Sport College football betting: Three Week 3 underdogs to bet outright
Temple-Rutgers football game postponed to Saturday due to flooding
The remnants of Hurricane Ida have continued to cause damage throughout portions of the United States and impact sports calendars ahead of Labor Day weekend. © Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC SHI Stadium Both the Temple Owls and Rutgers Scarlet Knights football programs confirmed in statements that Thursday's game to be held at Rutgers' SHI Stadium has been postponed to Saturday because of the massive amounts of flooding caused by historic rain in the area on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled at noon on Saturday.
There is nothing I love more than betting on college football underdogs. Taking the points offers less risk, but nailing an underdog to win outright just feels good. On a 7-2 run of betting moneyline underdogs, here’s what I like for Week 3.
Michigan State +6, +195 ML at Miami
Through two weeks, we’re seeing a different Spartans offense compared to last year. In 2020, Michigan State was a one-dimensional passing team with a good run defense. So far, the Spartans are a one-dimensional run team with a good run defense.
Running back Kenneth Walker has five scores and over 300 rushing yards with a 10.7 average per carry. He rushed for 264 yards against Northwestern on just 23 carries.
UCLA is having a blast trolling Ed Orgeron after Saturday’s win
LSU coach Ed Orgeron talked a big game Saturday as his Tigers faced UCLA, but the Bruins are taking full advantage after winning the game. © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports UCLA beat LSU at the Rose Bowl 38-27 on Saturday, a huge win for Chip Kelly’s team. It came after Orgeron was spotted in a viral video humorously trading shots with a UCLA fan prior to the game.Naturally, the Bruins are having a blast taking advantage of that viral video after the win. Their football recruiting account made a video out of it. Geaux Bruins. pic.twitter.
The Hurricanes have faced two tougher opponents in Alabama and Appalachian State but have allowed 150 average rushing yards to opponents, which rank 64th in the country. Facing a vulnerable linebacker unit, we get to see if Walker is the real deal.
The matchup to watch is my favorite go-to: the Spartans' pass rush vs. Miami's offensive line. Michigan State has six total sacks, four of which came against Northwestern. Miami QB D’Eriq King has been sacked six times in two games. Quarterback pressure wasn’t a strength of Michigan State last year, so we’ll see if this defensive line can keep things rolling.
I keep waiting for King to flash that consistent greatness he showed at Houston, but behind this offensive line that allowed 26 sacks last year and looks to be the same this year, I’m not sure we’ll see brilliance this week if Michigan State keeps up the pressure.
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Nevada at Kansas State +2, +105 ML
Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson will miss time after suffering a knee injury against Southern Illinois last week. Why I’m not worried: Kansas State is 112th in passing yards after being ranked 107th last year. Through 1.5 games played, Thompson has thrown zero touchdown passes but two interceptions.
The Wildcats' offense is run-first with RB Deuce Vaughn. He accounts for four of the seven total team scores, while rushing for 244 yards in two games. Nevada allowed 153 rushing yards to Cal and 5.7 yards per rush.
Nevada quarterback Carson Strong is fantastic. I enjoy watching him and expect to see him drafted into the NFL. However, his touchdown splits are a concern. When playing at home: 19 touchdowns. When playing on the road: eight touchdowns. Strong did throw an interception last week at Cal, which could come into play here. K-State has produced nine sacks and intercepted three passes. I’ll take a Wildcats team that is 12-4 straight up at home in the last three seasons, and 7-2 ATS as a home underdog under head coach Jay Norvell.
Northwestern at Duke +3, +130 ML
This could be deja vu for both the Wildcats and the Blue Devils. Northwestern played Michigan State in Week 1 and lost 38-21, giving up 326 rushing yards and 8.8 yards per carry.
Duke suffered a 31-28 loss to the Charlotte 49ers, producing 352 rushing yards and eight yards per rush, but allowing 324 passing yards and an ugly 10.8 yards per completion.
This game is a similar matchup for both in that Northwestern’s loss was against a run-heavy Michigan State team and Duke’s loss was against a pass-heavy Charlotte team. Who wins? Turnovers will be key. The Blue Devils had two fumbles, one at the goal line in their Week 1 loss. If they hold on to the ball, they should win.
Manchester United upset by Aston Villa as Cristiano Ronaldo watches helplessly .
Man United was given one final opportunity to secure a point but blew it.In the 88th-minute, Aston Villa’s Kortney Hause put a header in the net that ultimately proved to be the game-winner. But before the whistles blew, Man United was given one final opportunity to secure a point.