College football expert picks and predictions for Week 3: Arizona State easily covers spread vs. San Diego State
Barrett Sallee went 28-18 on his best bets at SportsLine last season
It's a packed Week 3 college football schedule. A team that's 0-2 is in desperate need of a win, while teams that are 2-0 are well-poised for a postseason run. Hurricane Florence forced the cancellation of several games like Virginia Tech-East Carolina and West Virginia-NC State, but there are plenty of other matchups to choose from. And with so many options, and with spreads constantly changing, your best bet is to follow the advice of a college football insider like Barrett Sallee. He's a proven expert who has consistently been one of the top CBS Sports analysts picking against-the-spread, and can be heard on CBS HQ, SiriusXM Radio and on various radio shows across the nation.
Last season, he began giving his best bets to SportsLine and the results were impressive, as he went 28-18 against the spread. He's off to a fast 4-2 start this year, and was spot-on in Week 2, calling Arizona State's massive (+6) upset over Michigan State and backing Penn State (+9) in a 51-6 final against Pittsburgh that covered the spread with a ton of room to spare. Anybody who has been following him is way, way up.
Now he has studied a loaded Week 3 of college football action and revealed his top three college football expert picks over at SportsLine.
We can tell you that Sallee is extremely high on No. 23 Arizona State (-5) to cover on the road against San Diego State.
Former New York Jets coach Herm Edwards is off to a hot start in Tempe, blasting UT-San Antonio 49-7 in the opener and then pulling off a shocking upset over No. 15 Michigan State last week.
Quarterback Manny Wilkins and star receiver N'Keal Harry should be able to help ASU move the ball against San Diego State, but Arizona State's secret weapon might be its defense. It played at an elite level against Michigan State, holding the Spartans to just 13 points. That's been a pleasant surprise for Arizona State thus far, and Sallee loves the Sun Devils' chances of going on the road and avenging their 30-20 loss to San Diego State last year.
Confidently take the points and lock in a pick for the Sun Devils in this 10:30 p.m. ET matchup on the CBS Sports Network.
Sallee has also revealed the x-factor that made him jump on one side of Washington-Utah, and he's calling for a coming out party for an unproven quarterback in one of the biggest games of the weekend.
So what are the three best bets for Week 3? And which underdog shocks college football? Visit SportsLine now to see Barrett Sallee's best bets, all from one of the top college football analysts in the nation who has hit over 60 percent of his best bets.
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