With their last win over the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road, with the score-sheet reading 31-16, the Oklahoma Sooners are now 12-0 Straight-Up (SU) and 9-3 Against-The-Spread (ATS) in their last 12 outings. They meet Tulane Green Wave next on Saturday, and will look to continue their winning run.
Being firm favorites with 34 points, Oklahoma is one of the top College Football picks for Week 3 in the sportsbooks, which is maintained by OddsShark.com. The Sooners have a tally of 9–0 SU and 6–3 ATS in their 9 previous games that they started as favorites with 30 points and over.
At the start of week 3, the Sooners started in the second position in the list of favorites on the board. They were topped by Penn State, who sat on 38.5 points against Georgia State at home. The Sooners were followed by Washington with 33 points against Fresno State at home, Ohio State with 30 points against Army at home, Alabama with 28 points against Colorado State at home and Michigan with 26 points against Air Force at home.
Fresno State emerged as the large dog on the spread last week with their 41-10 loss to Alabama. The latter was the favorite in the match with 42.5 points.
Most top teams in the tournament are in line for easy and unchallenging opponents to start their seasons, with the games being considered relatively easy ones. However, the Clemson Tigers are set to face a tough opponent in the form of the Louisville Cardinals this Saturday. Last week, the Clemson Tigers managed to narrowly defeat the Auburn Tigers with the score-sheet reading 14-6. Clemson Tigers started the game as home favorites by 6 points.
For their game on Saturday against the Louisville Cardinals, they are 3 points behind with the Cardinals starting the game as favorites.
According to the SportsBooks maintained at the OddsShark College Football Database or OddsShark.com, the Louisville Cardinals are 1–6 SU and 2–5 ATS in their seven previous games as underdogs at home.
Florida Gators will next host the Tennessee Volunteers at the SEC East as home favorites by 5.5 points. The two of them will fight it out at the home ground of the Florida Gators to achieve early supremacy in the tournament. The gators have had a completely dominant run in this series for more than a decade now. They are 11–1 SU and 6-4-2 ATS against the Tennessee Volunteers in their last 12 games against each other. However, that single win for the Volunteers came last year when they defeated The Florida Gators 38-28 to bring an end to their 11-game losing run against the Gators.
Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson are the two candidates that have emerged as the favorites on the odds early on, who could go on to win the coveted Heisman Trophy. However, Josh Rosen from the UCLA Bruins Football Team has also emerged as a genuine contender for the trophy off late. In his first two games in the series, he has already managed a whopping nine touchdown passes along with an astonishing 820 passing yards. The UCLA Bruins are slated to meet the Memphis Tigers on the road next, and will start the game as favorites by 2.5 points.