Afternoon College Football Betting Cheat Sheet: Odds, Angles for the 3:30 Slate

Aug 31, 2019 01:45 PM EDT
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  • Get prepped for betting the afternoon slate of Week 1 college football games with our cheat sheet.
  • It covers Duke vs. Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET), South Carolina vs. North Carolina (3:30 p.m. ET), Northwestern at Stanford (4 p.m. ET) and Georgia State at Tennessee (4 p.m. ET)

The first games have kicked off. Hopefully they’re going well for you.

Now it’s time to gear up for the next slate, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The full articles can be found below each excerpt.

Odds below via PointsBet.

Sharp Report

Here’a an excerpt from our Saturday college football sharp report, which hits on six games.

Heavy Alabama support got this line up to five full touchdowns (-35) as recently as early this week, but that was too high according to sharps.

Five of the seven Duke Bet Signals we’ve tracked have come since Tuesday, with pros hitting the Blue Devils at lines down to +33.5.

Sharp angle: Duke (moved from +35 to +32.5)

South Carolina vs. North Carolina Betting Guide

  • Line: South Carolina -11
  • Over/Under: 63
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Angle: I don’t think a lot of people realize how fast-paced South Carolina has played recently under Will Muschamp. The Gamecocks ranked 11th nationally in plays per minute and adjusted pace last season, and were 35th in explosiveness on offense. I tend to reflexively remember his disastrous Florida offenses that couldn’t move the ball and associate him with a slower pace. — Steve Petrella

Northwestern at Stanford

  • Line: Stanford -6
  • Over/Under: 47.5
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET

Angle: Week 1 has also presented a more optimal time to take favorites, perhaps because the market is often hesitant to accept major differences in team strength before seeing the teams play.

Ranked home teams favored by three touchdowns or less have gone 39-18-0 (68.4%) ATS in Week 1 since ’05. Such teams getting less than half the bets have gone 8-1 ATS. — Danny Donahue

Georgia State at Tennessee

  • Line: Tennessee -26
  • Over/Under: 47.5
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET

Angle: Georgia State is not the typical team from the Sun Belt you would expect to challenge an SEC team. The Panthers have been a doormat to Appalachian State and Troy for several years, but now have the reunited duo of head coach Shawn Elliott and offensive coordinator Brad Glenn.

Those names should make you excited, unless you’re a fan of Michigan, the team they schemed to beat more than 10 years ago.

Elliott and Glenn have senior quarterback Dan Ellington and 10 of his top 11 targets back from 2018. The Georgia State stats aren’t pretty, but this air attack was 43rd in passing downs efficiency and 19th in third-and-long success rate. Quarterback to wide receiver continuity will play a big factor in the Panthers’ success against a depleted Tennessee secondary.

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