Yes, it’s still very early in the season and things can change dramatically from week to week, but you have to say that some of the early favorites to win a National Championship look more than a little vulnerable. The perfect example of that is Alabama, who needed a late, late FG to get past Texas in what was admittedly a rather hostile environment. On the flipside, the defending champion Georgia Bulldogs might actually look a little better than they were last season, which is a scary prospect for anyone set to go up against them in the coming weeks. We are not planning on looking too far ahead at this point, so let’s stick to the upcoming games in Week 3 to see if we can track down some winning NCAAF Betting picks. For the purposes of this piece, we are focusing on the O/U, so let’s get to it.
NCAAF Week 3 O/U Betting Picks | 2022 College Football Analysis
Charlotte 49ers Vs Georgia State Panthers (U60)
Something has to give here, as both of these teams are desperate to get their first win of the season after going a combined 0-5 SU to start. Georgia State is a pretty firm favorite on home field, but we are concerned with the point total here, which is set at a rather lofty 60 points. 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two teams have gone UNDER, and while that in itself might be enough to get you wagering that way, there is even more convincing evidence to suggest that the UNDER is the way to go. The Panthers have seen the UNDER hit in each of their last 4 home games as well as in their last 4 against a team with a losing record.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Vs LSU Tigers (U53 ½)
We all love a great SEC matchup, which is exactly what we are getting here. Mississippi State is out to a fast start to the season, winning their opening 2 games, while the LSU Tigers are sitting at 1-1 and in need of a win to keep their season on the rails. While I don’t necessarily think that this will dissolve into a defensive struggle, I do think that the Tigers are going to try and tighten things up at home in an effort to get that much-needed win. The Bulldogs have seen 4 of their last 5 games played in the month of September fall UNDER the point total, which plays into what I am saying about this matchup being a tight affair.
South Alabama Jaguars Vs UCLA Bruins (O59 ½)
Both of these teams come into Week 3 on a bit of a high after winning their opening 2 games of the season. I think it’s safe to say, though, that the Jaguars are going to see their perfect start to the 2022 season come to an end this weekend with a very tough trip to face the UCLA Bruins on the cards. The question here is whether these two teams can combine to take the point total OVER, which I believe they will. The South Alabama Jaguars have seen the OVER hit in their last 4 games following an ATS win, while the OVER has hit in 7 of the last 9 that UCLA has played against a team with a winning record.