As we head into Week 3 of the college football season, things are now beginning to heat up. The SEC will begin their season in Week 4, while the Big Ten, who originally postponed their season, will now start on October 24. Of the Power 5 conferences, the PAC 12 is the only one still opting out, although that might now change given the decision made by the powers that be in the Big Ten. What this means is that we will almost certainly have a meaningful playoff this season, as the Big Ten will start just in time to make that a reality. It is going to be a strange kind of season to be sure, but what does Week 3 look like? Well, it will be the ACC and the BIG 12 leading the way. Let’s take a closer look at both conferences and the games they have coming this weekend so you can make your bets against their College Football odds.
Complete Betting Guide for NCAAF Week 3
ACC Week 3 Games
The #25 ranked Pittsburgh Panthers play their first conference game of the season after opening with a 55-0 win over Austin Peay last week. They will open as a 21 ½ point favorite over Syracuse. I think Pitt might just cover there.
Boston College get their season underway with a game on the road against Duke, who will be looking to bounce back after losing in Week 1. It is Duke who are in as a 5 ½ point favorite. Need to see more out of Duke this week, but I like them in this one.
#7 ranked Notre Dame will play in the ACC this season and will look to build on 27-13 win over Duke last weekend. They are at home to USF and are favored by 25 ½ at home. I have to say that the spread here makes me a little nervous.
Georgia Tech came up with a bit of a surprising win over Florida State in Week 1, but they are going to have a tough time repeating that this weekend against #14 ranked UCF. Tech are a 7 ½ point home dog and I don’t see them repeating last week’s success.
North Carolina saw their season get off to a winning start last weekend. They come into Week 2 as a 30-point home favorite versus Charlotte, a spread that I believe they will cover.
Top ranked Clemson had an easy win to get their season started and should have another one this weekend versus The Citadel. 44 ½ points is a big spread to cover. It’ll all depend on how long the Tigers keep their foot on the gas.
We have a good one on Saturday night, with a pair of ranked teams going head to head. Miami and Louisville both had good wins in Week 1, but it is Louisville who are in as a 2 ½ point favorite. Slight edge to the Cardinals in this one.
Wake Forest and NC State will meet in the final ACC game of the weekend. It’s actually the first game of the season for the Wolfpack, who I like to cover as a 2 ½ point favorite.
BIG 12 Week 3 Games
It is a quiet week in the Big 12, with just 2 games on tap. The ball gets rolling with Tulsa heading on the road to face Oklahoma State as a 23 ½ point underdog. This should be an easy win and cover for the Cowboys.
The Baylor Bears will open their season with a home tilt against Houston. The Bears are in as a 4 ½ point favorite, but this could be a close one. We might well be looking at a FG game here.