Expert Picks Podcast: Week 3 Against The Spread

Can C.J. Mosley and the Tide defense contain Johnny Manziel? (USATSI)
Can C.J. Mosley and the Tide defense contain Johnny Manziel? (USATSI)

Alabama Crimson Tide enters College Station favored to win in the revenge game against Texas A&M Aggies , but if you do side with the Tide, do you foresee a close game? 

The entire CBSSports.com panel of experts -- Dennis Dodd, Bruce Feldman, Jeremy Fowler, Tom Fornelli, Jerry Hinnen and myself -- has picked Alabama to win straight up, but there is disagreement regarding that 8.5-point spread. 

We open the Week 3 Expert Picks Podcast with a discussion of that game, then proceed to tackle more of our picks from Top 25 action around the country.

Games covered in the podcast (in order of appearance):

No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Texas A&M (+8 1/2)

No. 16 UCLA Bruins at No. 23 Nebraska Cornhuskers (-4 1/2)

No. 19 Washington Huskies at Illinois Fighting Illini (+10 1/2)

No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers at Arizona State Sun Devils (-4 1/2) 

No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at California Golden Bears (+15 1/2)

No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels at Texas Longhorns (-3 1/2)

No. 21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Purdue Boilermakers (+20 1/2)

Tennessee Volunteers at No. 2 Oregon Ducks (-25 1/2)

Vanderbilt Commodores at No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks (-12 1/2)

Lamar at No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (-49 1/2)

No. 7 Louisville Cardinals at Kentucky Wildcats (+12 1/2)

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CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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