2019 College Football Week 3 Odds, Overview & Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 9, 2019 in

Week 2 of the season saw some near upsets, and saw some ranked matchups that could affect the college football playoffs. College Football Week 3 is here, and although there are no matchups with ranked teams playing each other, there are still some games that could make waves in the conference standings. Let’s take a look at the top matchups and make some NCAAF Betting predictions on the outcomes of those games.

2019 College Football Week 3 Odds, Overview & Picks

#19 Iowa Hawkeyes @ Iowa State Cyclones (-1)

Ames, Iowa will be the place to be on Saturday, as the College Gameday crew from ESPN will make their first appearance at Iowa State University. This game is highly contested every year, and this year will be the same, as both teams are off to undefeated starts.

Iowa State will be coming off a bye week, after defeating Northern Iowa in overtime. The Cyclones lost a lot from last year’s team, and their inexperience showed against UNI.

Iowa comes to Ames at 2-0. They defeated Miami, Ohio and shut out Rutgers last week in their Big 10 opener.

Although Ames will be a crazy atmosphere, the Hawkeyes are the better football team. Iowa comes to Iowa State and knocks off the Cyclones.

#1 Clemson Tigers @ Syracuse Orange (+25)

Clemson struggled to beat Syracuse last season. This was one of the games that many predicted could give Clemson trouble this season. Then Maryland put a beatdown on Syracuse, and Clemson handled #11 Texas A&M, thus you get a 25 point spread.

Even though this game is at Syracuse, the Orange lost a lot from last year’s team, and they have struggled early on this season. Clemson should win this game by 30.

#24 USC Trojans @ BYU Cougars (+4)

When quarterback JT Daniels went down for USC, everyone thought that the season was lost. Then backup QB Kedon Slovis came to the rescue, beat Stanford, and everything is right in the world for the men of Troy.

BYU is coming off of a victory over Tennessee. Provo is always a tough place to play.

Even though they’ll struggle, USC will score late and win by a touchdown.

Arizona State Sun Devils @ #18 Michigan State Spartans (-11)

The Spartans defense has been spectacular this season. In their two wins, their defense has allowed -6 yards. Although those two games have been against Tulsa and Western Michigan, this is still quite an accomplishment.

MSU went to Tempe last year and the Spartans were upset by Herm Edwards and the Sun Devils. The Spartans will be out for revenge.

Michigan State hasn’t played anyone yet, but neither has Arizona State. They have struggled in their two victories over Kent State and Sacramento State.

Look for Michigan State to win this one 24-10.

#5 Oklahoma Sooners @ UCLA Bruins (+21)

Everyone was expecting better things from Chip Kelly’s Bruins in year 2. Unfortunately, that has happened yet, as UCLA has been beaten by Cincinnati and San Diego State. Game 3 doesn’t get any easier, as the Bruins host the Oklahoma Sooners.

Oklahoma has looked great in the first 2 games. They have scored a ton of points against Houston and South Dakota. Lincoln Riley’s offense led by Jalen Hurts looks like an unstoppable unit.

UCLA won’t have an answer for the Sooners, and they’ll steamroll the Bruins.