Welcome back to college football picks week three edition. Last week just goes to show you how the gambling gods giveth and they taketh! They gave us the miracle over in Colorado. The Buffs and Huskers scored 41 in the fourth quarter and overtime to push the game over. They taketh with Miami blowing the cover in the last minute against North Carolina. We will take a 2-1 and a wash on the units and move on to week three!
North Carolina St. vs West Virginia
Line: North Carolina St. -6.5 O/U 45.5
Full disclosure. I’m a Mountaineer fan so this could be overreacting fan guy speaking, but these Mountaineers can’t play DEAD! The offense looks terrible and it all starts up front. The offensive line can’t get a push. Last week at Missouri they had 11 drives, 9 of them had negative yardage plays and six of them started out with one! They have 64 TOTAL rushing yards in two games! Until the Mountaineers show me any signs of life, it’s fade city.
PICK: North Carolina St. -6.5 (.5u)
UMASS vs Charlotte
Line: Charlotte -20.5 O/U 66.5
Two of the worst defenses in FBS. The UMASS defense should be renamed the point-a-minutemen. They average giving up over 500+ yards and 46 points per game. Charlotte has the explosive offense to take advantage of it. The 49ers defensive isn’t very good either, given up over 6 yards a play, the Minutemen will put up enough to push us over. Shootout in Charlotte.
PICK: OVER 66.5 (.5u)
Florida vs Kentucky
Line: Florida -8 O/U 48
This is a big time revenge spot for Franks and the Gators. A 27-16 loss that snapped their 31 game winning streak against Kentucky in the swamp last year has to have them motivated for this one. The lose of dynamic playmaker Kadarius Toney and star CB CJ Henderson gave me cause to pause, but Kentucky lost their starting QB Terry Wilson for the rest of the year. The Gators ferocious pass rush and a motivated Felipe Franks should have enough to handle the Wildcats and begin another streak.
PICK: FLORIDA-8 (.5u)
Last Week 2-1 +/- 0u
YTD 5-1 +2u
Well, there are my college football picks for week 3. I’m not going to lie, this was one of my toughest cards to pick, let’s hope I chose wisely! Stopover to Overtimeheroics.net forums and give us your week 3 thoughts! Best of luck everyone!