Week 3 College Football Saturday Best Bets

Week 3 College Football Saturday Best Bets

Cole Paganelli
3 years ago
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Week 3 College Football Saturday Best Bets

Week 3 of the college football season is upon us, and there are plenty of great games to look forward to this week. We want to find the best spots on Saturday's slate in order to have an action-packed and fun Saturday, both watching the games and in your account.

Michigan State (+6) vs. Miami

The early slate of games on Sunday is probably the least intriguing, but that doesn't mean there aren't great bets to be had early on in the day. This is simply a play on Vegas being a bit late to catch up and a bit stubborn, in my opinion. Entering the season, Michigan State seemed like a very scary team to bet on in any sense, and Miami seemed like a team competing to be the second-best team in the ACC. 

While these things still could be true, I think that Michigan State has just looked like a better football team through 2 weeks, and Miami hasn't had a break to get right defensively or to get healthy.

Obviously, losing to Alabama isn't a major issue, but the tackling and defense was a bit concerning, and I think that Michigan State will have the athletes capable of breaking tackles and scoring enough points to cover. I don't even mind sprinkling on the moneyline in this game.

Nebraska vs. Oklahoma OVER 62

Let's keep this one short and sweet. Nebraska's offense creates points. Now, whether that means against Oklahoma or for Oklahoma, that's yet to be seen, but I'd really expect to see both. Their defense won't be able to get stops consistently, and Oklahoma's offense will have their way.

Nebraska should have some success offensively because we saw Tulane utilize things like QB run and misdirection to keep Oklahoma off-balance without a ton of resistance. These things are naturally part of Nebraska's game plan, and I think that should bode well for them.

Ohio State Team Total OVER 42.5

This is the best bet of the weekend, and I don't think it is very close. Last week, we saw Ohio State lose to Oregon while putting up only 28 points with 600 yards of offense. Well, news flash, this offense will score plenty of points every single game barring things like three turnovers on downs and three drops more or less in the end zone.

I have no idea what the Buckeye defense will look like, but that is the glory of this bet. If the defense does what it should and causes turnovers and shows aggressiveness, how do we expect the Buckeyes to not score at will with a tired defense and great field position?

If the defense does struggle again, they will have to be playing a shot for shot and score more than enough simply because they have to.

One additional benefit here is that Ohio State has four eventual power five starters in their quarterback room, and their backup wide receivers are the best receiver recruits in 2020 and 2021 alongside the son of an NFL Hall of Famer.

If we do see a blowout game script, Tulsa will be seeing a passing game with 4+ skill players that would be the best player on their team, and I would expect the Buckeyes to run up the score with the backups.

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