Get Ready For College Football Week 3 - Break Down Of Early Betting Values

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:00 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 4:00 PM UTC

Our college football handicapping professional shares three teams he deems to have some early betting value. Be sure to read his shrewd observations on these games.

I’ll be sharing what I believe to be some early betting values for College Football week 3. Please keep in mind, early betting value is the key phrase, and this isn’t a firm commitment for any of my college football picks.

All the college football point spreads in this article are courtesy of top rated sportsbook 5Dimes. Be sure to visit their website and take advantage of some of their very attractive cash bonuses.


Colorado +20.5 vs. Michigan
The 4th ranked Wolverines have lived up to the hype during its first two games. Although, the victories came over Hawaii and Central Florida. Those two teams went a combined 3-22 a season ago.

Despite the Wolverines being nearly a 3-touchdown home favorite this coming Saturday, I’m here to tell you, don’t go to sleep on Colorado. The Buffaloes are 2-0 SU&ATS through their first two contests, outscored those opponents by a combined 100-14, and piled up 1175 yards of total offense. I’m not calling for the outright upset, but it would be surprising to me if this game isn’t closer than expected.


Ohio +27.5 vs. Tennessee
This looks to be a flat spot for Tennessee. They’re coming off a decisive 45-24 win over Virginia Tech. That game was played at Bristol Speedway before a NCAA record 156,000 fans. Now they return home to face a MAC team that already has a loss to Texas State on their resume. Furthermore, Tennessee will be looking ahead to a home date (9/24) against Florida. Tennessee has lost 11 straight times to the Gators, and strongly feel like this year will bring them big time revenge.

Don’t be fooled by Ohio’s 56-54 upset loss to Texas State. They rebounded nicely last Saturday to win 37-21 as a 2.5-point underdog at Kansas. They have enough talent to make this game closer than most pundits college football predictions will indicate.


Notre Dame -7.5 vs. Michigan State
Let’s start by saying this, Michigan State enters this week ranked #12, and conversely Notre Dame is at #18. Yet, it’s Notre Dame who’s the better than a touchdown favorite. That point spread in itself speaks volumes.

This is a perfect opportunity for Notre Dame to atone for their season-opening overtime loss at Texas. Furthermore, if they can do so in emphatic fashion against what’s perceived to be a top quality opponent, it will serve their resume well. Besides, I firmly believe this 2016 Michigan State team is vastly overrated.

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