College Football Picks 10/3/20 | Chris’ Picks

College Football Picks 10/3/20

Baylor vs West Virginia

Today we start out in the Big 12 with a matchup between Baylor and West Virginia. Baylor comes into this game riding high off there victory last week against Kansas where they put up 47 points, while only allowing 14. West Virginia on the other hand came out looking good against Oklahoma State early but could not stay in the game. However, the opponents play a big part into last week’s results. With Kansas who will be lucky to win more than one game, and Oklahoma State who currently looks like they will be contending for the Big 12 title. With all this said, I’m giving West Virginia the edge in this one, especially considering they are getting 3 points at home.

TCU vs Texas

For the next game on the card we have another early game between TCU and Texas. In Texas’ first 2 games this season they have averaged 7.15 yards/play while only allowing 4.55 yards/play. TCU did not move the ball nearly as good in there first game gaining 5.93 yards/play while allowing 8.29 yards/play. In Texas’ game last week, they struggled at times, but clearly looked like the better team against Texas Tech. I think that Texas will move the ball with ease in this one, and TCU will struggle to stop them. I am taking Texas -11.5 in this game.

Memphis vs SMU

The next game we have is a big-time matchup in the American between Memphis and SMU. For Memphis, this game will come nearly a month after their season opener against Arkansas State on September 5th. I think this will give SMU a huge advantage when it comes to being in game shape. In that opening game for Memphis they were penalized 12 times for a total of 102 yards. Over SMU’s first 3 games they have been penalized an average of 6 times for 51.7 yards. SMU is going to look like the more put together team in this one which is why I am taking them +2.5.

Virginia Tech vs Duke

The next game on today’s card is Virginia Tech taking on Duke. While Duke got the cover in there first game against Notre Dame they have struggled to put points on the board since. One of the biggest differences between these two teams are there ability to move the ball. Virginia Tech has averaged 8.53 yards/play while Duke has only averaged 4.75 yards/play. I was on Virginia Tech last week in their opener and I am laying 10.5 again with them this week.

Auburn vs Georgia

The final game of the day comes between two SEC powerhouses in Auburn and Georgia. In the opening weekend of SEC play last week both of these teams put up impressive wins. Both of these teams have very similar skill sets. Because of this I expect this to be a very close game. A lot of this game will come down to which team makes fewer mental mistakes. Last week Georgia was penalized 12 times for 108 yards while Auburn was only penalized 7 times for 55 yards. My play for this game is Auburn +6.5.

Picks

  • West Virginia +3
  • Texas -11.5
  • SMU +2.5
  • Virginia Tech -10.5
  • Auburn +6.5

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