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BlackJack: Florida State-Syracuse Among Favorite Week 3 College Football Bets

Sep 15, 2018 2:00 AM EDT
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  • BlackJack Fletcher offers his favorite college football Week 3 bets, headlined by Saturday's Florida State-Syracuse matchup (12 p.m. ET).
  • BlackJack is also betting Ohio-Virginia (4:30 p.m.) and Washington-Utah (10 p.m.)

Week 3 of the college football season is upon us now and it is time to find the wins, baby. This week has obviously been somewhat disrupted by the cancellations due to Hurricane Florence, but we still have some nice meat on the bone.

Let’s get after it and bring these wins home, brother.

Florida State (-2.5) at Syracuse

12 p.m. ET

This is an overreaction from the first two weeks of this season. Florida State has not been impressive under new head coach Willie Taggart. Having said that, there is still more talent on that side of the field than the Orange have on theirs.

Additionally, the Seminoles know they cannot drop this game without having an unmitigated disaster on their hands. The line has crept down low enough where I feel confident to pick them.

The pick: FSU -2.5

Ohio at Virginia (-3.5)

4:30 p.m. ET

This isn’t one of the sexier matchups on the board, but it’s one I like. The Bobcats were the preseason MAC favorites and they are going against Virginia, which gave up 237 yards rushing to Indiana in Week 2.

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