Week 3 College Football and Week 2 NFL Point Spreads – Auburn -10 versus LSU

Written By Billy Attridge

As we embark on Week 3 College Football, bettors now have 100% more data than last week.  That fact does not stop lines from flying all over the place upon release to the masses Sunday night.  Below are several interesting games this upcoming week, with the opening spreads in bold, and the current number to the right of it.

Notable College Football Opening Spreads (BetOnline.ag):

Oklahoma @ Iowa State (+13,+18)

Boise State @ Oklahoma State (-4.5, -3.5)

BYU @ Wisconsin (-24, -23)

West Virginia @ NC State (-3, +4)

LSU @ Auburn (-8.5, -10)

Duke @ Baylor (+4, -2)

Alabama @ Mississippi (+22.5, +19.5)

USC @ Texas (N/A)

Ohio State @ TCU (+8.5, +13.5)

Washington @ Utah (+6.5, +5.5)

Arizona State @ San Diego State (+1.5, +3)

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*Oklahoma opened -13 for their road match-up with the Iowa State Cyclones, but quickly moved out to -17.  Oklahoma has cruised to victories over FAU and UCLA, impressing with an offense that’s averaging 11.0 yards per pass attempt.

*BYU (opened +24) has been bet down swiftly to 21.5, where it currently remains.  After a win at Arizona, BYU fell at home to California.  Can they go on the road and stop Wisconsin’s rushing attack that is averaging 6.6 yards per carry behind Heisman hopeful Jonathan Taylor?

*Auburn opened 8.5-point home favorites, but that number ballooned to -11 before we saw resistance; settling in at -10.  LSU attracted professional money on their season-long wins under 7.5, but will this number close under double digits?

*Also of note, the Baylor move from +4 to -2 coincides with the announcement of star QB Daniel Jones of Duke being out indefinitely with a fractured collarbone.

Here’s the remaining Week 3 College Football slate:

Boston College -4.5 @ Wake Forrest

Tennessee Tech @ Utah State (N/A)

Memphis -26 vs. Georgia State

Tennessee -29.5 vs. UTEP

Indiana -14 vs. Ball State

Maryland -14 vs. Temple

Florida International -4 vs. Massachusetts

Miami -10 @ Toledo

Army -6.5 vs. Hawaii

Penn State -35 vs. Kent State

Central Florida -13.5 @ North Carolina

Old Dominion -2.5 @ Charlotte

Florida State -2.5 @ Syracuse

Oklahoma -18 @ Iowa State

Nebraska -8.5 vs. Troy

Kansas -3 vs. Rutgers

Virginia Tech -29 vs. East Carolina

Georgia Tech -3 @ Pittsburgh

Notre Dame -15 vs. Vanderbilt

Virginia -7 vs. Ohio

Michigan -35 vs. SMU

Appalachian State -16 vs. Southern Mississippi

Minnesota -14 vs. Miami Ohio

South Florida -9.5 vs. Illinois

Northern Illinois -14 vs. Central Michigan

Clemson -34.5 vs. Georgia Southern

New Mexico -6.5 vs. New Mexico State

Tulane -3.5 @ UAB

Florida -19.5 vs. Colorado State

Houston @ Texas Tech (N/A)

Kansas State -21 vs. Texas San Antonio

Arkansas -7.5 vs. North Texas

Oregon -41 vs. San Jose State

Buffalo -4 vs. Eastern Michigan

Nevada -4.5 vs. Oregon State

Arkansas State -1 vs. Tulsa

South Alabama -11 vs. Texas State

Georgia -31 vs. Middle Tennessee State

South Carolina -12.5 vs. Marshall

Missouri -7.5 @ Purdue

Northwestern -21 vs. Akron

Mississippi State -31.5 vs. UL Lafayette

Texas A&M -26 vs. UL Monroe

Louisville -20.5 vs. Western Kentucky

Fresno State @ UCLA (N/A)

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Week 2 NFL Opening Spreads:

Baltimore (-1.5) @ Cincinnati

Indianapolis @ Washington (-5)

Carolina @ Atlanta (-4.5)

Minnesota @ Green Bay (-1.5)

Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5) @ Buffalo

Houston @ Tennessee (N/A – Marcus Mariota)

Kansas City @ Pittsburgh (-5)

Miami (-1.5) @ New York Jets

Philadelphia (-3.5) @ Tampa Bay

Cleveland @ New Orleans (-8)

Arizona @ Los Angeles Rams (-10)

Detroit @ San Francisco (-3)

New England (-1.5) @ Jacksonville

Oakland @ Denver (-4.5)

New York Giants @ Dallas (-3)

Seattle @ Chicago (-3)

*The Bills open up getting just over a TD at home versus the Chargers, as they looked dreadful in nearly every aspect of their first game.  The offensive line was overwhelmed throughout, and they had no answer for Baltimore’s offense.

*After Tampa Bay’s impressive offensive output on the road versus New Orleans (48-40), the Buccaneers host defending champion Philadelphia as a 3.5-point underdog.  The Eagles will look to put forth a better effort offensively, as they have to feel fortunate to have won and covered against Atlanta after averaging just 3.6 yards per play.