Another glorious weekend of football is upon us, and you know what that means: We don’t have to bet on baseball anymore! I went 7-5 last week (2-1 on locks) in college football, which is alright, but nowhere near good enough. I’ve got three locks for you again this week, along with nine other picks. We’re going 12-0 this week, baby.
Coastal Carolina vs. Buffalo Over 58
The Chanticleers travel to Buffalo to face the Bulls for the first time in program history. I absolutely love the over in this game. The total has gone over in six of Coastal’s last seven games, as well as 10 of Buffalo’s last 15. Both teams are coming off of a 2020 campaign where their offense finished in the top 20 in scoring. Buffalo (5) averaged 43.4 points per game, while Coastal (18) averaged 37.2 per game. For whatever reason, these teams put points on the board in Week 3. The over has hit four of the last five years on Week 3 for Coastal, and five of the last seven for Buffalo. Coastal’s defense does not impress me this year. They just gave up 22 points, at home, to Kansas. Both of these teams will look to light up the board this week. Take the over.
Purdue +7 vs. Notre Dame
Here’s the thing: I think Notre Dame sucks. They let Florida State, who’s also terrible, come back and force OT, then almost dropped one at home to Toledo. Purdue, on the other hand, has had a strong start to the season. They are fresh off a dominant 49-0 win against UConn, so I think they’ll be flying high coming into this one. The Boilermakers have dropped the last six games of this matchup, but they are 4-2 against the spread in those games. The Fighting Irish are just 1-4 ATS in their last five contests. Purdue QB Jack Plummer has been great, so far, throwing for over 550 yards, six touchdowns and no picks. He could have a big day against a Notre Dame defense who currently ranks 88 in the country. Purdue loves playing as an underdog. They are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games when playing as a dog. If Notre Dame wins, I don’t see how it could be more than a touchdown. Roll with the Boilermakers in this one.
Alabama vs. Florida Over 60
I’m not thrilled about having two overs in my locks, but I love them both so we’re taking them. The over has hit the last five times these teams have played. Bama’s offense, as always, is a machine so they should have no problem at all scoring against Florida. This one will probably get out of hand early, especially if Emory Jones continues to turn the ball over. Despite failing to cover against inferior competition this season, Florida’s offense is pretty good. They are averaging 38.5 points per game and could certainly put a couple touchdowns on the board in garbage time. It is also worth noting that the total has gone over in seven of the Tide’s last eight Week 3 games. We’ll have to rely on Alabama to do a bulk of the scoring in this one, but that should not be a problem. Look for this game to go over in the Swamp.
Army -33.5 vs. UConn New Mexico +30 vs. Texas A&M Nevada -1.5 vs. Kansas State Iowa vs. Kent State U56.5 Memphis vs. Miss State O64.5 Arkansas St. +16 vs. Washington Marshall -10 vs. East Carolina Boise St. -3.5 vs. Oklahoma St. Arizona St. vs. BYU O51
I love the board this weekend. Almost as much as I love winning you money. There’s no way we won’t go undefeated.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.