College Football Week 3 Betting Preview
The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will face their first conference opponent of the season this weekend when they play host to the South Carolina Gamecocks.
At the Bovada Sportsbook Georgia is set as a 27.5-point favorite. Last week Georgia dominated the Ball State Cardinals 45-3 but delivered a push for bettors as 42-point favorites. The Bulldogs have won 19 in a row straight up with a 10-8-1 record against the spread. At home the Bulldogs are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
South Carolina posted its first win of the season last week by getting past the Furman Paladins 47-21 as 17.5-point favorites. On the road the Gamecocks are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games but that includes going 3-1 ATS in their last four outings.
Last season Georgia easily defeated South Carolina 48-7 as 25-point road favorites. In this matchup the Bulldogs are 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in the last 10 games, but at home to the Gamecocks the Bulldogs are 2-7 ATS in their last nine meetings.
Washington a road favorite at Michigan State
Also on tap this weekend, the No. 8 Washington Huskies visit the Michigan State Spartans as 16.5-point road favorites.
Washington defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 43-10 last week but failed to cover as 34-point favorites. The Huskies have won nine straight games with a 5-4 ATS record, but as road favorites they’re a disappointing 1-6 ATS in their last seven outings.
Michigan State improved to 2-0 SU and ATS last week with a 45-14 win over the Richmond Spiders as 29-point favorites. As an underdog the Spartans are 2-6 SU and 2-4-2 ATS in their last eight games. The Spartans have had trouble against teams with winning records and sport a 1-4-2 ATS record in their last seven games against them.
Last season Washington defeated Michigan State 39-28 as 3.5-point betting favorites.
Tennessee set as chalk on the road at Florida
Heading back to the SEC, the No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers visit the Florida Gators this weekend as 7-point road favorites.
Tennessee got past the Austin Peay Governors 30-13 last week but failed to cover as huge 48.5-point favorites. The Volunteers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games, and as a road favorite they’re 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games.
Florida dropped to 0-2 ATS on the season last week after defeating the McNeese State Cowboys 49-7 as 48-point favorites. The Gators are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games at home. As a home underdog the Gators have won four in a row ATS and they’re 7-2 ATS in their last nine such outings.
Last season Tennessee edged Florida 38-33 as 11-point favorites. At home versus the Volunteers the Gators have won nine straight with a 5-3-1 ATS record.