We are only 2 weeks in, but it already looks as though we are in for a fun season of college football. The upsets have been coming thick and fast, which is very good news for bettors who like to take a little gamble on the underdogs. We are off to a flying start with our weekly SU picks for the season, going a perfect 6-0 through the opening 2 weeks. Keep in mind that we tend to go with games that the bookies see as close as opposed to one-sided affairs, so if you have been playing these SU picks in parlays, you should have a decent little profit going at the moment. We are now going to look ahead to Week 3 and make our SU picks for this week. The games that we pick will be those that currently have a team favored to win by 7 points or less, which helps with the NCAAF odds, so let’s get right to it.
College Football SU Picks for Week 3
Virginia Tech Hokies over West Virginia Mountaineers
Let’s get the ball rolling this week by jumping in and taking an underdog right off the bat. The Hokies go on the road with a 2-0 record, which included a surprise win over UNC in the opening week of the season. The Mountaineers bounced back from a loss in Week 1, dropping 66 points on LIU in an expected rout. This is a matchup where the Virginia Tech Hokies have had some real success in recent years, winning 7 of the last 9 meetings with West Virginia.
That is no guarantee of success, though, as they will be facing a West Virginia team that is on a 6-game winning streak in their own building. Still, I am taking a shot and going with the Hokies to win.
Minnesota Golden Gophers over Colorado Buffaloes
Let’s continue with the slight underdog trend for our next pick. The 1-1 Minnesota Golden Gophers go on on the road to Colorado as a 2-point underdog in Week 3. It is worth pointing out that their lone loss this season came at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 1. They gave the Buckeyes all they could handle in a 45-31 loss. One of the things that has me leaning towards the Golden Gophers this weekend is that they have been a very good bet away from home, winning 7 of their last 10 on the road. They have also covered in 10 of their last 15 road games as an underdog, and with the spread on the shorter side, covering here might well mean a win.
Mississippi State Bulldogs over Memphis Tigers
We close out this week’s SU picks by taking a road favorite, with the Mississippi State Bulldogs heading to Memphis favored by 3. Both teams are off to winning starts and come into Week 3 sporting a 2-0 record. It is the Bulldogs, though, who have dominated this matchup, coming into this weekend having won each of their last 10 meetings versus the Memphis Tigers. That includes beating them 5 straight times in Memphis. Overall, they have won just 1 of their last 8 games on the road, but I think they break out of that slump with a win in this one.