Week 3 of NCAA Football is fast approaching, so we thought it was time to bring you some more of our expert college Football Picks.
Before moving on to the picks though, let’s take a look at the latest betting to be CFP National Championship Winner in 2022.
|NCAAF Championship Winner Betting|
|Alabama Crimson Tide||+200||+240||+230|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||+550||+500||+600|
Pre-season favorites, Alabama Crimson Tide has seen their odds slightly trimmed with some sportsbooks.
BetUS has the defending champions at +200, while it is still possible to get +240 with some of the other major sportsbooks.
At the start of the season, Clemson Tigers were second favorites at +400. After a tough start that seen the Tigers defeated 10-3 to Georgia Bulldogs, the Tigers have seen their odds drift substantially.
The Tigers are now at odds of +800 on some Moneylines.
As for the Bulldogs, they are now the second favorite at odds of just +400. Now let us have a look at some of the fixtures coming up in week 3.
The first match of week 3 sees Ohio Bobcats visit Cajun Field to take on Louisiana Lafayette on Thursday.
It’s fair to say there’s not much expectation on Ohio to get anything from this match, as they are +850 on the Moneyline with BetUS.
The Bobcats currently sit fourth in the MAC East League with a 0-2 record.
So far this season, they have lost 28-26 to Duquesne Dukes and 29-9 to Syracuse Orange. Both at home!
As for the Bobcats’ opponents, Louisiana Lafayette, they have a 1-1 record and sit third in Group B of the Sun Belt Conference.
Louisiana started their season off with a 38-18 defeat away to Texas. They then followed that up with a 27-24 win over Nicholls State Colonels last weekend.
I expect Louisiana to win this and take their record to 2-1.
On the Moneyline against Ohio, Louisiana is -1400 though. So with no great value there, let’s have a look at some other betting markets!
On the game line spread, Louisiana is -110 at a -20 start. Ohio is the same odds with a +20 start.
The total points spread is set at 57.5 points, with odds of -110 for over, and -110 for under.
Ohio’s two matches this season have yielded 54 and 38 points, respectively. Louisiana’s two fixtures have seen game totals of 56 and 51 points.
So far this season both teams have failed to reach the spread. But on three of the four occasions, it has been mightily close.
In this matchup, the gulf in class looks huge. So I believe that Louisiana will score heavily, and the spread will be bettered at Cajun Field on Thursday.
So over 57.5 points are my first pick of the weekend.
The next fixture I want to look at this week involves favorites to win the playoffs, Alabama.
The Crimson Tide head to the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday to take on Florida Gators.
Both sides are two from two this season, but the best sportsbooks believe it will be the visitors that leave ‘The Swamp’ with their winning run still intact.
On the Moneyline, Florida Gators are +500. While the visitors, Alabama are -700.
On the spread line, Florida is -110 with a +15.5 points start. While starting at -15.5, Alabama is also -110.
The over/under total for the match is set at 59 points.
In their two wins this season, Florida have won 35-14 at home to Atalanta, and 42-20 away to South Florida. Only one of those matches beats the 59 points total.
Alabama has won both their two matches this season. And for my prediction, I can’t see anything other than they making it three from three.
They started with a 44-13 away win at the Miami Hurricanes. Then followed that up with a 48-14 home win over Mercer Bears. Again, only one result beat the 59 points over/under total.
A match away to Florida Gators is a step up in the class of opposition for Alabama.
So for this reason, I’m not going to take on the over 59 points total, as it could be lower scoring than Alabama’s previous two wins. I’m not going to oppose it either, as Alabama is well capable of racking up a high score yet!
I do think that Alabama at -15.5 on the spread is good value. The Crimson Tide have beaten this spread with ease in their opening two matches.
And even though Florida has won their two matches by 21 and 22 points respectively, I don’t think they can get close to Alabama.
The Moneyline tells us all we need to know there!
Therefore my second NCAAF betting pick is Alabama to win from -15.5 on the spread line.
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