It isn’t very often that this column starts in earnest with Alabama already having a loss, but that’s where we are. All those questions about whether Texas and Oklahoma are ready for the SEC? Well, Texas looks ready.
Each week, I will use this space to tell you what I think are a few of the best bets heading into the weekend. I will also throw in an upset of the week, which will be a team that is at least a touchdown underdog that I am picking to win outright.
I will also give you picks on other games involving potential College Football Playoff teams. This early in the season, any major conference team that hasn’t lost twice yet is technically still a CFP candidate. So for now, I’ll go with the current top 12 in the AP poll.
Week 1 didn’t go too badly. I was 2-1 in the regular picks, but the upset of the week was upsetting only to me. Here are this week’s picks.
Odds via SportsLine consensus
Week 3 picks
No. 10 Alabama (-32) at South Florida
Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. Alabama is playing just its fourth nonconference road game and the first game on the road against a Group of Five team in the Nick Saban era. Not that there would ever be good timing for this from the USF perspective, this is especially bad timing. Someone is going to have to pay for the relatively lackluster performance Alabama gave at home to Texas last week and that someone is South Florida. I am not sure how the Bulls stay within this line unless the Crimson Tide gets bored. Pick: Alabama (-32)
Colorado State at No. 18 Colorado (-22.5)
Deion Sanders is not just trying to win, he’s trying to send messages. He took the Nebraska rivalry seriously and I expect no less with Colorado State. The Rams have had an extra week to prepare…
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Author : Jerry Palm
Publish date : 2023-09-12 16:57:44
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