College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 3: Proven computer model loving Oklahoma, Auburn
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 3 college football game 10,000 times
With plenty of non-conference matchups on the Week 3 college football schedule, there are several sizable college football spreads that bettors will need to make the call on. No. 7 Notre Dame is a five-touchdown home favorite against New Mexico in the current college football odds, while No. 3 Georgia is laying 33.5 points to Arkansas State in Athens. In a game at NRG Stadium in Houston, No. 12 Texas (-32) owns one of the largest college football spreads of the week over Rice. And in Central Florida, No. 17 UCF hosts the jet-setting Stanford Cardinal as a 7.5-point favorite, one of the tighter college football lines of Week 3 involving a ranked team. In a season that has already seen massive upsets and nail-biting finishes, there could be plenty of value in college football odds like those. Before locking in any Week 3 college football picks of your own, be sure to see the up-to-the-minute college football predictions from the proven model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past four years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,530 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated college football against the spread picks.
The model enters Week 3 of the 2019 college football season on a blistering 18-6 run on its top-rated picks. It also called Colorado's (+158) upset of Nebraska and was all over Army (+23) against No. 10 Michigan in a game the Black Knights pushed to overtime and covered with plenty of room to spare. Anybody who has been following it is way up. Now, its Week 3 college football predictions are in.
One of the Week 3 college football picks the model is recommending: No. 5 Oklahoma (-23) covers on the road against UCLA. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has picked up where his predecessors at OU left off, and the model projects he'll account for almost 400 yards of total offense this week against a UCLA squad that just lost to San Diego State for the time in 16 matchups.
The Bruins have been overvalued since Chip Kelly took over last season. They've covered just five times in the 14 games he's coached thus far, including an 0-2 start against the spread this season. The model says the Sooners cover in almost 70 percent of simulations.
Another one of the 2019 Week 3 college football predictions from the model: No. 8 Auburn (-35) covers at home against Kent State in a 7 p.m. ET game on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The Tigers were sloppy in a 24-6 victory over Tulane last week that was still in doubt in the fourth quarter. But coming off an emotional win over Oregon, it's understandable that Auburn would have a letdown game, and the model is calling for a more focused performance against a Kent State squad that has struggled mightily.
The Golden Flashes lost 30-7 to Arizona State in Week 1 and then were pushed to overtime against FCS-level Kennesaw State in Week 2. Auburn's dominant defensive line should wreak havoc on Kent State's over-matched offensive line, while the model says Auburn quarterback Bo Nix accounts for over 300 yards of total offense. The Tigers cover the five-touchdown spread in well over 50 percent of simulations. The model also has a slight lean to the over (53).
The model also has made the call on every other FBS matchup in Week 3, including the SEC showdown between No. 2 Alabama and South Carolina, and is calling for a national title contender to get a huge scare. You should see its college football picks before locking in any selections of your own.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence in Week 3? And which national title contender gets a huge scare? Check out the latest Week 3 college football odds below, and then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $4,500 in profit over the past four seasons.
Ohio State at Indiana (+16.5, 61)
NC State at West Virginia (+6.5, 47)
Pittsburgh at Penn State (-17, 51.5)
Arkansas State at Georgia (-33.5, 58)
Air Force at Colorado (-4, 58.5)
New Mexico at Notre Dame (-35, 64)
Stanford at Central Florida (-7.5, 61.5)
Alabama at South Carolina (+25, 60)
USC at BYU (+4, 55.5)
Oklahoma State at Tulsa (+14, 65)
Iowa at Iowa State (+2.5, 44.5)
Colorado State at Arkansas (-9.5, 61)
Arizona State at Michigan State (-14, 42)
Kent State at Auburn (-35, 53)
Florida at Kentucky (+8, 50.5)
Hawaii at Washington (-21, 58.5)
TCU at Purdue (+2.5, 51)
Clemson at Syracuse (+28, 62.5)
Florida State at Virginia (-7.5)
Oklahoma at UCLA (+23, 73)
Texas vs. Rice (+32, 56.5)
Texas Tech at Arizona (+2.5, 77.5)
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