College Football Week 3 SU Picks and Winning Predictions

Posted by Peter Brennan on Monday,September 11, 2017 3:45, EST in

If you like making simple moneyline wagers and you’re looking for some value-packed NCAA football betting lines with the third Week of college football action quickly approaching, then you’re about to be treated to a trio of expert picks that are all offering a bunch of value as straight-up (SU) selections for various reasons. Let’s get started with one Pac-12 playoff hopeful looking to get it done on the road in College Football Week 3 Pick.

College Football Week 3 SU Picks and Winning Predictions

 

 

UCLA Bruins (2-0) at Memphis Tigers (1-0)

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
TV: ABC
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAF Odds: Memphis +3 / Total: OFF

Analysis: The UCLA Bruins laid a huge 56-23 smackdown on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in Week 2 as gifted quarterback Josh Rosen completed a blistering 22 of 25 passes for 329 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Through two games, Rosen is completing a blistering 67.9 percent of his passes for 820 yards with a whopping nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Wide receiver Darren Andrews caught four passes for 92 yards and three touchdowns in the win while linebacker Adarius Pickett recorded a whopping 15 tackles in the win.

Memphis was off in Week 2 with their game against Central Florida canceled because of Hurricane Irma. The Tigers got past the UL-Monroe Warhawks 37-29 in their regular season opener although quarterback Riley Ferguson was pretty ‘ugly’ in completing just 10 of 25 passes for 87 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Running back Darrell Henderson carried the Tigers to victory by rushing for 169 yards and two touchdowns on just 12 carries while fellow running back Patrick Taylor Jr. added 131 rushing yards and one score on 15 carries.

Forget the point spread surrounding this Week 3 matchup, UCLA will get the outright road win against a Memphis team they have far more talent than on both sides of the ball. Josh Rosen is playing out of his mind right now and the bruins have some high hopes for a Pac-12 title at the very least.

College Football Week 3 Pick: UCLA 42 Memphis 24

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Texas at No. 4 USC

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
TV: FOX
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAF Odds: USC -17

Analysis: Texas bounced back from its humbling 51-41 Week 1 loss against Maryland to beat the hell out of San Jose State 56-0 in Week 2. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger completed 15 of 27 passes for 22 yards and one touchdown while running back Chris warren III added a team-high 166 rushing yards and two scores on 16 carries.

While the Longhorns were impressive in their Week 2 win,it is the rank 4th USC Trojans that are the easy pick to win outright in Week 2 after man-handling No. 19 Stanford in its 42-24 win on Saturday.

Heisman trophy favorite Sam Darnold completed 21 of 26 passes for 316 yards with four TD passes but tossed two interceptions in the win to raise his season total to four after just two games. Running back Ronald Jones rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and has carried the Trojans early on while Darnold has struggled for stretches.

College Football Week 3 SU Picks: Texas bounced back from its humbling 51-41 Week 1 loss against Maryland to beat the hell out of San Jose State 56-0 in Week 2.

USC has a huge edge at quarterback and has more overall elite talent on their roster than Texas at this point, which is why they’re the easy pick to win outright at home, even if they don;t cover the big spread as 17-point favorites.

While I’m expecting Tom Herman to put his Longhorns back on the national map at some point in the near future, that future is not now. USC wins to remain unbeaten and keep their national championship hopes alive.

College Football Week 3 Pick: USC 35 Texas 24

Air Force at No. 7 Michigan

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 AT 12:00 PM ET
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
TV: BTN
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAF Odds: Michigan -26

Analysis: The Air Force Falcons laid an emphatic 62-0 beatdown on VMI in their regular season opener win two weeks ago as quarterback Arion Worthman completed 8 of 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns and the Air Force defense limited VMI to a paltry 40 passing yards in the win.

Still, I wouldn’t expect the falcons to really challenge seventh0ranked Michigan for the outright win seeing as how the Wolverines not only laid their own 36-14 smackdown on Cincinnati in Week 2, but have far more elite talent than the Falcons in this Week 3 matchup.

While I’m not real impressed with Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight right now, head coach Jim Harbaugh does have an elite running back in Ty Isaac and another elite defense that will keep opponents off the scoreboard more often than not.

I know the Falcons have won seven straight games dating back to last season, but Michigan is simply has too much talent on both sides of the ball, plus a bunch of motivation to avoid losing to teams they shouldn’t.

While I think it’s more than possible that Air Force covers the spread as near, three-touchdown underdogs, there’s no way the falcons record the outright road upset over the playoff hopeful Wolverines.

College Football Week 3 Pick: Michigan 31 Air force 20