Top College Football Week 3 SU Betting Picks
I’ll list the spreads for these three top picks this week but I would also take these favorites straight up if you wanted to bet the moneylines at Mybookie. Look for some previews of the bigger games in Week 3 later this week. Don’t forget to check out for more college football odds by clicking here.
Here’s a Closer Look at the Top College Football Week 3 SU Betting Picks
South Florida at Syracuse (-12.5)
USF (2-0) has been playing great since about midway through last season and comes off a 48-17 rout of Northern Illinois. Quinton Flowers threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns. With two-time American Athletic Conference rushing leader Marlon Mack sitting out after spending the past week in the concussion protocol, Flowers accounted for 403 of his team’s 658 yards total offense. The Bulls have won nine of 11 games dating to last season, improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2012. USF’s up-tempo attack has zoomed to the end zone 14 times and smashed the school record with 104 points through two games of the season. The Bulls currently rank 10th in the FBS in scoring offense with 52 points per outing while compiling 551 yards per game. Syracuse (1-1) was bombed 62-28 by Louisville on Friday. The Cardinals set a school record and came within 13 yards of the ACC record with 845 yards offensively. It was the most ever allowed by Syracuse, eclipsing the mark of 654 by West Virginia in 1993. Eric Dungey was 25-for- 51 for 255 yards passing and scored on a 1-yard run late in the third quarter for the Orange. Syracuse lost 45-24 at USF last year and I expect a similar score.
Boston College at Virginia Tech (-5.5)
I’m surprised this line isn’t higher. Boston College (1-1) comes off a 26-7 win over UMass. Patrick Towles hit former quarterback Jeff Smith on back-to- back, one-play TD drives, and substitute Mike Knoll connected on a pair of field goals for BC’s first win in 10 games. The Eagles trailed 7-0 and had just 55 total yards in the opening quarter. Virginia Tech (1-1) lost 45-24at Bristol Motor Speedway to No. 17 Tennessee. Virginia Tech outscored Tennessee 14-0 and outgained the Vols 204-28 in the first quarter. Tennessee responded by scoring 31 straight points, including 24 in the second period. Virginia Tech’s Travon McMillian rushed 14 times for 127 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown. Two games into 2016, the Hokies already have a season’s worth of fumbles, losing nine, a record in back-to- back games according to data available from the last 30 seasons. Only Duke, which has lost seven, is close. All other 126 teams in the FBS have lost four or fewer. Tech won at Boston College 26-10 last year.
New Mexico State at Kentucky (-18.5)
If the Wildcats somehow lose this game, then Coach Mark Stoops will be fired immediately; he’s going to be a goner after the season now. UK (0-2) lost 45-7 at Florida on Saturday in an uninspired effort, the Cats’ 30th straight loss in the series, the longest current losing streak in major college football between two teams that play annually. After allowing 34 unanswered points in a 44-35 loss to Southern Miss in Week 1, the Wildcats were outscored 79-0 in six quarters before finding the end zone late against Florida’s backups. Florida’s offense gained 564 yards while holding the Kentucky offense to just 149 yards. UK quarterback Drew Barker, fifth nationally in pass efficiency after week one, completed just two of 10 passes for 10 yards with three interceptions. New Mexico State (1-1) comes off a 32-31 win over New Mexico. Tyler Rogers threw a scoring pass to Gregory Hogan late in the fourth quarter. Rogers and Hogan connected from eight yards for the win — the first over UNM at home since 2010 — with 5:46 to play after the Aggies had trailed throughout the game. MNSU again played without its best player in running back Larry Rose II. He’s recovering from sports hernia surgery.