Free college football picks for week 3 from our betting expert Ross Benjamin & his stellar 4-1 record. He provides us with five more odds to profit from on Saturday’s card.
Air Force vs. Michigan State 12:00 PM ET
I very seldom side with an underdog that I don’t firmly believe has a realistic chance to win the game outright. However, there’s an exception to every rule, and this certainly qualifies as one of them. Michigan State come off a thrilling 31-28 home win over Oregon last Saturday night. The Spartans now have to adjust from playing Oregon’s fast paced wide open attack, and take on Air Force’s precisely run triple option offense. This is also a Falcons team that has gone 12-3 since the start of last season, and will be undeterred by the seemingly insurmountable task ahead of them. This looks to be a flat spot for the Spartans, and with only one week to prepare for a triple option offense which has racked up 822 yards rushing in two games. I like the large underdog in this contest to get inside the number for one of my College Football Picks.
College Football Pick: Play on Air Force +26.5 (-105) at The Greek.
Western Kentucky vs. Indiana 4:00 PM ET
These are a couple of high powered offensive attacks that will expose the defensive units of each team. Western Kentucky is riding a seven game winning streak dating back to last season, and has also gone 9-1 in their last ten non-conference games. I love WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty. The sixth year senior has thrown for 5480 yards, tossed 51 touchdown passes, and was intercepted just 10 times since in his last 15 games. He will be the difference at crunch time.
College Football Pick: Play on Western Kentucky +1.5 (-105) at BetOnline.
Iowa State vs. Toledo 8:00 PM ET
Toledo can’t afford to rest on their laurels after a monumental 16-12 upset as a 23.0 point underdog at Arkansas last week. They get a rare opportunity to host a BIG-12 team at home, and will be out to prove last week was no fluke. The Cyclones are from a “Power Five Conference” but they’re a bottom feeder in every sense of the word. Iowa State has gone 0-7 SU&ATS in their last seven contests as an away underdog, and lost by an average of 38.7 points per game. Toledo is 22-5 in their last 27 at the Glass Bowl, and enters this game looking to make a huge statement.
College Football Pick: Play on Toledo -7.5 (-110) at The Greek.
Ole Miss vs. Alabama 9:15 PM ET
Alabama opened the season by totally manhandling what was supposed to be a physical Wisconsin team. They racked up over 500 yards of total offense against a Badgers defense that was lauded as one of the best stop units in the country heading into 2015. They put forth a workmanlike effort in last Saturday’s 37-10 win over Middle Tennessee State. Now they host an Ole Miss team on Saturday who handed them their only regular season loss last year. Ole Miss has wowed the general public by surpassing the 70 point barrier in each of their first two games against inferior opponents. It will be a whole different atmosphere and animal they’ll face in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.
College Football Pick: Play on Alabama -6.5 (-115) at Pinnacle.
BYU vs. UCLA 10:30 PM ET
This will be a spot where the miracle finishes leading to both BYU wins this year comes to a screeching halt. Granted the Cougars defeated two pretty good teams in Nebraska and Boise State, but UCLA is in a whole different class. Highly touted true freshmen quarterback Josh Rosen has been very good in his first two collegiate starts, throwing for 574 yards and 5 touchdowns. One team is vastly overrated (BYU) and the other (UCLA) is primed for greatness.
College Football Pick: Play on UCLA -16.5 (-110) at Bookmaker.