College Football Gambling Picks: Week 3

Noah Dunlap
10 min readSep 16, 2022
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Well, well, well, it’s that time of the week again. Time to make some money by doing nothing more than betting on football games this weekend, and here’s to hoping we do better this week than we have so far this season.

Through two weeks, we’re sitting at 13–13–1 on the year, and quite frankly, that just isn’t good enough. We’re managing to break even, but when you’re in this business, the goal is to make money, and that’s something we haven’t managed yet so far.

Now, it’s not all bad, as we’ve been brutalized so far with close games. For instance, this past weekend, five of our seven losses came by a total of seven points, as we got destroyed by a few half point margins, and you’d like to assume the horrible luck can’t continue for much longer, which is why I’m optimistic that we get back on track in Week 3, and we might just pull out an undefeated week at that, so don’t miss out.

With all of that out of the way, let’s dive in, and enjoy the money you’re going to make simply by taking these picks.

And lastly, as always, be sure to thank me later.

  • All lines courtesy of Barstool Sportsbook*

Florida State (-2.5) at Louisville

Who is this Louisville Cardinals team? They opened the year by getting boat raced on the road at Syracuse, and then turned around in Week 2 and pulled off the upset on the road against a decent UCF team, in a game where the Cards defense played outstanding ball.

All of that is a long way of saying that no one has any idea what you’re going to get from this squad week in and week out.

For Florida State, for the first time since the Mike Norvell era started three years ago, they finally look like the kind of team that fans in Tallahassee can be proud of. It started with a easy, cruising win over Duquesne in Week 0, then continued with a tight, but complete, team win against LSU in New Orleans a week later.

FSU QB Jordan Travis has looked much more comfortable this year, and with a full nearly two weeks off to prepare for Louisville and Cards QB Malik Cunningham, this just feels like a game the Seminoles and their defense should be ready for, despite having to hit the road for this matchup.

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Noah Dunlap

Avid Sports Fan. Host of the “Noah’s Ark of Sports” podcast. Ole Miss '20