College football picks against the unfold: Bruce Feldman’s Week 3 picks

I went 5-6 against the unfold final week, dropping me to 1 underneath .500 against the line for the season.

The good: selecting Tennessee to cowl at Pitt. The unhealthy: selecting Alabama to rout Texas. The ugly: selecting A&M to thump App State.

Here are this week’s guesses.

(All level spreads come from BetMGM, click on right here for reside odds, all kickoff occasions Eastern.)

Florida State (-3) at Louisville, Friday, 7:30 pm (ESPN)

The Seminoles had an off week to re-focus after a pleasant highway win over LSU and get ready to deal with a good higher runner than Jayden Daniels in Malik Cunningham. Expect FSU to present Louisville sufficient issues with Jared Verse and Co. getting numerous strain.

FSU 27, Louisville 24

Pick: Florida State -3

No. 1 Georgia (-24.5) at South Carolina, Noon (ESPN)

This is an enormous quantity for an SEC staff to cowl on the highway. Spencer Rattler is off to a shaky begin (2 TDs, 3 INTs). My hunch is that he’ll make just a few performs and the Gamecocks’ protection will maintain it kinda shut.

Georgia 34, South Carolina 14

Pick: South Carolina +24.5

No. 6 Oklahoma (-10.5) at Nebraska, Noon (Fox)

I count on the Huskers to reply nicely to the teaching change. Mickey Joseph will carry somewhat extra group, and a few of the strain round the program could have been subtle. It would not shock me if the Huskers pulled the upset outright.

Oklahoma 35, Nebraska 34

Pick: Nebraska +10.5

No. 12 BYU at No. 25 Oregon (-3.5), 3:30 p.m. (Fox)

The Cougars seemed good against Baylor and might deal with a troublesome highway setting. I believe the Ducks are nonetheless figuring out the kinks and looking for an id.

BYU 35, Oregon 30

Pick: BYU +3.5

No. 22 Penn State (-3) at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

The Tigers have sufficient athletes who can actually run to decelerate the Nittany Lions’ spectacular secure of younger backs, however I believe defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and a superb PSU secondary will trigger just a few large errors from Auburn quarterback TJ Finley, who has one landing cross and three picks to date.

Penn State 20, Auburn 13

Pick: Penn State -3

(*3*) State (-2.5) at LSU, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

It’s uncommon to see the Tigers as a house underdog against an unranked staff, however right here we’re. I believe (*3*) State has a extra outlined id proper now than LSU, and I count on Will Rogers to maintain the Tigers on their heels. He’s enjoying with a ton of confidence proper now.

(*3*) State 34, LSU 27

Pick: (*3*) State -2.5

Texas Tech at No. 16 at NC State (-10), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

I like what I’ve seen from younger Texas Tech quarterback Donovan Smith to date, however NC State has a top-15 cross protection. I believe the Wolfpack will give him some complications in a troublesome highway spot for the younger QB.

NC State 31, Texas Tech 24

Pick: Texas Tech +10

No. 11 Michigan State at Washington (-3.5), 7:30 pm (ABC)

This appears like a coming-out get together for Kalen DeBoer. He’s getting it going at Washington. Husky Stadium can get loud, and former Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is enjoying very well on this system. If the Huskies can defend him nicely sufficient, I believe they win an in depth one against a really well-coached and well-balanced staff.

Washington 24, Michigan State 23

Pick: Michigan State +3.5

This week’s upset particular: SMU at Maryland (-3), 7:30 pm (FS1)

Tanner Mordecai appears to be like good to date, and the Terps are somewhat banged up in the secondary. I believe they will miss standout nook Tarheeb Still against the Mustangs so much.

SMU 40, Maryland 35

Pick: SMU +3

(Photo: Stephen Brashear / USA Today)


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