College Football Week 3 Betting Odds Preview

A three-pack of Top 25 matchups highlights the Week 3 college football schedule, starting with a prime SEC battle between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 11 Florida Gators.

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Crimson Tide are 16-point road favorites. Alabama has won 16 in a row straight up with an 11-5 record against the spread. Last week, Alabama let down bettors in its 48-14 win over Mercer as a 54-point favorite.

Florida is 2-0 on the season but failed to cover the spread in either win, including last week’s 42-20 victory over South Florida as a 29-point favorite. In their last eight games, the Gators are 1-6-1 ATS, while as a home underdog, they’re 4-5 SU and 5-4 ATS in their last nine.

Last season, Alabama defeated Florida 52-46 as a 16-point road favorite. The Crimson Tide have won seven straight against the Gators at 5-2 ATS.

Total has gone UNDER in Auburn’s last 6 road games

Also on the weekend schedule is a ranked matchup between the No. 22 Auburn Tigers and the No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions. At Bovada, the Nittany Lions are 6-point home favorites.

Auburn crushed Alabama State 62-0 as a 49.5-point favorite last week to improve to 2-0 SU and ATS. However, as an underdog, the Tigers have lost four in a row SU and ATS, and they’re 2-9 SU and 3-8 ATS in their last 11. For totals bettors, the Tigers have gone UNDER the total in six straight road games.

Penn State has won six straight SU and ATS. At home, the Nittany Lions are on a three-game winning streak SU and ATS, but prior to that streak they’d dropped eight straight ATS. Against opponents from the SEC, the Nittany Lions have lost five straight both SU and ATS.

Cougars have won 3 of last 4 as home underdogs

The last ranked matchup on tap this week features the No. 19 Arizona State Sun Devils at the No. 23 BYU Cougars as a 3.5-point road favorite.

Arizona State has started the season 2-0 SU and 0-2 ATS following last week’s 37-10 win over the UNLV Rebels as a 34.5-point favorite. As a road favorite, the Sun Devils have been a disappointment at 4-4 SU and 3-5 ATS in their last eight and 3-7 ATS in their last 10.

BYU is coming off a 26-17 upset win over the Utah Utes as a 7-point underdog. With the win, the Cougars improved to 13-1 SU and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games. At home, they have won 10 straight at 6-3-1 ATS, and they’re 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four as a home underdog.