College Football Season Week 3 Parlay Picks and Favorites

Posted by Peter Brennan on Monday,September 11, 2017 9:45, EST in

After 2 weeks of the 2017 college football season, we are starting to get a better idea of which teams are likely to beat the college football betting spreads week after week, and what programs stand the best chance to make it to the postseason. The Alabama Crimson Tide remain the favorites until someone can knock them off. The Clemson Tigers are not as badly off as we thought they might be after losing a ton of talent to the NFL, and the Ohio State Buckeyes now have a mountain to climb after getting seriously pounded in Week 2.

There are a couple of potential dark horses out there now, with the Oklahoma Sooners and Georgia Bulldogs both delivering statement wins over the weekend. Saturday is now in the rearview, which means it’s time to look ahead to Week 3 of the college football season. Let’s take a look at the match-ups to see if we can create a winning parlay ticket. As always, I am going to select games that feature evenly matched teams that can ensure bettors a nice payout on the parlay.

College Football Season Week 3 Parlay Picks and Favorites

 

 

Kentucky Wildcats (+6 ½) Vs South Carolina Gamecocks

Both of these teams are off to winning starts, opening the season with back to back games, which mean something needs to give this weekend. If playing straight up, my money would be on the Gamecocks, but I am looking for a bit more value, which is why I plan on playing the Wildcats ATS.

While Kentucky Wildcats have only managed a single win in their last 8 visits to South Carolina, they have been competitive in their last 5 meetings overall, going 4-1 ATS. This one could end up being decided by a FG, so that swings things in the favor of Kentucky ATS.

College Football Season Pick: Kentucky Wildcats

KENTUCKY WILDCATS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 345.00
  • Current Offensive rush yards 142.50
  • Offensive passing yards 202.50
  • Average Score For 25.50
  • Defensive total yards 341.00
  • Current Defensive rush yards 58.50
  • Defensive passing yards 282.50
  • Average Score Against 16.50

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 302.501
  • Current Offensive rush yards 101.50
  • Offensive passing yards 201.00
  • Average Score For 33.00
  • Defensive total yards 463.50
  • Current Defensive rush yards 133.50
  • Defensive passing yards 330.00
  • Average Score Against 20.50

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs Boston College Screaming Eagles (+13)

Notre Dame were supposed to be a whole lot better this season, and a signature win at home against the Georgia Bulldogs would have proven that to be the case. Unfortunately for the Irish, they were swamped by an overpowering Dawgs defense en route to a 20-19 win that has made the coaches seat very hot in South Bend.

Notre Dame will look to bounce back with a win on the road in Week 3, but I am not convinced that can cover this spread. While he Irish have won their last 5 against Boston College, they have gone just 1-5 in their last 6 meetings with the Screaming Eagles. You may also want to take a look at the UNDER on this one, as well as taking Boston College to cover.

College Football Season Pick: Boston College Screaming Eagles

NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 435.50
  • Current Offensive rush yards 238.50
  • Offensive passing yards 197.00
  • Average Score For 34.00
  • Defensive total yards 328.00
  • Current Defensive rush yards 135.00
  • Defensive passing yards 193.00
  • Average Score Against 18.00

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 322.00
  • Current Offensive rush yards 145.00
  • Offensive passing yards 177.00
  • Average Score For 16.50
  • Defensive total yards 338.00
  • Current Defensive rush yards 161.00
  • Defensive passing yards 177.00
  • Average Score Against 27.00

Iowa State Cyclones (-8 ½) Vs Akron Zips

The measure of any good team is their ability to bounce back after a tough loss. The Cyclones gassed a big lead in Week 2 against their in-state rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and now need to find a way to get back on track this weekend when they face the Akron Zips. This is one that I believe Iowa State can win quite comfortably, especially if they are as efficient on offense as they were last weekend.

The Cyclones are not great ATS on the road, but have still managed to go 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games. Add to that the fact that Akron are just 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and you have all the makings of an easy win for Iowa State.

College Football Season Pick: Iowa State Cyclones

IOWA STATE CYCLONES TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 436.00
  • Current Offensive rush yards 127.00
  • Offensive passing yards 309.00
  • Average Score For 41.50
  • Defensive total yards 437.50
  • Current Defensive rush yards 141.50
  • Defensive passing yards 296.00
  • Average Score Against 34.00

AKRON ZIPS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 311.50
  • Current Offensive rush yards 170.00
  • Offensive passing yards 141.50
  • Average Score For 26.00
  • Defensive total yards 368.50
  • Current Defensive rush yards 144.00
  • Defensive passing yards 224.50
  • Average Score Against 27.50

UCLA Bruins (-3) Vs Memphis Tigers

The Bruins come into Week 3 of the NCAA football season with a perfect 2-0 record, as well as an offense that has scored 101 points in its opening 2 games. While that number is certainly impressive, it is tempered a little by the fact that the defense has surrendered 67 points in those 2 games.

The O/U for this one has not been set yet, but take a look at the OVER when it goes live. Neither of these two teams have performed particularly well ATS in their most recent games, but it is UCLA who I am giving the nod to here, based on nothing more than their ability to score big.

The Bruins come into Week 3 of the college football season with a perfect 2-0 record, as well as an offense that has scored 101 points in its opening 2 games.

College Football Season Pick: UCLA Bruins

UCLA BRUINS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 529.50
  • Current Offensive rush yards 97.50
  • Offensive passing yards 432.00
  • Average Score For 50.50
  • Defensive total yards 493.00
  • Current Defensive rush yards 331.50
  • Defensive passing yards 161.50
  • Average Score Against 33.50

MEMPHIS TIGERS TEAM STATISTICS

  • Offensive total yards 416.00
  • Current Offensive rush yards 319.00
  • Offensive passing yards 97.00
  • Average Score For 37.00
  • Defensive total yards 425.00
  • Current Defensive rush yards 146.00
  • Defensive passing yards 279.00
  • Average Score Against 29.00

You can play all of these games on a single parlay ticket, or choose to mix and match things a little over several tickets. I wish you luck whichever way you decide to go.