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College Football Week 3 Picks: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oregon Ducks

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 30, 2016

College Football Week 3 Picks: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oregon Ducks

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    The Tennessee Volunteers are tied for first in the nation with nine turnovers forced this season, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 3 picks Saturday, as they prepare to face the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Volunteers are 28-point road underdogs in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 70 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Tennessee Volunteers

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    The Tennessee Volunteers have won their first two games of the 2013 campaign, including a 52-20 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as 14-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Volunteers are 4-5 straight up and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games versus Pac-12 Conference opponents.

Oregon Ducks

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    The Oregon Ducks have won 21 consecutive home games against unranked opponents by an average of 34 points.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Ducks are 14-2 straight up and 7-8-1 against the spread at Autzen Stadium, with the OVER going 10-5-1 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Tennessee Volunteers, as the Oregon Ducks have failed to cover the number in four of their last five home games with a betting total of 70 or more points.

    College Football Pick: Tennessee Volunteers +28

     

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