College Football Bettors Slamming Week 3 Spreads & Totals, Including Virginia Tech and Ohio State
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It’s the third big Saturday of the college football season, and betting odds are on the fly.
These spreads and totals have moved the most overnight leading up to the early slate.
Virginia Tech @ West Virginia
Move: West Virginia -2.5 to -1.5
A top-15 club in the AP Poll is catching points to an unranked program, but the number’s moving in favor of the road side.
Virginia Tech may not get to +3 after all — the Hokies are down a full point since Friday at DraftKings, while the total’s also seen a slight dip from 50 to 49.5.
Va Tech picked up an upset win over North Carolina in Week 1, then coasted past Middle Tennessee last Saturday. West Virginia, meanwhile, dropped the opener to Maryland, before steamrolling Long Island.
The Hokies (No. 27) and Mountaineers (No. 31) are both lumped outside the top 25 in Collin Wilson’s power ratings.
Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente’s been superb in the underdog role, ripping off seven covers in his last nine attempts.
Boston College @ Temple
Move: 57 to 55.5
Both Boston College and Temple sailed over the total in their respective games last weekend. Bettors this week, however, are dialed in on the under.
The Week 3 total opened at 60 and quickly fell to 57.5 throughout the week. Money didn’t stop there — the number’s crossed 56 and sits 55.5 as of Saturday morning.
Boston College lost star quarterback Phil Jurkovec to a hand injury last week. There’s a good chance he’ll miss the rest of the season.
The Eagles sliced through two cupcakes to open the season in Colgate and UMass. Still, the offense ranks just 82nd in Line Yards and outside the top 40 in Finishing Drives.
Temple, meanwhile, is 80th or worst nationally in both Rush and Passing Success and Havoc, despite already playing lowly Akron.
There’s a reason this number’s plummeting.
Tulsa @ Ohio State
Move: -24 to -25
Early money rolled in on the favorite, but some Tulsa support pushed the number down to -24. Buckeyes coin came flooding in Saturday, dragging the spread back up to -25.
Ohio State’s Ryan Day took the first regular-season loss of his career last Saturday, dropping a nonconference game to Oregon as a 14.5-point favorite.
The Buckeyes, who are currently fifth in Wilson’s power ratings, have covered four straight against AAC opponents and four of the last six in September.
Tulsa, meanwhile, is just 83rd nationally in 247Sports’ Talent Composite Rankings. A defense that’s just 114th in Finishing Drives may struggle to match pace with the Buckeyes’ high-octane offense.
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