College Football Week 3 expert picks & predictions: Pros all over Tennessee-Florida under – CBSSports.com
College football’s first two weekends were full of upsets and surprises. This week’s games will attract even more bets from average Joes and professional bettors.
No. 3 Clemson Tigers is a field goal favorite over No. 14 Louisville Cardinals , No. 24 Florida Gators is favored by 4.5 at home against No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers , and top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide is a 28.5-point favorite against 2-1 Colorado State Rams in a game that has seen the line move up already.
With so many eye-popping games and so many college football odds changing, you’ll want to know to what the “sharps” are picking. They’re the guys who make their entire living betting sports. Ignoring them means throwing away your money and banking on luck.
SportsLine tapped into its Vegas sources to see who the pros are on and what they found out was shocking: Pro bettors are all over Sam Darnold and Southern California Trojans at home against Texas Longhorns . Their max bets on USC moved the line from USC -14 all the way to -17. Why is that shocking? Texas has scored 97 points in the first two games under offensive mastermind Tom Herman and just shut out San Jose State 56-0.
BookMaker doesn’t expect the line to climb above 17.
Similarly, The Greek Sportsbook took sharp money on USC -15.5, but other professionals backed Texas when the line hit 16 and then again when it hit 17. By Friday, the line had receded to -15.5 at several books.
The pros were also jumping on Boston College Eagles , now a 13-point home dog to Notre Dame Fighting Irish . The Fighting Irish lost last week in