Louisville and Miami (FL) both hope to emerge as challengers to Clemson in the ACC this season. First they'll face each other at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday in one of the top matchups on the Week 3 college football schedule. The Week 3 college football odds from William Hill lists the Cardinals as 2.5-point favorites in that matchup. Elsewhere, Oklahoma State, a team hoping to contend in the Big 12, opens its schedule with a nonconference matchup against Tulsa (+23.5).
Do these matchups have good value for those making college football bets? Or should you look elsewhere in the college football spreads? Before locking anything in for this weekend's action, be sure to see the top Week 3 college football expert picks, predictions and best bets from Barrett Sallee.
Sallee is a true insider -- a CBS Sports analyst, SiriusXM host, Heisman voter and consistently one of the top CBS Sports experts picking games against the spread -- and his best bets have helped bring in huge returns. He debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a big way, posting a winning record in his weekly college football best bets column since that point.
He went 59-35-2 (63 percent, plus $2,037) on all his college football picks for SportsLine in 2019, and he also enters Week 3 of the 2020 college football season on a 45-23 streak on his best bets since the start of last year. Anybody who has been following him is way up.
Top Week 3 college football expert predictions
One of Sallee's top college football picks for Week 3: Louisville (-2.5) gets the win and the cover in that 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff from Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. The line has moved up one point from the opener, but Sallee still believes Scott Satterfield's side is a good value in this spot.
Quarterback Micale Cunningham was dynamic in the opener against Western Kentucky, throwing for 343 yards, rushing for 24 and accounting for four total touchdowns as the Cardinals picked up the win and the cover in that matchup. Sallee wasn't as impressed by what he saw from Miami in its win over UAB.
"The Hurricanes offense didn't click as much as I expected against UAB, which is concerning heading into what will likely be a shootout against the Cardinals," Sallee told SportsLine.
How to make Week 3 college football picks
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he's high on, including a team with a "new-look offense" that he believes is being undervalued. You can only see who he's backing at SportsLine.
What are the best bets for Week 3 of college football? And which undervalued team should you be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Barrett Sallee's college football best bets, all from one of the top analysts in the nation who has crushed his picks for SportsLine.