Scully's Week 3 NCAAF Betting Picks!
by James ScullyScully unleashes a four-pack of Week 3 NCAAF betting picks to get your wallet primed for the weekend! Home team in caps, and lines subject to change as always. Good luck!
Florida State Seminoles -3 vs SYRACUSE ORANGE (Saturday 12:00 12:00 ET) Bad match-up for Seminoles, who were outgained 535-457 by Samford and didn’t put away FCS rival until late 4th quarter. This came a week after Virginia Tech throttled them at home and it’s easy to identify a major area of concern for FSU: their offensive and defensive lines stink! If you haven’t had a chance to see Syracuse (+3) QB Eric Dungey play, watch this game Saturday! The offensive dynamo is the most valuable player on Orange squad that loves to score and Syracuse knows how to get up for big games in the Dome – they beat #1 Clemson at home last season. Dungey putting up big passing and rushing numbers and talented play caller has an experienced team making plays around him. Florida St. lacks confidence and rotating in a lot of young players in search of the right mix. And Seminoles on 0-5 ATS streak versus opponents off back-to-back SU wins. Home team wins this conference match-up!
Week 3 NCAAF Betting Pick – Bet Syracuse +3 over Florida St.!
Boise State Broncos vs OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS -2.5 (Saturday 3:30 ET) Wrong team favored! Oklahoma St. started slowly versus doormat FCS foe and Cowboys still trying to find groove after losing QB Mason Rudolph and WR James Washington to NFL, with new QB Taylor Cornelius struggling with accuracy as he went 25-for-40 with two interceptions against South Alabama in Week 2. Don’t look for Oklahoma St. to suddenly jell against underrated Boise St. (+2.5) defense that brought back 10 starters. Broncos shut down Troy, who won 11 games last year, on road in opener and Boise St. operates one of the most potent offenses in nation, with senior QB Brett Rypien and an array of talented WRs firing on all cylinders. They’ve got a chance to be special this year and Boise St. makes a statement Saturday by winning in Stillwater!
Week 3 NCAAF Betting Pick – Bet Boise St. +2.5 over Oklahoma St.!
Alabama Crimson Tide -21 vs MISSISSIPPI REBELS (Saturday 7:00 ET) Ole Miss can score against weaker teams but defense an enormous concern against juggernaut opponent. From two games, Rebels surrendering 34 points, 355 passing yards and 202 rushing yards per game; they were trailing 38-35 to FCS opponent Southern Illinois (4-7 last year) at halftime last week and didn’t put game away until Swiss cheese defense returned an interception 88 yards in 4th quarter. They’re going to get run over this weekend! Alabama (-21) pounded Mississippi 66-3 in 2017 and has averaged 50.3 points a game verses overmatched opponent the last three years. Tide continues to feast Saturday! Bet Alabama (-20.5) over Mississippi!
Week 3 NCAAF Betting Pick– Bet Alabama -21 over Mississippi!
Oregon State Beavers vs NEVADA WOLFPACK -3 (Saturday 7:00 ET) Oregon St. has failed to cover four straight road games and 1-7 ATS in last eight away games. And they’ll continue to struggle in a tough environment against Nevada (-3), who is 5-0 ATS in their last five at home. Following back-to-back bowls in 2014-15, Wolfpack has struggled at times the past two seasons but has an experienced team back led by QB Ty Gangi and a nice group of WRs. Nevada held its own in 1st half at Vanderbilt last week and will bounce back at home against suspect Oregon St. defense that has already allowed 102 points this year.
Week 3 NCAAF Betting Pick – Bet Nevada -3 over Oregon St.!