College Football Odds, Betting Picks & Previews: Your Week 3 CFB Betting Cheat Sheet (Saturday, Sept. 18)

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Welcome to College Football Week 3.

This is the point in the season where things become real and teams figure out their identities. They figure out who they are. They figure out who they aren’t.

And that information could not be more useful for bettors.

As always, the action starts early, with high-profile matches such as Cincinnati vs. Indiana, Oklahoma vs. Nebraska, and Miami vs. Michigan State taking place in the noon kickoff window.

Then, the action rolls on with games like Alabama vs. Florida and Notre Dame vs. Purdue in the afternoon before Penn State vs. Auburn in a “White Out” game in the evening.

We even get a chance to see Oklahoma vs. Boise State late, along with a 12:30 a.m. ET start time for Hawaii vs. San Jose State.

What more could a college football fan ask for? To celebrate another week on the gridiron, our staff of college football writers attacked this Week 3 slate from every angle.

So, sit back, relax with a nice cup of coffee, and enjoy a full slate of college football.


Every College Football Game We’re Covering on Saturday

Click any of the matchups below to navigate to our betting preview for that game.

College Football Staff Best Bets

Our Top Picks for Saturday

How We’re Betting No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 11 Florida

Our Staff’s Picks for Alabama vs. Florida

Collin Wilson’s Week 3 Betting Card

Collin Wilson’s Week 3 Betting Card

Stuckey’s Top 10 Situational Spots to Bet in Weeks 3 & 4

Stuckey’s Top 10 Lookahead Spots

More Week 3 Betting Content

Week 3 Havoc Ratings

Top Player Prop Picks for Week 3 by Alex Kolodziej

Mike Calabrese’s Week 3 Group of 5 Parlay by Mike Calabrese

Stuckey’s & Collin Wilson’s Favorite Moneyline Underdog Bets by Stuckey & Collin Wilson

Alabama vs. Florida Leads Saturday’s Smartest Week 3 Bets by PJ Walsh

Sources: New from The Action Network’s Brett McMurphy

Brett McMurphy’s 2021 CFB Bowl Projections

Brett McMurphy’s Week 3 AP Top 25 Ballot vs. The Action Network’s Betting Power Ratings by Ryan Collinsworth

2021 College Football Futures

Futures to Watch in Week 3

Week 3 Heisman Trophy Award Power Rankings by CJ Vogel

Betting Tools, Resources & Education

2021 College Football Betting Power Rankings by Collin Wilson

Don’t Buy Into Home Underdog Narratives in College Football by Steve Petrella

Advanced Stats in College Football: What They Are, Where to Find Them by Steve Petrella

2021 College Football Returning Production & Transfer Grades (TARP) for All 130 Division I FBS Teams by Collin Wilson

Advanced Stat Dives & Offseason Betting Research

Chaos Theory: 2007 vs. 2021

Ranking the Top 15 College Football Defensive Coordinators at Creating Havoc by Darin Gardner

The 5 Factors of College Football Betting & Why They Matter by Collin Wilson

What Home-Field Advantage is Worth for Every College Football Team in 2021 by Collin Wilson

Which College Football Team Receives the Biggest Boost from Home-Field Advantage? by Mike Ianniello

Predicting Positive Regression Based on Expected Wins & Pythagorean Expectation by Darin Gardner

How Turnover Luck Could Impact College Football in 2021 by Darin Gardner

How to Bet on College Football

States Where You Can Legally Bet Online on In-State College Athletics

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