College Football Week 3 Picks: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oregon Ducks
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.
Gambling stats via SBR Forum
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.
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.
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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