5 CFB Games In Week 3 To Bet On From Using Historical Data

  • Learning trends such as against the spread (ATS) or straight-up (SU) details is crucial.
  • These data points can lead bettors to information they were unaware of, making wagers easier.
  • They aren’t a telling of what is to come but can give bettors a great projected outlook.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When bettors look into college football lines, many are quick to lay their money down without any research. Often times, bettors will use a gut instinct or simply wager on the side of their favorite team.

However, bettors at online sportsbooks in the USA should always have a plan in mind when betting on college football, or any other sport for that matter. Though historical data on college sports isn’t always cut and dry, accumulating a few details regarding the teams in question can help lead bettors to one side of the line easier.

Pittsburgh Panthers @ #13 Penn State Nittany Lions – 12 p.m. EST – ABC

  • Spread: PSU -17.5
  • Moneyline: PITT (+635) vs. PSU (-850)
  • Point Total: 53

Pitt is 1-6-1 ATS in last eight games against Big 10 teams.
The under has hit in the last six games played by Pittsburgh.
Four of the last six games played on Saturday for Penn State have resulted in the under hitting.
During September, Penn State is 5-0 ATS over their last five games and 5-0 SU in games played on Week 3.
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU against Penn State in the last seven meetings.
Penn State is 23-5-1 ATS after a victory in last 29 games.

What the Trends Say: Add Penn State moneyline (-850) to a parlay, and consider taking the Penn State -17.5

Stanford Cardinal @ #17 Central Florida Knights – 3:30 p.m. EST – ESPN

  • Spread: UCF -9
  • Moneyline: STAN (+270) vs. UCF (-325)
  • Point Total: 59

Stanford has hit the over in 14 of 17 games since 2015 when facing a top-25 opponent.
The over has also hit for Stanford in five of last seven games on the road.
UCF is keen on the under, which has hit in nine of the last twelve games.
UCF has won 16 games in a row at home.
When being an underdog of a touchdown or more, Davis Shaw (Stanford) is 7-1 ATS.
Stanford is 9-1 SU in last ten games played during Week 3.

What the Trends Say: Consider the under, bet Stanford with points (+9) or on moneyline (+270).

Arizona State Sun Devils @ #18 Michigan State Spartans – 4 p.m. EST – FOX

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  • Spread: MSU -14.5
  • Moneyline: ASU (+535) vs. MSU (-700)
  • Point Total: 42.5

Both teams are 1-5 ATS in their last six games.
The under has hit in five of the last six ASU games as well as nine of the last ten MSU games.
Arizona State is 7-2 ATS in last nine games against the Big 10.
Michigan State is 2-10 in last twelve games against the Pac 12.
MSU is 2-5 ATS in last seven games as the favorite.
ASU is 3-1 ATS in last four games as a road underdog

What the Trends Say: Bet Arizona State +14.5 and under 42.5 points.

#9 Florida Gators @ Kentucky Wildcats – 7 p.m. EST - ESPN

  • Spread: UF -8.5
  • Moneyline: UF (-325) vs. UK (+270)
  • Point Total: 48

The over has hit in seven of Florida’s last ten games.
The over has hit in all five of Kentucky’s last games.
Both teams are 5-0 SU in their last five regular-season games.
Kentucky is 0-12 in the last dozen games against Florida in Lexington.
Florida is 19-1 SU against Kentucky over the last 20 games.

What the Trends Say: Take the UF moneyline (-325), and parlay UF (-8.5) with the over (48).

#1 Clemson Tigers @ Syracuse Orange – 7:30 p.m. EST – ABC

  • Spread: CLEM -28
  • Moneyline: CLEM (-2800) vs. Syracuse (+1650)
  • Point Total: 64.5

Clemson is 7-1 ATS in last eight games against in-conference opponents.
Syracuse has won their last five games against in-conference opponents.
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in last five contests against Syracuse.
Syracuse is 10-5 ATS in last 15 games when playing as the underdog.
When favored by more than 21 points, Clemson is 1-3 ATS in last four games.
The under has hit in Clemson-Syracuse games six of the last seven games.

What the Trends Say: Bet Syracuse +28 and under 64.5 points.