The college football season rolls on with a loaded Saturday night of Week 3 action that includes a combination of teams beginning conference play and non-conference battles that could shake up the top 25 in a huge way. There are big games throughout that day, but some of the most anticipated matchups come Saturday night with Texas (-3.5) hosting USC, Ohio State (-13.5) facing TCU in AT&T Stadium in Dallas, and top-ranked Alabama (-22.5) traveling to Ole Miss in a game that has seen the line move a full point and the Over-Under jump from 68.5 to 70.5. With such a loaded schedule and Week 3 college football odds on the move, be sure to check out the Week 3 college football picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. In the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors.
It finished Week 2 of the 2018 season with a bang, hitting 11 of its final 13 top-rated picks and cashing in huge with selections like Kentucky against the spread (+13.5) and on the money line (+410) against Florida, and Arizona State against the spread (+4.5) and on the money line (+165) against Michigan State. Anybody following it finished way, way up.
Now the model has simulated every single play of the Week 3 college football schedule, and you can see the results only over at SportsLine.
One Week 3 college football pick the model loves for the night slate: USC (+3.5) goes on the road and covers against Texas in Austin.
The Longhorns got shocked by Maryland in Week 1 and then struggled to a 28-21 victory over Tulsa in Week 2. This isn't the start to Year 2 that Texas fans had been looking for from coach Tom Herman, and it doesn't get any easier this week.
USC is coming off a tough 17-3 road loss at Stanford, but should be battle-tested after facing one of the toughest teams in the nation. The model is calling for almost 300 yards of passing for USC freshman quarterback JT Daniels as the Trojans cover in over 55 percent of simulations. The model also likes the value of USC (+160) on the money line because it pulls off the upset almost half the time.
Another college football pick you should be all over on Saturday night: Washington (-4.5) rolls against Utah in a Pac-12 battle.
This line has come way down after the Huskies opened at -7.5. Bettors are showing confidence in Utah, a tough team at home that opened the season 2-0, but that's created plenty of value on Washington.
The model is calling for over 200 yards and two touchdowns for veteran Washington quarterback Jake Browning, while Myles Gaskin goes for over 100 yards on the ground.
Don't be deceived by Washington's tight loss to Auburn because the Tigers are a far better opponent than either team Utah has faced (Northern Illinois, Weber State). Back the Huskies with confidence because they cover the spread almost 65 percent of the time.
The model also has a strong selection for the massive top-15 showdown between Ohio State and TCU and is calling for a team with national title aspirations to get absolutely stunned on the road by an underdog.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence in Week 3? And what team shocks college football? Visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from a proven computer model on an 11-2 run that has returned over $4,000 in profit over the past three seasons.