Week 3 Predictions and Picks ATS

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(25) Iowa 38 Western Michigan 7

• Iowa better pick it up on Offense and take advantage of a WMU team that’s struggled on Defense. Last week the Broncos gave up 45 points in the first half vs Syracuse. I expect a big game from Cade McNamara at QB and wouldn’t be surprised if the Hawkeyes score 49-56 points. 

(24) UCLA 52 NCCU 14

(23) WSU 63 Northern Colorado 10

(22) Miami 59 Bethune Cookman 3

(21) Duke 42 Northwestern 17

• Northwestern showed a spark last week in a blowout win vs UTEP but I expect them to fall back down to earth this week. Riley Leonard and the Blue Devils will win this game easily. 

(20) UNC 31 Minnesota 26

• My formula has UNC winning this game by 5 and I’m going to trust it. Last week my formula had Appalachian State covering and they were close to pulling off a big upset. I believe Minnesota will keep this one close but I always trust Drake Maye to get the Tar Heels the Victory. 

(19) Oklahoma 49 Tulsa 14

(18) Colorado 42 Colorado State 21

• College Gameday is heading to Boulder and I fully expect the Buffs to be 3-0 but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rams get a backdoor cover. Shedeur Sanders has excellent numbers this season but he’s been facing a lot of pressure. The Rams will need to play flawless on offense and create some turnovers on defense to have an opportunity to win.

(17) Ole Miss 42 Georgia Tech 24

• Last week the Rebels struggled vs Tulane for three quarters and the Green Wave were without star QB Michael Pratt. Haynes King has showed some promise for the Yellowjackets and I expect GT to cover the 21 point spread. Ultimately Quinshon Judkins and Jaxson Dart will be too much for GT and the Rebels pull away late.

(16) Oregon State 35 SDSU 14

Missouri 27 (15) Kansas State 24

• I’m going with the upset here. Missouri is at Home and they need a big statement win. I know what you’re thinking “Missouri only beat MTSU by 4 and KSU won vs Troy by 29”, which is true but this sets up a perfect trap opportunity for the Tigers. My formula likes Missouri to cover the 5 point spread but with a big game from Luther Burden III I believe they can win straight up.

(14) LSU 31 Mississippi State 24

• LSU is the better overall team in this game with much more talent but the Bulldogs are home and playing with confidence. Mississippi State has been running the ball a lot more this season but this might be a game where they need Will Rogers to light up the Tigers secondary. I believe Jayden Daniels ultimately leads LSU to a win but I expect Mississippi State to hang around and cover the 10 point spread.

(13) Oregon 52 Hawaii 19

(12) Utah 38 Weber State 14

Florida 27 (11) Tennessee 24

• Last week my formula LOVED Texas so much I ended up picking them to win straight up. This week my formula has Florida as a 1 point underdog so I obviously like them +7 but I’m going to also take them to win outright. I didn’t think I could do this after seeing them vs Utah but Tennessee beat a really bad UVA team and struggled vs Austin Peay. I believe the Gators Defense will cause problems for Joe Milton and he struggles with his accuracy anyway. It’s very scary backing any team led by Graham Mertz and he will have to play excellent for the Gators to pull off the upset. 

(10) Alabama 45 USF 14

(9) Notre Dame 49 CMU 7

(8) Washington 45 Michigan State 14

• My formula is actually leaning Michigan State +16.5 but I’m going to override it and pick the Huskies to cover. The Spartans just lost HC Mel Tucker and the Huskies offense is electrifying led by QB Michael Penix Jr and stud Wide Receivers. 

(7) PSU 31 Illinois 17

• I believe Penn State is a legit CFP contender and has an excellent chance to win the B10 East. I’ve been very impressed with QB Drew Allar and I love the RB duo of Singleton and Allen. Last week Illinois lost to Kansas and the secondary looked vulnerable. I expect Drew Allar to throw for 250+ yards 3 TDs and get PSU the win but I expect the Illini to play tough and possibly get the backdoor cover.

(6) Ohio State 49 WKU 24

• Ohio State has decided to roll with Kyle McCord as their QB1 and they’ll need him to play well vs a feisty Hilltoppers team. I expect this to be a high scoring game with WKU putting up a good number of points as well. WKU is led by star QB Austin Reed and they get dominant WR Malachi Corley back for this matchup. Marvin Harrison Jr, TreVeyon Henderson, Miyan Williams and Emeka Egbuka will be too much to stop for the Hilltoppers but I fully expect WKU to score 20+ in this game. 

(4) Texas 45 Wyoming 10

• I know Wyoming beat Texas Tech in week 1 but they’re no matchup for the Longhorns. I expect Texas to win this game comfortably. 

(3) Florida State 41 Boston College 17

(2) Michigan 49 Bowling Green 7

(1) Georgia 35 South Carolina 14

• The Gamecocks Offensive Line is a BIG concern in this game and the Dawgs should be able to create a ton of pressure. Spencer Rattler has actually been outstanding despite his OL play. I expect Brock Bowers to make a big impact in this one as he’s been relatively quiet so far in 2023. UGA wins, South Carolina covers the 27.5 though. 

Thursday

Miami 56 Bethune Cookman 7

Memphis 27 Navy 17

Friday

UTSA 20 Army 20

Maryland 34 Virginia 21

Air Force 31 Utah State 14

Best Unranked Games

Wisconsin 42 Georgia Southern 27

JMU 23 Troy 21

Cincinnati 34 Miami OH 20

South Alabama 24 Oklahoma State 17

Arkansas 27 BYU 20

West Virginia 27 Pittsburgh 24

• The BACKYARD BRAWL is HERE and I expect it to be a back and forth dog fight with many lead changes. I lean WVU at home especially after how poor the Panthers looked vs Cincinnati.

Purdue 28 Syracuse 24

TCU 28 Houston 17

Remaining Games

Ohio 24 Iowa State 21

Liberty 28 Buffalo 24

Louisville 34 Indiana 20

Wake Forest 35 Old Dominion 24

EMU 31 UMass 24

NCSU 59 VMI 7

Appalachian State 31 ECU 24

UConn 27 FIU 24

California 35 Idaho 27

Texas A&M 42 ULM 10

Tulane 30 Southern Miss 20

Georgia State 37 Charlotte 21

UCF 34 Villanova 20

Coastal Carolina 49 Duquesne 12

Louisiana 31 UAB 27

Louisiana Tech 35 North Texas 32

Nebraska 31 Northern Illinois 10

Auburn 45 Samford 17

Toledo 38 SJSU 35

Texas Tech 59 Tarleton State 14

UNLV 31 Vanderbilt 28

Kentucky 42 Akron 14

Clemson 38 FAU 17

New Mexico 27 NMSU 23

Arizona State 31 Fresno State 28

Kansas 45 Nevada 14

Arizona 42 UTEP 27

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