September 16, 2021

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: College Football Week 3 Best Bets

It is time for another beautiful weekend of college football. Let's have ourselves a good, football-filled day. There is a lot of football to be watched so that means there are a lot of bets to be made.

The board is looking great this week, let's take advantage. As always, please remember to bet responsibly.

*Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook 

Cincinnati -3.5 (-110) at Indiana

There has to be a catch here. How in the world is the eighth-ranked team in the country only giving 3.5 to Indiana? Cincinnati has been rolling this season. Sure, the level of competition has not been great, but Indiana did not look good at all against Iowa in Week 1. Expect Cincinnati to blow out Indiana. 

This line should have been around 8.5 points. Are the books still holding onto the fluke season that Indiana had last year? If so, let's take advantage and fade Indiana until they catch on.

Virginia Tech +2.5 (-106) at West Virginia 

Again, I feel like I am being set up. West Virginia is a lot better than what they looked like against Maryland, but a 2.5 point favorite over Virginia Tech? I can see Virginia Tech being a 2.5 point favorite because this game is in Morgantown, but let's take advantage of this number.

While West Virginia has won their last six games at home, Virginia Tech has won seven of their last nine matchups against West Virginia and is 5-2 ATS in the last seven matchups.

Both teams are pretty evenly balanced on both sides of the ball, but Virginia Tech has a clear talent advantage. Take Tech and the points.

Georgia Tech at Clemson -28.5 (-102)

It's time to forget about Clemson's sluggish performance against Georgia. They smoked South Carolina while Georgia Tech picked up a big win against Kennesaw State, which is an FCS school.

Simply put, Clemson is far better at everything than Georgia Tech. The Tigers should win this one easily. And they should win big.

Auburn at Penn State: Under 52.5 (-110)

Auburn is actually the No. 1 scoring offense in the country right now, averaging 61 points per game. While those games came against Akron and Alabama State, Bo Nix has looked very impressive so far this season. He is completing 74% of his passes and has a QBR of 199.2. Don't expect a repeat performance, though, against this Penn State defense.

On the season, Penn State is allowing just 11 PPG and 3.9 yards per play. They have a +5 turnover margin and made Wisconsin's offense look like a high school team. Penn State's defense should be a big test for Nix and the Tigers, especially in State College. 

Alabama 1H -8.5 (-110) vs Florida (Bovada)

The FanDuel Sportsbook does not have the first half spreads up, so we'll settle for Bovada here. 

Alabama has looked unstoppable so far this season. Sophomore sensation Bryce Young has completed 70% of his passes and is the first Alabama quarterback to throw seven touchdowns in his first two starts. Florida's defense has been very impressive to start the season, but they have not faced anyone who is even in the same universe as Alabama yet.

Both Anthony Richardson and Emory Jones are rotating snaps and this may be the game where Richardson finally takes over the starting role. However, the first half will probably serve as that official audition for the starting job. As the saying goes, if you have two quarterbacks, then you have zero quarterbacks.

Look for Alabama to punch Florida in the mouth early.

Nebraska vs Oklahoma -22.5 (-110)

A once historic rivalry is restored as Nebraska will travel to Norman for the first time since 2008.

While the Nebraska defense has only allowed 13 points per game, they have not faced an offense like Oklahoma. On the season, the Sooners are averaging 526 yards per game and have scored 58 points per game. If Nebraska has any chance to win, they have to hope they catch Oklahoma on a bad day. The Sooners almost lost in Week 1 to Tulane but even then, Spencer Rattler and the Oklahoma offense looked sharp.

Nebraska is in a bad spot as a program and when they get rolled by Oklahoma, it will only get worse. Look for Oklahoma to win this game big. I don't think that Nebraska has a chance in this one.

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