.